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Category: World News » General News
OUT & ABOUT: MAY 2007 - LMBoroLMPark(2,097) MAY 31: It's unbelievable that this is the last day in May...the weather is beautiful and residents have been clearing out the winter mess and working to shape up their yards for summer use...While out walking around the boro a couple of weeks ago I noticed irresponsible persons had tossed...

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INTERNET SITES FOR LMB - LMBoroLMPark(2,097) I decided to explore the I-net to find sites on Laurel Mountain Borough. Below is the result (some sites were so long they ruined the Newsletter page layout, so were eliminated): Wikipedia site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurel_Mountain%2C_Pennsylvania census info online demographics, lmb

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Iraq War And The Cindy Sheehan - DrAbuelo(2,706) After extended attacks against her by both the right and the Democrat left, Cindy Sheehan has decided to leave the anti-war movement as a public face. This comes a little over a week after the Democrats and the White house passed the Iraq war spending bill that basically gives George Bush a...

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June 20, 2007 LMB COUNCIL REPORT---Part 1---Public Comment - LMBoroLMPark(2,097) The Laurel Mountain Borough council has a brief public comment time both before and after each meeting. Below is the public comment part of the June 20, 2007 meeting. A report on the council meeting proper will be posted tomorrow. NOTE: Two residents in Ligonier Borough Council don’t want...

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June 20, 2007 LMB COUNCIL MEETING REPORT - LMBoroLMPark(2,097) Council members present: Joe Griffith, Daneen Kinsey, Monte Holland, John Miller. Also present were Mayor Jack Goughnour, secretary Taryn and solicitor Jeff Miller. Seven borough residents attended. The minutes and treasurer’s reports were amended and accepted in a unanimous vote by the counc

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The State Of American Politics - DrAbuelo(2,706) Alberto Gonzales escaped the noose once again after the GOP blocked a Democratic no-confidence vote towards Mr. Gonzales. The republican move is more of a political move rather than a moral one since they are looking forward to the 2008 elections. This may turn back on them later on however as...

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OUT & ABOUT JUNE 2007 - LMBoroLMPark(2,097) June 28, 2007: It’s official---the Laurel Mountain Borough population is shrinking! According to a Tribune-Review article this morning, the population of the entire Pittsburgh region, except for a few isolated pockets, is decreasing. The Trib labels it a “population drain.”...

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The Price Of Tax Cuts - DrAbuelo(2,706) For those of you who support massive tax cuts and support the idea that George Bush’s tax breaks, which mainly benefit the top 10% of the US population, should be made permanent, then you would be wisely advised to pay attention to the new situation that has suddenly crept up in Tampa...

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PENNDOT WORKS ON WATER RUNOFF PROBLEM - LMBoroLMPark(2,097) On July 3, 2007, PENNDOT workers responded to a complaint called in by Monte about the water drainage problem at the Rt. 30 entrance to LMB. Monte and others were concerned about the amount of gravel that washed into the entrance from Rt. 30 since Berkey co

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On Depression - DrAbuelo(2,706) On Depression According to new studies reported by on WFLA and which can be viewed on the link below, while antidepressants can help those on them to lead normal lives, they have also been linked to bone loss in elderly. One of the most common anti-depressants on the market “SRRIs”...

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PBS Looks To Appeal To The Hispanic Community - DrAbuelo(2,706) PBS Looks To Appeal To The Hispanic Community For the first time in more than thirty years, the Public Broadcast Station is looking to expand beyond its base audience. PBS now is looking start an all Hispanic station which aims at educating children and providing programming for adults that...

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NEW! PHOTO CAPABILITY! Check it out! - LMBoroLMPark(2,097) It's been quite frustrating but I think I partly have it conquered. " It " is setting up a Flickr site and linking it to the newsletter. Flickr is a photo storage site, permitting posting of up to ten photos a month. I've posted some recent photos there. All you have to do (and hopefully it will...

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Iraq Will Continue To Be An Albatross Around Bush’s Neck - DrAbuelo(2,706) Shortly after the elections of 2004 George W Bush gave a speech before an audience of thousands where he claimed that his latest victory gave him “political currency” which he planed on “spending.” Now it seems that those coffers are bare. The Democrats are bull rushing...

