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files appeal in ’76 case Imprisoned 35 years for slaying mom BY BRET T HAMBRIGHT Staff Writer

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Weaver Industries Inc. didn’t make any part of Mars rover Curiosity, but the Denver company helped the rover arrive safely on the red planet’s surface. The company machined dozens of tiles for the heat shield which protected Curiosity as it descended through Mars’ atmosphere. Weaver Industries specializes Local in machinvideo ing graphite materials for foundries, such as graphite electrodes used in electric arc furnaces for steelmaking. However, the privately held company had worked with Fiber Materials Inc., of Biddeford, Maine, which made the tiles, and Lockheed Martin Corp., which made the heat shield, and was asked to participate as a subcontractor.

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Gregory Scott Sourbeer in 1976. newly filed appeal. The Supreme Court, in its June 25 opinion, called mandatory life sentences for juvenile killers Please see SOURBEER, page A5

Kids’ cholesterol down Foods using fewer trans fats cited in study BY MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer

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Greg Sourbeer was 14 years old in March 1976 when he gripped a 12-gauge shotgun and fired at his mother. The blast struck Fannie Sourbeer in the neck, killing her inside their Columbia home. Her son claimed it was accidental. A jury, however, decided it was premeditated murder. Gregory Scott Sourbeer is now a 51-year-old inmate at a state prison in Montgomery County, having spent the past 35 years behind bars. No juvenile from Lancaster County has been locked up longer, according to local experts. Sourbeer, in an appeal filed this week, maintains he’s served enough time in prison. He is hoping a recent U.S. Supreme Court opinion will give him a chance at winning parole. Sourbeer, mirroring the recent opinion by the court, called his life sentence “unconstitutional” in the

Giffords shooter pleads guilty, gets life in jail Jared Lee Loughner pleaded guilty Tuesday in the Arizona shooting rampage that left six dead and wounded then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Page A3

Film critic Judith Crist dies of illness at age 90 Judith Crist, a blunt and popular film critic for the “Today” show, TV Guide and the New York Herald Tribune, died Tuesday. Page B4

LLM Motors acquires Mitsubishi franchise Used car dealer LLM Motors, formerly Lancaster Lincoln-Mercury, has acquired the local Mitsubishi franchise, making it a new car dealership once again. Page B7

pany, credited the employees. The firm has about 80. “The people that did this are the ones that deserve all the Please see HEAT, page A5

It’s official: Hottest year ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — No surprise for Northeast residents sweating out the summer after a winter barely touching their snow shovels: this is the hottest year on record in the region so far. The Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University reported Tuesday that the average temperature in the 12-state region was 49.9 degrees from January through July. That’s the warmest seven-month period since 1895, the year systematic record keeping began. The second-warmest comparable period was 1921, when the seven-month average was 49.2 degrees. “We’ve had a long stretch of warm,” said Kathy Vreeland, a climatologist for the center. The data comes as the NorthPlease see HOT, page A5

ATLANTA — Finally some good news about cholesterol and kids: A big government study shows that in the past decade, the proportion of children who have high cholesterol has fallen. The results are surprising, given that the childhood obesity rate didn’t budge. How can that be? Some experts think that while most kids may not be eating less or exercising more, they may be

getting fewer trans fats. That’s because the artery-clogging ingredient has been removed or reduced in many processed or fried foods such as doughnuts, cookies and french fries. “That’s my leading theory,” said Dr. Sarah de Ferranti, director of preventive cardiology at Boston Children’s Hospital. She wrote an editorial that accompanies the study. The study did not look at the reasons for the decline, but its lead Please see CHOLESTEROL, page A5

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2 in Afghan uniform kill U.S. soldier BY DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan — Two gunmen wearing Afghan army uniforms killed a U.S. soldier and wounded two others Tuesday, hours after Afghanistan’s defense minister stepped down following a weekend no-confidence vote in parliament. The exit of Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak leaves a vacancy at the helm of the ministry that has overseen rapid expansion of the nation’s army. Afghan soldiers are increasingly taking their positions on the front lines of the war as foreign combat troops withdraw. NATO’s goal is to turn over security responsibility to local forces by the end of 2014.

Wardak’s resignation comes at the peak of the summer fighting season. Violence on Tuesday hit eastern and southern Afghanistan, where militants have their deepest roots. The two gunmen wearing Afghan National Army uniforms fired on NATO troops at a base in Paktia province of eastern Afghanistan, killing a soldier, according to the U.S.-led coalition and Afghan officials. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the shooting, the latest in a rising number of so-called “green-on-blue� attacks in which Afghan security forces, or insurgents disguised in their uniforms, kill their U.S. or NATO partners.

Clinton: There needs to be a plan for Syria BY BRIAN MURPHY Associated Press

BEIRUT — Syrian President Bashar Assad made his first appearance on state TV in nearly three weeks Tuesday in a show of solidarity with a senior Iranian envoy, even as the U.S. urged stepped up international planning for the regime’s collapse. The visit to Damascus by the highest-ranking Iranian official since the uprising began coincided with a warning from Tehran that it holds the U.S. responsible for the fate of 48 Iranians seized by Syrian rebels. Appearing together on state TV, Assad and Iran’s Saeed Jalili vowed to defeat the rebels and their backers, while U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton predicted Assad’s regime was unraveling, with high-level defections such as his prime minister. Jalili’s visit highlighted Assad’s deepening reliance on a shrinking list of allies, led by Tehran. Assad — seen on state TV for the first time since a July 18 bombing in Damascus killed four of his top security officials — used Jalili’s visit to portray a sense of command and vowed to fight his opponents “relentlessly.� Jalili, the secretary of

Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, promised Iran would stand by Syria against its international “enemies� — a clear reference to the rebels’ Western backers and others such as Saudi Arabia. On a visit to South Africa, Clinton described Assad’s regime as splintering from Monday’s defection of Syria’s prime minister, Riad Hijab, and other military and political figures breaking away in recent months. She urged international leaders to begin work on a “good transition plan� to try to keep Syria from collapsing into more chaos after Assad. “I am not going to put a timeline on it. I can’t possibly predict it, but I know it’s going to happen as do most observers around the world,� Clinton told reporters.

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MOSCOW — A Russian booster rocket carrying two telecommunications satellites malfunctioned during a launching early Tuesday, failing to deliver the satellites

Sailors and family embrace after the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln docked at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., Tuesday. The carrier left its homeport of Ever-

ett, Wash., in December for an 8-month deployment. The Lincoln will be homeported in Norfolk for at least the next four years to receive upgrades and extend its service life to at least 50 years.

BY BASHIR ADIGUN and YINKA IBUKUN Associated Press

ABUJA, Nigeria — Three men entered a central Nigerian church just before Bible study began, but instead of joining the worship service they opened fire, killing at least 19 people in an attack that shows that violence is spreading in the divided nation. Witnesses and the military described a chaotic, bloodsoaked scene at the Deeper Life evangelical church in Otite, a quiet neighborhood on the outskirts of the city of Okene, 155 miles southwest of Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. Two gunmen sprayed the windowless sanctuary Monday night with fire from Ka-

into their proper orbit and rendering them useless and unsalvageable. The mishap was another blow to Russia’s space program, which has been plagued by malfunctions, crashes and failed launchings. The failure was particularly glaring because it came just hours after NASA’s successful landing of a research probe on Mars.

lashnikov assault rifles, said Lt. Col. Gabriel Olorunyomi, the head of a local joint army and police unit. Another armed man stayed back and switched off the generator providing lights in the church, leaving those inside unable to flee as the gunfire flashed through the darkness, witness Lawan Saliu said. Saliu, who suffered gunshot wounds to the stomach, spoke from a hospital bed Tuesday. No group claimed responsibility for the attack, but the violence came as Nigeria is facing attacks from a radical Islamist sect Boko Haram. Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is sacrilege� in the Hausa language of Nigeria’s mostly Muslim north, has attacked churches in the past. The sect

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Loughner pleads guilty to Ariz. shooting Rampage left 6 dead, wounded 13 including former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords BY BOB CHRISTIE and ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press

