Friday, May 02, 2014

Obituary - Landis

Eugene B. Landis of Marlton passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at the Wiley Home in Marlton. He was 86.

Born in Camden, he was the son of the late Roland and Marion Landis.

A resident of Medford Lakes for many years where he raised his family, he is a retired school teacher with the Delran Public School system where he taught for 26 years.

A graduate of Temple University with his Master's Degree in Education he also served as a medic in the U.S. Army during World War II. He enjoyed hiking, jogging, Olympic weightlifting, solving cryptograms, doing the family genealogy and making his world famous soup for family and friends.

While at Wiley he was involved in many activities including ORANGE, WWII meetings, fundraising and holiday events.

He was the husband of Dorothy Landis and the father of Bill Manos (Catherine), John Landis, Sandy Horn (Bob), Dawn Stewart (Bruce), Terri Crabb (Warren) and Jennifer Boswick (Keith). He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

He was the father of the late Cathy Gideon.

Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family from 5 to 6 p.m., Monday, March 10, at the Wiley Church, 99 E. Main Street, Marlton, N.J., where his Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. The family will greet friends after the service.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy the family has requested donations to Wiley Home, 99 E. Main Street, Marlton, NJ 08053.

Bradley & Stow Funeral Home,

Medford

www.BradleyStow.com

Burlington County Times - March 1, 2014


Source: http://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/obituaries/bct/eugene-b-landis/article_479471d1-17c9-57f3-bba8-81dd2f87f3c3.html

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Trading up: Clayton High School's computer-based vocations are trades for the next generation

Carly Q. Romalino/ South Jersey Times
on April 24, 2010 at 6:00 AM, updated April 26, 2010 at 12:03 PM

This is the second in a series of stories which focus on technology in Gloucester County high schools.

Staff photo by Lori M. Nichols Clayton High School math teacher Frank Rago uses the SMART Board to teach his students. Mark Zambon’s classroom in Clayton High School is a symbol of how technology is changing what, and how, students learn.

Zambon’s class, an elective computer graphics course, is taught in what was formerly the industrial arts wood shop.

Instead of circular saws and power tools, the room is now lined with computers and video equipment.

Principal Nick Koutsogiannis said this room is a sign of how much has changed in schools with the rise of the computer age.

Computer-based courses are replacing auto mechanic and wood working trade classes that parents of current Clayton students probably elected to take when they were high schoolers.

“This is what the world is demanding,” Koutsogiannis said.

The technological advancements do not stop outside of Zambon’s classroom door.

The 560-student high and middle school building has also made other additions to the classrooms whether it’s updated desktop computers, or the installation of SMART Boards.

The interactive whiteboards, that can cost up to $4,000 each, boost the learning experience for both the teacher and the students.

The boards, each equipped with projectors, use touch technology to detect any teacher-to-board contact.

“They definitely pay more attention to the lesson,” said Clayton math teacher Frank Rago. “It forces you to be engaged.”

ClaytonTech1.jpgView full sizeStaff photo by Lori M. Nichols Clayton Middle School seventh-grader India Baker (left) and Ally Moore work on writing their essays on computers during class. During a geometry class Friday, Rago dragged math problems across the board, highlighted important information and drew geometry line segments by just brushing his index finger across the whiteboard computer. And if he needed to throw in a pop quiz, Rago could hand out the wireless remotes where students can input their answers. The results — how many students answered correctly — will automatically be tallied and shown on the screen.

With the boards, teachers can access the Internet, and print or save the notes they draw.

“It’s not going to replace the teachers, but it will enhance the learning experience, especially when kids these days are born with a laptop in their lap and a cell phone in their hand,” Koutsogiannis said.

The school has scrimped and saved to purchase the 19 systems already installed in classrooms, and Koutsogiannis said his school district is partnering with others including Delsea Regional and Elk Township districts to purchase additional units at a slightly discounted cost.

Other computers, like Zambon’s eight brand new Apple Macintosh computers used for computer graphics and video editing, were purchased with grant money.

Source: http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/towns/index.ssf/2010/04/trading_up_clayton_high_school.html

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Embattled Obama's National Labor Relations Board (N.L.R.B.) Runs Amuck To Elect Democrats

Union Reps Accompanying Federal Inspectors to Non-Union Businesses

Source: http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/03/24/union-reps-accompanying-federal-inspectors-non-union-businesses

March 24, 2014

By Fox News Insider

Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson Jr. reported this morning on new concerns about whether the federal government is applying pressure on businesses to unionize. A report by The Daily Caller states that representatives from the SEIU and other unions are accompanying federal inspectors on visits to non-union companies. A union rep is allowed to go along with OSHA agents who are looking into labor complaints after the administration quietly stated that the practice would not be against the law.

Read more from the report:

SEIU agents recently accompanied an inspector from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a division of the Department of Labor, on three visits to nonunion work sites under contract with the Houston-based janitorial company Professional Janitorial Services (PJS).
The SEIU representatives gained entry alongside an OSHA inspector to a private office building cleaned by PJS in West Houston on October 29, 2013.
SEIU representatives also accompanied an OSHA inspector on visits to office buildings cleaned by PJS in Houston on October 29, 2013, and in Southwest Houston on November 7, 2013, but the union agents were denied access by the building owners each time.
The visits were made to investigate OSHA complaints by SEIU-friendly employees alleging that the nonunion janitorial company did not provide workers safety goggles and gloves in some instances. Though each of the inspections found proper goggles and gloves, OSHA fined PJS for other alleged infractions related to not keeping certain safety data sheets or providing proper training information on use of cleaning chemicals.
SEIU also accompanied OSHA on a site visit to Philadelphia International Airport in the spring of 2013 after SEIU-affiliated workers complained about a private airline’s safety hazards including allegedly not providing gloves. SEIU has been prominently advocating for wage and benefit hikes and increased training for workers at Philadelphia International and other airports.
The union representatives are allowed to accompany OSHA to nonunion work sites due to an Obama administration rule clarification that was accused in congressional testimony of violating federal laws.
Johnson said he is not against unions overall, but believes the government is going too far in its support of unions.
"It's wrong. I believe that people should have the right to unionize, but the federal government should not be putting their arm around them and putting the hammer to businesses that have decided not to be in a union in this country," said Johnson on Fox and Friends.
Watch the full discussion above.

Shocking Report: NLRB Wants to Force Companies to Give Workers' Info to Unions

Source: http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/04/21/shocking-report-nrlb-wants-force-companies-give-workers-info-unions

April 21, 2014

As seen on Your World with Neil Cavuto The National Labor Relations Board wants to force companies to give workers’ phone numbers and addresses to unions ahead of labor elections.


The Daily Caller reported:
The Obama administration is poised to change regulations to allow for union “ambush elections” in which workers have less time to decide whether or not to join a union — and in which workers’ phone numbers and home addresses are provided to unions.
The administration’s National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) proposed rules would allow for union elections — in which workers at a company vote whether or not to unionize — to be held 10 days after a petition is filed. And what, exactly, would be happening to the unions during those 10 days? The new rules require employers to disclose workers’ personal information, including phone numbers, home addresses, and information about when they work their shifts.
Insiders close to the situation believe the new rules will almost certainly go into effect with few or no fundamental changes.
Today on Your World, Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano weighed in on the developing report.

“This is the most pro-union NLRB in the modern era,” the judge said, noting that it’s made up mostly of Democrats.

He explained that people's information is protected by the Fourth Amendment and therefore, "the government cannot force anybody to give that away unless the person voluntarily says you can give my information.”

Judge Napolitano predicted that the first federal judge to hear this request will invalidate it.