From the DAILY MAIL: …Mr Jandali said: ‘I was very much in love with Joanne. But sadly, her father was a tyrant, and forbade her to marry me, as I was from Syria. ‘And so she told me she wanted to give the baby up for adoption.’ When Miss Simpson’s father died a few months […]
Month – August 2011
From USA TODAY: Almost half the nation’s estimated 2.8 million Muslims fault their leadersfor not speaking out against Islamic extremists but a vast majority are far more satisfied with the way things are going in the USA than the overall population, according to the first comprehensive survey of U.S. Muslims in four years. The Pew […]
From the FINANCIAL TIMES: Bank of America has struck a deal to sell about half of its stake in China Construction Bank to a group of investors for $8.3bn, marking another step in efforts by the beleaguered financial group to raise additional capital… BofA’s shares have tumbled more than 40 per cent this year amid […]
The foreign exchange students should thank Hershey’s for a great lesson on capitalism! They probably get the best 8 weeks education of their lives. I had lots of jobs worse than packing cartons when I was a college student and I am a better person for it. Too many people today haven’t got a clue […]
From the DELAWARE COUNTY TIMES: …News recently filtered out that the company that makes some of the world’s tastiest treats exploited about 400 foreign students who came to work at the company’s Palmyra, Pa., packaging plant…
From the PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW: Pennsylvania landowners are paying hundreds of millions of dollars in income taxes on money earned from Marcellus shale gas activity, and the tax revenue, like the drilling, is growing fast… Since the shale gas rush started in Pennsylvania in 2005, drillers have bored more than 3,700 wells into the gas-rich Marcellus rock layer, a mile or deeper underground, according to the Department of Environmental Protection.
From THE HILL: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Sunday that he has “no regrets” about his decision to order mandatory evacuations ahead of Hurricane Irene, which packed less of a punch than feared as it battered the East Coast. “The best way to ensure there is no loss of life on the New […]
From the NEW YORK TIMES: …Mr. Obama laid out those principles on March 28, when he gave his only big address on the Libya conflict, in a speech at George Washington University that in many ways established the principles of the Obama doctrine. During that speech, Mr. Obama said that America had the responsibility to […]
From NEWSMAX: Israel would not be able to halt Iran’s reported quest for atomic weapons with a single strike, a senior Israeli defense official said on Sunday… The defense official, who in line with Israeli army guidelines declined to be identified, mentioned Iran during a review of the security situation in the Middle East in […]
From the PATRIOT-NEWS: Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson held a news conference this afternoon to reiterate Gov. Tom Corbett’s sentiments about a state takeover of the city due to its financial crisis. Thompson met with Corbett today, and not surprisingly, he assured her that Harrisburg can count on a state takeover should the City Council vote down the fiscal […]
In a column “When coal and unions were king”, Associate Editor Gil Smart describes a family trip to “coal country last week – Ashland, right over the hill from smoldering Centralia….
In an August 22nd article, “Eleven LGH physicians chosen as ‘Top Doctors’”, we reported: “The Castle Connolly Guide of 30,000 ‘‘Top Doctors” featured in News Week magazine includes eleven physicians from Lancaster General Hospital.”
From the HUFF POST: Gross domestic product, the national output of goods and services, rose at an annualized rate of just 1 percent in the second quarter, according to the Commerce Department. This represents a drop from the initial estimate — a 1.3 percent rate of growth — which was itself well below what economists […]
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE (12:20 PM SATURDAY): SITUATION OVERVIEW…HURRICANE IRENE IS FORECAST TO TRACK NORTHWARD ALONG THE EAST COAST…WITH THE CENTER OF THE HURRICANE PASSING VERY CLOSE TO THE COASTS OF DELAWARE AND NEW JERSEY FROM LATE TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING. THE STORM WILL BRING DAMAGING WINDS…TORRENTIAL RAIN WITH DANGEROUS FLOODING…AND COASTAL FLOODING.
OVERALL…6 TO 10 INCHES OF RAINFALL IS EXPECTED WITH A FEW LOCATIONS RECEIVING OVER 12 INCHES. HEAVY AND POSSIBLY RECORD SETTING RAINFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH SUNDAY WILL LIKELY RESULT IN MAJOR FLOODING ACROSS PORTIONS OF NEW JERSEY…EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA…DELAWARE AND NORTHEASTERN MARYLAND. SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS ARE HIGHLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLASH FLOODING. THE RARITAN AND SCHUYLKILL RIVERS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO REACT RATHER QUICKLY AND ARE HIGHLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLOODING. THE DELAWARE…SUSQUEHANNA AND PASSAIC RIVERS REACT MORE SLOWLY. HOWEVER…THEY ALSO ARE HIGHLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLOODING FROM THIS RAINFALL EVENT.
…HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT…