Monthly Archives: December 2008

VIDEO Harpists soothe audiences with music

“People just find it really soothing,” said Muse and harper Ruth Ann Burke. “The saying is if the harp makes you laugh, makes you cry or puts you to sleep, it’s done its job.”

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Leo’s new ride

The star of “Revolutionary Road” recently traded in his Toyota Prius hybrid for a $147,000 Tesla Roadster, the first high-performance electric car. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Leonardo DiCaprio also talked up his passion for eco-causes, and his … Continue reading

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VIDEO Day of Blessing

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades visited New Freedom on Sunday to bless a monument to the Ten Commandments on the grounds St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. After the monument’s blessing, the crowd followed Rhoades downhill to the parish’s newly built … Continue reading

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It’s that time of year to power your house with a Prius

For the past few years during electrical emergencies, innovative people have been using their hybrid Toyota Prius to power their homes. During an ice storm last week Sweeney, of Harvard, Mass., powered his house by hooking it up to his … Continue reading

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Human fat used to fuel SUVs

A leading Beverly Hills plastic surgeon claims to have combined two of America’s great obsessions; converting his 4×4 to run on fat removed from clients during liposuction operations. Unfortunately, it is illegal in California to use human medical waste to … Continue reading

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VIDEO News stories for 40 years

At 30 seconds past 8:24 a.m. Monday, WGAL anchor Dick Hoxworth’s phone rang. The caller informed him that he had 30 seconds until he was on-air for a morning news update. “Holy mackerel,” he said. He scrambled under the partition … Continue reading

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Toxic effects of gas drilling on the New York City watershed

So many elements in that headline we don’t normally associate with each other. Chemicals, pumped into the ground for hydraulic fracturing during drilling for natural gas, can contaminate ground water. The effects are known in remote places like Wyoming and … Continue reading

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VIDEO Simple senior Christmas joy is medicine for the economy

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VIDEO Pay it forward

Noreen Freeland tells her kids to “pay it forward”. Almost two years ago, Freeland started a youth group for her neighborhood kids on South Hartley Street in York. This year her kids raised money to help bring Christmas to their … Continue reading

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Auto Bailout: China comes home for Christmas

The auto bailout died in the Senate after representatives wanted to see wage concessions from workers. During these endless hearings on the auto bailout, I heard a speaker say that a worker in China is paid $2 a day to … Continue reading

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