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Utility Companies Likely to Recoup Losses From Rate Payers

There's speculation on whether Jersey's giant Utilities can and will hit up ratepayers for huge bucks to cover the cost of cleanup and restoration after Irene, Lee, and the Saturday Snow storm. This would be hundreds of millions of additional dollars to be added to your bill. On that subject, the regulating agency, the Board of Public Utilities seems to be speaking with forked tongue, 

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Carl Lewis
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Carl Lewis: Rite of Passage

Carl Lewis, the great Olympic champion, and one of the great athletes of our time, was denied a place on the 8th district ballot as Democratic candidate for State senate. He was judged to have not established the required residence requirement.

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60th Birthday
Flickr user | Jim, The Photographer
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Congratulations, New Jersey Turnpike!

Congratulations to the Jersey Turnpike, which celebrated it's 60th Birthday Saturday.  Unfortunately, I did not think of that Friday night when I attempted to go to the City.

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2009 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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Storm Costs: One Way or Another You Will Pay For It

The Jersey utility companies, even including the currently infamous JCP&L, say that all power is restored.  Hallelujah!  Interesting catch 22:

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Last Week on The Jim Gearhart Show

1. An historic October snow storm brought down trees and wires, leaving 700,000 without electricity. Power outages for many continued through the week.

2. A new bill is proposed that would decriminalize marijuana

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Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb
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Are Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs Really Better?

CFL Light Bulbs

Jim talked about the ban on incandescent light bulbs and the new compact fluorescent lights (CFL).

House Republicans on Tuesday failed

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