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TED BYRNE
TICKET TO RIDE
OH, THE BYRNE 3
SWEET DREAMS
YOUNG GIB
PRELIMINARY HEARING
JUSTICE
ANGELICA RIVERA
WHO SAYS FLUID
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INCEST
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FRY HEARING
INCEST - OPEN EYES
ARCHIVE - 6
ARCHIVE 7
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SMITHGALL 1
SMITHGALL 2
ARCHIVE 9
ARCHIVE 10
SMITHGALL 3
CHARLIE'S PROMISE - SEX
KING'S SPEECH
INCEST - TRAGEDY
LUDWIG/BORDEN
ARCHIVE 11/LCCCA
SUNDAY NEWS SAGA/COMEDY
INCEST - TRAGEDY 2
ARCHIVE 12
ARCHIVE 13
LYNCHING 1
MILLERSVILLE LAWSUIT
ARCHIVE 14
NO QUESTION
VONDERHEIDE/HARPER
RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS
INCEST & HATCHER
JUSTIN QUINN
JANET KELLEY
SCRAT
NOTES & QUOTES
HE'S A RAT
HOLY COW!
TALKBACK
TOTARO MUST GO
SNEDDON
ARCHIVE 15
ARCHIVE 16
ARCHIVE 17
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
ARCHIVE 18
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?
STURLA - BUM
COOLEY'S EMAIL
CONVENTION CENTER
GAG ORDER
RENTERIA - STEWART MISTRIAL
CONVENTION CENTER 2
FAUST - COLD CASE
CONVENTION CENTER 3
MADENSPACHER - MONEY TALKS
TOTARO - SCHREIBER
CONVENTION CENTER 4
EURYTOPIC
ARCHIVE 19 - CC & CROW
INJUNCTIONS
HARPER IS
HARPER IS SCUMMY
LIES, LIES AND MORE LIES
DOG DAYS - LANCASTER POLICE
LOVELACE - FRY
HARPER - BEINGREAL ARCHIVE
SHELLENBERGER
ARCHIVE 20
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TERRYP
MADENSPACHER 2
ELECTION
RONNIEDOG
ARCHIVE 22
STEWART TRIAL
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SAY WHAT?

     My vacation is not over. Who do you think you are? Now, be a dear and bring me another tequila sunrise, rake those leaves out of the pool and check on my crepe. Thank you so much.

SAY WHAT?

    It’s Monday already? I think you are wrong. Now, could you bring me another tequila sunrise, rake those leaves out of the pool and check on my crepe?   And let's get a move on it!

SAY WHAT?

Please check back later today… SAY WHAT?  My father sent another LTE to the Intell?  Senator Gib Armstrong has an extra $500,000 in his back pocket?  My bananas are black?  Someone shot a cat and a dog died?  Someone says there's racial discrimination in Lancaster, PA?  District AttorneyTotaro wants to be a judge?  SAY WHAT?  Wow!  I guess I'll be busy - Christopher Hackman wants to be a judge, too?  She stole $98,000 for a boob job?  Millionaire Richard Quick is back?  SAY WHAT?  SAY WHAT?

                                                    

         LIP NEWS IS ON VACATION UNTIL MONDAY,

          AUGUST 21!  PLEASE CHECK BACK THEN…

~ And Stewart & Judges ~

$20 MILLION

 IN TWO WEEKS

VACATION

    This website will be on vacation this week.  LIP News will publish tomorrow regarding tonight’s LCCCA meeting and will not publish again this week unless there is breaking news on the convention center.

NOT ACCEPTABLE

    The Penn Square Partners want to build a $160 million hotel and convention center with at least $100 million of it coming from public funds and yet they control their emails so they only go to “supporters” - please see the boxes below this one.  This is an outrage. 

    People who are known to oppose the project and have signed up to receive their emails did not receive the latest email from Cooley.  They have gone through their list and purposely did not send the email to certain individuals.  This is not acceptable.  Nothing these people do is acceptable.  Put Nevin Cooley on the next train out of Lancaster.

TO MARKET TO MARKET

     “I have suggestion for our new market head…call on the local power players such as Gib Armstrong, Mike Sturla, Rick Gray and Julie Dickson and ask them how they can find $20 million in 2 weeks for the CC but cannot find $200,000 to fix market in 2 years?

