The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

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Articles from August 27, 2012

2 Held, 2 Sought in Kidnap, Assault
PASSAIC -- Two men are in jail and two more are being sought in connection with the bizarre kidnapping of a Paterson man who was found two days after he was forced into a van, police said Sunday.Two suspects, Jesus Matos, 20, of Buffalo, N.Y., and Kelvin German,...
Age 65, 100 Holes? Done
George Allen saw the announcement at Edgewood Country Club inviting golfers of all ages to play 100 holes in a day for charity and he couldn't resist.So the 65-year-old from Park Ridge joined more than a dozen golfers, several young enough to be his...
'Batstock' Shines Light on Night Fliers' Plight
TENAFLY -- Bats have gotten a bad rap, according to Joseph D'Angeli, who has made it his life's work to revamp their image. Most recently, he's also joined the drive to end the decimation of the winged mammals, which fell victim to a fatal fungus.D'Angeli,...
Best to Practice Making, Not Missing, Putts
When you walk onto the practice putting green, do you practice making putts, or practice missing putts? When I observed the players at The Barclays on the putting green, unbelievably, they collectively missed approximately 70 percent of their practice putts.What...
Bombers Set Up for the Stretch
CLEVELAND - After taking part in Sunday afternoon's successful bullpen relay, David Robertson paused in the Yankees clubhouse to check the messages on his cellphone.His wife, Erin, is a week overdue to deliver the couple's first child."I'm about ready...
Burke Shoots for Senior Repeat
Montville's Mike Burke Jr., head pro at Montammy Golf Club in Alpine, will defend his title at the 16th Metropolitan Golf Association Senior Open Championship.Burke, 55, is among more than 160 golfers ages 50 and over competing in the two-day tournament...
Businesses Hope for Ironman's Return
FORT LEE -- Hotels, restaurants, retail stores and transportation providers in the borough bagged about $100,000 in profits from the Ironman U.S. Championship event, according to one of its local organizers.Craig Weinstein, an organizer with the Fort...
Cards Stacking the Deck
There isn't a Pompton Lakes football player or coach who won't gladly acknowledge how vital Nieko Torres was to one of the most successful seasons in the program's history last year.Torres, a freshman at West Virginia, rushed for 1,818 yards and 25 touchdowns...
Christie Style Borrows Page from Giuliani 'Playbook'
As Chris Christie's campaign bus rumbled through the final days of the 2009 gubernatorial primary, a new passenger began bending the candidate's ear with strategic advice on how to run a future Christie administration.Rudolph Giuliani urged Christie...
Chronic Floods, Piecemeal Solutions
In the year since Hurricane Irene ravaged New Jersey and caused the worst flooding in the region in a century, North Jersey towns have pulled debris from rivers to improve flow, elected officials have secured millions in state and federal money to buy...
Conventions No Longer Ready for Prime Time
I DON'T remember the day of the week or the time. It was evening. The living room was filled with my mother's friends fanned around the black-and-white Emerson television. While no one in my family smoked, these people did. There were ashtrays scattered...
Day of Tribute for Man's Bff
WESTWOOD -- Among the hundreds of dogs strolling around Westvale Park on Sunday was Hooch, all 125 pounds of pure American bulldog panting in the heat while his "grandpa" Paul Greco sought out some shade.Hooch lives in a Manhattan apartment with Greco's...
Ethics Kept Blurry in Hackensack Public Life
Just weeks after he was convicted of official misconduct and insurance fraud for interfering with two police investigations involving his then girlfriend, former Hackensack Police Chief Ken Zisa was questioned about another potential conflict of interest.The...
GM Is a Voice of Optimism
NEW YORK - Almost four hours before the first pitch, the general manager sat in a chair along the left-field line. There were other men seated next to him - Terry Collins, Jon Niese, Mike Baxter and Tim Teufel - but only Sandy Alderson was spinning an...
H.S. Coach Building More Than a Program
Spend a few minutes talking with Barry Harris, and it becomes quite clear that the new Dwight Morrow football coach is a man of passion.Passion for the game, of course. But also a passion for Englewood and the city's future.And, most importantly, passion...
In Nick of Time
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- Nick Watney's ball settled into the hole on the 18th green at Bethpage Black. Watney raised both arms into the air, pumped his fist and let out a howl that couldn't be heard over the roar of thousands around him.For Watney, this...
Irene Leaves an Open Wound
Noreen Sweeney was one of the lucky ones when Irene descended on her Rochelle Park neighborhood of low-slung homes along the banks of the Saddle River. Her house survived.But a full year later, she is still surrounded by signs of destruction. She can...
