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The Myth of “Responsible Drilling”

April 1, 2011
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On February 4 Tom Ridge, in his new role as “strategic advisor” for the Marcellus Shale Coalition, visited Waterville, to unveil the gas industry’s “Commitment to the Community”, a promise to follow practices that will protect the people and the environment of Pennsylvania.  Present at the event were representatives of Anadarko Petroleum, a company that…

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Corporate Rights vs. Human Rights

April 1, 2011
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E-mails leaked to Pro-Publica indicate that law enforcement action against criminal actions by corporations fracking in communities above the Marcellus Shale mustbe pre-approved by political appointees of the Governor.  This, after news that the appointed head of the Department of Community and Economic Development will have monarchical authority to override agencies of the state that…

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A quick guide to the May 17 primary

April 1, 2011
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Last fall’s election gave us a congressman who doesn’t know that Libya is in Africa; a governor who thinks everyone should pay taxes except the gas companies; and a senator who thinks 6 billion human beings have nothing to do with global warming. After that, it’s tough getting excited about the upcoming primary election. But…

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But I Can’t Get Pregnant That Way…

April 1, 2011
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When I recently asked a group of local youth if they thought of oral sex as sexual intercourse, the resounding response was “NO;” oral sex is not the same thing as vaginal or anal sex. When I asked why, they explained that “you can’t get pregnant from a blow job.” When I asked the same…

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“A Night of Burlesque” shines the spotlight on area talent: WXPI fundraiser a huge hit with audience

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On Saturday night, April 2, Williamsport turned back the clock and recaptured the bawdy humor and titillating performances of the early 20th century with “A Night of Burlesque.” This spirited, high-energy show was delivered by the newly formed Williamsport Burlesque Troupe at Club Z downtown. The event was a fundraiser for WXPI Williamsport Community Radio.…

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Restaurant review: Joy Thai

April 1, 2011
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There is little better than eating out with friends, I say, and eat out with friends we did. Joy Thai, located at 15-17 W. 4th St. in downtown Williamsport, is the sort of establishment that can escape my notice when I pass it on foot. Somehow, the earthy reds and greens in the sign seem…

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