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  • *** – ** – * IS MAYOR GRAY…

    Posted on April 28th, 2016 Becky 11 comments
    Abuse Hidden Behind The Badge***  There is a walk this Saturday in Lancaster for Melissa Cowan and all victims of domestic violence. The poster is below and the LNP story, “Nicki Minaj’s mother to visit Lancaster Saturday for domestic violence event” is here.
         I contacted one of the organizers and they were unaware that Rosauara Torres Sadler, the ex-wife of Lancaster City Police Chief Keith Sadler, has written a book stating he beat her for years. There will be much more on this to follow.
    DV
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    **   This is simply unbelievable! Under the LNP story, “Man stabbed in the stomach in Lancaster city,” (click here) there is the comment posted below in full. It is small, so I have re-typed the beginning and the italics are mine:
    Actually, the mayor was at a neighborhood meeting in the northeast of the city last night. He didn’t speak about this specific incident, but did comment on violent crime. He pointed out something that is pretty clear if you follow these stories over time:
    1. Most victims know their attackers. Domestic violence or arguments are usually the cause.
         And yet the Mayor hired and maintains an incompetent and rude police chief whose ex-wife has written a book stating that he beat her for years. This is truly unbelievable! Mayor Gray is absolute scum!
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    *  The below comment came into this site under the story, “21 UNSOLVED MURDERS” (click here) and they are correct! Something has to be done and done now!
    Becky,
    I’ve been a reader of your blog for years, and agree 99% of what you write. I live in the county, but not the city of Lancaster. For a year or more, I’ve been trying to figure out why the prominent citizens of the city, White, Black & Hispanic, have not got together and brought in the F.B.I.? They are around, and do their job; just ask the people in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area.
    Maybe they can clean up the “Rats Nest” at city hall.
    You know what they say, “For every rat you see, there are ten more that you don’t!”

    HEADED TO JAIL?

    Gray6

    “Sources: Former Pa. Treasurer McCord wore body wire while in office,” the Philadelphia Inquirer, (click here).
          
         The Philadelphia Inquirer article linked to above got me thinking and I realized something basic I should have figured out a long time ago. What Mayor J. Richard Gray and his administration are doing is illegal. 
         Mayor J. Richard Gray bragged openly that he wrote the CRIZ legislation for and with Senator Lloyd Smucker (there will be more on Smucker at a later date).
         It was written specifically for the Lancaster Newspapers (LNP) and their partner, High Industries, to get $30 million more of the public’s money for their Marriott Hotel “expansion.”
         In return, LNP promised Mayor Gray nothing but good press – as many terms in office as he wants – and they promised him that they will never mention that his police chief is the subject of a book by his ex-wife saying he beat her for years. No, LNP will say nothing bad about the Mayor or his police department or crime and they will do everything in their immense power to keep him in office.  
        Remember in the last Mayoral debate, challenger Charlie Smithgall said he would forgo the mayor’s salary? And Gray said he couldn’t do that – he needed the money.
         Has Gray crossed the line into illegal activity and influence? At what point has he voided the public trust and used his power and influence to stay in office by trying to pay his biggest backer $30 million dollars in public money?
        This whole collaboration between Mayor Gray and his administration and LNP needs to be investigated immediately!
         Will we see Mayor Gray indicted? Will Mayor Gray go to jail? 
      
  • UPDATE ** – * & OVERFLOWING TRASH!

    Posted on April 27th, 2016 Becky 4 comments

    *** Taking a break this afternoon. Posting will be sporadic for the next two days. Thank you for your patience.

    **   LNP moved their story, “Scott Martin wins GOP state Senate nomination over Ethan Demme, Neal Rice,” off the home page of their website in about an hour this morning (click here)! Talk about fast! Maybe it’s because of this dead-on comment under it:

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     *    Yesterday, I pointed out the glaring error in Dan Nephin’s article, “Lancaster city creates ‘adopt a block’ cleanup program,” (click here).
         LNP doesn’t even have enough respect for their readers or pride in good journalism to fix it! A screenshot taken this morning at 9:30 am shows it still makes absolutely no sense!

    Katzenmoyer

     

    HONORING
    MARTIN LUTHER KING? Krasne4

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         Within about an hour of this article going up on Lancaster Online – “Donations sought for Lancaster city mural honoring Martin Luther King Jr.” – Robert Krasne, Chairman of the Board and Publisher of LNP, and his wife, Hale, made a $300 donation on the GoFundMe page (click here).
         Isn’t that special? Do you know what Krasne could do in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.? His company could hire some minorities, that’s what Krasne could do! The blatant racism at LNP is simply shocking. Why does Lancaster County allow this illegal, racist company to continue?

    Trash Can
         And a reader was so inspired by LNP reporter Dan Nephin’s litter pick-up story on this site yesterday (see immediately below), they went and took a picture of a city trash can that’s not in the magazine section of Lancaster (thank you)!
         It looks like the city needs to empty that can stat!
    Please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – NO, NO, NO! *** – ** – * DOES THE ASSOCIATED PRESS…

    Posted on April 25th, 2016 Becky 7 comments

    NEPHIN & KNAPP
    HAVE NO DEFENSE!

