Thursday, April 18, 2013
The organization GMO Free USA is urging people to organize boycotts of Kellogg's for, what it claims, its use of genetically-modified ingredients in products. Events are planned in Montgomery Township and Willow Grove.
A boycott of the Kellogg’s corporation by GMO Free USA comes in the way of a “Honk-N-Wave” on Saturday on the Route 202 Parkway trail, and another on Sunday in Willow Grove. The event is meant to raise awareness about genetically-modified ingredients in Kellogg’s products, according to its website. Protesters will rally from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the parkway trail near Giant in Montgomery Township. The second Honk-N-Wave is Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Walmart in Willow Grove. Sign up for the Willow Grove boycott at this link on Corporate Action Network. GMO gives suggestions for boycotters to urge Kellogg’s to go GMO free on its website.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Joseph Canazaro co-owned Finn McCool's in Ambler. Suspects believed to have fled in victims' pickup truck; described as armed and dangerous
Update, 5:03 p.m. The last murder that occurred in Hilltown Township was in 1990 at 12 Key Drive, when Eric Motis stabbed his neighbor Louise C. Hoopes, 42, a secretary at Grand View Hospital, and her sons Douglas, 16, and Daniel, 14, in their beds. Motis, 26, committed suicide in prison in 1998. Motis was facing three life sentences after pleading guilty at trial in 1991. Update, 4:23 p.m. The Reporter reports the black pickup truck has been located in Upper Bucks County. The truck has been located behind Quakertown Plaza Shopping Center on the 1400 block of West Broad Street in Quakertown. Update, 4:14 p.m. Chief Chris Engelhart has identified the victim as Joseph Canazaro, 48. Canazaro lived at the Swartley Road home with his girlfriend…
Monday, December 10, 2012
Has the apocalypse come early?
Monday, December 10, 2012
Don't panic. Don't check your computers. Don't call the authorities. Those pictures of your kids eating ice cream funny will have to wait. Facebook is down for many users, as of Monday evening. No explanation is available at this time. Huffington Post reports that Gmail was down for around 18 minutes today, and Google Drive experienced a short outage. Many have taken to Twitter to report the outage. Others joke about using MySpace again and that the Mayan apocalypse has come early. Stay tuned for more. What do you do when Facebook's down? Upload a picture to this story and show us!
Monday, October 15, 2012
Submit a claim now to be a part of or excluded from a class-action lawsuit that accuses EA of having a monopoly in exclusive licensing agreements with the NFL, NCAA and AFL
If you bought a new video game in the “Madden NFL,” “NCAA Football,” or “Arena Football” series for your Xbox, Xbox 360, PS2, PS3, GameCube, Wii or PC — between Jan. 1, 2005 and June 21, 2012 — you could be entitled to some money from Electronic Arts. A class action lawsuit against Electronic Arts filed in the U.S. Federal District Court for the Northern District of California will soon be settled, and U.S. consumers who purchased any games in these series are affected by it. If settled, Electronic Arts would have to pay $27 million into a fund for settlement class members. The gist of the lawsuit: EA has allegedly created a monopoly by signing exclusive licensing agreements to make games for the NFL, NCAA and Arena football leagues and …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Judge Robert Simpson ruled Tuesday that implementation of Pennsylvania's new Voter ID law be put on hold until after the Nov. 6 general election.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
A judge ruled today that Pennsylvania's tough new Voter ID Law should be put on hold until after the Nov. 6 general election, according to an Associated Press report. The ruling can be appealed to the state Supreme Court, which said it would expedite any further action in the case since Election Day is just five weeks away. Do you agree with the ruling? Tell us in the comments section below. Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson heard two days of testimony last week, as directed by the Supreme Court, to determine whether the state has made it easy enough to get a photo ID in order to vote. Opponents say the law, and the process to get an ID, disenfranchises voters. Supporters say the law will prevent voter fraud - but that justification …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
West Main Diner in Lansdale hosted 13th Congressional District GOP candidate Joe Rooney and Sen. Bob Mensch to a special Lansdale Republican Club meet-and-greet event Monday night
