I don’t know. Maybe it’s the heat. Or the humidity. Or an effort to be heard in a political world that only has ears for Trump. Whatever it is, it’s created a midsummer silly season in the Pennsylvania governor’s race. Now, it’s not uncommon for campaigns getting little attention during vacation times to, well, just throw stuff around to see what happens. But what’s happening these days in these campaigns is worth a little vetting. Gov. Wolf’s campaign is airing a 30-second TV ad in (at least) Western Pennsylvania markets claiming his Republican opponent, former State Sen. Scott Wagner, is “the very worst of Harrisburg.” He’s not. I’ve written about Harrisburg for 30 years. Seen lots of the bad, ugly, and awful. And I mean up close. Pols who went to prison for stealing your money. Pols who used unmonitored, unvouchered expenses to buy houses or go to law school. Pols who took bribes. And an unending parade of public … [Read more...] about Is Scott Wagner Harrisburg’s ‘very worst’? Does Tom Wolf want to kill rural schools? Only in the current silly season
Tom buys houses
Photo: Douglas Mason/Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Douglas Mason/Getty Images Come Around Here and See the Newly Renovated Tom Petty House in Encino 1 / 1 Back to Gallery You don't have to live like a refugee in the house rock legend Tom Petty built in the hills of Encino. In fact, the house, once plagued by fire, divorce, bankruptcy, foreclosure, tenants from hell, and a SWAT team invasion, has been stunningly renovated. A lucky buyer can now score the place for $5 million. If you saw what the rock 'n' roll palace looked like a couple of years ago, you'd be amazed at what the renovation team has done to the place. Lead designer Jenna Mattison joined forces with developer Don Woolhouse and co-listing agent Ninkey Dalton of Rodeo Realty to transform the place, while keeping vestiges of the Petty vibe front and center. More Information More from … [Read more...] about Come Around Here and See the Newly Renovated Tom Petty House in Encino
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He grew up poor in Ireland, orphaned at 12 and working on the family farm. At 18, he immigrated to America, landing in Omaha with an elementary school education.“A skinny little Irish runt,” he recalled. “5-6 ½ and 116 pounds, with reddish-brown hair and a thick accent. I was as Irish as Paddy’s pig.”On St. Patrick’s Day, Tom Hernon counts his blessings in the country where he operates a small concrete company named “Liberty,” its red, white and blue logo featuring the Liberty Bell. But the homeland he left a half-century ago beckons, too.Last year he found himself unbelievably at the State Reception Room in Dublin, chatting with no less than the president of the Republic of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins.“It was an emotional day for me,” Tom said. “Here I was, a poor kid from the west of Ireland, sitting with my beautiful family and having lunch with the president. It was awesome.”The occasion, as the formal … [Read more...] about Kelly: Born poor in Ireland, Tom Hernon made a life in Omaha. Now he’s had lunch in Dublin with the Irish president
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Delaware bill to take guns from the mentally ill passes House Those deemed a danger to themselves and others could be forced to hand over firearms under a bill passed by the Delaware House. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 14 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Scott Goss, The News Journal Published 9:17 p.m. ET March 27, 2018 | Updated 5:25 p.m. ET March 28, 2018 CLOSE Joe Biden encourages students not to stop their fight against guns during the March for Our Lives protest in Wilmington. Jason Minto & Bill Bretzger/The News Journal/USA TODAY … [Read more...] about Delaware bill to take guns from the mentally ill passes House