The Herald-News from Passaic, New Jersey on September 5, 2010 · A4
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A4 HERALD NEWS NATION Sunday, September 5, 2010 BRIEFS 2 lauded despite forced farm labor HONOLULU - Two brothers who operate the second-largest vegetable farm in Hawaii will be sentenced in federal court this week on human trafficking charges - they pleaded guilty -but two former governors, community groups, fellow farmers and other supporters are trying to keep them out of prison. Alec and Mike Sou were convicted of shipping 44 laborers from Thailand and forcing them to work on Aloun Farms, for low pay and with few rights. Supporters say the farm may be too important to fail in a state that grows less than 15 percent of the food it consumes. 2ID'd from fatal UPS cargo crash LOUISVILLE, Ky. - UPS has identified two UPS crew members killed when a cargo plane crashed after takeoff outside Dubai on Friday. UPS said Saturday that the crash killed 48-year-old Captain Doug Lampe of Louisville, Ky., and 38-year-old First Officer Matthew Bell of Sanford, Fla. The National Transportation Safety Board was dispatching an aviation investigation team to assist United Arab Emirates authorities. Flight controls deemed correct REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -Authorities on Saturday said flight controls on a small plane that crashed in a lagoon off San Francisco Bay, killing three people onboard, were in the correct position. The twin-engine Beechcraft Queen Air plummeted into the lagoon Thursday after taking off from nearby San Carlos Airport. Obama focuses on middle class WASHINGTON - A strong economy needs bustling Main Streets and a thriving middle class, not just a healthy stock market, President Obama said in paying tribute to the American worker. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama on Saturday outlined what he's done to help the middle class, a group he says has been squeezed the most during the recession. Michigan town drops its police force CLARKSTON, Mich. - A small town in Michigan, with about 1,000 residents, has eliminated its Police Department as a way to save money. The Oakland County Sheriffs Department began patrolling the village of Clarkston on Friday night. From news service reports JflU SIXTH AVENUE tW& ELECTRONICS - . NEW IT USB760 Portable Modem PLUS $50 PLUS $50 with new Verizon Wireless mobile broadband MAIL-IN REBATE I SIXTH AVE GIFT CARD I activation i Slider I " & Virtual o SKYPE Keyboard Mobile ALL WIRELESS PRICES ARE FOR NEW CUSTOMERS WITH 2 YEAR CONTRACT ON $39.99 VOICE PLAN. BLACKBERRYS, SMARTPHONES, PDAS AND LG ENV 3 REQUIRE DATA PACKAGES AT ADDITIONAL COSTS. PRICES VALID 9510-91110. Earl's Storm drove away holiday business By RUSSELL CONTRERAS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS YARMOUTH, Mass. - In the end, Earl's worst damage in New England was WEATHER to seasonal businesses hoping to end their summer on a high note. The tropical storm, far less intense than feared, brushed past the Northeast and dumped heavy, wind-driven rain on Cape Cod cottages and fishing villages but caused little damage. It left clear, blue sides in its wake. It was the perfect start to a Labor Day weekend that Cape Cod's restaurants and hotels hoped to salvage after business was decimated ahead of the storm. "This traditionally for us is a sellout weekend," said Voula Nikolakopoulos, one of the owners of Tidewater Inn in West Yarmouth, where business was down 80 percent. "I understand that we have to be careful, but I think all this hype was premature." Massachusetts suffered a few hundred outages, a handful of downed power lines and isolated flooding. Maine saw rain and churning surf but no gusts strong enough to produce damage. After sldmming past North Carolina and Massachusetts, Earl finally made landfall Saturday morning near Western Head, Nova Scotia. The storm brought heavy sheets of rain and swift gusts, toppling some trees and knocking out pow- Lawmakers irate over kids left in cars THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BENSALEM, Pa. - A pair of state legislators are proposing toughening the law barring parents from leaving children alone in cars following a number of cases in which children were found in cars parked at a suburban Philadelphia casino while adults were gambling inside. Last week, a New Jersey man became the seventh person accused of leaving a minor in a car while he gambled at Parx Casino in Bensalem. Sixty-year-old Alexander Salter Jr. of Trenton was charged Thursday with endangering the welfare of a child. Authorities allege he left his 12-year-old grandson in an SUV for about a half-hour while he gambled. A few hours earlier, state lawmakers announced legislation that would make it a third-degree felony to leave a child younger than 13 in a car. 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The rain it brought to Cape Cod, Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard was more typical of the nor'easters that residents have been dealing with for generations. Winds on Nantucket blew at around 30 mph, with gusts above 40 mph. The island got more than Between June 15 and Aug. 25, six parents have left a total of a dozen children - and one puppy -unattended in cars in casino parking lots. The children ranged from 15 months to 15 years old, and Here are just a few examples HE 2eN S ZES to 2o UGG, Merrell, Munro & SAS. discount or coupon can be applied. fifths ASSOCIATED PRESS Saturday. Tropical Storm Earl and eastern Canada. 2 inches of rain, while adjacent Martha's Vineyard got more than 4 inches. Hyannis, home to the Kennedy family compound, got about 4.5 inches. Peter Judge, spokesman for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, said the damage was so minimal that the agency didn't send out assessment teams as planned Saturday. "There's nothing to assess at this point," he said. "It wasn't even a really bad rainstorm." Worries about Earl had altered were left unsupervised anywhere from a half-hour to six hours. The state Gaming Control Board last month warned the casino to fix the problem, and officials said that they have permanently CflMPMOR GEAR OUTERWEAR CLOTHING FOOTWEAR THE NORTH FACE JESTER DAYPACK No. 26369 list $55.00 CAMPMOR $44.98 THE NORTH FACE RECON DAYPACK No. 26365 list $89.99 CAMPMOR $79.98 nkv IMS I Columbia " Sportswear C .on irany THE NORTH FACE GIRL'S OSO HOODIE No. 17891 CAMPMOR $99.00 HI-TEC KIDS NEVADA EZ JR. HIKING SHOES No. 92105 list $34.99 CAMPMOR $29.97 SALE ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE IN OUR 810 ROUTE 17 NORTH, PARAMUS NJ 07653-0999 PHONE (201) 445-5000 STORE HOURS: MON - FRI: 9:30 AM - 9:30 PM, SAT: 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM. CLOSED SUNDAYS. 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Alix Foster, 34, of Clifton said she and a friend decided to stay in a hotel on the mainland on Friday night instead of going onto Cape Cod as planned. The two opted to continue their planned vacation after seeing news reports that the weekend would be sunny and nice. "The weather wasn't all that bad last night, but we didn't want to be stupid," Foster said. "I'm glad we kept our plans." Massachusetts officials were hopeful that last-minute vacationers would make up for the cancellations. Gov. Deval Patrick walked around Chatham on Saturday morning, proclaiming, "The sun is out and the Cape is open for business." at casinos banned those parents and increased patrols in parking lots. The board also criticized the Bensalem Police Department, which gets money from casino revenues to patrol outside. THE NORTH FACE BOY'S KHUMBU FLEECE JACKET No. 17892 list $60.00 CAMPMOR $49.99 SMARTWOOL KID'S LIGHT HIKER SOCKS No. 19901 list $8.99 NOW ONLY $7.46 WHILE THEY LAST! 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