I was going to be serious today, but I accidentally came across something that brought joy and happiness into my life.Click here.Isn’t it a thing of beauty?It is the exact same “talkback board” the Lancaster Newspapers use.Isn’t it pristine and beautiful?Can you imagine happy fingers flying and leaving happy messages all over it? I am going to contact the owner to see if I can work out a deal to use a small portion for responses to LIP News articles. This website does not have the “comment” feature that many google blogs do, and this might provide a good alternative.I’m excited and I will keep you informed.
One other light note for today – I confess to being a celebrity gossip news hound – please don’t tell anyone.I’m not a fanatic mind you, really I'm not, but MSN has really good gossip columns and I do confess to reading them religiously.In that vein, the official break-up of Nick and Jessica the day before Thanksgiving crushed me hard.You see, we had an office pool and my break-up date was January 2, 2006.I lost the pool, needless to say. But this just brings me joy – the Boston Herald has an article (here) and the following quote: “’I think Nick should have never left Jessica. But they said he is into old men.’ – Brianna Alston, 14, of Boston.”I’m not sure about the old men part but I think the hat Jessica is wearing probably led directly to the break-up.What’s up with that? Now I'm off to find the latest on Tom and Kate and Brad and Angelina. Wow! So many celebrities, so little time.
Please check back tomorrow for more serious news.
FRAUD – HOLD ON TO YOUR $3.00
“John Powers, of Long Island, N.Y., has written about the case on his ‘Action Report’ Web site.In an interview today, he said that an anonymous source gave him access to Ludwig’s e-mail account and that Ludwig’s e-mails show Ludwig had another relationship with a girl he met while on a trip to Hawaii last summer.”
[“Ludwig lured girls with Christianity, some claiming,” by Cindy Stauffer, New Era, 11-22-05. The article is here.]
I also spoke to John Powers yesterday afternoon.His website is www.actionreport.net. He had someone post it on LOL Talkback and charges $3.00 a person for these emails.Why the New Era would even print this man’s name is beyond me.Can you spell “fraud.” There will be more coming on my interview later this week. LIP News will not publish again until Friday, November 25. Happy Thanksgiving.
WHY ISN’T DETECTIVE
JOSEPH P. GEESEY IN JAIL?
Why isn’t Lancaster County Detective Joseph P. Geesey in jail?He should be and District Attorney Donald Totaro knows it.He is one of the two Lancaster Detectives Robert Henderson sued for violating his civil rights (please see “My Story” below).
“According to a statement provided by (Kara Beth) to Detective Geesey, following her return to LancasterCounty, at no time did the defendant force her to go with him… .”
“Finally, David Ludwig informed Detective Geesey that ‘it was an intentional murder, I intended to shot them, and I did.’”
Both of the above quotes are from today’s Philadelphia Inquirer article, “Officials say girl fled with suspect.”The article is here (you may have to register – registration is free).
Why is this man still employed by District Attorney Totaro?He was also the lead detective in the Cortney Fry homicide. It took Geesey a year and a grand jury to make a murder arrest in that case - and he made two huge mistakes.
I certainly hope that Geesey was not alone with Kara or David when the above two statements were allegedly taken or they aren’t going to hold up in court for one second.
This website will not publish tomorrow or Thanksgiving day.There will be a detailed story on Detective Joseph P. Geesey on Friday and Totaro’s lie about the grand jury this weekend.
If you would like a free copy of the Special Edition of the Lancaster Independent Press, “LANCASTER LYNCHING – Twenty Years Later” please send a postal mailing address to BeckyH209@aol.com. The paper is free.
Please check back on Friday and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
~ Investigate the DA ~
Investigating grand juries are highly unusual.There have only been three in the history of LancasterCounty. Two of those have been empanelled by District Attorney Donald Totaro in the last four years.
In his application for an Investigating Grand Jury to President Judge Louis J. Farina in February of 2005, Totaro wrote the following (the entire application is posted here):
“2.The convening of an Investigative Grand Jury in necessary because of the existence of criminal activity within LancasterCounty which can best be fully investigated using the investigative resources of the Grand Jury.This conclusion has been reached after appropriate investigation and consideration by the District Attorney and law enforcement personnel.
