Offbeat News

“Nones” on the Rise

NATIONAL — The number of Americans who do not identify with any religion continues to grow at a rapid pace. One-fifth of the U.S. public – and a third of adults under 30 – are religiously unaffiliated, the highest percentages ever…

Chiropractors Association Has Advice For Santa Claus

BRANCHBURG – After centuries of lugging a heavy bag over one shoulder, eating too many Christmas cookies, crouching in a sleigh while being pulled by eight reindeer and living a sedentary lifestyle for 364 days a year, it may be time for Santa Claus to make an “adjustment” to his health says the Association of NJ Chiropractors.

Contest Highlights 8th Annual National Punctuation Day, Sept. 24

PINOLE, Calif. — This year’s National Punctuation Day® Contest asks entrants to write a paragraph — maximum of three sentences using all 13 punctuation marks featured on the National Punctuation Day® website —to celebrate the 8th annual National Punctuation Day on Sept. 24.

Space Rocks Near Earth

On Aug. 17 an asteroid estimated to be 17 to 39 meters in diameter will pass through space intersecting the Earth’s orbit, missing a collision by only about one million miles. The object will be moving at about 13,533 miles per hour, or 3.76 miles per second.

Houston Tops U.S. Cities In Dog Attacks, Postal Service Says

HOUSTON, Texas — The Postal Service released statistics Thursday highlighting the cities where the most dog attacks occur nationwide. Houston tops the list with 62 letter carriers attacked in 2010. Jamaica, N.Y. (17 attacks), Flushing, N.Y. (15), Staten Island, N.Y. (14), Brooklyn, N.Y. (12) all ranked in the top 25.

NJ Today Item Sparks AZ Controversy

New Jersey’s oldest weekly newspaper is the topic of conversation in Arizona this week, as a schools superintendent addresses charges that she plagiarized material from our website. For details, read Hayley Ringle’s article from the Arizona Republic.