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Archive for November 1st, 2008

STATE – Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 2, and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is reminding families to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors at the same time they change their clocks.

Serving as a reminder since 1987, the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program began as a pilot program in St. Louis and Atlanta, and now incorporates more than 6,100 fire departments. “Hundreds of fatalities occur every year when individuals neglect to ensure their smoke detectors have fresh batteries. The habit of changing batteries during this campaign is a simple step that can help save the lives of so many families each year,” says Chief Larry J. Grorud, CFO, MIFireE, and president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

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JERSEY CITY—New Jersey City University honored its most successful team in the history of NCAA team sports—the 2007-08 Gothic Knight women’s bowling team—at a banquet on Oct. 22 at NJCU’s Gilligan Student Union Building. The 2008 team advanced to the Final Four at the National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Championship in April, before finishing third nationally among all Division I, II, and III programs in Omaha, Nebraska.

Nine players, two coaches and one team mentor all received Final Four rings to commemorate their accomplishments, in front of dozens of invited family members, program alumni, staff and administrators.

Led by eighth-year head coach Frank Parisi (Carteret), the three-time Division III National Coach of the Year, and accomplished professional bowler and assistant coach Rusty Thomsen (Morgan), the group became one of only four schools in all divisions to have appeared in every NCAA Championship since it began in 2004.

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Emerald Society Honorees—Jack Casey (left) and Jay Rice (right) of the Union County Emerald Society present plaques to Ann J. Ferguson of Linden and Bobby Jeans of Kenilworth honoring them as Irishwoman and Irishman of the Year at the organization’s 27th annual Pub Night on Oct. 25 at the Kenilworth Veterans Center. (Jim Lowney Photo)

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The Knee Surgery Decision

by Dan Felix, CFT

A study published in a September 2008 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine showed that arthroscopic surgery doesn’t provide any significant benefit for moderate to severe arthritis of the knee. Arthroscopic surgery uses two long probes to re-knit your knee ligament. It does not require the knee to be cut fully open.

Some of my clients are injured, disabled or elderly. Many have some sort of knee inflammation, irritation, or injury. Knee injuries are often enough to change the lifestyle of a person, let alone remove the joy from movements that were once simple and effortless.

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By Diane Norek Harrison

ELIZABETH-Here are great winter memories from reader, Barbara Cook:

“When I was little kid I looked forward to winter because I had a sled. Now all I had to do was find a hill that my mother would let me go on. Her idea of a hill and mine were far apart. I’m thinking Mount Everest and she’s thinking speed bump. If my dad or Uncle John could be talked into it, we’d head over to Wyoming Avenue. That was a fantastic sled hill. I don’t think mom ever did see it or I know that would have been my last trip I took there.

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