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Charlie Wicka (C) listens as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guests during a campaign stop at the La Crosse Center in Wisconsin
Charlie Wicka (C) listens as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guests during a campaign stop at the La Crosse Center in Wisconsin (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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If Donald Trump (or I) were President

For all the criticism heaped upon Donald Trump (and much of it deserved) what some career politicians fail to realize is many Americans endorse him because he has brought up issues they care about. And of course he’s not a career politician.

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Daniel Ochefu #23 of the Villanova Wildcats (C) hoists the trophy after the Villanova Wildcats defeat the North Carolina Tar Heels 77-74 to win the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship
Daniel Ochefu #23 of the Villanova Wildcats (C) hoists the trophy after the Villanova Wildcats defeat the North Carolina Tar Heels 77-74 to win the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship ( Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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A Game Worth The Sleep Deprivation

As much as I treasure sleep it was worth staying up for Monday night’s NCAA Championship game which saw Villanova stun North Carolina 77-74.

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Catching up with two of my favorite classmates: Liz Lorton Hutler (left) and Kathy Mihalkovitz Manuwald
Catching up with two of my favorite classmates: Liz Lorton Hutler (left) and Kathy Mihalkovitz Manuwald (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Catching Up and Failing to Catch

A little of this and a little of that as schools open today after what was a nice spring recess for most.

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Noah Syndergaard Makes Appearance At Citi Sweet Treats Food Truck Event
Mr. and Mrs. Met (Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Citi)
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Spring Weather Is Finally Here To Stay…April Fool!

Random thoughts on this first day of April and I promise no April Fool’s Day jokes.

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President John F. Kennedy's Memorial At Arlington Undergoes Restoration
Paintbushes lie on the gravesite of President John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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The Search for Leadership

Hillary Clinton tells us that America is still great but Donald Trump insists you need to elect him to make America great again. So who is right? I guess the answer is both depending on how you look at things.

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Barnegat senior left-hander Jason Groome.
Barnegat senior left-hander Jason Groome. (Photo by Matt Manley)
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Baseball’s Top High School Prospect Is A Bengal

Friday is supposed to be opening day for most of the spring high school sports including baseball, softball, track, tennis and golf. I say “supposed” because if the weather forecast is correct some of those sports may face opening-day postponements.

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One bright spot: Easter was spent with the family
One bright spot: Easter was spent with the family (Kevin Williams. Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Case of the Tuesday’s

This is one of those days where I really have nothing to say. Those who know me would find that hard to believe but frankly I’m like a gas tank on empty.

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Ken Howard
Ken Howard (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Losing a Couple of Favorites

The sports and entertainment world lost a couple of my favorites yesterday.

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The cover to the Shore Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Games program
The cover to the Shore Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Games program (Townsquare Media NJ)
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The 2016 Shore Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game

I was watching a program last night in which a former college and pro basketball player was invited back to his high school and spoke to the current team before they took the court. In the locker room he told those teenagers that he had played in big arenas and earned big dollars but his greatest memories were of his high school days when he wore a uniform with the name of his school on the front.

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community medical center
Community Medical Center in Toms River (Facebook)
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What is preventable, treatable, beatable and easily detected?

Dr. Paul DeMartino gets frustrated at times when talking about Colorectal Cancer because it’s often preventable, treatable and beatable and in most cases can be detected quite easily.

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Former Point Beach star Matt Farrell helped Notre Dame to a dramatic win over SF Austin today and a spot in the Sweet 16. He got TV time afterwards; that's him with the beard in the middle.
Former Point Beach star Matt Farrell helped Notre Dame to a dramatic win over SF Austin today and a spot in the Sweet 16. He got TV time afterwards; that's him with the beard in the middle. (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Point Beach Presence in the Sweet 16

If you have no interest whatsoever in the NCAA Basketball Tournament then you’ve likely have had enough of hearing about “March Madness.” However for those of us that do love this 3-week odyssey I can only tell you that the first few days were indeed maddening.

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Kevin Williams in Seaside Heights for St. Patrick's Day
Kevin Williams in Seaside Heights for St. Patrick's Day (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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What It Means To Be Irish

It’s as much a tradition as corned beef and cabbage and like it or not you’re getting it again on this St. Patrick’s Day. A ditty from Joseph Keefe about what being Irish means.

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