Monthly Archives: May 2007

About Monica Goodling: ‘She’ll come through this’

Monica Goodling, the former Justice Department’s White House liaison, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington in May to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. Background posts: Monica and ‘The Bachelor’ , Monica Goodling proves that all roads lead to York … Continue reading

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York’s American War Mothers monument captures interest

The American War Mothers monument in York honors those who served, died and achieved in World War II. It is an overlooked York County landmark. A photograph published with my column on Sunday, ‘A Memorial Day tour of, well, memorials,’ … Continue reading

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Don’t know much about ‘York Revolution’ history?

Virginia’s Richard Henry Lee was one of 64 delegates who met in York Town for nine months from Sept. 30, 1777 to June 27, 1778. One of his brothers, Francis Lightfoot Lee, joined him in York and another brother, Arthur, … Continue reading

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Gettysburg’s Electric Map blinking in finale season

This is a view not commonly seen by those visiting the Electric Map – its underbelly. For a topside view, see below. Some map stats: The map is a 30-foot square. It was built in 1938 and installed in its … Continue reading

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Remains of third York WWII fighting man recovered

The Baltimore Sun recently published a long story of a York man and World War II casualty, Russell Abendschoen, whose remains will be buried in Arlington Cemetery. Long, but compelling. Here’s an excerpt: The story of how Abendschoen’s remains were … Continue reading

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Reality TV? Monica and ‘The Bachelor’

York Haven-area native Monica Goodling is surrounded by photographers as she took her seat to testify before the House Judiciary Committee about what she knows of the motive behind the firings of nine U.S. attorneys. But reality TV has given … Continue reading

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York, Pa., newspaper publisher J.W. Gitt: ‘Just say it … straight out’

York newspaper publisher J.W. Gitt earned a widespread reputation for his endorsement of Progressive Party candidate Henry Wallace in the 1948 presidential election. Artist Walt Partymiller put Gitt’s liberal political views into Page 1 cartoons. For an additional look at … Continue reading

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Monica Goodling proves that all roads lead to York

Monica Goodling, a graduate of Northeastern High School, is at the center of an international story. Background posts: Monica and ‘The Bachelor’ , Clinton, Obama at Messiah College: Still stopping short of stepping on county soil, About Monica Goodling: ‘She’ll … Continue reading

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Abe Lincoln’s smallpox story has been told before

“Doctors say Lincoln had severe smallpox when he delivered Gettysburg Address,” the headline on the AP story read. That seemed like old news. I checked and it was. Gettysburg physician Bradley R. Hoch explored Lincoln’s illness in his “The Lincoln … Continue reading

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Preakness, TV’s ‘Bachelor’ tied to York County

Dover’s Bill School, shown here with his long trumpet, played “Call to the Gate” at the Preakness in May 2007. For a full story on the trumpet player, see below. Background posts: Artist Jeff Koons came back to York for … Continue reading

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