When President Obama announced in Aug. 2010 the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq, he complimented the soldiers who had served there for completing “every mission they were given.” But some of military’s most senior officers, in a little-noticed report this spring, rendered a harsher account of their work that highlights repeated missteps and failures over the past decade, in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have fallen in the past week, averaging $3.40 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen in the last week to $3.56 per gallon, according to gasoline price website NewJerseyGasPrices.com.
STATE — The people of New Jersey – whose state is often regarded as one of the most corrupt in the U.S. – are more ethical than those in most of the countries in Europe. According to the latest research from Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™, New Jerseyans were asked the same series of questions used by the European Social Survey (ESS) to measure ethics, and the Garden State scored better than all but two of the 26 countries polled.
UNION — The Union Public Library is screening a series of films beginning Tuesday, June 12, and continuing through July 3. The films will be shown on Tuesdays beginning at 2 p.m. Admission to the programs is free.
CLARK — Join trainer Adrienne Carson from St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center at the Clark Public Library on Thursday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m.