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Proverbs 3:5

Vol. 3 No. 10 October 2008

Local Expert Shows NJ Parents How

To Get The Most Money For Their
Children’s College Education

ew Jersey parents suffering with finding
ways to pay for their children’s college
education can finally get the solutions to
their college funding problems.
Most families who earn $75,000 or more and
Mr. Newell will own a home assume they are not eligible for finan-
cial aid. However, most families with income over
be conducting $100,000 are actually eligible for some types of
a free one-hour “need based” financial aid. They simply need to
know how to get their fair share.
seminar for According to Newell, there are several easy
things parents can do to substantially increase the
parents of amount of money they get from colleges. For
college bound example, “There are several schools that histori-
cally give better financial aid packages than oth-
high school ers,” says Newell. “If families do proper income
and asset planning before filling out the forms,
juniors and they can increase eligibility by thousands of dol-
Olivia Cunningham (9) of Flanders and Grace Previte (10) of Budd Lake carefully looked over the
prizes on the tricky tray table before making their selection.
seniors at the Newell offers a few simple tips to parents with
following college funding problems. “If a parent has only Fundraiser Organized to Help
half an hour to end their college funding problems,
location: I would suggest the following: Grateful Family
1. Make sure they do not over-value their home all of this the cost of various medical sup-
The Chester on the financial aid forms
By Kathryn Davis

hen Chris and Dawn Roberts plies and the Roberts family found them-
2. Try not to save money in the child’s name as
Public Library it weighs more heavily than the parent’s savings
welcomed their son, Samuel,
into the world four years ago,
selves facing severe financial hardship.
Surprisingly, the family is not eligible
on Thursday, 3. Don’t be afraid to negotiate with a college for their family was complete. They each had for aid from the state. “We don't fit into the
a better financial aid package. a son from a previous marriage, and the criteria for the Catastrophic Illness Fund,”
October 23rd, Newell offers New Jersey parents with college boys were thrilled to have a baby brother. explained Sam's mother, Dawn. “It's a
funding problems a free booklet that explains the Then they discovered that their sweet little catch 22 because the money we make goes
at 7:00 p.m. 9 most common college funding problems and boy was afflicted with cystic fibrosis, and, to our medical expenses, but on paper, it
solutions. Free copies will be distributed at the even more, that Dawn suffered from the looks like we make too much money. So
seminar listed below. disease as well. While the illness effects when you have a sick child and an oil tank
Mr. Newell will be conducting a free one-hour Dawn by forcing her to remain on pancre- to fill, they don't see that.”
seminar for parents of college bound high school atic enzymes because her pancreas no That's where Joe Nicastro and Mary
juniors and seniors at the following location: The longer produces these, her young son is Lalama of Mt. Olive came in. Realizing
Chester Public Library on Thursday, October 23, dependent on several medications with the family was in crisis, Joe and Mary
2008 at 7:00 p.m. new ones being added to his regime all the organized a fundraising event at the hall at
Reservation only! Seating is limited. Reserve time. He needs a lung compression vest, Vasa Park in Budd Lake. The dinner
must undergo daily therapy, and requires included the generous participation of a
your seat today by calling toll free 1-800-928-
regular routine tests and lab work. Add to Continued on page 15


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Classes Begin September 20 Arts

Education Workshops at The Growing Stage

series of four Arts Education run for 45 minutes, and are taught by
workshops will be held by The trained professionals.
Growing Stage, The Children's For registration, rates and additional
Theatre of New Jersey, beginning information, contact Education Director
Saturday, Sept. 20. The workshops, part of Lori B. Lawrence at 973-347-4946 or e-
the Growing Stage's Creative Arts mail her at
Education Program, are geared to students Registration information is also available
in Pre-K through Grade 9 and are held at on-line at
The Palace Theatre, Rte. 183, Netcong, on The Growing Stage, the recipient of the
Saturday mornings. Classes run for 12 2008 prestigious Sara Spencer Artistic
weeks, from Sept. 20 through Dec. 13. (No Achievement Award presented by the
classes are held on Nov. 29.) American Alliance for Theatre &
Four workshops will be held this Fall: Education for sustained and exceptional
Creative Dramatics, geared to students achievement in the field of theatre for
through grade three, offers an introduction young audiences, opens its main stage sea-
to theatre arts through creative games, son this year on Friday, Oct. 3, with the
story dramatization, and improvisation; New Jersey premiere of the musical How I
Performing Arts Workshop, for students in Became a Pirate which runs through Nov.
grades four through eight, teaches the 9. Performance of The Growing Stage pro-
basics of acting; The Actor Speaks, for stu- ductions are Friday evenings at 7:30 pm
dents in grades seven through nine, teach- and Saturdays and Sundays at 4 pm.
es the basics of playwriting and offers stu- Season tickets are on sale now at $38 for
dents the opportunity to hone their acting children and senior citizens and $54 for
skills as they rehearse and prepare to per- adults. Tickets for individual performances
form their original work for family and are $12 for children and seniors and $16
friends at the final class meeting; the for adults. To purchase tickets, please call
Musical Performance Lab, for students in the Box Office at 973-347-4946.
grades four through nine, is designed for For additional information, call the the-
students interested in musical perform- atre at 973-347-4946 or visit on-line at
ance. Classes run for one hour each, with
the exception of pre-school classes which

