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NWS: It was a tornado

I'm happy one of York's premier morons enjoyed my spelling error. I don't make them too often. It's sad that Topix doesn't require the actual registration of everyone wishing to comment. Then we could avoid the racists, dropouts, fifth-graders, and remaining pond scum that display entries on these pages like those in a bathroom stall. When I contribute an opinion, idea, or offer an explanation of events within my scope of education, I do so for the benefit of everyone curious to learn a point of view other than their own. No one is 100% correct 100% of the time. That includes this writer. For 'And Does Eat Oats' to participate in an intelligent discussion is akin to the same individual who would bring a knife to a gunfight. To lead a successful life in these times is a difficult, albeit trying task. To do so while being stupid and lacking a formal education must be devastating. Since it's highly doubtful you created your entry at the library; please tell everyone who let you use their computer or if it is yours, why you invest money in a mind void of skill?  (Apr 19, 2011 | post #10)

The York Daily Record

NWS: It was a tornado

Evidently, they become eligible for federal help when the wind spins in a circle instead of the downward burst of air the spreads out in a circle when it contacts a solid base. The trees were knocked over, not cut like a tornado did it. The mall sign, the skylight, etc., would have been in Delco Plaza or beyond with a tornadic wind. Focus dead center on the mall's roof - the wind strikes straight down, crushing the skylight and then keeps moving until stopping by other objects like the sign, Sheets tree, and so on. The moviegoer's automobiles were not reported damaged, which a tornado moving west to east would certainly have provided. Oh well.  (Apr 18, 2011 | post #7)

The York Daily Record

Seventh-grader laments -- and argues against -- a 'traged...

Nobody has real 'Balls' anymore. This game was a challenge to everyone who partipated, from aiming strength to endurance to remaining alert. It isn't for everyone, since it illicit's either physical injury from the ball contact or emotional distress from the ball's impact. No matter the sport, there will forever be surprises in sudden deaths, cardio, stroke, or paralysis as students claim to 'leap tall buildings in a single bound. Those who can - PERMIT. Those Who Can't - BENCH.  (Apr 16, 2011 | post #17)

The York Daily Record

Thanks, GOP

I am anxiously awaiting the day when comment sections such as these require registration (secure, of course). Perhaps then the quality and caliber of the contributors will improve, and the profanity, cliches, and racist comments will be replaced by writing that compliments the author's intelligence. Without registration, many comments are no more valid or respectful than the writings on the bathroom walls; which I suspect, in some cases, some of the contributors to these pages might be guilty of.  (Mar 21, 2011 | post #6)

The York Daily Record

Harley-Davidson CEO got $6.4M pay package in 2010

Thank You, Downtown Resident. I am not a member of Harley, don't own one, and am not a union member. My disappointment lies in the fact that although he may have performed admirably in stabilizing Harley; there were the 'we'll move away' threats to coerce the cooperation of the workers. That was not an admirable tactic. And the 'furloughed employees' might have needed to be released, but I don't know that, and have to rely on what I followed in the news and from employees; the few that I know. But you must agree that this is not the time in our country or economy where wounds are reopened from the banking scandals; and I'm sure you know at least one or two families, no matter whose fault, that lost their homes to foreclosure in an atmosphere where their lending institutions froze 'favors in lending', as it were, as a result. As a former 'contracted worker' (no bennies, etc) who was paid strictly on performance, I can respect Mr. Wandell's ability to succeed. But for several million dollars in compensation that might partly be better served in marketing and manufacturing to return Harley to what it was and not simply creeping back slowing in view of our stagnant economy; because the Wall Street-Congress-Ba nking debacle is in stalemate; the consumer be damned? Again, I respect your point of view. I'm taking the side of the long working people who have found themselves unappreciated and left out in the cold. John  (Mar 14, 2011 | post #10)

The York Daily Record

Harley-Davidson CEO got $6.4M pay package in 2010

News Item: Harley-Davidson CEO Keith Wandell received compensation valued at $6.4 million dollars in 2010. Wandell receives compensation that is astronomical in view of the concessions conceded to by the workers and those who chose to resign to keep the company solvent. This is absolutely intolerable. Executive jobs require talented decision makers who can delegate tasks to talented aides and rank and file; but in the face of a company that scared employees into conceding or they would move to Tennessee, this is an outrage. And no, I don't believe sports figures are worth what they are paid either, and they are prone to disabling injuries. Mr. Wandell should re-invest a fair amount of his atrocious compensation into Harley; to improve sales even more, rehire those who quit to "SAVE" the York and Milwaukee production facilities, and at least provide pay incentives of some value to those who stayed and made the stated earnings possible. Instead, he will assume he is solely responsible for Harley's successful 2010 performance, and completely miss the continued anger the general public has toward corporations whose greed is overpowering this country's attempts to recover a balanced cost of living. Congratulations on a job well done, Mr. Wandell. What will you do to earn the respect of your employees other than shareholders and the rank and file who benefit from the worker sacrifices that make you so special? John Tierney West Manchester Township  (Mar 14, 2011 | post #3)