          The authors note that “conviction rates for black and white defendants are similar when there is at least some representation of blacks in the jury pool, but in the absence of such representation, black defendants are substantially more likely to be convicted…. Black defendants are clearly disadvantaged relative to their white counterparts when the proportion of blacks in the jury pool is so small.”
    From the Journalist’s Resource website, “Impact of jury race and selection on verdicts in criminal trials,” (click here). The statistics in this article are shocking.
         The Lancaster Newspapers, and their two reporters, Tom Knapp and Daniel Nephin, did not disclose the race or ethnicity of the jury pool or the selected jurors in two possible first-degree homicide trials going on in the Lancaster County Courthouse in the last two weeks.
         In each case, the reporters only broke the jurors down by gender. This is simply absolutely reprehensible journalism. There is no reasonable explanation for this, except that the Lancaster Newspapers are purposefully and intentionally covering-up discrimination and inequality in Lancaster County yet again.
         Do a google search on race and juries and see what comes up! This is unbelievable and I will come back to this tomorrow. But I also wanted to look at Nephin’s coverage of Lamar Clark’s jury selection (click here).
        Clark’s defense attorney, Randall Miller, worked in the Lancaster County DA’s office up until a year ago. He prosecuted some major cases.  Many people will recognize his name. Nephin doesn’t even bother to mention that.
         Nephin doesn’t mention Miller’s law firm. He doesn’t state that President Judge Dennis Reinaker oversaw the jury selection because Judge James Cullen, assigned to the case, was tied up with another civil trial.
         The only thing Nephin seems to have learned over the course of two plus hours is that Miller is going to use a self-defense claim for Clark.
         Nephin is obviously a rocket scientist.
         The public has a right and need to know some background information in all of this – and Nephin, whether he’s just lazy, stupid or didn’t do his homework – has absolutely no defense for this type of sloppy, despicable “journalism!” None whatsoever!
         And neither Knapp or Nephin have any defense for not naming the race and ethnicity of the jury pool and the selected jurors.

    DAN PICKS UP LITTER!    

         As noted this morning, LNP reporter Dan Nephin picked up a piece of litter in the city and he’s damn proud of it!
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          And Charlotte loved it (at least it wasn’t during business hours) and Dan liked that she liked it:

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         But she should have read the article a little more carefully before giving Dan such praise – because there are these two sentences and the second one makes absolutely no sense at all (click here):
         Charlotte Katzenmoyer, the city’s public works director, said the city can’t solve the litter problem.
          Despite trash receptacles being placed around the city, she said picks up litter near them when she sees it.

         Do you think the Associated Press misses Dan? What the hell was he trying to say? Are there any editors at LNP?

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    NO!

    Newhouse10

    (click here) 

         Why? Oh, why? And with crazy Kara Newhouse no less? Oh, this is too much!
        It’s not working LNP! It’s not working!

    —  This is also for LNP’s Sports Editor Chris Otto: Just don’t do it! Just never, ever do this again! This is awful (click here).

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    TRUTH, TROTH & TRADE HIM! 

         This is for LNP’s Sports Editor Chris Otto and their Social Media Editor, Andrea Gillhoolley: I don’t read sports but when you see a tease this good on Facebook you just have to read the article! And guess what? The article is even better than the tease (click here). That is some good writing!
          Trade the bum!!! Fly, Eagles, fly!

    Bradford1

    ***    This post got a little lost on this site Sunday morning – but it was received in an email about a Lancaster County political candidate and it still has me chuckling! Hmmm… does “Ethan Demme” fit those x’s?
         I know that xxxxx xxxxx is a religious nut, not that you can’t throw a dead chicken in this County and hit 4 of those.

    ** Only, only in Lancaster County! OMG! “No Bull Manure!”

    * Coming later today – Dan Nephin picks up a piece of litter! It’s true! It’s really, really true!

    REGRET “LOSING” NOTHING –
    OOPS… I MEAN NEPHIN?

    Clark3        No! Is there a worse “reporter” at LNP? Hmmm… it’s close! But…but…but Mayor Gray and everyone in City Hall loves him! Imagine that?
          The article he finally completed on the Lamar Clark jury selection is here.

         Please check back later today because I am going to have some fun (because it’s my site and I can!) and some very serious stuff as well.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – * RANDALL MILLER FOR THE DEFENSE!

    Posted on April 25th, 2016 Becky 3 comments

    LAMAR CLARK TRIAL 

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         Defense Attorney Randall Miller (pictured above) said by phone this afternoon that the trial of Lamar Clark is not scheduled to resume until tomorrow at 1:30 pm. The jury was chosen before President Judge Dennis Reinaker this morning because Judge James Cullen, who is assigned to the case, is still involved in a Medical Malpractice case. The trial cannot go any further until Judge Cullen is available, Miller said.
        Miller said the T W Ponessa listing on the docket is incorrect. He has two offices but his defense work is done out of the Chan, Cheuvront & Associates firm linked to in the update immediately below and located at 8 North Queen Street.
        A Hispanic female is on the jury and an African American male is one of the two alternate jurors. There are six female and six male jury members and the two alternates are both male. The selection of the jury took slightly over two hours this morning and now everything is on hold until Judge Cullen is available, hopefully by tomorrow afternoon.

    *    This is a screenshot taken about 2:00 pm today of Lamar Clark’s docket showing his attorney, Randall L. Miller, as a representative/employee of T W Ponessa & Associates.
         Miller is also listed as an attorney with Chan, Cheuvront & Associates (click here).

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    HOMICIDE & MULTIPLE
    OTHER CHARGES

    Clark1 (Click here.)

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         The trial of Lamar Clark is scheduled to begin this morning. Will LNP tell us about the jury?
         Clark is represented by former prosecutor Randall L. Miller and Clark’s court docket interestingly lists his firm as T W Ponessa & Associates. My understanding was that he works for a private legal firm.
         It came to light that Miller, who prosecuted Joy O’Shea Woomer in 2010, worked part-time as the legal consultant for T W Ponessa and that was viewed as a conflict of interest by many as Woomer’s daughter received counseling there and they do a huge business with the Lancaster Courts.
         Miller left the DA’s office last year (click here).
    Please check back later today.

  • **** – *** – ** – * WHAT ARE THE ODDS? – 2

    Posted on April 24th, 2016 Becky 3 comments

    —- Editor’s Note: The date of the LNP Editorial below has been corrected to read September 28, 2014.