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Nagorsky Featured on Magazine Cover

wen Nagorsky, before in this publication sen out of many fine ness for 25 years. Her American Society of
interior designer in and says “it is always excit- designs submitted by other work includes all aspects of Interior Designers and
Long Valley, has ing to see my projects pub- interior designers in our interior design for both serves on the board of
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Nagorsky Featured on Magazine Cover

wen Nagorsky, before in this publication sen out of many fine ness for 25 years. Her American Society of
interior designer in and says “it is always excit- designs submitted by other work includes all aspects of Interior Designers and
Long Valley, has ing to see my projects pub- interior designers in our interior design for both serves on the board of
been selected to have her lished and even more excit- state.” commercial and residential directors for the NJ chapter.
client's recently completed ing to be highlighted on the Nagorsky is the owner spaces throughout the met- Her work can be viewed by
master bath renovation fea- cover. It is a great honor of Directions In Design, ropolitan area. She is a visiting www.directionsin-
tured on the cover of the that my work has been cho- Inc. and has been in busi- professional member of the
August/September 2008
issue of Design NJ, a pre-
mier publication that show- Celebrating Our One Year Anniversary
cases NJ designers and
their work. Two other
bathroom projects
Nagorsky completed for The Black River News is
published once a month by MJ Media, LLC. Where Else Can You Go For A Haircut & A Laugh!
the same client are also dis- Our office is located at
played in the magazine. 5 Vista Drive, Flanders, NJ07836
Nagorsky's work has 973-252-9889 • 973-768-1815 Fall Back For Fall!
been featured several times The Black River News is ALL SENIOR CITIZENS
a 100% Mailed Newspaper circulating to all homes
and businesses located in Chester and Long Valley. $2.00 OFF ALL HAIRCUTS
Send us your photos, Total circulation is 8,893
press releases and Next Issue Date: October 8th VALID MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY ONLY! EXPIRES 10/31/08
upcoming events and Deadline: October 3rd
we’ll publish them
in our next issue.
To reach us by email
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Email us at The views and opinions any syndicated column in this paper, do not
Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm • Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm reflect the views and opinions of The Black River News. We are not
responsible for typographical errors. 75 Main Street, Chester • 908-879-HAIR (4247)
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What is Boot Camp Challenge? Located in Valley Music Center

62 E. Mill Rd. • Long Valley
oot Camp Challenge is a group per- Boot Camp Challenge is located at
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vides you with individualized 206, The Mall at 206 in Flanders. There The Paul Green
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School of Rock
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Wednesday and Friday from 7 am - 8 am
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Califon Restaurant Delighting Diners Since 1985