    “Will there be an opportunity at the meeting to ask where the Historic Preservation Trust came up with THREE MILLION DOLLARS and what they expect to get for their money in the way of historic preservation? “

UNITY

    Both of the above were posted on the Talkback board over the weekend and they are excellent questions.  Artie See has “Blocking the path to Unity” (click here) and the latest email from Lancaster First regarding tonight’s meeting is posted below.  Please, please attend if you can.

CHANGE OF VENUE DENIED

    To wrap up a few items – the trial of Micah Stewart for the murder of Cortney Fry was scheduled for the September term of criminal court.  The trial has been moved to October because Stewart’s attorney, Roger Renteria, broke his arm.  The trial will be held in Lancaster.  Renteria said by phone last week that he requested a change of venue but the request was denied.

AIN’T HAPPENING

    Did you see the Saturday New Era story regarding the attorneys lining up to run for judge?  If not, click here.  District Attorney Donald Totaro?  Are you kidding me?  Just read this website!  Ain’t happening Donald!

    Assistant District Attorney Christopher Hackman?  Are you kidding me?  Ain’t happening Christopher!

    There will be much more on all of this next week.  Thank you for reading LIP News.

 

EMAIL FROM LANCASTER FIRST

 

      The Lancaster Sunday News of August 13, 2006 reported the LCCCA board plans to award construction contracts for the hotel and convention center project at their meeting scheduled for Monday, August 14, 2006, at 7:00 PM, in spite of insufficient funding.

    In an email dated August 10, 2006, Penn Square Partners president Nevin Cooley sent a broadcast email to his supporters, calling for their attendance at Monday's LCCCA board meeting.  In it he said, "Let me be very clear about the importance of the meeting.  Many project opponents are increasingly irrational, strident, entrenched in their positions and resorting to nothing short of using deliberately misleading information, seeding false rumors and fanning wild conspiracy theories.  They will attend this meeting in force. We need your calm, considered and vocal support to demonstrate to the Convention Center Board members that this project still enjoys wide support.

    This is a direct challenge to those of us who have expressed concerns about the questionable financing associated with this project, and the unreasonable amount of risk being placed on local taxpayers as a result.

    PLEASE attend this meeting, if at all possible.  We need to prove that Lancaster's citizens really are concerned over how they are being used and taken advantage of by the current financing plan for this project.

 

PSP – LISTRAK

(I received this email in response to my question regarding the link in Nevin Cooley’s email - see the box immediately below.  Thank you very much to the sender and please check back later today).

 

    The Penn Square Partners' website is hosted at a local company: www.vertex.net 
     Vertex has an email distribution program called "Listrak" and it can keep track of the following things: 
 
1. Who opened the sent email 
2. When it was opened 
3. If it was forwarded through the bot
tom box - who forwarded it and who it     

    was forwarded to. 
4. When the forwarded person opened it. 
5. If people clicked on any links in the email - who did it, when they did it and how many times they did it. 
 
    They can pull up reports that have all this information in a very easy-to-read manner. 
     They can't pull info on who posted the email to a website. It's all tied into email programs.”  


URGENT:

TRAP IN NEVIN COOLEY EMAIL

 

    “Did you see the link to the PSP web site in Nevin Cooley's email?  When you highlight the link, did you see at the bottom of your screen the strange long collection of characters it links to?  The PSP can trace WHOSE EMAIL IT WAS THAT YOU POSTED !!!!!!!
    It is absolutely positively essential that you DELETE their link, and replace it with one you create correctly.”

 

    I received the above email after posting the full text of Nevin Cooley’s email (click here).  I have since changed his link to go to the PSP’s site.  Cooley’s original link is here:

  http://www.pennsquarepartners.com/acrobat/FundingGapStatement081006.pdf.)

If you can confirm the program in his link please email me at BeckyH209@aol.com.  Thank you.

LIARS

    “’This is the first time we’ve actually had the costs and have the money in place,” the mayor said.  ‘We’ve never been this far before.’”

“Center funding gap closed; key vote Mon. on contracts,” yesterday’s New Era – click here.

    Liar.  Lanco Yokel takes care of this pile of lies – click here.  

    “Armstrong maintained this morning that the cost of building a parking garage was included in the overall project budget.  ‘That was all part of the plan,’ he said That the newspaper will build it ‘releases that obligation,’ he said.”

Same New Era article as above.

    Liar.  Artie See takes care of this pile of lies – click here.

    The authors of the New Era article even call him a liar by going on to say this:

     “But in previous news reports, convention center planners have described the parking garage as a completely separate project with its own budget.”