    **** From the “STEFON LANDING TRIAL” (click here).

    Stedman & Reese

    ***   The below sentences are from the LNP editorial on September 28, 2014, “We must confront the issue of race in Lancaster,” (click here).
         This was right after LNP was nationally embarrassed by running a horrendously racist cartoon. What has LNP done to “confront the issue of race in Lancaster” since? Not one damn thing! Liars! Racism in Lancaster County begins at LNP!
         DA Stedman caused a stir at the NAACP forum when he opened with a declaration that there is no systematic racial discrimination in Lancaster County.
         But there are no African-American or Latino judges in the Lancaster County Courthouse.
         As one audience member at the NAACP forum pointed out, officials — even the bailiffs — at the Lancaster County Courthouse are overwhelmingly white.

    **    From 34 years ago – The Philadelphia Tribune, “Lancaster, Pa: A small town in America’s racist past,” (click here). 

         Three white men tried to lynch Robert Henderson on May 1.  The police are not concerned.  The newspapers are not concerned.  The city is not concerned.
       It’s not difficult to explain. Lancaster is a city with a population of 57,000. The Black population is 9,500. The Hispanic is 10,500. Together they average about 22 percent of the population.
       The police force has 118 sworn officers; three are Black, two Hispanic. That’s four percent minority.
       There are two daily and one Sunday paper in Lancaster. They all have editorial staffs of between 20 and 25 employees. There is not a single minority on those staffs.
       There are no elected minority officials. There is one Black and one Hispanic on the Lancaster Fire Company. There are only two Blacks who work in professional capacities for the city.
       The Lancaster City School District is 40 percent minority. About five percent of the teachers are minority.
       Juries are notoriously white here. Ruth Cooper was called for jury duty several years ago. She was the only minority in a pool of 100.

    *    U.S. Census Figures for Lancaster County – click here.

    ALL WHITE JURIES? – 2

           The below is reprinted from October 20, 2015 on this site. How is this possible? Is someone at the Courthouse just flat-out lying? This is absolutely basic to justice in Lancaster County!
         I did speak to Kimberly Bathgate at the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts in Harrisburg on Friday and that will come later today.
        The LNP article referenced below, “Trial of Stefon Landing in Devonte Gantt homicide begins,” is here. The Jury Selection Process referenced below is on the county website – click here.

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  • DEAD CHICKENS & RELIGIOUS NUTS?

    Posted on April 23rd, 2016 Becky No comments

    HITTING HOME?

         I received this in an email last evening. I’ve deleted the political candidate’s name, but this has had me chuckling for hours. Thank you! I needed that!
          I know that xxxxx xxxxx is a religious nut, not that you can’t throw a dead chicken in this County and hit 4 of those.
    Please check back later today!
  • * ON ASHLEY CURRY

    Posted on April 23rd, 2016 Becky No comments

    *    Okay. That’s five comments. They will not be posted. Take your racist butt somewhere else!

    COMMENTS CLOSED!

          A note to whoever is sending in all the Ashley Curry comments – they are not going to be posted at this time. I agree this is going to be a very interesting case – but I haven’t had time to review it and this site is not going to be a sounding board for Curry.
         Curry is charged with Aggravated Assault, Ethnic Intimidation and Simple Assault for shooting a woman in the Musser’s parking lot in Columbia on February 3, 2015. I previously wrote about this case when her then defense attorney, Michael Marinaro, was removed the morning her trial was scheduled to begin in February and that is reprinted below (click here for the original).
         Curry’s docket now indicates a trial date of July 18, 2016 before Judge James P. Cullen and her attorney is now listed as noted private attorney Samuel Stretton of Chester County.
         There will be more on this case at a later date. I posted one comment about the case yesterday. I will not post the four I have received since.

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  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – LNP LIKES IT THAT WAY!

    Posted on April 22nd, 2016 Becky 7 comments

    ALL WHITE JURIES?

         The following Right-To-Know request was emailed into the Lancaster County Courthouse today:
         Please provide all the lists and names used to arrive at the jury pool for the homicide trial of Gregorio Orrostieta which began Monday, April 18, 2016 in the Lancaster County Courthouse before Judge Donald Totaro.
         I also received a return call from Kimberly Bathgate of the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts in Harrisburg regarding Lancaster County jury selection and that will come tomorrow along with much more.

    RACISM IN LANCASTER
    COUNTY BEGINS AT LNP!

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    From Page-8 of today’s LNP print edition (click here for the online story).
     
         Tom Knapp, a LNP reporter for 33 years, doesn’t think it’s important to tell the public the racial/ethnic breakdown of the jury. These are facts that are basic to any reporter covering a trial in this country.
         Why doesn’t he tell the public? Because the jury is all white and LNP and the Steinman family like it that way – and they have for years.
         Publisher Robert Krasne, Executive Editor Barbara Hough Roda and Opinion Editor Suzanne Cassidy need to take their hypocritical, lying, racist butts and get out of Lancaster – now!
    Please see the story immediately below and check back later today.
  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – ALL WHITE!

    Posted on April 21st, 2016 Becky 7 comments

    DID CHANGE REALLY COME?

           On June 22, 2015, I wrote the below article, “CHANGE DID COME!” (click here for the original). The link in the screen shot is to the article, “IT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL!” (click here).
         I am wondering if Lancaster County really made the change? I called the Lancaster Court Administrator’s Office this afternoon and I also left a voice message with the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts in Harrisburg. 
          There will be much, much more on this tomorrow! 

    Change did come

    NOT STATISTICALLY
    POSSIBLE!