By Kathryn Davis decided to prepare several smaller portions

tatistically, the restaurant business is so that I could sample a variety of offerings
risky, with a high percentage failing. from the menu. This was quite helpful
According to an analysis in the since the menu and list of specials was so
August 2005 issue of the Cornell Hotel and intriguing, making a choice would have
Restaurant Administration Quarterly, the been a real challenge. With our drinks, an
total failure rate is about 60%. So how has attentive and courteous server brought a
Tony's Bistro in Califon managed to stay in basket of fresh-baked crusty bread and
business, and do so successfully, for nearly warm garlic knots.
a quarter of a century? That's easy. It's their My friend and I were started out with
uncompromising quality. Tony's continues three appetizers. The antipasto, slices of
to prove itself again and again as one of the ripe tomatoes topped with fresh mozzarel-
finest dining establishments in the area. la and roasted red peppers, dotted with
Tony Kucevic, owner and head chef of black olives, and served on a bed of let-
Tony's Bistro, has been creating magic in tuce, was a nice beginning. The ceasar
his kitchen since the restaurant opened in salad, crisp romaine with a light dressing
1985. A graduate of both culinary college and crouton chunks, was another good
and Fordham University, Tony worked beginning. The Coconut Shrimp, however,
with New York chefs at Vesuvio's in the was the real standout. Served with a deli-
1970's. Moving to Califon in 1976, he cious honey-mustard dipping sauce, the
opened a pizzeria on Route 513, and later large, tender shrimp had a sweet, crisp Tony's Bistro is a family affair. Pictured here are Teri Haus, server, Sally Graham, general manag-
opened the Bistro. coating, and were quick to disappear. er, and owner/head chef Tony Kucevic with three of his four daughters, Samantha (12), Rebecca
Having heard about Tony's from Next to arrive at our table were two (15), and Ashley (9), who enjoy helping out at the restaurant.
friends, I was curious to discover what had pasta dishes. The first, Spinach Ravioli
earned it accolades from so many loyal with Marsala Sauce, is often offered as a tered it, but Tony's was rich, creamy, and arrived, we found ourselves sampling from
patrons. I arrived with a friend on a week- special. Having had marsala sauce pre- just incredible. Both pasta dishes were three different plates. The Eggplant
end evening and found the entrance on the pared incorrectly in other establishments, I topped with fresh basil, which comes from Rollatini, generously rolled with cheese
side of the building with ample parking. am always reticent. Here, however, I found the garden just outside. Tony is proud of and drenched in a delectable tomato sauce,
Inside, we strolled past a bar on the left the sauce to be perfect, perhaps the best I his herb garden, telling me later in the was a choice I would certainly make on a
with a partition that lends privacy to din- have ever had. Beneath it, the pasta was evening that all the herbs he uses are future visit. The Flounder Piccati was
ers. The restaurant is divided into three cooked tender, each ravioli was topped grown fresh on the premises. Since my lightly fried, moist and flaky with a crisp
main sections, and has a softlit, cozy with large mushroom slices, and the friend and I both realized we would be coating, presented with lemon slices, and
atmosphere. We were greeted almost spinach/cheese filling was superb. The sampling additional dishes, we forced our- placed beneath a light, tangy sauce with
immediately by a friendly hostess and seat- other pasta dish was Rigatoni in Vodka selves to eat only a portion of the pastas, capers. What my friend and I were most
ed at a table dressed with white linens. Sauce. What can be said about a good not an easy task. impressed with, though, was the Chicken
Knowing I was writing an article, Tony vodka sauce? Not all restaurants have mas- When our main entrée selections Continued on page 12

Specializing in Pasta, Veal,
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Chester Library Summer Reading

Over 400 children enjoyed Summer Reading Club enter-
tainment at the Chester Library. All programs were spon-
sored by the Friends of The Chester Library.(all photos
taken by Dana Pryor)

Ava and Owen Curry decide to wear their bug creations as hats. Lia Brodrick is making a spider with help from Studio U. Remy Porfido hugs a snuggly bug.
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Washington Township’s Annual

Pumpkin Painting

ou are invited to attend Pumpkin October 27 at the Long Valley Middle
Painting Party sponsored by School South Cafeteria, 51 West Mill
Washington Township Recreation Road; Long Valley from 3:45 – 5 PM.
and Long Valley Girl Scouts and Scout Children in school grades PreK-5th are
Leader / Art Teacher Cindy Clark. This invited, the cost is $5.00 per child.
annual fun event is supported by donation All children should bring a shirt or
of Pumpkins by Ort Farm. To register you cover all to protect their clothing. Address It’s Back To School Time!
may go online at Or your check to Washington Township
visit the Washington Township Recreation Recreation. Then send it to WT Send your child back to school
Office at 50 Rock Road, Long Valley. Recreation, 50 Rock Rd., Long Valley, NJ
Hurry and register for fun, face painting, 07853. The final day to register is October
with a new look from
pizza, and treats. The date is Monday, 22. Salon Sophisticates!
Chester Library Youth Programs
Children’s Special

