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Thursday, August 04, 2005


QUID PRO QUO: CORZINE GAVE $470,000 TO UNION CHIEF (HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND) 

Remember Jim McGreevey? Does New Jersey want another governor who makes shady deals?



From the New York Times,

TRENTON, Aug. 3 - Senator Jon S. Corzine provided a $470,000 mortgage to the president of a union that represents thousands of New Jersey state employees in late 2002, then forgave the debt two years later.
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Land records at the Hunterdon County clerk's office show that on Dec. 18, 2002, Ms. Katz was granted a $470,000 mortgage from JSC Investments L.L.C., a company owned solely by Mr. Corzine. A deed filed in the clerk's office indicates that Ms. Katz used $361,000 of the loan to buy her husband's share of their home in Bloomsbury, N.J. Ms. Katz and her husband, Larry McKim, later divorced.

Then on Dec. 9, 2004 - one week after Mr. Corzine formally began his candidacy for governor - the mortgage was canceled.


Corzine Gave $470,000 Loan to Head of New Jersey Union - New York Times


We remember Jim McGreevey - This is how THE GALVIN OPINION reported on Corzine's crony, the corrupt Governor McGreevey, last year...

1) July 13, 2004: THE GOVERNOR & THE PRINCE: NEW JERSEY DEMOCRAT MCGREEVEY USED 'MACHIAVELLI' AS A CODE WORD FOR EXTORTION DEAL

2) July 19, 2004:
WARNING: DEMOCRATIC FUND RAISERS ARE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR FAMILY, MARRIAGE AND HEALTH - SEX TRAP: A top Democratic donor to New Jersey politicians is accused of entrapping his brother-in-law with a hooker — and sending his sister the tape

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KANSAS CITY MANAGER BUDDY BELL'S NEPHEW KILLED IN IRAQ 

BOSTON -- Lance Cpl. Timothy Michael Bell Jr., a nephew of Kansas City Royals manager Buddy Bell, was among the 14 Marines killed Wednesday by a roadside bomb in Iraq.

There was a moment of silence before the Royals played the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Wednesday night. "That was probably the most touching moment of silence I've stood through," Royals designated hitter Mike Sweeney said after Boston's 8-5 victory. Fourteen members of an Ohio Marine battalion were killed Wednesday, two days after five other Marines assigned to the battalion were killed while on sniper duty in Iraq.

Military officials told the families of three Marines -- including Bell, 22, of West Chester in suburban Cincinnati -- that they were among those who died Wednesday in a roadside bombing.

"It makes it harder to see the skipper, the rock of our team, with tears in his eyes," an emotional Sweeney said. "I ask everyone to pray for him and his family. "We wanted to pull this one out for Skipper, with the pain he's going through," Sweeney said.

After the game, Bell answered questions from reporters in the middle of the clubhouse, as he did after Tuesday night's loss.

He ended the session by saying, "That's all I've got," and walked into his office. Bell is a member of a three-generation baseball family. He and his father, Gus, combined for 4,337 hits -- the second-best father-son duo after Barry and Bobby Bonds, who have 4,348. Bell's son, David, plays for the Philadelphia Phillies.

ESPN.com - MLB - Buddy Bell's nephew among 14 Marines killed in Iraq

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