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					                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 August 3, 1994:'




Respect
• Can elected leaders lament low turnouts
                                                                                                                                       WE MUST FOLLOW
                                                                                                                                      THE SOLES...-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Sharing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The nannies'
i at meetings then gag those who show up?                                                                                              PLEASE SPEAK INTa                                                                                                          This column highlights the

 • Local government these days has fallen into
the ftpnds of lawyers, nervous elected officials
and technocratic public employees. Their fears
about lawsuits, political skirmishes, state and
                                                                   the end/'
                                                                      In Westfield, the mayoral candidates sputter
                                                                   back and forth about how open the budgeting
                                                                   process was or was not. In Cranford, heated crit
                                                                                                                                      THE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ^accomplishments and gener-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               osity of suburban Union
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Ipounty volunteers and tlie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (services of the cliaritable or-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ganizations they support.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         day of fun
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         in the sun
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               i
federal regulators, and uninformed, emotional                      icism of the Township Committee's openness
Civilians grow in synch with their knowledge of
this dizzying array of rules and gotchas.
                                                                   brings programs to a dead halt and elicits pleas
                                                                   for "respect" from several committee members.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               [Firms build
 | Beyond the intoxication of sheer knowledge of
these rules and games is the periodic dominance
                                                                   In Scotch Plains, at least one bloc suspects the
                                                                   regional school board and its administration are                                                                                                                                            teams far                                 By JOANNE McFADDEN
ftf a majority party's platform nr sitting mayor's                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       FORBES NEWSPAPERS
^ppetite for re-election.                                          this fall, despite the deliberations of a huge orga-                                                                                                                                        charit^run                                   More than 80 young women from all over the world came together
 • Mix technocratic knowledge of Roberts Rules                     nizing committee last winter. :                                                                                                                                                             I SCOTCH PLAINS - Com-                     recently at Norn#)egan Park in Cranford with .only one thing in com-
with the arcane glossary of government-ese arid                       The Cranford Township commissioners have a                                                                                                                                                panies from throughout                    mon: they are all au pairs with the EF Au Pair Company of Boston.
some elected officials' compulsion to effect a                     key point when they cry out for "respect" for                                                                                                                                                Union County are forming                    Local Child Care Coordinator Michelle Weiman organized the event,
platform promise and a tornado of words, paper-                    themselves and their programs. Their point ap-                                                                                                                                               teams for the "Making                     which drew au pairs from as far as Long Island and South Jersgy^Most
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ti e
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Srd s         A C                        -heweverrwere-fioni Cianlbrd, Westtield and Scotch Plains. The annual
         idiseemingly-aperiaiizechknewledge hov-                   plies to every town and-aeheel governing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mile, non-competitive move-"              summer celebration was "a major success," said Ms. Weiman.
ers over the door of the municipal building and                    and to the citizens.                                                                                                                                                                        ialongathon planned for Sun-
School administrative hall.                                          Taxpayers deserve tobe "sold" on programs,                                                                                                                                                                                             '"She girls really errjoy the chance to meet up with other au pairs,"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               day, Oct. 16.                              said Ms. Weiman. "They all arrived not knowing anyone and, by the
 I No "normal" citizen wanting to go to a meet-                    not merely told about them.                                                                                                                                                                 ! The event will be at the                 end of the day, they were old friends, exchanging phone numbers and
ing to be heard should have to risk being ruled                       There is no greater tumoff for a suspicious                                                                                                                                              tUnion County Vocational and               everything."
