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LYNCHING 1
MILLERSVILLE LAWSUIT
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NO QUESTION
VONDERHEIDE/HARPER
RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS
INCEST & HATCHER
JUSTIN QUINN
JANET KELLEY
SCRAT
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HE'S A RAT
HOLY COW!
TALKBACK
TOTARO MUST GO
SNEDDON
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TOTARO/FRY
LOVELACE
THE GAY GUYS
HARRY ENG
WOMEN AND PARTON
HERR, BOYD & LIARS
HARPER IS SANDWICHED
BEATING A PATH
VONDERHEIDE & CRY BABIES
LANCASTER/RACISM
PULL THE PLUG!
KIRK & HARPER
RESOLUTION 37
SOUL AND PASSION!
ALL ABOARD
SUPER JERKS
STEWART OPINION
DEVON SMITH
END IT NOW
COMMON CAUSE
SEXISM & MURDER
DOUBLE CROSSED
JOURNALISTS
A FAMILY TRAGEDY
BANANAS & BRETT
WHO'S WATCHING BRETT?
EXTRA! EXTRA!
FEAR FACTOR
DESCENT INTO MADNESS
BURIED IN DEBT
PICTURE THE TRUTH
NEWS - STREAKER - WHITE ARCHIVE
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GRAND JURY - FULL VIEW
INJUSTICE - RIVERA
INVESTIGATE PSP/STEVENS
COVER-UPS & LIES
DON'T MAKE ME MAD
JUDGEMENT DAYS
STEWART TRIAL
FRY, F&M & INCEST
JOURNEY OF PAIN
CHRISTY MIRACK
SUE ME
WHEN WILL I GET A LAWYER?
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COOLEY'S EMAIL
CONVENTION CENTER
GAG ORDER
RENTERIA - STEWART MISTRIAL
CONVENTION CENTER 2
FAUST - COLD CASE
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MADENSPACHER - MONEY TALKS
TOTARO - SCHREIBER
CONVENTION CENTER 4
EURYTOPIC
ARCHIVE 19 - CC & CROW
INJUNCTIONS
HARPER IS
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LIES, LIES AND MORE LIES
DOG DAYS - LANCASTER POLICE
LOVELACE - FRY
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THANK YOU, MOLLY & DICK

 

Bye, White Elephant!

IT’S DEAD!

 

    The convention center is dead.  The County Commissioners this morning adopted Resolution No. 37 which blocks the $40 million convention center bond guarantee (the entire document is here).

    I posted the below on Reporter Talk (click here) last night.  But this doesn’t give enough credit to the individuals in Lancaster who have lead the fight.  I will have a wrap up of all of this tomorrow.

    Thank you, Molly Henderson and Dick Shellenberger.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.

 

In an amazing victory, blogs and dedicated citizens have finally after eight years killed a planned hotel/convention center in the heart of Lancaster, PA overcoming the local newspaper family who had a major financial interest in the project and did one sided reporting and told blatant lies for years. It is truly an amazing victory of individuals and the independent internet press in Lancaster - starting with [the links on Reporter Talk work - these don't do to time restraints]:


5thestate.com       


LIP News,


Looking At Lancaster


Lancaster First


Lanco Yokels


NewsLanc


YEAH!

***BREAKING NEWS ***

 

    The Lancaster County Commissioners have adopted Resolution No. 37 which blocks the $40 million convention center bond guarantee.  Molly Henderson and Dick Shellenberger voted “yes” and Pete Shaub voted “no.”  Please check back later today...

                                         

YEAH!  KILL IT NOW!

 

      IS KIRK MR. SIX AND HARPER SAYS YOU'RE  STUPID ARE HERE!

 

                                      ~ What is wrong with you? ~

 

    

PULL THE PLUG,

MAYOR GRAY

 

     Pull the plug on the convention center, Mayor Gray.  Do it now. 

     How dare you let this farce continue?  That’s right – how dare you?

    You did us dirty, Mayor Gray.  You were going to do a study if elected.  Within 24 hours of becoming mayor you took a low and nasty swing at us.  What is wrong with you?

    A Fox 43 poll said the people of Lancaster County don’t want it.  PKF Consulting estimates it will lose $6.6 million per year.  Common Cause said this in their letter to Governor Ed Rendell:

    “We have been informed that the Lancaster County Convention Center Authority (LCCCA) has paid more than $6 million to a single law firm for “professional services,” despite receiving invoices that are devoid of any itemization whatever.  When Board members or the public ask to review itemized time sheets which might explain or justify such large expenditures of public monies, they are ignored.”