    “’Although Lancaster Newspapers’ additional investment of nearly $10 million will have a minimal financial return, the positive impact of this project on the city and county will be immeasurable and will be a key element of revitalization,’ Buckwalter said.”

Same New Era article as above.

    Liar.   You already made over $6 million just on the sale of the Watt & Shand building.  This project won’t revitalize anything.  The only thing this project will do is to further line the PSP’s already rich pockets.  You don’t care about the people of this city or county.  A Talkbacker posted the following:

    “Because High, Buckwalter et al are ‘important,’ they are therefore correct. We are asked to ignore what their own studies say, ignore PKF's conclusions, ignore that the convention center market is down, ignore that the County Treasurer has grave doubts about the project's ability to stay out of long-term debt, ignore we have traffic jams already, ignore the paucity of amenities to attract visitors downtown. With brilliant logic like this, maybe Dale and Jack should just run for King.”

    “…’I would hope now that the project is alive again we can call on them to come together, call on the people who oppose the project to come together.’”

Same New Era article as above.

    Liar.  The project was “dead” for less than 24 hours.  It was yet another ploy by the PSP and you’re “financial plan” to fill the $20 million gap is a sham and a joke.  Your participation in that travesty will cost you your “job.”  You should be ashamed for even presenting such a pile of lies.   You’re toast, Sturla.  Pack your bags.  You’re leaving Harrisburg for good. 

    “’You have a handful of people who are driving the controversy.  You have the same half-dozen people who are constantly doing this.  That’s it,’ he said.”

Same New Era article as above.

    Liar.  What about the Fox 43 poll and the WGAL poll, Mr. Armstrong?  The public has never had a chance to have input.  The County Commissioners gave the public two chances in public meeting and here is what  www.newslanc.com says about one of them in their “Watchdog” section:

_____________________________

 

DISTORTION:  The Intelligencer Journal's front page story June 23 on the public meeting regarding the proposed hotel-convention center project reads as if opponents and supporters were evenly divided.

WATCH DOG: Buried in one of the last paragraphs of this lengthy article is the observation, "But project opponents and critics outnumbered supporters among those who spoke Thursday night." Which they did, by about five to one.

______________________________

 

    Liars.  These men are liars.  We cannot have liars representing us and making decisions on our behalf.  These men have got to go.

 

Please check back tomorrow for “URGENT: TRAP IN NEVIN COOLEY EMAIL.”

 

*** BREAKING NEWS ***

 

    “You have a handful of people who are driving the controversy. You have the same half-dozen people who are constantly doing this. That’s it,” he said.

Senator Gib Armstrong quoted in today’s New Era article “Center funding gap closed; key vote Mon. on contracts,” click here.

    When you and Mike Sturla are voted out of office, you can talk about those “same half-dozen people,” Senator Gib. 

         UNCONSCIONABLE

     “Center closes fund gap.”  The Lancaster Intelligencer Journal ran that as the lead headline this morning above the story about the terror plot to down nine planes headed to the United States. This is shocking.  It is unbelievable.  It is unconscionable.     These words are not too strong. 

    This has become a sick charade.  The $20 million dollar financing proposal is laughable.  Mayor J. Richard Gray needs to be recalled.  Representative Mike Sturla and Senator Gib Armstrong will be voted out of office.  The Lancaster Newspapers, High Industries and the Fulton Bank have not one shred of integrity or decency and deserve not one speck of respect from anyone. 

    This will not be forgotten.

 

Please click here for Artie See’s “Smoke and Mirrors.”

Please click here to read the Talkback below “Center closes fund gap.”

Please click here to read Nevin Cooley’s email if you haven’t already.

Please click here  to read Mayor Gray’s statement and the PSP’s    “reaction.”

Please put Monday’s 7:00 p.m. LCCCA meeting on your calendar.

Please check back tomorrow.  Thank you.

NEVIN COOLEY'S EMAIL IS HERE. 

GO TO HELL, COOLEY.

 

POWER, GREED & MONEY

     “It is very sad to watch our community torn apart about the convention center fiasco.
    Unless a miracle happens Penn Square Partners will be successful in pulling off one of the largest scam of
Lancaster County
taxpayers with the help of Senator Armstrong & friends.
    If any of us in the business world would try to pull such a scam on investors we would be put in jail for life. The convention center has nothing to do about turning downtown
Lancaster
around or improving the quality of life of our community.
Penn Square Partners is all about power, greed & money!
    After this is all over I hope the persons involved in pulling this scam off will burn in hell for hurting our community. This is a classic example of power & money at it worst.”

