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Complete coverage of the NJSIAA
Region VI tournament. Sports, C3

LEONARD NIMOY, BELOVED MR. SPOCK OF ‘STAR TREK,’ DIES PAGE 1B

DEATH AT COUNTY JAIL

Bornstein’s
care was
reasonable,
expert says

PITCHING
BASEBALL

SUSANNE CERVENKA @SCERVENKA
TRENTON — The nurses at Monmouth County Jail
gave Amit Bornstein reasonable medical care after two
struggles with corrections officers, a defendant’s expert testified Friday.
Dr. Robert Perkel, a board-certified family medicine
doctor and professor at Thomas Jefferson University,
recounted for the jury a timeline setting forth the care
that Correct Care Solutions staff gave Bornstein, 22,
based off the nurses’ medical notes.
All of those steps, he said, were adequate — including that nurses stopped care and only observed from a
distance because they said Bornstein was acting aggressively.
Bornstein ultimately died following the altercations

See DEATH, Page A2

“You get plenty of oxygen through
a spit mask.”
DR. ROBERT PERKEL,

BOARD-CERTIFIED FAMILY MEDICINE DOCTOR

AND PROFESSOR AT THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY, IN TESTIMONY

‘STRAINED FINANCIAL POSITION’

S&P downgrades
credit rating
of Lacey schools

SUBMITTED PHOTO

Initiative draws black youth to Little League
STEPH SOLIS @STEPHMSOLIS
LAKE COMO — Sixty years ago Carl Johnson stood on a pristine baseball
field in Williamsport, Pa., hearing thousands of spectators chanting in the
stands above him.
“Let them play! Let them play!” the crowd yelled.
It was August 1955, years before Johnson had moved to Lake Como. He was
a 12-year-old boy, playing third base for the YMCA Cannon Street Little
League All-Stars team — the first all-black team to make it to the Little League
World Series.
But a Little League official used a technicality to deem the Cannon Street
team ineligible to play. They still were allowed to warm up, though, which is
when many of the audience members started chanting.

whether they
strike out every
time or hit a home

LACEY — Citing Lacey Township School District’s

run any time, to

“strained financial position,” Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services downgraded the district’s creditworthiness.
The agency reduced the district’s rating two notches
from “A” to “AA-”.
“The downgrade reflects the district’s strained financial position and weakened liquidity position coupled with the lack of a clear plan to restore structural
budgetary balance and maintain stable reserves for fiscal 2015 and beyond,” Standard & Poor’s credit analyst
Danielle Leonardis said in a statement.

have an
opportunity to
play Little
League.”
ASBURY PARK PRESS FILE PHOTO

Mark Holt of Little League National Headquarters paints the World Series logo in South
Williamsport, Pa., in 1998, when Toms River East played in the series.

See LACEY, Page A10

Here’s looking at you
Where you can find some of the most
fabulous Shore views. Indulge, D1

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“We want all of
those kids,

See BASEBALL, Page A5

AMANDA OGLESBY @OGLESBYAPP

ADVICE
CLASSIFIED
COMICS
LOCAL
MOVIES

Carl Johnson of Lake Como,
second from right, poses
with his former Little League
teammates in the stands of
the Howard J. Lamade
Stadium in South
Williamsport, Pa. Johnson
and his friends were
members of the 1955 Cannon
Street Little League All-Stars
team. Johnson died Monday
morning at age 72.

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VOLUME 136
NUMBER 51
SINCE 1879

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URBAN INITIATIVE PROGRAM

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