TUCSON, Ariz. — Jared Lee Loughner agreed Tuesday to spend the rest of his life in prison, accepting that he went on a deadly shooting rampage at an Arizona political gathering and avoiding the prospect of a trial that might have brought him the death penalty. His plea came after a federal judge found that months of psychiatric treatment made Loughner able to understand charges that he killed six people and wounded 13 others, including his intended target, then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Loughner appeared relaxed and focused throughout the two-hour hearing, much of it devoted to a courtappointed psychologist’s account of his normal childhood, his teenage depression, his descent into schizophre-

nia as a young adult and his gradual recovery in prison to the point that she felt he was competent to face charges. The psychologist and judge did most of the talking, as Loughner looked at them intently. He appeared to show emotion only once — smiling and nodding when the psychologist, Christina Pietz, reported that he had formed a special bond with one of the guards at the Springfield, Mo., prison where he has been held. U.S. District Judge Larry Burns noted Loughner’s reaction to the prison guard comment when explaining his decision to declare him competent. He said Loughner was “tracking� the day’s proceedings well and appeared to be assisting his attorneys in his defense, a break from the past. During the hearing, Loughner didn’t exchange words with his attorneys or glance around the courtroom, which

of Congress, murder and attempted murder of federal employees and causing death and injury at a federally provided activity. As part of the agreement, the federal government dropped 30 other counts. “I plead guilty,� Loughner said repeatedly in a baritone voice as Burns listed each count. His hair closely cropped, Loughner was not the smiling, bald-headed suspect captured in a mug shot soon after the January 2011 shooting. His demeanor was a complete turnaround from a May 2011 courtroom outburst that prompted Burns to declare him incompetent. Judy Clarke, Loughner’s lead attorney, led Loughner through a copy of the plea agreement on the table in front of him as the judge went through it. The plea agreement calls for a sentence of seven consecutive life terms followed

Jared Lee Loughner was packed with victims. His parents, who observed from a back row, sobbed and embraced after he walked out. Loughner pleaded guilty to 19 counts, including attempted assassination of a member

by 140 years in prison, according to federal officials. Loughner, who will be sentenced Nov. 15, is ineligible for parole. John Leonardo, the U.S. attorney for Arizona, called the agreement a “just and appropriate resolution.� The outcome was welcomed by some victims, including Giffords herself, as a way to move on. “The pain and loss caused by the events of Jan. 8, 2011, are incalculable,� Giffords said in a joint statement with her husband, Mark Kelly. “Avoiding a trial will allow us — and we hope the whole Southern Arizona community — to continue with our recovery.� Clarke managed to avoid the death penalty for other high-profile clients such as “Unabomber� Ted Kaczynski and Eric Rudolph, who bombed abortion clinics in the late 1990s and Atlanta’s Olympic park in 1996.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The international security contractor formerly known as Blackwater has agreed to pay a $7.5 million fine to settle federal criminal charges related to arms smuggling and other crimes. Documents unsealed Tuesday in a U.S. District Court in North Carolina said the company, now called Academi LLC, agreed to pay the fine as part of a deferred prosecution agreement to settle 17 violations. The list of violations includes possessing automatic weapons in the United States without registration, lying to federal firearms regulators about weapons provided to the king of Jordan, passing secret plans for armored

NEW YORK — A lost-luggage handler ran an Ecuadorto-New York smuggling ring that disguised drugs in chocolates and cocaine-soaked scuba diving certificates, and he stole valuables out of flyers’ misplaced bags that he was hired to deliver, authorities said Tuesday. Jorge Guerrero arranged to ship innocent-looking but drug-laden packages on cargo planes from Guayaquil, Ecuador, to New York’s Kennedy Airport, authorities said as Guerrero, his wife and four others pleaded not

guilty to conspiracy and other charges. The packages went to parcel-delivery companies, where the conspirators picked them up, authorities said. Seized shipments read like a bizarre shopping list: sugar and oatmeal cookies packed atop a pound of cocaine, chocolate candies laced with half a pound of heroin, and empanadas — a Latin American savory pastry — stuffed with over three pounds of cocaine, all in professional-looking packages as if bound for store shelves, according to authorities. Also listed was a stack of diving course diplomas that

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PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s latest adventure to Mars has given the world more than just glimpses of a new alien landscape. It opened a window into the trip itself, from video footage of the landing to a photo of the rover hanging by a parachute to a shot of discarded spacecraft hardware strewn across the surface. And the best views — of Mars and the journey there — are yet to come. “Spectacular,� mission deputy project scientist Joy Crisp said of the footage. “We’ve not had that before.� Since parking itself inside an ancient crater Sunday night, the Curiosity rover has delighted scientists with views of its new surroundings, including the 3-milehigh mountain it will drive to. It beamed back the first color picture Tuesday, revealing a tan-hued, pebbly landscape and the crater rim off in the distance. Locale aside, Curiosity is giving scientists an unprecedented sense of what it took to reach its Martian destination. The roving laboratory sent back nearly 300 thumbnails that NASA processed into a low-quality video showLook for complete coverage of Lancaster-Lebanon League scholastic competition in the Sports section every day.

ing the last 2½ minutes of its white-knuckle dive through the thin Martian atmosphere. In the video, the protective heat shield pops off and tumbles away. The footage gets jumpy as Curiosity rides on a parachute. In the last scene, dust billows up just before landing. NASA twice tried to record a Mars landing. In 1999, the Mars Polar Lander carried similar gear, but it slammed into the south pole after prematurely shutting off its engines. Another effort was aborted in 2008 during the Phoenix lander’s mission to the northern plains when mission managers decided not to turn it on for fear it would interfere with the landing. “It’s too emotional for me,â€? said Ken Edgett of the Malin Space Science Systems, which operates the video camera. “It’s been a long journey, and it’s really awesome.â€? The full high-resolution video will be downloaded when time allows and should give the first peek of a landing on another planet. Curiosity’s journey to Mars spanned eight months and 352 million miles. The rover gently touched down Sunday night after executing an elaborate and untested landing routine. The size of a compact car, it was too heavy to land using air bags. Instead, it relied on a heat shield, parachute, rockets and cables to lower it to the ground.

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During its seven-minute plunge through the atmosphere, Curiosity shed the spacecraft parts. On Tuesday, scientists got their first view of the castoffs. The eagleeyed Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter had circled over the landing site and spotted Curiosity and the scattered parts. “It’s like a crime scene photo,� said Sarah Milkovich, a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientist. The parachute appeared to be inflated, and the rocket stage that unspooled the cables crashed 2,100 feet from the landing site. Earlier this week, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter caught Curiosity sailing through the Martian skies under a parachute. It was only the second time a spacecraft has been photographed on a parachute; the first was Phoenix during its descent to the surface. The nuclear-powered, sixwheel Curiosity will spend the next two years chiseling into rocks and scooping up soil at Gale Crater to determine whether the environment ever had the right conditions for microbes to thrive. It will spend a chunk of its time driving to Mount Sharp where images from space reveal signs of past water on the lower flanks. It will be several weeks before the rover takes its first drive and flexes its robotic arm. Since it landed, engineers have been busy performing health checkups on its systems and instruments. Over the next several days, it was poised to send back crisper pictures of its surroundings including a panorama. The rover was “still in great shape,� mission manager Michael Watkins said.

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credit,� Weaver said. “Because our operators and people like Rick (Harding, project manager) that worked through this are the key.� At the same time, they were reluctant to detail exactly what the job entailed, citing “International Traffic in Arms Regulations,� or ITAR, which are designed to safeguard U.S. security. “With that, we can’t tell people� what they’re working on at the time, said Leon Good, executive vice president. “I can’t go home and tell my kids, my grandkids what I’m working on. I can just say, ‘well, we’re working on something really cool’ and that’s about it. You can’t share that with anybody, really, other than in here,� he said. The company had machined the tiles several years ago in anticipation of an earlier launch. Harding explained the tiles were made so they could fit together with room for about three or four sheets of paper between joints. The tiles also had to be machined to specified profiles. Workers dry-cut the tile, meaning no water or lubricating fluid was used on the cutting tools and tiles, as is often the case in machining, Good said. “We weren’t allowed to have anything contaminate the material,� he said. The company worked on mock-up parts first, which

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east endured a sweltering July with record-breaking temperatures around the region. Syracuse hit 101 on July 17 and Washington’s Reagan National Airport recorded 105 degrees on July 7. On a single day, July 18, LaGuardia Airport in New York City hit 101 degrees, Baltimore and Newark, N.J., recorded 104 degrees and Philadelphia 100 degrees, according to the climate center. Areas around the United States this summer have suffered through blistering heat waves, wildfires and droughts — the sorts of extreme weather events that experts have predicted will come with climate change. But Vreeland cautioned against reading too much into a small set of data covering a single region. “It could be global climate change. It could be an anomalous year, or anomalous run of years,� she said. Breaking the warm spell down by state, it was the warmest first seven months of the year in the six New England states, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and New York. It was the second warmest such period in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. It also was the warmest 12-month period in the Northeast through July.

