The Week of November 30 - December 7, 1999 (Visit our Archives)
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Memorial Day ceremonies at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel last Monday, May 26.

This Week's Top Stories

WVU's "Rubber U" Graduates To The Jersey Shore
RED BANK - One day last week, Sean Groom jumped out of his best friend Keith Salnick's car on Newman Springs Road during rush-hour traffic to give a girl a piece of paper.
Vacation NJ: The Beach - Tag State
NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS' opinion of their state as a vacation destination has been declining for more than a decade, according to the latest Monmouth University/ Gannett New Jersey Poll.
Middletown Police Want To Question Man In Connection With Burglaries
MIDDLETOWN - The Middletown Township Police Department is looking to question a man in connection with burglaries that occurred recently in the Lincroft section of the Township.
Bellin, Krajunus, Fleischner Win Golds At Shore Conf. Meet
NEPTUNE - Although Saturday's Boys and Girls Shore Conference Track and Field Championships were dominated by Ocean County teams along with Freehold Township and Neptune, there were still some top performances by area athletes as Rumson Missy Bellin, Raritan's John Krajunus and Holmdel's Jesse Flieschner earned gold medals.
Absorption Problems Render New Football Field Unusable Stone base must be re-set for proper drainage of artificial turf
MIDDLETOWN - The brand new turf football field installed at Middletown High School North this past year has been deemed unusable after failing percolation tests performed earlier this spring.
Healthy Memorial Weekend A Good Sign For Summer Businesses
Memorial Day Weekend is generally considered the unofficial start to the summer season for New Jersey residents.
Monmouth County Teens Get A Taste Of Broadway At The Basie
RED BANK - Call it the 'Teen Tonys.' Wednesday night, the Count Basie Theatre took on the look and feel of Broadway's most prestigious awards show - red carpet, glittering gowns and all.
Children's Book Author Dan Gutman Was A Hit At Holy Cross
RUMSON - Last Tuesday, May 27th, children's book author Dan Gutman visited Holy Cross School for a meeting with first through fourth grade students.
Huber Woods To Celebrate ReOpening Of Environmental Center
MIDDLETOWN - Huber Woods Environmental Center, Browns Dock Road, Middletown will celebrate the grand reopening of the Environmental Center this weekend.
Colts Neck Man Convicted Of Wife's Murder
FREEHOLD - A Colts Neck man a up to life in prison for the murder of his wife, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.
Red Bank Man Found Guilty Of Attempted Sexual Assault
FREEHOLD - A Red Bank man now faces more than seven years in prison following his conviction for attempted aggravated sexual assault and burglary.
Twin Lights Supporters Honored
THREE LONGTIME SUPPORTERS of the Twin Lights National Historic Site were honored recently for their years of dedication and service.
Corzine Moves To Stop "Outrageous" Severance Package For Keansburg School Superintendent
TRENTON - Governor Jon S. Corzine has authorized Department of Education Commissioner Lucille Davy to seek an injunction in Superior Court to prevent the Keansburg School District Board of Education from making severance payments under a contract with outgoing Superintendent of Schools Barbara A. Treszkowski that would pay her a total of $740,924 in severance and unused sick time.
Middletown Honors Special Olympics Team
MIDDLETOWN - The Middletown Township Committee honored The Middletown Township Special Olympic Team on Monday night after the team's most recent Track and Field competition at Toms River South High School on May 3rd.
Middletown Library Exhibit Explores Faith And The Golden Rule
TEACHING CHILDREN TO be kind to others may be a challenge to people of all faiths.
Senior Citizens Inspire RBR Students To Reach For Their Dreams
RED BANK - In a world oriented toward the future, a few Red Bank Regional High School students took a few moments during the Friday before Memorial Day to honor the past.
Highlands Bridge Foes Seek To Invalidate Deed Transfer DOT acquired borough land for bridge construction
HIGHLANDS - A group that has raised questions concerning the state's acquisition of a parcel of borough-owned property for the Route 36 bridge construction is scheduled to appear in court on Friday.
Business Community Could Have Done More For Centennial, Mayor Says
RED BANK - While many who participated in the borough centennial celebration May 17 and 18 considered it a success, the mayor leveled some criticism at one segment of the community - and that segment later fired back.