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suellen-ocean's picture
Mar.25.2014
Spaniards brought wheat to the New World in 1520 and during the 1600's, English Colonists grew it, or tried to, but it didn't work out. Thanks to the Mennonites who settled in Pennsylvania, we have a history of wheat being successfully grown in America. Not that other pockets of Colonists didn't...
steven-belanger's picture
Feb.19.2014
Photo: Herbert and Catherine Schiable   The entire (very short) article, by MaryClaire Dale, reporting for the Associated Press, at this website:   A Pennsylvania couple who believe in faith-healing face 20 years or more in prison in the death of a second child who died without seeing a...
ivan-g-goldman's picture
Dec.04.2013
In the media business we require a “hook,” a fresh angle to keep a story alive. For now I've pretty much run out of hooks for Anthony Fletcher, an ex-lightweight contender jailed since March 1992 by the uncaring, shoddy justice system that existed in Philadelphia at the time and continues to...
christopher-cudworth's picture
Nov.13.2013
  I don’t really like to talk about the Great Marshmallow Peanut Incident of 7 Years Old, but for the sake of journalism the events will be related here. As a young kid with a Sweet Tooth the size of my head, it was impossible to resist any opportunity to buy and eat candy. Perhaps you can...
ivan-g-goldman's picture
Jan.18.2013
You may or may not be familiar with the case of ex Philadelphia fighter Anthony Fletcher. Framed more than twenty years ago for murder, he remains on death row even though the evidence proving him innocent sits in a file draw in the city’s Medical Examiner’s Office. The authorities in Pennsylvania...
manny-pacheco's picture
Nov.26.2012
One of the great film musicals is being presented on a historic stage in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Singin’ in the Rain, the 1952 MGM classic, is the holiday faire at the Fulton Theatre, running November 28th – December 29th. Adapted from the screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, ...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Sep.19.2012
“No matter how cynical you get, you can’t keep up.” (Lily Tomlin) I have a friend who talks about “the default world.” He means the one in which we adjust to absurdity, tolerating behavior that we ought to rebuke, simply because in that diminished reality it has become normalized. In the...
mark-miller's picture
Sep.06.2012
Sarah Price, popular author of Amish fiction, is also a contributor to the One series, which is regularly posted about on this blog. Her story, The Power of Faith, is currently available for ONLY 99 Cents with author proceeds going to a great cause. You can get it here:http://goo.gl/...
ivan-g-goldman's picture
Jul.25.2012
This 6th article in the series is key because in previous articles I have almost certainly been incorrect in my wording. Anthony says he never pulled that trigger, that he just shoved the barrel away from him, and there's plenty to back up his assertion. Consequently it was wrong to say he shot...
ivan-g-goldman's picture
Jul.03.2012
If you look through the records of ex-fighter Anthony Fletcher’s murder trial it looks more like a Marx Brothers movie than an exercise of rational jurisprudence. You almost expect someone to pop out from behind a set and declare it was all a gag. But the vaudeville antics of that trial and all...