The column that says be glad you don’t live in Pennsylvania where gas is in the $2.40s and you have to pump it yourself and go inside to pay for it, and not only that, but you have to get out of your car to buy something at Dunkin’ Donuts.
By Jack Hummel
Radio: 92.1 FM WVLT Saturdays noon to 2 p.m.
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Is it only in Pennsylvania schools that the federal government will help fund a peanut butter and jelly sandwich that has 33 grams of fat and 630 calories, but reduced-fat ice cream?
A woman fighting her own cancer laments over one who has lost the battle …
“My heart goes out to the Riggins family. Such a terrible loss.
“I broke a rib because I tripped over my own feet (at the Melrose Diner)!
“My first teaching job was at (soon to be closed) R.D. Wood School where I met the most amazing people!”
— Deanna Speranza-Murphy
“Today we lost a good man. Our hearts are broken, but we are so glad that he is no longer in pain.
“My husband lost his father, my children lost their Grandpa D and I lost my father-in-law. We love you Doug.”
— Johanna Riggins
You know that Misty Biggs adopted Mr. Biggs, the pit bull shot twice and left by the side of the side of the toad to die, after you helped pay for his surgery.
Saturday, Ric Kuhns, of Animal Friends Foundation, paid tribute to her on 92.1 FM
“I told the story of Cami being fed by high school staff and how you trapped her and then helped me adopt her.
“(Today) will be one year since you told me about her at the Tractor Supply Shop, and then brought her to us 2 days later. I was giving an example of the good that comes when people work together.”
— Ric Kuhns
“On the way up from Florida, I came through Middletown, Delaware, Friday evening.
“The LongHorn Steak house had I bet about 300 cars in there parking lot. I can remember there wasn’t anything in that town 30 years ago except Money’s truck stop.”
— Alex Dragotta
We remember when you would order a grilled cheese and chocolate milk at the Golden Pigeon.
“Erik Cagle was one of many who spoke at Schalick High School Saturday night at a memorial service held for Mike Hars.
“About 900 members of the community attended the gathering to honor Coach Hars, who passed away on March 3.”
— Sam Feinstein
ERIK CAGLE EULOGIZING SCHALICK COACH MIKE HARS.
Breakfast buffet every Sunday, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., at EMS Cafe in the old Bradway’s on Salem Pike. It’s $8.99 for all you can handle.
Does she look familiar, “Boom Boom” Baker?
“Got the win today in Montreal. Went up against a tough opponent in her hometown, but Mikiah (Kreps) banged it out every round and got the well-deserved victory.”
— Deborah Fields,
Mom and trainer
A little history
“Today is the day for the ‘Throwdown in Gouldtown,’ the Fight to Cure Juvenile Diabetes 2 amateur boxing show.
“In the featured bout Bridgeton and Cumberland County’s own Basimah ‘Boom Boom’ Baker faces Mikiah Kreps of Niagara Falls. A group of fans came down from Niagara Falls to support Kreps.
“If they can make an 8-hour trip and stay in Cumberland County for 2 nights, why can’t we travel a mile or two in support of our own world champ. So let’s go people! When the rapper G-Hulk leads Baker and Coach Gould to the ring, I want to hear a packed house screaming ‘Boom Boom’!, ‘Boom Boom’!.
“Tri City Boxing has 10 other boxers scheduled to compete including Angelita Rodriguez making her debut. The doors open at 5 and the action begins at 6.
“The talented Ms. Mona Lisa Baker will perform the National Anthem. Amateur boxing is fast and furious — so we promise not to keep you too long.
“The ‘Throwdown’ is held in memory of the late Mr Rick Pierce. A generous donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will be made in Pierce’s name as a result of the ‘Throwdown.”’
— Jerry Young
BASIMAH ‘BOOM BOOM’ BAKER AND MIKIAH KREPS
Aug. 25, 2016
This year, Mikiah Kreps finished runner-up in the 132-pound weight class in the National Golden Gloves Tournament.
We’d do anything for a rematch, now that Basimah is training again.
She was not in tip-top condition the first time.
We refuse to let go.
ACO Barry may be on 92.1 FM Saturday after next at noon with Ric Kuhns and Linda Eisenberg making return appearances to talk about the 2,o00,000 feral cats in New Jersey.
YOU CAN BOOK IT: Because female cats can have as many as three litters per year, consisting typically of three to five kittens, fixing can prevent population explosions.