The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Articles from October 9, 2013

A Timeless War Tale Gets a Modern Reissuing
A butterfly. A hand, reaching out to it. And somewhere, out in the trenches of World War I, a sniper aims his rifle at the reaching hand.Ka-boom! The hand falls limp.The famous climax of the movie "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930) haunted a generation....
Awaiting Answers
SENATE Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, D-Teaneck, asked Port Authority commissioners some pointed questions on Monday. That's good to hear. It's high time someone with "public official" attached to his or her name tried to get to the bottom of the...
Bohus, Heyboer Lead Park Ridge
PARK RIDGE -- When the game got tight and the stakes were highest, Park Ridge loosened up and rose to the occasion, leading to a fantastic finish for the Owls that put them in position to retain an important piece of hardware later in the season.Locked...
Booker, Lonegan Differ over Shutdown
As Cory Booker called for an end to the federal government shutdown on Tuesday, his campaign felt its effects.Vice President Joe Biden canceled a campaign swing through New Jersey with Booker that had been scheduled for Friday. Biden's office said he...
Buono Goes on Attack as Christie Plays It Safe
Democratic state Sen. Barbara Buono tried to provoke Governor Christie on Tuesday night.She depicted him as a callous "supply-side" trickle-down Republican cut from the same cloth as Mitt Romney. She called him a coddler of millionaires. The petite 60-year-old...
Canucks Spoil Return of Devils' Schneider
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- There was no denying that Cory Schneider wanted to beat his former Vancouver Canucks teammates Tuesday night.More than that, though, the Devils goaltender wanted to get his team its first win of the season.Fittingly, it...
Citing Costs, Plastics Maker Increasing Prices
Elmwood Park-based Sealed Air Corp. said Tuesday that it will increase prices for products in its food care and product care divisions by 4 percent to 9 percent as a result of higher costs from petrochemical suppliers in the North American market, costs...
City of Passaic Promotes Six Police, Fire Officers
PASSAIC -- Just two years after a budget crunch forced deep cuts of rank-and-file police and firefighters, the City Council on Tuesday promoted six to supervisory positions.And it's preparing to reinstate a veteran fire captain bumped down a rank last...
Clifton Motivated to Be Its Best
The postgame walk to the bus was quick and quiet. The ride home was somber and silent.More so than any one of Clifton's nine wins this season -- most by shutout -- it was the Mustangs' unexpected 2-1 overtime loss to DePaul on Sept. 26 that generated...
Clifton Residents Inherit Political Debate
CLIFTON -- Voters will decide next month whether municipal elections should be moved from May to November, an issue prompting heated debate between residents and local officials over Clifton's political future.Backers of the switch -- an option Governor...
Cops Bust Drug Market
The Sex Money Murder set of the Bloods street gang ran a thriving drug business near a Paterson street corner, a spot that benefited from easy access to Route 20, law enforcement officials said.Some customers got curbside service, leaving their engines running...
Couple Sue over 'Housewives' Brawl
A Paramus couple are suing three members of the cast of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," stemming from a bloody altercation in March during a salon opening in Ridgewood.The lawsuit, filed on Oct. 2 in Superior Court in Hackensack, lists "Real Housewives...
Courting Calamity
PRESIDENT OBAMA concisely made the point: The now 9-day-old government shutdown is merely an inconvenience compared to the real harm that will afflict the American public if the nation defaults on its debt next week.In a hastily called White House press...
Earthcam Gets Grant for New HQ
Ever wonder what's happening on the Abbey Road crosswalk, scene of the famous Beatles album cover?Or what's going on at Andy Warhol's grave site?Or how busy the historic main street in Prague is?Hackensack-based Earthcam, with its global network of webcams shooting...
Fancy Piece of Equipment Inspires Class to Learn Fast
HASBROUCK HEIGHTS -- It doesn't bother science instructor Brady Trexler that he knows less about the high school's newly acquired electrical engineering equipment than one of his students does.In fact, were it not for Hasbrouck Heights High School senior Jason...
