New Jersey Assemblyman Herb Conaway's bill would ban the sales of menthol cigarettes in the state. Not everyone is on board with that idea. Phil Gianficaro @philgianficaro
His name was Willie, and there was everything Kool about him and nothing cool about him at once. He was Willie the Penguin. Willie the Kool Penguin, to be exact. Kool, as in the menthol cigarette brand.
On this, another Ash Wednesday, I remember a late friend who was the salt of the earth. Phil Gianficaro @philgianficaro
There are those who leave a mark. Indelible. Significant. Essential. Unforgettable.It’s Ash Wednesday, and so I’m again remembering one of those souls, my old friend George Casey, a great guy gone too soon. A giver and a helper.
Phil Gianficaro @philgianficaro
The Bet ran long. From 1999 until last Sunday. Nineteen years. Two-hundred and twenty-nine months. Nearly 7,000 days and nights. Longer to complete than an old AOL dial-up. More marathon than sprint.Long.The Bet outlasted McNabb and Westbrook and Shady and Dawkins and Vincent. Aikman and Emmitt and Irvin and Deion and Romo. The Bet outlasted Andy and Chip and five Cowboys coaches.
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Selecting a term
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