he Young Adult ing the dinner. If students 10:30. Registration will be

$5.00 OFF
Club(YAC) of the are interested they should 1 week prior to each story-
Chester Library will attend this first meeting. time and is open to those
meet on "Read Your Animal with a valid Chester
Thursday,September 25th Tales" will be the theme for Library card.Storytime Any Child’s
from 4-5pm. YAC is open the fall storytime. Children includes songs, games, Haircut
to Chester students in who are able to sit quietly snacks and a craft. New Clients /Welcome Back Clients
Only. Valid Tues.-Thurs. Only. With
grades 6 and up. Those and enjoy stories may bring selected stylists. Expires 10/5/08.
attending will select the their favorite stuffed animal Send us your photos,
mystery and characters for to hear the stories with press releases and
our annual mystery dinner them. A surprise live ani- upcoming events and Located In the Chester
to be held Friday evening mal,who loves to hear sto-
we’ll publish them Spring Mall
November 7th. This will be ries, will be joining the
a night of food, friends, group on Oct. 7th & 8th. in our next issue. Route 206 • Chester
and "murder". Participants Storytime will begin on Email us at
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Fundraiser Planned...
Continued from front page regard to finding an effective
cure every day,'' Dawn said. treatment plan for his particu-
“Until then, we must make lar mutations which are:
sure he has all the care we F1052V, I1139V, & Delta
can manage. F508.
“Samuel is a very loving. The latter, Delta F508, he
But, he can also be shy, artic- shares with Dawn who was
ulate, funny and he loves to recently diagnosed at age 43
dance. He is also quite a good through extensive family
singer. He has a lively spirit studies geared toward help-
and personality.'' ing Samuel. In the past year
Foods that we wouldn't Dawn has suffered pancreatic
think twice about ingesting insufficiency, meaning that
can be extremely harmful to enzymes that aid in certain
Samuel. functions of the pancreas and
“Samuel has severe food intestines are not present and
allergies to eggs and peanuts must be replaced. This works
(can be deadly for him) so his with roughly 50% of patients
menu of what he eats is not that are diagnosed in adult-
that broad,'' Dawn said. “He hood, and Dawn is only the
likes cereals, French fries, 67th person in the United
macaroni & cheese and pasta. States where doctors have
“He is also allergic to made the discovery through
chicken, and as for red meat, studies of the child, and life-
it is difficult for him to eat as long maintenance for her dis-
he has a strong gag reflex, I'm ease must be maintained.
told having respiratory issues Samuel and his family are
will cause a problem with currently struggling, now it's
eating. We have him on pro- up to the community at large
tein and calcium drinks/sup- to give them reason for opti-
plements.'' mism.
According to his mother, For more information on
the mutations that Samuel the fund raiser or to purchase
has are very rare, and there is tickets, call Mary Lalama at
on-going research with 973-252-9889.
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Delighting Diners...
Continued from fpage 8 What I found particularly intrigu-
Monterey. The large, tender chicken ing at Tony's was the warm and inviting
breasts were breaded and fried with crisp atmosphere. The main objective of owner
pepperoni, and smothered in a rich, and head chef Tony Kucevic is to make his
creamy monterey jack cheese sauce. While customers happy. If a customer requests a
this dish had been recommended to me by special that is not currently on the menu,
more than one friend, I hadn't expected to they are willing to make that dish on
be as impressed as I was. If you do nothing request. Tony's also does private parties
else in life, I strongly suggest you make it with seating from ten to eighty, and off-site
a point to visit Tony's and order this dish. catering as well.
When it came time for coffee and “We do everything,” Tony
dessert, we were offered one of several explains. “I don't have a catering menu. I
specialty coffees including Italian Coffee tell the customer to come down and we'll
(Sambuca Romana), Vanilla Delight plan the menu together. You tell me about
(liquor 43 and Bailey's Irish Cream), and your guests. We basically create the menu.
Irish (with Tullamore Dew). For dessert, I can do a carving station, whatever you
we were served Homemade Tiramasu and want. I can recommend tents, a florist. We
Canolis. In the past, I have not been partic- have a bakery we work with, Harper's
ularly impressed by Tiramasu, and would Bakery in Hackettown. We also have sev-
not have ordered it by choice. Both my eral catering halls we can rent. We basical-
friend and I were quite surprised at how ly work together as a team. One phone call
delicious this homemade specialty of the does it all.”
house was. Served with dollups of fresh The restaurant also offers a vari-
whipped cream and a splash of chocolate ety of pizzas and is quite family-oriented.
sauce, this was a light and creamy dessert The menu is extensive, offering something
that we savored to the last. The chef later for everybody. Tony's Bistro is located at
confided to me the secret of his personal- 419 Route 513 in Califon. The phone num-
ized recipe, but, alas, I am sworn to secre- ber is (908) 832-5272. Although walk-ins
cy. You'll just have to discover its perfec- are always welcome, reservations are
tion for yourself. accepted. Whether you're looking for a
The other dessert we were served, quiet place for a romantic dinner, a place
Canolis, were also a personalized version to bring the family for pizza or a more sat-
created by Tony. The filling was the light- isfying meal, or someone to cater a special
est I have ever encountered. It was rich event, the food here speaks for itself. If
and creamy with just the right balance of you haven't discovered Tony's yet, you're
sweetness. missing out.
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A Look At WMCHS Boy’s Soccer
By Josh Lashley season at the helm for West Morris and he

