Friday, July 31, 2009
Police said the safe was dumped on Paul Goode Road in Unity.
Lopes and Reese were released on their own recognizance pending preliminary hearings Aug. 21 before Ligonier District Judge Denise Thiel.
Read more in the Tribune Review.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Good Afternoon, All
As we move full-swing into the heart of Summer, it's a great time to explore one of the niyamas ("observances") of Yoga - - Tapas or "heat" as a path to cleanse the body & mind. With that be said, I'm offering 3-sessions of Hot Yoga Vinyasa Flow on the following dates and times:
Wednesday, August 12th, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, August 19th, 6:00-7:30pm
Wednesday, August 26th, 6:00 - 7:30pm
You can purchase a special 3-class pass for $40 or a drop in for $15/class. Vinyasa-style sessions have limited adjustments as to keep the flow of movement in conjunction with the flow of breath. Please bring water and a towel with you to class.
See you on the mat!
Remember, being a part of this community effort is free so if you're a business in Ligonier, help us help you promote your business because we all benefit as we all do well. ;) Contact a Ligonier Living contributor and get connected through Ligonier Living.
Members of the two families, who did not know each other before the shooting, embraced each other following the verdict. They did not want to comment on the verdict.
Eleanor Chromy, the mother of the victim, gave Roseann Dugan, the mother of the man found guilty of his death, a prayer shawl Wednesday morning, according to Sottile.
sounds like this was fun.....
The picnic included food, an agility course for the dogs and goodies for the dogs and their owners donated by Del Monte, HBA Pet Products and Loyalhanna Veterinary Clinic in Stahlstown.
"I saw doggiespace.com on the news and (once I went there) I saw that there was a Dogs from Da 'Burgh section, and I'm originally from Franklin Park," said Barbara Oksanen of Annandale, Va., who brought her nephew, Diego Arriaza, and her two dogs, Tyson, a boxer/husky mix, and Chester, a black Lab/Great Dane mix. Read more from the Tribune Review...
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Strictly Germ-proofOffered with a grin. :-)
by Arthur Guiterman
The Antiseptic Baby and the Prophylactic Pup
Were playing in the garden when the Bunny gamboled up;
They looked upon the Creature with a loathing undisguised;
It wasn't Disinfected and it wasn't Sterilized.
They said it was a Microbe and a Hotbed of Disease;
They steamed it in a vapor of a thousand-odd degrees;
They froze it in a freezer that was cold as Banished Hope
And washed it in permanganate with carbolated soap.
In sulphurated hydrogen they steeped its wiggly ears;
They trimmed its frisky whiskers with a pair of
They donned their rubber mittens and they took it by
And elected it a member of the Fumigated Band.
There's not a Micrococcus in the garden where they play;
They bathe in pure iodoform a dozen times a day;
And each imbibes his rations from a Hygienic Cup
The Bunny and the Baby and the Prophylactic Pup.
The risk of melanoma -- the most lethal form of skin cancer -- increases by 75 percent when use of tanning devices starts before the age of 30, according to the findings, published in the British medical journal The Lancet Oncology. Source link.
This time, no Ginko. Silence.
I searched and called - nothing. Little imp, I thought. Well, left the back porch light on and went to bed. I got up several times and looked at the back porch but nothing...just an empty porch. Where could he be? He's really not that brave. In fact yesterday before Mellow Mike I cracked up because Kitty was stalking turkeys and where was Ginko? On the back porch watching from the sidelines.
So, at 3am, I went out on the back porch steps and just sat there. I didn't want to call so as not to disturb the neighbors. Instead I just listened and there in the distance was a little tiny squeaky sound. I recognized it. It was Ginko. We call it the Michael Jackson meow. He has this little tiny high pitched sort of squeak.
I called and he answered. It sounded so far away but definitely from the woods. I went back inside grabbed a flashlight and put on some shoes and went out to the woods line. He continued answering me but didn't seem to be coming any closer. I couldn't tell if he was in there and just lost or maybe hurt and/or trapped. I looked at the woods and considered going in. Frankly, I was a bit of a wuss. I know we have bears and coyotes and who knows what else in those woods and going in alone in my robe with everyone else asleep was scary. I shined the light in but couldn't see him and also didn't want to scare him with the light. I figured, for now, my best move was to talk to him so he had direction and see if he could come on his own.