3.The applicant has identified particular investigations which are now in progress, or which are contemplated in the near future, which can best be fully investigated using the resources of the Grand Jury.”
Now, all of a sudden, Totaro decides to use the Grand Jury to investigate a charge of “unsworn falsification” on Gary Heinke’s resume, according to the New Era article, “Subpoenas rock courthouse.” (The article ishere.)This could not have been “contemplated” by the District Attorney in February as he states in item number 3 of his application.
Then Totaro, who has convened two grand juries in less than four years, repeats a huge lie he first told in February.According to Jack Brubaker, the author of the above New Era article, and to whom I spoke with by phone on Saturday, November 19, Totaro was the source for this information published in his story, “Under law, everyone – including prosecutors, jurors and witnesses – is forbidden from discussing anything specific about what goes on behind closed doors.”
This is a lie.This is a huge lie.
MORE IS COMING TOMOROW.
RICK GRAY BECOMES MAYOR
& IMPORTANT NOTES
Happy New Year!Rick Gray becomes the Mayor of Lancaster today!It is a new and very happy year!
QUINN & QUINN
Because one of the best lawyers in the DelawareValley is now the mayor, please click here for one of the best law firms around.
TELL THEM WHAT YOU THINK
There is a very important special meeting called by Lancaster County Convention Center Authority Board members Laura Douglas, Jack Craver and Deb Hall tomorrow at the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road just off the Manheim Pike at US 30 at 7:00 pm.They have called the meeting specifically to hear the public’s comments about the Convention Center Project. Please try to attend.Again, that is tomorrow at .
I’M MADAS HELL!
LIP News will publish this afternoon but not tomorrow.We will come back on Thursday raring to go.This afternoon, well, let’s just say I’m hopping mad and I’m not going to take it anymore.Watch out! See you later!
NUTJOBS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!
A NUTJOB DREW THIS
I can barely comment on the sketch of the proposed casino I am in so much shock.It has to be a joke.A number of people’s conjectures were correct - this is an attempt to bolster the convention center project by turning Lancaster into a little Las Vegas. Somewhere in this slots plan there is PSP involvement.It’s absurd and garish and like the convention center, doesn’t have a chance in hell.It’s an insult to the public to even produce a sketch like this.Take it to Vegas (it may even be too over-the-top for that city).It has to be an insulting joke.
WORKING THREE JOBS
“I personally know men who are living in tents in state parks or their cars because their support levels for one child are so high they can't afford to live anywhere else, even while working three jobs.”
And I’m the Queen of England.This is the latest post by “Starling” on LOL Talkback.I honestly believe this “men’s rights” nutjob is posting from a mental institution in Transylvania County, NC. I pray to God she doesn’t escape.There will be much more on all of this later and a look at my particular favorite of her many posting personalities, TerryP, who repeats this line over and over, “As some of you know, for the past few years I have worked for a company that teaches judges, attorneys, custody mediators and other court workers how to recognize and defuse high conflict custody cases early in the process.”Sure you do.And once again, I’m the Queen of England.Please keep those doors to the psycho ward locked!
CALLED HER BLUFF
Which brings me to Ron Harper, Jr. of www.5thestate.com (happy belated birthday!). I warned you about this nutjob, Ron.Don’t say I didn’t.I don’t, of course, really believe Ron is a stalker but he accused me of being one so I had to repay the favor.I simply called her bluff, Ron (please see "Dangerous Internet Games" below on this website).I don’t know whose picture that is, but the three posted on Talkback look like bad magazine “make-over” photos from the 1970’s.If that woman is “Starling” and you have coffee with her, I’ll buy you a new video camera, Ron!Honest, I will!
WHITE MEN DON'T HAVE A CLUE
To those of you who wondered why I said Harper’s “Lancaster’s Christmas Carol” was racist, (and I mean unintentionally racist on Harper’s part) - here are the sentences:
“The Mayor soon found himself on Green Street.‘Honey,’ said a black woman to her little girl, ‘You need to keep your head down in case a bullet comes through the window.’”
If you don’t understand why that’s racist, please send me an email.
A NEW MAYOR – A NEW YEAR!
LIP News will not publish again until Tuesday, January 3 – when Lancaster gets a new mayor!HAPPY NEW YEAR!