<> t of order or allowed to feel stupid by officials'
  ju                                                               citizen than the appearance of official high-                                                                                                                                               .Technical School. The spon-                 Ms. Weiman also plans a monthly activity for about 35,local au pairs.
terms^yeah-buts and other rhetoric. Too often,                     handedness. In such a setting, the baby will be                                                                                                                                             jsors are the American Cancer              Sometimes it's a speaker, ^nd sometimes, the girls travel. Recent trips
the climate in the town or school meeting room                     thrown out with the bath water. J                                                                                                                                                          .(Society and—Union Center                  including a jaunt 'into "New York City, and an overnight trip to Niagara
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               [National Bank.                            Falls.
is dominated by intimidating adherence to agen-                       On the other hand, such sins of perceived                                                                                                                                                I Striders can run, walk, or
das, Roberts Rules, gag orders at so-called agen-                  arrogance will quickly be forgiven as the govern-                                                                                                                                           Juse rollerblades, wheelchairs,              "It's an opportunity for these girls to get together to have fun, share
da meetings, or by elected officials bent on                       ing body turns and involves citizens in studi-                                                                                                                                              jor skateboards for the event.             conversation, and learn or do something American," said Ms. Weiman
doing their wills, no matter what is said or felt                  ously and honestly exploring options to a fund-                                                                                                                                             t The American Cancer Soci-                  They got together to have fun, and have fun they did as they
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ety has full information on                participated in an obstacle course, pie eating contest and relay, wheel-
i?y the populace.                                                  ing or service quandary.                                                                                                                                                                                                               barrow and sack races.
 ; The civic-minded resident simply wanting to                                                                                                                                                                                                                v*A__*:ng a t earn> organizing
hear the official explanation of a plan, for in-
                                                                     The best leaders know the secret for attracting
                                                                  loyal followers:
                                                                                                                                                                   Letters to the editor                                                                     Sumd-raising efforts and regis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The au pairs hail from Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          England.
stance, won't find satisfaction 9 times out of 10.                • Respect their right to know everything                                                                                                                                                     tration forms. For_details, call             "People "chooseTo'have ~ari au pair because of the cultural exchange
The answer is torrcomplicated; the aspect of-                                                                                                                                                                                                                " Sheri at 354-7373.                         and the reasonable cost," said Ms. Weiman. "It's a wonderful way to
                                                                  • Re^pecTtReir ihtelligerice "                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   DAVID GIPSON/FORBES NEWSPAPERS
fered by the citizen "was considered at one point
(Jaut evidently thrown aside for its silliness)," or,
rjiore commonly, "we're not discussing this issue
                                                                  • Respect their communal wisdom and consen-
                                                                  sus, and if they're wrong ...
                                                                  • Respect the fact that part of the job is to "sell"
                                                                                                                                     grows on                                                                                                                „ Nursing home
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               seeks pie bakers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          provide excellent child care, and as a bonus, share history, culture and Louisa Nygren and Doreen Basil, who work for Cranford families, set off on the obstacle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          art with another person."                                                 course, where one obstacle was to run in full business attire.

right now, it has to wait for 'public comments' at                them, no matter how long it takes.
                                                                                                                             'life experience' excursion                                                                                                               UNION - Cornell Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Nursing Home needs ambi-

Bagger moves to discount                                                                                                     To The Chronicle:
                                                                                                                                When I was chosen by my fellow Scouters to attend
                                                                                                                             the NJLIC course at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cirnar-
                                                                                                                             ron, N.M., I had no idea the journey I was about to
                                                                                                                                                                                           orienteering course, and probably the best event1 of
                                                                                                                                                                                           the week was hiking up the Tooth of Time, which i£ a!
                                                                                                                                                                                           9,000-foot plus high mountain and the most extraorm-
                                                                                                                                                                                           nary view of New Mexico. Amazingly, through .all this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ( tious bakers for its summer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ('^carnival pie baking contest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ',-Ifies will be judged by four
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 '^all residents and two vol-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ^ujiteers: A prize will be
                                                                                                                             embark on was one that would be a life experience.            fun we still had time to perfect our public teaching
utility fees to lure industry                                                                                                NJLIC (National Junior. Leader Instructor Camp) is an
                                                                                                                             intense leadership course for those who staff a local
                                                                                                                             training program at their home council. I was one of
                                                                                                                             two to be chosen from the Watchung Area Council. I
                                                                                                                                                                                           methods as well as our skills of leadership.
