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5-o-o ASBURY PARK PRESS I FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2002 TOMS RIVER BUREAU For coverage in northern and central Ocean County (from Berkeley north), contact Toni Callas: 8 Robbins St., Toms River, NJ 08753 (732) 557-5730; fax: 032) 557-5759; tcallasapp.com MAKAKAWKIN BUREAU For coverage in southern Ocean (from Lacey south), contact Karen Sudol, bureau chief: 345 East Bay Ave., Manahawkin NJ, 08050 (609) 978-4583, fax: (609) 978-4593; ksudolapp.com SHIP BOTTOM Police contract wins approval The Borough Council approved a new police contract, which runs through 2004, at a recent meeting. Approved April 23, the contract starts rookie officers at $28,815 annually until the last year of the agreement, when the figure rises to $31,000. Pay for a first-class officer, one with seven years on the job, will rise from the current annual salary of nearly $55,000 to $64,628 at the end of the contract. Sergeants will make $71,090 by the end of the four-year deal; currently their salary is nearly $60,500 per year. The police chiefs salary is set by negotiation with Matthew Leahey of the law firm Citta, Holzapfel, Zabarsky and Leahey, which negotiates contracts for borough employees. Ship Bottom's police force has no lieutenants or captains. Bill Mc Laughlin LACEY Earth Day work still in progress The intermediate multi-age classes, grades 3 and 4, of the Forked River Schoofwill help clean Hebrew Park from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.mWednesday as part of their, Earth Day commitment. The students will rake leaves and plant flowers at the park, which many use for recreation and family fun, as part of a social studies unit on communities and as part of their science curriculum. Students will enjoy a picnic lunch when the work is done. The class is also scheduled to visit Cattus Island County Park in Dover Township on May 23 to learn about underwater plants and animals of the Jersey Shore. The students will take a nature walk through the wetlands and use nets to look at underwater life in Silver Bay. Bill Mc Laughlin BEACH HAVEN Commissioners to be sworn in The Borough Commission will hold its organization meeting at noon May 21 in the borough hall, Municipal Clerk Judith Howard announced yesterday. The three candidates elected to four-year terms on the three-person board will be sworn in, with some appointments and assignments to departments announced at that time. Other borough business may also be discussed. Formal action will be taken. Bill Mc Laughlin STAFFORD SOCH auxiliary sets fund-raiser The Southern Ocean County Hospital Boosters will hold their annual Spring Fling from 5 to 8 p.m. May 29 at the Surf City Yacht Club. Tickets are $25 and may be obtained by calling (609) 494-5503 or (609) 361-1892. Hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and refreshments will be served. SOCH Boosters form one of four auxiliaries dedicated to supporting the hospital through fund-raising events. The Boosters also run "The Bird Cage," a gift shop at the hospital. Last year, the group contributed approximately $40,000 to the hospital's foundation. ' "We know the community really looks forward to this event each year as do we." said Louise Devine, president of the SOCH Boosters. "There will be live music and dancing and a terrific array of door prizes and raffle prizes." i Bill Mc Laughlin PEMBERTON I Pinelands issues set for discussion A forum of government, business and environmental leaders will disduss critical issues facing the Pinelands region on Tuesdayl when the Pinelands Commission convenes a third ana final public panel to prepare a review of its management plaj. "We'll be looking at how far the plan has come, how well we have stayed the course in the face of many phanging conditions, and what: our vision will be for the future," commission Executive Director Annette Barbaccia said in an announcement. li The commission is preparing its third review of the Pinelands plan, which sets the rules for land use and development on more than one-fifth of New Jersey's land area, including much of Ocean County. ' The review could result in changes to the plan, which was adopted more than 20 years ago after the Legislature passed the Pinelands Protection Act in 1979. The panel discussion from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. will include a public comment time, when people in the audience can add their thoughts and question panelists. The meeting will be held at the commission's Richard J. Sullivan Center on Springfield Road in the New Lisbon section. The location is about a five-minute drive from the Route 72-Route 70 traffic circle in Burlington County. Kirk Moore LAKEHURST Foundation to name 5 to Hall of Excellence The Ocean County Founda tion for Vocational and Technical Education on Thursday will induct five area residents into its Hall of Excellence. The honorees for the foundation's second-annual recognition dinner are: Capt. Dwight Cousins, commander of Lakehurst Naval Air Engineering Station, or NAVAIR. Cousins has been supportive of the school's Career and Technical Institute, which is located on the naval base. m William G. Henry, of Brick, chair of the foundation and a former superintendent of the vo-tech school. Henry has a