Jersey Living

Below the Rim

December 19, 2007

Professional basketball Hall of Famer, All American, Rhodes Scholar. Bradley nixed 75 scholarship offers to go to Princeton. The New York Knicks’ “Dollar Bill” represented the Garden State in the U.S. Senate and vied for the 2000 Democratic presidential nomination, losing to Al Gore....
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The State's expanded DNA database can clear-or convict-quicker than a CSI spinoff airs on cable.Every convict in the state has been swabbed.Who will be next? ...
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“The Blaze” became one of the greatest scorers in women’s basketball history. Her career started at Cranford High School; she continues today as GM of the WNBA’s New York Liberty....
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Ever watch the offbeat TV series Monk and wonder, How did they come up with that? For the answer, step into the writing laboratory of Madison’s Andy Breckman and his quirky crew....
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Englewood’s Button was a five-time world figure skating champion (1948–1952) and has two Olympic gold medals. He won an Emmy in 1981 for his analysis of skating on television. ...
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Not many fourteen-year-olds are published poets. Then again, Lauren Richmond isn’t your average fourteen-year-old....
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Though she would like to, Megan McCafferty won’t forget the day that Charmed Thirds—the third in her series of beloved novels about plucky young Jessica Darling—was published in April 2006....
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Fans decide the fate of a record-breaking home-run ball....
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Does the smile look familiar? It should. Amy Birnbaum is the public face of her company, the Denville-based Royal Coachman limousine chauffeur service....
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Toss back one of these concoctions and you may feel like running a marathon—or running to the bathroom....
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The sound came from Zach in a guttural, tortured heave prompted by a sadness no seven-year-old should experience. “You’re the best dog in the world,” he whispered into Lucy’s lifeless ear....
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Back in the 1990s, Bill Milbrodt of Howell bought a used Honda Accord and drove it until its odometer passed 185,000 miles. ...
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Back in 1962, Ed Sabol thought pro football was going to be big....
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When fifteen-year-old Claire Marinello of Montville sets her mind to something, it’s as good as done. That’s clear from a glance at her Girl Scout vest adorned with merit badges....
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Musician Andrew Holtz remembers the seven miserable months he stuck it out working as an accountant at KPMG in Manhattan after graduating from Fordham University in 2003....
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A group of stagestruck kids from Hudson County just got its first taste of bottom-line show business....
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Who’s there? Company! Don’t worry, three retailers offer the latest looks to spruce up your home....
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When the Sunday slab of newsprint hits the coffee table, do you leaf right to the obituaries? A Princeton-based independent publisher is hoping so. In fact, it is banking on attracting all the covert obituary fanatics out there....
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After years of bringing joy to the needy with his band, Holiday Express, multitalented good-guy Tim McLoone faces a medical crisis at home....
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You’re cooking, you’re wrapping, and you’re expecting relatives in T-minus two hours. Avoid a total Chrismahanukwanzaa meltdown by taking in these scenarios and tips. You’ll sail through the season unscathed....
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