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February 2008

Blue Line: More on Sgt. James Nelson who died arresting a suspect Breaking News E-Alert Wednesday, February 20, 2008 Pennsylvania Officer Collapses and Dies A local police department is mourning the loss of one of its own. Susquehanna Township Police say Sergeant James Nelson has died. He collapsed Saturday after arresting a burglary suspect. Sergeant Nelson was a veteran of the air force and served overseas for many years. He received several awards, including the Medal of Heroism in 1989. » Read More Full Story Updates: Read more →

Gloucester City Mayor & Council Caucus Meeting Agenda

Thursday, February 21, 2008 313 Monmouth Street AGENDA Call to Order: Pledge of Allegiance: 3. Roll Call: 4. Sunshine Law: This meeting is being held in conformance with the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act, otherwise known as the "Sunshine Law". It has been legally noticed in accordance with the law and copies have been given to those requesting the same. 5. Public Comment Period: The Governing Body, in accordance with P.L. 2002, c. 80, have adopted the following guidelines relative to the Public Comment Period (PCP) at Caucus, Worksession, Special and Emergency Meetings of the Mayor and Common Council... Read more →

2008 fishing season just weeks away

Spring fishing season right around the corner A glance at the calendar reveals that we are only a week and two days from the first day of March. In addition, there are certain signs that should buoy us up as we wait for the coming spring and summer fishing season. Read more →

Joseph "Joey" Yoroshko IV, age 28, of Mullica Hill, a graduate of Kingsway HS

p>Joseph “Joey” Yoroshko IV, 28 years of Mullica Hill, N.J., died suddenly on February 16, 2008. Joey was a fun-loving, spontaneous guy who was full of smiles and laughter. He was a wheeler and dealer and was known for his bartering ways. Joey had a way of telling stories that made people listen to him; the more he told them, the bigger and better the stories got. Joey loved outdoor activities; from boating and racing in the spring and summer to hunting and snowmobiling in the winter in upstate New York, he enjoyed it all; “Hoods Up.” Joey will be... Read more →


Ewing, NJ…The College of New Jersey women’s lacrosse team will open the 2008 campaign ranked third in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Division III Pre-season Poll. The Lions received 348 votes with one of them being a first-place vote. The defending national champion Diplomats of Franklin & Marshall College are ranked in the top spot with 397 points with 17 first-place votes. Salisbury University is second with 361 votes followed by the Lions. Gettysburg College and Middlebury College round out the top five. The Lions open the season on Saturday, March 8 heading to in-state opponent Fairleigh Dickinson University... Read more →


TCNJ’S KLIMOWICZ TALLIES 1,000th CAREER POINT Ewing, NJ…The College of New Jersey women’s basketball team hosted the Profs of Rowan University in the Lions’ home regular-season finale. The Lions came away with the 74-61 victory to improve to 19-5 overall and 10-2 in the NJAC, while posting their sixth straight victory. Rowan drops to 14-10 overall and 6-6 in the league. With Wednesday’s win, the Lions took the series on the season after collecting the win at Rowan on January 23, 75-50. TCNJ’s junior center Hillary Klimowicz (Scotch Plains, NJ/Scotch Plains-Fanwood) joined the 1,000 point club on Wednesday night after... Read more →

Mt. Ephraim School District Honor Roll

February 20, 2008 Press Release Mary Bray School Distinguished Honors Third Grade Fourth Grade Helen Barrett Emily Calhoun Cassidy Chambers Victoria Milano Amy Guldin Alyssa Marszalek Matthew Marszalek Austin Rampolla Kelsey Vespe Honors: Third Grade Fourth Grade Sarah Beckett Mychaela Bilger Ariana Beebe Courtney Bocchicchio Richard Bonczak Dominick Cipolone Nevada DeFord Kasey Gardner Angel Dougherty Harry Harris Andrew Fehr Elijah Lapp Holly Fitzgerald Meghan McDonough Kelsey Immendorf William Verzilli Valerie LaMarra Haley Woodington Damon Meraz Amanda Murphy Lindsay Musselman Cole Panek Azalea Rosado Nicholas Salamone Michael Snyder Casey Spadea Alexis Staib Georgana Stewart Kaila White Commendable: Third Grade Fourth Grade... Read more →

Doris Batezel, age 87, of Gloucester City; devoted parishioner of St. Mary’s Church