          Members of The 12-person jury and two alternates are all white. Three of the jurors are women and most appear to be middle-aged or older.
    Wesley Robinson, PennLive.com, “Boyfriend ‘deliberately’ killed Millersville student: prosecutor,” (click here).
         I knew it! How is this possible? How?

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE * MONSTERS?

    Posted on April 20th, 2016 Becky 4 comments

    BEHAVING BADLY –
    ASSAULT IN SCHOOL

    Simple Assault
        Well this 11th grader did allegedly actually punch another 11th grader in the face in school and she has been charged with simple assault the New Holland Police reported today (click here).   
         The aggravated assault charge against Jimmie Brock was ridiculous and dropped at the District Justice level as it should have been. Should he be charged with simple assault since he didn’t touch the teacher? Probably not. Certainly disorderly conduct and terroristic threats are enough.
         Was his behavior terrible? Yes. Have I seen similar at Little League baseball games? Yes. I’m not condoning his behavior by any means but was it criminal? I’m just glad he has a good defense attorney in Michael Marinaro and we will see what happens with the charges.

    soup (Click here.)

         This is scary and LNP should move this story up so people can see it and be warned. It’s a shame we have to be this cautious but I would not buy soup without a label! 

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    *     Speaking of Manheim Township Schools, there is this article today – “6 Lancaster County high schools among U.S. News’ best of 2016,” (click here). Yes, Manheim Township earned a “silver.”
         But this article is not written by reporters Kara Newhouse or Susan Baldrige! No, they had Tim Stuhldreher write this one!
         Newhouse is out of control and behaving badly and LNP better keep their eye on her (as if they care)!

    BEHAVING BADLY – 2

         Directly below the video of the Manheim Township father yesterday (“WATCH: Video surfaces showing confrontation between parent and Manheim Township school employee” – click here) on Lancaster Online’s Facebook page was the below story (click here).
         So, what charges should Jimmie Brock face?
    Please check back later today.Gymnast

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE * GOING ROGUE?

    Posted on April 19th, 2016 Becky 15 comments

    BEHAVING BADLY!

          LNP reporter Dan Nephin must be too tired after running in the Boston Marathon yesterday to kiss Mayor Gray’s butt. So instead, they got – you guessed it – Tom Knapp to do it (click here for, “Lancaster ranks 4th in survey of cities best suited for walking”).
         Knapp quotes Mayor Gray as follows:
         “For 43 years I’ve walked to work, for 43 years I’ve walked home, and for 43 years I’ve met my wife for lunch on a daily basis,” he said.
         And for 43 years he has lived less than four blocks from his jobs! Lucky him! LNP never asks Mayor Gray about crime in the city!
         And I have a lot to say about this – “WATCH: Video surfaces showing confrontation between parent and Manheim Township school employee” (click here) – and the original charge of aggravated assault and that will come tomorrow.

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    *Delia    “Delia leads local finishers at Boston Marathon,” (click here).
          LNP “covered” the Boston Marathon because LNP reporter Dan Nephin ran it.
         Okay then, but could you at least tell us who “Delia” is? He’s Benjamin Delia, the Head Swim Coach & Assistant Aquatics Director at Franklin & Marshall College (click here).
         What is wrong with these LNP “reporters?”

    BULLSHIT!

    Rogue  (Click here)

         A pair of western Lancaster County longhorns went walkabout on Monday, raising fears of modern-day cattle rustlers before the big beeves were found.
    The opening sentence to the above “story.”
         On the day the Pulitzer Prizes were announced, LNP inexplicably put this piece of crap on the homepage of their website.
         There are no words for this level of stupidity and bullshit! None!
    Please check back later today!

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – & HOW LOW CAN LNP GO?

    Posted on April 18th, 2016 Becky 7 comments

    Pulitzer

         The Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism were announced at 3:00 pm today (click here).
         I wonder if any of the thieves and liars at LNP will wince a bit?

    DEMOCRAT HARTMAN

           The alternative to Lloyd Smucker and Chet Beiler in the 16th Congressional District is Democrat Christina Hartman (click here for her Facebook page). She is having a Town Hall Meeting tomorrow in Lancaster:
    Hartman      Please see yesterday’s posts immediately below on this site. How low can LNP go? Really, really, really low!
    Please check back later today.

  • *** – ** – * DON’T GET SMUCKED!

    Posted on April 17th, 2016 Becky 4 comments
    *********************************************************************
         A side note today:
         Gannett, the largest newspaper company in the United States, completed its purchase of Treasure Coast Newspapers and TCPalm.com this month.
    (Click here.)
    smart remarks2     This Florida newspaper is where long time LNP reporter and columnist Gil Smart went in November of last year. Did he know about the sale prior to making the move? Will this have an impact on his job? You never know what’s coming down the pike! 
          His family remains in Lancaster as they try to sell their pricey home!
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    *** Wow! Beverly (Peggy) Steinman, owner of LNP; Dale High, partner with LNP in PSP Partners (owners of the Marriott Hotel) and Robert Krasne, publisher of LNP.
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    **   From the “Friends of Chet Beiler” Facebook page (click here). The link takes you to the website linked to immediately below. Fix the site, guys!
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    Beiler
     *    Oh, this is great! This is the first and only comment currently under the Sunday News “editorial.” However, the link takes you to this site but it doesn’t seem to be working – I can’t scroll down! I want to read more about Robert Krasne, the publisher of LNP! Bad, bad, bad man!

    PLAYING IN MUD! 

    thesmuck    
         The Sunday News came out today and endorsed the Smuck (click here). Of course they did! He wrote the CRIZ for them! If someone tried to give you $30 million you’d endorse them too!
         Ron Harper is up to his old tricks with his website “TheSmuck” (click here).
         What’s a person to do? Vote Democratic, of course!
    Please check back later today.
  • AFTERNOON UPDATE * 46 ALLEGATIONS OF IMPROPER CONDUCT!

