The column that says 85 percent of a child’s brain is developed by the time they are 3 years old, and what does that tell you about interaction at an early age, like reading 1,000 books to them by the time they are 4, even if it’s the same book, giving early childhood learning schools at least a chance to get them on their way to college, despite what Gov. Christie believes.
By Jack Hummel
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Every time it snows, it kills retailers, but with brine, the roads are clear within hours, so it’s better than the old days when Mike Gaimari was contracted to plow the News parking lot so we could get to work, then we had to clean off the satellite dish with a broom in order to get Associated Press stories, and it wasn’t even a new broom
Two more months — just 60 days — and we won’t have to worry about this mess, and then we’ll have a gentle spring with no bugs and no humidity before sliding into the shore season with sand in your shorts, pizzas on the boardwalk and dinner at the Tuckahoe Inn, then we’ll gripe about the August heat and the electric bill.
Mel Glick and his sticky buns every hour at the Amish Market is not typically Amish.
He wears a Washington Nationals baseball cap, whereas Maryanne Glick bakes in the traditional garb.
And the sticky buns come out fresh every hour today and Saturday.
So does the pizza at DiLisi’s right in the heart of the Upper Deerfield Shopping Center, where on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 15 percent of your check will go to Deerfield School to help students get the well-rounded education so important today.
Not 10 percent, but 15 percent.
Just walk in and say why you’re there.
Is the tanking finally over?
“Trust the process!
“The NBA appears to be the league that is both the easiest and hardest to turn things around.
“They have to be the only team with three quasi number one picks. Embid was the third pick, but would have been first if he wasn’t injured at the time. Same for Noel who was picked sixth. Simmons was the first pick. On top of that, they have a third pick (Okafor), another first rounder (Saric), and more in the pipeline.
“Combine the Sixers’ rise with the decline of superstars on the current contenders, and I think a championship is forthcoming!”
— Michael Schenck
“They will never see another dime of mine. What they did was a disgrace to professional sports, college sports, on down to sandlot sports.
“You play the game to win the game, period. The great Sixers that sweated and worked hard to put W up night in and night out to make the Sixers a respectable professional organization.
“I am talking about Hal Greer, Billy Cunningham,Wilt Chamberlain, Dr. J, Bobby Jones, Moses Malone, Charles Barkley, Rick Mahorn, and Allen Iverson .
“Then to watch this management group come in and try to lose to get a lottery pick year after year, disgraceful to the ex-players and their fans.
“Just think if two-thirds of the NBA teams took this approach what kind of game would we be watching if both teams were trying to lose. Pathetic is the answer.
“You find a coach and assistant coaches, then you draft players and sign free agents that fit into your system and then you coach your players up.
“When was the last time the SA Spurs had a lottery pick , 18 years ago, maybe . They compete every year and they are one of the elite teams in the NBA and all of professional sports.
“The Sixers should have been fined by the NBA , it is like cheating as far as I am concerned.
“End of rant for now.”
— Ronnie Downs
Irrelevant for how many years in one of the biggest sports markets in the country?
Ben Simmons is the new Carson Wentz.
Youngest teams in the NBA.
- #8 Charlotte Hornets.
- #7 Toronto Raptors. Average Age – 25.1.
- #6 Orlando Magic. Average Age – 24.7.
- #5 Boston Celtics. Average Age – 24.5.
- Tied #3 Portland Trail Blazers. Average Age – 24.3.
- Tied #3 Philadelphia 76ers. Average Age – 24.3.
- Tied #1 Utah Jazz. Average Age – 24.1.
- Tied #1 Milwaukee Bucks. Average Age – 24.1.
Lynn Miller comes up with another idea:
“I had another idea: It seems that some people would really like to work. Many people in Millville need someone to help them clean a garage, shovel snow, hang Christmas lights, mow grass, paint something, fix a thing or two or just help with whatever needs attention.
“Those who want to work could meet at City Hall Monday–Friday at 8 a.m. People who need labor for a day or so can go there, ask questions about their skills, choose who they want, take them to the job and return them at 4pm or a negotiated time.
“Stipulations would be that they show you a current photo ID (over 18 years old) that you would take a picture of with your phone before letting them in your car.
“You would pay them at the end of each day according to what you have worked out. You would make your own Job Sheet for them to sign, stating how long they will work and for how much a day and include a line that says that they will not hold you liable for any injuries. Nothing fancy, just a quick agreement. It can even be hand written or you can make a fill-in-the-blank and make copies. They would be responsible for their own taxes and use the 1099 form.
“I know this is not an end-all, be-all, but it would be a way for people who want and need money to earn it honestly. We could call it Helping Hands and get the paper/social media to advertise it.
“Could this be done? Would you use a service like this?”
— Lynn Miller
“Looking for community volunteer ideas for Monday, Volunteer Day: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
“Ages are middle school up. Please let me know, as I have a few people requesting.
— Peggy Gentile-Van Meter
“It’s not just the cities that are overrun with vacant houses.
“Many townships are suffering, as well. We need a concerted effort, perhaps as a component of Love Where You Live (LWYL), to halt the general systemic decline.”
— Cindy Zirkle
We need an explosion!
We’ve got a lot of quiet organizations working diligently to save their own, but no one successfully working to save the whole community.
Sadly, the ones having the most ambition have the least money.
— Dave Hitchner
Yes, one ghetto block at a time.
But we did that with HOPE VI, so the houses changed, but the people didn’t.
Still gangs and drug-ridden.
“I can still dance, love to jitterbug and will be on the mound in the spring going on 77 years old.
“Hope to get fast pitch team together for 40 and older league in Vineland. In 2015, I was oldest pitcher and player in league. Our team didn’t get in last year.”
— Rondy Ray Henderson
A little history
“Read your article on my injury.
“I am fine.
“Took a line drive to the stomach off the bat of Pete Visconti during playoff game, which we lost.
“Twenty years ago, he hit one off the top of my head, but I got up and ended up winning the game.
“It was a one-pitch fall league in Millville.
“I had my first losing season the mound in Rec League at 5-6.
“Our team, Anytime Fitness, finished 6-12.
“We did win a playoff game over Big Bucks, 23-21.
“Bob Turner had two home runs with 7 RBI.
“Allen Sloan and J.P. Parrish were both 4-for-4.
“C.J. Martin had three hits and scored four runs for Big Bucks.
“We lost three straight games to Most Hated, went 17-0 for the season.
“I’m still pitching in Olivet Church League and 8-4 for First Wesleyan.’’
— Rondy Ray Henderson Sr.
And get this from the same 4-year-old column:
“What’s the problem?
“You mad that I couldn’t do lunch?
“I am nothing more then bones now.
“Went through the radiation fine.
“When I went for the 3-month check-up, things were going downhill.
“I used to weigh 205 pounds.
“Now I’m down to 175, last I knew.
“I took up 5 inches on my belt.
“I look and feel like crap.
“Only good news is, they say all my health misuses for the past 40-some years is Agent Orange-related.
“In October, they will start working on my kidneys.
“I just don’t care to eat anything.
“You eat more in one meal than I eat in a week.
“I guess no one misses my rants or writing.’’
And, just today, he believes he has found a home for Toto.
“Super congratulations to Demetrica Todd-Ruiz on becoming the FIRST African-American woman to be appointed Municipal Court Judge in Vineland, New Jersey!
“Our people need you!”
— Bryan Real
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