                                                                                                                                                                                             In a nut shell, I have to say the week was an
                                                                                                                                                                                           experience I will never forget I cannot close this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ''

                                                                                                                                                                                           article without thanking all the Scout leaders, friehfas, >'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ' * awarded to the most delicious
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ,,-finUy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              .., ( j, For more information, or if
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ^you would like to donate your
By ASSEMBLYMAN RICHARD BAGGER                                     current rates, the BPU could lower those rates. In                                                                                                                                         ' v.pie to the . contest, contact
                                                                  addition, the BPU could approve discount-rates to          just wanted to share some of my experiences with              and my parents for giving me this wonderful $p- j
New Jersey Legislature                                                                                                       you.                                                          portunity. As the new school year rolls aroundJ I                  . 'S,hirley Sporman, Cornell
                                                                  entice new businesses to open, and existing busi-                                                                                                                                           ' Hall Nursing Home, 687-
   In 1876, a fourth-grade dropout fromJDhio decided              nesses to expand, particularly in urban areas.                I flew out to Colorado with 13 other Boy Scouts            would like to urge all boys who may be interested; to
                                                                                                                              from the Northeast, including one "from Mas-                 join the Boy Scouts of America. As for currenV'Boy                   'WOO, .The deadline for regis-
 to open something he called a "brain factory" on a hill             Just as important, these discounts would not come                                                                     ;Stoute, I wish ioli ^he best of luck so that yOi^'rh^y1 be        tration,, is Aug.. ,12. All .official..,
 in Menlo Park. Thomas Edison had a lot on his mind.              out of the pockets of residential customers and other       sachusetts. We spent two days in Colorado;touring ttye
                                                                                                                              Cave of Winds, Olympic Training Center^ Garden df            able to reachLither pinnacle of Scouting by receiving              ,'.' enti^nts , rriust. deliver their ,
 The following year, he indented the phonograph. But              businesses, but rather from the utilities themselves.       the (Sods, and toured Pike's Peak. I was deeply curi-        your Eagle'S&lit.                                     (
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 >            "pies -to"'Cornell Hall, 234
Edison was after bigger game; he wanted to do noth-               Under my proposal, the power companies will make            ous of what lay ahead.                            '             In conclusion, the best way to describe Philmont1 is                • Chestnut St, Wednesday,
ing less than capture the power of electricity and put            an investment in New Jersey's future by investing in          The course began on an up beat right away. Fun             with words from its hymn: Philmont dears to th^e,                   ^#ug. 17 by 10 a.m.
it to work for the men and women of this state and                these businesses.                                           was what the course was all about. Throughout the            Scouting's paradise.Out in God's Country, tonight. \                                                                                                                                               DAVID GIPSON/FORBES NEWSPAPERS
this nation.                                                         We are entering an age as revolutionary for power
   Three years after moving to Menlo Park, Edison                 producers as the one ushered in by Mr. Edison. The
                                                                                                                              whole week we were involved in events such as Cap-
                                                                                                                              ture the Flag, Catapult/Ballista Wars, a competitive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  JOSE-LUIS RIEftA j
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Cranford
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  adoption                               Au Pair nannies at Nomahegan Park Saturday include Michelle Weiman, Doreen Basil and
reached his goal. On OcL 19, 1879, after trying thou-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Louisa Nygren of Cranford; Sara Larson, South Orange; Asa Hallsgrom, Cranford; Anna Sjens-
                                                                  very monolithic utilities which he helped make pos-                                                                                                                                        " shows planned                             son, Scotch Plains; Susanne Hengst, Cranford; Monika Brusewitz, Westfield; and Bodil Peter-
sands of alternatives, he perfected an electrical light           sible now face competition as never before. Competi-
"so cheap that only the rich will be able to bum
candles." Then he went out and invented a system to
                                                                  tion comes from clean, environmentally prudent co-
                                                                  generation as well as from interstate power markets.
