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  • Sign cautions drivers 'entering dictatorial Windsor Township'

    06/05/2017 4:19:57 PM PDT · by lightman · 11 replies
    The York Dispatch ^ | 5 June A.D. 2017 | David Weissman
    Barred from placing a billboard on his property, one Windsor Township property owner decided to warn others of the township's "dictatorial" ways. A truck displaying a sign that reads "Caution Entering Dictatorial Windsor Township" first appeared Saturday parked in a lot at the corner of East Prospect and Cape Horn roads. A dictatorship is a form of government in which absolute power is exercised by a single person, known as a dictator. The truck is owned by J&K Salvage, which offers customers the ability to rent out its trucks as a form of mobile advertising. This particular truck was rented...
  • Earning This: A Memorial Day Message

    05/29/2017 1:25:43 PM PDT · by lightman · 6 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 28 May A.D. 2017 | C. Kim Bracey
    I am a proud, 10-year United States Air Force veteran, a humble servant and defender in a long, noble and inspiring tradition of military service. For generations, from Lexington and Concord and Bunker Hill in Massachusetts to Yorktown, Va., to the halls of Montezuma, to the wheat fields of Gettysburg, to the shores of Tripoli, to the trenches of Germany, to now serene Pearl Harbor, to the beachheads of Normandy, to the rocky heights of Iwo Jima, to the rugged coasts of Korea, to the jungles of Vietnam, to the mean streets of Mogadishu, Somalia, to the hills and dunes...
  • Trump cancels Harley Davidson factory visit over planned protests: report

    01/31/2017 4:04:18 PM PST · by Historix · 66 replies
    President Trump's scheduled trip to a Harley-Davidson factory in Milwaukee on Thursday has been canceled over the likelihood of protests, CNN reported Tuesday. An administration official told the news network that the plans were scrapped after the motorcycle giant became uncomfortable with the threat of demonstrations. Over the weekend, massive protests broke out at airports across the country after Trump signed an executive order on Friday banning citizens of certain Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. Other large protests were planned for the president's Milwaukee visit, according to CNN. Trump was originally supposed to head to the factory for a...
  • Mayor Prepared to Take Over Stadium Management Amid Questions About 49ers Use of Taxpayer Dollars

    10/29/2016 5:51:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Oct 28, 2016 | Michelle Roberts
    Santa Clara Mayor Prepared to Take Over Management of Levi's Stadium Amid Questions About 49ers Use of Taxpayer DollarsThe mayor of Santa Clara is warning the San Francisco 49ers that the city may be forced to try to take over management of Levis Stadium, if the team fails to provide documents detailing how they spent taxpayer dollars. \ The city doesn't make any money from 49ers games, but it does get a cut when concerts and other events are hosted at the stadium. Based on the findings of an independent audit, however, Mayor Lisa Gillmore is now worried that Santa...
  • speechByron York: Onstage, Trump sheds ego, lays off media, hones new role

    08/21/2016 5:31:31 AM PDT · by libstripper · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug. 21, 2011 | Byron York
    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. Back when Donald Trump was giving one hour-plus, free-form, jazz-improvisation speeches that is, for nearly all of the campaign until the last week Trump spent an inordinate amount of time telling audiences how great he was. He was the best at this, the best at that, he won this, he won that, his companies were the greatest, people loved him. A typical Trump speech included long stretches of nearly nonstop bragging.
  • Welcome to the 'Oculus': New York City's new $4bn transit hub finally opens at the World Trade [tr]

    02/28/2016 8:36:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    AP ^ | February 28, 2016 | Staff
    A new transit hub designed to evoke a bird in flight will open next week at the World Trade Center in New York. Its architect called it a 'monument to life.' 'It is a monument of faith in this city and a monument dedicated to the people,' said Spanish-born architect Santiago Calatrava, 64, of the Oculus, a $4 billion structure that was built around, beneath and above an existing, still-operating subway line. Steve Plate, the chief of major capital projects for the Port Authority, which funded the project, described how the building 'is aligned precisely to allow the sun to...
  • Actors playing Minnie Mouse, Olaf from Frozen and the Cookie Monster arrested in Times Square [tr]