    Posted on April 15th, 2016 Becky 13 comments

       VALUES MATTER! 

         “This is going to be an election about values – and I’m going to be out there listening to all citizens, Republicans, Democrats and Independents, about values that are most important to them and most important to the preservation and enhancement of our community as a tolerant, accepting and inclusive place to live.”

    From Greg Paulson’s website (click here). Paulson is the Democratic candidate for the State Senate seat.
          I have no idea who sent me the information that Scott Martin filed for a second divorce from his wife Heather in March. And I don’t care because it’s true and the information is available to anyone (you just have to know to look)!
         NewsLanc has indicated there may be a move to oust Martin because he stood up to LNP about their convention center/hotel. I was extremely surprised when Neal Rice seemingly came out of nowhere and surpassed Martin early on. And I do respect Martin for standing up to LNP and this is how they deal with anyone who doesn’t do as they please.
         But NewsLanc is all over the place. As I’ve written before many times, one day they will state LNP has returned to journalistic integrity and the next day they will call for LNP to be run out of town. I do value them as another voice in Lancaster and for their convention center/hotel series.
        That said, I’ve never thought much of Martin. I attended several prison board meetings several years ago and was not impressed. And anyone who expresses a “strong pro-life voice” to the extent that he does is off my radar as a candidate. Period.
         And his website and Facebook page are full of talk about “Lancaster County values” and belief “in traditional families and marriage.” Why he chose to keep his first divorce and remarriage a secret from the public is a concern.
         Rumors have long followed Martin and I will not go into detail but I heard one directly from a prison employee a year ago about his inappropriate behavior. And the word is that he is currently dating a rather well known woman in Lancaster.
         I think values and integrity are important in political candidates. I think the public has a reason and right to know.
         And I like Greg Paulson’s values a whole lot more than Martins’ or any of the other Republicans who are running.    

    Hart Stopper

    ** Coming later today – more on Senate Candidate Scott Martin.      

         “As you know, Mr. Hart has suggested the press follow him to disprove the allegations on womanizing,” Herald Executive Editor Heath Meriwether replied in a statement. “We observed Hart’s town house for more than 24 hours from a respectable distance and we conducted ourselves in a professional manner throughout. We never engaged in the practices suggested by Mr. Dixon. The womanizing issue has become a major one in Hart’s campaign because it raises questions concerning the candidate’s judgment and integrity. That’s why we reported on this story.”
    From The Washington Post, May 4, 1987 (click here).

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    Newhouse7

    * This is the currently the first comment on Lancaster Online’s Facebook page under the article. Newhouse also failed to include this information from her tweets last night:

    Newhouse5

    INVESTIGATE LNP!

    Newhouse2                              Baldrige2

               Newhouse                                            Baldrige

         The district also “received confirmation from a victim and several witnesses that Mr. Nodecker, in a public place, forced the head of a woman (not an employee of district) into his crotch area as she leaned over to retrieve her purse from the floor,” Petersen said.
    From today’s LNP article by Kara Newhouse, “School board accuses former superintendent of misconduct; Nodecker calls statement a ‘desperate’ move,” (click here).
         LNP Executive Editor Barbara Hough Road and her reporters, Kara Newhouse and Susan Baldrige, have just made absolute fools of themselves and the public with their Manheim Township School Board coverage.
         They should be fired! This is simply unbelievable!
    Please check back later today.

  • *** BREAKING NEWS *** TODAY!

    Posted on April 14th, 2016 Becky 23 comments

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    Martin7

    SCOTT MARTIN FILES
    FOR DIVORCE – AGAIN!

         State Senate candidate Scott F. Martin just filed for a divorce from Heather D. Martin – for the second time!
        Heather filed for divorce on February 16, 2005 and it was granted on June 10, 2005. According to county marriage records, they did not remarry in Lancaster County. But they remarried somewhere on September 29, 2006 because Martin is now filing for a second divorce!
        Please stay tuned as this story develops – and thank you to the anonymous tipster.
          Click here for the December 20, 2015 article, “DID HE AND HEATHER DIVORCE?”

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    21 UNSOLVED
    MURDERS IN THE CITY!

    Stedman11      I’m watching the “Today” show this morning for Detective Christopher Jones and DA Craig Stedman (click here for, “Lancaster Co. prosecutor, detective to be on TV to talk about ‘rape’ foiled by fitness tracker”).
         I’m waiting for the day when Stedman is grilled on camera about the “Safety Coalition” cameras and the 21 unsolved murders in Lancaster!
    Please check back later today!

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE * THE “SAFETY” CAMERAS ARE A FRAUD!

    Posted on April 13th, 2016 Becky 7 comments

    “I’M JUST GUESSING”

         This exchange is on Lancaster Online’s Facebook page under today’s article, “Former Manheim Township Superintendent John Nodecker: I was forced to quit,” (click here).
          Susan Cassel Baldrige who comments, is of course, the LNP reporter who wrote the story.
         This has gone from overkill to preposterous! I will come back to the cameras tomorrow.

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    *     I don’t believe that the cameras are being placed here for our safety. They are being placed here for people who don’t live in this community. This community brings a lot of tourism money each and every year and I can guarantee you the reason why those cameras are here is to make some people who live outside this city, who live outside this county, make them feel safe so they can come and invest their dollars here.
        A man in the Republic Media tape on the cameras immediately below on this site.
         He nailed it! The Steinmans and LNP wanted the cameras for their convention center/hotel. That’s the only reason! To make tourists and convention center attendees feel safe.
        Meanwhile, there are twenty-one unsolved murders and countless unsolved shootings, robberies and burglaries and no video from the “safety” cameras for eight years!
         Resign, Roda!

