Monthly Archives: September 2009

VIDEO: A Cinderella project finds hope in unjust fate

Andrea Smeltzer’s son was killed Thanksgiving in a one-car accident as a passenger. The driver was charged with vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment, careless driving, reckless driving, speeding and disregarding traffic lanes, and has since been cited for violating his plea … Continue reading

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Blackberry Storm tricks & tips: Publish more mobile, mobile twitter videos

Flash video is a universally compatible format for desktop browsers and a universally lame format for mobile phones. YouTube fixes this by processing dual streams – Flash for the desktop and 3gp for mobile applications. Solution: Publish a high resolution … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Welcome home Vietnam vets

The official dedication for the York County Vietnam Memorial will be Oct. 3, 11 a.m. at the York Expo Center It will stand 16 1/2 feet tall. The black granite column will include the names of more than 100 soldiers … Continue reading

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A rail trail bridge blazes new routes

It’s a partnership of public and private forces bridging a gap. It’s a path connecting city and country. It’s a gas free commuter route to center city York; an oil free way to get out of town for the weekend … Continue reading

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Blackberry Storm tricks & tips: Twin beta browsers – Opera 5 Mini and Bolt

I just tried the beta version of the Opera’s Mini 5 beta mobile browser released September 16. It can be downloaded at http://m.opera.com/next I am impressed with the speed of the downloads ! It has some nice features like tabs … Continue reading

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Blackberry Storm tricks & tips: Storm is low radiation source

Interesting study by the Environmental Working Group that rates radiation of hundreds of cell phones. The Blackberry Storm was rated as a low emitter while the study hinted that many very popular phones like the Apple iPhone 3G and Blackberry … Continue reading

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Amendment dies that may have cut rail trail funding

The Senate defeated Amendment 2371 by a margin of 59-39. railstotrails.org Casey (PA) and Specter (PA) voted to preserve funding.

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Rail trails vs. banks and health care corporations

Rail trails are as much about recreation as much as they are about potential. Strips of public land interconnected for moving people and whatever else the mind can dream of centuries from now. Hard decisions to be made in the … Continue reading

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Rail trail funding threatened by Amendment

Today, Senators John McCain (Ariz.) and Tom Coburn (Okla.) issued two amendments to the FY10 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill. If passed, these amendments would eliminate the majority of available federal funds for trails, walking and bicycling. Amendment … Continue reading

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A sunny, energy conserving Giant opens in Manchester

Giant Food Stores has blended energy saving technology into their new Manchester, Pa. store. Skylights are balanced with florescent lighting automatically. As the store gets darker from cloud cover, the lights automatically compensate. On a sunny day, the main overhead … Continue reading

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