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Yeah, this is 3 houses down from me :) [Jan. 13th, 2006|11:36 pm]
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[Current Music |will and grace]

Police shoot Rahway man during raid on his home
Officers say suspect aimed gun at them
Friday, January 13, 2006
BY JENNIFER GOLSON
Star-Ledger Staff
A Rahway man allegedly pulled a gun on city police during a drug raid, prompting one of the officers to shoot him, an action authorities yesterday said was justified.

Gary Sweet, 29, of West Grand Avenue suffered a minor chest wound and was taken to University Hospital in Newark after the 9:20 p.m. incident Wednesday on West Grand Avenue, said Capt. Paul Wohltman. Sweet was treated and released yesterday, hospital spokesman Rogers Ramsey said.

Two officers also required treatment after the tense scene in the cramped apartment in Rahway, authorities said.
Sgt. Frank D'Errico, 48, later suffered a heart attack and eventually was airlifted to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was listed last night in stable but critical condition, nursing supervisor Nancy Coppola said.

Officer Jonathan Tilton, 31, who fired the shot, was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Rahway for observation and was released, officials said.

Sweet was alone when members of the city's Special Investigations Unit and the city's Special Response Team tried to enter the second-floor apartment with a search warrant, Wohltman said.

Sweet allegedly pointed a loaded handgun at the officers, and Tilton, a 7 1/2-year veteran of the force, hit him with one shot.

Officers recovered a .38-caliber handgun, loaded with five bullets, an ounce of suspected cocaine worth about $2,500, and $1,863 in cash, authorities said. Also found were 26 loose .38-caliber bullets and a digital scale commonly used to weigh drugs, authorities said.

Sweet was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and several drug and weapons charges, including drug possession with intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school.

He was transferred to the Union County Jail in Elizabeth. Bail was set at $250,000.

A preliminary review by the Union County Prosecutor's Office indicates the shooting was justified, First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas Jr. said yesterday.

"If he (Sweet) would have fired a round, there would have been a good chance that he would have hit an officer," Rahway Police Chief Edward Hudak said.

Tilton was placed on administrative leave and will undergo counseling before he returns to work, a standard procedure, Hudak said.

"It looks to me, from all indications, it was a justifiable use of deadly force," Hudak said.

Local officials described the policemen as decorated and active officers. Mayor James Kennedy spoke with D'Errico and Tilton, the son of former police Chief Edward Tilton and former Councilwoman Deanna Tilton.

"I said to him (Tilton), you did the right thing here," Kennedy said. "I told him we're 110 percent behind him."

Tilton is part of the Union County Emergency Response Team and recently returned from a tour with that unit to hurricane- ravaged New Orleans, Kennedy said.

A longtime friend of the D'Errico family, Kennedy called the sergeant "an incredibly dedicated police officer who loves his job and takes it very seriously."

Tilton and D'Errico are members of Rahway's Special Response Team. D'Errico, a 25-year veteran, also is a former state delegate and former president of the Rahway Policemen's Benevolent Association Local 31, Hudak said.

"The feelings of the officers toward Frank was evident last night (Wednesday)," Hudak said. About 40 fellow officers showed up before he was airlifted to New Brunswick.
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(no subject) [Dec. 25th, 2005|01:29 am]
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I got an iPod Video!!!! :O :D
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! :D
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(no subject) [Dec. 16th, 2005|10:00 pm]
Stephanie
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[Current Music |lifetime movie]

it is over. thank god, no more school for a month. then one semester and its ALLLLLL over!!!! until grad school, but thats in a few years. I am soooo happy, this week has been so bad with finals. thats all for now.
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hahaaha [Nov. 24th, 2005|12:18 am]
Stephanie
Thanksgiving break! I am thankful for that! I got a free turkey from work. Thank you Mr. Kalafer.........
more tomorrow....
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:*** ( [Nov. 14th, 2005|10:39 pm]
Stephanie
[Current Mood |sadsad]
[Current Music |Triple H crying on RAW]

watching grown men cry is very very sad..... poor chris benoit.... its sad.........
:* (
Eddie Gurrero, a WWE wrestler, died this weekend of unknown causes. its sad, he was a great performer and wrestler.
On RAW they're having a memorial show. all the wrestlers are talking about him and crying hysterically. it reminds me of the RAW after Owen Heart died. That was a sad one too.....

But this weekend was great, really fun!! i'll write more sooner or later....
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Foo Fighters leave the subtlety to Weezer [Oct. 17th, 2005|06:16 pm]
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[Current Music |foozer- big me]

BY GLENN GAMBOA
STAFF WRITER
October 17, 2005

On their new double album, "In Your Honor" (RCA), the Foo Fighters were split. One album was filled with their usual brand of roaring alterna-rock. The other was more subtle, more acoustic, almost, well, quiet.