Farewell to Finn
Rest in peace, Finn Hudson.The sweetly naive guy we first met in 2009, when he was a high school football player with a secret fondness for singing, is gone forever. That much will be clear in "The Quarterback" episode of "Glee," airing Thursday night.But...
First Debate in Race for Governor a Jersey Slugfest
Governor Christie and his Democratic challenger, Barbara Buono, played to their strengths in their first televised debate on Tuesday night, repeating what they have said again and again in appearances across the state as the campaign enters its final...
Gay Boxer Can Add Another Milestone
Orlando Cruz made boxing history a year ago by becoming the first active fighter to come out of the closet.Cruz's courageous announcement was widely applauded within the abnormally macho world of boxing. The Puerto Rican featherweight contender considers...
Geno's Timing Is Perfect
Mark Sanchez was on the Jets' sideline Monday night, advising and exhorting Geno Smith in what proved to be the rookie quarterback's best game as a pro in a stunning upset of Atlanta.On Tuesday, he was on an operating table, getting the torn labrum in...
Giants Turn to Jacobs
EAST RUTHERFORD -- Brandon Jacobs stood shirtless in front of his locker, still barrel-chested, still intimidating.He talked about wanting to return to the Giants, to finish what was abruptly severed when the team released him just weeks after Super...
Hal Wants Joe, Cano for 2014
Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner's goal is to field a pennant-contending team in 2014, one with Joe Girardi in the dugout and Robinson Cano in the heart of the lineup.And yet there will be a ceiling to what Cano can expect to get from...
Homeowners' Group Protests Rezoning
MAHWAH - A residents' group filed an appeal of a Superior Court ruling that upheld the rezoning of the International Crossroads site to allow retail development.The appeal was filed Thursday with the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division by an...
In the Kitchen: Soggy Crust? Soupy Filling? Here's the Apple Pie for You
I've tried my hand at quite a few apple pies over the years, and they are tricky little devils. Sometimes the apple filling comes out soupy. Sometimes the crust will crumble when I'm trying to serve up nice, neat wedges.Well, apple slab pie solves those...
Jets Report Card
Rushing offense: A-minusBilal Powell had only 3.2 yards per carry, yet the Jets still rushed for 118 yards at 5.4 yards per try. A big factor in that was a 26-yard run for a first down by Mike Goodson from the Wildcat formation, sparking a touchdown...
Knights Enjoying Milestone Season
Bergen Tech hit a milestone when it pulled down the fourth seed in the Bergen County boys soccer tournament, which begins with first round games Thursday."That's the highest we have ever been in this tournament," longtime coach Nelson Ramirez said.The...
Macy's Sued over Escalator Accident
PARAMUS -- Macy's failure to properly maintain an antiquated escalator at its store in the Westfield Garden State Plaza mall led to an accident that mangled a 10-year-old Bergenfield girl's foot over the summer, her family alleged in a lawsuit filed...
Moments of Truth
The forgotten man wanted his moment.Nick Folk was nearly invisible for the first 59:57 of the Jets' Monday night game. An afterthought. Doomed to suffer from the same curse shared by every NFL kicker -- anonymity.Then he got his wish.The eyes of 70,246...
Neighbor Tells Jury She Heard Men Arguing
A Cliffside Park woman testified Tuesday that she heard her neighbor arguing loudly with his alleged boyfriend, who is charged with murdering him and dismembering his body nearly three years ago.Nelly Torres testified in state Superior Court in Hackensack...
No Amar'e as Knicks Begin Preseason
GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Amar'e Stoudemire was on the far end of the court, the only player left on the floor as he worked with a trainer on shooting drills.About 100 feet away, Carmelo Anthony stood with his back against the wall and watched for a glimpse...
Open-Air Drug Market Busted
The Sex Money Murder set of the Bloods street gang ran a thriving drug business near a Paterson street corner, a spot that benefited from easy access to Route 20, law enforcement officials said.Some customers got curbside service, leaving their engines running...