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A Critical Look At Bush’s Latest Address To The Nation Speech - DrAbuelo(2,706) A Critical Look At Bush’s Latest Address To The Nation Speech Part 1 Of 3 Just recently I spoke with a Congressional Democrat who will remain nameless about the impeachment of the Bush administration and if there was any movement by Democrats to move in that direction. At first he said...

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CALL FOR ARTICLES AND PHOTOS - LMBoroLMPark(2,097) Just a note for LMB residents: It's taken me a while to organize this community newsletter. If you have anything you would like to contribute call me or E-mail me at LMBoroLMPark@yahoo.com . There is a " RESIDENT'S BOARD " category for announcements. Let me know news you would like to share. I'm...

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Deconstructing The State Of The Union Speech - DrAbuelo(2,706) Deconstructing The State Of The Union Speech s has been his custom over the past seven years, George W Bush has once again used the latest “State of the Union” to further a political agenda that by now has grown quite thin with the American people. In his speech, he uses much...

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OUT & ABOUT JULY 29, 2007 - LMBoroLMPark(2,097) JULY 29, 2007 On July 24, 2007 at 6:00 p.m., LMB council members met with Don Snyder, Ligonier Municipal Authority representative, to discuss the sewage agreement with the Ligonier Municipal Authority. JULY 28, 2007: When Monte and I looked at houses in LMB in September 2000, we were shown four...

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BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING July 18, 2007 - LMBoroLMPark(2,097) The Laurel Mountain Borough council has a brief public comment time both before and after each meeting. Below is a report (not the official minutes) on the Old Business section of the July 18, 2007 meeting. Click back tomorrow to read a report (not the official minutes) on the New Business...

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OUT & ABOUT JULY 2007 - LMBoroLMPark(2,097) JULY 31, 2007 As you pass by the stone house at 18 Beechwood Rd., pause to welcome Sharyn, who bought the house and moved in three weeks ago. She hales from Waterford, and is enjoying the natural environment, friendly people and improving the house that once belonged to " Spike " Weimer, a...

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LAUREL MOUNTAIN PARK HISTORY #1 - LMBoroLMPark(2,097) When brothers-in-law Lawrence William (Bill) Darr and Charles B. Hegan purchased Ligonier Township acreage at the bottom of Laurel Mountain in 1926 some people asked “Why are you building houses there? No one will ever want to live in rock pile!” Eighty-one years later just over one...

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LMB OFFICIAL COUNCIL MINUTES July 18, 2007 - LMBoroLMPark(2,097) Below are the official approved minutes of the July 18, 2007 Laurel Mountain Borough council meeting. OLD BUSINESS: Mayor’s Report: Municipal Services Committee: Mr. Holland reported that he contact PennDOT on June

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Deconstruction of "The State of The Union Speech" - DrAbuelo(2,706) It has been about a month since George W Bush gave his latest State of the Union speech, one in which old lies were reintroduced and facts omitted, a hallmark of all Bush's State of the Union speeches since 9/11. Bush reiterated the message that while the mission in Iraq is in fact difficult...

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THE REAL WORLD WILL INTRUDE - LMBoroLMPark(2,097) I stole this headline. It’s from an article in the commentary page of the Opinion and Commentary section of the August 19, 2007, Tribune-Review newspaper. It caught my eye because it’s the title of the commentary I had in the back of my mind and because its what I’ve experienced...

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UPGRADING the WHITE OAK ROAD DRAINAGE DITCH - LMBoroLMPark(2,097) To view pictures illustrating this article, click on http://www.flickr.com/photos/lmborolmpark/ On Monday August 20, 2007, residents of Laurel Mountain Borough awoke to the “beep beep” sounds of heavy equipment backing up. If they followed the sound, they saw equipment and men on...

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ADELGES TSUGAE INFESTS EASTERN HEMLOCK TREES - LMBoroLMPark(2,097) To see photos of the hemlock wooly adelgid click: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lmborolmpark/ . Information in this article is taken from the PA. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources** and the USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry***.

 
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