Let It Begin
IT'S NOT the Olympics. No chiseled swimmers or divers. No inspirational runners. But while there is no lighting ceremony, there is a torch: a torch of liberty.Beginning this week through next week, America's two major political parties will hold their...
Mahwah Mall Review a Source of Frustration
MAHWAH -- The pace of hearings on a proposed shopping center at the International Crossroads is frustrating some who are eager for concrete details.The Planning Board's review of the application for the 600,000- square-foot project -- consisting of stores,...
Masters Is Headed to Carolier
One of the big highlights of the 2013 schedule will be the United States Bowling Congress Masters tournament, Feb. 18-24 at Carolier Lanes in North Brunswick.The Masters, a fixture major event, normally is contested during the USBC Open and usually draws...
Mom Honors Lost Son with Gifts for Sick Kids
It sounds simple enough: Get to know as much as you can about a child admitted for cancer treatment at Hackensack University Medical Center's Tomorrows Children's Institute and put together a gift basket designed to lift the patient's spirits.But what...
More Than a Liquid Mixer, Blender Shook Up History
"What is this, 1958? Give the little wife a blender?"Annie is distraught in the 1991 version of "Father of the Bride." Her fiance has given her a blender as a wedding gift and she takes it a symbol of his expectations, a statement about where he expects her...
N.J. Gets Spot Front and Center
Governor Christie, first touted as a presidential contender and then hyped as a potential running mate, has pushed New Jersey into a prominent spot at the Republican convention, giving the local GOP an enthusiasm many said they haven't felt in decades.Christie,...
Non-Profit News
EVENTSThe Crohn's and Colitis Foundation will hold a surf and turf dinner Sept. 5 at Nellie's Place, 9 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick. Seating is limited to 90 people. All proceeds go directly to research to find a cure. $50. Eric, 201-560-2124, e.laporta@hotmail.com.The...
Ojomo Exudes Confidence
EAST RUTHERFORD - Adewale Ojomo is not worried about the competition.As an undrafted defensive end trying to make it to the NFL, the former University of Miami standout just happens to be in a spot where three of the top players at the position in the...
Ready for Takeoff
THE NEXT: FAME IS AT YOUR DOORSTEPThere's no panel of judges sitting through round after round of shoddy auditions on The CW's new singing competition, "The Next: Fame is at Your Doorstep." There are no lines with thousands of wacky personalities and...
Rule Change Aids Small Banks
The federal Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act has prompted several New Jersey community banks to deregister their stock and trim their legal, accounting and administrative costs.The holding companies of Newark's City National Bank, which has a branch...
Salary Cap Pushes out School Chiefs
In the two years since Governor Christie dictated caps on salaries for school superintendents, almost half of the 97 North Jersey districts cut the job's pay -- in one case by $76,000, a Record analysis shows.Only a few superintendents swallowed pay...
Same Old Song from Jet 'O'
EAST RUTHERFORD - Adding insults to injuries. That pretty much summed up the Jets' 17-12 loss to Carolina on Sunday night at MetLife Stadium.The insults came from the home fans, who booed loudly when the Jets settled for a 22-yard Nick Folk field goal...
Same Old Song from Jets 'O'
EAST RUTHERFORD - Adding insults to injuries. That pretty much summed up the first half for the Jets on Sunday night against Carolina.The insults came from the home fans, who booed loudly when the Jets settled for a 22-yard Nick Folk field goal after...
Seniors Key for Knights
A lot of girls at Old Tappan have been waiting for this year to come. Through the years, they've wondered what it would be like to be seniors at Old Tappan. That year finally has arrived.The Golden Knights have a huge senior class and just about all...
Things to Do
To be included in this listing, entries must have a ticket price and a telephone number for public inquiries.TOdayACTIVITIES* Arts & Crafts -- 2 and 3 p.m., Johnson Public Library, 274 Main St., Hackensack. This is a classic crafts program for children...
Tips for Updating Your Hairstyle for the Fall Season
It's back-to-school season, which means picking up kids from football practice, fighting crowds for school supplies and updating your hairstyle for fall.Looking for inspiration? Area salons can help. Here are some of their most popular styles, along...
Warriors Reloaded for a Run
The players and coaches at Waldwick have a rule that they do not talk about the events that transpired last season.But how can you talk about the Warriors without talking about their state tournament run of five straight wins to battle out of the fourth...
Your Views
How to avoid big developmentRegarding "In a bind over United Water site's zoning" (Page L-3, Aug. 23):The New Milford Borough Council and Mayor Ann Subrizi should not be in a quandary over how to assert control over plans to overdevelop the United Water...
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