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Mike Argento: Red Lion's Mik Ludwig practices Mensur - real sword fighting

04/15/2014 03:48 PM EDT
The story of how Mik Ludwig found himself standing, little more than arms's length, from another man wielding a razor-sharp sword, flailing at his head, began when he was 7 years old. 
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Mike Argento: An email from (redacted)
04/11/2014 03:38 PM EDT - The emails that outline how former state Sen. Mike Waugh got the job as executive director of the state Farm Show Complex were heavily redacted, meaning large blocks of black obscured the type — and may have obscured the whole story. Full Story

Mike Argento: Jim Lewin died three times, but he's still here
04/10/2014 08:43 PM EDT - It all starts with the shop. It always starts with the shop, a cavernous, shambling collection on West Market Street called the York Emporium. Full Story

Mike Argento: Celebrating a life, 94 acts at a time
04/09/2014 01:48 PM EDT - Amy Jansky was struggling to come up with a way to honor her grandfather, a man all of the kids called DadDad. Full Story

Mike Argento: A company finds religion
04/04/2014 01:17 PM EDT - NEWS ITEMS: Nearly two weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that would permit Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood to get around provisions of the Affordable Care Act on the basis of religious beliefs, something that, if permitted, may permit businesses to avoid obeying laws by Full Story

Mike Argento: Spite makes right?
04/02/2014 03:43 PM EDT - There is an old joke about a guy finding a genie, in a bottle or something, who offers him three wishes with one catch: Whatever he wishes for, his neighbor will be granted double. Full Story

Mike Argento: Incorporating religion (column)
03/31/2014 07:32 AM EDT - Somewhere, there is a punch line in search of a joke that begins, "A priest, a rabbi and Hobby Lobby walk into a bar. Full Story

Mike Argento: He was the pharmacist
04/02/2014 07:39 AM EDT - Dave Ropp was born into it. There's no other way around it. His grandfather, Glenn Coover, was a farmer — had a small spread in Manchester Township, out by the current location of the Outdoor Country Club — and he was a pharmacist, owning three local drug stores that bore his name. Full Story

Mike Argento: Fred Phelps at the pearly gaytes
03/21/2014 11:40 AM EDT - NEWS ITEM: Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, known for its gay-bashing protests at funerals, has died. Full Story

Mike Argento: This election was special
03/19/2014 08:32 PM EDT - Wagner and Miller spent an unheard of amount on a state Senate race in York County. Full Story

Gmail makes sending mobile photos easier

Now, you can insert an assortment of pictures or photo albums directly into email, resize them within the message and make sharing with friends and family less of a time-consuming process overall. Full Story
'Bears': Survival is the bare necessity (review)

Wildlife documentary pros Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey follow their well-established format of anthropomorphizing animals with human names, motivations and emotions, while still providing educational information and visuals so stunning, you'll wonder how they were shot. Full Story