Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774

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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
She went with her classmates to the lovely island of Aruba, and it’s been two months since high school senior Natalee Holloway was last seen as part of a graduation trip. But even with the mystery of her whereabouts hanging like a dark cloud over her family, friends, tourists and the people of Aruba, this island is still considered a...
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With her latest victory, Morgan Pressel takes a swing at the future
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Morgan Pressel stood on the green just feet from the 18th hole. For any other competitor, this might be a tense moment, fraught with anticipation. But just as she''d done over the course of the last three days, the Jewish teen took a calm swing of her putter, and the ball rolled right into its target. Pressel breezily walked off...
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Clank. The aluminum bat made sharp contact with the leather-covered softball, thrown so slowly that it seemed to momentarily hang in the summer air before being driven toward the dirt. The hitter's teammates could tell by the high-pitched sound that he didn't get all of it. So 71-year-old Jim Brody tossed the bat aside and made his best effort at...
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Michael Grossman, the founder of a two-year-old nonprofit organization called LiteracyToday, has no formal background in education. But that hasn't stopped the 55-year-old from coming up with a plan to boost reading levels for public-school students in one of the Garden State's most troubled cities - Camden, N.J. Nor has it prevented Camden City Public Schools officials, state legislators and...
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
They rode 4,000-strong, creating a human avalanche of bodies, helmets, bicycles, and yes, joy. There was a palpable sense of mission, purpose and delight just after dawn on Sunday, July 10, as bicyclists from throughout the region converged at the foot of Benjamin Franklin Bridge to participate in the American Cancer Society's Bike-a-Thon. The bridge crossing was led by cancer...
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