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Landlords Not the Only Ones Violating City Codes
by Ron Harper, Jr. Lancaster Post
ancaster City Mayor Rick Gray was quoted in the June 15 edition of the Sunday News saying, “If you commit six murders, but they’re each in a different room, are you only charged once?” Gray was talking about a landlord that the city was prosecuting for violating a host of similar city code violations. So just how would Gray fair if the city code was applied to its almost $60 million in properties? Lancaster Post recently visited the exterior of two properties and discovered some real problems. We were unable to get any of the code inspectors to “take the bait” and inspect the properties via pictures. Alas, we turned to the city code that is conveniently available from the city’s website for free, or by paying $300 for the printed or electronic version of the code. The 300 chapters dictate every aspect of city living from dogs (you are allowed 6) to bikes (use must license them) to trees (you need a permit for one in front of your house) to skateboarding (don’t even bother!) and on and on. So what did the Post discover during our visit? Let’s just say that the inspector must never visit the c i t y ’ s property n e a r Engleside. T h e sprawling, industrial looking site has all sorts of vehicles sitting around (we didn’t check, but we suspect that not all of them are road worthy as required by the city code) We decided to look for weeds. According to the code, no weed is allowed to be over six inches tall. The ones we saw – from the seat of our car – were anywhere from 3-4 feet high. Lest you think we are picking on the city, we interviewed several landlords, all who desired to remain un-named and protected from any backlash, verified that several of their properties were picked on for having weeds interspersed between grass during a dry period. “The grass wasn’t growing because of the dry spell, and we hadn’t cut the grass in two weeks but the weeds grew. The city sent us a letter threatening to cite us if we didn’t cut them.”
OK, so this is Lancaster County. Everyone has weeds growing because of the great soil and conditions, but what about garbage? We stopped by 210 Conestoga Street and were surprised not only at the weeds, but the obviously growing trash dump on the little less than an acre property. The long lot is across from a city-owned park and a drop off point for Water Street Rescue Mission and includes not only household trash but also large junk.
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Side by Side: Do We Need a County Health Department?
Side by Side is a regular feature of the Lancaster Post where our editors ask the same question of two or more parties on different sides of the same issue.
Hilda Shirk Hilda A. Shirk, PhD, MSW Project Manager, Partnership for a County Public Health Department
ver the past five years, a group of concerned residents has considered the question, “Does Lancaster County need a local public health department?” We have talked with people around the county, the region, and the state in order to understand the needs and opportunities involved. We have become convinced that the ability to make decisions locally would benefit Lancaster County. With a local public health department, we would be much better to address quickly and effectively concerns such as toxic lead levels in children, illnesses from vaccine-preventable diseases, air pollution, and high death rates from stroke, asthma, and melanoma. To clarify what is being proposed, we have developed the following information: Myths and Facts 1. Myth: Public health’s role in a community is to provide medical services for those who cannot afford care. Fact: Public health’s role is to protect the community from health threats by preventing, identifying, investigating, and eliminating possible threats and coordinating existing services to assure an effective local response to emergent local public health concerns. It is not health care. 2. Myth: A local public health department would add another layer of government. Fact: A local department would streamline public health services by consolidating into one local office the services currently offered through three separate state-level departments – Health, Agriculture, and Environmental Protection. 3. Myth: In the event of a health crisis, the county’s Emergency Management Agency and local hospitals would manage the situation. Fact: In the absence of a local health department, the PA Dept. of Health would be in charge, managing the crisis in Lancaster as well as across the state, from their offices in Harrisburg. Both EMA and local hospitals would have critical roles to play in the event of a local health crisis, but neither is responsible for overall management. 4. Myth: A county health department would increase taxes for everyone. Fact: A tax increase is not needed. 85% of a county health department would be paid for by state funds allocated by law for local health departments, federal and state grants, and tax dollars or fees we are already paying. The remaining funds would come from local funders and the County budget. A local department would access new dollars for Lancaster’s health programs.
Side by Side continues on page 6 ...
Jim Huber Jim Huber Former Lancaster County Commissioner, currently serving as a Commissioner on the Lancaster County Government Study Commission
hile serving as a Lancaster County Commissioner for four terms, sixteen years, one of my goals was to provide the state mandated services and provide them well, while keeping the cost of government down. At that time the Commissioners annually calculated the per capita cost of all of Pennsylvania’s third-class counties. Lancaster County held the distinction of having the lowest per capita cost of government among all third-class counties. Lancaster County should continue to keep the cost of government low. For Lancaster County to consider creating a County Health Department is contrary to low cost government. The suggestion that Lancaster County needs a Health Department is erroneous. The State Department of Health provides health services to the county principally through their restaurant inspections and inspections of food stands at farms and area fairs. The state serves us county-wide. Lancaster County does not need to duplicate state health department services. We cannot afford a County Health Department. The cost would be exorbitant. The average Lancaster County wage earner, who presently receives a 3-4% pay increase annually, would see his/her pay increase going to fund the new County Health Department. A County Health Department at this time is not a wise use of our tax dollars nor our county resources. In my judgment it is fair to compare our neighboring Chester County with Lancaster County on this issue, since both counties have similar populations, nearly 500,000 people. It costs Chester County nearly $13 million annually to fund their Health Department; a service that is presently provided in Lancaster “You can have a new home County by the State Health without changing Department. For Lancaster county your address!” to establish a Health Department, our taxes would rise nearly 15%, going from 3.4 mils to 3.9 mils to generate the nearly $13 million cost necessary to fund a Lancaster County Health Department. The County Commissioners would need to increase taxes by 15% just to fund the cost of a County Health Department. A County Health Department is a luxury we cannot afford and one we do not need. We cannot be all things to all people.