Doris Batezel, on February 20, 2008. Age 87. (nee Sterling) Born and raised in Gloucester City. Loving and devoted wife of 46 years to the late Clifford D. Batezel. Devoted mother of Barbara D. (Ed) Anyzek of Gloucester City, Janet (late Frank) Busch of Gloucester City, Carolyn (late Donald) Masey of Gloucester City, Clifford R. (Patricia) Batezel of Pine Hill, Richard (Liz) Batezel of Collingswood, Raymond (Christine) Batezel of Haddon Twp., and Kimberly (Lou) Morris of Mickleton. Loving grandmother of Sheryl (Barry), Linda (John), Ed, Jr. (Patricia), Michelle (James), Frankie (Tina), David (Beth), Matthew (Cathy), Richie, Brian, Steven, Jennifer, Kelly,... Read more →

Pennsylvania Officer Collapses and Dies

source Courtesy of WHP CBS 21 A local police department is mourning the loss of one of its own. Susquehanna Township Police say Sergeant James Nelson has died. He collapsed Saturday after arresting a burglary suspect. Sergeant Nelson was a veteran of the air force and served overseas for many years. He received several awards, including the Medal of Heroism in 1989. Sergeant Nelson also mentored many young officers on the Susquehanna Township Police Department. Republished with permission from WHP CBS 21 Read more →

Memorial Services February 28th for retired Gloucester City High School Teacher Tom Gurchick

A Memorial service for Thomas W. Gurchick, 65, of Gloucester City will be held Thursday, February 28, from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Etherington Creran Funeral Home, 700 Powell Street, Gloucester City. Mr. Gurchick died suddenly on Friday, February 15th when he lost control of his car and hit a tree near the corner of Morris Street and and Johnson Blvd. when the car he was driving struck a tree at the corner of Morris Street and Johnson Blvd. Tom was a long time and beloved teacher at the Gloucester City Jr. High School, where he taught Science... Read more →

Philadelphia: Brazen attack

source The Special Victims Unit has released a composite sketch of a man wanted for a Feb. 7 knifepoint abduction and rape in Queen Village. The 25-year-old victim told investigators she was walking in the area of Fourth and Kater streets when a man standing on a corner approached her at about 6:15 p.m. “He brandished a knife, forced the victim into a dark blue or black SUV parked on the 300 block of Kater Street. There were threats and a sexual assault occurred,” Capt. John Darby of the Special Victims Unit said at a press conference last Friday.... Read more →

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST Freezing' in a winter wonderland

by Hank F. Miller Jr. Winter lies heavy on Japan. Ski slopes, hot sake, common-pot stews, frosty smiles, rosy cheeks and-at least for those in the highlands or up north-buckets of snow. It's one cozy chapter of chipper romance that all Japanese feel for the four seasons. But-and you can ask my wife Keiko, on this - I am not Mr. Romantic. Especially I have but one desire in this season of chilly delights, and it is not to escape to the slopes or to build a snowman or to munch "mikan =Tangerines" under the"kotatsu = a low table where... Read more →

OrdinanceWill Help Brooklawn's Budget

By Sara Martino NEWS Correspondent An ordinance allowing Brooklawn to make an increase in the 2008 budget was okayed on first reading during the recent Brooklawn Council meeting. The Local Government Cap Law provides that in the preparation of the local budget, a municipality may limit any increase in the budget to 2.5 percent un-less authorized by ordinance to increase it to 3.5 percent over the previous year's final appropriations. Mayor John Soubasis and members of Council, according to the ordinance, find it advisable and necessary to increase the 2008 budget over the previous year in the interest of promoting... Read more →


I just finished reading the letter in last week's Gloucester City News from Owen O'Neil of Westmont, in reference to Furrever Friends Rescue and volunteers. I wholeheartedly agree with Mr. O'Neil's take on what the town of Brooklawn is doing to these people. At least someone out there has a heart and cares for the abandon animals. Now, the town is telling them they are in violation of city ordinances for taking in and caring for stray animals. Who else is going to take the responsibility? Certainly not the owners who tossed these animals out. They are the people who... Read more →

On a 'Sonny' trip to Florida, Ray wouldn't listen

source I was excited about the next evening's hunt because the wind was perfect for me to hunt one of the best fields for hogs. Nothing is a certainty, though. And as bad luck would have it, the wind started shifting while I was in the stand until it was blowing right out of the north. This was blowing my scent right into a big swamp and a huge game trail where the hogs come out. It still was good for the hogs that would come out of the game trail to my right or the east. I could... Read more →