                                                                                                                             The old ratable race ain't what it used to be                                                                                         KENILWORTH - Twopet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 adoption events are sched-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         son, South Orange.         "

deliver cheap, safe and efficient electric power to                                                                          To The Chronicle:                        ratables aren't what they once were       open space available to provide ref-           , uled for this weekend.                                                                                                                                       ^   •   •   •       •       '




                                                                  In 10 years, we might see power producers competing                                                 thought to be; and that this is par-      uge for the wildlife this tojwi              ";•' It's a Ruff life Canine
those who wanted to use his lamp.                                 for residential'and business customers just as Sprint,        It seems that if we ask certain                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       '   .       •   %       .       .       '   '   -   •




                                                                                                                             public officials, "What's the magic      ticularly true with residential prop-     prides itself with. I suggest that the       \ Adoption Services, a ynon-
   Cheap, safe power gave New jersey businesses a                 MCI and AT&T now compete for long distance tele-                                                                                                                                            '.'profit, all-volunteer group,
tremendous competitive advantage. It made the Gar-                                                                           word?", their response is continu-       erty, which consumes more ser-            next time an official comes up with
                                                                  phone customers.                                           ally, "Ratables!" It is time for those   vices in the way of roads, schools,       the idea of developing on land               !;will hold a dog adoption day
den State glow with prosperity. It powered the expan-                In light of this, the time has come to reconsider our                                                                                                                                      '11-3 Sunday at The Boule-
sion of our economy and the creation of jobs from                                                                            officials to stop their simplistic       police, sewers, and so forth than         such as the now defunct Cranfo/d             !<
Cape May to High Point.                                           entire regulatory scheme to ensure that lower cost         thinking and to begin listening and      other types of development                Avenue subdivision, they take; a                 vard Vet Clinic, 429 Boule-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             '• v'ard across from Harding
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   More than a century later, the energy-and power is             energy makes all New Jerseyans more competitive.           learning from those who have ex-            Things aren't what they used to        drive by the land, turn off their jar
                                                                  Our challenge will be to modernize utility regulation      perienced and documented that            be. Cranford has precious little                                                         -School. Many dogs, all sizes                                                                                                  VI*" .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                and listen for the music of tjie
still there, but New Jersey's competitive edge has
dimmed somewhat Energy costs a lot more today.                    as the marketplace evolves from monopoly power to                                                                                             wildlife, because if it is there, rest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              '•and ages, will be available.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ';There is a small adoption fee                                                                      i m HHHifc                                \H   **
That means some of New Jersey's businesses can't                  open competition, but not before. We must protect          Where's our 'sweetheart' deal, eh?                                                 assured its environmentalists will           >^and proceeds go to care of                                                                         im
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I nm Hi
compete as easily with businesses in other states
where electricity and gas are cheaper.
                                                                  residential and small business energy customers from
                                                                  monopoly pricing until the competition that exists         To The Chonicle:                          home of their own under the plan."       be there at the meetings protecting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                it,                                 --
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             dthe animals. For details call
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 201-376-8367, or the Boule-                                                                           Hi                                   Kg
   One doesn't need to be a genius like Thomas Edi-
 son to realize, that powerless businesses make for a
                                                                  now for large industrial energy users is unavailable to
                                                                  them as well.
                                                                                                                               Cranford Township Attorney
                                                                                                                             Robert Renaud in comments to the
                                                                                                                             Newark Star-Ledger (July 26) after
                                                                                                                                                                         While this feeling is certainly
                                                                                                                                                                       noble, Mr. Renaud should first con-
                                                                                                                                                                       cern himself with the taxpayers of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Perhaps next time, rather than
                                                                                                                                                                                                                being armed with 18.5 thousand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             u.vard Vet Clinic at 276-1661.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             L+, An all-cat adoption spon-
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 weaker New Jersey economy.-                                         We in the legislature are already examining these                                                 Cranford whose homes will be             dollars of testimony from an engi-             sored by Save Our Strays, a                                                                                 §m.