Turkey Hill Slams Door on the Post
rom the beginning, Turkey Hill Minit Markets made the launch of this publication difficult. We went to them initially because their many stores throughout the county made them natural distribution points for the Post. We knew they carried several free publications, as well as all other local papers and magazines. Right away, we were met with opposition from the company. Phil Oliver, a Turkey Hill corporate employee, told us they were skeptical because they felt we would be too controversial. We met with Oliver and brought in a trashy publication purchased at a nearby Turkey Hill. It was one of those absurd magazines with made-up stories. This one had something about George Bush’s “love child.” We pointed out that Turkey Hill sells that garbage, and it’s not even the truth. We pointed out to Oliver that we only publish the truth in this paper and that we could back up what was written. Oliver said his concern and Turkey Hill’s is that our paper dealt with local issues. After the Post edition with Lancaster Newspapers heiress, Peggy Steinman, on the cover, Oliver told us, “We do business with these people,” and spoke of his concern for what they might think. A few weeks later, our newspapers were stolen (and the thefts captured on videotape) from multiple Turkey Hill stores. While Turkey Hill acknowledged their contractual and legal obligation to provide the Post with documentation for this systematic criminal mischief - let’s just say that they were less than sympathetic. Turkey Hill severed our relationship after our last issue, in which both publishers of the Post recounted how we were illegally arrested, and one, Harper, was beaten up by Franklin & Marshall security. Before we went to press, Oliver called and demanded that the Post was not to use Turkey Hill’s name Mayor Rick takes charge: in the articles in the paper. In other words, they wanted to dictate to us what “I told you about violating building we put in this publication. This is unacceptable. We printed the story as it happened (and where it regulations! Take that!” happened), and we were told that we could no longer distribute the Post at Turkey Hill. Turkey Hill is free to make decisions about what they carry in their stores. No one is saying they don’t have a right to do so. Lancaster Post customers are also free to choose where they buy their gas, milk, and other convinces. We can tell you to not bother going to “the Hill” for a Post anymore. We encourage our readers to make a point of going to your local barber, store, restaurant and other retail outlets and tell them that you’d like to see the Post there, then let us know where to drop them off. We are always available on the web at LancasterPost.com, where Lancastrians have already downloaded copies of our paper more than 120,000 times. Right now, we can also be found in bright red boxes outside many of Lancaster County’s fine independent grocery stores. For all distribution locations, please see page 9 of this edition. © Copyright Lancaster Post 2008
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A View from Downtown Why Here? by Artie See Lancaster Post ArtieSee@LancasterPost.com
onvention centers are located in many cities across North America, and there are several in our region -- in places like Philadelphia, Baltimore, Reading, Hershey, Harrisburg, Altoona, and Erie. Why would Lancaster be chosen above these destinations? In presentations by Interstate Hotels and Resorts (the manager of both the hotel and the convention center being built in downtown Lancaster), the Pennsylvania Dutch Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Mayor’s Office of Special Events, special emphasis is placed on how “unique” the Lancaster facilities will be. From the Lancaster New Era: “The preservation of the Beaux Arts facade of the former Watt & Shand department store into the front of the hotel helps sell the property. But even more interest is being generated, [Josh Nowak of Interstate] said, by plans for an attached Thaddeus Stevens museum that incorporates a cistern that was discovered under the site.”
Lodging is yet another issue: the Penn Square Partners’ hotel will offer 300 high-end rooms. The Brunswick offers over 220 mid-range rooms two blocks away. All other lodging will require some kind of transportation to get to and from the convention center. The convention center’s location in downtown Lancaster has been called one of its greatest assets. There are restaurants and shops within a relatively easy walk of the convention center, along with several historic attractions. But those of us who have attended a number of conventions know from experience that there is usually very little free time left in the evenings. After a long day in meetings or working the floor, followed by what is usually a working dinner, exploring the neighborhood is usually the last thing on the minds of conventioneers. Museums or performances are out of the question. One factor rarely mentioned is that conventions almost always rotate between different facilities. A convention held in Lancaster one year might not return for quite a few years, since there are now so many different facilities for meeting planners to choose from. And if meeting planners find parking, loading and unloading, and lodging to be inconvenient, they are more likely to choose somewhere else that presents fewer obstacles next time. The individuals and organizations that are promoting the downtown Lancaster convention center have focused on the minor things that make their facility “unique,” while ignoring the facility’s many shortcomings. By concentrating on the few nice “trees,” they are avoiding the project’s “forest,” and it’s the taxpayers who may end up lost in the woods.
The individuals and organizations that are promoting the downtown Lancaster convention center have focused on the minor things that make their facility “unique,” while ignoring the facility’s many shortcomings.