long history of service to the vo-tech school and still serves on its General Advisory Committee. Laurie B. Cahill of Stafford, a sergeant with the Ocean County Sheriffs Department. A graduate of the FBI National Academy, Cahill will become president of the New Jersey Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates. Michael Donahue of Lacey, recruitment officer for Viking Yacht Co. in Bass River, Burlington County. Joseph L. Introna of Brielle, owner of Joe Leone's Italian Specialty Store in Point Pleasant Beach. The owner of a family business often enrolls his employees in the school's culinary courses. Cahill, Donahue and Introna all graduated from the vo-tech school. The ceremony will be held at NAVAIR, Culinary Arts Center, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, call Angela Castaldo at (732) 240-6414f Ext. 3339. Nina Rizzo 1 V ii7'i . i V -r ; (!; .5.1' 4 Kl '-V li-V If !? ss?J Uv ;l - -17-: cx - f-s! TIM MC CARTHYStalT Photographer Volunteers Nora Heid (left) and Norma Connors, both of Berkeley, sort through newly arrived clothing prior to putting the garments on the sales floor at the Harbor House Resale Shop in Dover Township. Dover store aids shelter By KAREN HAMMERDORFER DELANCEY CORRESTONUENT DOVER TOWNSHIP Great buys for a great cause is the mantra at the Harbor House Resale Shop. The store, located at 734 Route 37 West at the Holiday Mall, across from the new Aldi's food store, offers shoppers "gently used" items such as clothes, housewares, linens and small appliances. Proceeds from the sale of goods at the shop go to Ocean's Harbor House, Toms River, a short-term shelter and crisis-intervention center for youths who are homeless, runaways or have been abused. "People get very touched and philanthropic when they learn it's for a children's charity," said Mary Kotzas, Toms River, president of the store. "It's not a consignment shop, thrift store or dollar store," stressed Kotzas, who has been a member of the Ocean's Harbor House board for 13 years. Kotzas has been a volunteer for various causes for 47 years. She started raising money for Community Medical Center in Toms River seven years before it existed. Approximately 28 years ago, she started the "Second Time Around Consignment Shop," which benefits the hospital and is located in the Toms River Industrial Park. She was Lacey continues hunt tor attacker LACEY: Police are continuing to investigate a reported sexual assault involving an 18-year-old woman in the township. At 10:30 p.m. on May 1, the woman said, she pulled into the 7-Eleven convenience store's parking lot at Lacey Road and Holmes Avenue North. She was flagged by two men asking for directions. The two men were parked at the side of the build ing. She then was attacked by the driver of the car while the passenger kept a lookout, police said. The attack ended behind the building. The men fled in a large, blue four-door sport-utility vehicle with West Virginia license plates. The woman's attacker is de scribed as white, in his late 30s, about 5 foot 10 and weighing 190 also named "Citizen of the Year" by the Toms River Chamber of Commerce some 12 years ago. A garden on the hospital grounds was named in her honor. Annette Laino and Joan Aquitato are co-managers of the 2-month-oId store. "It's a wonderful shop with great bargains and beautiful clothes for an extraordinary children's charity," Laino said. On a recent rainy morning, approximately 10 customers were in the store just moments after it opened. Some came to drop off items that will be used for resale, while others came to shop. Some did both. Items for sale included a color TV for $40, an electric typewriter for $25 and a manual typewriter for $5. The store also carries small furniture, including end tables and lamps. Infant clothes and linens are also fast-sellers. Women's clothes range from cocktail dresses to sportswear; many are designer labels. Many two-piece suits for men and women cost about $20. "For $100, a business woman can dress herself nicely for the entire week," Kotzas said. Sometimes a sale is so fast that even the staff is stunned. Volunteer Annette Weber, Toms River, said she recently took home a two-piece Liz pounds. He has a chubby build, dark hair and blue eyes. The second man is described as white, in his mid- to late 30s, with a thin build, short black hair and a mustache. Jim Dale, 7-Eleven's division-loss prevention manager, said the corporation is working with police and supporting their investigation. "My understanding is the victim never entered the store," he said. "We were unaware of what was going on." Karen Sudol Man, 18, faces steroid charge STAFFORD: Police charged an 18-year-old Manahawkin man with steroid possession after responding to a domestic-dispute call Wednesday at his home in the Waterford development. Bradley Sipler was charged for youths Claiborne suit to clean and iron. The next day it was sold before it reached the rack. The store accepts clothing, china and crystal, small home furnishings, books and toys, to name a few items. Kotzas herself is shopping for something special. "We need more volunteers. This would be a great opportunity for teen-agers. They have enormous stamina and love to arrange clothes. It would be children helping children," she said. Linda Gyimoty, executive director