Union halts talks with Pa. universities HARRISBURG (AP) — The union representing faculty members at Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities, including Millersville University, has suspended negotiations with the administration. The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties said Tuesday that the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education isn’t offering the kind of economic package given to other unions without “substantial� reductions to health care benefits and elimination of compensation for distance education courses. The union, which represents about 6,000 faculty members, says the suspension is intended “to allow the parties the time to thoughtfully review their positions.� A spokesman for the 14 universities says the current fiscal challenges call for changes in the system’s operations. He said several unions have already agreed to changes in health plans.

were subject to testing. “They make you prove out every part,� Good said of NASA. At nearly 15 feet in diameter, the heat shield is the largest ever built, according to NASA. The company also had to develop special packaging so the machined tiles could be shipped safely to Maine, then to Denver, Colo., where Lockheed built the shield. NASA was concerned whether Weaver could meet deadlines, company officials said. “The burden came on us, because they (NASA) were originally going to make another heat shield with another type of material and it failed. And midstream, they had to make adjustments,� Good said. Weaver met the deadline, only to see the project shelved. “They actually told us we exceeded everything that they expected of us. We exceeded the quality of the machining that they expected, we exceeded their timeframes,� Weaver said. The company keeps a low profile but has a long history of working on space-related projects, Weaver said. “We machined the mold for the first heat shield for the Mercury space shot, when Alan Shepard went up,� he said. Shepard was the first American in space, in May 1961. Also that decade, the company machined the antenna for Telstar 1, the first communications satellite, and nose cones for weather rockets, Weaver said. It also machined the lining of a fusion reactor for Princeton University and parts used in transatlantic communications cable systems, he said. “We always say we’ve made things as deep in the ocean as man has gone and as high in space as man has gone,� Weaver said. Harold Weaver started the company in 1954 in his basement, making wood and metal patterns for the foundry industry. Several years later, a customer asked him if he could machine graphite, his son recounted. “My father said, ‘I don’t know what graphite is.’ � The customer replied, “Well, it’s hot and dirty and nobody wants to work with it.� Harold Weaver responded, “Well, that sounds like what we do here,� his son said. dnephin@lnpnews.com

author, Dr. Brian Kit of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the theory makes sense. The research, released online Tuesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association, also showed that children’s average overall cholesterol levels declined slightly. Too much cholesterol in the blood raises the risk of heart disease. It isn’t usually an immediate threat for most children, but those who have the problem often grow into adults with a high risk. Kit and his colleagues drew data from an intensive national study that interviewed people and did blood-cholesterol tests. They focused on more than 16,000 children and adolescents over three periods — 1988-94, 1999-2002 and 2007-10. During the most recent period studied, the number of children ages 6 through 19 with high cholesterol was 1 in 12. That was down from 1 in 9 in each of the earlier periods. The average overall cholesterol level fell from 165 to 160. In children, 200 is considered too high.

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PITTSBURGH — Republican state Rep. Randy Vulakovich easily defeated Democrat Sharon Brown in a special election for the Pittsburgh-area state Senate seat vacated by Jane Orie. With 173 out of 183 districts reporting Tuesday night, Vulakovich had 15,245 votes to Brown’s 5,647, according to the state election results website. Orie’s 40th District seat was up for grabs Tuesday because the Republican resigned in May shortly before she was imprisoned for using her state-funded Senate staff to do political campaign work. Vulakovich, 62, knows something about that, having won a special election to replace state Rep. Jeff Habay in 2006 and then winning that year’s Republican primary and general election to retain the seat where he’s served

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“cruel and unusual.� In Pennsylvania, first- and seconddegree murder convictions carry automatic sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole. Several juvenile inmates across the country have filed appeals in reaction to the high court opinion. Sourbeer is believed to be the first county inmate to do so. And he’s believed to be the longest-tenured juvenile prisoner from Lancaster County. (A Philadelphia man, jailed as a juvenile in 1953, is believed to be the state’s longest-tenured.) This “case falls within the parameters set down by the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court,� Sourbeer writes in an eight-page notice of appeal. In the appeal, Sourbeer cites an “inherent difference in the makeup of young juvenile brain and lack of mental maturity.� The appeal goes on to challenge Sourbeer’s statements to police, his attorney’s competence and other evidence. A Lancaster County judge will consider the appeal sometime in the future.

ever since. Habay is another Republican from Pittsburgh’s North Hills suburbs who traded elective office for prison after illegal campaigning by his state-funded staff. The current 40th District contains most of Pittsburgh’s North Hills suburbs and the southern part of neighboring Butler County and tends to vote Republican. Under a plan approved by the five-member Legislative Reapportionment Commission, the 40th District will move east, across the state, to the fast-growing Poconos region in Monroe County. That means Vulakovich, having won Orie’s remaining term through 2014, would have to run for re-election in the newly-drawn 38th District, a seat now held by state Sen. Jim Ferlo, a Pittsburgh Democrat. The reapportionment plan is subject to several legal challenges filed with the state Supreme Court.

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If that decision goes against him, Sourbeer has the option of appealing to a higher court. Along with the appeal, Sourbeer, saying he has 57 cents in his prison account, also asked for a public defender to argue his case. nnn Police arrested Sourbeer and accused him of killing his mother a day after she was found dead in a living-room recliner on March 25, 1976. Fannie Sourbeer had worked the morning shift that day. Her husband, Greg’s father, had died a few months earlier. Greg awoke to an empty house and decided to cut school, according to court records, including trial transcripts and other documents. The following account was taken from those documents: Greg ate breakfast and went to a friend’s house for the morning and part of the afternoon. He had lunch and went shooting with several friends at a local quarry. Sourbeer told police he went home about 4 p.m. and had a steak dinner with his mother. She had asked him why he skipped school, but Sourbeer told police his mother was in “good humor.� All along, Sourbeer insisted the shooting was an accident. He said the gun went off while he was cleaning the trigger. “I loved her,� he told police. “I ain’t that kind of person.� Interviews with Sourbeer’s friends, however, told a different story. Don Lucas, one of his friends, related conversations he had with Sourbeer on the day of the killing. Sourbeer told him multiple times he wanted to “do away with mom,� Lucas told police. Sourbeer discussed plans to poison her, or shoot her and stage it as an accident, Lucas told police. “He (Sourbeer) said that night he was going to do it,� an officer’s report states. Minutes after Fannie Sourbeer was fatally shot at 8:30

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p.m., Greg showed up at Lucas’ home. When Greg told Lucas what happened, Lucas said, “You’re crazy.� Lucas then told Greg to call 911, which he did. Testimony from his friends and ballistic evidence disproving Sourbeer’s claim that it was an accident led to his conviction for first-degree murder. Sourbeer was sentenced to life in prison on Oct. 28, 1977. He has previously filed appeals, but they came before the recent Supreme Court ruling. nnn At least 12 people from Lancaster County who were convicted of murders committed when they were juveniles are currently serving life sentences. Some have pending appeals, filed before the recent Supreme Court opinion. Others are expected to file appeals in the wake of the opinion. The high court has not determined whether past sentences will be affected by the ruling. Pennsylvania legislators also could play a role in that decision. In Pennsylvania, almost 500 juvenile inmates could be affected by the decision. On Tuesday, Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman remained adamant that past sentences should not be affected by the Supreme Court ruling. “In his case, he shot his mother in the neck with a shotgun,� Stedman said of Sourbeer. “He asked the court to have the case kept in juvenile court and the judge found that he was not amenable to treatment.� Stedman has said he is against parole until age 60 for any juvenile sentenced to life. He also believes judges should retain the ability to sentence a juvenile to life without parole. “One surviving family member of a murder victim has already told us she would have to move if her loved one’s killer was released,� the

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fat ban in New York City are actually doing enough good to be measureable.� This is not the first study to suggest a payoff in trans fat policy efforts. The U.S. Department of Agriculture found that from 2005 to 2010, the average trans fat content in bakery items and other foods declined steeply. A small, preliminary CDC study published earlier this year found significant drops in trans fats in white adults between 2000 and 2009. Despite the good news, experts remain worried. Seventeen percent of U.S. children are obese, perhaps because they are still eating lots of carbohydrates and sugar. That, along with little exercise, can lead to diabetes and heart disease. “We may have a small effect in the right direction from lower cholesterol, but I’m worried it will be overwhelmed by the earlier onset of obesity in younger and younger children,� de Ferranti said. “I’m still pretty worried about how many kids are going to wind up patients of adult cardiologists.�

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The study was the first in almost 20 years to show such a decline. Kids’ cholesterol levels also fell between the 1960s and the early 1990s, probably because people were eating less fat and saturated fat. Adult cholesterol levels fell then, too. The researchers in the latest study detected modest improvements in children’s levels of so-called good cholesterol, which can protect the heart. That may be partly due to declines in teen smoking and childhood exposure to secondhand smoke over the last decade. Studies have found that chemicals in cigarette smoke can lower good cholesterol. The bigger news was what happened with bad cholesterol and triglycerides. They went down by small but significant amounts. In adults, when bad cholesterol levels drop, it’s often because patients are using cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins. But children are rarely given statins. Last year, a governmentappointed panel urged widespread cholesterol screening for children. It was contro-

            

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district attorney said. A ruling on whether the decision applies to sentences handed down before the Supreme Court issued its opinion likely will come sooner than later. The state Supreme Court recently agreed to expedite a pair of applicable appeals, according to Marsha Levick of Philadelphia-based Juvenile Law Center. In a Philadelphia case, Ian Cunningham is fighting a life sentence regarding a second-degree murder conviction. The state Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments on that appeal on Sept. 12. Stedman expects that case to be settled before Sourbeer’s appeal is resolved here. bhambright@lnpnews.com

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Cee Lo Green leaves a message on ‘Soul Man’ BY KEVIN McDONOUGH

