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Incognito in York County: This is a great place to live anonymously (Mike Argento column)

07/24/2015 10:27 AM EDT
York County has a reputation for being an unfriendly place to outsiders. What better place to hide? Nobody here wants to get to know you. 
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Bad check charge: It's not the fine, it's the fees. (Mike Argento column)
07/23/2015 12:07 PM EDT - "I can see a fine, like $100 or something," Amina Hussein said. "But $700? That's ridiculous. It's not like I went to Target or something and wrote a bad check to buy a TV or something." Full Story

Mike Argento: Depending on the kindness of strangers, and friends
07/24/2015 02:22 PM EDT - About two years ago, Kirk Summers was diagnosed with liver disease, cirrhosis caused by hepatitis C, contracted either via a blood transfusion or from an old tattoo that he got when he was a teenager — an old girlfriend's name that has since been inked over with a skull and a rose. Full Story

Bluma Shapiro: A Holocaust survivor (Mike Argento column)
07/22/2015 03:32 PM EDT - Bernice "Bluma" Shapiro watched, with more interest than most, when Oskar Groening was sentenced, at age 94, for being an accessory to murder at Auschwitz. Full Story

Harper Lee isn't the only one reinventing literary heroes (Mike Argento column)
07/17/2015 12:55 PM EDT - NEWS ITEM: "Go Set a Watchman," Harper Lee's first attempt at writing a novel, contains a very different portrait of the heroic, tolerant and courageous protagonist of "To Kill A Mockingbird. Full Story

Messin' with scammers: I'm a winner! (Mike Argento column)
07/13/2015 04:22 PM EDT - The other day, I got an exciting offer in the mail. It came in a manila, letter-sized envelope with a return address of 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. Full Story

FIFA pays the women champs a fraction of what it pays the men (Mike Argento column)
07/10/2015 01:32 PM EDT - In the wake of the U.S. women's soccer team winning the World Cup, there was a lot of news coverage of how the members of the team provided young female athletes with stellar role models, that their example of competing at the world's highest level in the world's most popular sport would inspire Full Story

When jokes become reality: A mayfly festival, really? (Mike Argento column)
07/09/2015 12:23 PM EDT - One of the problems with writing satire is that every now and then reality has a way of catching up with it. Full Story

Exploring the food chain, with frogs and chickens (Mike Argento column)
07/08/2015 10:33 AM EDT - Editor's note: As is the case when animals are in the news, Mike asked his neurotic greyhound Lester to weigh in. Full Story

Beach Bound: Fun and sun — and death — by the ocean (Mike Argento column)
07/05/2015 09:12 PM EDT - As we celebrate everything that is Ocean City in the Beach Bound series, I took to the Internet to see what I could learn about the place, and what I learned is that Ocean City is essentially full of drunken frat boys, horny teenagers, obese people, rude tourists, rednecks, stoners and, well, a large Full Story

Post-White House, Sam Kass to be food analyst for NBC News

BOSTON (AP) — After six years of helping the Obama administration determine the nation's food policy, former White House chef and food policy adviser Sam Kass will now report on it. Full Story
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Tyler Perry to reunite Bobbi Kristina Brown with Whitney Houston

Actor and filmmaker reportedly will transport Brown's body after Saturday's memorial service in Georgia to funeral at New Jersey cemetery where her famous singer mother is buried.