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  • Mike Argento: Kick start a movement - 07/23/2014 08:33 AM EDT
    Mike Argento: Kick start a movement

    07/23/2014 08:33 AM EDT
    For the uninitiated, Kickstarter may look like some kind of online version of standing at an exit ramp on the interstate while holdng a sign that says, "Will work for food. 
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    Mike Argento: The CIA can neither confirm nor deny its tweets
    07/18/2014 12:15 PM EDT - NEWS ITEM: The Washington Post reported that the CIA has taken to Twitter to share its insights and answer questions. Full Story

    Mike Argento: This pit bull isn't a killer, he's a service dog
    07/16/2014 06:39 PM EDT - Christine Kinard goes everywhere with Coda Bear. Stores. Therapist appointments. Everywhere. He almost always attracts attention. Full Story

    Mike Argento: Being all brummagem about words
    07/11/2014 10:24 AM EDT - As a purveyor of slightly used words, it is paramount that I stay on top of the language and figure out new and interesting ways to abuse it, even if such abuse risks being torn apart by roving herds of cacomistle. Full Story

    Mike Argento: Family mourns Shi-Poo mauled by 2 pit bulls (column)
    07/10/2014 07:43 PM EDT - Andrew and Kathleen Lockhart got Cody not long after he was born on July 1, 2009. They were looking for a hypo-allergenic dog — their daughter-in-law has allergies — and they narrowed their search to a Shi-Poo, a mix of a Shih Tzu and a poodle, and found some at a breeder in Delaware. Full Story

    Mike Argento: Remembering an old teacher
    07/08/2014 01:23 PM EDT - Three years ago, in March, a group of people gathered in the parking lot at St. Peter's Lutheran Church on Sixth Avenue in North York, right by Janet Kise's neat little house. Full Story

    Mike Argento: The landmark goat of Detters Mill
    07/07/2014 02:39 PM EDT - Week before last, on a Friday, as the grim search for a missing boater on the Conewago Creek downstream from the Davidsburg Road bridge continued, two volunteers from New Cumberland's water rescue crew had to leave early to go to work. Full Story

    Mike Argento: God bless the beasts and the corporations
    07/01/2014 03:09 PM EDT - I got an email from a guy who wrote to complain that his employer, a snack food producer, was honoring Pride Month by flying a rainbow flag. Full Story

    Mike Argento: With Jeff Koons, art imitates life — or art
    06/27/2014 01:38 PM EDT - David Heisey didn't set out to create art. He was just trying to solve a problem. See, about 12 years ago, he fashioned a mailbox to look like a car engine. Full Story

    Mike Argento: Eat like a caveman
    06/26/2014 01:24 PM EDT - NEWS ITEM: Researchers in Spain studying the 50,000-year-old fossilized excrement of Neanderthals from the Paleolithic Era have determined that the early humanoids ate a more varied diet than first suspected. Full Story

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    Officials release sketch in peacock shooting death

    RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (AP) — Officials have released a sketch of a man suspected of shooting and killing a peacock from his Mercedes-Benz earlier this month in Southern California. Full Story
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    Musician Nas finds his family tree in PBS series

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — When Nas became the first rapper invited to trace his family tree through the PBS series "Finding Your Roots," he welcomed the opportunity. Full Story