Then, I felt like I was gonna faint. Yoi. I made it back to the steps and sat down and listened. He called some more then I heard a crash through the brush and I thought the worst, that something was stalking him and had just taken him. Oh, Ginko, I felt like I had failed him because maybe if I had gone in I might have scared it away. I listened some more and watched - just silence and an empty yard. I went back inside and laid down. I couldn't take it so I got up yet again to go out and listen and who was at the back door? The Ginkomeister.
My theory is that he got stuck up in a tree and that crash was him coming down. He was really happy to be home and I hugged him with joy. This morning, he was dead tired and still sleeping when I went into the living room. I had to wake him - that's a change - but he woke up happy and doing the little Michael Jackson hellos like the little Ginkie sweetie terrorist imp that he is.
I heard the other day of a case in Oregon - I can't find it so I'm not entirely sure if it's real, but it's interesting none the less. They have assisted suicide in Oregon. The case I heard of was a 50 year old male with prostrate cancer. His cancer treatment was rejected but he was offered pain killers and the cost of assisted suicide.
This is where I've always seen the "don't want to pay for the costs" argument going. When the anti-smoking campaign started making the argument that "we" shouldn't be forced to pay for the extra health care smokers cost the system, I saw it as a false argument and an easy slip into loss of liberty for all the wrong reasons. Once you make that argument stick, where do you then draw the next lines in the sand?
The next obvious target would be the obese, and then the real meat of the health cost issue would be the elderly. Extraordinary means to prolong life for just a short time, well why should we pay for THAT?
Now, stop right here and hear that I am not making that argument. I believe we have the liberty to smoke and get sick and die. I believe we have the liberty to get fat and get sick and die. I believe we have the liberty to get old, get sick and try to stay alive as long as we want to.
We have this liberty because we live in the land of the free and because as a free people living in a capitalistic system, we have created a health insurance system which spreads out the costs and allows us to opt into a premium paying program in which financial calamity is reduced and we have options for care if life choices or simple bad luck or genetics go against us.
Right now, we have the best system in the world for health care. We have safety nets for the poor and the elderly. We even have a fairly standard practice of hospitals taking care of folks who can't pay and then spreading those costs over the whole health care cost grid.
Is it perfect? No, but would it be better if we let government take it over? No. Flat out - no. Period, end of story.
We'd do more by standing up against the legal establishment and doing tort reform to reduce the overly burdensome cost of litigation and malpractice insurance. THAT'S what's wrong with our health care system.
BTW = if you think I am taking that euthanasia bit out of thin air, read this:
In an April 28 New York Times interview, the president spoke of having government guide a "very difficult democratic conversation" about "those toward the end of their lives [who] are accounting for potentially 80 percent of the total health care bill out here." Read more....
Have you ever noticed girls who set their handbags on public toilet floors, then go directly to their dining tables and set it on the table? Happens a lot! It's not always the 'restaurant food' that causes stomach distress. Sometimes 'what you don't know will hurt you'!
remember this.....You show the way, so you don't have to be shown
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009
When they poured across the border
I was cautioned to surrender,
this I could not do;
I took my gun and vanished.
I have changed my name so often,
I've lost my wife and children
but I have many friends,
and some of them are with me.
An old woman gave us shelter,
kept us hidden in the garret,
then the soldiers came;
she died without a whisper.
There were three of us this morning
I'm the only one this evening
but I must go on;
the frontiers are my prison.
Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing,
through the graves the wind is blowing,
freedom soon will come;
then we'll come from the shadows.
Les Allemands e'taient chez moi, (The Germans were at my home)
ils me dirent, "Signe toi," (They said, "Sign yourself,")
mais je n'ai pas peur; (But I am not afraid)
j'ai repris mon arme. (I have retaken my weapon.)
J'ai change' cent fois de nom, (I have changed names a hundred times)
j'ai perdu femme et enfants (I have lost wife and children)
mais j'ai tant d'amis; (But I have so many friends)
j'ai la France entie`re. (I have all of France)
Un vieil homme dans un grenier (An old man, in an attic)
pour la nuit nous a cache', (Hid us for the night)
les Allemands l'ont pris; (The Germans captured him)
il est mort sans surprise. (He died without surprise.)
Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing,
through the graves the wind is blowing,
freedom soon will come;
then we'll come from the shadows.
