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Arnone, DiRocco to serve county leadership roles in 2023

Monmouth County Commissioner Thomas A. Arnone and Commissioner Nick DiRocco were appointed as director and deputy director, respectively, at the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners’ 2023 organization meeting held on Jan. 5 at Biotechnology High School, Freehold Township.

“It is truly an honor to be given the opportunity to serve as a Monmouth County commissioner for my fifth term and to be elected by my colleagues to continue in my role as director,” Arnone was quoted as saying in a press release.

“I am grateful my colleagues have appointed me to continue serving in this role. However, this is a team position and I look forward to serving alongside a great hardworking group of individuals to continue to provide a high quality of living to the residents of Monmouth County.

“Monmouth County is truly the best place to live, work and visit. I look forward to continuing to oversee my departments and divisions,” Arnone said.

“It is an honor and a privilege to begin my second term as a member of the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners and I would like to thank the residents of our great county for the opportunity to serve,” said DiRocco.

“As we begin a new year, I am looking forward to working alongside my colleagues to sharpen our focus on serving our residents in a highly effective

and efficient manner so we can keep Monmouth County safe, prosperous and beautiful,” he said.

Prior to the selection of the board leadership, Arnone and Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden were sworn in to office by Superior Court Judge Joseph Oxley, and DiRocco was sworn in by Superior Court Judge Gregory L. Acquaviva.

Arnone was sworn in to his fifth three-year term as a county commissioner and DiRocco was sworn in to his second three-year term. Golden was sworn in to his fifth three-year term as sheriff, according to the press release.

“It is an honor to have been re-elected to a fifth term as sheriff and I thank the residents for their continued support,” said Golden. “It’s my privilege and duty to serve all who live, work or visit this great county, in the safest, most effective and efficient manner for another three years.

“Together with the Board of County Commissioners, we will continue to work on combating crime and strengthen our shared services and safety initiatives so Monmouth County remains one of the top counties in New Jersey,” he said.

The members of the Board of County Commissioners provided remarks about their roles within the county.

“Our community college, Brookdale Community College, has ranked in the top 3% of community colleges and one

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Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone speaks during the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners’ 2023 organization meeting after he was sworn in for his fifth term as a commissioner and was re-elected commissioner director for 2023.

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person I would like to recognize is Dr. David Stout,” Commissioner Lillian G. Burry said. “He was recently named to the top 25 most influential college presidents and we are very fortune to have him.”

“We have advanced in our programs and services beyond other counties and we have built a strong portfolio of services. This platform will be the ground we build on in 2023,” said Commissioner Susan M. Kiley.

“We have passionate employees and volunteers. We continue to find new ways to reach those residents who need our help. As a forward-thinking organization, Monmouth County will charge into 2023 with resolve. We have a tremendous base of services created here because of forward thinking,” Kiley said.

“It has truly been an honor for me to serve in a capacity of public service,” Commissioner Ross F. Licitra said. “I am delighted to be entering my third year as a commissioner. There is much to accomplish and I promise to continue to serve the residents to the best of my ability.”

Health Sciences Institute graduates ready to begin nursing careers

The Health Sciences Institute, at the Brookdale Community College Nursing Pinning Ceremony on Jan. 3, recognized the accomplishments of 59 nursing graduates.

Student speaker and nursing graduate Taylor Soave applauded Brookdale faculty and staff “for getting us all to this milestone in our lives. They were there every step of the way to guide us in the right direction and provide encouragement.

“Brookdale lived up to its expectations by ensuring student success. The faculty and staff truly care about each and every one of their students and wanted us to be successful in our time here. They helped shape us and taught us core values and how important it is to be passionate,” Soave said.

Brookdale President David M. Stout addressed the nursing graduates and thanked them for making Brookdale proud of their hard work, perseverance and selflessness in dedicating their lives to helping others, according

to a press release.

The graduating nurses will also participate in Brookdale’s 52nd commencement ceremonies on May 11, in addition to the pinning ceremony, a tradition in the healthcare field.

“The pin links you to all the alumni of this program who have gone forward to be among the very best nurses in this country,” said Dr. Jayne Edman, dean of the Health Sciences Institute. “The pin is meant to serve as a reminder that you are entering the most trusted profession in the United States.”

