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December 13, 2013
What's wrong with New Jersey's legislators? They haven't been able to put aside their differences on preserving open space, once a no-brainer in the densely populated state. Democrats in the Senate and Assembly have introduced battling bills, a strategy that's bound to doom both proposals. For the first time in decades, the state is out of money to acquire open space. There isn't a ready source of funds to buy out landowners along the coast, get them out of harm's way, and make room for Shore protection.
SPORTS
December 10, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
Call it White Jersey Weekend. Call it a lesson in the value of perseverance, too. There were five South Jersey championship football games at Rowan and the lower-seeded, white-jersey-wearing team won all five - Cherokee in Group 5, Glassboro in Group 1, Haddonfield in Group 2, Delsea in Group 3, and Shawnee in Group 4. The first four were lopsided with the "visitors" winning by a combined score of 134-9. The last game was a near-classic, as sixth-seeded Shawnee beat top-seeded and two-time defending champion Timber Creek by 31-22 in the nightcap of a long day of football at Richard Wackar Stadium.
NEWS
December 5, 2013 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
MAYS LANDING, N.J. - Democratic challenger Vince Mazzeo was again declared the winner over Republican incumbent John Amodeo as a tense recount of ballots in their Second District Assembly race concluded Tuesday evening. The two finished 39 votes apart, almost exactly where they were a little over two weeks ago when certified totals had Mazzeo up by 40 over Amodeo. Vote totals were 25,166 for Mazzeo and 25,127 for Amodeo after all mail-in and provisional ballots were hand-counted in a courtroom turned boardroom in the historic former courthouse that is now the home of the Atlantic County Board of Elections.
NEWS
December 4, 2013 | By Amy Worden and Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writers
HARRISBURG - The state legislature is dark. Schoolchildren from the Lehigh Valley to the Ohio border have the day off. Across the northern tier and through the center of the state, businesses close and tradesmen vanish. Welcome to the opening day of rifle deer season - Pennsylvania's unofficial state holiday. Pennsylvania is second only to Texas in the number of licensed hunters. The state Game Commission expected most of them - about 750,000 - to be roaming the woods Monday.
NEWS
December 1, 2013 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
Holy Cross running back Jimmy Hickey grew up in Delran, just around the corner from Frank Holmes, the man who would someday be his high school football coach. Friday night, the coach described watching Hickey play youth football. "He was 100 percent adrenaline, always that scrappy player who everybody thought was too small," Holmes said. "But not me, I never thought that. I would tell everyone, 'I'll take him all day.' " In the final game of his high school career, as he's been doing for most of his life, Hickey again proved his coach right.
BUSINESS
November 27, 2013 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Analyst Tony Wible at Janney Capital Markets in Bedminster, N.J., tracks how U.S. advertisers are targeting you to buy their stuff - and how fast that's changing with smartphones and PC video and social-media and tracking data. Here's what he says in a report to clients: Online TV provider Hulu is flashing 80 ads per month at its typical watcher as of October, up from 58 last year and way ahead of YouTube (31) or AOL (26). "This makes Hulu less of a direct competitor to Netflix " and more like cable TV, he adds.
NEWS
November 22, 2013 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
MAYS LANDING, N.J. Assemblyman John Amodeo, who finished on the losing end of a postelection vote count that included 22 hours of acrimonious provisional ballot counting and a trip to a Superior Court judge's courtroom, is not giving up. Amodeo, a three-term Republican incumbent, formally requested a recount Wednesday in the race against Democrat Vincent Mazzeo in New Jersey's Second Legislative District. Mazzeo came out ahead by 40 votes, according to results certified Tuesday by the Atlantic County clerk and Board of Elections.
NEWS
November 20, 2013 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
MAYS LANDING, N.J. Democrat Vincent Mazzeo of Northfield claimed a come-from-behind victory Monday over three-term incumbent Republican John Amodeo in New Jersey's Second District Assembly race after election officials concluded an examination and count of paper ballots that stretched for 22 hours over three days. The Atlantic County Board of Elections opened 115 provisional ballots by hand Monday afternoon, following a judge's order that the ballots, challenged by Republicans over signatures and alleged improper assistance by poll workers, should be counted.
SPORTS
November 12, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
GREEN BAY - The crucial sequence in their 27-13 victory over the Green Bay Packers, the part that the Eagles will try to take with them and build upon, began with 10 minutes and 58 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter yesterday. Replay review ruled Nick Foles had fumbled the ball away on a sack, after Foles initially was deemed down by contact. Green Bay, trailing by two touchdowns, got the ball at the Birds' 13. Despite being forced to resort to third-string quarterback Scott Tolzien, who was brought up from the practice squad earlier in the week, the Packers and their fans were able to kindle a bright flicker of hope against the chilly November breeze.
SPORTS
November 11, 2013 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple coach Fran Dunphy came into the season wondering which of his players would step up and fill the massive void left by the departure of five seniors. On Saturday he started getting some answers as the Owls opened the season at the Palestra with a 78-73 victory over Penn (0-1). "I thought we did a really good job for a large part of the game," Dunphy said. "We got ourselves in a little bit of trouble late in the game, but I think what saved us was our offensive rebounding.
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