Stockton College Weekly Honor Roll/Upcoming Events*

WEEKLY HONOR ROLL MEN’S BASKETBALL: Jerome Hubbard (Neptune/Neptune) averaged 15.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in two Stockton games last week. Hubbard scored a game-high 20 points and tied his season high with five assists against College of New Jersey WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Kristin Sciarrillo (Edison/Edison) tied her career high with 16 rebounds and also scored eight points in Stockton’s game against College of New Jersey. Sciarrillo also scored nine points in a win over Rutgers-Camden. She registered two blocked shots in each game as well. LATEST RESULTS Men’s Basketball (16-6, 9-3 NJAC) Rutgers-Camden 87, Stockton 74 Stockton 83, College... Read more →

Mt. Ephraim Celebrations Committee Presents....Craft & Classic Car Show

1st Annual Craft and Classic Car Show April 26th 8:00am to 3:00pm Kings Highway Mt. Ephraim, NJ $25 crafter space $35 crafter space if table needed $20 classic car entrance fee-prizes will be awarded Visit For more information: Call Lil 931-3080; Karen 931-9579; Janet 931-1562; Bernice 933-3928 Read more →

Gloucester City High School “Classroom Scene”

By Tish Sarracino The month of February brings many reasons to celebrate. It is the month that recognizes the importance of love, Presidents, and, believe it or not, being halfway through the school year. A number of Gloucester City High School events relate to those three areas. On Friday, February 15, a Valentine's Day dance will be held for students in grades 9 through 12. This semi-formal event will take place in the old gym from 7 to 10 p.m. The cost of admission is $5. Again relating to the topic of love, Mr. Iannetti's English I classes are in... Read more →

Hunting and Fishing: Armchair adventures great for beating weather

source By Jim Casada · The Herald My grandfather used to argue, with considerable validity, that the basic explanation for February being the shortest month of the year was because mean, miserable weather invariably characterized it. Most hunting has come and gone, he would say from the comfort of a rocking chair pulled up close to a wood-burning stove, "and decent fishing won't start for several weeks." Warming to his subject, he would continue, "February is just plain ornery and early March ain't much better." read more Read more →

Diane C. Bongiovanni, of Gloucester City, age 54

On February 18, 2008. (nee Collins) Age 54. Of Gloucester City. Loving and devoted wife of 32 years to John T. Bongiovanni. Devoted mother of Deana (Digger) Anderson, Kristina (Robert) Rust, John T. Bongiovanni, Jr., Nicholas W. (Jennifer) Bongiovanni. Predeceased by her daughter Debbie Lynn Collins. Loving grandmother of Clarissa, Cassandra, Erin, Hailey, Alexander, Courtney, Teresa, Hojey and Brianna. Loving Sister of Danny (Ginny) Collins, Timothy (Alice) Collins, Robert (Linda) Collins, Susan (James) Collins, and Dawn (Mark) Collins and the late Billy Collins (surviving wife Kathy). Also survived by many nieces and nephews; Danny, Jr., Michael, Andrew, Amy, Kristen, Jackie,... Read more →

Philadelphia: Free Milton Street

By Brian Hickey source For the past month, I've been trying to get T. Milton Street Sr. to spare a couple of hours, if not days, to sit down and talk about what his life's been like during these treacherous times. He was staring straight down the judicial barrel at what might be his Last Stand, a Philadelphia-variety Waterloo long in the making, and when you're backed into that proverbial corner, you're apt to bare your fangs and swing your fists. It's a survival instinct, and more so than any other contemporary Philadelphian, T. Milton Street Sr. is a... Read more →

Martin Kinsey, 58, of Haddon Twp., a former college teacher

KINSEY, MARTIN TOWNSEND Age 58, of Haddon Township, died unexpectedly February 1st, at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. A former college teacher with a wide range of intellectual interests, Kinsey struggled most of his adult life with residual effects of a benign brain tumor and its surgical and radiation treatment in 1978. Born in Princeton, NJ, on May 14, 1949, he was a son of Richard Saltonstall Kinsey, also of Haddon Township, and the late Janet Townsend Roberts (Kinsey). He is also survived by his brother David North Kinsey of Princeton, two nephews, and eight first cousins. Kinsey was raised... Read more →

