In the current WGAL poll asking, “Do you support a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage?” - as of 10:00 a.m. the results were 63% or 743 voters said “No,” 37% or 441 voters said “Yes.”Gohere and click on “SURVEY” to vote.
I apologize - Editor Ernie and Marvelous Marv have to wait until tomorrow. I have a nut I have to crack today.
NUTJOBS AND MARVELOUS MARV
Anyone who has not trespassed onto the cops’ website please raise your hand.
Is Ernie in a lather again today?Who cares?I have some words for Editor Ernie coming.
“It's Becky, come on. She is rarely right about anything. Just likes to make waves. Just think, she is probably in a tizzy right now because she is actually getting hits on her website. The first time in months!”This sophomoric, small, sorry, sad little excuse for a man amuses me. Go eat a nut.
What a way to start a Friday.It can only get better!Please check back later…
"I dare you to put up proof.”Schreiber’s a jerk.“COMPELLING EVIDENCE” is here.
*** BREAKING NEWS *** This email in – New Era editor Ernie Schreiber is in a “lather”because I said Janet Kelley posts on Talkback.He said it’s not true.Yes, it is true.There will be more on this later today…
Yes!Yes!Yes!I want to be Marvelous Marv for a day!The contest rules and more are coming later today!
DID INTELL REPORTER JUSTIN QUINN GO TOO FAR?CLICK HERE.
“As far as news goes, LancasterCounty is a one-newspaper town in my book. The New Error stories are laughable and when they get beat by the morning paper they try to write these fluffy go-nowhere stories that just confuse the hell out of me.”
DID THE INTELL’S JUSTIN QUINN GO TOO FAR?
COMING LATER TODAY…
*** BREAKING NEWS ***
New Era reporterJanet Kelley also posts on the LNP Talkback Board.(See story about Justin Quinn immediately below.)
~ And Leprechauns ~
JOURNALISM & DEBATE
ANYONE CAN DO IT
I was going to start today with a joke about the New Era winning a Pulitzer Prize for their Leprechaun reporting, but was sadly met with the below news about Justin Quinn.This saddens everyone in the journalism community.So, today I am running that story and a very important piece on the Democratic debate tomorrow at F&M.Tomorrow, the rules for the “I WANT TO BE MARV ADAMS FOR A DAY” contest will run.Anyone can do it.
Intell reporter Justin Quinn was fired yesterday at reportedly because he was posting on the Lancaster Newspaper’s Talkback board. (I'm quite certain he posted as "insider.") The Lancaster Newspapers are beginning to crack – and rightly so.Who can work for an organization that lies repeatedly and breaks their code of ethics every single day?I spoke to Justin once.I called him regarding Dan Messimer’s claim that former Mayor Smithgall had an illegal cable connection. He confirmed that he had written a story and referred me to the paper’s attorney who had squashed it.
It was also Justin who wrote a story regarding the Winterstein’s allegation that Smithgall told them he had an illegal cable box.According to Barry Winterstein, the City Treasurer, and his brother Michael, Justin told them the story was squashed by his editors. I wish Justin well and there will be much more on all of this later.
RALLY FOR PENNACCHIO!
LancasterCounty for Pennacchio, a local grassroots campaign supporting US Senate candidate, Chuck Pennacchio, will hold a rally at on Wednesday, April 19, outside the F&M Alumni Sports and FitnessCenter prior to the Democratic candidates’ debate at According to Jerry Policoff, the organizer of the local chapter, “We plan to start the event at and want to start congregating about If we can fill that lawn we will become a real news story for the considerable media pool that will be attending the debate.Please do all you can do to get there and to get the word out to as many people as you can.”To contact Jerry, emailLancaster@chuck2006.com or call (717) 295-0237.
ROE V. WADE MUST BE SUSTAINED
This is the second Democratic debate between Casey, Pennacchio and Alan Sandals. Their first square-off took place on April 8 at SlipperyRockUniversity, where Casey went on record in opposition to Roe v. Wade, saying the case was “wrongly decided.”He also stated he does not support the censure of President Bush or a pull-out of US troops from Iraq. In contrast, Pennacchio favors a planned withdrawal from Iraq, sustaining Roe v. Wade as established law, and backing Russ Feingold’s censure resolution as a possible prelude to impeachment proceedings.
The Center holds 3,000 people and the debate is open to the public.It will be moderated by F&M’s G. Terry Madonna.
LIP News is extremely proud to announce our new contest – “I Want to Be Marv Adams For A Day!”Wow!Check back tomorrow for all the contest details.
~ For Years ~
In the Heart of “Amish Country”
Lancaster County District Attorney
It is incomprehensible.A tragedy in Lititz.Then a tragedy in Leola.Shocking and brutal and graphic crimes.And they both happened in LancasterCounty, home of the Amish.The peace loving farmers who keep LancasterCounty sleepy and safe.