“You are an extraordinary group as you began nursing school during a pandemic,” said guest speaker Georgia Cassidy, Instructor of Nursing at Brookdale. “And you are beginning your professional nursing career at a time when our world needs nurses more than ever.”

Nursing graduate Monica Bubello gave the farewell address, celebrating with her peers the limitless love they

can provide in their careers, according to the press release.

“The people that sit in front of me are not just colleagues and classmates, these people are my friends. Because you just have to be after all we have been through together. I am so proud of my friends tonight, in our navy blue scrubs ready to take on the world,” Bubello said.

During the ceremony, six graduates were recognized for being in the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Chapter: Mirlande Fils-Aimee, Shannon Foley-Vonheeder, Lindsay Kelly, Roxanne Rosa, Megan Seyler and Alisha Womack.

Special recognition went out to nursing graduate Cherrelle Rainey and her grandmother, who graduated in the first nursing class at Brookdale and attended the pinning ceremony to encourage and cheer for her granddaughter, according to the press release.


The Monmouth County Park System is seeking entries into its Creative Arts Festival. This juried art show and sale is open to artists and fine crafters of every medium.

Those interested in entering are invited to submit images for consideration. The application fee is $15 per person. Rules and entry form are available at www.MonmouthCountyParks.com, according to a press release.

Accepted artists will have a 10-foot x 10-foot booth space to display and sell their original work for a fee. Indoor and outdoor spaces are available. The entry deadline is March 10.

The Creative Arts Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 13 at Thompson Park, Lincroft. The festival will feature fine art and craft vendors, live music, creative activities and food vendors.

Thompson Park is home to the park system’s Creative Arts Center, which hosts fine arts and craft classes throughout the year, including ceramics, pottery, jewelry and painting.

To learn more about the Creative Arts Festival, call 732-842-4000, ext. 3343.

The Monmouth County Park System invites local gardeners to take part in National Seed Swap Day from 10-11 a.m. Jan. 28 at the Freneau Woods Park Visitor Center, Aberdeen Township.

Vegetable, annual, perennial and native seeds are welcome (no invasive species).

Place your seeds in a sealed envelope or bag, labeled with the plant name, year collected and where it was bought or collected from. A minimum of five seeds is required per item, according to a press release.

Throughout January, deliver seed submissions to the Huber Woods Environmental Center, Brown’s Dock Road, Middletown. Dropping off prior to Swap Day is strongly recommended, but not required. Those dropping off seed will receive a ticket to bring on Swap Day.

All seed swappers will take home a native wildflower seed freebie. For more information about National Seed Swap Day, call 732-8722670.

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N.J. recorded environmental highlights in 2022

The year 2022 will go down in history as one defined by many challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic dragged into its third year, the war in Ukraine destabilized world security and finances, and record heat, droughts and storms again brought home the reality of a changing climate. New Jersey, like everywhere else, shared the pain.

Despite these difficulties, this state we’re in made encouraging progress in 2022 on environmental protection, conservation and outdoor recreation.

Highlights include reduced plastic pollution, a partial ban on pesticides that harm bees and other pollinators, a task force studying ways to boost protections for public forests, work to implement the Environmental Justice Act, steps to advance clean offshore wind and solar energy, and more.

• Plastic bag ban –

gas emissions while providing critical habitat for wildlife, outdoor recreation, and clean air and water.

Yet the vast majority of New Jersey’s public forests are not adequately protected against inappropriate logging, over-browsing by deer and invasive species. In 2022, a Forest Stewardship Task Force was established to develop recommendations to the state Legislature to better protect and manage public forests.

• More offshore wind and solar energy – A key part of New Jersey’s climate action plan is a transition from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy.

2022, but still need to be adopted as soon as possible.

• Warehouse development – In 2022, New Jersey continued to see significant development of massive warehouses in many parts of the state, threatening prime farmland and communities already overburdened by pollution.

The State Planning Commission issued voluntary guidelines to help municipalities plan for warehouse development, but the state and municipalities are still lacking the tools needed to deal with this challenge.