But if there was any question which direction the band was heading, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl answered it the moment he stepped on the Continental Airlines Arena stage Friday night. Within seconds he was screeching the album's title track, "Can you hear me? Hear me screaming?" with a level of panicked scratchiness generally reserved for Judas Priest concerts and the demonically possessed in teen slasher movies.

Soon he was running across the stage and banging his head like a metal guitar god, a whirl of dark hair and a blur of fingers for a massive rafters-shaking solo.

Forget subtlety. The Foo Fighters came to rock.

Throughout the 85-minute set, Grohl and his Foo-fighting friends made all their songs bigger, broader and louder. He turned "Stacked Actors" into a metal operetta, complete with reworking the guitar parts to be so head-banging and heavy they sounded like Queens of the Stone Age on a high-carb diet, a run to the back of the arena to do dueling guitar solos with Chris Shiflett, and a call-and-response with drummer Taylor Hawkins in a fast, punishing time signature. Relatively tame hits such as "My Hero" became massive metal anthems, punctuated with Grohl shrieking "Sing it!" at the audience during what used to be the song's quiet parts.

When Queen's Roger Taylor joined the band to tackle the British rockers' classic "Tie Your Mother Down," with Hawkins taking over the vocals, Grohl still rocked like his life depended on it.

Co-headliner Weezer, on the other hand, was all about subtlety in its 75-minute set. On its third pass through the area this year, Weezer was more about taking chances than plugging its recent "Make Believe" (Geffen) album. Everyone in the band got a chance to sing - with bassist Scott Shriner taking "Dope Nose," guitarist Brian Bell tackling "Why Bother" and drummer Pat Wilson doing "Photograph," which morphed into Blur's "Song 2" and ended with everyone playing the drums except Wilson.

Of course, singer Rivers Cuomo's regular job is secure, especially when he whips the crowd into a frenzy on "My Name Is Jonas," as well as the recent single "We Are All on Drugs." His solo version of "Island in the Sun," delivered on a small stage at the back of the arena, enhanced the song's sweetness by delaying the bruising wall of guitars in the original. Weezer did the opposite on the new single "Perfect Situation," making the guitar solos sound bigger and more like the Foo Fighters.

Not only was the Foozer combo a concert bargain, but as Weezer showed by tackling the Foos' hit "Big Me" in its set, it's a pretty potent artistic pairing.

FOO FIGHTERS. In-your-face, full-throttle rock. With Weezer and Hot Hot Heat. At sold-out Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, N.J. on Friday.
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OMG [Oct. 14th, 2005|09:23 pm]
Stephanie
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[Current Music |weezer/foo]

Weezer and Foo FIghters, quite possibly the greatest tour in a while! Oh, it was great. Rivers 5 feet away. wow, it was great!! i just wish that i had brought my camera :( but, i got =w= confetti!! nothing like a great rock & roll show! AND for the encore, the drummer from Queen came out and played a song with foo!! wow, great night. General admission is DEFIANTLY the way to go.....
Rivers was very, un-rivers like. he played two songs where he just walked around the stage not playing guitar.... and he talked to the crowd, and changed around lyrics. yeah, ive been to 3 weez concerts this year now, and this BY FAR was the best!!
1st: it was good, the music was great.... the crowd was totally into it. rivers said "hello NY." and that was it. rivers was dressed in a suit and tie, with his glasses.
2nd: a few more words were spoken, i think he might have worn a suit too.
3rd: it felt like a concert. rivers talked, let everyone else in the band take lead, and just sang. the crowd could have been better, but it was a huge crowd. now it was casual dress.....
Foo Fighters were awesome too!! THey just went from one song to the next. And Dave Grohl (Dr. G) was hilarious in between.
i'm weird i know it, but its just weird how one band can change so much in 3/4 months. oh well, i hope i can see them again this year, or next.

"Don't do drugs. Look at me, I don't do drugs! And I sold out the Super Duper Dome!"

"Dr. G is gonna give you an enema. I get paid to play rock and roll and shove it up your asses!"
Sweet...... and this afternoon i won tickets form PLJ to see Vertical Horizon at the China Club!
well, i'm going to bed now! dreaming of weezer and foo......
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another, stolen from heather [Sep. 26th, 2005|09:15 pm]
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[Current Music |incubus, priceless]

Survey............Collapse )

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i'm bored.... [Sep. 26th, 2005|09:06 pm]
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another surveyCollapse )
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(no subject) [Sep. 18th, 2005|01:34 am]
Stephanie
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[Current Music |fresh prince of bel air]




I was Sweetheart of the game!



Last Friday the guys at work made me sweetheart of the game. I got flowers, it was really sweet of them!!!! :D :D
It's really gonna suck on Thursday. Thats the last game of the season. :(
Oh welll......

Tonight was the Devils Red & White scrimmage!!! It was GREAT to see a hockey game. I can't wait for next sunday!!!
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