he West Morris Central High School has his players working hard on the pitch to
boy’s soccer program had a solid sea- ensure a successful campaign.
son in the fall of 2007, earning 11 “The team has number of goals,’’ Ferreri
victories and a spot in the North II Group III said. “However, we keep those in house and
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The "Biggest Winner" Back to The '50s for A Day

Contest Is Here! By Elsie Walker

ooking to lose 5, or 31st with the final hen I woke up
10, 15 or more weigh in. Weight loss will that day, I could
pounds? Need a lit- be calculated by percent- have sworn it
tle motivation? Well, age of body weight lost was Labor Day weekend
we've got just what you (lbs. divided by original 2008. However, as I
need. weight), so everyone has looked around the parking
During the month of a change to win. lot at the Parsippany
October, Active Weigh The top three winners
Hilton, it sure didn't look
and J. Thomas Jewelers, will be awarded the fol-
lowing: 1st place - a $300 like 2008.
both located at 244 Route
206 in Flanders, are join- gift certificate from J. Bobby soxers passed by
ing forces to bring you Thomas Jewelers, 2nd and an outdoor boutique
"The Biggest Winner place - a $200 gift certifi- had mannequins modeling
Contest". All you need to cate from J. Thomas peasant blouses and poodle
do is get started at Active Jewelers, and 3rd place - skirts. A young teen
Weigh and you will have a $100 gift certificate seemed to be working on a
the opportunity to win from J. Thomas Jewelers. marathon hula-hoop "Surfs Up, where's Annette and Frankie?" That's the message this classic '50s chevy seems to
one of three gift certifi- There's nothing to lose record. I could hear convey to those checking out the cars at Lead East held over Labor Day weekend.
cates from J. Thomas except those extra “Where the Boys Are”
Jewelers. pounds! It's a win, win plaintively sung by a “The African Queen” and found the portal back to a area near or in the parking
The contest will begin situation! Call Active singer performing that “When Worlds Collide” to more innocent time. lot, decorate it nostalgical-
October 1st and 2nd with Weigh at 973-927-9400, Connie Francis standard. A begin. Cars cruised by car- The event was the 26th ly, make it their “hang out”
weigh ins at Active Weigh or J. Thomas Jewelers at large outdoor screen was rying “teens” in their '40s, annual Lead East, other- and welcome other long-
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and end on October 30th your appointment. drive-in double feature, moment seemed to have Biggest '50s party. The But, the event is more
event is run by Appleton than cars. There's sock
Productions, Inc. of Long hops, a prom, oldies bands
Valley (alias Terry Cook and Do Wop groups (this
and Linda Naprstek). The year there were 33 of
“party” dates back to 1983 them). People take a crack
when Cook, a former edi- at crooning popular
tor of Hot Rod magazine favorites like Louis
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& Driver, wanted to throw Wonderful World” (com-
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Greg Hatcher Troop 236 Earns Eagle Rank

For Greg's Eagle Project he started and built a skate even a full mini-ramp to the park. Revelation Skaters is a
park at his church, Valley View Chapel in Long Valley. chapter of Christian Skaters International. For more
He directed over 30 people in building 2 ramps, 2 manu- information see under ministries.
al boxes, and two ledges Valley View Chapel has since Greg appreciates all of the support and assistance he
expanded its skate park plans under the direction of received in this long road to Eagle Scout from his fellow
Jonathan (JR) Russell and has added numerous rails and scouts, friends, family and church family.