    LNP HAS BEEN
    LYING FOR YEARS!

    Barbara Hough Roda                           Gray5

              If I could, in response, the reason we have the cameras is because of the generosity of the Steinman Foundation. They provided a lot of the funds to originally get the cameras in.
    Mayor J. Richard Gray in the LNP transcript and video of a debate with Charlie Smithgall in October of 2013, (click here).
         LNP Executive Editor Barbara Hough Roda needs to resign and she needs to do it today!
    Please check back later today.

  • * CAMERA FOOTAGE FROM ALMOST FOUR YEARS AGO!

    Posted on April 12th, 2016 Becky 4 comments

    WHO KILLED ERMA KAYLOR?

           I am posting this video again this morning. Click here for LNP’s “Watch: Does video show killer who slashed elderly city woman’s throat in brutal 2012 murder?”
         On May 17, 2012, LNP police reporter Ryan Robinson wrote the following in a story headlined, “Chief says police will find killer of 83-year-old woman,” (click here):
          No arrests have been made in the killing of an 83-year-old woman, whose body was found Wednesday in her city apartment.

         City police Chief Keith Sadler said residents have a right to feel uneasy that a person who would commit such an “evil” act is free.
         “I don’t think anyone should feel comfortable knowing there is someone who could do that,” Sadler said Thursday. “Somebody who would do this is a coward, to do something like this to an elderly person who can’t defend herself.”
         There are 21 unsolved murders in the last ten years in Lancaster City under Mayor J. Richard Gray and District Attorney Craig Stedman. Beginning with #6, Samuel E. Bair, Keith Sadler has been the Chief of Police.

     1. Keenan W. Dudley – 3-10-2006
    2. Daniel V. Hollman – 10-17-2006
    3. Baby Mary Anne – 9-27-2007
    4. Juan Lopez – 12-5-2007
    5. Juan Marquez – 3-16-2008
    6. Samuel E. Bair – 8-26-2008
    7. Hector Ortiz Fuentes – 8-11-2009
    8. Sandy Reyes-Mateo – 11-21-2009
    9. Michael B. Evans – 12-19-2009
    10. Timothy J. Frei – 11-1-2010
    11. Olga Sanchez-Reyes – 12-6-2010
    12. Spencer Houston – 5-19-2011
    13. Brandon Lamar Seals – 7-13-2011
    14. Erma Kaylor – 5-16-2012
    15. Allan Wayne Hess – 1-7-2013
    16. Titus Eugene Gant – 6-12-2013
    17. Julio Garcia Camacho – 6-13-15
    *18. Luis “Yampi” Santiago – 9-5-15
    19. Edward Cameron – 9-7-15
    20. Rahdir Jahi Maxton – 9-12-15
    21. Omaly Flores-Sandoval – 2-6-16

    * Suspect charged but not captured.

    Please check back later today.

  • *** BREAKING NEWS *** AFTERNOON UPDATE * & GROSSED OUT!

    Posted on April 11th, 2016 Becky 10 comments

    IS SCOTT MARTIN MARRIED?

    Martin7         Scott has also been a leader in our community on the conservative issues that we care about. He has always been a strong pro-life voice, supports the 2nd Amendment rights of citizens, and believes in traditional families and marriage.
    From Scott Martin’s website for State Senate (click here).
         Martin is debating Ethan Demme and Neal Rice tonight at seven (click here) with LNP Executive Editor Barbara Hough Roda and Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Tom Baldrige as moderators (there’s a story there too but that will have to wait for another day).
         I know some of you think this is trivial – but I want to know if Martin is married and living with his wife. She has not been mentioned for months now on his website or his Facebook page.
         Certainly anyone can understand his marriage not working; but what bothers me is he will not address the issue and the public has a right to know. He wants to be a State Senator – and if he can’t be honest and open about this and yet spout on about his beliefs in “traditional families and marriage,” then he is a hypocrite and a liar and no one should vote for him.
         Click here for “DID HE AND HEATHER DIVORCE?” and here for “HAS HE BEEN LYING FOR YEARS?”
         There is not enough time in the day. I will come back to the rest of today’s topics tomorrow.

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    * Well, that didn’t take Robinson long! No, a white suburban woman will not go to jail for stealing $8,400 from kids! Yes, white women can steal in Lancaster County! Click here for, “Former Warwick elementary school PTO president stole $8,400, faces 4 years probation.” What an absolute disgrace and how could she have paid all the money back? If anyone knows, please contact this site.

    CAN WHITE WOMEN
    STEAL IN THE COUNTY?

    Haas (Click here)

         LNP Police Reporter Ryan Robinson was busy early this morning writing his “most-read” crime stories of last week. But when he wrote about Bernae Marie Haas stealing $8,400 from a Warwick Parent Teacher Organization last week he said this (click here):
         Her sentencing hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday before Lancaster County Judge Howard Knisely.
          But his article today does not even include her sentence for her two, third degree felony charges! Can you even imagine being a “reporter” and doing this?
         And yes, her court docket and the court calendar both state she was to be sentenced Friday but her docket has not been updated.
         So I will call the court today to find out if she was sentenced on Friday and what sentence she received. 
         Did a suburban white woman receive jail time in Lancaster County for stealing $8,400 from kids? We’ll find out!
         And this also leads back to LNP having no one covering the courthouse and running an ad on their website since February 10th for a “court/police reporter” (click here). There will be more on this coming.
    CHEAP SEATS & SHOTS?