The tragedy is blared over the front page of this morning’s Intell, “’More bodies than any of us handled at one time.’”And on the first page of the local news section – there’s a beautiful picture of an Amish buggy going down a rural road under the heading, “Signs of Spring.”
So, what do the Amish have to do with two brutal crimes and a country’s shock?Nothing and everything.
They have unknowingly allowed LancasterCounty to be one of the most corrupt counties in this country for years and years and years.It is no less than a conspiracy involving the Lancaster Newspapers, the District Attorney’s office and the Lancaster Police.
In September of 2001, I spent a week putting out the special edition of the Lancaster Independent Press, titled, “LANCASTER LYCHING – TWENTY YEARS LATER.”I sent a copy to Lancaster District Attorney Donald Totaro and met with him for an hour several weeks later.This is the letter I sent him following our meeting:
“October 11, 2001
Mr. Donald Totaro
Lancaster County District Attorney
50 N. Duke Street
Dear Mr. Totaro:
Thank you very much for our meeting Friday, October 5.I would like to review the police files on the Henderson assault you had in your office that day.I will be back in touch with more specifics.
Regarding the statute of limitations for both the Henderson and Rhoads assaults, I have been advised that if deception, fraud or a cover-up existed, there are exceptions.Every wrong should have a right.
I will pursue this further and, again, be back in touch.I will be interested in following the Richard Martinez case.
Thank you again for meeting with me.
MUCH MORE WILL FOLLOW… LIP NEWS WILL NOT PUBLISH TOMORROW.
A GOOD FRIDAY TO REST
Please be patient.I am taking a mental health day today.(Sorely needed, some of you are saying.I know you are!)The deaths in Leola, the District Attorney’s grand jury, the Micah Stewart case, G. Terry Madonna, Mayor Gray, Mike Sturla, Daddy Gib and Young Gib, two people charged “for trespass into the cops’ website” (Not me.I categorically state here and now that I have never trespassed into that site.Darn, I’m lousy.What kind of reporter am I?How embarrassing!), the convention center and the “men’s rights” nut-job (he knows Harper and I are having a spat and is trying to sneak in!Never fear, I’m on to him and will have a full report on being real).
Anyway, it’s all overwhelming me at the moment.So beginning tomorrow, I will try to take a day to look at each item separately.I have purchased a new, state of the art computer – so watch out.Once I learn how to turn it on, I’ll be dangerous!And I would like to thank you very much for making me pay hard earned money to purchase more traffic access for my website. The plan I originally purchased comes with 5.0 GB a month.I have no idea what that means – but I know it’s a heck of a lot.Well, today, I’m already at 4.3 GB with 15 days left to go in the month.
Thank you very much for reading LIP News.I will be back tomorrow.
TRAGEDY IN LEOLA
LIP News will not publish today.Once again, the nation’s spotlight will be on LancasterCounty as we look for an understanding of the human condition and peace in our souls.My prayers go out to all involved.
Oh, my God.Another tragedy.Please check back later today…
~ Rush to Judgment ~
“Well here we go more money wasted on this stupid scumbag!!!! Does it really even matter if he shot at those teenagers? I mean come on really the fact of the matter is he killed his girlfriend and for that alone they should fry his !profanity!!!!”
This was posted today under this morning’s Intell article, “Mistrial for Micah?”Yes, it really does matter if he shot at those teenagers.And it most certainly is not a “fact” that he killed his girlfriend.
Several months ago, right before the Lancaster mayoral election, this site did not publish for three days. I noted here on the fourth day that my and my son’s lives had changed overnight.So, before I even begin to fully address the above quote, I am going to begin his true story.
My son is 21 years-old, 6’3”, bi-racial and a fourth year student at TempleUniversity with a 3.85 grade average.Early in November, he went to ChestnutHillCollege; an old and wealthy private college located in the exclusive, wealthy, “old money” section of Philadelphia called Chestnut Hill. He went to visit friends and celebrate his braces being removed.There was a party in his honor.
My son rarely drinks.On this night he said he had two or three mixed drinks.He threw up violently a number of times and passed out.The resident advisor of the dorm called an ambulance.The ambulance took him one-half mile to ChestnutHillHospital.
He remembers nothing at all about the night. He woke up the next morning in the 35th Police Precinct.
While at ChestnutHillHospital, he apparently “came to” enough to attempt to leave.Two staff members restrained him to keep him from leaving.He twisted a nurse’s arm and pushed a male attendant.Seriously, that is the wording that was used on the charges.The police were called.
“Assaults” on emergency personnel such as hospital workers, police and firemen automatically raise the level of an assault from simple to aggravated.My son was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of simple assault and two counts of recklessly endangering a person.
His life, as he knew it, could have been over.