Saturday, October 31st & Sunday, November 1st
Good Afternoon, All
I'm very happy to announce that Earth Lotus Yoga is sponsoring ChiRunning & ChiWalking Workshops this Fall. These programs evolved from the principles of Tai Chi as a way to help you to create healthy, balanced and efficient movement. Lee Killpack from Lewisburg, PA will be offering both workshops on Saturday, October 31st (ChiRunning) and Sunday, November 1st (ChiWalking).
We need a minimum of (4) participants registered for each workshop in order for it to be offered. The session will cost about $150.00 (the price may fluctuate slightly depending on the number of participants). Each session will run about 4-6 hours, depending on the needs of the class.
REGISTRATION FOR THE WORKSHOPS IS DUE BY SATURDAY, AUGUST 15th. Please call or email if you're interested in attending. And forward this e-mail along to other interested parties. Below are further details in regards to both workshops. And check out www.chirunning.com to learn more about ChiRunning/ChiWalking.
Enjoy the sunshine!
This is Ando, the Ligonier Township Police Dog. He and his trainer, Officer Eric Eslary, need the support of everyone in Ligonier Valley to provide funds to offset the cost of Ando's medical care. Ando was diagnosed with cancer following his recent surgery. His first course of treatment occurred yesterday. The drug costs are considerable. Dr. Hank Croft is providing his care and doing his best to control costs as much as possible, but just to cover drug costs is a challenge. With treatment, Ando's disease should respond quite nicely allowing him more time and better quality of life. There are chances being sold to win a large basket donated by Dr. Croft at the Waterford Carnival this week to support Ando's care. Please take time to drop by the carnival grounds and buy a chance or just place a donation in the container at the Popcorn Wagon. In addition to the medical costs, there is another need in this situation. The current K-9 police car has high mileage and needs frequent repairs. Even though these are challenging financial times, please consider the service to the community provided by Ando and Officer Eslary and be as generous as you can! Ando's work was essential in two very recent drug operations in the surrounding area. Remember, he is a member of our local police force!
UK pub opens 'smoking research centre'
Posted Thu May 14, 2009 7:45am AEST
The landlady of a British pub has exploited a loophole in the country's smoking ban by opening a "smoking research centre" where drinkers can light up legally, reports said.
Locals at the Cutting Edge pub in Barnsley, northern England, must fill in a questionnaire on their smoking habits to satisfy legal requirements before sitting down for a drink and a cigarette in the centre. Read more in this ABCnews story.
So, do you think the Tavern could participate in some smoking research? wink wink wink
Following the shooting, Dugan and Hawk stole Chromy’s car and drove to Johnstown, where they sold the gun.
They continued on to Pittsburgh after stopping at a Sheetz in Ligonier, where they were caught on video cameras. They checked themselves into the Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic, where they were arrested a few days later. Read more....in the Tribune Democrat
He even drove us to an alternative location in Ligonier almost an hour away to get more pictures. When we pulled into town, the clouds parted and gave way to brilliant sun and blue skies . . . I cried!
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Monday, July 27, 2009
I wanted to post a suggestion for Ligonier residents who wanted to see the classic Fords in town today. Don't hurry to town to see them because as of 3:00 today there was 1 car there. It was a very nice car but there was only 1. There was all this hype all week that there was going to be all these cars at Holy Trinity today until 4 pm. NOT!!!!!!!!!! I even left work early so I could see them but as of 3 today they were all gone. So why they made such a big deal I will never know. As a Ford enthusiast I was very disappointed.
Thanks for listening to me complain,
Ligonier Township Resident
It's no secret that I am a defender of freedom of speech. I find this merchant's situation very interesting. Now, he is allowed by law to sell these political items. Of course, the owner of the mall has the right to discriminate for reasons which are not prohibited by law. That means, the owner of the mall, in my opinion, could force the merchant to go elsewhere and that, too, is an expression of liberty.
Customers of the mall may exercise their freedom and choose to shop elsewhere or put pressure on the mall's owner to renew the lease on the kiosk.
One reader raises the issue of whether other stores sold anti-Bush or other political items. I say, who cares. The owner of the mall has the right to express his politics as does the kiosk merchant. I have to think the merchant would find another good location and with all this publicity, his items should sell like hotcakes.
The great thing about liberty is that we aren't forced to agree. We can duke it out till kingdom come. ;)
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