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   The answer, then, is to help these businesses. I               issues. But in the meantime, we should take this first,    the "amazing discovery" that the                                                   neer, one might consider testimony           '/.non-profit organization, will
 introduced legislation that would help keep the lights
 burning, the computers humming, and the engines
 running by making New Jersey more competitive
                                                                  small step by permitting energy discounts to stem the
                                                                  exodus of business from New Jersey and to ensure
                                                                  that the Garden State's economy grows in the future.
                                                                                                                             Cranford Avenue Subdivision was
                                                                                                                             Green Acres Land, said concerning
                                                                                                                             the Center for Hope Hospice, "Be-
                                                                                                                                                                       flooded by this project. It is the
                                                                                                                                                                       taxpayers of Cranford who pay Mr.
                                                                                                                                                                       Renaud's fees and for $18,000 mis-
                                                                                                                                                                       takes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                to prove the ratables rap. Better
                                                                                                                                                                                                                yet, rather than wasting the tax-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                payers' money again, officials
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              i:be held 11-3 Saturday at Dia-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               vmond's Pet Supplies, Colo-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ,;nial Square Mall, Route 22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1    Q
 through lower energy costs. .                                       Edison reinvented the future. The light bulb and        cause we did not know about this,
                                                                                                                             we're going to apply to Green
                                                                                                                                                                         The Center for Hope Hospice            might use this time now to investi-           _;JSast, Green Brook.                                                                                    1
   Assembly Bill 1420 provides the Board of Public                the harnessing of electric power were only part of his                                               will lease the land in question for      gate the myth of the ratables on                                                                                                                                 Bess? p * " ? |
                                                                                                                             Acres to let the Center for Hope go                                                                                             (Hospital offers                                                                                         m
 Utilities with the power to approve discount rates for
 electricity and gas for businesses as an incentive to
 locate^ expand or simply remain in New_Jer§gyJJ[£.a
 business can demonstrate that it is suffering under
                                                                  legacy. We have to reinvent our future as well. And
                                                                  the way to best do that is to reharness the power
                                                                  Edison first grasped and devote it to our common
                                                                  good.       ,                 .        .
                                                                                                                             forward with this development.
                                                                                                                             Terminally-ill patients-with no pri-
                                                                                                                             mary care-givers would have : a
                                                                                                                                                                       $15,000 per year for 50 years.
                                                                                                                                                                       "Such a deal, Sweetheart!"

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cranford
                                                                                                                                                                                                                their own, and be better .prepared
                                                                                                                                                                                                                for future recommendations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             NANCY B. SEUFRIb&E
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Cranford
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ?freefeet program
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Medical Center 10-11:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Wednesday, Aug. 17 in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 center's George F. Billington
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             DAVID GIPSON/FORBES NEWSPAPERS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Louisa Nygren, who works with a Cranford family, competes in the pie-eating contest and then
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         seems pensive when it's consumed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         DAVID GIPSON/FORBES NEWSPAPERS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              water in cup during one of the fun competitions at Au Pair
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              nannies' picnic Saturday at Nomahegan Park in Cranford.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 education conference center,
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                               Malcolm S. Forbes Jr.
