Monthly Archives: December 2011

What can we learn from a fortune cookie?

This was in my fortune cookie at lunch today: Prosperity belongs to those who can learn new things the fastest. Amen, brother.

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What we’re working on: Dec. 30

Here’s a look at our news budget for the rest of today online, and for tomorrow’s paper. Of note: The Penn State bowl-week stories are beginning for this, a bowl week unlike any other in Penn State history. Thoughts/questions/comments are … Continue reading

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A reader offers ydr.com advice on the paywall

Sometimes people just complain. But once in a while, people who have a complaint offer real, tangible options to consider. This happened recently when I received an email titled “You’ve lost a reader.” The woman who wrote this said it … Continue reading

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Leaving family behind and looking ahead.

Both of my daughters were crying last night. Penn State reporter Frank Bodani was picking me up at 3:30 am this morning for a 7am flight to Dallas and I thought it best to sleep on the couch downstairs so … Continue reading

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Overcoming language barriers in York County

Late one September night I walked down a dark alley behind several row homes in York City. I was looking for a woman I knew lived on the block — but I didn’t know which home and I had only … Continue reading

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What we’re working on: Dec. 29

Here’s a look at what’s making news so far today and for tomorrow’s paper. Lots of variety scheduled for tomorrow’s front page, and animals play a starring role on stories scheduled for both 1a and the local cover. Let us … Continue reading

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Newsroom conversations: Shy and outgoing

Features editor Buffy Andrews reads a handwriting analysis for members of the living staff. Buffy: How can someone be outgoing, impulsive and emotionally open, but somewhat shy? Are they bipolar? Sarah Chain: They’re conflicted. Buffy: Who was it describing? Sarah: … Continue reading

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What we’re working on: Dec. 28

Here’s a look at our news budget at this hour for tomorrow’s paper. It also reflects much of what you’ll see on our website during the day. Wondering what you can do with your kids over the holidays? We’re putting … Continue reading

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What we’re working on: Dec. 27

Here’s a look at our news budget at this hour for tomorrow’s paper. It also reflects much of what you’ll see on our website during the day. York City Council continues to seek cuts to cover a deficit. Check for … Continue reading

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Newsroom snapshot: Christmas sweaters

Features/religion reporter John Hilton and business reporter Lauren Boyer model their new Christmas sweaters. Other newsroom snapshots: Newsroom Snapshot: Scott Blanchard Samantha Dellinger

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