From the Intelligencer Journal: “The overall scope of the hotel and convention center, with its historic structures mixed in among modern amenities, is what will make the complex more attractive than other convention centers,” [Tom Smithgall of High Real Estate] said. “There’s a number of these facilities, and they do compete with each other,” Smithgall said. “We want to show something that’s truly unique about Lancaster.” Why would the façade of a oncehistoric building, combined with portions of several genuinely historic structures that have been integrated into and overwhelmed by a massive modern structure, cause meeting planners to choose Lancaster over other potential meeting locations? Meeting planners must consider many different factors when choosing a site for a convention. The Lancaster facility is new, which will be attractive to potential customers. Other factors
that must be considered by those who are planning an event include the availability and convenience of parking, loading and unloading, and lodging. There will be few if any spaces available in the former King St. - now Penn Square - parking garage, since the hotel will require most of them. Parking will be available weekends at the City’s other parking garages, the closest of which will be a block away. Weekday parking will be a different story; the existing garages are all filled close to capacity, with new parking garages planned or under construction that will offer barely a thousand additional spaces. This is totally inadequate for a meeting facility the size of the Penn
Square project, which anticipates 4000 or more visitors for some events. Unloading trucks at the convention hall will be inconvenient at best, by the developer’s own admission. Trucks will need to negotiate a very tight turn from Vine St. onto Christian St., which is little more than an alley. There are only three loading docks available for use by the convention center. When exiting, trucks will need to make a very tight turn onto King St. There is no place to stage large trucks anywhere near the facility without blocking traffic.
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Landlords Not the Only Ones Violating City Codes $60 Million Dollars of City-Owned Property
Fines for the above violations go from $50 to a maxim of $1,000 for every occurrence. Since the city is so concerned about cleaning up private property, the Post will make a point to check city owned property later on in the year. Perhaps the city will be issuing itself citations after seeing our reports.
100 S Queen St 555 Third St 525 First St 37 N Christian St 331 N Queen St On Ranck Mill Rd 10 Chesapeake St 425 W King St 335 E King St 120 N Duke St 2 W Grant St 525 Fairview Ave 851 Fremont St 420 S Broad St 200 Crystal St 136 N Queen St 260 W Strawberry St 421 S Broad St 680 E Ross St 123 N Queen St 502 N Mulberry St 615 S Plum St
238 S Water St 424 E Mifflin St 502 Dauphin St 10 Furnace St 416 S Broad St 302 N Shippen St 19 The Pkwy On Palm St 170 Seymour St 449 N Mulberry St 860 S Prince St 152 Juniata Ave 49 Belmont St 53 Belmont St 8 Pleasant St 46 Belmont St 402 Circle Ave 60 Reedy Ln 63 Pleasant St 33 Pleasant St 459 S Duke St 429 S Duke St On Us 222 301 S Duke St 897 S Queen St 210 Conestoga St
260 W Vine St 675 Columbia Ave 528 Penn Ave 1361 S Duke St 601 S Duke St 1251 S Duke St 219 Dauphin St 35 Pleasant St 726 S Lime St Rear 801 S Duke St 444 S Christian St 449 N Mulberry St 200 Harrisburg Ave On Willow Street Pike On New Danville Pike 1301 S Duke St 150 Pitney Rd Source: Lancaster County Recorder of Deeds
Side by Side: Do We Need a County Health Department? continued from page 3... Hilda Shirk 5. Myth: Public health services are adequately provided by state departments. Fact: With local control, a local health department would be more effective and could respond more quickly than a large state bureaucracy responsible for the commonwealth as a whole. Leaders in the PA Department of Health are urging local governments to create their own health departments.
Fact: A county health department would continue the current practice of involving local farmers in complaint resolution. It would use local employees to uphold existing laws, and would follow the lead set by the federal and state government.
8. Myth: A local department would mandate childhood immunizations and require that private wells pass regular inspections. 6. Myth: A local department would duplicate or replace services already Fact: A county health department would be required to uphold existing provided in the community by organizations like hospitals, health centers, laws, the same as current government entities; any changes to those laws to and others. make them more strict would need to be approved by the county Board of Fact: A local public health department would not eliminate the need for Commissioners upon recommendation from the Board of Health. existing providers. It would partner with community organizations and would not offer direct patient care. The department would share 20% of its 9. Myth: A local health department will make it impossible for nonprofits revenue in contracts with local providers to deliver mandated public health to sell food at fundraisers. services. Fact: Nonprofit organizations would need to continue to meet food safety guidelines, as currently required. Consistent enforcement provided by local 7. Myth: A local health department would add scrutiny to environmental department employees would assure the public of food safety. laws so that farmers and others would encounter new barriers.
