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Casino Pier continuing


its recovery from Sandy
JEAN MIKLE @JEANMIKLE
SEASIDE HEIGHTS Luke Bigley had no doubt about
his favorite new attraction at Casino Pier.
Its a regular slide, and then the top under the floor
drops, said Bigley, 9, of Wall, fresh from a ride on Salems Scream...Oh My Cod, a 50-foot slide that features
a free fall drop at the start. Thats the scary part. Your
head gets a little woozy right after that.
Salems Scream was one of two water slides to
open Aug. 10 at Casino Piers Breakwater Beach water

park. The other, Reveres Wild Ride, twists and turns


patrons down a serpentine flume. Also opening was a
wave pool, which features rippling waves that simulate
the oceans movements, along with a waterfall that
spills into the pools eastern end.
The attractions mark significant additions to the water park as Casino Pier continues recovering from the
damage caused by superstorm Sandy.
Its definitely been an improvement, Maria MastoSee PIER, Page 5A

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Breakwater Beach at Casino Pier has added attractions,


including two water slides and a wave pool. More additions
to the Seaside Heights amusements are in the works.

Girls Sweet
16 goal:
$16,000
for charity

Sex
tales:
smear
or proof
of guilt?

JERRY CARINO
CARINOS CORNER
Maggi Brown turns 16 in a few
weeks, and she has the perfect gift in
mind.
A check for $16,000.
The Toms River teen, however,
does not want to pocket the dough. She
wants to give it to the Frances Foundation, a Holmdel-based nonprofit that
helps pediatric cancer patients and their families.
Its a pay-it-forward gesture to the folks who
helped her older sister Caiti, who lost a battle with
bone cancer in 2008.
The Frances Foundation came into our lives and
they helped us out. They kept us smiling as much as
they could, Maggi said. That inspired me to make
other people smile. I want to help them help other
kids.
Her quest, bearing the catchy name Maggipalooza, has raised $10,000 so far. A charity walk Sept. 13
at the Vonage campus in Holmdel should put a dent
in the remainder.
Maggi is a giver, said her mom, Michelle Robinson. She has been for 16 years. She has a lot of love
for everybody.

Menendezs
lawyers: Feds
tainted case
KATHLEEN HOPKINS @KHOPKINSAPP
NEWARK Attorneys for U.S. Sen.
Robert Menendez claim the criminal
grand-jury proceeding against him
and a longtime friend was inappropriately tainted with salacious material
about sexual relationships and extramarital affairs.
But government attorneys insist
the Democratic senators girlfriends,
and those of his married friend, are at
the center of the corruption case
against the pair.
Attorneys for Menendez and Dr. Salomon Melgen are seeking to have the
68-page, 14-count criminal indictment

Caitis story
Caiti Brown was diagnosed with bone cancer in
her left femur in 2004, just as she was entering Toms
River High School North. She endured nine rounds
of chemotherapy, but it spread to her lungs.
Once doctors told her there was nothing they
could do, the family turned to alternative treatment
options. None of it was covered by health insurance,
but the community responded by raising more than
$100,000. A big chunk came from the Frances Foundation, which read about Caiti in the Asbury Park
Press and reached out to help.
In addition to holding a 50/50 raffle that netted
more than $30,000 for Caiti, the foundation arranged
several fun outings for her. One was a trip to a Lakewood BlueClaws game, where she threw out the first
pitch and got to launch T-shirts into the stands with

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