America has one Ebola victim, but no surgeon general

The American infected with the Ebola virus, Thomas E. Duncan, died Wednesday at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, but the country does not have a surgeon general. Duncan had been receiving the experimental drug brincidofovir since Saturday and as of yesterday afternoon, he was…

More tidbits from Edison

The following is from Ted Pastuszak: “In response to a comment in the January 3rd column, originally there were two supermarkets at the Menlo Park Mall: One was outside of Arcadian Gardens, and that was originally a Shop Rite. The…

Lord of the Rings actor critical of Fox News fantasies

Actor Viggo Mortensen, best known for his role as Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings films, called Fox News “appallingly shallow and manipulative” for advancing a conservative political agenda. Mortensen said it’s possible to “find out anything” using new…

Republicans are reckless, dangerous and dishonest

Republicans are reckless with public money, irresponsible with human life and notoriously dishonest. The federal debt was only about $1 trillion when President Ronald Reagan took office in 1981, but it climbed to $4.4 trillion by the time trillion when…

Clark Police blotter details recent arrests

Clark Police arrested Wade Moore, age 23, single, unemployed of 60 East 93rd Street, Apt. B605 in Brooklyn, New York for possession and use of fraudulent credit cards, possession of CDS and Obstruction at 45 Central Avenue on September 30.…

Edison searches for the “most frightening house” in town

EDISON – The town’s recreation department wants homeowners to make their houses scarier for the next few weeks. Edison will be giving away prizes for the top three scariest homes within its 32-square mile boundaries as part of the sixth annual Halloween…

Carmen Berkley addressed civil rights symposium

“Racism is not over, brothers and sisters,” said Carmen Berkley, the keynote speaker today at the Eleventh Annual Fannie Lou Hamer Human and Civil Rights Symposium at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. “In 2014, it’s built into our…

Astronauts complete 6-hour spacewalk

Astronauts Reid Wiseman of NASA and Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency completed the first of three Expedition 41 spacewalks at 2:43 p.m. EDT Tuesday. The spacewalkers worked outside the Quest airlock of the International Space Station for 6…