NJ Turnpike Accident; Newark man killed

By BILL DUHART Courier-Post Staff source BELLMAWR - A 40-year-old Newark man was killed Tuesday morning after his Jeep overturned on the New Jersey Turnpike just north of the entrance here, state police said. The victim's name had not been released pending notification of his family, police said. The accident was reported at 4:38 a.m. in the northbound lane. One other vehicle was involved in the wreck, but police said that vehicle, driven by a Maryland man, is not believed to have caused the fatality, trooper Kristin Welch said . read more Read more →

Cecelia E. Reynolds, Clayton High and Middle School Teacher

Cecelia E. Reynolds, 60, of Monroeville, N.J., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 15, 2008, at her home. Born in Woodbury, she was a lifelong resident of Gloucester County. For the past 19 years, she has worked as a permanent substitute teacher in the Clayton High School and Middle School. Cecelia was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Clayton, where she was the eighth grade religious education teacher, served on various church committees, and was a song leader for many years. She was a former Den Mother with the Clayton Cub Scouts and... Read more →

Sports: Headlines for Tuesday*

Future looks bright as Dragons show progress Gloucester County Times - - Woodbury,NJ,USA Combine that with an opening schedule that included Gloucester Catholic, Gloucester, Glassboro, Deptford and Williamstown and a 1-6 start was almost ... See all stories on this topic Cup stays uptown: Cougars top Mounties; both squads prep for ... Montclair Times - Montclair,NJ,USA Following the Montclair Cup, MKA skated to a 5-0 win over West Essex this past Friday and a 5-2 victory against Gloucester Catholic Saturday. ... See all stories on this topic Preview 2008: Breaking down special teams Scarlet Nation, NJ - Feb 17,... Read more →

Vince Dailey, son of former Gloucester City Mayor Succumbs

Vincent Joseph Dailey, the son of former and now deceased Gloucester City Mayor Vincent M. Dailey, succumbed after a long illness on Monday, February 11, 2008. He was residing in Sun City AZ Born on February 16, 1942, Vincent was a long time employee of the Courier Post News Paper in Cherry Hill NJ until his retirement where he and his family moved to Sun City; AZ. Vincent had two children whom one of which is deceased in August of 1993. (Matthew Dailey). Vincent is survived by his wife Geraldine M. (Leap) Dailey, and one son and daughter-in-law Vincent and... Read more →

Earl Bohrer (Monk), 81, of Audubon, Korean War Army Vet

BOHRER, EARL W. SR. 'MONK' On February 17, 2008; of Audubon, NJ; age 81 years. Beloved husband of Louise M. (nee Brooks); Devoted father of Elaine and her husband Herb Betts, Earl Jr. 'Butch' and his wife Joan, and Jodi and her husband Richard Applegate; Dear brother of Mildred Virtue and Wilbur Bohrer; Loving grandfather of 8 and great grandfather of 7. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Bohrer was employed by Magnetic Metals in Camden for over 40 years. He was also a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. Relatives and friends are invited to the Visitation... Read more →

Letters: Wow. Well played, Mr. Gurchick. Well played...

When a major or minor celebrity dies it's on every major and not so major website on the internet, you'll hear about it for months... Did those celebrities really change your life? The other day on ClearysNoteBook the announcement read.........Breaking News...... It has been confirmed that Tom Gurchick, a retired Gloucester City High Teacher was fatally injured on Friday afternoon when he lost control of his car and hit a tree near the corner of Morris Street and Johnson Blvd. Funeral arrangements will be announced as soon as they become available. This man has never acted in a single movie.... Read more →

Robert McNamee, age 47, of Brooklawn, retired volunteer fireman with Bellmawr Park Fire Co.

MCNAMEE, ROBERT P. On February 15, 2008, of Brooklawn, formerly of Bellmawr. Age 47. Beloved son of Bernard and Elaine (nee Guarini). Dear brother of Christine McNamee and Michelle McPoyle (Jack). Loving uncle of Bridgette Heisler, Shawn McPoyle and Matthew McPoyle. Also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Mr. McNamee worked for Pedroni Fuels and was a retired volunteer fireman with Bellmawr Park Volunteer Fire Co. Relatives and friends are invited to the viewing from 7 to 9 pm Wednesday eve and 8:15 to 9:15 am Thursday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 10 am Thursday at... Read more →