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In May, New Jersey’s ban on single-use plastic shopping bags went into effect. Thanks to the state’s 2020 Plastic Pollution Reduction Act, shoppers were required for the first time to supply their own reusable bags.

By the end of the first year, New Jersey will have avoided using an estimated 3.44 billion plastic bags and 68 million paper bags, preventing tons of waste from going into landfills and waterways.

• Protecting pollinators – In 2022, Gov. Phil Murphy signed the Save the Bees bill, which limits neonicotinoid pesticide applications in non-agricultural settings like gardens, lawns and golf courses.

“Neonics” don’t just kill insect pests; they also wipe out beneficial insects, including butterflies, wild native bees and domesticated honeybees. In turn, bird populations decline because of the loss of food sources.

While the new law is a positive step, neonics are still allowed in New Jersey for agricultural uses.

• Forest Task Force – Forests and other lands sequester and store about 9% of New Jersey’s annual greenhouse

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities took a step forward in 2022 by implementing a new utility-scale solar program that will result in more clean energy while bringing down the costs of solar incentives and ensuring sound siting to protect important farmland soils and forests.

• “Outside Together” – New Jersey began working on the new Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, which will set strategies for open space and recreation for the next five years and is required to maintain eligibility for funding from the National Park Service.

• Black Heritage Trail – A new state law signed in 2022 will establish a Black Heritage Trail linking landmarks, heritage sites, museums and attractions highlighting moments of political, military, artistic, cultural and social importance in the state’s Black history.

Despite this progress, New Jersey still has plenty of work to do on environmental and conservation issues:

• Environmental Justice Law – For years, New Jersey’s poor, urban, black and brown communities have borne the brunt of environmental contamination.

In 2020, Gov. Murphy signed the landmark Environmental Justice Act to help protect overburdened communities. Rules implementing the act were introduced in the summer of

• Fixing state parks – In 2022, a partnership of conservation organizations – including New Jersey Conservation Foundation – launched the “Fix Our Parks” campaign highlighting the need for more funding and stronger enforcement to protect New Jersey’s state park system.

A report commissioned by the Pinelands Preservation Alliance found that state parks are underfunded, understaffed and facing threats from illegal off-road vehicle use and dumping. The Governor and Legislature should make increased funding a priority in the upcoming budget.

• Flood prevention – In 2022, the state Department of Environmental Protection published draft rules to better protect communities from flooding from extreme storms, like the remnants of Hurricane Ida in 2021. The public comment period ends on Feb. 3.

If adopted as written, the new rules will raise flood plain elevations by 2 feet, making it harder to build in areas near rivers and streams, protecting lives and property.

To learn more about the inland flood rules or to make a comment, go to https://dep.nj.gov/inland-floodprotection-rule/

Please continue to make your voices heard in 2023 on the need for our elected officials to address these pressing issues.

Tom Gilbert is a co-executive director of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, Far Hills.


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CASA for Children of Monmouth brings hope to children in foster care

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children of Monmouth is looking forward to 2023 and the joy the new year will hopefully bring with it.

CASA of Monmouth finished 2022 with gifts for nearly 200 foster children who are in the county child welfare system. Through the CASA of Monmouth annual holiday wish list, foster children served by CASA advocates received gifts to celebrate the holidays, according to a press release.

Every year, CASA of Monmouth looks to fulfill the wishes from the children served by the program. This effort is undertaken through the generosity of CASA volunteers, CASA staff, the CASA Executive Board, community members and local business sponsors.


• New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center, is conducting blood drives which are open to the public. The following

This was the sixth year in a row the designers of Town & Country Design Studio, Red Bank, decorated gift bags and filled them with presents for the foster children. Their designers personally decorated bags that brought happiness to more than 100 children, according to the press release.

“The holiday season is always a time to open our hearts, and our community and volunteers did not disappoint the foster children we serve so they can experience the joy every child deserves during the holidays,” said Marielaina LaRosa, director of community development.

“We generate a wish list with three or four items for each child and share it through our social media. We were overwhelmed by the immediate re -

sponse. The magic of the season took on a life of its own after that. Our supporters should know they brought tears of joy to these very special children with every donation,” LaRosa said.