“Victim” jumps into moving car driven by “harasser” Just before 8:30 at night, West Hempfield police responded to the 2100 block of Oak Hollow Drive for a domestic dispute between Esteban Diaz and Rosa Marizan. By the time police arrived, Diaz had boogied away. Two hours later, police were called back where they heard from witnesses that said Diaz returned and, when he was leaving this time, Marizan tried to jump into the moving car’s window but fell to the ground instead! Marizan was taken to the Lancaster General to be treated for her injuries. West Hempfield police are trying to sort things out and ask that you call them if you have any information – 285-5191 Thief(s) grab guns 45, 40, and 44 caliber guns along with a 12-gauge shot gun were reportedly taken from Brandon Klein’s apartment in the 4400 block of Marietta Ave. In addtion, Klein had electronic equipment and jewelry also stolen during the day
Punks Bust Property Unknown punks destroyed concrete flower boxes, mailboxes and a window all outside Columbia. All four victims reported the incidents within one hour of each other. Biker Busted for Going to Fast After Wipeout Alejandro Trabel a 21yr old from Landisville, Pa. was driving along Hempfield Hill Road when he left the road but managed to get back. But alias, he soon wiped out. Trabel refused medical treatment and police say he will be cited for driving too fast. 29 year old Corolla Crash might be fatal Johnathon King was driving toward Columbia on the 462 bridge when his 2005 Jetta was rear-ended by a 29 year old Corolla, driven by Rafael Vargas, 21. Police report that it doesn’t look good for the Corolla.
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Prison Guests Accused of Stealing Car City police say that they were just checking things out when they ran the plate of the maroon, Honda Accord because they thought there was a similar one reported stolen. By the time the cops got the information back that the car was stolen, the perps parked the car on 300 block of S. Christian Street. Cops ran after them and caught Eligio Santana, Jr., 23 years old of the 100 block of S. Queen Street, Lancaster and Jorge Luis Rosa-Hernandez 23 years old of the first block of Howard Avenue, Lancaster. At press time, both were guests at 625 East King Street facing a felony Receiving Stolen Property. Green Light Fight Ends in Accident Willis Boyles of Marietta Pa. was driving his 2006 Saturn Ion at the intersection of Prospect Rd & Rt. 30 ramp when his car crashed into a 2007 Ford F-150 truck driven by Charles K. Nissley Jr, of York, Pa. Both men say they had the green light. If you can settle this dispute, please call police at 285-5191.
by Ron Harper, Jr., Lancaster Post
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efore the web came to millions of Americans’ homes, schools, and libraries, if people had a gripe about a local, state, or federal issue, they had to pick up a pen or fire up the typewriter to craft a letter to the legislator or government official involved. Few people did this, of course, because it took too much time – a lot like voting, it seems, considering how few people do that, either. The internet, of course, has changed all that – the letter-writing, that is. No longer does the outraged citizen have to find paper and an envelope, a writing implement, the correct mailing address, and a stamp (and time to run the resulting letter to the post office) – all he or she has to do is send an email or sign an online petition. Moreover, people who are really motivated can set up a petition online for a cause that’s dear to them, and use email to let people know about it and send them to the petition to sign it. In addition, virtually all legislators and officials have their own websites, and most of them provide a contact form or an email address, so constituents can get in touch with them. The same goes for townships, boroughs, cities, counties, and even tiny villages – the municipality will have a website, and you can easily find email addresses or a contact form there. Sounds great, right? Well, overall, it is. Anything that makes it easier and more likely for citizens to communicate with officials is a good thing. However, all this communication is not without its problems. One problem is that many legislators and officials set up filters to eliminate email on particular issues, so a citizen’s email may never be read. This sounds – and is – outrageous, considering the computers are paid for by the citizens’ taxes, and the salary of the person directed to set up the filter is paid for by the citizens, too. So technically, we’re paying to be ignored. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t bother to send the email, but it often pays to make a phone call in addition to the email, or perhaps instead of it, especially if time is of the essence. Is your senator or representative about to vote on a bill that you want him or her to support? Make a call, because calls are counted and never ignored – and there’s no filter on the phone that tells the staff member that you’re calling about a particular topic. You get through, you get to say what you think, your “vote” is logged, and statistics on who called to say what are conveyed to the official. Not sure of the phone number? Find it online:
United States Senate: www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm United States House of Representatives: www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW.shtml
June 2008 - Same location, taken from the parking lot of the current Village night club.
Pennsylvania Senate: www.pasen.gov Pennsylvania House of Representatives: www.house.state.pa.us
Can you identify this location? The answer is on page 17.
The last two sites above allow you to enter your zip code to find the legislator who represents you, and then you can view his or her web page and contact them by phone, email, fax, or regular mail. The US Congress sites let you search by state or by last name, so it’s easy to find your legislator. Does the idea of an online petition excite you? It’s easy – and there are several websites set up to help you do it. One is thepetitionsite.com, which provides a simple, step-bystep process to set up a petition, get the number of signatures you need, and have it sent to the person or group you want to hear you. Easy as apple pie, and every bit as American. So, despite the little “workaround” that some officials have used to stifle of public communication on certain topics, the web has made democracy a little more democratic. Anyone with access to a computer – and you don’t have to own one, because every public library has them, free to use – can have their own email address (often required when using the web to write to officials) and stay in touch with the men and women who represent us.
