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AIDS Forum • Jan. 8 from 4-6 p.m. — Morning Star Community Christian Center, 1009 Chandler Ave., Linden, will host an AIDS forum “My People Perish for Lack of Knowledge” – Women and HIV/AIDS. Info: 1-908-925-7979 Ext. 6

“The King’s Speech” – A Lot of Smart Talk

As director Tom Hooper’s “The King’s Speech” opens, war clouds are forming over England. King George V is aging. Herr Hitler is orating like the dickens. It is apparent the king’s heir apparent will let love with a commoner deter him from reigning. And geez, his little brother, the Duke of York, has a terrible stammer. This won’t do at all.

Writer’s Block: Snow News Is Good News

I’ll never understand why some die hard, true blue, Jersey junkies complain about winter here in the Garden State, like it’s a shock every year when it arrives. Now these are people I know who would never, ever consider living anywhere else.

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: I saw a TV ad for toilet paper with no cardboard core to save paper. I understand that green groups recently struck a deal with Kimberly-Clark to protect eastern U.S. forests from decimation for, among other things, toilet paper.