Court Appointed Special Advocates are trained volunteers from the community who work with children in the child welfare system who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect, according to the press release.

Advocates are assigned to the foster children by a Family Court judge to advocate for the needs of the children and to work toward a permanent safe home.

Advocates meet with the children monthly or more often to check on

their well-being and to provide reports to the court. The advocates work to ensure the children do not fall through the cracks of the child welfare system, according to the press release.

The ultimate goal of the CASA program is always reunification with a child’s family if it is safe – or other caring relatives or foster parents ready to adopt.

CASA for Children of Monmouth will begin training a new class of advocates in March to be the “voice” for a child in foster care. For more information about becoming an advocate or donating to foster children, call 732-460-9100 or visit www.casaofmonmouth.org.

blood drives are scheduled: Jan. 24, Church of St. Anselm, 1028 Wayside Road, Tinton Falls, 12:30-6:30 p.m.; Jan. 31, Lincroft Bible Church, 790

Newman Springs Road, Middletown, 1-7 p.m.; Feb. 28, Lincroft Bible Church, 790 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, 1-7 p.m. To donate blood or for infor -

mation on how to organize a blood drive, call 1-800-933-2566 or visit www. nybloodcenter.org

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Eagles soar to six-game win streak with 57-52 victory over Colts Neck

MIDDLETOWN — There was no panic among the members of the Middletown South High School boys basketball team after the Eagles began the 2022-23 season 0-4.

The Eagles lost those four games by a combined total of 14 points and that statistic motivated the players to work harder to reverse their fortunes.

Led by seniors Dylan Csik, Patrick Brown and Matt Silva, the Eagles (6-4) kicked things into high gear with six straight wins after the rough start.

On Jan. 12 in Middletown, Middletown South defeated visiting Colts Neck High School, 57-52.

“They have done a tremendous job of being resilient all year. That’s who they are,” Coach Jimmy Cranwell said following his team’s win over Colts Neck.

“Our seniors did a great job keeping everyone together. We knew if we fixed a few things and took care of the

basketball in the closing moments we would be fine,” he said.

Early in the game against Colts Neck, things did not look promising for the Eagles. Middletown South trailed by six points after the first quarter and was down 23-14 with 5:00 to play in the second quarter.

Defensive pressed helped the Eagles turn the tide as the second quarter wound down. Two steals and two fastbreak buckets began a 19-2 run that was capped off by a three-point field goal from Silva as the Eagles grabbed a 33-25 lead at the break.

“We work on our pressure defense every day and our guys did a good job of following the scouting report and understanding how to pressure (Colts Neck),” Cranwell said.

The Eagles controlled the action in the third quarter and took a 47-36 lead into the fourth quarter.

Trailing by 11 points, the Cougars mustered up a run of their own to get back into the game. Senior Will Surdez scored 10 of his team-high 16 points in

the fourth quarter to bring the Cougars to within a point, 49-48, with 3:57 to play.

Moments later, Surdez had the assist on a basket by Dillon Younger as the Cougars took a 50-49 lead.

Although the Eagles’ 11-point lead had vanished, the players’ resiliency was still evident.

“We have played in probably more close games than anybody else in the state. We have been here and our guys have confidence in these moments,” said Cranwell.

Junior Owen Richter stepped up to score two baskets in the final 2:00 as Middletown South regained the lead.

A nice pass on the baseline by Csik led to Richter scoring a layup to put the Eagles ahead 51-50 with 1:53 to play.

Richter dialed up another stellar play on the Eagles’ next possession.

He grabbed an offensive rebound off a missed three-point field goal attempt by sophomore Brady Hahn and converted the put-back for a 53-50

lead with 1:24 to play.

Richter finished the game with 10 points

“I’m just trying to make the right play to help my team win,” Richter said. “I tracked down the rebound and just put it back in.”

Clutch free throw shooting down the stretch by Brown helped Middletown South seal its sixth straight victory.

Brown was 4-4 from the foul line in the late going and finished with 17 points.

“It’s all about muscle memory and not letting the moment get to you,” Brown said about making free throws.

“We work on them every day in practice and the hard work is starting to show.”

