Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Employees of the state bureau of forestry's Laughlintown office do a lot of work to blaze and maintain those trails, to be sure. But they've also enlisted some others to help with that work.
Read more in the Tribune Review.
State Route 31
Donegal, PA 15628
Call Beth at 724-238-4513 or Tim at 724-493-2841 if you spot her. She does run from people so if you spot her, just call and report rather than call or whistle for her. She will just run away.
The plan is to find her feeding area and trap her.
Read more in the NYT.
Breaking News Alert: Pentagon report: Repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' law poses little risk for military
November 30, 2010 11:50:42 AM
The Pentagon's long-awaited report on gays in the military concludes that repealing the 17-year-old "don't ask, don't tell" law would present only a low risk to the armed forces' ability to carry out their mission and that 70 percent of service members believe it would have little or no effect on their units, according to sources briefed on the report's findings.
For more information, visit washingtonpost.com
"I have seen parents putting their infant and 1 year old on diets because of history in one parent or another," said Dr. Jatinder Bhatia, who chairs the nutrition committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is chief of neonatology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.
Read more on ABC.
I look for and test for the same qualities in my title insurance agency staff now. I want a person who can read and comprehend instructions and guidelines, analyze and resolve problems, maintain quality of product and service, work efficiently and has a good attitude.
Any position in the mortgage or title insurance business requires long training at the side of an expert. So my advice is to find a good underwriter under which to learn your craft and then demonstrate your abilities by doing an excellent job. You will be noticed. Once you have achieved credibility with management based upon your quality of work, let them know you'd like to move into underwriting.
In the meantime, read and study all available resources - there are lots of good web sites - to learn MORE than you are taught in your office. You will be noticed. ;)
Earl D. Hall Sr.; his wife, Betty Jane; and son Earl Hall Jr. of Mt. Pleasant filed the lawsuit in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court on Nov. 19.
Ten people filed a similar lawsuit last week in federal court against Energy Corp. of America. The lawsuits are seeking class-action status, which could encompass more than 1,000 plaintiffs in the Consol lawsuit and more than 100 in the Energy Corp. case.
Read more in Tribune Review.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Ligonier Township and Recreation Board
Loyalhanna Watershed Association
I’ve been calling for a pay freeze since an op-ed in the Washington Post in 2006. Since then, average federal pay has continued to soar far above average private pay, which has finally prompted policymakers to take note.
The Obama proposal would apparently save $28 billion over five years. Hopefully, that will be the first of many budget savings that the administration and Republicans in Congress can work on together in coming months. I’ve described other ways to tackle the government’s overspending problem here.
Read more on CATO.
Please call (724-259-3405) or email (email@example.com) Melissa Marasia if you're interested in purchasing any of the items. Happy Holidays!
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We are sadden today to tell you that The Enchanted Moment will be closing its doors in December. We will be open only by appointment next month and Saturday December 4th for our closing sale at our "Brick and Mortar" location. We still have wonderful and unique ideas for your "Stocking Stuffers", Gift Certificates, and other items that will be sold.
The Enchanted Moment will be taking on a NEW design as a strictly online and mobile professional massage services and holistic retail products. We will simply bring the Spa to you!
We have listen to your suggestions and inquires about the lack of convenience in this modern day world. Therefore, for our long distance "guests" we will be seeing a lot more of you in the comfort of you home and PJ's.
So let's "Party" to your health . Please continue to view our website for updated information and what's available. Personal Services will still be available along with our Party Events. Chose from the following: Spa, Massage, Tea, Spiritual Readings, Reiki Healing, and "Goddess Gossip".
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our loyal friends, guests and customers for your continued support and unconditional love. The Enchanted Moment is not a location, a solid substance, nor a material. The Enchanted Moment is an emotional bond, trust, and an "Alternative to the Mundane". We are a dedicated husband and wife team that will continue to succeed in the advancement through education to alternative healing and living. Looking forward to seeing you all soon ; )
This is NOT good bye, but a transformation.
Gary and Heather
“I truly feel that it is morally and ethically wrong to do it,” the agent noted. “This does not make flying safer. It’s just taking away American citizens rights.”
Local TSA Agent Speaks Out On Pat-Downs - KDKA 11/25
Next question: If your job requires you to do something that you believe is morally and ethically wrong, do you have an obligation to refuse to do it? Or will you be "just following orders."?
For years, the debate over whether poker can be stripped of its stakes - and used to teach probability and statistics - has been waged far from George Mason High, between leading academics and advocacy groups. But with gambling among teenagers a nationally recognized problem, the school-sponsored club represents something of a new frontier in the dispute.
Read more in the WP.
Read more in the Guardian.
I've just had enough of everybody on the right and left trying to force everyone else to think like they do and behave like they do. It's one thing to argue for similar behavior and to encourage but when you use government and law to dictate, it stinks.
It just stinks.
Read more in the WT.
Read more in the WT.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
If we ask how life in the United States is different from life in most of the history of the world — and still different from much of the world — a few key elements come to mind.
Read more on CATO.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1st - BOOK CLUB (4:15pm - 5:15pm)
We'll be discussing chapters 3-6 of Max Strom's "A Life Worth Breathing" and conclude with a group meditation.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2nd - ALL-LEVEL CLASS (7:30am - 9:00am)
Since I will be away over the weekend, I'm offering a ONE-TIME Thursday morning All- Level class. All are welcome!
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2nd - INTEGRAL YOGA WITH PAM
Integral Yoga with Pam Alexandar will be CANCELED throughout the month of December.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3rd & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4th - CLASSES CANCELED
I am scheduled for a therapeutic yoga workshop over the weekend. All classes are canceled on Friday and Saturday.