Paramus Seeks to Have a Say in Chase for Titles
Paramus knows it probably won't win a title this year; the harsh reality of playing in arguably the toughest league, county and section in the state. But it does want to affect all three title races and has a good chance to over the next week.Paramus,...
'Pillar' of Hackensack Killed
HACKENSACK -- The owner and founder of Some's Uniforms, widely known as a friend of law enforcement and for his contributions to charity and the city, was struck and killed by a car Tuesday night near where he lived, authorities said.Jerome S. Some,...
Police Chief's Power Reduced
CLIFFSIDE PARK -- The Borough Council on Tuesday adopted revisions in the Police Department's rules and regulations -- a move that stripped the borough's top cop of some of his powers and left the state and county police chiefs association vowing to...
Postseason Glance
WILD CARDOct. 1: NL: Pittsburgh 6, Cincinnati 2Oct. 2: AL: Tampa Bay 4, Cleveland 0DIVISION SERIES(Best-of-5; x-if necessary)American LeagueBoston 2, Tampa Bay 1Friday: Boston 12, Tampa Bay 2Saturday: Boston 7, Tampa Bay 4Monday: Tampa Bay 5, Boston...
Preservationists Deem Palisades 'Endangered'
The Palisades and the Cloisters are among the world's endangered cultural sites, threatened by LG Electronics' planned high-rise headquarters in Englewood Cliffs and soaring glass residential towers being built in Fort Lee, according to an international preservation...
River Vale Star Leads Wisconsin
Brittany Ammerman wasted no time making up for lost time.The Wisconsin redshirt junior forward from River Vale hit the ice running last weekend as she contributed three goals and two assists to the sixth-ranked Badgers' two season-opening hockey victories over...
Rules Exist for Bikers Who Ride in Groups
Some of the 5 million people who saw the YouTube video that captured some of last week's tragic motorcycle melee on Manhattan's West Side Highway might be wondering what, if anything, can be done on this side of the Hudson to curb such crashes, chases...
Schneider's Return Gets Vancouver's Attention
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - It was the matchup everyone in Vancouver and many across Canada had been talking about since the day the 2013-14 NHL schedule was announced.Cory Schneider returned to Rogers Arena on Tuesday night for his first game since...
Series Have Been Special
Yankees fans have probably all checked out for 2013, reduced to keeping tabs on Alex Rodriguez's War Against the World or the way Joe Girardi is letting the Steinbrenner family twist in the wind for a couple of more days. Mets fans are swimming in the...
She's an Icon, He's an Icon, Are You an Icon, Too?
I called my mother on Long Island the other day and asked all the usual questions: "How are you feeling?" "Anything new over there?" "What are you making for dinner?"Ten seconds later, after telling me what she always tells me -- "Fine. No. Chicken."...
Sudden Impact
RAMSEY - Charlotte Cathcart knew it was a long shot, but she just wanted to make an attempt to put the ball somewhere within striking distance.Cathcart's decision paid off with the golden goal with 2:11 remaining in the 10-minute sudden death to lift...
Taking Farm Fresh to Another Level
The chefs at Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg weren't satisfied with the colorful heirloom tomatoes coming out of their farms. They loved the full flavor of one purple tomato and the stripes on another. They thought: What would happen if they cross-bred...
Tenafly's Michael Parlamis, Restaurateur, Peace Advocate
Michael Parlamis of Tenafly, an engineer who branched out from building restaurants to owning them, died on Sunday of complications from pulmonary fibrosis. He was 73, and was a leader in the Greek Orthodox community.Mr. Parlamis, a Brooklyn native,...
Troopers Schooled in Muslim Culture
If a police officer pulls over a female driver wearing a veil covering all but her eyes, can he demand that she lift the veil so he can identify her?Before a classroom of state police recruits, Mohammad Ali Chaudry, a Muslim scholar, explained that there's...
Your Views
The real extremists are in the Tea PartyRegarding "The real extremists are the socialists" (Your Views, Oct. 7):I have to take factual exception to the above letter to the editor. Contrary to the writer's claim that the U.S. Constitution was created...
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