    02/11/2016 6:21:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 11, 2016 | John Hutchinson
    The actors playing Minnie Mouse, Olaf from Frozen and the Cookie Monster were arrested by police in New York for hassling tourists for money. The rather surreal scene played out in Times Square, after the costumed characters had posed for a photo with one tourist. As he moved away from the colourful characters, they began to follow him and demanded that he hand over money for the photo.
  • Whoops: Broncos Logo Painted In Wrong End Zone

    01/29/2016 3:47:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jan 29, 2016 | Dana Reszutek
    The NFL's grounds crew may have forgotten that another team was playing Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. On Jan. 26, the grounds crew mistakenly painted the Broncos logo in the wrong end zone at Levi's Stadium while readying the field for next Sunday's big game. The error didn't go unnoticed on Twitter. Yahoo Sports' Samuel Lam posted a photo displaying both the correct Broncos end zone, and the still-visible Broncos logo in Panthers' territory. James Martin, a CBS photographer, shared a close-up image of the field, showing the faded remains of the Broncos insignia before the grounds...
  • New York City Is Set to Adopt New Approach on Policing Minor Offenses

    01/21/2016 6:15:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 20, 2016 | J. David Goodman
    New York City is poised to reshape how it treats many so-called quality-of-life offenses, softening its stance toward low-level infractions like public urination and drinking alcohol in public by steering those cases away from the criminal court system. A package of eight bills to be introduced in the City Council on Monday would reduce the impact of the style of policing known as broken windows that has for two decades guided the Police Department to see minor disorder as a precursor to major crime, often alienating residents in the process.
  • The Year Christmas Died: New York’s Fifth Avenue is a celebration of pretty much nothing

    12/24/2015 6:29:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Decemeber 23, 2015 | Daniel Henninger
    As we moved into December and what for some time has been called “the holiday season,” the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Tennessee issued a “best practices” directive for the campus to “ensure your holiday party is not a Christmas party in disguise.” A Christmas party in disguise? Has it come to this? Aghast state legislators got the directive rescinded, but the Christmas killers will get the last laugh. In fact, they’ve already won. This is the year Christmas died as a public event in the United States. We know this after touring the historic heart...
  • (NYC) City subways are a pervert’s paradise

    12/15/2015 6:23:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 15, 2015 | Danielle Furfaro and Frank Rosario
    Sex crimes on the city’s subways have soared by nearly 20 percent this year, due to a surge in the number of gropers, flashers and voyeurs, NYPD officials said on Monday. “I think everyone has a subway horror story,’’ said straphanger Ashley Ezparda, 27, of Jackson Heights, Queens, near the 74th Street and Broadway station. “[I saw] some homeless guy masturbating on the R train this past summer. I wanted to throw up.”
  • Bill de Blasio says Andrew Cuomo is ‘posturing’ on NYC homeless crisis

    12/01/2015 7:39:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | November 30, 2015 | Jennifer Fermino
    New York City is more than capable of handling the homeless crisis — and Gov. Cuomo’s allegations otherwise are just “political posturing,” Mayor de Blasio said Monday. In his first comments since the governor’s office claimed he couldn’t “manage the homeless crisis,” de Blasio cited a slew of changes the city has made to deal with the problem — including $2.6 billion in funding for housing for the homeless.
  • Reports of (NYC) subway assaults soar in the last year

    08/27/2015 11:13:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 26, 2015 | Danielle Furfaro, Sarah Trefethen and Jamie Schram
    Subway assaults are soaring with complaints up 24 percent this year and the worst two stations are Union Square and Prospect Park, according to crime data obtained by The Post. Reports of felony assaults rose to 151 through Aug. 16 compared with 122 over the same period last year. There were 101 subway assault arrests year to date, up from 85 during the same period last year.
  • LaGuardia Airport to Receive a $4 Billion Facelift