A Sign of the Times
by Lancaster Post Staff
ancaster County District Attorney, Craig Stedman, blew off the Post’s questions about a sign recently posted in the public lobby of the 5th Floor of the public County Courthouse. This is the floor which houses the offices of the District Attorney and the County Commissioners. Stedman, the only elected prosecutor for Lancaster County, said that questions about his sign could only be discussed with the Post’s attorney because of fear of legal action. Despite assurances that the Post’s lawyers are “OK” talking without them present, Stedman was not going to answer any questions about the legally questionable sign. The sign threatens to arrest anyone who would dare to record someone’s voice in the District Attorney’s office from the public lobby. The law that the DA is threatening to arrest someone for breaking is the Pennsylvania’s Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act. The sign appeared after a member of the alternative media approached Stedman during a break from the Lancaster County Crime Summit. The public meeting, held June 11, 2008 was on public property and featured literally dozens of public officials across Lancaster County and from other parts of the Commonwealth. The cameraman carrying a professional grade video camera, approached Stedman and asked him some uncomfortable questions. Rather than answer the questions, Stedman can be heard saying “You do not have permission to record my voice,” and then after a pause, Stedman says to the inquisitive cameraman (while being surrounded by many of the county’s police chiefs) and says, “With all these witnesses are you still recording me?” Constitutional law has long recognized that a non-hidden video camera used where there is no “expectation of privacy” is constitutionally protected. Would the District Attorney arrest a WGAL cameraman for shooting in the very public lobby, or are only alternative media threatened? Stedman, using the potential of legal action by the Post as an excuse, shut down any communication on this subject. The wiretapping law is clearly intended to apply to secret recordings, and not clearly recording in public areas. For instance, TMZ, the Hollywood paparazzi daily tv show, features video of various “stars” who frequently do not want their picture or their voice recorded. Many of those targeted on TMZ recognize that their voice does not need to be recorded – they simply do not speak, thereby preventing their voice from being recorded. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution states that the governement, of which Stedman is a part, “shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” What Stedman is attempting sounds like an infringement of the freedom of the press to us.
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veryone has a “go-to” person on a variety of subjects. For political perspective, I go to Daddy Please, an eminent political scientist. I go to Eddie for auto repair, and so on. For food in Lancaster County, I go to good friend, Bonnie C. Miller, who knows every good restaurant, diner, and hole in the wall in the entire county. One day, Bonnie told me about the Trailer Deli on Columbia Avenue. “Where?” I asked. I knew the location, but never saw a deli there. Bonnie assured me there was indeed a food establishment at the location, and that the food was quite good. “It’s my satellite office,” Bonnie laughed. “They’ve got the best soups and sandwiches on the west side of the county. You will see everybody who is anybody at lunch time. You’d be surprised at who you will see there!” Trust does not come easy to me, but Bonnie’s impeccable record gave her the benefit of my doubt, and so I gave the Trailer Deli a try. On this day, I was accompanied by one of the two pillars of the Post (the nice one). It was a Thursday and the publisher tried the ‘Pot Roast sub,’ which was a slow cooked tender beef served on a toasted hoagie roll with a foundation of provolone cheese at the bottom. I cut myself a piece of the sandwich, disregarding the newspaper’s hierarchy. You will not eat a better sandwich in the county. The sandwich was served with a generous portion of fries. Trailer Village Deli With an iced tea to drink, and a Milky 2801 Columbia Avenue Way dark chocolate to finish off the meal, publisher Ron said he had the best meal in Columbia, PA a long time. 717.393.8702 I ordered the chicken Parmesan sandwich, Monday - Friday a large chicken breast lightly breaded with 8 AM to 6 PM a nice marinara dressing, topped with provolone. I had a bag of chips and a drink and the whole thing was about $6. This is not a fancy place. The owner/ operator, Wayne Manley, has been doing this for more than 20 years and at the Trailer Deli, it’s all about the food. Manley serves a variety of hot and cold sandwiches, and all of them (I went back twice since I ate there first) that I sampled (cheeseburger, turkey sandwich, reuben) were outstanding and with man-sized portions. On Thursdays, from 4 to 6pm, Manley fires up his grill and serves some of the best BBQ ribs in the county. A 1/2 rack, baked potato, fresh cole slaw, and iced tea runs only $9.00; a full rack with the same sides is $16.00. On Saturdays, he throws chickens on that grill, and serves an absolutely first-rate BBQ’d bird. Manley also puts together sub-sale fundraisers for schools, scouts, sports teams, and other organizations. This is a very tasty way to raise money for a good cause. He also can roast a pig for a picnic or another occasion. I am looking forward to getting myself invited to one of these. The Trailer Deli opens at 8am and serves a basic, tasty breakfast Monday through Friday, with omelets, sausage, and fresh coffee. Lottery tickets – online and scratch off – are available at the eclectic little deli. Manley is a huge sports fan, and Penn State and Eagles memorabilia covers the walls of the small restaurant. Good food, good prices, good service. You are guaranteed a good meal at the Trailer Deli. You’ve got my word on that.
