Women Need Health Care Reform, Stat!

Despite the shouting and name-calling at the town hall meetings, I remain hopeful about health care reform. I have no other choice. As an obstetrician-gynecologist, I spent years learning how to keep women healthy. Too often, I find myself telling patients with easily treatable conditions that I can’t help them—they don’t have the money to get well.

“Extract” Pungent with Laughs – 2 & ½ popcorns

There is a nutty conviviality, a between-you-and-me familiarity that buoys writer-director Mike Judge’s inventively penned “Extract” above its just so-so direction. While thank goodness we don’t know these particular crazies, they are close enough in modus operandi to remind us of the loonies we do know. They range from irksome to dangerous.

Local Business Makes Donation

LINDEN—Linden Fire Chief Joe Rizzo thanks Michael Karlovich, manager of Strategic Communication for Conoco Phillips Bayway Refinery in Linden, for the donation of a 40 Hour Rope & Confined Space Rescue Course and all applicable equipment.

Share Your Love For Animals As A 4-H Volunteer

WESTFIELD—If you enjoy helping youngsters learn about pets and wildlife, the Union County 4-H Third Grade Pet Club has a place for you. The Pet Club is looking for an adult volunteer to help run their meetings, which take place one a mouth on Friday evenings during the school year.

The Secret Cancer

MADISON, Wis.—A young mother wants other women to be aware of a little-known, but aggressive, form of breast cancer: inflammatory breast cancer.

“I never heard of it. I was shocked at the diagnosis,” said 29-year-old Melanie Decker of Waupun, Wisconsin.