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  • Corzine Leaves Hospital, Asks For Forgiveness

    04/30/2007 1:05:46 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 71 replies · 1,661+ views
    WCBS TV ^ | 4/30/07 | CBS/AP
    Just 18 days after suffering numerous serious injuries in an automobile crash, Gov. Jon S. Corzine, D-N.J., was released from Cooper University Hospital Monday and issued an emotional statement to the public. "I understand I set a very poor example for a lot of young people, a lot of people in general," said a teary-eyed Corzine, who was not wearing a seat belt when he was critically injured in an April 12 automobile crash on the Garden State Parkway. "I certainly hope the state will forgive me and I will work very hard to try to set the right kind...
  • Woman Accused Of Punching Cop Over Political Sign

    11/07/2006 9:27:57 AM PST · by Froufrou · 27 replies · 2,239+ views
    Myway News ^ | 11/06/06 | Unknown
    A 69-year-old woman who was charged with assaulting a police officer has turned around and filed a complaint against him for the incident, which stemmed from a political sign she had put up. The incident started last Wednesday when Marion Munk, a ceramics instructor at a community college, said she noticed a handmade political sign she'd left on a street corner near her house was knocked to the ground. Munk said she stopped at the corner, where Public Service Electric & Gas Co. crews were working, to find out why her sign, which was against incumbent Democrats, was down on...
  • Taxes driving people out of Jersey

    09/25/2006 9:37:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 54 replies · 1,458+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 07.30.06 | KARIN PRICE MUELLER
    Some see it as an exodus. Others call it a mass migration. But it's really a financial flight. In interviews with dozens of New Jersey residents, financial advisers and estate planning attorneys, one thing becomes apparent: People are being taxed out of New Jersey. "I've always felt there's a level of taxation where people say, 'Enough is enough,'" said Curtis Dubay, an economist with the Tax Foundation, a Washington, D.C., nonpartisan tax research group. "If any state has pushed the line, it's New Jersey." According to the foundation's 2006 State Business Tax Climate Index, New Jersey has the third highest...
  • Jersey Muslims say their children find more spirituality in Ramadan

    09/25/2006 4:54:12 PM PDT · by Coleus · 54 replies · 796+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 09.23.06 | JEFF DIAMANT
    Wafa Suleiman can still recall the nightly Ramadan rituals of her Middle East youth more than 25 years ago. At each sunset during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a cannon in an Arab part of Jerusa lem would fire to announce the official sunset and inform Muslims that their daily fast could end. "As kids we sat around the table waiting to hear that boom," said Suleiman, now 39, and a resident of Garfield. "It was a thrill listening to that cannon being fired. It was a thrill. It was the big thing for little kids to hear." For...
  • A Smart Shooter?

    09/25/2006 11:42:27 AM PDT · by Dr. Zzyzx · 84 replies · 1,559+ views
    Popular Science ^ | September 2006 | Patrick Di Justo
    A Smart Shooter? Scientists debut a computerized pistol engineered to recognize the grip of its owner By Patrick Di Justo Armed with $2 million in federal grants, researchers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) are close to perfecting the first commercially viable "smart gun." The prototype pistol, unveiled last month, is designed to recognize specific people's grips. When seized by an unauthorized hand—say, that of a child or a criminal—the gun locks its shooting mechanism. The gun relies on Dynamic Grip Recognition, a biometric technology embedded in its handle. Sensors and microprocessors analyze the complex interplay of bones...
  • BLABBERMOUTH; MCG MIGHT BE 'BOOKED' (gay gov's tell-all on Dim corruption grounds for indictment)

    09/25/2006 6:05:07 AM PDT · by Liz · 35 replies · 1,321+ views
    NY POST ^ | September 25, 2006 | JEANE MacINTOSH
    Jim McGreevey may have blabbed too much in his tell-all autobiography - and not just about his sex life......the gay former gov's confessions about NJ's notorious "pay-to-play" politics and his ties to a parade of corrupt power players could get him criminally prosecuted....... Ed Stier, a former federal and New Jersey state prosecutor told The Post..... "McGreevey's book may inadvertently supply enough information - to suggest that an already-closed investigation be reopened or expanded" ....McGreevey describes political patronage as "the coin of the realm" in NJ, a "form of sanctioned bribery" .......citing land deals and board appointments as examples of...
  • N.J. court tells police limits on car searches don't apply to homes

    09/21/2006 3:53:20 PM PDT · by Focault's Pendulum · 156 replies · 5,425+ views
    Star-Ledger Staff ^ | Thursday, September 21, 2006 | BY ROBERT SCHWANEBERG
    In New Jersey, one's home is not one's castle after all. The real castle, it turns out, is the car. The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled 4-3 yesterday that police do not need a reason to ask permission to search someone's home. The same court four years ago issued rules saying police must have a good reason before asking motorists if they can search their cars. Yesterday the court said the rules for cars -- which prohibit police from asking motorists if they can conduct a search unless they have "a reasonable and articulable suspicion" of criminal activity -- are...
  • Poll: New Jersey Senate race remains a tie

    09/21/2006 2:48:37 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 24 replies · 722+ views ^ | 21 September 2006
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate race in New Jersey, which a Republican hasn't won in 34 years, remains virtually tied with less than two months before Election Day, a poll released Wednesday shows. Among likely voters, including those leaning toward a candidate, Republican challenger Tom Kean Jr. holds a 48-45 percent edge over Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez, the Quinnipiac University poll showed. Six percent remain undecided. This survey of 688 likely voters has an error margin of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Among the 1,233 registered voters surveyed, Menendez has a 41-38 percent edge. This survey has an error...
  • N.J. Scraps 2nd Slogan in Less Than Year

    05/07/2006 12:02:59 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 128 replies · 2,154+ views ^ | 5 6 06 | associated press
    TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey: We're Not So Good With Slogans. The state has jettisoned "Come See For Yourself," its second attempt at a tagline in less than a year. It was the product of a statewide contest set up by then-acting Gov. Richard J. Codey last fall, after he rejected a consultant's offering: "We'll Win You Over." State tourism officials said legal issues led them to scrap the latest slogan, explaining that West Virginia and other states previously used "Come See For Yourself." "We are proceeding without the slogan. We will revisit the next steps at the end of...