Singer, producer and “The Voice” mentor Cee Lo Green guest-stars on “The Soul Man” (10 p.m., TV Land, TVPG) as Boyce’s (Cedric the Entertainer) former backup singer turned rival preacher. But he wants to leave the pulpit, so he asks Boyce to help him break the news to his congregation. For the uninitiated, “Soul Man” concerns a former music superstar who leaves celebrity behind to take over his father’s church in a far less glamorous Cee Lo Green neighborhood in St. Louis. The adjustment to his father’s work is hard for Boyce, but he has it easy compared to his wife (Niecy Nash) and his children, who are a little more familiar with the good life than the good book. n  In other guest-star news, comedian Rita Rud-

ner appears on “Melissa & Joey” (8 p.m., ABC Family, TV-14) as Monica, Melissa’s estranged and disapproving mother. Rudner makes the most of the show’s obvious dialogue. Critiquing her daughter’s still-single status, Monica clucks, “I guess Mr. Right took a wrong turn.” It’s natural to cast Rudner as a long-missing presence, as her appearances on episodic television have been rare and sporadic. Remember her guest stint on “The Nanny” in 1999? Perhaps not. Rudner is best known for her stand-up work, occasional comedy specials and exclusive engagements in Las Vegas. She appeared in the 1992 film comedy “Peter’s Friends,” directed by Kenneth Branagh and co-written by Rudner and her husband, Martin Bergman. It also starred a young, pre-“House” Hugh Laurie. n  “Paranormal Witness” (10 p.m., Syfy, TV-14) returns for a second season of bumps in the night. “Paranormal” features interviews with

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folks who claim to have been terrorized by evil spirits and cinematic re-enactments of their ordeals. Clearly based on the hugely popular (and profitable) low-budget movie “Paranormal Activity,� this series adheres more closely to cable’s reality TV formula. So as scary as things get, expect to have the story spoon-fed to you at a depressingly remedial pace and have segments repeated ad nauseam. You’re more likely to be bored to death than genuinely frightened by this “Paranormal� offering. n  Now for the truly terrifying. A pint-sized personality from the pageant series “Toddlers & Tiaras� gets her own spinoff spectacle on “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo� (10 p.m., TLC, TV-PG), a show that explores her family’s non-pageant shenanigans in rural Georgia. Mud will be splattered. Voices will be raised. Road kill will be cooked. Expect no deviation from stereotypes.

OTHER FEATURES Scheduled events at the XXX Summer Olympics (8 p.m., NBC) include track and field, diving and beach volleyball. The fate of frogs is the focus of a 2009 episode of “Nature� (8 p.m., PBS, channel 33). The Ewings circle the wagons after a medical crisis on the season finale of “Dallas� (9 p.m., TNT, TV-14). This oil patch melodrama will return for a second season. A young witness speaks out about a doctor’s disappearance on “Final Witness� (10 p.m., ABC, TV-14).

CRITIC’S CHOICE Burt Reynolds, Sally Field and Jackie Gleason star in the 1977 Southern car-chase classic “Smokey and the Bandit� (9 p.m., CMT), the hit movie that clearly paved the way for the popular TV show “The

Auerbach donated a few dollars from each concert ticket on this year’s tour to a variety of charities as well. But the chance to affect change on such a large scale drew them to the Global Festival. “Dan and I try not to be too

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SERIES NOTES The remaining finalists perform on a two-hour helping of “So You Think You Can Dance� (8 p.m., Fox, r, TVPG) ... “Big Brother� (8 p.m., CBS, TV-PG) ... Mike ignores Valentine’s Day on “The Middle� (8 p.m., ABC, r, TV-PG) ... On two helpings of “Supernatural� (CW, r, TV-14): Lucifer puts Sam through the paces (8 p.m.), Garth returns (9 p.m.) ... A trip to Atlantic City on “Suburgatory� (8:30 p.m., ABC, r, TV-PG). Hints of a mass suicide on “Criminal Minds� (9 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14) ... On two episodes of “Modern Family� (ABC, r, TV-PG): Cam’s former clown partner returns (9 p.m.), Claire faces the voters (9:30 p.m.) ... A murder with freak show overtones on “CSI� (10 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14).

LATE NIGHT Chris Rock is scheduled on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart� (11 p.m., Comedy Central) ... Steve Carell, Ronda Rousey and Ziggy Marley appear on “Conan� (11 p.m., TBS) ... Will Ferrell, Heather McDonald, Gary Valentine and Lil Rel Howery are booked on “Chelsea Lately� (11 Will Ferrell p.m., E!) ... Liza Mundy sits down on “The Colbert Report� (11:30 p.m., Comedy Central). Amy Poehler, Wendy Williams and Trampled by Turtles appear on “Late Show With David Letterman� (11:35 p.m., CBS) ... Bryan Cranston, Larry King and Zac Brown Band appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live� (midnight, ABC, r). Craig Ferguson hosts Chris Hardwick and Carla Gugino on “The Late Late Show� (12:35 a.m., CBS). kevin.tvguy@gmail.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Black Keys, Foo Fighters and Neil Young & Crazy Horse will headline one of this year’s hottest concerts, but don’t bother trying to buy tickets. Fans will have to earn entry to Global Festival 2012 on Sept. 29 in New York City’s Central Park by taking action against extreme poverty around the world through a website and app designed to get people moving before a big event, not after. “The scale of things that they’re trying do just felt really cool, and we’re trying to get the ball rolling,� said Patrick Carney, The Black Keys’ drummer. “Especially with everything that’s been going on for the last three years, I suppose, after the stock market crashed. There’s attention on the amount of people living below the poverty line and the disparity between the rich and the poor and everything that’s going on now ... . It just felt like the right time to do something.� Organizer Hugh Evans of Global Poverty Project calls the concert a “crescendo� to an ambitious anti-poverty effort that coincides with the United Nations meeting in New York. Fans can attend through a special lottery of 54,000 tickets. They earn their way in with points awarded for charitable acts performed through the Global Citizen website, which launched Tuesday. Points can be earned by simple acts like posting information on social media, donating money to charity or signing a petition, among other simple activities. Evans hopes the chance to see some of rock’s biggest acts will spur fans to take 100,000 actions by September. The overall goal is to raise $500 million in practical solutions by leveraging commitments from the world’s leaders while they’re in New York. Evans said a difference can be made for children trapped in extreme poverty with a polio vaccine that

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In this Dec. 10, 2011, photo, Dan Auerbach, lead singer of The Black Keys, is shown performing at Spike TV’s Video Game Awards in Culver City, Calif. The Black Keys will perform at the Global Festival 2012 on Sept. 29. costs just 30 cents. A Tuesday news release announcing the project says there are an estimated 1.3 billion people living on the equivalent of less than $1.50 a day. “I think what’s exciting is all the world leaders are going to be in town that week for the United Nations meeting,� Evans said in a phone interview. “And this concert and the associated campaign will give us the opportunity to ask these world leaders to make practical and tangible monetary commitments to the world’s poor and to the achievement of the UN’s Millenium Development Goals.� Produced by Goldenvoice/ AEG, the concert has partnered with a number of charities and is supported by Sumner M. Redstone and the Pratt Foundation. The musical acts, which include Band of Horses and K’Naan, also have donated their time. The Keys have a charity they founded in their hometown of Akron, Ohio, to help the mentally handicapped. And Carney and guitarist Dan

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At PSU, academic values What about Obama isn’t leveling with the people intolerant were given short shrift conservatives? TO THE EDITORS:

TO THE EDITORS:

The Penn State debacle is a textbook example of what will occur when academic values are permitted to be superseded by secondary interests. From their founding in Middle Age Europe, universities’ sole purpose was to educate, enlighten and disseminate knowledge. Unfortunately for our flagship state university, this goal has been tarnished by the myopia of certain educators, administrators and directors. The promotion beyond all reason of an extracurricular activity, coupled with a winat-the-expense-of-all-else attitude blurred their powers of moral and ethical reasoning to the point where they could not see beyond a football. One cannot help but wonder if other institutions are guilty of promoting misguided endeavors. It was a completely dumb decision to permit the deification in sculpture of a thenliving university staff member to be placed on campus property. Remember the pharoahs and the Caesars were worshipped and considered to be living gods. Statues were made in their likeness.

