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  • Today's newspaper: Jan. 27, 2015 - 01/26/2015 11:23 PM EST
    ( Jason Plotkin - Daily Record/Sunday News)
    Mike Argento: Governing in the age of Sisyphus

    01/24/2015 12:09 PM EST
    In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was the king of Ephyra and generally not a good person — at least in the eyes of the powers that be. 
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    Mike Argento: Pennsylvania needs a better state song
    01/23/2015 12:12 PM EST - At Gov. Tom Wolf's inauguration, DaMarra Chanel, a recording artist from Philadelphia and a terrific, soulful singer, belted out a rendition of the Pennsylvania state song, which is titled, incredibly, "Pennsylvania. Full Story

    Mike Argento: Hex murder victim's granddaughter carries on powwow legacy
    01/20/2015 06:56 AM EST - Shelva Myers says it was about 10 years ago that she started powwowing. It was part of her heritage, a family tradition, but until then, she didn't realize that she had the power to do it. Full Story

    Mike Argento: Studying dogs: Shut up and pet us already
    01/16/2015 03:42 PM EST - The international scientific journal Behavioural Processes' January edition is dedicated to studies about canine behavior. Mike asked his neurotic greyhound Lester to review the articles. Full Story

    Mike Argento: The right to be offensive
    01/16/2015 03:13 PM EST - Bill Donohue has a point. The president of the Catholic League, shortly after the terrorist attack on the French magazine Charlie Hedbo, issued a statement defending the indefensible. Full Story

    Mike Argento: He became a World War II pilot because he didn't want to walk (column)
    01/14/2015 08:23 AM EST - When World War II started, Robert Owen saw the writing on the wall. He would be going into the service. Full Story

    Mike Argento: Chris Christie a Cowboys fan? There must be some explanation. (column)
    01/09/2015 02:25 PM EST - You knew it had to come to this. The fat jokes. Whenever corpulent New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie does something dumb, the fat jokes come out. Full Story

    Mike Argento: Ricki the bear tells her side of the story (column)
    01/13/2015 08:00 AM EST - Editor's note: Today, Mike hands his column-writing duties over to Ricki, the now-world-famous Pennsylvania black bear that has been housed in a pen at Jim Mack's Ice Cream/Cones near Wrightsville. Full Story

    Mike Argento: The King is gone but his underwear is not forgotten
    01/07/2015 09:44 PM EST - Among the 50 bottles of Elvis wine, the countless coffee mugs and shot glasses, the Elvis clocks fashioned to look like guitars, the guitars, the jumpsuit, the pair of the King's pajamas, the vial of soil from the sacred grounds of Graceland, the jar of water from Elvis' pool, the lock of hair Full Story

    Mike Argento: Festivus sign next to Dillsburg nativity puzzles residents
    12/22/2014 08:15 PM EST - The banner put up by Paul Tucker reads: "Wishing you a very Happy Festivus. Since 1997. From the rest of us." Full Story

    Thieves have change of heart, return stolen Boy Scouts gear

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A guilty conscience and news coverage apparently led some thieves to return a cargo trailer and camping gear that was stolen from a Montana Boy Scout troop earlier this month. Full Story
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    First Look: Sundance doc pulls back curtain on Scientology

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" premiered Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival to a packed house — not with a star-studded red carpet, but with police protection. Full Story
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    Alan Ladd Jr.'s wife says Bill Cosby raped her

    Cindra Ladd becomes the latest woman to raise sexual assault allegations against the legendary comedian; she claims Cosby drugged and assaulted her in 1969 when she was 21.