                                                                                        to beach grows more costly, repugnant                                                                                                                                    925 East Jersey St
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     A qualified podiatrist will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 discuss proper foot care, par-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Suburban lightspot
                                   Editor-in-Chief                                      By DAVID F. MOORE                                   with tax-subsidized flood insurance.                   state taxpayers. (It would b e interesting to see          •ifcicularly elderly foot care, and
                                                                                        NJ. Conservation Foundation
                                                                                                                                              -Tires, .concrete objects, sand-filled fabric        the cost per taxpayer if t h e entire cost werelto         Dthe signs that podiatric care
                                     Lou Barsony                                                                                            tubes, seawalls of giant stones along t h e beach,     be picked up by the shorefront towns.)           ;:i          is needed.                                                                                                                                                                                                       Quips, quotes, puns and anecdotes from the lighter side of
                                       Publisher                                          To one who recalls building sand castles as a     and groins jutting into t h e ocean to catch mov-        T h e corps is studying t h e coast, south from           Hi'-Secure parking is available                                                                                                                                                                                 life in suburban Union County. Readers are encouraged to
        James Rellly               Edward F. Carroll            Cheryl Fenske           child on New Jersey beaches, there's ironic         ing sand are installedto protect t h e beach from      Barnegat Inlet to t h e (,ip of Cape May, to see           oin the parking garage for a $2                                                                                                                                                                                  contribute by calling 276-6000, faxing 276-6220, or uniting this
        Sports Editor               Executive Editor            Chief Copy Editor-      symbolism in the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-           the sea. Costly a s they are, none work in the         what it can do there to stem the tide. T h e corijs        ;ijee. Reservations are re-                                                                                                                                                                                      yiewspaper at P.O. Box 626, Cranford 07016. Anonymity is
                                                              Special Sections Editor   neers insignia, with its fortress which re-         long run, b u t they help u s forget that without      blames the structures built to assist boat access           quired; call 800-525-3462.
                                     Cheryl Hehl,                                       sembles my old sand castles.                        the ocean, there would.be n o beach.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               negotiable, but xoe need a signature and phone number for
                                                                                                                                                                                                   to inlets between bay and ocean for sand-star-             -n'.'•
                                  Joanne McFadden                                         Of course, my sand castles never got old;            South of Sandy Hook, t h e beach is wider now       vation o n coastal beaches.                     •-',                                                                                                                                                                                                                        verification.
                                      Reporters                                         they disappeared with the incoming tide. That's     as sand flows Out of the corps dredge. B u t ge-         Most coastal geologists see a combinatiornrf             .^rivers needed
                                                                 Doug Baum
                                                                                        the inevitable fate of beach replenishment with     ologists know that t h e rules of nature dictate       rising sea level, less sand moving t o t h e .«}a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              •by caiicer group                                                                                                                                                                                                A little wheel breaks tension in big game
                                   Alan M. Churchill                                    dredged sand being undertaken by the corps          that all that sand could wash away in a year or        from rivers and movement of sand offshore as
     Richard McComb                                          Classified Advertising     along our state's northern shore.                   less. It's t h e corps' "sleightof-sand" trick!
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ' ELIZABETH — The Union                                                                                                                                                                                            It was the top of the fifth inning in the Little League
                                  "General Manager                                                                                                                                                 the culprits.
    Advertising Manager                                            Manager                Any child who ever built a sand castle knows         Sand is not chicken feed. It is being dredged         T h e builders' rush to the sea over t h e last'SO       ,,County Unit of the American                                                                                                                                                                                    tournament game. IJarkness was closing in, and this was
                                         Bill Fong                 Kelly Zullo          you cannot defeat the ocean. Only politicians,      io shore at a taxpayer rate of $85 million per         years created the demand for this p r o j e c t ' l n        Cancer Society is looking for                                                                                                                                                                                  certain to be the last inning.
      George Gannon                                                                     the corps and others who will profit from such      mile for the first dozen miles. At that price, the                                                                .Volunteers for its Road To                                                                                                                                                                                        The home team was up 6-4 over the Cranford squad, but
                                Advertising Representative      Classified Telephone                                                                                                               looking at the next 50, it is obvious that $ e
     Circulation Director                                                               foolishness would have us think otherwise.          entire 33-mile stretch of beach to be built by                                                                     "Recovery program. The vol-
                                                                   Sales Manager                                                                                                                   taxpayers can't keep u p t h e pace.              'n                                                                                                                                                                                                                        after pitching a solid four innings, the boy on the mound fell
                                     Bllllo M. Davis                                      Because man's works are so • close to the         1998 would be a $2.8-billion job for the corps!          An alternative will have t o be found, like .tne           unteers provide a free patient                                                                                                                                                                                 behind and loaded the bases with no outs.
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