The memories of demigods rarely survive with unblemished reputations. If all things were equal — as they should have been — were academics in the arts, humanities, letters and sciences departments who have made great contributions to our culture likewise accorded statuary recognition? I think not. The sculptural unit in question is pop art — kitsch and was compatible with its stadium location. Finally a rational decision has come from Happy Valley. The removal of the sculpture is the correct moral thing to do. It is justified in light of the horrific incidences that occurred on the campus. They have far-reaching implications and consequences. The sanctions leveled against the athletic department and the university in general, although admittedly harsh, are within reason and justified. It is regrettably unfortunate that one individual’s indiscreet infractions have had a domino effect that will be devastating for untold years to come for the faculty and student body of the university and its community. Kenneth M. Hoak Conestoga Township

Congress wants post office to fail TO NEW ERA EDITORS: Yet another editorial written about the financial woes of the United States Postal Service. The major problem the postal service faces is the “do-nothing’’ Congress hell bent on seeing the USPS fail. Their irresponsibility has put the Postal Service and its employees in a tailspin. Congress mandated the USPS to pay $5.5 billion a year to fund future retirees’ health benefits. There is $45 billion in that fund right now. Lawmakers have introduced half-a-dozen bills calling for the elimination of Saturday delivery, closing postal facilities, ending doorto-door delivery and choking the USPS with regulations no other company has to follow. The Internet has played a big role in the decline of let-

ter mail used today, but it has increased package/parcel delivery generated by online shopping. Service! The USPS has to do a better job when it comes to postal rates and timely delivery of these packages/parcels. The USPS reaches every address across the United States. All this is done not using one dime of taxpayer money. Benjamin Franklin (the first postmaster) founded the Postal Service for the people. Letter carriers across the country will continue to provide the best service possible, a service our forefathers hoped would withstand and endure the hands of time. Anne Rinier York (Editors’ note: Writer is a Lancaster City letter carrier.)

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TO NEW ERA EDITORS: The New Era’s July 27 editorial, “Chick-fil-A’s religious views,” complained that because of the company’s support of traditional marriage (which has included millions of dollars in donations to groups that fight gay marriage — something the editorial failed to mention), Chickfil-A is “being threatened with a nationwide boycott.” The editorial also noted, “It matters not that the group (advocating the boycott) is pro-gay rights. We would say the same had the shoe been on the other foot and a promarriage group was threatening a restaurant chain for its support of gay rights. Religious intolerance is religious intolerance, no matter who engages in the practice.” Apparently the editorial writer is unfamiliar with the fact that various conservative religious groups — the American Family Association comes to mind — regularly advocate boycotts against companies whose pro-gay (and other) policies they oppose. The AFA has hundreds of companies on its boycott list for such “offenses” as offering domestic-partner benefits for same-sex couples, and it advises “Christian consumers ... to think twice before they patronize companies that support the homosexual agenda.” When will the New Era publish an editorial opposing these activities? Nancy Kingsley East Lampeter Township

Why the rush on voter ID? TO THE EDITORS: What’s the big hurry for the voter ID law? All they have to do, to prove it was not politically motivated, is wait until after the November elections to put it into effect. Doris Perry West Hempfield Township

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Kenton Glick (7/24 Letters) talks about how we should respect and practice noble virtues. The party he is promoting wants to take God out of everything, kill innocent babies, make immorality a normal lifestyle. Can’t he see what they’re doing to the Christian foundation of our society? What about thou shalt not lie? If you want to get the corrupt politicians out of office, vote them out when they continually lie. This president is one of the worst for telling lies. During the presidential campaign, Obama criticized the presence of former lobbyists in the Bush administration and solemnly assured us that he would appoint no lob-

TO THE EDITORS: The July 20 newspaper contained two pages that, when folded together, formed a paradoxical puzzle. A front-page headline read, “Oregon Pike got it right,” and flaunted the smartness in Lancaster County’s growth planning, with farms pushed to the far-away space. The back page of Entertainment Lancaster featured Landis Valley Farm Museum, Oregon Pike. Quoting James Cowhey, Lancaster County Planning director, “And it’s always a nice thing when you go from the city to the country and they actually feel like two different places.” Mr. Cowhey’s leadership is like following a man who is driving forward while looking through a rear-view mirror. Commuters don’t want to have to go for a drive to find a farm. Picking up fresh farm produce should be an integral part of our natural lives, a value to hold close and benefit worth our insistence upon. Community-supported agriculture and organic farms provide chemical-free ultrafresh produce, flowers for the

dinner table, interaction with community, a place for children to romp and a relationship with the farmer possibly more so than any other business owner in the neighborhood. A farm is productive green space that creates jobs and income. Being able to stop at a farm on the drive home reduces fuel consumption. Fields counterbalance the reflective heat and barrier to rainwater absorption of concrete and asphalt. County planners envision large farms only and Lancaster Farmland Trust pro-

A columnist for president TO NEW ERA EDITORS: After a couple years of reading columns written by Thomas Sowell on the commentary page, I found him to be right on with truth. I think he would be a very good president of the United States. I urge everyone to read his columns — he writes two or three times a week. Doris L. Kemp Manheim Township

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NASA’s big day One might think that since NASA has successfully put men on the moon and launched and fixed the Hubble Space Telescope, which has transmitted incredible photographs of the universe back to Earth, that landing a vehicle on Mars wouldn’t be that taxing. The cheers that erupted at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., early Monday suggest otherwise. Thirteen years ago, the Mars Climate Orbiter disintegrated as it entered Mars’ atmosphere at the wrong angle — the result of a miscalculation by engineers who used English units rather than metric units to plot its course. The foul-up cost more than the mission’s $125 million pricetag. It dented NASA’s reputation. This time, engineers got it right. They managed to slow a compactcar size rover named Curiosity from 13,000 miles per hour to just 1.7 miles per hour over the final seven minutes of its flight. They did so perfectly. The image transmitted by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which was orbiting Mars 211 miles above the planet’s surface, showed Curiosity and its parachute as it descended. Shortly after touch down, Curiosity sent back photos of a gravel surface. It was the heaviest payload NASA has safely landed on the surface of a celestial body. In the weeks and months ahead, Curiosity will probe the red planet’s surface to see what it is composed of and what caused Mars to

go from a wet and warm planet to a dry cold one. Scientists will use that information to determine if Mars once supported life and if it can support human activity. But the rover may well do much more than conduct science experiments. It may renew interest in a space program that has been dismantled by budget cuts and questions about NASA’s mission. It could attract more funding for future missions. There was a time when NASA’s accomplishments were greeted with worldwide awe. On Christmas Eve 1968, the world was transfixed by a television broadcast in which astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell and Willaim Anders orbited the moon. Seven months later, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon. Curiosity does not yet have that appeal. But as it sends back photos and measurements of what Mars is made of, it is certain to spark the curiosity of young scientists in this country. NASA plans to place an astronaut on an asteroid by 2025 and on Mars by 2040. The safe landing by Curiosity takes us one step closer to those goals. Said presidential science adviser John P. Holdren, “If anybody has been harboring doubts about the status of U.S. leadership in space, well, there’s a one-ton, automobilesize piece of American ingenuity, and it’s sitting on the surface of Mars right now.”

Culture change A few weeks ago, a fined their limitations. The commenter on my blog at Struggle was against acThe Atlantic tried to detual words inscribed in the scribe the peculiar conunlaw books of this country. drum he’d found himself When I came of age, those in as he tried to enroll his laws were gone. But The daughter in school. He Struggle meant grappling was African-American with their legacy — comand upwardly mobile. But ing out on the southern end he was very interested in of virtually any relevant maintaining ties with his Ta-Nehisi life statistic. community. Historically, What I feel now is not African-Americans have Coates so much an absence of maintained intense ties American Voices The Struggle, but a diswith each other across tance from the physical class lines. dangers and fears which One of the quirky advantages to I once took as central to it. This segregation (if one may speak of is a good thing. It’s exactly what such things) was that it imposed a generations of African-Americans kind of equality on black people. A have fought to achieve. My parblack neighborhood might be home ents’ great fears for me revolved to families struggling with poverty, around prisons, open-air drug marothers with secure working-class kets and Saturday-night specials. I jobs and still others headed by doc- don’t worry about those things for tors or lawyers. But with the end my son, at least not to the same of segregation and the onset of degree — though even as I finish freedom, black people have been this sentence I feel some amount relatively free to follow their inter- of blasphemy. Fear of the perils ests. Public school, however, still of the greater American world allowed children to be exposed to helped bind black people into a nablack people of all backgrounds tion. What happens to us in a world and thus have some idea of the without such fears? wide variance within their commuI have gotten something of a nity and within the human family glimpse. A few years ago my wife at large. went back to college. We moved The commenter wanted to send into a bustling college community. his kid to a public school to give There were nice bars and restauher that broad vision of humanity’s rants, a 24-hour grocery store, possibilities. But she found that farmers’ markets, and charming virtually all the schools were in cafes. It was not an entirely white crisis mode, obsessed with keeping area, but it was the first place I’d young black boys and girls from ever lived that I could safely clasbecoming statistics. As I’ve writ- sify as a “non-hood.” The first thing ten about before, this is an entirely I noticed was the absence of the air reasonable approach given the so- of violence, the way it worms into cioeconomic statistical profile of people and shapes greetings and the black community. But if, as an manners. In my old neighborhood I individual, you live outside those had broken up fights between kids. numbers, they tend to bear less But I saw none of that here. and less relation. The commenter All of this is an obvious plus, but wasn’t worried about his daughter it was only after we’d moved that I becoming a statistic. He was wor- realized how much living in the air ried about her being able to com- of violence had been a kind of sopete out in the fields of the world cial glue. It shaped my stories from which had eluded him. He was childhood and bonded me with black and proud, but he struggled friends who’d grown up in entirely with a blackness defined strictly as different cities but under the same being “at risk.” social structure. I read the comment with a curiIt would be too much to say I ous mix of recognition and resent- feel less “black.” My accent and ment. Trying to bridge the fissure vocabulary are still the same. I still between who you feel yourself to feel powerfully rooted in my hisbe, and who you are becoming is tory and heritage. But what is now familiar to me as well as many Af- happening is a class of Africanrican-Americans. It is the feeling Americans is maturing in a world of being black, reveling in black very different from that of their culture, being rooted in the history, grandparents, and an entirely difbut worrying that somehow The ferent class is still struggling with Struggle has passed you by. The the legacy and problems of that old Struggle in our parents’ years was world. I look at the growing chasm to live in a world in which some- with great wonder and greater conthing as arbitrary as skin color de- cern.