    07/28/2015 12:48:17 PM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 28, 2015 | Reem Nasr
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced a plan to completely overhaul LaGuardia Airport that comes with a $4 billion price tag for the first part. He made the announcement Monday at a luncheon detailing new infrastructure plans for his state. Vice President Joe Biden was at the meeting. Biden, who last year compared the airport to something found in the "third world," fully supports the plan which will break ground next year. Total construction will take about 18 months, Cuomo said. "It is actually happening," said Cuomo. "LaGuardia Airport is un-New York."
  • Equality Fest to welcome special transgender guest

    07/20/2015 7:17:26 PM PDT · by lightman · 15 replies
    The York Dispatcj ^ | 20 July AD 2015 | Erin James
    A woman who recently made Pennsylvania history will share her story next month at a York County celebration of civil rights and the LGBT community. The organizers of York's second annual Equality Fest, scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 2, have booked Pennsylvania Physician General Rachel Levine, a transgender woman who's achieved the highest rank in state history for transgender people in government roles. State Rep. Kevin Schreiber, D-York City, confirmed Monday that Levine has accepted the Equality Fest invitation. Schreiber said Levine's story about being a transgender woman is relevant to the next phase of fighting for equal rights. A new...
  • Congratulations, New York, Youre #1 in Corruption

    05/07/2015 10:28:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | May 5, 2015 | Alan Greenblat
    Other states have plenty of corruption, but its hard to beat New York when it comes to sheer volume. The criminal complaint Monday against Dean Skelos, the state Senate majority leader, and his son Adam came just three months after charges were brought against Sheldon Silver, then the Assembly Speaker. Having the top leaders in both chambers face criminal charges in the same session is an unparalleled achievement, but Skelos is now the fifth straight Senate majority leader in Albany to face them
  • NYC City Council in talks to decriminalize minor offenses like open container and public [ed tr]

    04/20/2015 9:23:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 20, 2015 | Sarah Ryley
    A potential showdown is looming over a pair of City Council proposals that would decriminalize a host of offenses including fare-beating, drinking on the street and public urination in an overhaul that could dramatically impact the NYPDs broken windows approach to policing. The measures, still the focus of ongoing negotiations, could pit some Council members against Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, who raised questions about the potential changes just last month. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viveritos office is working on a proposal that would make some of the most common criminal court summonses civil charges instead. Violators would get...
  • Richard III returns to Bosworth Field for final time

    03/22/2015 11:44:34 AM PDT · by Prospero · 49 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/22/2015 | Sarah Knapton
    The last time Richard III was at Bosworth Field the outcome proved less than satisfactory for the King. The battle, which was the last significant skirmish in the War of the Roses, saw Richard not only lose the English throne but also his life.
  • In WWI, Alvin York Captured 132 German Soldiers Pretty Much Single Handed

    03/13/2015 2:02:20 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 54 replies
    Vacca Foeda Media ^ | Jan. 24, 1010 | Daven Hiskey
    In WWI Alvin York almost single handedly captured 132 German soldiers using nothing but a rifle and a pistol, while the German soldiers having among them 32 machine guns along with rifles and pistols and the advantage of being above him in the biggest of the forays. And did I mention York was out in the open during the largest gun fight? Ya, when the Germans attacked they pretty much mowed down almost the entire unit that York was with, including Yorks commanding officer, which put him in charge. The other soldiers left from the original group of 17, were...
  • DA Kearney: Wolf's death penalty moratorium a slap to victims' families

    02/17/2015 5:34:41 PM PST · by lightman · 29 replies
    The York Dispatcj ^ | 17 February AD 2015 | Thomas L. Kearney, Sr.
    After much thought and careful consideration, I am deeply saddened and disturbed at the actions taken by our governor this past Friday. Gov. Tom Wolf elected to place his own personal beliefs above the law of this commonwealth. As an elected district attorney, I took an oath to uphold the constitution of our commonwealth as well as the Constitution of the United States of America. Gov. Wolf recently took a similar oath; however, he has decided to usurp the roles of our Legislature, our courts, and the will of the people of this commonwealth. What Gov. Wolf does not understand...