Listen to the folks at the monkey cage: “They’re so much like us…just a chromosome or two different, you know.” Fact is, it might as well be a million chromosomes. But while simple old bacteria stands a better chance of usurping the Earth, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” taps into the pseudo biology that perpetuates our fascination with this franchise.
I’m very curious about people’s reactions to many situations or may I say, annoyances faced today by friends and definitely by me. This is mainly when calling a particular company in regards to a bill. I don’t want to listen to a machine.
Okay, so maybe we still have a little bit of summer left before we are bombarded with those annoying back to school commercials. Nevertheless, those school bells will be ringing very soon, so maybe this is a good time to gently begin the transition into fall.
Octoberfest • Aug. 13 & 14 – The Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will host Octoberfest. Live music on Saturday by Barry Adler from 6-10 p.m. and on Sunday by Bernie’s Orchestra from 1-6 p.m. Donation: $5 per person, per day. Children under 12 free. German & American food available to purchase; no outside food permitted. Info: 1-732-574-8600.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A day after Republicans in the House and Senate announced their picks for the Joint Select Committee to recommend ways to reduce the federal deficit as part of the debt ceiling compromise, New Jersey’s two senators and 21 other Senate Democrats asked them to put jobs first.
PLAINFIELD – A Plainfield man was arrested early Tuesday morning in connection with a shooting that took place at his West 4th Street home last month, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced today.
ELIZABETH — The Union County Homicide Task Force is investigating a fatal shooting that took place in Elizabeth last night, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
STATE – Thirty-two percent of the state’s public school districts expect to have larger class sizes when the new school year begins, according to a survey by the New Jersey School Boards Association.
CLARK – The Clark Public Library is undertaking a fundraising campaign in honor of its 50 year celebration.
Dear EarthTalk: As I understand it, “Debt-for-Nature Swaps” are arrangements by which countries can erase debt by preserving land. Are any being done today? — Bill Hunt, Topeka, KS