Greg Hatcher of Long Valley completed the require-

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Hackettstown Community Band

miling Faces…Going Places pretty much sums it up
for the Hackettstown Community Band this year.
The band performed all over northwestern New
Jersey, from holiday and fire department parades, to con-
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Harlin’s Point of View.... Tom’s Point of View...

The Culture War Comes Roaring Back Why are Democrats afraid of Sarah Palin?
by Harlin Parker by Senator McCain before it was given. by Tom Lotito notion of Planned Parenthood and abor-
So here we are at the beginning of the He knew what would be said. He obvi- The wheels are starting to come off the tion for teens.
2008 election season. Oh sure, it feels as ously wanted those things said. bus for the Democrats. Why are the This has caused the Mainstream News
though the presidential election has been This just won’t do. Democrats and Democrats along with the major news Media to work like journalists and they
going on forever, but it is only now, fol- Liberals have taken issue with the policies media, so afraid of John McCain's VP are busy searching garbage cans looking
lowing the conventions, that both tickets of the current administration, with the pick, Sarah Palin, the Governor of for dirt on the Palin family. The question
are set and the race is truly on. Sitting at positions of the Republican party, those of Alaska? Because Sarah Palin embodies becomes; Why wasn't there any of this
home over the past couple of weeks recov- Senator McCain specifically and with the the heart and soul of Conservatism. She type of scrutiny of Barack Hussein
ering from surgery, I’ve had the pleasure public policy positions taken by those who can galvanize the Conservative base to Obama? Where is the journalistic inves-
of watching 27/7 coverage of both conven- call themselves Conservatives. However, give John McCain the needed support for tigation of real-estate developer, convict-
tions. Sadly, if the conventions are any at no time, not once, did I hear any of the a win a in Nov. She is also pro-life not ed felon, Tony Rezko, and the shady land
guide, the 2008 race isn’t looking pretty. speakers in Denver give even the slightest by word, but by deed. deal in Chicago when he helped the
Let me explain. impression that our opponents were unpa- And you must have read by now, Mrs. Obamas buy their mansion below market
While I’m sure I’m not alone, it some- triotic or immoral. Clearly, those who Palin just had a down syndrome baby at price?
times feels like I’m in a small minority. gathered in St. Paul were the radical hard age 44, setting aside her doctor's warnings Where are the news stories about
I’ve said over and over again that, in our right element of the Republican party. and recommendation of an abortion. It was Obama's relationship with unrepentant ter-
democracy, our opponents are not our ene- It wasn’t that many years ago that also announced that her daughter Bristol, rorist and Pentagon bomber William
mies. In order to ensure a healthy democ- Senator McCain himself denounced this age 17 was pregnant and will marry the Ayers? Who said on 911, "I wish I did
racy, we need healthy political parties radical fringe group of his party. father, a hockey player and HS sweet- more" referring to the pentagon bombings
where opinions and positions can be for- Unfortunately, in the bitter cold calcula- heart, Levi Johnston. he was involved in the 1970's.
mulated, articulated and promoted. We tions of presidential electoral college strat- "Hypocrite", "I hate you, I hate you" Why is Barack Obama is suing the
all must listen to and respect opposing, egy, Senator McCain has veered his "McCain is a liar", " Does John McCain Justice dept to criminalize and keep an
responsible points of view. In the United straight talk express sharp right and into know what he's doing?" This is just a small independent 501(C) (3) organization from
States, we have the two major political the sneering, bellicose rantings of those sample of the hate comments on running TV and radio ads about Barack
parties as well as a number of smaller par- such as Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson, from Liberal Democrat blog- Obama's association with William Ayers?
ties which are generally rather narrowly and Rudy Giuliani. But Senator McCain gers and the mainstream news media. The In case you didn't know it Obama has had
focused. Those smaller parties can, and didn’t stop there. left wing anti-God anti-country and anti- an acquaintance with Ayers for more than
do, offer arguments and positions on In his first “presidential” decision, family Liberal Democrats have become 10 years as community organizer in
issues of public policy which should be Senator McCain has offered up Governor unhinged over McCain's VP choice, Chicago. Obama sought Ayers blessings
heard and taken into account. However, Sarah Palin as the best person available to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Why? when he decided to run for president.
with few exceptions, it is the two major take over as President of the United States Sarah Palin is keeping her newborn Obama knows that it will expose him for
parties wherein those who would lead us, in the event something (G-d forbid) were son Trig and giving him a life. Bristol has the Communist ideology that he embraces
