April 19, 2014 |
New Jersey Assemblyman John Burzichelli says he might introduce a law to change the school-choice program to help "level the playing field" in high school sports. NJSIAA executive director Steve Timko says his organization is on board with the politician's efforts to stop the creation of "super teams. " We don't need better laws. We need better behavior. Burzichelli and Timko can get together and write a new law or come up with an amendment to the existing legislation or work with New Jersey's acting commissioner of education, David Hespe, to try to stop some unscrupulous school officials from exploiting the system in shortsighted pursuit of championship jackets.
December 29, 2013 |
Do you pick your skin until your arms are pitted with scabs? Bite your nails down to bloody nubs? Tear the calluses off your heels until walking is painful? This year, you won a small, bittersweet victory. Your condition made it into the 2013 edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Its name: "excoriation disorder. " With this published acknowledgment of the problem, sufferers may now be eligible for health insurance coverage for the cost of treatment.
October 10, 2013 |
The Flyers had introduced Craig Berube as their new head coach Monday morning with a shower of promises and platitudes about toughness and leadership and accountability. Over his 17 years as an NHL player, Berube had forged a reputation as one of the league's most intimidating enforcers, racking up more than 3,000 penalty minutes in his career, never fearing to drop the gloves and tread on the dark side of his sport. From Ed Snider to Peter Luukko to Paul Holmgren, the organization's power people had framed Berube's promotion as the perfect antidote for a team that had lost its discipline and tenacity.
July 28, 2013
Q : There's a new dog park in our area, and the rules are generally pretty good, as long as people follow them. We have a couple of people who bring in multiple dogs at once, including one person who is being paid to exercise dogs. We don't have a limit on the number of dogs a single person can bring in, but after a couple of incidents, we're thinking about it. What do you think? A : People with multiple dogs, no matter how well-mannered their pets are, simply cannot stay on top of what all their dogs are doing once the animals fan out. That's why many parks have guidelines that address professional dog walkers or people with many dogs of their own. Everyone who takes a pet into an off-leash dog park needs to be responsible for the behavior of that animal, watching to be sure that the dog is neither bully nor victim, and that no one gets hurt.
July 26, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Anthony Weiner said yesterday that he'd traded racy messages with as many as three women since similar sexting forced him out of Congress. As he tried to tamp down questions about his behavior, a poll suggested the new disclosures were taking a toll on his mayoral prospects. Weiner, the former congressman who resigned in 2011 after the first batch of sexts surfaced, is running for New York mayor and had been near the top of most polls of the Democratic primary race until the latest furor over his behavior began this week when gossip website The Dirty posted explicit messages that a woman said she and Weiner sent each other starting in July 2012.
July 26, 2013 |
GlaxoSmithKline chief executive officer Andrew Witty said Wednesday that he and other top leaders at company headquarters in London were unaware of the activity of GSK executives in China accused of using travel agencies to pay off doctors and other health-care providers to increase drug sales. "To see these allegations about people working for GSK is, as we've said, shameful," Witty said in a conference call with reporters, his first public comment since the scandal broke. "For me, personally, they are deeply disappointing," he said.
July 19, 2013 |
TRENTON - In a decision bolstering laws on workplace discrimination, the New Jersey Supreme Court found Wednesday that employers engaging in derogatory or denigrating remarks can be held civilly liable even though no individual may have been directly harmed. The court, in a unanimous ruling, said the state's interest in protecting against workplace discrimination and hostile behavior directed at employees demanded an expansive interpretation of the statute. "We do not suggest that [New Jersey's antidiscrimination law]
July 14, 2013 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: Ever since my boyfriend and I moved in together this year, I have been uncomfortable with the amount of time his friends Jim and Dave spend at our house. They come over anywhere from two to five nights each week , often showing up unannounced. They will say they're just coming over to watch TV and have "a" beer, which usually turns into three, and don't leave till after I've gone to bed. This happens weekdays and weekends, whether or not my boyfriend and I already have plans with each other.
June 28, 2013 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: My friend Z has been dating a guy, S, for a year. The guy doesn't seem to like our group of friends and shows it by being very sullen and withdrawn when we're all together. S also won't show a preference for where we go to dinner, what movie we see, etc., but then he's annoyed with the decision. And when S isn't happy, Z jumps to fix it somehow. They bicker constantly about very minor things. Z is the only unmarried one in our group, and I'm worried she's investing a lot into this relationship because she so badly wants to get married and have kids; she seems to think she's out of time and has to make this work, to the point where she has said firmly that she would marry him if he proposed.
June 23, 2013 |
MIAMI - Two years ago, LeBron James headed into the darkness. No visitors. No television. No daylight. For weeks on end. Such was the devastation of losing to the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 NBA Finals. Now? Now he wants to be alone again. Alone to marinate in the moment, to immerse himself in the total relaxation that only triumph affords. Since the low point of that Miami Heat failure in those 2011 NBA Finals he has been MVP of the 2012 regular season and 2012 NBA Finals, a 2012 London Olympics gold medalist, MVP of the 2013 regular season, and, now, after Thursday's second consecutive NBA championship, MVP of the 2013 Finals.