COMING TOMORROW – WHAT THE LANCASTER NEWSPAPERS DIDN’T TELL YOU ABOUT THE MICAH STEWART TRIAL.
A young man’s life is at stake.Please check back later today…
*** BREAKING NEWS ***
The hearing for a mistrial in Micah Stewart’s attempted homicide case is over.According to his attorney, Roger Renteria, the jurors told Judge Madenspacher they did discuss Stewart's being charged with the murder of Cortney Fry.The Judge has given all parties fifteen days to provide him with memos backing their positions and he will then rule on Renteria’s motion for a mistrial.Renteria expressed confidence saying the prosecution really has no argument in this situation.
PLEASE CHECK BACK TOMORROW FOR MUCH MORE
CHECK BACK - Please check back later today for any updates on the breaking newsbelow.There will also be full coverage this week of Stewart’s attempted homicide trial, the verdicts, his attorney, Roger Renteria, and the amazing twists, turns and ramifications of this case and the Courtney Fry homicide case. Unbelievable…
*** BREAKING NEWS ***
NEW TRIAL FOR MICAH STEWART?
LIP News has learned there is a hearing today at in Judge Joseph C. Madesnpacher’s courtroom regarding possible jury misconduct in the Micah Stewart attempted homicide trial. LIP News has learned that following their verdict, a juror sent Judge Madenspacher a letter stating several jurors discussed Stewart’s homicide charge in the Cortney Fry case prior to their deliberation.The hearing today is to determine the facts and whether a mistrial will be declared.
PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER TODAY FOR MORE ON THIS BREAKING STORY.
Please click here for today’s “OPEN YOUR EYES” and my initial response to Bennett J. Vonderheide.There is a long letter in today’s Intell regarding the “Eyes Wide Open” exhibit at F&M.The authors, Robert Lowing and Rick Kent, state “The national exhibition of ‘Eyes Wide Open’ now traveling across the country was inspired by the Quaker peace testimony that has opposed war for 350 years.” I’m sorry gentlemen, but in my experience and related to the Lancaster Quakers, that is a crock. Peace begins at home.There was no “peace” for the generation of children I grew up with in Lancaster Friends Meeting.There will be more on this later.
One other note, please click here for Lanco Yokel’s excellent “Team 88 Doesn’t have a Playbook.”
Please click below for today’s column, “Tell Them Benny Boy Was Here.”This is a cautionary tale about crashing and burning on an internet talk-board in just four days.These are all quotes by Bennett J. Vonderheide.Ben, you don’t have to stalk me with your video camera. I would love to be in your documentary!Heck, I’ll even buy the film!
Harper warns me that I am going to be an even more bitter and lonely woman than I already am.And he cautions that he has a trap set for me!Yikes!You humor me, Harper.At least I don’t call people serial fornicators!
Tomorrow it’s back to regular news and I will respond to these kind gentlemen’s remarks next week.We’ll also see if I fall into Harper’s trap. I’m always looking down now as I follow the money trail, Harper!“YEEHAW!” I’m just having a dandy time.Does it get any better than this?
Yikes amighty!Bennett J. Vonderheide is stalking me with a video camera and Ron Harper, Jr. has set a trap for me.What is a woman in my position to do?Why, go to the hairdressers for a spiffy new do, of course!Hey Ben, if you’re out there could you give me two hours?Ron, if I get caught in your trap will it muss my hair?Wow.It’s going to be a busy day.Please check back later…
“Another raging whore making American women look like they think with their box.”
This was posted on Talkback in September of 2005.The degradation of women has been going on there for several years. Most women are liars.Ninety-five percent of domestic violence claims are false.Women lie about the paternity of their children all the time.Women want huge child support payments to live a lavish lifestyle but don’t want to let the fathers have access to their children.Women have never been discriminated against in the workplace and have always received an equal wage with men.The insults and the lies about women are posted over and over again..
In its own way, it’s a “clever” scam.It is one “men’s rights” nut-job posting from far away as several people to make all of this somehow, somehow seem somewhat plausible.
If you challenge “them,” “they” respond with personal insults and call you a “man-hater.”But “they” aren’t “women-haters.”Oh, no.They are just telling the “truth” about women.
And it’s had an impact.
In the Intell article, “City officer charged with indecent assault,” there is not one mention that the woman had been drinking. The article states, “She continued to tell Eckert no and threatened to yell for a person she believed was sleeping in another room of the house.”It says the officer “…corroborated the female’s account.”
What did a number of people immediately assume?That she had been drinking and somehow this mattered and one poster said this, “As a female, if someone met me in the driveway of their home & started groping at me & was obviously intoxicated and obnoxious, I wouldn't care who I was trying to get in the house to visit, I wouldn't go in.”The article clearly states she thought someone else was in the house whom could help.