Deborah Mangan, 61, of Haddonfield after a long battle with breast cancer

MANGAN, DEBORAH (nee Watt) On Feb. 15, 2008 after a long battle with breast cancer, age 61, a lifelong Haddonfield resident and beloved wife of Thomas J. Also survived by her sister, Susan W. Gowen (Ernest L.) of Olympia Fields, IL, her sisters-in-law, Mary K. Cahill of Lake George, NY and Ann M. Engle (Stephen) of Binghamton, NY, 2 nieces, Maureen A. & Kathryn L. Cahill, 4 nephews, Thomas R. & Daniel S. Engle and Daniel W. (Susanne) & Timothy R. Gowen and 1 great-nephew, Matthew C. Gowen. She was predeceased by her parents George N. & Harriet (nee Widerman)... Read more →

Anne Kennedy , of National Park, worked at Shipyard during WWII

KENNEDY, ANNE M. (nee McGee) of National Park on Feb. 13, 2008. Anne was a loving woman, devoted entirely to her family and brought happiness and strength to all. Anne lived in the Cramer Hill Section of Camden for many years before moving to National Park 35 years ago. As a young girl, Anne worked for Campbell Soup and personally supported WWII efforts at the NY Shipyard, Camden. Helping her father build their family home years ago was a testament to both her physical and emotional strength she possessed. Her family will miss her quick wit, tender loving care and... Read more →

Ethel Mae Finnegan, of Audubon

FINNEGAN, ETHEL MAE nee Leeds, age 84, on February 15, of Hummingbird Rd., Audubon Park. Dearly beloved wife of the late John O. and loving mother of Jacqueline (James) Sickels, NC and Kathleen Finnegan and her fiancee Ramon Ramos of Valleybrook. She is also survived by four grandchildren Louis (Melissa) Gaetjens, Cindi (Joe) Pelletier, Stan Schoenewald, Trish Schoenewald and her fiancee Doug Somers and four great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate a Christian Burial Service Tuesday, February 19, at 11:00 at THE FUNERAL MANOR, 1585 Hider Lane, Gloucester Twp. The viewing will be after 9:00am at THE... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Alumni Appeal

The Gloucester Catholic Alumni Appeal is currently underway. Proceeds from the appeal provide scholarships and financial assistance to GC students. In addition, a bus is leased to provide transportation for the students. Donations may be sent to: Gloucester Catholic Alumni Association, PO Box 596, Gloucester City, NJ 08030. or you can go here to donate online. Read more →

Breaking News: Retired Gloucester City High School teacher dies in auto accident

It has been confirmed that Tom Gurchick, a retired Gloucester City High Teacher was fatally injured on Friday afternoon when he lost control of his car and hit a tree near the corner of Morris Street and Johnson Blvd. Funeral arrangements will be announced as soon as they become available. Read more →


Pomona, NJ…The Ospreys of Richard Stockton College tallied an 83-72 win over The College of New Jersey in NJAC men's basketball action on Saturday. RSC is now 16-6 overall and 9-3 in the league, while TCNJ drops to 6-16 overall and 2-8 in the league. TCNJ had five different players finish in double-digit scoring including sophomore guard Aaron Syvertsen (Midland Park, NJ/Midland Park) who erupted for a career-best 13 points off the bench to best his previous high of only three points. Joining his in double digits was while senior forward Mark Aziz (Hackettstown, NJ/West Morris Central) who added 12... Read more →


New York, NY… The College of New Jersey indoor track and field teams performed well in its final tune-up prior to the conference championship as the Lions competed at the Rider-Lafayette Invitational. The meet, which featured mostly NCAA Division I institutions, was held at the 168th Street Armory in New York City. The Lions will compete at the New Jersey Athletic Conference Championships on Monday, February 25 at the John Bennett Indoor Track Complex in Toms River. TCNJ has dominated the indoor championships as the men’s and women’s teams have each swept all 10 titles since the championship began. Men’s... Read more →

William C. Stefanko Sr. proud owner of Bill's and Eileen's Market in National Park

p>William C. Stefanko Sr. of Woodbury on Feb. 14, 2008. Aged 71 years. Bill was the proud owner of Bill & Eileen¹s Market in National Park. Even after retiring, he still was involved with the bookkeeping for his family business. He enjoyed boating in Maryland, dining out, and the company of his friends and family. He will be remembered as an upbeat, caring man who loved his family. He will be sadly and deeply missed. Beloved husband of the late Eileen (nee Clapper). Devoted father of William C. Stefanko Jr. and his wife, Brenda, and Eileen Aiken and her husband,... Read more →

