It amazes me – or maybe at times amuses me – when I see ads and the inducements stores use to attract customers. At this point, they’re using gas credits as a come-on. I do like the ones that advertise health items, “buy one, get one free.” In some instances, I’m definitely partial to certain food products and juices, and I’m always on the alert for ice cream deals.
Johann Schmidt, the mad scientist also known as the Red Skull in director Joe Johnston’s rousing adventure tale, thinks his boss, the Führer, is a wimp and not nearly hard enough on those whom he would vanquish and/or dominate. That’s the kind of über bad guy he is. But fear not, fans of freedom. We’ve got “Captain America: The First Avenger.”
Blood Drive • July 29 from 2 – 8 p.m. – Menlo Park Mall, 100 Menlo Park Drive, Edison, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.
We’re having a heat wave. A political heat wave. It is so hot, it makes the outside temperature seem like fall is in the air. I dare you to watch the news these days and not be sucked into the black hole of national politics.
SOUTH AMBOY — Police are investigating the death of a pedestrian, who apparently was struck and killed while walking along the shoulder of Route 35 north in South Amboy, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and South Amboy Police Chief Darren LaVigne announced today.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie was taken to a Somerset County hospital this morning after he complained of trouble breathing. The governor had planned to conduct a bill-signing ceremony in Hillsborough that had to be cancelled.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced they have cosponsored a bill to provide back pay and put hundreds of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) workers who have been furloughed in New Jersey back to work.
ISELIN – Police arrested the suspect in a Newark murder in Iselin Tuesday night, Essex County authorities announced yesterday.
Dear EarthTalk: Why can’t plastics of all types, instead of being initially sorted, simply be melted together to be separated later? — L. Schand, via e-mail
NEWARK – New Jersey’s Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor today charged eleven individuals, including three chiropractors, with various offenses for their alleged roles in two separate schemes which used “runners” to recruit patients to the chiropractors’ practices, Attorney General Paula Dow announced.