Another poster said, “…I believe she shouldn’t be in the situation in the first place…”What does that mean?She went to visit her boyfriend.What, no woman can ever do that?Are you saying that’s an invitation to be raped by your boyfriend’s house-mate and a justification for him to do it?
Then there is this simply astonishing post by someone I believe is about to fully bloom as a “men’s rights” plant, “Let me give you a totally hypothetical situation…If you subsequently found out that she had been teasing him beforehand on several occasions, fully aware of his attraction to her and playing the ‘you can look but not touch’ mind games some women play, and she was scantily clad that evening and had greeted him flirtatiously would you still think so harshly of him?”
The woman went to visit her boyfriend and was attacked by someone she knew.As one poster noted, his behavior was pre-rape and exceedingly scary.This poster makes five absurd and ludicrous “assumptions” that debase all women and increases violence against women.
And instead of questioning one action on the man’s part, they called a woman poster who said this man’s behavior was clearly criminal, a “man-hater.”Why didn’t they ask what kind of upbringing this man had?Why didn’t they ask what kind of man gropes a woman against her will?What does his being drunk have to do with anything?
That’s the first thing Bennett J. Vonderheide called me - a “man-hater.” He posted, “As I stated these women must win and kick the man’s butt period. Or there will be heck to pay baby!”
As a woman who raised a son as a single parent with no child support and allowed the father full access to his son, I say “Get lost, Vonderheide.”What a sorry individual.
There will be more on Vonderheide’s custody case that is featured on Ron Harpers 5thestate website tomorrow.And also coming tomorrow, why did Harper “buy” wrong-way Troy Martin’s story?
HARPER – DUPED OR PAID?
PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER TODAY…
*** BREAKING NEWS ***
Bennett (don’t you want him to marry into your family?) Vonderheide is at it again!Oh, Ben, you don’t know what you are doing, do you?Click here and go about half-way down.
Please click here for today’s column, “No Question”
“The First Amendment is often inconvenient.But that is beside the point.Inconvenience does not absolve the government of its obligation to tolerate speech.”
THAT AND THE NEW RULES FOR WOMEN ARE COMING LATER TODAY!
*** BREAKING NEWS ***
After four hours of intensive investigation, Bennett J. Vonderheide (see box immediately below) has figured out who I am!Wow!Ben, you probably aren’t aware that I greatly enjoy a fool from time to time.I think your lucky day is coming!
~ Shill, jealous and empty ~
HARPER IS DUPED AGAIN!
“They certainly abuse my patience with their having the cake and eating it too. You want to be empowered and out running with the drunks unaccompanied. Maybe teasing them and playing their drunkin lust to your advantage for all you can get. Oh, but if somebody grabs your !profanity! while you have it swinging around BOO HOO - now we are poor weak women again. Help us we are helpless and overpowered by men folk!Nice deal I say.Maybe I can have that sex change op and cash in. But I would look less pretty as a woman than I do as a man- so Alas - I will have to GRRR & Bin it.”
Bennett J. Vonderheide posting on Talkback this weekend.He is the subject of the 5thestate’s “Child Custody Series.”
What a complete jerk and sicko.You can shove it Bennett and Harper can shove his “explosive child custody” series as well.I wouldn’t let a child near this man.
“In my view, the Lou's of the world that come on this board and attack me are nothing more than shill, jealous, empty people who have never accomplished anything of note and think only they know what’s going on. Meanwhile, they are disloyal to everyone but themselves and to my amusement, post their ignorance on the world-wide-web so that all can see how bitter and hollow their own lives are.You all can go back to your regularly scheduled snipping!”
Ron Harper, Jr. of 5thestate.com posting on Talkback under the article, “Taking off on airport official” (click here).
Your ego and arrogance are simply astonishing, Harper.Why don’t you build a memorial to yourself?Let’s see, you were duped by Bennett J. Vonderheide, you were duped by wrong-way Troy Martin and you were duped by Cocaine Cowboy Harry Eng.I’d eat some humble pie if I were you.I can see all three of those men behind bars before long.Three dupes and counting. You are showing your ignorance on the “world-wide-web so that all can see,” Harper.
The other promised stories will come tomorrow.I am really too angry to type right now.“So what you’re saying is I can shove my hand down the front and back of your pants and you'll just tell me off. Sounds like a fair trade, where shall we meet? geez!”Thank you for that post, mrlancaster!
Yikes!It’s almost already?Where does the time go?I am so engrossed by Real (do you read the news?) Smart and Marvelous (when I started in this business) Marv, that I am going to take the day off to ponder their greatness.I thought it was Time does fly! Which reminds me - has that Harper fellow been flying again? What’s up with that?
The convention center is dead and Daddy Gib is toast!And it’s not April Fools!Please click here to read, “Convention center splits GOP” and the excellent Talkback below it.Hallelujah!The white elephant is dead!