David Price coming home?; Two terms for a person, but six for a family?; Mr. Biggs adopted; Tri City HOPE meets goal; Heroin statistics; Mayor’s resignation info wanted; No. 1 rated high school in NJ and why; War not over until you’re over war

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The column that says we’ve heard that prodigal son David Price is coming home from Atlanta in October and he may make an appearance on 92.1 FM.

By Jack Hummel

Radio: 92.1 FM WVLT Saturdays noon to 2 p.m.

Email: jhummel9794@gmail.com

Phone: 856-237-6645

U.S. Army: RA13815980

Google all columns at jackhummelblog

Good evening!

Why is it a person can only serve two terms as president, but a family can serve as many as six terms?

If all the Bushes — including Jeb — had been elected to two terms, isn’t that as bad at FDR getting elected four times, since we’re always stressing family ties?

Why is it Supreme Court justices serve a lifetime and you can elect your good ol’ boy congressman for 60 years, but the executive branch is limited to two terms.

And why aren’t Supreme Court justices elected, since they are part of the checks and balances in our government?

A cop being shot in Atlantic City is too close.

Especially when two of the suspects are from Cumberland County.

Anybody know these guys? Did they come through the Millville and Bridgeton school systems?

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“FROM TLC RESCUE:

“We have some wonderful news!

“Mr. Biggs has been officially adopted by his foster family. They have been by his side since day 1. Thank God they drove by and saw his dying body on the side of the road and decided to turn around!

“His life was almost taken way too soon. However, his will to live was far from giving up. He climbed right into their vehicle and begged for help.

“Since that day, we have all stood by his side, nursed him back to health physically and mentally.

“THANK YOU to all of his wonderful sponsors who made it possible to provide the vet care he needed. We could not have done this without everyone’s help and support.

“Bigsy is still working on gaining more mobility from his jaw, but is improving daily. His leg has regained full mobility. He is medically cleared and will continue to live the life he deserves.”

Jerry Young and Terry Gould of Tri City HOPE appeared on 92.1 FM Saturday looking to help kids who couldn’t afford back-to-school clothing, etc.

“On behalf of Terry Gould and Tri City HOPE, I would like to thank those that helped Tri City HOPE provide back to school necessities for several kids.

“You all help keep us determined to help other people every day!

“We really appreciate your generosity, which, in turn, allowed us to be generous to others. Nobody did it to gain publicity, but I’m going to take this forum to recognize them anyway.

“Thanks:
Pamela Gillis Gilbertz
The Legendary Cisrow Family (Christina, Pearl, Willie, Walter, Edward &Jeffrey)
Jamie Warner
Soroptomist Cumberland County
Peggy Gentile-Van Meter.”

— Jerry Young

In New Jersey, heroin is a problem everywhere.

“For many New Jersey counties, heroin abuse remains a major factor in a steep increase in drug abuse cases in recent years — particularly in Ocean County, where the number of overdoses doubled from 2012 to 2013.

Each year, Patch takes a look at the 30 communities that have the highest number of heroin treatment cases statewide from the most recent year available.

State statistics show how, in 2015, the drug not only infested New Jersey’s urban areas, but the more unlikely places where suburban stories of abuse have developed into a sad, profound narrative: Brick, Toms River, Lacey, Lower Township, Millville, Berkeley Township and Woodbridge.

The statistics were recently released from the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services in the New Jersey Department of Human Services, and they’re based on the number of people seeking treatment for heroin abuse.

Some communities have had decreases in recent years. Jersey City, for instance, dropped from 1,127 in 2013 to 668 in 2014. But the majority of communities, such as Berkeley Township, Lower Township and Millville, saw their heroin treatment cases go up, showing that the heroin scourge is not confined to the urban communities anymore.

— Morristown Patch

Is “seeking treatment” a reliable way to track heroin use in a community?

“On Friday, Sept. 1, Cumberland County Superior Court Assignment Judge Georgia Curio ordered Commercial Township to disclose minutes of Township Committee meetings at which the circumstances surrounding the former mayor’s abrupt resignation were discussed.

“Curio also ordered disclosure of a Memorandum of Understanding the Township entered into with the former mayor regarding his resignation.”

— John Paff

The No. 1 rated high school in New Jersey, and why:

High Technology High School is a public school in Middletown Township, New Jersey. It has 280 students in grades 9-12. The competitive environment of the school makes you want to strive for the best and to work hard.

All classes are taught at either an honors level or AP level. There is block scheduling meaning there are only five periods a day, in addition to lunch. Each period is an hour and ten minutes long. The school is unique in that starting in freshman year and continuing onward students are required to take college level courses in Engineering (through Project lead the Way curriculum).

The involvement of the guidance counselors is immense, especially with the college application process. These counselors are extremely organized and they execute all college related tasks, including sending transcripts and advising students.

Clubs play a large part of the High Tech community. There are Yearbook Club, TSA, Robotics Club, the French Club, the Ping Pong Club, they Key Club… These clubs are well organized and are lead by committed officers. Some clubs participate in competitions and others just allow students to unwind.

HTHS isn’t big on athletics, but phys. ed. is fun and the activities are good. The school uses Brookdale Community College for its Gym classes. Student must participate at their sending district schools if they want to be involved in any sports programs.

High Tech teachers are the best. They all are experts in their field and have received high levels of education. Most teachers are highly, if not overly, qualified.

  • High Technology High School graduation rate is 95.0%. National average is 82.2%.
  • 95.0% students of High Technology High School scored at or above proficiency levels on their state math assessment test.
  • 95.0% students of High Technology High School scored at or above proficiency levels on their state reading/language arts assessment test.

“To my Holy Cross classmates of 1966:

“I am sorry I will not be able to attend our class reunion, because of my PTSD from Viet Nam.

“For those who understand, no explanation is necessary.

“For those who don’t understand, no explanation is possible. Not all wounds are visible. I have been suffering from this for over 40 years.

“My worse time is September, October & November. My thoughts are with you all.”

— James NItchkey

YOU CAN BOOK IT: The war is not over until you’re over the war

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David Price coming home?; Two terms for a person, but six for a family?; Mr. Biggs adopted; Tri City HOPE meets goal; Heroin statistics; Mayor’s resignation info wanted; No. 1 rated high school in NJ and why; War not over until you’re over war

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