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Clearance Sale • Now through March 6 – Best Friend Dog & Animal Adoption is having a winter clothing clearance sale at their thrift shop, 1750 E. Second St., Scotch Plains. The store is open from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. every day except Sunday. Proceeds benefit the animal rescue group. For info, call 1-732-388-8930.

Four Men Indicted In $25 Million Ticket Fraud Scheme

NEWARK – Four men who allegedly used fraud, deceit, and computer hacking to make more than $25 million by acquiring and reselling more than 1.5 million of the most coveted tickets to concerts, sporting events, and live entertainment throughout the United States surrendered to federal authorities this morning after being charged in an indictment, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

“Hail To The Oscars”

I was in a film noir blah. There I sat once again, alone at my desk in the dim basement. It was Oscar picking time, that annual humbling when the critic is muscled into shedding all pretense of dignity and assumes the role of common handicapper. The Yanks were in the Florida sun, readying for the show. Me? I was making like a gambler, hoping to be a lucky so and so.