    How can you let this go on?  This is beyond unacceptable.  It is illegal.  You should be calling for an investigation into the LCCCA. 

    The Lancaster Newspapers, a partner in the project, have been lying to the public for years.  Most recently, Commissioner Molly Henderson writes in her email of May 21, 2006:

    “First, on Wednesday, the last of the hotel/convention construction bids were opened.  You may have read in the newspapers that the base bids were $13.6 million or 15% over budget.  If that were true, it would be a blow to the proposal, as there is no more money available.  However, it appears that the construction bids were about $24.2 million or almost 29% over budget.”

    How can you allow this to go on, Mayor Gray?  What is wrong with you?  Pull the plug on this horrific white elephant.  You owe it to the people of Lancaster.  You were voted in by a “landslide” because of the convention center and now you turn your back on those who voted for you.

    Shame on you!  Do you have any ethics or morals?  Do you care about Lancaster?  Do you care about the people of Lancaster city and county?  How can you let this go on? 

    Pull the plug, Mayor Gray.  Pull it now.

 

COMING TOMORROW – PACK YOUR BAGS AND RENT A U-HAUL, STURLA!  YOU’RE MOVING OUT.

~ For Protecting Us ~

THANK YOU, MOLLY!

 

    “I urge hotel/convention center proponents to seriously reconsider their position in light of these developments. The developers have already jumped the gun by starting demolition, first without a permit, and now without adequate project financing to support the base bids. Under these circumstances, I believe the County Commissioners must continue to take prudent action to protect the citizens of Lancaster.”

Commissioner Molly Henderson, May 21, 2006 (click here)

 

COMING LATER TODAY – STOP THIS NOW!

 

                                ~ Out of Town and Straight to Jail! ~

 

 

GIVE THE CC

& LNP A RIDE!

 

    “The awards recognize that the New Era is reporting on issues that matter to the community, said New Era editor Ernest Schreiber.”

“New Era wins highest statewide award for 2nd year in a row,” yesterday’s New Era, (click here).

    That is such a lie it is simply astounding.  I am contacting the Keystone Awards to tell them about the convention center, the second grand jury in less than four years and the blatant racism in the hiring of Lancaster Newspaper employees.  I will let you know what they say.

WHY, MR. TOTARO?

    Interestingly, the Intell ran Justin Quinn’s photo this morning for his second place award in the “Investigative Reporting” category.  The article says, “Quinn, a 1994 graduate of Millersville University, was an Intell staff writer from January 2000 until April 2006.”

    There is no mention, of course, that he was fired for posting on Talkback.  And speaking of the Intell staff, three people have been arrested for “illegally” going on the cops’ website.  Why haven’t the Intell  reporters been arrested?

    After all, District Attorney Donald Totaro said they have records that at least one computer at the Intell was accessing the site.  That was his justification for having his pal, the State Attorney General, Tom Corbett, spend the taxpayer’s money to “investigate” Lancaster Coroner Gary Kirchner in the state’s grand jury. 

    So where does that stand?  What’s going on?  And why haven’t the Intell reporters been arrested and charged?  Why, Mr. Totaro?

GIVE ERNIE A RIDE OUT OF TOWN

    Speaking of  the Intell, remember this ridiculous front page article with a color photograph no less, “Giving the ball a ride,” (click here).  Please read the excellent Talkback below it.  Award winning newspapers indeed!  Let’s not forget the New Era front page article with color photograph about a Hispanic man being arrested for having eight roosters in his basement.  I hope he has a good lawyer who will make fools out of the police.  Disgraceful. 

INVESTIGATE THE LCCCA

    Please go to http://www.lancasterfirst.org/ where there are many new and important posts regarding the convention center, including WROZ’s interview with Robert Field, the entire PKF Consulting report and Common Cause’s letter to Governor Ed Rendell.  It is well past the time to put a stop to the convention center and put some LCCCA members in jail! 

 

PLEASE CHECK BACK TOMORROW FOR UPDATES ON MIKE STURLA, LOIS HERR, OTHER STORIES AND TO FIND OUT WHO THE DANCING MAN BELOW REALLY IS! 

                                                  

                     WHO IS THIS MAN?  CHECK BACK LATER...

*** BREAKING NEWS ***

 

    New Era Editor Ernie Schreiber has now gone even lower with today’s  article, “New Era wins highest statewide award for 2nd year in a row, ” (click here)  and then go here –

http://www.pa-newspaper.org/web/2005/09/keystone_press_awards.aspx

and click on Division III under the “Keystone Press Awards winners.  There will be much more tomorrow.