my kitchen Delicious & Nutritious by Laurie Fuller Tabouleh
Lancaster Post Contributor
lot of people think you can’t get protein and nutrition from a vegetarian diet, much less a vegan diet. Nothing could be further from the truth! While vegetarians do eat eggs and dairy, vegans do not – they consume no animal products at all. Where, then, does the protein come from? Well, from dishes like this one, with beans and bulgur wheat, lots of crispy vegetables, fresh herbs, and simple spices. Each delicious serving is loaded with protein, fiber, lots of B vitamins, calcium, and iron. Tabouleh salad has middle-eastern roots, and in Arab countries, it’s eaten wrapped in a lettuce leaf or with pita bread. I like to serve it in bowls and simply eat it with a spoon – as a main dish – accompanied by grilled vegetables as a side dish, and fresh fruit for dessert. This salad couldn’t be easier to make. All you need is a cutting board, a bowl, a knife, a mixing spoon, and the following ingredients: 2 cups bulgur wheat (available at most grocery stores near the rice or in the organic section) 2 cups water ½ cup lemon juice 1 cup olive oil 1 cup diced fresh tomatoes (you can also use a can of well-rinsed petite diced tomatoes, if you prefer - rinsing reduces sodium) ½ cup diced celery (cut the stalks lengthwise, twice, and then chop) ½ cup diced carrots 1 can well-rinsed garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chick peas) ½ cup chopped fresh parsley ½ cup chopped fresh mint 1 tsp. garlic powder (or 1 Tbs. finely minced fresh garlic) Salt & pepper to taste (if you have a favorite salt-free combination, like Mrs. Dash, feel free to use it) Put the bulgur wheat and water in a bowl, and let it soak for 1 hour. The wheat will absorb all the water. Next, add the olive oil and lemon juice, and mix. Then you’ll add all the chopped vegetables, beans, and herbs, and mix again, and finally, add the spices – garlic, salt, pepper – and mix one last time. Put the salad in a covered bowl in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours so it’s completely chilled and all the flavors come out by the time you serve it. It’s a great dish to make the night before a picnic or party, because that night in the refrigerator really brings out all the flavors. Serve in bowls with a basket of pita wedges for dipping or romaine lettuce leaves for wrapping – and feel free to moisten the salad with a little more lemon and olive oil each time you serve the leftovers – if there are any! If you know a Culinary Wizard who’d like to share a recipe or other kitchen-related advice, email Melody Harper at: Melody@LancasterPost.com. We’ll feature a different cook and their recipe each week!
How We Met Bruce and Tess Eby
by Melody Harper Lancaster Post
Tess: On our first date we went to Park City and walked around and then went to see a Stephen King movie in the lower level, where Kohl’s is now. Bruce hardly said a word on our first date, except “yeah”, “no”, and “uhhuh.” So, I wracked my brain trying to think of things to ask him that couldn’t be answered in monosyllables; I thought this is going badly and he’s never going to ask me out again.
Wedding Date: May 12, 1984 Years Married: 24 Tess: It all began in the very cold basement of the former Weaver Chicken in New Holland (currently Tyson Foods), where I was cutting up chicken with my future sister-in-law, Lois. She thought I should meet her husband’s youngest brother so she asked for a picture of me to give to him. Bruce: I gave my picture to Lois to give to Tess also. So our first date wasn’t exactly a blind date. When I saw Tess’s picture, I liked what I saw, got her phone number from Lois, and asked her out.
Bruce: And I was thinking, ‘Man, she talks a lot, but this is a girl I could marry.’ We had very little in common, though. Tess has a beautiful singing voice and she was part of a trio that went around to local events to sing. I, on the other hand, sing the same note the entire way through a song.
Tess: Apparently, love is deaf, too! Bruce loved country music and on one date he asked me to pick out a cassette (this was the 80’s, remember) from Tess: After seeing Bruce’s picture, I was hoping he would ask me out. the selection that he kept in a box under the passenger seat. I pulled it out, When he called, he told me he was going on a hunting trip, but when he gets and on top was a little black velvet box containing an engagement ring. back, he’d like to take me out. Years later I teased him about the reason he called me before his hunting trip was so he had something to dream about Bruce: This ‘Fall Guy’ had while he was sitting in the woods. fallen big-time. Bruce: So, when I got back and went to pick her up at her apartment, this girl answered the door that didn’t match the picture. I was about ready to ask for her roommate, but I didn’t tell her this until several dates later. Tess: In the picture I gave Bruce, I was not wearing glasses and my hair was at the tail end of a perm. When I greeted him at the door, I had those huge, frog-eyed 80’s glasses and had just gotten a perm. After realizing I must be the girl in the picture, we left on our first date in his GMC pick-up truck. Bruce: Yeah, my truck was modeled after the one used in the 1980’s TV series, “The Fall Guy.” I even had it painted two-toned brown like the one in the show. I loved my pick-up truck; it was a sad day when we had to sell it to get a mini-van for our growing family.
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2 A long-muzzled rifle made in southern Lancaster county become known by this name. 4 A local audio store on the Manheim Pike. 9 __________ Hills, a girl scout camp near Denver. 11 The German name for a town and elementary school near Stevens. 12 This Millersville U. junior was named to the All America track team after she placed 5th in the NCM 5000 meters. 16 The name of the road for route 372 between the Buck and Norman Wood Bridge. 17 These soldiers from a European country were held prisoner in Lancaster during the Revolutionary War. 18 He established the country’s first 5 & 10 cent store in 1879 in Lancaster 19 Van ________ a former furniture store at the corner of King and Mulberry streets. 20 The nickname for the Conestoga Valley High School sports teams. 21 A long time local black leader and member of Lancaster’s city council 22 A long time Lancaster steak shop in the 200 block of West King Street.