Posted on Talkback yesterday

 

Please click here  to read Lancaster First’s response to Mayor Gray, “Smoke and Mirrors.”

Nevin Cooley, the lying PSP bastard, sent out an "Urgent Call to Action" email.  Go to hell, Cooley.  Please check back later today….

 

*** BREAKING NEWS ***

 

    Yikes!  A study has just come in and it says my lemonade stand will not be successful.  It says I can only sell lemonade three months out of the year.  Nonsense.  People buy lemonade in the middle of winter, I’m sure of it.   The Mayor, Representative Mike Sturla and Senator Gib Armstrong concur.  “We don’t read feasibility studies,” Mayor Gray said speaking for the group.  “We are turning to Governor Rendell for help.  The gap is closing.”  Wow!  Please stay tuned…   

*** BREAKING NEWS ***

 

    We are making progress with my lemonade stand!  Senator Gib Armstrong has just proposed a tax on all the other lemonade stands in the county to pay for mine!  I intend to have a rack for a free magazine exchange so that makes mine educational and special and eligible for public monies.  Representative Mike Sturla just said, “I’ll help you get that passed, Gib!”  Mayor Gray said, “I’ll make the announcement for the group.”  Wow!  Stay tuned… 

*** BREAKING NEWS ***

 

    I, Becky Holzinger, have come up with a plan to revitalize downtown Lancaster!  A lemonade stand.  Yes, indeed.  I have requested Mayor Gray help me to obtain public and private financing for my stand.  This is, after all, to benefit the thirsty citizens of Lancaster and encourage them to come downtown.

    Please check back later for updates as the Mayor, Rep. Sturla, Sen. Armstrong, city council, community leaders and I meet and struggle to come up with a “budget gap strategy!”   The cost of the 100 pounds of lemons and 200 pounds of sugar came in over my budgeted amount and I think somebody else should pay for them. 

~ John M. Buckwalter ~

A GREAT BIG FALL

 

     “Soon every town in America will have an unused convention center, and the new city council will be hiring consultants for recommendations on what to do with a huge, empty building.  I foresee a bright future for indoor go-kart racing tracks, paintball courses and climate-controlled storage.  Or, it could be subdivided and all of the local residents could simply move into it.  They paid for it, after all.”

 “Soon Every Town in America Will Have an Unused Convention Center,” click here.

     $100 million.  These multi-multi-millionaires already want the public to pay for this white elephant to the tune of $100 million.  And now Mayor Gray is running around trying to find them $20 million more.

    Outrageous. 

    “John M. Buckwalter, chairman of Lancaster Newspapers Inc., one of three local companies that make up Penn Square Partners, declined to comment Wednesday about any possible funding strategy.”

    “’All that information has to come from the mayor,’ he said.”

“Center deal in the works,” today’s Intell, click here.

    Is that so, Mr. Buckwalter?  Why is it the mayor’s responsibility to find you $20 million?  Huh?  Why don’t you find it your damn self?  You’ve made millions off your newspaper monopoly for years and years.  Why don’t you come out of your fortress at 8 West King Street and do something for your community?  Why don’t you hire minority reporters?  Why don’t you stop protecting the District Attorney? 

    How dare you ask for any money at all?  How dare you?  Why aren’t you demanding an explanation into the $19 million in public money spent by the LCCCA?

    How dare you try and “gag” the commissioners?  You are a disgrace to your business and to Lancaster County.  You bring shame upon everyone who works in the news business. 

    The times they are a changing.  You and your newspapers are about to take a great big fall, John M. Buckwalter. 

________________________________________

 

    I was going to post today that this website will be on vacation all next week and then the LCCCA goes and changes their meeting date from tonight to Monday, August 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Southern Market Center.  Yikes!  This website will be on vacation next week but will publish if there is breaking news on the convention center.  Please check back tomorrow. 

 

CAN YOU STAND THE SUSPENSE? 

DID THEY FIND IT?  DID THEY FIND IT?

Please check back later today…

 

*** BREAKING NEWS ***

 The LCCCA has postponed the meeting that was scheduled for tomorrow, August 10.  According to their website, www.lccca.com, it will now be held this Monday, August 14

at 7:00 p.m. in the Southern Market Center.  Please check back tomorrow…