Brown is averaging more than 12 points per game. He scored 64 points in the team’s last four games. Csik is averaging more than 13 points per game to lead Middletown South.

“We are full of confidence right now. We can beat anyone,” Brown said.

Middletown South faced Howell High School on Jan. 14.

PHOTOS BY STEVEN BASSIN/STAFF Middletown South High School’s Patrick Brown drives to the basket during the Eagles’ 57-52 win over Colts Neck High School on Jan. 12 in Middletown.
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Middletown South High School’s Dylan Csik eyes a drive to the basket during the Eagles’ 57-52 win over Colts Neck High School on Jan. 12 in Middletown.


Catch a Classic What to Watch

That ’90s Show

Netflix New Series!

Thursday, Jan. 19

This direct spinoff of the hit 19982006 sitcom That ’70s Show is set in 1995, and goes back to Point Place, Wisconsin, where Leia Forman (Callie Haverda), daughter of Eric and Donna (Topher Grace and Laura Prepon, who, along with Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis and Wilmer Valderrama, make guest appearances in their original roles), is spending the summer with grandparents Kitty and Red (Debra Jo Rupp and Kurtwood Smith, reprising their characters as series regulars). There, Leia bonds with a new generation of Point Place kids.

Special Theme: The Jewish Experience

TCM, beginning at 8 p.m. Catch a Classic! Thursday, Jan. 19

TCM has dedicated every Thursday in January to showcasing films that have touched on the Jewish experience. Included in the lineup for this evening are the following five films: Golden Globe nominee Crossing Delancey (pictured), about a single woman (Amy Irving) in Manhattan who meets a man (Peter Riegert) through her Jewish grandmother’s (Reizl Bozyk) matchmaker; Over the Brooklyn Bridge (1984), in which a Jewish deli owner in Brooklyn (Elliott Gould) asks his uncle for a loan, but must give up his Gentile girlfriend (Margaux Hemingway) in order to get it; longtime roommates and friends (Melanie Mayron and Anita Skinner) face challenges to their relationship when one gets engaged and moves out of their New York City apartment in Girlfriends

(1978); a Polish rabbi (Gene Wilder) befriends a bank robber with a heart of gold (Harrison Ford) on his way to San Francisco in The Frisco Kid (1979), an unusual adventure comedy about a pair of unlikely friends; lastly, the Oscar-nominated Au Revoir les Enfants (1987), which tells the story of a Catholic boarding school in World War II-era France hiding a Jewish student from the Nazis and is based on a true incident from writer/director Louis Malle’s life.

Movies You'll Love

Thursday 1/19

9 p.m. Maleficent (2014, Fantasy)

Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning FREEFORM

Friday 1/20

7 p.m. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018, Biography)

Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton FX

Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre Netflix New Series!

Thursday, Jan. 19

Twenty chilling tales penned by horror manga master Junji Ito, all with the shared theme of madness, are adapted in this anime series.

NBA Basketball NBA TV & TNT, beginning at 3 p.m. Live Thursday, Jan. 19

The NBA visits France for a matchup between the Chicago Bulls and the

Detroit Pistons at Accor Arena in Paris on NBA TV. TNT’s primetime doubleheader has the Golden State Warriors at the Boston Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets at the Phoenix Suns.

Walker: “Buffering”

The CW, 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19

Cordell (Jared Padalecki) and Cassie (Ashley Reyes) intervene in a hostage situation at a server farm, and August (Kale Culley) tries to smooth things over with his grandparents.

Christina in the Country: “Diamond in the Rough”

HGTV, 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19

With three young boys and a one-

week-old baby girl, Nick and Kristen enlist Christina Hall’s help to transform their dark and dysfunctional kitchen. Christina and her husband Josh Hall also find a potential investment property that could be more than they bargained for.

Walker Independence: “Strange Bedfellows”

The CW, 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19

Abby (Katherine McNamara) starts to question everything she thought to be true, and Gus (Philemon Chambers) makes a move no one sees coming.

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

Saturday 1/21

7 p.m. Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (2012, Children)

Danny DeVito, Ed Helms Nick

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Catch a Classic What to Watch

Game Theory With Bomani Jones

HBO, 11 p.m. Season Premiere!