The York Daily Record

PennDOT reports highway deaths increased in 2010

I found the links where PennDOT obtained the statistic of 86% seat belt usage, and the state was rewarded for it; but I find it unbelievably high. I also found a link where the national percentage is 83%, also unbelievably high. Ever since the laws were enacted, people overall felt that these state laws were an intrusion into their privacy; or they ignored the stats that accidents occur within 20 miles of their homes, therefore they would only buckle up for highway speeds. If 86% is genuine, that's fantastic. But from reading newspaper accounts of accidents, it doesn't mesh.  (Feb 18, 2011 | post #3)

The York Daily Record

Borders files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

There will be individual days of reckoning when people will realize they've become the property of their Kindles, iPads, Readers, and computers and will pine over the loss of retailers that they could visit to physically view a product, a book, or any other item and interact with a friend, a salesperson, perhaps an author or trainer. I am an avid computer user; but I fully intend to reduce my time online this year and replace it with activities that involve other people...hope you'll think about it.  (Feb 16, 2011 | post #3)

York, PA

Scottish deerhound is best in show at Westminster

Thanks, I'm from Chicago. That explains a lot.  (Feb 16, 2011 | post #5)

The York Daily Record

Police: Firearms stolen in home burglary

Sort of a leisure activity ... perhaps they know the victim; or it was a funeral hit. Then again, in this economy, it was insurance lightning. I'm going to guess the claim will land at $5000. $10,000 with receipts. Interview the relatives, too.  (Feb 3, 2011 | post #1)

York, PA

York teen accused of killing law student seeks juvenile c...

@Anonymous from Etters. It's not 1962 anymore.  (Feb 1, 2011 | post #83)

York, PA

York teen accused of killing law student seeks juvenile c...

The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. It's a natural, predictable, human trait. That's why our prisons remain full. People who are bankrupt stay bankrupt. Only 5 of 100 people will buy a self-help book, CD, etc., in any given year. In this punk's case, he modeled himself after Tupac and all the other rap clowns who become tuxedoed thugs. Until, like Tupac, someone wants his place to shine. NO ONE with an 89 IQ could design a MySpace page as he did. That score is indicative of testing under medicated conditions. Forrest Gump was 75 IQ. RainMan higher, but both were savants. This punk is a sociopath, and we do not have the time, facilities, or money to continue coddling punk after punk and writing them off under psych terms involving being educationally handicapped. I've witnessed this for over 40 years. No one cared 20 years ago because states were funded for facilities to keep monsters off the street. Not anymore. You see them everywhere in York. It does not take much to see dead eyes and a walking time bomb. If you juvy jail him, in six years everybody will have lost their emotional anger over his actions, except for the immediate family of his victim. That's why when we leave men on death row for 20 years of appeals, they have a 50% chance of pardon or reduced sentence because too much time has passed and the public starts feeling guilty about executing them. But it is profitable for the lawyers to earn billings to the states for 5-10-20 years as they continue to appeal. It's a living for them while others are dying.  (Feb 1, 2011 | post #82)

York, PA

York City schools superintendent meeting canceled

The meeting was slated for Wednesday night. I don't understand your point.  (Feb 1, 2011 | post #2)

The York Daily Record

Early snow arrival has some asking: What's up with the fo...

It's early. Last year we endured those large snow storms on February 4th and 6th, both of which shut down 70% of businesses. You may recall that York overall received between 17 and 24 inches. This was simply a primer. In Illinois and Arkansas, I worried over Tornadoes. In Williamsburg, the occasional hurricane. In Chicago in 1967, a 60 degree day ended and a raging blizzard froze the city and suburbs for four-five days. The snow fell so fast that vehicles were abandoned everywhere, and plows couldn't plow. There was so much snow you didn't know where to put it. God's trick was to have wonderful summer days in Illinois and Pennsylvania, et al, and we humans with our short memories and disposing income would never prepare to move to say, Key West. Many of my high school classmates moved to California. Those of us who stayed behind don't talk to them much because outside of the weather, they are miserable over the costs of everything. If you are willing to live like the Professor and Mary Ann, you can do it. Just like they did.  (Jan 26, 2011 | post #12)

The York Daily Record

DA to re-examine 2009 crash after injured woman dies

84 years old is the actuary table for women, or in your case of intelligence, how long females live on the average. Men live to be 81 on those statistics. 20 years ago the numbers were 71 (men) and 78 (women). If you think 63 is old, then you must be another Generation X or Y baby who can't find your own state on a map. Too much texting, drugs and video games. Forrest Gump had an IQ of 75. I'm sure you don't beat it by much.  (Jan 5, 2011 | post #8)