Bustamante Reports For Duty

OKINAWA, Japan — Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Elio M. Bustamante, son of Ezzio A. Bustamante, of Elizabeth, recently reported for duty with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152, Marine Aircraft Group 36, Okinawa, Japan.

Jersey Girls Go Outdoors

Jersey girls have a mixed reputation. According to Bruce Springsteen, “nothing matters in this whole wide world, when you’re in love with a Jersey girl.” But thanks to the antics of the “Real Housewives” and the “Jersey Shore” cast members, the world’s reality TV fans may be wondering what the Boss was thinking.

Obama and War: What Would Jesus Do?

Barack Obama came into the office of the presidency proclaiming hope and change and a personal adherence to the teachings of Jesus Christ, who preached a message of peace, love and nonviolence. Yet any hope that Obama’s professed religious beliefs might lead him to put an end to the endless wars was short-lived.

Slow Job Growth Continues

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. economy added 71,000 private sector jobs in July, according to U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. That wasn’t enough to reduce the unemployment rate, which remained at 9.5 percent as overall employment declined by 131,000.