March 11, 2002
Giant leap possible for Glassboro In 1965, four years prior to Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon, Glassboro High School was built on a lonely stretch of Bowe Boulevard. Since then, Glassboro High has developed into a flourishing environment of gifted students and dedicated faculty. But one thing that hasn't changed in 37 years are the cramped laboratories where Glassboro students are expected to conduct experiments. Tomorrow, every voter in Glassboro will be given an opportunity to bring Glassboro High School into the 21st century.
April 8, 1999 |
Margaret Reed Cannon, 63, a third-generation teacher who taught at Aura School in Elk Township for a quarter of a century, died Tuesday at her Pitman home from cancer. She had been a Pitman resident since 1967. Mrs. Cannon was a teacher-librarian for Aura School in Elk Township for 25 years before retiring in 1997. For much of her career she worked half the day as a librarian, and in the afternoon she was a basic-skills teacher helping children with mathematics. Her mother and grandmother preceded her in the teaching profession.
January 28, 2000 |
Helen B. Rennebaum Kaiser, 95, a retired teacher who came to this area when her father's job was mechanized, died Tuesday at the medical facility of the Rydal Park retirement community in Abington. She taught elementary school for about 22 years in various New Jersey communities, including Williamstown and Haddon Heights. After moving to Abington, she commuted to the Riverton School District for 14 years and taught until her retirement in 1972. Mrs. Kaiser was born in Alton, Ill., where her father was a glassblower until 1914, when mechanization changed his occupation.
June 18, 1986 |
When the President comes to town, crowds of well-wishers carry posters and wave tiny American flags as the band plays "Hail to the Chief. " It doesn't happen spontaneously. A crew of about 20 or 30 White House aides comes to town before the President and arranges the whole thing. Ask Bill Krasting, an art teacher at Glassboro High School, where the President is scheduled to speak at commencement tomorrow On Monday, Krasting was busy supervising a horde of elementary, middle and high school students as they painted posters to welcome President Reagan.
October 14, 2013 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in this region's communities. Yet again, Glassboro is getting its groove back. It's an era of re-reinvention for the Gloucester County borough - once known for the manufacture of its namesake product, then as the sleepy town that hosted a 1960s Cold War summit - as it links itself to the growing reputation of Rowan University. This time, Glassboro is a college town with a difference, as both municipal and university officials are quick to emphasize.
December 9, 2007 |
Senior Justin Breaker was the leading vote-getter as the Tri-County Conference Classic Division's all-star quarterback, but after being charged with raping a 15-year-old girl, the honor is on "hold," said Clearview athletic director Greg Horton, who serves as the conference's vice president. Breaker, 19, was one of three young men accused of taking part in an April 1 gang rape of a Salem County girl in a Pittsgrove apartment, according to the Salem County Prosecutor's Office. Breaker was indicted on Nov. 28, three days before he sparked Glassboro to a 24-7 win over Paulsboro in the South Jersey Group 1 final.
June 28, 1989 |
About 60 Glassboro residents gathered Sunday to discuss events that have barely had enough time to become memories. Three years after President Reagan spoke at Glassboro High School's commencement, borough residents were trading stories about his visit with the kind of nostalgic tone reserved for 10-year reunions. "It was a tremendous feeling having him here," said George Beach Jr., the president of Glassboro's Board of Education. "Anybody can tell you that the president is coming.
January 11, 1987 |
Success is no stranger to Gordie Lockbaum. Whether it has meant hitting a ballcarrier or the books, the 1984 Glassboro High graduate has hit the heights as a scholar and athlete. Lockbaum, 21, was thrown into the national limelight in September 1986 when, as a junior at Holy Cross College in Worcester, Mass., he became the nation's first collegiate football two-way standout in 18 years. And in December, he was named one of five finalists for the prestigious Heisman Trophy.
April 26, 1988 |
Holy Cross star Gordie Lockbaum, who seemed to do everything on the football field except mow it, should see considerably less action with his new team. The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Lockbaum in the ninth round yesterday - as a running back, one of three positions he played in college. Although he will miss his days as the only two-way player in the country, he is not complaining. "I'm very excited," said Lockbaum, a graduate of Glassboro High School. "I think it's a very good situation.
November 13, 1986 |
College football's most curious phenomenon, Gordie Lockbaum, could be reduced to a standard one-way player next season if Holy Cross ever develops the kind of depth coach Mark Duffner seeks. Then again, maybe not. "We haven't looked that far ahead," said Duffner, whose second-ranked Crusaders (9-0) visit No. 8 William & Mary (8-1) Saturday in one of the biggest Division I-AA games of the year. "Right now we're just taking it one game at a time. " For now, however, Lockbaum remains a throwback to a simpler time, when collegians played both offense and defense and never thought anything about it. Lockbaum, a junior from Glassboro, N.J., does all that and more.