    Mike Gross

    Mike Gross

         On a lighter note (I think), I actually read an LNP sports story yesterday. It was probably the first time in three years. I know nothing about the LNP sports department except, of course, that they are all white.
         But after watching the Masters Green Jacket ceremony while waiting for “60 Minutes,” I actually read “Commentary: This Masters is memorable for the meltdown,” by Mike Gross (click here).
         Have mercy! I think Gross had a meltdown. Never, ever have I read such nonsense in my life! He begins by nastily insulting the winner, apparently just because he is British:
         The guy standing there Sunday at Augusta was Danny Willett, who yanks the club straight up going back and looks and sounds like he should be in the cheap seats at Wembley, quaffing the odd pint or seven with his mates and yelling for Man U.
       Maybe Gross had seven pints before he wrote this? What the hell? Willett was nervous but polite getting his jacket; it was his wife’s birthday and she had given birth to their first child 10 days before! Why would Gross take such cheap, vile shots at this man?
         And Gross ends with this pathetic cliche:
         But this is golf, the hardest game there is. If you want the trophies and the money and the history, you’ve got to take the scar tissue.
          Please! Golf hardly qualifies as a physical sport! There is no running involved! Ping pong is a tougher game!
         Yes, I’d say Gross had about seven pints in the cheap seats before his meltdown and it will be a very long time until I read another LNP sports article. I have scar tissue of the brain from reading that!

  • * CONTROLLING THE POOL?

    Posted on April 10th, 2016 Becky 6 comments

     *    Switching gears  because the Boston Globe did something remarkable yesterday. Click here to read their full editorial:

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    LNP: NOT AN EQUAL
    OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER!

          BTW, I’m looking at all those openings at the LNP and KNOWING that there are so many reporters looking for work and they haven’t filled them yet?
         Either they have no intention to and just have the ads up to satisfy someone or they are purposely not advertising on websites where they would actually get real reporters to enter real resumes and ergo wouldn’t have control over the applicant pool.
    This comment in several days ago under, “WHAT DOES IT TAKE…” (click here).
         Yes, they are absolutely controlling the applicant pool – hoping to avoid discrimination lawsuits.
         An appeal was faxed into the Harrisburg Office of Open Records on Friday regarding LNP and the Lancaster City Human Relations Commission (see below on this site).
    Please check back later today.

  • * A REASONABLE SEARCH?

    Posted on April 8th, 2016 Becky 6 comments

    *    According to his court docket, Lancaster Police Sgt. Ray Corll had his preliminary hearing this afternoon. The most serious charge, Felony Perjury, was “dismissed.” The remaining three charges were held over for Common Pleas Court.

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    NOBODY KNOWS?   

    Hopkins

    Hopkins

         Yesterday I received a response from Patrick Hopkins, Business Administrator for the City of Lancaster, regarding my March 29th Right-to-Know request to the city as follows:    

        Please provide a copy of all complaints, correspondence, emails and any external or internal written correspondence received or noted by the Lancaster City Human Relations Commission regarding discrimination in hiring based on race, ethnicity, gender or religion by LNP Media Group (formerly known as the Lancaster Newspapers) for the last five years.

          Hopkins responded on April 5th with the following:
         After a reasonable search I have determined that the above-referenced requested records do not exist within my custody, possession or control. Please be advised that this correspondence will serve to close this record with our office as permitted by law.
         Well, isn’t that clever? No, it’s not! I will appeal!
    Please check back later today.
  • OH, THOSE BOXERS! ** – * TIP OF THE ICEBERG!

    Posted on April 7th, 2016 Becky 1 comment

     *     Molly’s Pub had been on the city’s radar for other problems, he [Mayor Rick Gray] said
    “We know what’s been happening at the bar and we know more than you know,” Gray told the three dozen meeting attendees.

    From today’s LNP article, “Molly’s owner, facing assault charges, has agreement to sell pub and liquor license,” (click here).
         What an arrogant and disgusting man. If you know so damn much, Mayor Gray, why are there 21 unsolved murders since you’ve been mayor?
         Why can’t your police solve murders, shootings, robberies and burglaries?
         Why won’t your police release surveillance video of shooters and robbers?
         Why does the public never see videos from the 169 “Safety Coalition” cameras?
         You are a liar, Mayor Gray!

    DECEIVING THE PUBLIC! 

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    This was originally published on March 8th, 2016 under the headline, “21 UNSOLVED MURDERS!” (click here).
        
         Yesterday we learned that LNP police reporters Ryan Robinson and Jennifer Todd not only will not question the police and hold them accountable, they will lie and deceive the public on behalf of the police. It is unbelievably scary and unconscionable and there will be much more later today.
     Corll8    Sgt. Ray Corll, the tip of the iceberg on corrupt members of the Lancaster City Police Department, is scheduled to have his preliminary hearing tomorrow on charges of perjury, false swearing, official oppression and simple assault. It is scheduled for 1:30 pm before District Judge Janice Jimenez at her office at 796-A New Holland Avenue in Lancaster.
         It is your typical Friday afternoon, bury it in the press, scheduling.
    Please check back later today.
  • *** – ** – * *** BREAKING NEWS *** MAROON HONDA!

    Posted on April 6th, 2016 Becky 11 comments

    *** LNP police reporter Jennifer Todd has revised her story as follows (click here):

         An early report that he got into a maroon Honda Accord around the corner on Sherman Street was incorrect, city police said.
         Release the video of the robber to the public and do it now!
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    (Click here) 

    **  LNP should replace their police reporters with 9-year-old Hilde Kate Lysiak! Hell, they should replace LNP Executive Editor Barbara Hough Roda with Lysiak!

    * The story has been revised below to correct the description of the robber to 5 feet – nine inches tall with a stocky build and carrying a brown leather duffel style bag. That is directly from a recording of last night’s police scanner. 

    TURKEY HILL ROBBED AGAIN
    SAME CAR, SAME ROBBER?