Have a wonderful Sunday & See you on the mat,
In Love & Light
Much thanks to the kind hearted folks in the Park Plan who raised the red flag and gave a helping hand to this lucky lady.
Read more on Daily Me.
Route 985- Jennerstown- Green Gables Restaurant-
Rides in Car -perfect
Walks on leash-perfect
Call Green Gables Restaurant -if you know who Puppykins might be!!
814- 629- 9201 ext 103
Many Thanks..... Beverly
Saturday, November 27, 2010
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After 25 years of weekly travel through the Ligonier Valley, I'm still struck by the breath-taking scenery. Traveling Rt. 30, I look down onto the clear-flowing waters of the Loyalhanna and up at the unpolluted skies of the Laurel Highlands, savoring the beauty.
Lately, though, I'm concerned that this Valley will be affected by natural gas extraction from the Marcellus Shale. In a depressed economy, unsuspecting landowners are signing contracts that, in other states, have led to ruined wells, polluted streams, sickened people and animals, and unsaleable properties. Huge advertising budgets promote an "American-as-apple-pie" picture of hydro-fracturing, hiding ugly truths.
For every well drilled, companies take a couple million gallons of fresh water, transform it into toxic fracking fluid -- unleashing benzene, radioactivity, heavy metals -- and then? Force it back underground, haul it "away," or clandestinely dump it. Will it end up in the Loyalhanna? And, once gas is flowing and the damage done, as they've done in community after community, the companies take their jobs and massive profits and leave.
Leave what? Fishermen, imagine dead trout; hunters, think sick game; farmers, consider dry, ruined wells; outdoorsmen, picture once-raging rapids downsized to a creek; businesspeople, understand a diminished Laurel Highlands will no longer attract tourists. Parents, homeowners, get informed...fast. Look at Dimock, PA, or Dish, TX, for the natural gas companies' dirty secrets. Watch "Gasland" on HBO. Go to http://un-naturalgas.org/ and http://marcellusprotest.org/.
Don't be fooled by promises of quick profits and jobs; the Golden Calf is actually a Trojan Horse. Act now to protect the beauty and integrity of the Ligonier Valley. Once unleashed, this monster will not go back in the bottle.
A different future is possible.
Read more in NR.
Read more in the WT.
One 2010 feature managed both feats, a one-two punch that normally would generate serious talk of an Oscar for best picture.
Too bad the film features an animated toy named Woody.
"Toy Story 3," featuring the voice of Tom Hanks as Woody and Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear, seems the most likely film to shatter the animated glass ceiling. But it won't be easy. For years, Oscar voters have viewed animation as a second-tier genre, worth dragging your nephew to see, but hardly art with a capital "A."
Read more in the WT.
L - Love the Lord, all you his saints. (Psalm 31:23)
This verse takes on real meaning as we look at Psalm 31 as a whole. The heading on this psalm is “A Prayer for Protection.” Early on the psalmist (David) says, “Listen to my prayer and hurry to save me.” In addition to requesting God’s help, David praises God, “You are faithful, and I trust you because you rescued me.” And further on David says, “My life is in your hands. Save me from enemies who hunt me down.”
This is all back drop to our L verse. Many people say “Praise God!” when something good happens. There isn’t always a lot of punch behind that phrase. It often just flows forth in the moment.
David says much more when he states, “Love the Lord, all you his saints.” The preceding verses tell the story. Saints are those whose lives are immersed in God’s care, in serving God, and in trusting God. We should not confuse saints with those who are canonized by the church. Here a saint is one who trusts God and puts one’s life in God’s hands for protection and guidance.
If we choose to be saints, we are choosing to love God. What form does that love take? What form does any genuine love take? The Great Commandment is the key for me. And yet, even if we commit to love of God, neighbor and self, what form does it take?
The phrases I quoted above help. Love is to be intertwined. In the case of God, we are linked in prayer and praise. Love is to be expectant. In the case of God we trust God to be with us and to save us. (continue reading at
26 Devotions Based on the Alphabet: The Letter L)
Friday, November 26, 2010
- Light Up Night and Santa's Arrival - November 26th, 2010 - Friday after Thanksgiving.
- Festival of Lights opens 1st Saturday. December 4th - 12th, 2010, noon to 7 pm.
Features decorated trees and handcrafted gift boutique.
- Christmas Candelight Tours of Compass Inn - December 4th-5th & 11th-12th, 2010
- Gingerbread House Contest - Ramada Inn
- Town Wide Open House - December 5th, 2010 - Noon to 5pm. Buggy Rides, Kettle Korn Man, entertainment and stores will offer refreshments in the shops and a festive Christmas atmosphere.
Ray Sahelian, a Los Angeles-based physician and best-selling author of the book “Natural Sex Enhancers,” confirms that while he has not done extensive studies with nutmeg as an aphrodisiac, “just about all enhancing herbs and spices work both in women and men.”
Read more on Global Post.
Read more in the Boston Globe.
The mayor had asked the federal government to give an advance loan against those sales tax revenues, allowing the work to be done in 10 years, an idea that seemed to be gaining steam until Election Day. “Let’s face it, after the midterm election we’re in a new world,” said Joel Epstein, a mass transit advocate.
Representative Henry A. Waxman, the Democrat who represents the area, said he hoped Republicans would not block a plan that, he argued, would create jobs, improve the transit system and not cost the federal government a significant sum of money.
Read more in the WT.
The recorded conversation between mother and son about their lives will be broadcast Friday as part of the StoryCorps segment on NPR's "Morning Edition." Organizers said Ono and her son find similarities between their childhoods.
Read more in the WT.
December 3 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM -- Free to the public