1 A northern county store commonly known as the Mennonite Mail. 3 Lancaster County was originally carved from this neighboring county in 1729. 5 A famous hat company located in Adamstown. 6 The present mayor of Lancaster. 7 This local company made the first battery powered wrist watch. 8 A local educator and mayor of Lancaster published a song book in 1881 with Deck the Hall included. 9 President of F & M and subject of a recent Lancaster Post editorial. 10 A town named because of the number of roads intersecting at its center 13 The _________ Children’s Home is located in Elizabethtown. 14 A popular farm market in Millersville. 15 A Lancaster county town with the same name as the place described by Jesus when he was on the cross. 20 The name of the southeastern Lancaster County township where 10 Amish school girls were shot in 2006.
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SNAPS ...of the week Navel Gazing - 101
t was inevitable that a recipient of the Puff Piece of the Week would be one of the individuals who inspired this column -- Intelligencer Journal “reporter” and “columnist,” Dave Pidgeon. Absolutely no one in the Lancaster Newspapers’, Inc. family has so fully rolled themselves into the LNP tradition of lazy reporting and bad writing as the self-adoring Pidgeon. Combine that with a posed smirk that perfectly reflects a combination of lack of talent, inexperience, arrogance, and stupidity, and you have, in Dave Pidgeon from Holtwood, what is known in satire as ‘the total package.’ Pidgeon makes his first appearance here with a demonstration of selfpuffery that would make even the great Donald Trump jealous. In his “Bird’s Eye View” column of June 16 (how did he come up with that title? the cleverness!), Pidgeon immediately shows his facility with the cliché: “ A voice from the past and a hope for the future,” a cough syrup sweet ‘tribute’ to the late, overpraised TV news moderator, Tim Russert. The June 16 installment is one long belch of pathetic Pidgeonisms. We had a pile from which to choose. We could’ve gone with this non-sentence: “Forget school studies, the fervent pursuit of a driver’s license and the girls I was chasing.” Sixth-grade English teacher to David Pidgeon: “David, a sentence must contain a complete thought. It must have a subject and a predicate. We’ve been over this, David.” But that would’ve been too easy. The following is the prize-winning passage in a Christmas dinner-stuffed competition. Pidgeon, whose career spans almost seven whole years, is describing how he felt watching Russert and Meet the Press as a youth: “I found myself less interested in what they had to say and more drawn to Russert’s interview style. Never condescending, never a smirk, never a ‘gotcha’ attitude, always civil, always smart, always courageous in holding the most powerful people of our time accountable.” This can’t be written as fiction, lovely readers. For Pidgeon -uninteresting, condescending, smirking, rude, dim, weak, and unprincipled - to draw such point-by-point attention to his obvious-to-the-rest-of-us shortcomings is truly journalism at the next level. And that is why we salute you, Dave Pidgeon, the winner of the Post Puff Piece of the Week!
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he man in the chair holding out his right forearm doesn’t seem the least bit bothered by the presence of a reporter. The man with the steady hand and tattoo needle is even less concerned, and happily answers questions about his art of tattooing. “I do this because I love it,” says the tattoo artist named Mee. “And I am good at it. Awesome, actually.” “He’s right,” says Mark of Landisville, the man holding his arm out, getting a ‘Christ for Life’ tattoo permanently inked into his arm. “He is awesome.” Mee (he prefers that name only) is a tattoo artist carrying on a family tradition. “My father is a well-known tattoo artist, Peter Eagle,” he says. “He’s been doing it for 33 years. He still does it in Allentown. I use the name ‘Mee’ because I didn’t want to be known as Peter Eagle’s son. I wanted to be me. The extra ‘e’ just makes it different,” Mee smiles. “My first piece was on my own leg,” Mee, 45, says. “It took about six hours to do. Today, I can do that in less than an hour.” Mee has advice for those seeking inked body art. “It helps if the artist is licensed by the Board of Health. I am. Only four or five in the county are licensed. See pictures of the artist’s work. Be receptive to the artist’s input, trust what the artist is telling you, and feel comfortable with the artist.” And, he adds. “Don’t just shop by price. Cheaper isn’t necessarily better. You get what you pay for.” According to Mee, his clientele is about 80 percent female. “they feel comfortable here,” he says. With his quick wit and personal charm, it’s easy to see why anyone would feel comfortable with the artist. Tattooing is clearly something that Mee, the artist, takes very seriously. “People get tattoos for a variety of reasons,” he says. “To commemorate birth, death, marriage, divorce, love. This is an impression that lasts a lifetime, and longer than many marriages.” “Choose your artist carefully,” Mee concluded. “It’s going to be there the rest of your life.” Mee has two locations, one in Lancaster city (712 Columbia Ave.), and one in York (2861 E. Prospect St.). Both stores are open 12 to 9 pm Monday through Saturday, and Sundays by appointment.
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Scotch is just one of the many animals at the Humane League, waiting for a home. There are millions of homeless pets in the United States -- and more are born and abandoned every day. PLEASE don’t buy a pet - ADOPT one and save a life! For more information on the animals awaiting adoption at the Humane League, to find out about volunteering and/or donating your time to the League, or other ways to help, please call: (717) 393- 6551 or visit them at 2195 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA. SCOTCH ...is a handsome, long haired, 6 year old cat who is in need of a new family to love. Scotch is neutered, front declawed, and litter box trained. Despite these outstanding qualities, Scotch’s owner decided to relinquish him to the shelter. Scotch has been making friends with the other felines at the Humane League and enjoys napping in the sun. Brushing his soft fur several times a week will cut down on shedding and ensure that Scotch stays tangle free! Scotch loves any sort of attention and is a model client when it comes time to be groomed. His other favorite pastimes include snacking on Friskies canned cat food and keeping a watchful eye on the birds as they fly by the cat colony window. Scotch’s ID# is 107926.