           The Turkey Hill at 410 E. Chestnut Street was robbed last night at about 11:30 pm. The police scanner indicates an individual at the Safety Coalition caught the man on camera walking around the store and putting on a mask before entering the Turkey Hill. 
         He is described as a black male, approximately 5 feet – nine inches tall with a stocky build with a handgun. He got out of and back into a maroon Honda Accord parked in the church parking lot. It is not known if he was the driver of the car or if someone else was driving.
         This is the second time a maroon Honda has been used to rob this store. From a LNP article on January 21, 2016 there is this (click here):
         A man robbed the store at 410 E. Chestnut St. just before midnight, city police Lt. Todd Umstead said, taking a black handgun from his waistband and demanding cash.
         The clerk gave him an undisclosed amount; the robber fled and got into a maroon Honda parked at East Chestnut and North Ann streets, Umstead said. The vehicle was last seen going south on North Ann Street.
          The police need to release the videos of this man and the car to the public and search Penn Dot records for a maroon Honda. They need to arrest this robber now!
    Please check back later today.
  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – BURGLARIES & ROBBERY!

    Posted on April 5th, 2016 Becky 9 comments

    AUTOZONES
    HAVE CAMERAS! – 2

    AutoZone

         (Click here)

          LNP posted a stand alone “story” about the robbery at the AutoZone that was in this morning’s police log linked to below. LNP police reporter Ryan Robinson makes no mention of the obvious – that the AutoZone has surveillance cameras.
         This same store was robbed in October of last year. The robbers have not been caught and no surveillance video of them has ever been released to the public. This is simply unbelievable! Who is going to demand that video of these robbers be released to the public? Who is going to demand answers from the police?
         My story from October is reprinted below in part and there will be more tomorrow (click here for the full entry on this site and click here for the link to the LNP story mentioned in the screenshot):

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    WHAT ARE
    THE POLICE DOING?

    Burglaries2Check out this very scary police log that went up minutes ago (click here).

         LNP is looking for police reporters! What qualifications do you need to be a LNP police reporter? You might be surprised!
    Please check back later today.

  • * AFTERNOON UPDATE – BOARD GAMES?

    Posted on April 4th, 2016 Becky 8 comments

    * On a lighter note for a rainy Monday, I just found this on BuzzFeed – and it’s really good and doesn’t require much reading at all – “19 Hipster Restaurants That Need To Be Immediately F*cking Stopped,” (click here)  :-)  . 

     

    READERS SPEAK!

          Two posts from Lancaster Online’s Facebook page – “Visitor Posts”:
    Website      This is one of those “I thought it was just me” items! LNP’s website seizes up my computer all the time! Please fix it!
         And this: LNP Awful      I agree with everything this woman says except for LNP’s relationship with the police – it is far too cozy and LNP has let them get away with giving no answers to anything for years. There will be more tomorrow.

    & WHERE’S JOHN?

    Shoemaker2 (Click here)

         So, he’s “stepping down” but he will stay on – possibly for years? Will the Alliance promote a black man to his position? From the article:
         Marshall Snively, the Alliance’s executive vice president, is a leading candidate, said John Reed, chairman of its board of directors.
           But the organization will also look outside.
         How much are these men being paid and by whom?
    Kirkpatrick2     Remember when then LNP president John A. Kirkpatrick III joined the board (click here)? What happened when he suddenly left LNP? I don’t remember any articles about that! How did they get him off the board?
         And, of course, LNP publisher Robert Krasne is on the Advocacy Board of the Alliance.
         What tangled webs they weave!
    Please check back later today.

  • * RESTRICTING ABORTIONS

    Posted on April 3rd, 2016 Becky 13 comments

     INTERNET TROLLS,
    SICKOS & HARASSERS!

    cheryl Markle3          Markle 1-135

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          I don’t care if you’ve been in contact with the Pope! You have been advised repeatedly to stop sending your sick comments into this site. Next week, Cheryl’s employers – Ehrlich Pest Control and the Ephrata Performing Arts Center – will get  certified letters stating there is a Cease & Desist order in place and her work computers should not be used to send comments into this site.
         A letter will also be mailed to their home in Leola. If they chose not to sign it, it does not matter – it is obvious from their other internet activities that they read this site multiple times daily.
         There will be more next week and the letters, with copies to the Philadelphia and Lancaster DA’s office, will be posted under the “CHERYL & STEVE MARKLE” tab above.

          Among the harassing comments into this site from these two very sick individuals in the last four days:

    — Someone needs to tell Becky Holzinger that she is a world wide, internet joke.

    — What does it take for Becky Holzinger to stop her rants about a news outlet that she is envious of? Evil has consumed your entire existence which was very disturbing from the start. Your brain capacity isn’t anymore than the level of a child with emotional problems. You have wasted your life and shamed your family for what? Nothing. Nothing at all.

    — Why are you so concerned about prom season, especially in another county? Unhealthy for someone of your age. Are you registered with Megan’s list?

    — Becky do you really need to publicize your stupidity and jealousy every damn single day on the internet? Dense doesn’t even begin to describe your brain.

    — LNP = limp nigga penis

    — Why do you do something so stupid like copying a press release? It’s hard to think of something or someone more useless than you and this site.

    — isn’t it time for you to have your medication adjusted?

    MAKING LANCASTER COUNTY
    LOOK STUPID – AGAIN!

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         In a November memo seeking co-sponsors for the bill, Ms. Rapp, Rep. Bryan Barbin, D-Johnstown, and Rep. Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, wrote that the proposal was motivated by evidence that fetuses are capable of feeling pain before birth.
    From the LNP article by the Associated Press, “Pa. House fast-tracking a bill to tighten abortion restrictions,” (click here).
         I knew I’d find Bryan Cutler’s name in all of this! Why is this man still in office?
    Please check back later today.