Writer’s Block: Stop Making Excuses for Our Kids

I couldn’t help but gasp when I saw the news clip this week about the arrest of a college student who charged twenty-five hundred dollars to at least six high school students in exchange for taking the SAT for them. Supposedly, this guy was a real pro at test taking. This must be true because he was attending Emory University, one of the most selective colleges in the country.

Trudi’s Corner: Fashion Focus

How do I get started, when I see something that makes me so glad I’m not going in that direction? At this particular time, it’s in reference to an article in the paper about children’s fashions and parents falling in line with what’s being offered. It relates how parents, regardless of the financial situation, are going for high-priced designer clothes that I wouldn’t give house room to.

Hansen Completes Basic Training

GREAT LAKES, Ill. — Navy Seaman Apprentice John A. Hensen, son of Sharon D. and Herman J. Hensen of Metuchen, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill, with honors and was promoted to his current rank.