of Ocean's Harbor House, said the money derived from the Resale Shop will go toward much-needed services. "We need this money, or we won't be able to respond to the needs of the community," she said. "The agency has grown from 10 to 12 beds, which could ultimately serve an additional 30 to 40 clients a year." Still in the planning stages for Ocean's Harbor House are a group home andor supervised apartments for 17- to 21-year-old clients. The goal, Gyimoty said, is to allow those people to work, be stable and save money before moving into their own residences. Store hours at the Harbor House Resale Shop are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The store is also open until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information, call (732) 281-2200. with possession of a small amount of steroids after police, responding to a report of a fight between Sipler and his father, found the substance, Patrolman Robert Campanile said. Police were alerted to the presence of the drugs by family members, Campanile said. No other charges were filed, Campanile said. Sipler was released from the Ocean County JaU after posting $5,000 baU. John Hazard Man, 22, faces heroin charges POINT PLEASANT BEACH: An Atlantic Avenue man was . charged with heroin possession Wednesday after police said he sold the drugs around the ( boardwalk and a public park during the last month. Samuel Braha, 22, was under Organizations interested in submitting upcoming events to "Calendar" may send items to Community, Asbury Park , rress, 30UI iiignway oo, box 1550, Neptune, NJ 01154-1551. c UPCOMING LACEY: Lacey Democrats will hold "Hoagie Night" at 6 p.m. tomorrow in the community hall on Route 9 and East Lacey Road. Cost is $6. Call (732) 971-7570. BEACH HAVEN: The Island Singers, an Ocean County Community Chorus, will present a concert of show tunes and patriotic songs at 8 p.m. tomorrow at Surflight Theatre on Engleside and Beach avenues. Admission is free. Call (609) 698-4761. WARETOWN: Waretown First Aid Auxiliary will hold a cake and plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at the first aid building, 12 Bryant Road. Call (609) 971-0213. TUCKERTON: In honor of Mother's Day, First United Methodist Church will hold a tea from 2 to 4 p.m. tomorrow at the church, 134 N. Green St. All women are invited. Hats and gloves are encouraged. Admission is $10. Reservations are requested. Call (609) 296-9610. STAFFORD: Ocean Acres Civic Association will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Ocean Acres Elementary School. Call (609) 978-7579. LAKEWOOD: Calvary Academy invites interested participants to walk or jog around a quarter-mile area as many times as they are able in one hour to raise funds for educational needs. Event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the school, 1133 E. County Line Road. Call (732) 363-3633. LAVALLETTE: Woman's Aid Society of the Union Church will sponsor a high tea at 2 p.m. today at the church on Route 35 at Philadelphia Avenue. Tickets are $10. Call (732) 793-6853 or (732) 793-0589. DOVER TOWNSHIP: Ocean County College will sponsor a Cinco de Mayo celebration from noon to 2:30 p.m. today in conference rooms A and B at the college. A buffet of traditional dishes will be featured as well as music and dance. Admission is free. Call (732) 255-0400, Ext. 2180. DOVER TOWNSHIP: Ladies Auxiliary of Silverton Volunteer Fire Company will hold the annual Mother's Day sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Sunday at 15 Kettle Creek Road. Call (732) 255-1122. BRICK: Jersey Shore Audubon Society's bus trip to Mercer Museum Folk Fest will leave at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow from the parking area of Foodtown on Route 70 West. Cost is $40. Call (732) 349-6647. POINT PLEASANT BEACH: Point Pleasant Lions Club will hold a 5K and a 1-mile fun run starting at 8 a.m. tomorrow at Arnold and Baltimore avenues. Fee is $15 in advance or $20 on race day. Call (732) 295-1193. LAKEWOOD: Lakewood Community School Program will sponsor an excursion to Long-wood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa., leaving at 8:45 a.m. tomorrow from the municipal building and returning at 7 p.m. Cost is $56. Reservations are required. Call (732) 905-3685. LAKEWOOD: Ocean County Parks and Recreation will hold a Kids' Stuff Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at Ocean County Park on Route 88. Register at (732) 506-9090, Ext. 211. ; investigation for the past month by borough police Lt. Harry Di-Corsia, Detective Susan Saccone and Officer Clint Daniel. Police said he would buy heroin in Asbury Park, conceal it in a special pocket sewn into his pants and sell it in the borough, police said. After he sold heroin to a buyer on Wednesday, the three officers arrested him and confiscated six small bags of heroin worth about $25 each, authorities said. A search of his apartment turned up several more bags of heroin, pills that police were trying to identify, a pipe, snorting tubes and a notebook that contained names and information, police said. Braha was charged with possession of heroin and possession with the intent to distribute it. His bail was set at $25,000, and he was taken tdthe Ocean County Jail. A. Scott Ferguson

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