Harry Reid’s latest broadside For once, Harry Reid pan a “hack,” Clarence held his tongue. Thomas an “embarrassThe Senate majority ment,” the war in Iraq leader had agreed to par“lost,” Capitol tourists ticipate in a conference smelly, and his aides “fat.” call Monday afternoon But this is something with Interior Secretary different for Reid, an Ken Salazar about renewextension of a role he asable energy, but it was obsigned himself in 2008 vious that the questions when he endlessly hecwould instead be about Dana tored John McCain for Reid’s own windiness and missing Senate votes, achis decision to go nuclear Milbank cusing the Republican on Mitt Romney last week Washington Post presidential nominee of by suggesting that the Rebeing “too busy on the publican presidential cancampaign trail to do his didate didn’t pay taxes for 10 years. day job.” The call’s moderator tried to This time, Reid loyalists say he direct reporters away from Reid’s decided to go after Romney withconstantly replenishing verbal en- out consulting the Obama camergy, saying that the “media are paign — although the indications I asked to focus their questions on get from Chicago are that the camtoday’s announcement only.” Yet paign is pleased with Reid’s attack. even that was too chancy for the Reid is known to regard President Democrat, who, just before the Obama as too soft. Q&A, announced: “I’ve got to go “This is a calculated move by dedicate a new veterans’ hospital an ex-boxer going after what he now, and, uh, thank you very much. thinks is a serious weakness in Ken, I’m going to leave the heavy his opponent’s defenses,” said Jim lifting to you. Bye.” Manley, who was Reid’s longtime It makes sense that Reid communications adviser. wouldn’t want to be questioned on Reid, who won re-election in the particulars of his outlandish 2010 and doesn’t plan to run for ofaccusation that Romney is the tax fice again, is happy to absorb blows deadbeat of the decade. But those in return — and they have been close to the senator tell me that he’s ferocious. Senate Minority Leader delighted with the conflagration he Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the sparked last week and that he is accusation is “beneath the dignity determined to keep it going. This of his office,” while on Sunday, Sen. soft-spoken Mormon from rural Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Reid Nevada is quite deliberately turn- is “lying,” and Republican Nationing himself into the mad dog of the al Committee Chairman Reince 2012 campaign. Priebus branded Reid “a dirty liar.” The talk after Reid’s tax broadDirty? Maybe. In a breach of side was that it was another of his Senate decorum, or what’s left of famous verbal gaffes, the latest Senate decorum, Reid’s chief of symptom of a kind of political To- staff, David Krone, told Politico urette’s syndrome that has caused on Sunday night that Graham and the senator to call George W. Bush Priebus are “a bunch of henchmen a “loser” and a “liar,” Alan Greens- for Romney” who “couldn’t hold a

candle to Harry Reid.” It’s rare for a staffer to insult a senator on the record. But if Reid’s accusation against Romney is reckless, it isn’t necessarily a lie. More likely, it’s an instance of Reid taking a piece of information he heard — in this case, he attributed the information to a Bain Capital investor — and running with it, much like he did in 2008, when Sen. Chris Dodd, DConn., said in a private meeting with Reid that insurance companies were in financial distress. Reid left the meeting and spoke publicly about “a major insurance company, one with a name that everyone knows, that’s on the verge of going bankrupt.” Insurance shares plunged, and Reid’s office had to walk back his wild allegation. But this time, there is no retreat. Reid was half-cocked when he fired away with the anonymous Bain investor’s accusation, but his assault on Romney was premeditated. He doesn’t know Romney, but he was already on record saying that the Republican “couldn’t be confirmed as a dog catcher” by the Senate because he hasn’t released his tax returns. Now Reid, at home on a long Senate recess, is sidestepping requests that he provide evidence, saying it’s up to Romney to disprove the allegation. After Reid left Monday’s conference call with national reporters before taking questions, he demurred later in the day when Nevada reporters asked him to substantiate the charge. “This whole issue is not about me,” he said. He’s just delivering the message — with glee and bare knuckles. danamilbank@washpost.com

Sorting out who gets credit This is the last time in Dear Mr. Opinion Guy, your life that you will find Over the past few years, yourself truly fascinating, I’ve built a successful busiso you might as well take ness. I’ve worked hard, advantage of it. You should and I’m proud of what I’ve imagine that you have the done. But now President power to totally transform Barack Obama tells me yourself, to go from the that social and political pathetic characters on forces helped build that. “Girls” to the awesome Mitt Romney went to Israand confident persona of el and said cultural forces David someone like Jay-Z. explain the differences in This sense of possibilthe wealth of nations. I’m Brooks confused. How much of New York Times ity will unleash feverish energies that will propel my success is me, and how you forward. You’ll be one much of my success comes of those people who joined every from forces outside of me? Confused in Columbus club in high school, started a side business while in college and spent Dear Confused, This is an excellent question. the years after graduation bravely It has no definitive answer. There doing entrepreneurial social work were many different chefs of the across the developing world. This may not make you symstew that is you: parents, friends, teachers, ancestors, mentors and, pathetic when it comes to other of course, Oprah Winfrey. It’s very people’s failures (as everybody’s hard to know how much of your Twitter feed can attest), but it will success is owed to those people and give you liftoff velocity in the race how much is owed to yourself. As a of life. In your 30s and 40s, you will bewise man once said, what God hath woven together, even multiple re- gin to think like a political scientist. gression analysis cannot tear asun- You’ll have a lower estimation of your own power and a greater esder. Nonetheless, this question does timation of the power of the instituhave a practical and a moral an- tions you happen to be in. You’ll still have faith in your own swer. It is this: You should regard yourself as the sole author of all skills, but it will be more the skills your future achievements and as of navigation, not creation. You’ll the grateful beneficiary of all your adapt to the rules and peculiarities of your environment. You’ll keep past successes. As you go through life, you up with what the essayist Joseph should pass through different Epstein calls “the current snobberphases in thinking about how much ies.” You’ll understand that the crucredit you deserve. You should cial question isn’t what you want, start your life with the illusion that but what the market wants. For a you are completely in control of brief period, you won’t mind breakwhat you do. You should finish life fast meetings. with the recognition that, all in all, Then in your 50s and 60s, you you got better than you deserved. will become a sociologist, underIn your 20s, for example, you standing that relationships are should regard yourself as an Ayn more powerful than individuals. Randian Superman who is the ar- The higher up a person gets, the chitect of the wonder that is you. more time that person devotes to

scheduling and personnel. As a manager, you will find yourself in the coaching phase of life, enjoying the dreams of your underlings. Ambition, like promiscuity, is most pleasant when experienced vicariously. You’ll find yourself thinking back to your own mentors, newly aware of how much they shaped your path. Even though the emotions of middle-aged people are kind of ridiculous, you’ll get sentimental about the relationships you benefited from and the ones you are building. Steve Jobs said his greatest accomplishment was building a company, not a product. Then in your 70s and 80s, you’ll be like an ancient historian. Your mind will bob over the decades and then back over the centuries, and you’ll realize how deeply you were formed by the ancient traditions of your people — being Mormon or Jewish or black or Hispanic. You’ll appreciate how much power the dead have over the living, since this will one day be your only power. You’ll be struck by the astonishing importance of luck — the fact that you took this bus and not another, met this person and not another. In short, as maturity develops and the perspectives widen, the smaller the power of the individual appears, and the greater the power of those forces flowing through the individual. But you, Mr. Confused in Columbus, are right to preserve your pride in your accomplishments. Great companies, charities and nations were built by groups of individuals who each vastly overestimated their own autonomy. As an ambitious executive, it’s important that you believe that you will deserve credit for everything you achieve. As a human being, it’s important for you to know that’s nonsense.


