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Tuesday, October 25, 2005
That's Happening Here? 5 Stories Fast The next Federal Reserve chairman is likely to be a man with Princeton area roots. Yesterday, President Bush announced his nominee: the chairman of his Council of Economic Advisers, Ben Bernanke, who was a Princeton professor and a school board member. More. ... So far, a Philly-based FBI unit has helped recover $150 million in stolen art and historic documents. The list of successes includes a Rembrandt self-portrait worth $30 million, an original Bill of Rights, and $50 million worth of paintings stolen from Spain, and five Norman Rockwells. More. ... A grant will expand how many city detectives check out stolen-gun reports. Only one detective does so now. The problem is that the claims are too often bogus: The weapon was knowingly passed on to a criminal. More. ... With natural gas prices so high, the time has come for landfill gas. At least in Chester County. Its Solid Waste Authority has started producing and piping the stuff. More. ... In Queen Village, putting out your trash gets you treated like a bad neighbor. That is, if you put it out too early. Fabric Row merchants are upset about getting ticketed for putting their refuse out before 8 p.m. Officials say the crackdown's citywide. More.