Friday, Jan. 20

Sports journalist and commentator Bomani Jones returns for Season 2 of his weekly, late-night series that breaks down timely issues playing out in the world of sports.

Female Detectives — Part 3: Rogue Females

TCM, beginning at 8 p.m. Catch a Classic! Friday, Jan. 20

Turner Classic Movies concludes its Friday evening salute to fictional female film detectives this evening with four films. First is Lured (pictured), a film noir offering a change of pace for fans of Lucille Ball who are accustomed to seeing her in more comedic roles. Ball plays an American in London who helps police find a serial killer after her friend disappears. George Sanders, Charles Coburn and Boris Karloff costar in director Douglas Sirk’s mystery. Next, in Wanted!

Represent Netflix New Series!

Friday, Jan. 20

Jean-Pascal Zadi cocreated, directed and stars in this French comedy as Stéphane Blé, an idealistic educator who is inadvertently thrust into France’s presidential race.

Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom: “Gorilla Divemaster” Nat Geo, 10 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 20

A western lowland gorilla takes a road trip to receive pioneering hyperbaric oxygen therapy; a black rhinoceros is fitted with a fitness tracker to study his movements; the veterinary team investigates what might be causing a roan antelope to lose weight drastically; and the Galapagos tortoises celebrate their 10th birthdays with a wild party.

Jane Turner (1936), both criminals and two postal investigators (played by Gloria Stuart and Lee Tracy) are intent on locating the “Jane Turner” to whom a letter and loads of cash were sent in the wake of a mail robbery. Following that is one of the earliest noir films, Stranger on the Third Floor (1940), in which Margaret Tallichet plays the fiancée

Bad Behind Bars: Jodi Arias

Lifetime, 8 p.m. Original Film! Saturday, Jan. 21

This follow-up to one of Lifetime’s most successful true-crime movies shows a new side of the infamous murderess. Celina Sinden stars as Jodi Arias, who has just been arrested and sent to prison while she awaits trial for murdering her boyfriend, Travis Alexander. When she arrives in jail, Jodi charms her way through prison and befriends a couple, Donavan Bering and Tracy Brown, who will do almost anything for her. Donavan was released from prison as Jodi’s trial drew near and agreed to be Jodi’s mouthpiece, posting on her social pages and

of a reporter (John McGuire) who is arrested following two murders; in an attempt to clear his name, she seeks out a strange man (Peter Lorre) who seems linked to the crimes. Finally, in Deadline at Dawn (1946), Susan Hayward plays a dance-hall girl who embarks on an eventful evening as she helps a soon-to-shipout sailor (Bill Williams) find the person who murdered a woman he had met earlier.

Harlow & Powell

TCM, beginning at 8 p.m. Catch a Classic!

Saturday, Jan. 21

Hollywood golden age icons Jean Harlow and William Powell had not only a dynamic chemistry onscreen in the two films they made together, but also a real-life love affair that only lasted a couple of years before Harlow tragically passed away from kidney failure in 1937 at the age of 26. Tonight on Turner Classic Movies, you can enjoy the magic they brought to the screen in Reckless (pictured), a musical comedy directed by Victor Fleming and also starring frequent Harlow costar Franchot Tone; and Libeled Lady (1936), the Best Picture Oscar-nominated romantic comedy costarring Powell's Thin Man movies costar Myrna Loy and Spencer Tracy.

Saturday Night Live: “Aubrey Plaza/Sam Smith” NBC, 11:30 p.m. Live; also livestreams on Peacock New Episodes!

defending her friend to the world. But when the details of the case and Jodi’s story were no longer adding up and Donavan refused to continue to do her former friend’s bidding, Jodi’s vengeful side emerged.

Saturday, Jan. 21

SNL resumes its 48th season tonight with actress Aubrey Plaza making her guest-hosting debut, accompanied by Sam Smith in their third appearance as musical guest.

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(Never known to fail). O most Beautiful Flower of Mt. Carmel,

this prayer for three consecutive days. You must publish it, and it will be granted to You. L.M.C.

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Mother Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech
from the bottom of
O Mary conceived without sin, pray for
who have recourse to Thee (3 times). Holy Mary, I place
cause in
hands (3 times). Say
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