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ollowing the Jerry Sandusky conviction, bruising NCAA sanctions and new head coach Bill O’Brien’s vow to turn the page on the embattled Nittany Lion football program, the worst was thought to be behind Penn State.

announcement that the Paterno family is seeking the opportunity to appeal the NCAA sanctions in writing and an in-person hearing with the governing body. A Paterno family lawyer says the NCAA acted “hastily and without any reOK, maybe not. gard for due process” Planned appeals of it meted out the the NCAA sanctions — The trustees’ when punishment. which included a $60 As for the highly million fine, loss of 20 action critical Freeh report, football scholarships, a the Paterno family and four-year ban on postfollows the the three other universeason play and stripping legendary coach announcement sity officials named in the report have denied Joe Paterno of 112 wins — threaten to keep the that the Paterno any coverup of Sandusky’s crimes. (Joe glare of negative publicity on the university for family is seeking Paterno died of cancer in January at age 85.) some time to come. The planned appeals Some members of the opportunity are likely to exacerbate the university board of already difficult sittrustees say the NCAA to appeal the an uation at Penn State. sanctions are “excessive and unreasonable” pen- NCAA sanctions. But the NCAA didn’t help matters with the alties. response, “Penn State’s The trustees, who insanctions are not subclude Ryan McCombie ject to review.” and “other similarly situated memNot subject to review? Really? bers of the board,” say the NCAA That remains to be seen. violated its own procedures by The NCAA doubtless made the relying on the PSU investigation assertion, however dubious, to dis— the so-called Freeh report — in- courage action such as that by the stead of one by NCAA’s enforce- trustees and the Paterno family. ment staff. But by doing so, the NCAA is Moreover, they say university likely to cause critics of the sancPresident Rodney Erickson acted tions to dig in their heels even outside his authority when he ac- more. cepted the sanctions without notiOne thing for sure: Not everyfying the trustees. one is on the same page when it The trustees’ action follows the comes to the Penn State scandal.

Olympic trailblazer ASHINGW TON — As I watched Melissa

“Missy” Franklin touch the Olympic pool wall Friday in a brilliant display of teenage athleticism, I Dan Thomasson could only think of that old slogan: “You’ve come a long way, baby!” It was 40 years ago when another Melissa, full of teenage enthusiasm and competitive juices, knifed through the water at another Olympics to capture the same 200-meter backstroke event and give the cause of U. S. women’s swimming a huge boost. Melissa Belote was just 15, a Springfield, Va., high school sophomore, when she landed in Munich in 1972 for an Olympics that was to bring both triumph and tragedy. Mention those Olympics, and competing visions of terrorists and murdered Israeli athletes and swimmer Mark Spitz’s unparalleled seven-gold performance will flash through the minds of people old enough to remember. What they most likely won’t recall is the young lady with the big smile who cooled down the rest of the world’s “phenoms” with two individual gold medals and a third in the relays, all record-setting performances in both the 100 and 200 meter backstroke, as well as the 400-meter individual-medley relay. That unexpected achievement in the 200 was the event’s last by an American woman until 17-yearold Franklin accomplished it in the London games. She now faces some of the same difficult decisions her predecessor did. Simply put, it is whether to choose the monetary rewards that can go along with such spectacular performances over a college swimming career under NCAA rules that don’t permit payments to athletes. “I had some opportunities, but certainly not what is available now,” Melissa Belote Ripley, told me in a phone conversation from her home in Phoenix, where she’s still never far from a pool and coaches promising youngsters. “We didn’t have agents or any-

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In 1972, Melissa Belote competed in an Olympics that had triumph, tragedy. thing, just our parents to manage us. It was a struggle. There were a huge number of demands, but my parents solved it by saying that I could only accept those that advanced the interests of swimming or the community. “A car dealer wanted to give me a new car, but I couldn’t even drive yet and when he said he would give it to my parents, they said they couldn’t accept it either under the rules. I wanted to go to college and they wanted me to. It would have helped us, because we had to drive to all the competitions. “I know Missy Franklin is wrestling with what to do. I know she wants the college swimming experience. She can still go, but she would have to swim and train independently.” Only two major schools in 1972 gave swimming scholarships to women: Miami (Fla.) University and Arizona State. Belote Ripley chose the latter and was a fourtime all-American. What she didn’t miss out on were honors, including being a runner-up in 1972 and ’73 for the prestigious Sullivan award as the nation’s best amateur athlete. More importantly, Belote Ripley — now 55 and the mother of two college swimmers — has been a model for preserving the purity of her sport. Why did she quit international competition early? “After Munich, I gave it four more years until Montreal and then I was ready to move on. My coach, (Ed) Solotar, wanted me to stay out of college a year and train for Montreal. I didn’t.” She made the team anyway but refused to train for 1980. Belote Ripley has not moved far from the lane markers. How lucky her students are. Because of her, the sport has come a long way. n Dan Thomasson is a Scripps Howard columnist. His email address is thomassond@shns.com.

Voter ID: later, not sooner ith such W sharp partisan disagreement

over Pennsylvania’s controversial voter-ID law, one way to address this baby is just to cut it in half. John Baer C o m m o n wealth Court Judge Robert Simpson is to rule this week on a challenge to the law, having listened to evidence and testimony drawn from 100,000 pages of documents during a seven-day hearing. Simpson might not be Solomon, but he is from Nazareth (Pa.), and as a Democrat-turned-Republican, he might more easily see each side. If the focus of his ruling centers on the intricacies of constitutional law and consideration of the law’s application as regards this year’s election, he could follow the legendary king of Israel’s lead and recommend cutting the baby in half. He could rule the law constitutional but too problematic to fairly implement before Nov. 6. That would keep the law, take timely compliance issues off the table, end charges of vote manipulation in a presidential year and give the debate a strong element of good, old common sense. Here’s why. Most reasonable people concede that everyone should have a photo ID. And this law presents an opportunity for those without one to get one free. But most reasonable people also concede that the law presents obstacles (having or getting required documents; physically getting to state licensing centers) for many who are old, ill, disabled, poor, rural or urban that could bar their votes. Unless that is the intent of the Legislature, Gov. Corbett and state courts, it can be avoided by delaying

Any time government changes anything, there are periods of confusion and delay. the law’s implementation or removing some of its obstacles. There are sound reasons do to so. Any time government changes anything, there are periods of confusion and delay. Georgia’s 2006 voter-ID law was implemented two years after adoption. New Jersey’s 2004 switch to its six-point ID-verification system for driver’s licenses took years to settle in. “It was definitely an educational process for us,” says New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission spokesman Mike Horan. “The main thing was not so much understanding the change; the problem seemed to be getting the documents.” And what about the numbers? Unrebutted testimony says that however many Pennsylvania voters are without the required photo ID, it is a large number — possibly hundreds of thousands. If, as House Republican Leader Mike Turzai says, the law is designed to protect the sanctity of “every vote,” the design appears to be flawed. Is there a case for the law? Sure. Clearly the no-ID number can be greatly reduced before elections. And whether it is or not, the actual impact on election outcomes is soft speculation. During closing arguments, Senior Deputy Attorney General Patrick Cawley noted that if significant voter-disenfranchisement occurred in other states with voter-ID laws, we’d hear about it. “It hasn’t happened elsewhere; it won’t happen here,” Cawley said.

Arguing against the law, ACLU lawyer Vic Walczak said that although the reason offered for its adoption was to stop fraud, the state has provided no evidence or provable likelihood of fraud. “Not one commonwealth witness took the stand and said why we need this law,” Walczak said. But an unneeded law isn’t necessarily an unconstitutional law. On constitutional questions, an argument is that the law creates separate classes of voters by burdening those without photo IDs, and goes beyond state Constitution voting requirements limited to age, citizenship and length of residency. The latter, say opponents of the law, begs the question of whether the Legislature can add requirements without amending the Constitution. But the state argues that there’s no separation of voters because new requirements apply to all, and the Legislature clearly regulates elections, including currently requiring all first-time voters to show ID. So, the law could well pass constitutional muster. The larger problems are practical and political. Is it practical to think that compliance is possible without jeopardizing a significant number of votes? And is it politically wise for the GOP to be seen as altering the voting process to stop blacks and poor people from re-electing President Obama? It is better for all concerned — voters, parties, those given to hot rhetoric on both sides, and the democratic process — if this law is enacted later rather than sooner. In other words, cut this baby in half. n John Baer is a Philadelphia Daily News political columnist. His email address is baerj@phillynews. This column is syndicated by McClatchy Newspapers.