As Republicans ready for the pop political venue known as the Republican National Convention, Joe Rooney readied himself for a pop political venue known as the 13th Congressional District. He said he's ready to for hard work. Like roll-up-your-sleeves hard work. Like tender-knuckles-from-all-the-door-knocking hard work. "I'm not a kamikaze," Rooney said. "I'm in this race because Allyson Schwartz is beatable." Current 13th Congressional District Democrat lawmaker Allyson Schwartz just isn't there, Rooney said. "I'm a firm believer in hard work. I believe hard work pays off," Rooney said. "I will work harder and smarter and it will pay off in the end." Rooney, GOP candidate for the 13th District, was welcomed Monday night by Wayne Sharp and…
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
How well does one drive since he or she got his or her license 16 years ago? Driver Training Services in North Wales was happy to answer that question for editor Tony Di Domizio
I thought I was a pretty good driver. Save for a parking ticket or speeding fine here and there, I thought my driving was pretty defensive and certainly precise. I was wrong, to an extent. I believe a majority of aged drivers have found his or her own niche in driving his or her vehicle and know the rules of the road well enough to get back and forth from Point A to Point B safely. In 1996, I got my driver's license on the first try at the PennDOT DMV in Dublin Township. In the past 16 years, I have had a handful of speeding tickets and parking violations - and one major accident, albeit that was when I was 16. One day, I came across an event listing for an AARP-sponsored senior citizen Safe Driving program at The PEAK Center in Lansdale…
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The rapper, known for his Philadelphia roots, formerly owned a home on Steven Lane in Towamencin Township. Sigel, aka Dwight Grant, pleaded guilty to not filing income tax returns between 2003 and 2005
Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel, aka Dwight Grant, who used to own a home on Steven Lane in Towamencin Township until it went into foreclosure, has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to failing to pay income taxes between 2003 and 2005. Grant was ordered to report to prison on Sept. 12, 2012. The U.S. District Attorney's Office of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has Grant listed with a Lansdale mailing address. Grant, 38, bought 1383 Steven Lane in Towamencin in February 2001 for $316,500, according to Montgomery County property records. It was bought by U.S. Bank N.A. in September 2010. According to a press release from the U.S. District Attorney, Grant pleaded guilty on August 9, 2011 to failing to file …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Lisa Loper of the Scott Loper Team will be volunteering at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure this weekend.
It used to be that I would make Mother's Day all about ME. Scott and our kids tend to spoil me on that special day and without any reservation, I would soak it all in. However, two years ago I tried something a little different on Mother’s Day. My daughter and I got up at 4:30am and headed to Philadelphia to volunteer at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. We served food to the nearly 50,000 runners and walkers at the Wawa tent (thanks to a very good friend who is a director with Wawa). I was so impressed and amazed at the number of men, women, and children who make Mother's Day about someone else. Every year, over 100,000 people attend this annual event in Philadelphia. So many participates wore shirts or carried signs saying who …
Got 10 minutes? AMS Planning and Research asks potential users of the 311 W. Main arts center to take a brief anonymous survey to find out their wants and needs - and you can win prizes too
It was revealed Wednesday night at the 311 W. Main Task Force meeting that the primary market for successful potential users of the future Lansdale arts and entertainment center is within a 15-minute commute from the borough's downtown. That's the radius where AMS Planning and Research Corp., the Connecticut firm hired by the task force as its consultant, will focus its market analysis for the renovation and programming of the former Masonic temple on Lansdale's Main Street into a community arts and entertainment mecca. But the firm cannot rely on that analysis alone -- an analysis that relies heavily on The Nielsen Company's PRIZM model, a geo-demographic market segmentation for the suburban Lansdale area. (Nielsen is the same company …