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October 10, 2014
NEW JERSEY is heading to federal court this month in a bid to allow its struggling casinos and racetracks to offer betting on sports events. We wish New Jersey good luck, but most experts feel that the odds are against the state succeeding. States have broad powers to sanction and regulate most kinds of gambling, but a federal law passed in 1992 blocks them from making book on sports events. That is, the law blocks most states. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act provided exemptions for four states that already had laws permitting sports betting - Nevada, Delaware, Oregon and Montana.
SPORTS
October 10, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
LUKE SCHENN laughed. Because, well, there was really nothing else he could do. He was still in a state of disbelief after the Flyers' 6-4 loss to the Devils last night. The only New Jersey goal to which Schenn wasn't either victim or witness was the empty-netter that Mike Cammalleri scored to seal a disheartening home debut. One deflected off his stick past goalie Steve Mason. On another, Mason's line of sight was cut off by Schenn in front. "I'd say some were bad bounces," Schenn said.
NEWS
October 10, 2014 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
Abortion doctor Steven Brigham's decades of disciplinary trouble came to a head Wednesday when the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners yanked his last remaining medical license. The board cited Brigham for doing late-term abortions that began in New Jersey and ended in Maryland, violating the laws of both states. It ordered him to pay a $140,000 penalty and as-yet-unspecified costs of prosecution, even though Brigham revealed that he is in dire financial straits from IRS liens imposed on him for not paying employee taxes.
SPORTS
October 9, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
A HIGH SCHOOL football powerhouse in central New Jersey had the remainder of its season canceled due to alleged bullying by team members. School district officials announced that Sayreville War Memorial High will forfeit its remaining six games while police and the Middlesex County prosecutor's office conducts investigations. The school has won three sectional titles over the past 4 years. Neither the prosecutor nor the school district would comment on the case, but ABC News reported that an unnamed local official said younger players were taunted and intimidated by older players and that the behavior often had "sexual overtones.
NEWS
October 9, 2014 | By Andrew Seidman and Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writers
TRENTON - Hundreds of people from across New Jersey, including Gov. Christie and several of his predecessors, came Tuesday to a memorial service honoring the lives of Cooper University Health System chief executive John P. Sheridan and his wife, Joyce, even as authorities continued to investigate their mysterious deaths. "I can't imagine the pain and the loss the Sheridans feel right now," Christie said. To the Sheridan children, he said: "We're here for you. " John Sheridan, 72, and Joyce Sheridan, 69, a retired history teacher, had four sons and three grandchildren.
NEWS
October 9, 2014 | Inquirer Editorial Board
The Delaware River Port Authority's wayward economic-development money has finally come home. After 16 years, it's a shadow of what it once was - less than a hundredth of the nearly half a billion dollars the bistate agency squandered on stadiums, museums, and other projects unrelated to its bridges and rail line. Nevertheless, the authority voted last week to rededicate a modest but significant $3.7 million to the sort of thing it was supposed to be doing all along, in this case replacing the PATCO tracks on the Ben Franklin Bridge.
NEWS
October 6, 2014 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
The death of a New Jersey preschooler was caused by Enterovirus D68, officials confirmed Saturday. The 4-year-old Hamilton Township boy's case marks the first New Jersey death attributed to the virus, township health officer Jeff Plunkett said. Eli Waller attended preschool at Yardville Elementary School and died at home Sept. 25. Officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have also notified New Jersey that another case of EV-D68 was confirmed in a child living in Middlesex County.
NEWS
October 6, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Rick Short is convinced that red-light cameras are little more than "right-turn-on-red cash cows" for New Jersey municipalities. The self-employed father of four is so sure the devices don't make intersections safer - as proponents insist - he's challenged Cherry Hill officials to "prove me wrong. " And if they can do that, the township resident promises to "stand in the rain or snow for five hours at Route 70 and Springdale Road with a sign" acknowledging the mistake. I interview Short, 47, at a Cherry Hill Starbucks, where he arrives with charts, spreadsheets, and talking points.
NEWS
October 3, 2014 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
Gov. Christie's job approval rating dropped to 46 percent among New Jersey voters, one of his lowest, in a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. At the same time, President Obama's approval rating hit an all-time low in New Jersey of 41 percent among registered voters, according to a Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll also released Wednesday. In both instances, the polls said the drops were driven by declines among women. While 51 percent of men surveyed in the Quinnipiac poll approved of Christie, among women 43 percent approved and 48 percent disapproved.
NEWS
October 3, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
 T ERESA GIUDICE , one of "Real Housewives of New Jersey," was sentenced yesterday to 15 months in prison on conspiracy and bankruptcy charges, while her husband, Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice , got it worse. He was sentenced to 41 months. Together they must pay $414,000 in restitution. The judge said that Teresa will serve her sentence first so that Joe can stay home with the couple's four children. Teresa cried as she apologized in court before her sentencing.
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