both in the executive and legislative to happen to him. It is nonsense to try to chosen to have her baby, get married to as a vision for America's future.
branches of government, are found. compare Governor Palin’s “experience” her boyfriend, and raise their baby, with Sarah Palin also believes in drilling for
I’m a strong believer in party politics, with Senator Obama’s. Senator Obama the unconditional love and help from new oil offshore and in ANWR. Palin
as long as it is done well. That means, has subjected himself to the will of the Governor Palin and her husband Todd. supports tax cuts, less government intru-
among other things, that positions taken voters. Our democratic process has This raises the question, should Sarah sion, reduced taxes on small businesses,
by members of the opposing parties are shown that actual voters want him as our Palin withdraw from the public arena of strong defense of our nation and will sup-
respected even as they are rebutted. President. But voters don’t get to choose ideas and opinions and wear a scarlet letter port the appointment of conservative
Opposing arguments, well articulated, the Vice President. No, in a quirk of our for practicing family values, because her judges to the supreme court.
allow everyone to listen, having such posi- constitution, that position is not voted daughter became pregnant and did not fol- Governor Palin answers her own phone
tions tested and thus allowing all of us to upon separately. Let’s keep in mind that, low the value system her mother and in the Governor office, drives herself to
make choices based on intelligent (even other than casting a tie breaking vote in the father taught her at home? No. We can and from work, and prepares home cooked
though impassioned) discussion. That’s Senate, the Vice President actually does teach our children abstinence, but it does- meals for her family. Sarah Palin is one of
how it’s supposed to work, that’s how it not have any specific job. n't mean that they will automatically com- us and she's beautiful too!
can work, and that’s how it should work. The Vice President is our “insurance ply with our wishes. Alaska provides 20% of the nations oil
Sadly, in St. Paul, it didn’t work out that policy” in the event something happens to Teenage pregnancy has happened to supply. In 2006 Palin put together a deal
way. the President. Senator Obama has chosen many good and decent families. Of course, to bring natural gas to the Midwest, help-
Although Senator McCain’s accept- Senator Joe Biden, a well respected, this is not the future we had hoped for our ing to stabilize the natural gas market and
ance speech did include statements explic- worldly and very experienced person who children when they are born! But as a God create jobs for the local economy of
itly in line with the idea of respecting everyone agrees is capable of taking over fearing people, we choose life! Alaska.
opposing viewpoints and working in a bi- that office (even if you don’t agree with This display of family values by Gov. The prior administration had shelved
partisan manner to reach solutions, the his views). That just cannot be said for Palin, is in direct conflict with the liberal the project in the name of global warming.
vast majority of the speeches given at the Governor Palin, however much you may establishment media complex dogma. Palin also brought ethics reform to the
Republican convention this week were like her. She’s the “Commander In According to the Liberals this is reason Republican party in Alaska, and has an
anything but intelligent or respectful. Not Chief” of the Alaska National Guard? enough to expel Palin from the VP slot and 80% approval rating.
only were the Republican speechmakers Gimme a break. For goodness sake, send her back to Alaska. Because Mrs. Sarah Palin, is a rising star in the GOP,
disrespectful of opposing parties, they Morris County has more residents than the Palin doesn't embrace liberalism, she has and has more executive experience as
were disrespectful of all of us as citizens entire state of Alaska. Is someone going become the Bain of the modern Liberal Governor, than Barack Obama and Joe
and members of our society. Each speak- to seriously argue that Margaret Democrat party's existence in the midst of Biden combined. What's the difference
er, in his or her own way, made it clear, Nordstrom (county freeholder chair and a presidential campaign. between a pit bull and a soccer mom? The
sometimes with the subtlety of a sledge past mayor of Washington Township) is They are calling Mrs. Palin a hypocrite lipstick!
hammer, that Liberals in this country are ready to be President of the United States? because she espouses "family values" and Sarah Palin told this joke at the con-
unpatriotic and amoral with just one thing Certainly Governor Palin is not. is helping her daughter Bristol, keep and vention. Her speech was a home run hit
in mind; to raise everyone’s taxes. And If you think Senator Obama lacks the raise her baby. These personal decisions out of the park. Sarah Palin is like Ronald
let’s be clear: each speech was approved Continued on page 20 by the Palin family destroys the liberal Continued on page 19
Tell Them You Saw It In The Black River News • September 2008 • Page 19

Afraid of Sarah Palin?

