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Kayak World Record Attempt, Walking Dead Spinoff In Holmdel, and more

GOP leaders in Ocean County are feuding over the pending retirement of longtime popular County Administrator Carl Block.  County Republican Chairman George Gilmore warned at this week’s meeting of the all-Republican commission that ousting Block will spell trouble for the board.  Block, who’s 70, had been scheduled to step down by the end of the year but the board voted to appoint his successor — Michael Fiure — effective August first.  The dispute drew a standing-room-only crowd at the meeting and armed sheriff’s officers were on hand to control the crowd.  Several speakers spoke in favor of letting Block serve through the end of the year.  Gilmore said the action felt like age discrimination and he told Block he ought to sue the county.

Despite a lead the FBI considered promising, agents found no evidence that the body of the late Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa was buried underneath a Jersey City bridge.  Hoffa disappeared 47 years ago in one of the most famous missing person cases in the U-S.  His body has never been found.  Nine months ago, a man who claimed he buried Hoffa gave police a deathbed confession of where he buried the body — under the Pulaski Skyway.  But yesterday, the FBI announced it found no evidence of Hoffa’s body underneath the bridge.

Police in brick say a 29-year-old Armar Keys of Lakewood man is under arrest for allegedly exposing himself at a Walmart.  Brick Police say he initially gave them a false identity to cover up the fact he had outstanding warrants for his arrest.  They also say they found large amounts of drugs inside his car.  Police also arrested an associate of Keys — identified as 30-year-old Alyssa Adams of Toms River — on related drug charges.  Both are being held in the Ocean County Jail.

A kayak enthusiast is planning an attempt at world record to help raise awareness of efforts to preserve Barnegat Bay next month.  Sandy Rinderer of Bayville is organizing a Guinness World-record breaking kayak and canoe parade on the Toms River August 20th.  So far, Rinderer has signed up more than 400 people for the world record attempt in Pine Beach, which would beat the current world record for a canoe and kayak parade set in Poland four years ago.  That’s when 329 people turned out for a parade.

Zombies are going to roam across the Monmouth County community of Holmdel tonight.  Filming for a spin-off of the popular cable program — The Walking Dead — is planned overnight tonight along Route 35 in Holmdel.  Locations around Holmdel that will be used for a couple of locations for filming include the Holmdel Motor Inn and a closed garden nursery.  Police say Route 35 will be closed from eight o-clock tonight until five tomorrow morning in both directions between Union and Miller Avenues.



Carl Craft is studying here on earth for a short time and trying to make the most of it... with varying amounts of success. He's heard every morning on The Morning Rat Race. Sometimes he goes, "sock / shoe, sock / shoe" which we think is a sign of some kind of psychosis...