New York: Breastfeed — or else ew York N Mayor Michael Bloomberg

No randomized, controlled medical trials have proved breast-fed babies fare better.

cares a whole lot about what you drink. First he acted to take away your 32-ounce Big Gulp. He also Steve Chapman wants to take the staff will have to sign it out, keep away your baby records on its distribution and forward the information to the health formula. Bloomberg enthusiastically fa- department. It may be easier to get marijuana. vors breast-feeding infants. But Bloomberg and the groups enhe is not content to simply express dorsing his policy are determined his view for your consideration. He wants to use the power of govern- to get their way no matter what the ment to induce conformity to his desires of those who do the actual childbearing and child feeding. preference. Their motives are doubtless The city health department has sincere. A raft of research indialready mounted a campaign to cates that breast-fed children have promote nursing with the slogan, higher IQs, fewer illnesses and less “Breast milk is best for your baby,” susceptibility to obesity than those displayed on posters in subways who were deprived. The American and hospitals. Academy of Pediatrics urges nursGentle persuasion, however, has ing exclusively for a full six months. not gotten the unanimous compliSome advocates regard infant ance that Bloomberg desires. formula as a public health menace. So starting next month, all public Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, has prohospitals in New York City will en- posed mandatory warning labels on force rules to deter any mother who formula containers. would think of contaminating her But, though scientists almost newborn with canned liquids. universally agree breastfeeding is If you want to use infant formula better for all sorts of reasons, the in the hospital, you will have to ask evidence is less overwhelming than a nurse for it. The nurse will be re- you might think. quired to deliver a grim lecture on New York Times health columwhy you are making a mistake. nist Jane Brody reports that “no If you persist, the formula will be randomized, controlled trials — the taken from its locked location, but gold standard of scientific research

— have proved that breast-fed babies fare better, at least in industrialized countries.” Women who nurse tend to be better educated and wealthier than those who don’t. Women with the time and inclination to breast-feed may devote more attention to their kids’ development. Factors like these could play a big role. But all this hasn’t stopped the breastfeeding campaign from acquiring a judgmental and punitive edge. Breastfeeding zealots downplay the numerous factors that cause mothers to supplement breast milk with formula or to give up nursing altogether — pain, inadequate lactation, job demands and illnesses requiring medications that infants should avoid. Bloomberg can’t know the unique circumstances and alternatives confronted by individual women. They can. They also have even more stake than he does in the health and wellbeing of their children. So he should grant great deference to their choices. As a rule, it’s a good idea for the government to stay off our backs. Fronts, too. n Steve Chapman is a columnist and editorial writer for the Chicago Tribune. His email address is schapman@tribune.com. This column is distributed by Creators Syndicate.


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Marvin Hamlisch , composer for stage and film, dies at 68 BY MARK KENNEDY AP Drama Writer

NEW YORK — Marvin Hamlisch was blessed with perfect pitch and an infallible ear. “I heard sounds that other children didn’t hear,” he wrote in his autobiography. He turned that skill into writing and arranging compulsively memorable songs that the world was unable

to stop humming — from the mournful “The Way We Were” to the jaunty theme from “The Sting.” Prolific and seeming without boundaries, Hamlisch, who died at 68 after a short illness, composed music for film heroes from James Bond to Woody Allen, for powerful singers such as Liza Minnelli and Aretha Franklin, and for high-kicking dancers of the

Tony-winning “A Chorus Line.” To borrow one of his song titles, nobody did it better. “He was a true musical genius, but above all that, he was a beautiful human being. I will truly miss him,” said Barbra Streisand, who first met the composer in 1963 and sang his “The Way We Were” to a Grammy win in 1974. “It was his brilliantly

quick mind, his generosity and delicious sense of humor that made him a delight to be around.” Hamlisch collapsed and died Monday in Los Angeles after a brief illness, his publicist Ken Sunshine said, citing the family. Other details were not released. The New York-born Hamlisch composed more than 40 film scores, including “So-

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phie’s Choice,” “Ordinary People,” “The Way We Were” and “Take the Money and Run.” His latest work came for Steven Soderbergh’s “The Informant!” Hamlisch became one of the most decorated artists in history, winning three Oscars, four Emmys, four Grammys, a Tony, a Pulitzer and three Golden Globes. The marquees of Broadway theaters in New York will be dimmed in his memory today at 8 p.m. He arranged many of Minnelli’s albums, including her first two as well as “Judy Garland & Liza Minnelli ‘Live’ at the London Palladium.” “Marvin Hamlisch and I have been best friends since I was 13 years old,” Minnelli said on Tuesday, calling him “one of the funniest people I knew. I will miss his talent, our laughter and friendship, but mostly I will miss Marvin.” “I have lost my first lifelong best friend, and sadly we have lost a splendid, splendid talent.” Actress-singer Lucie Arnaz, the daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz who performed with Hamlisch for years, said: “There is some kind of gorgeous music in the heavens tonight.” Hamlisch was perhaps best known for adapting composer Scott Joplin on “The Sting.” In the mid-’70s, it seemed everybody with a piano had the sheet music to “The Entertainer,” the movie’s theme song. To this day, it’s blasted by ice cream trucks. “My heart is broken. He made me feel so special. I love him so much,” said actress and singer Idina Menzel, who often performed with Hamlisch and called him “a second father.” Hamlisch received both a Tony and the Pulitzer for “A Chorus Line” — the secondlongest-running American show in Broadway history — and wrote the music for “The Goodbye Girl” and “Sweet Smell of Success.” He was scheduled to fly to Nashville, Tenn., this week to see his new musical production of “The Nutty Professor,” directed by Jerry Lewis. The Tennessee Performing Arts Center, where the show is being presented, said Tuesday night’s performance would go on as scheduled despite the private grieving of the cast and crew, and that the marquee has been altered to celebrate and honor the composer. Hamlisch’s reach extended into the pop world, writing the No. 1 R&B hit “Break It to Me Gently” with Carole Bayer Sager for Franklin. He co-wrote “One Song,” sung by Tevin Campbell and produced by Quincy Jones, and “I Don’t Do Duets,” sung by Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight. “He was classic and one of a kind,” Franklin said Tuesday after learning of his death, calling him one of the “all-time great” arrangers and producers. “Who will ever forget ‘The Way We Were’?” He didn’t rest on that laurel, writing everything from the title song for the TV series “Brooklyn Bridge” to the stunning score of the movie “The Swimmer” to the symphonic suite “Anatomy of Peace.” He also wrote the original theme song for ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “I’m shocked by the loss of a great colleague, as is ev-

Joe Pitts holding town hall meeting U.S. Rep. Joe Pitts will hold a town hall-style meeting on the Elizabethtown College campus tonight. The meeting, which is open to the public and will focus on job creation, begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Baugher Student Center. Parking for the event is available in the Brinser parking lot off Cedar Street. The event is expected to last until about 8 p.m. Pitts is seeking his ninth two-year term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He faces three challengers in the Nov. 6 election. They are Democrat Aryanna Strader and independents Jim Bednarski and John A. Murphy.

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Marvin Hamlisch eryone in the theater and film business and every corner of the arts where song and score matter to people,” said Alan Menken, the Academy and Tony Award-winning composer. “The fraternity of songwriters has lost a great friend.” Hamlisch’s interest in music started early. At the age of 7, he entered the Juilliard School of Music, having stunned the admissions committee with his renditions of “Goodnight Irene” in any key they desired. In his autobiography, “The Way I Was,” Hamlisch admitted that he lived in fear of not meeting his father’s expectations. “By the time Gershwin was your age, he was dead,” the Viennese-born musician would tell his son. “And he’d written a concerto. Where’s your concerto, Marvin?” In his teens, he switched from piano recitals to songwriting. Show music held a special fascination for him. Hamlisch’s first important job in the theater was as rehearsal pianist for the Broadway production of “Funny Girl” with Streisand in 1964. He graduated to other shows such as “Fade Out-Fade In,” “Golden Rainbow” and “Henry, Sweet Henry,” and other jobs such as arranging dance and vocal music. “Maybe I’m old-fashioned,” he told The Associated Press in a 1986 interview. “But I remember the beauty and thrill of being moved by Broadway musicals — particularly the endings of shows. The end of ‘West Side Story,’ where audiences cried their eyes out. The last few chords of ‘My Fair Lady.’ Just great.” Nancy Reagan liked that Hamlisch called himself oldfashioned: “I suppose that’s why Ronnie and I were so drawn to him, she said in a statement, recalling a special song Hamlisch wrote for Ronald Reagan’s 77th birthday in 1988. “But I don’t think you could ever find a more contemporary and talented musician,” Although he was one of the youngest students ever at Juilliard, he never studied conducting. “I remember somebody told me, ‘Earn while you learn,’ ” he told The AP in 1996. He earned a bachelor’s in music from Queens College of the City University of New York. “The Way We Were” — a big, sentimental movie ballad that became hugely successful in the rock era — exemplified Hamlisch’s boundary-crossing appeal. He was extremely versatile, creating musical themes for the Woody Allen comedy “Bananas” and the somber family drama “Ordinary People.” His music electrified 007 in “The Spy Who Loved Me,” especially the torch song “Nobody Does It Better,” performed by Carly Simon.

’Stormers back United Way The Lancaster Barnstormers are hosting a United Way night in support of United Way of Lancaster County on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Clipper Magazine Stadium. The Lancaster Barnstormers will donate $4 of every online ticket sold to United Way of Lancaster County. To support United Way by purchasing a ticket to Thursday’s game, go to www. lancasterbarnstormers.com and click on the fundraising login tab on the right side of the homepage. On the fundraising page, find the United Way logo to purchase tickets to the game.

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