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Do you have stray cats that you would like to help but aren’t sure how to go about it? The Humane League of Lancaster County has answers! HLLC Vice President Kerry Flanagan will be discussing the concept of Trap-Neuter-Return and why this non-lethal method of population control is the only way to effectively deal with stray and feral cats in Lancaster County. Anyone who is concerned about the overpopulation of cats in our community or who is interested in partnering with the League to address this problem should plan on attending this important meeting. For more information, call Nacomi Bisonette at 393-6551 x 320.
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Post 5 Random Questions: Lance Burkhart 7 - D ay ule Sc hed
HOME GAMES Monday, June 23rd CAMDEN Game Time: 7:05 PM
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Thursday, June 26th CAMDEN Game Time: 11:05 AM Camp Day
Atlantic League Standings Freedom Division: W Somerset 29 Newark 28 Lancaster 20 York 19
L 21 22 31 32
Liberty Division: W Camden 30 Southern MD 26 Bridgeport 26 Long Island 24
L 20 24 25 27
Standings accurate as of 06/18/2008.
The War of the Roses Team Games Won Lancaster 2007: 10 2008: 4 York 2007: 8 2008: 2 13 games remain, as follows: HOME: 7/3, 7/4, 8/1, 8/2, 8/3, 9/20, and 9/21 AWAY: 7/5, 7/6, 8/29, 8/30, 8/31, and 9/19
#27 Position: Catcher Height: 5’9” Weight: 190 Bats: Right
Athlete of the Week
M Easily one of the most popular Barnstormers players is catcher, Lance Burkhart. Burkhart is the team’s all-time leading home run leader with 60. He recently broke the team record with a 3-run shot with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat rival York. The St. Louis, Missouri native answered the Post’s 5 Random Questions. 1 What was the best thing about growing up in St. Louis? “The weather.” 2 What is your nickname? “Some call me ‘Turtle’.” 3 What kind of music do you like? “Rock. I like Alice in Chains.” 4 Favorite movie? “Tombstone.” 5 Most embarrassing moment on the baseball field? “I ran off the field with only two outs. I got to the top step of the dugout before I realized what happened.”
anheim Township High School graduate, Craig Miller, is the Post Athlete of the Week. After a distinguished career at Manheim Township, where he holds the Pennsylvania state cross country record at 5000 meters in 14:56, Miller went on to star at the University of Wisconsin. Competing for the University of Wisconsin men’s track and field team at the recent NCAA Outdoor Championships, Miller finished a tenth of a second behind teammate, Scott Bolas, with a time of 3:42.67 for fourth place. Craig Miller has been a star before arriving in Madison, Wisconsin, where he was the 2007 Big Ten Indoor Freshman of the Year. As a high schooler, Miller was a three-time state Division 3 cross country champion. He also holds the Pennsylvania state cross country record at 5000 meters in 14:56, and was the 2004 and 2005 state champion in the 1600 meters, setting the state record of 4:09.33.
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A Baseball War of the Roses The Battle for the Community Cup Continues...
Page 19 by Chris Hart Nibbrig Lancaster Post
he original rivalry had quite a bit more at stake than an Atlantic League baseball title. During the middle part of the 15th century the British Houses of Lancaster and York fought not on the ball field, but on the battlefield, and many on both sides, nobility included, were killed. Today, few know the distant backstory of the ‘War of the Roses,’ which today is incarnated in a baseball match-up between the Lancaster Barnstormers and the York Revolution. The Barnstormers and Revolution will meet 18 times during the 2008 Atlantic League season in what is a continuation of the “War of the Roses” series. This season, Lancaster leads the series 4-2. So far, Lancaster has had the better end of the competition in the league, winning a division title and an Atlantic League championship in 2006. The cities of Lancaster and York have a sporting rivalry that began in the early part of the 19th century. The cities became intense baseball rivals in 1906, when the Lancaster Maroons changed their names to the Red Roses. The name change was perceived by the York team, known at times as the White Roses since 1893, as an insult. Lancaster won the first-ever meeting in the series 9-4 and started a competition that existed in some form up to 1959.
There are several other sporting events which have appropriated the War of the Roses name. The annual all star football game for seniors held on Thanksgiving is known by that name, an annual golf match of high school players, in addition to the long standing professional baseball rivalry. In one of the last games between the two teams, Lancaster team leader, Lance Burkhart, blasted a game-winning three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning. The excitement and fireworks that followed might have been recognized by King Henry’s descendants as Lancaster again defeated its rivals. The ‘War of the Roses’ series continues on July 3rd with the July 3rd and 4th games played at home, and then on the 5th and 6th, the Barnstormers travel across the Susquehanna to battle their rival. Tickets are available by calling 717.509.HITS for the Lancaster games, and 717.801.HITS to buy tickets for York.
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