The Gift of Coaching by Rams Coach Jack Heath

source Gloucester Catholic Cross Country Courtesy of Runners Gazette Magazine Jack Heath, January, 2007 “We’re following in your footsteps. Cause that’s where your footsteps go.” Ian Hunter- “Following in your footsteps” However, one thing I had learned from my coach, Browning Ross is you have to be there for the long haul— a coach must stay through the (mostly) lean and sometimes boom years. But keep coaching no matter what, because you never know. I was in my last year of college at Rowan (then Glassboro State) finishing up my last season of cross country as captain of the team... Read more →


I recently learned that the Borough of Brooklawn is prosecuting a Furrever Friends Rescue and Volunteers (FFRV) organization volunteer for violation of its domestic animal ordinance, specifically for having too many cats in her home. The ordinance limits three animals per residence. FFRV takes in stray, abused and abandoned domestic cats. They are immediately taken to a veterinarian for a complete checkup, and are spayed or neutered. The cats are not permitted outdoors and that stipulation is part of the fostering and adoption agreements. The organization does not have a shelter facility and the animals are fostered in volunteers' homes... Read more →

Anniversary announcements

Howard J. Graber Sr. and Lillian C. (Bocco) Graber of Washington Township are celebrating 50 of marriage. The couple was married Jan. 18, 1958 at Holy Name Roman Catholic church in Camden. Rev. Father Doyle performed the ceremony The couple have been residents of Washington Township for 43 years. Howard, a veteran of the United States Air Force, was a foreman who served over 35 years in the National Boiler Maker's Union retiring in 1995. Lillian is a proud mother and homemaker and is an active member of many women's organizations. They have enjoyed a full life with a large... Read more →

Sports: GCHS over Williamstown, Calzonetti hits critical foul shot*

source Host Gloucester Catholic edged Royal Division champ Williamstown, 39-38, as Mike Calzonetti (15) hit a critical foul shot with 10 seconds left. Buoyed by a 20-9 first quarter and Dontae Johnson's 23 points, Overbrook toppled host Pennsville, 68-57. The Eagles' Ryan Karr posted 26 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Colonial. Junior A. J. Greenwald reached the 1,000-point milestone for his career at West Deptford, finishing a 53-41 win at Haddon Township with 19 points in the game and 1,013 for his career. The Eagles' Charlie McShane (27) poured in seven three-pointers. Paulsboro got a fast start with... Read more →

Bellmawr: “Construction will begin on New Development in 2009”, Mayor Filipek

By Lois Staas NEWS Correspondent Bellmawr Mayor Frank R. Filipek went on record at the January town council meeting, saying, "I am tired of being called names on the phone about garbage stickers on recycling cans. "There is a separate recycling day and you do not have to separate the glass, cans, and paper. Putting your recyclables in the trash costs a lot of money- - 65 dollars a ton," he said. "With recycling we get money back. The new system will be on the new calendar and in the bulletin. "Recycling is the right thing to do. Businesses do... Read more →

Does Your Dog Have Separation Anxiety?

source It's always a nice feeling to have your dog greet you at the door, but some dogs can be a bit excessive about it. Greeting you this way upon your return home is one common separation anxiety symptom. Simply put, separation anxiety is the fear of being left alone. If your dog has it, he is not alone. Animal behaviorists estimate that 10 to 15 percent of dogs exhibit symptoms of separation anxiety, which include: Digging, chewing or scratching at doors or windows in an attempt to escape or reunite with you. Howling, barking and crying in an... Read more →


FBI Philadelphia Media Release Martin C. Carlson, Acting United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced today that Steven A. Voneida, age 24, of Lower Paxton Township, Pennsylvania, was found guilty in the courtroom of United States District Judge Sylvia H. Rambo, of transmitting communication containing a threat to injure. Testimony at the one-day trial revealed that in the early morning hours of April 18, 2007, two days after the shootings at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Vonieda posted a photographic illustration on his personal MySpace page centered upon the Virginia Tech shooter accompanied by a poem... Read more →

Hunting & Fishing: Constitutional Amendment for Hunting & Fishing Headed to Senate Floor

source Monday, February 11th, 2008 Another state constitutional amendment, this one claiming a right to hunt and fish, is on its way to the floor of the state Senate. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bill last week. Sponsor Doug Jackson says nationally such organizations as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are gearing up, financially and politically, to oppose the traditional activities of hunting. Jackson argues that hunting is not just a hobby – it’s part of a heritage that builds character and responsibility… read more Read more →