Monthly Archives: September 2005

Reporter’s privilege and Dover intelligent design case

To help folks understand the concept of reporter’s privilege – at issue in the Dover intelligent design trial – we put forth a column of explanation. I hope this makes the concept a little clearer:

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Did the Babe visit York?

Jason (jshow16@suscom.net), an autograph collector, has picked up the “mother lode,‿ a Babe Ruth signature from the 1920s. It was written on Hotel Penn letterhead. Where was the Hotel Penn, he asked?

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Follow the Leader … York County, Pa., native George Leader

It’s George M. Leader and Tom Ridge on the same ticket. Well, former Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Ridge will help applaud the life and accomplishments of former Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Leader at an Oct. 3 banquet at the Yorktowne Hotel.

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No NoDoz needed to understand this York highway metaphor

Yorkblog.com officially went live this weekend. For those interested in the official launch proclamation, I’ve posted my York Sunday News column for Sept. 25. Happy motoring.

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York County history and journalism: a perfect overlap

Often, the work of a writer doing journalism overlaps with that of the researcher doing history. It has been said journalists write the first draft of history. As time passes, historians take the long view of that draft, often adding … Continue reading

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York County genealogical research: An exhausting endeavor

I receive several queries each week from genealogists and researchers who are trying to figure out how to get started in their study of many-layered York County and its interwoven families. Some researchers are simply trying to bore through a … Continue reading

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York County’s Pinchgut vs. The Gut

Could you locate Dogtown, Pinchgut or Hollywood on a York County map? Well, after working my way through the “Gazetteer of York and Adams Counties, Pennsylvania,” I can get close. The South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society has produced the 90-page … Continue reading

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York County, Pa., journalism goes back to the future

An old York County newspaper story tells about brewer Hannes’ bout with an aged hermit. It seems that Hannes produced a beer that stopped headaches, created a good appetite and abolished constipation. After drinking two quarts, a surveyor was able … Continue reading

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