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Pennsylvania’s lottery luck could change

I bet I have some of the best bookies in the state.  Each Saturday at the supermarket I hand over $5...

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It's a bad joke

What’s the difference between a dead skunk, a dead lawyer and a dead doctor in the middle of a Pennsylvania...

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Getting the paper out

Thirty years ago I started my first newspaper job.  A senior in high school I was hired as the proof-boy for...

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Penn State: whatever we want

I’ve known State Representative John Lawless since his first election 11 years ago.  From his western Montgomery County district he isn’t...

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And get to eat it, too

I swore off the sweets after Thanksgiving, and after Christmas and after New Year’s.  I have too many bulges where there...

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For all time

As Pennsylvanians approach March 4th undoubtedly most of the state will reflect on the importance of our history.  So much...

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Punxsutawney Phil: takes us home

  If Hell is cold, then Pennsylvanians know what it feels like.  Since November we’ve endured one of the coldest...

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Who will survive?

 Harrisburg’s isolation will become more apparent in the next few months.  After the budget is passed the capital may as...

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