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    Satire: The Donald makes a modest proposal — cage match! (Mike Argento column)

    08/28/2015 10:38 AM EDT
    NEWS ITEM: Every other day, Republican presidential candidate and casino bankrupter Donald Trump seems to say or do something that mainstream political pundits believe will derail his nascent campaign. 
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    Oz Pearlman: From East York Elementary to America's Got Talent (Mike Argento column)
    08/28/2015 10:27 AM EDT - He wasn't into magic when he lived in York County. That didn't happen until he was 13, on a Bermuda cruise with his parents, a bar mitzvah present. Full Story

    How Don Gentzler of Stoverstown became friends with Ted Williams (Mike Argento column)
    08/25/2015 03:29 PM EDT - How Don Gentzler became acquainted with Ted Williams begins with Gentzler's father, Robert. His father was a school teacher, earning $30 a month and riding his horse from his home in Stoverstown to the Stormy Hill School between Jefferson and Spring Grove nearly every day, except when the weather Full Story

    AG Kane's pop culture reference was half right — sort of (Mike Argento column)
    08/13/2015 03:38 PM EDT - There was a moment toward the end of state Attorney General Kathleen Kane's news conference last week where she made a reference to a movie that her sons enjoyed that she called "Boondock Millionaires. Full Story

    Heroin epidemic: The life — and death — of Heather Myers (Mike Argento column)
    08/13/2015 03:55 PM EDT - Growing up, Heather Myers was a normal girl who did all of the normal girl things. In high school, she got into drugs. Later, drugs and mental health issues spiraled out of control.  Full Story

    How do dogs' brains work? Beats me. (Mike Argento column)
    08/11/2015 04:37 PM EDT - A bunch of scientists at Emory University studied dogs' brains to determine whether they (the dogs) are able to recognize faces. Full Story

    It could be worse, Regents' Glen could be owned by a Chihuahua (Mike Argento column)
    08/07/2015 02:55 PM EDT - As the saga of Regents' Glen continues, it's good to look at the positive side of what's turned out to be a complicated tale of, well, high-level fiscal weirdness — which is really an understatement. Full Story

    He says he was a 'bad person,' but he saved a woman from an overdose (Mike Argento column)
    08/05/2015 10:02 AM EDT - John Armentrout said he wasn't a good guy. "I did a lot of nasty things in my time," including overdosing twice. But for some reason, he says, God spared him and he got clean. Sometimes, it works that way.  Full Story

    Go topless or risk brain damage. Wait. What? (Mike Argento column)
    07/31/2015 02:26 PM EDT - The big news in these parts recently was the citing of a woman for sunbathing topless at a storage facility in Red Lion. Full Story

    This old guitar made in prison contains a lot of memories — mostly bad ones (Mike Argento column)
    07/30/2015 02:05 PM EDT - Shane Speal walked into the living room of the double-wide outside of New Oxford where the man known as Junior Ben rents a room, and he opened the battered gig bag, extracting an old homemade guitar. Full Story

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    VMAs: Nicki Minaj fires back at Miley Cyrus

    After winning award for 'Anaconda,” Minaj challenges Cyrus, who responds by seemingly blaming the media for feud.