Continued from fpage 18
Reagan, able to use wit and humor on the Mr. Nedd spent his own money last
campaign trail in speeches. Obama and the year and put up signs trying to influence
Democrats are on the defensive, Sarah the Republican primary against Howard
Palin is a brilliant choice by John Popper. Mr. Nedd was also involved in the
McCain, the Liberals worst nightmare. A Ruth McCurdy ethics controversy that cost
conservative woman candidate who will the school board $25,000.
unite the Christian Conservative base This spring in the uncontested
against Obama and the Democrats in Republican and Democrat primary, Mr.
Nov. Nedd took down his Republican oppo-
Locally here in Long Valley, Kevin nent's sign and left it on his door step
Nedd, was elected in 2005 as an with a note saying that Jim Harmon was
Independent fiscal Conservative to the in violation of the campaign laws.
township committee, has now switched Many times, Mr. Nedd was asked on
parties to run as a Trenton style tax-and- these websites about his involvement in
spend Democrat. Giving up his conserva- these controversies, and always replied
tive message, the recent reevaluation of "come to a committee meeting and I will
property tax increases shifted the burden give you an answer". So, a group of civic
on homes at the lower economic end of minded citizens went to a committee meet-
the scale, property taxes went up as much ing and proceeded to ask Mr. Nedd about
as 24% and more in some cases. his involvement with taking down the sign
Mr. Nedd was quoted as saying" these and leaving a note. Mr. Nedd's reply
homeowners were reaping the benefits of was "no comment". As it turns out Mr.
an artificially low rate". Taxes on new Nedd has "no authority to go on someone's
homes on the higher end of the scale actu- property and remove a sign".said the
ally went down. It is fair to conclude that Washington Township zoning officer,
Kevin Nedd believes that high taxes for Virginia Kesper. Not even the zoning offi-
McMansions should be shifted to middle cer has the legal right to take down a sign
income families to make up the differ- and trespass on your property.
ence, here in Long Valley. I was a very enthusiastic supporter of
Mr. Nedd, who attributes his election to Kevin Nedd in 2005, but I am disap-
office from blogging on local message pointed in Mr. Nedd's antics of the last
boards, The, The Daily three years. So, this year I am supporting
Record, and the Observer-Tribune have Jim Harmon For Township Committee.
been embroiled in quite a few political Kevin Nedd won't fool me again! Agree?
controversies. Disagree?

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Helping Shy People Lead Exceptional Lives

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KofC Benefit Dinner

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Michael's Council Hall, Route 46East in planning. Mr. Beinhaker has addressed
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The Culture War...

Continued from fpage 18 With his embrace of the radical right
experience or ability to be our President, wing of his party, and his choice of
then don’t vote for him. However, the pri- Governor Palin, Senator McCain has res-
mary voters do think he has what it takes urrected the divisive, debilitating culture
to be our President and I have every confi- wars. Been there, done that. It wasn’t
dence the majority of voters will feel the fun then, and it won’t be fun, or produc-
same this November. Nobody but Senator tive, now. This country faces many real
McCain has made that choice about issues which need immediate, decisive,
Governor Palin; she who was for the bipartisan action, from the economy to
Bridge to Nowhere before she was against energy self sufficiency, to healthcare.
it. She who reduced funding for special Stoking the passions of the culture wars
needs children (by over 60% !!) before she may help Senator McCain’s election
found herself as the mother of a special chances, as he obviously believes, but it
needs child (now she would like all to won’t do a darn thing about addressing the
know that she’ll be an advocate for special real issues that face us. Nor will it raise
needs children). She who wants to the level of discourse or the level of
impose the teaching of the Christian theo- respect that voters deserve. As far as I’m
cratic idea of creationism as part of the sci- concerned, the straight talk express is a
ence curriculum in our public schools. wreck.
The radical right conservatives might like You can reach Harlin Parker at
her, but mainstream American she ain’t.
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