Cryptowit Puzzle 8-11-13

Cryptowit Puzzle by William W. Lawrence Sr.

Vmz ijo adqz nkvmmjrn njgy ajm orj kziidzn? Tzo ijo jiz ja oczh dn ajmbjoozi di Bjy’n ndbco. Wpo zqzi ocz cvdmn ja tjpm czvy vmz vgg xjpiozy. Yj ijo wz vamvdy; tjp vmz ja hjmz qvgpz ocvi hvit nkvmmjrn.
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Answer to yesterday’s puzzle: It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
J. K Rowling

 

August Produce Month In Pa.

August Produce Month — The Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing and Research Program, along with vegetable growers across the Commonwealth, are celebrating August as Produce Month in Pennsylvania, reports State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129).

Pennsylvania’s 4,300 vegetable growers plant nearly 55,000 acres of vegetables that produce more than 200,000 tons of vegetables for fresh and processing use. August is the peak season for many Pennsylvania vegetable crops, and all but the early spring and late fall vegetable crops are available in August.

Vegetables marked with the PA Preferred logo are all from Pennsylvania growers and can easily be identified in supermarkets and farmer’s markets.

Shoplifting Cases Heard In Marple

By Pattie Price

Timeeka Cropper, 27 and Ishemika Speight, 33, both of Wilmington waived their hearings last week before Magisterial District Judge Dave Lang for an incident 3:42p.m., June 2, at Old Navy, 400 S. State Road, Marple, Pa.
Cropper is charged with retail theft and engaging in criminal conspiracy.
Speight is facing charges of retail theft, engaging in criminal conspiracy, possessing instruments of crime, and false identification to law enforcement authorities.
According to the affidavits, Marple Officers Joe McGettigan and Ray Stiles responded to Old Navy for a report of two shoplifters still in the store. They were taken into custody in the foyer of the store and merchandise valued at $1,014.65 was recovered.
Store security said Speight used a cutting tool to remove tags from the merchandise. They then concealed the merchandise in Walmart bags.
McGettigan located Stanley diagonal cutters behind Speight. Speight had no identification and gave police a false name. They were transported to Marple Police Station for Livescan and determined Speight was a wanted person.
Both defendants have multiple retail theft arrests.
Speight and Cropper were released and scheduled for a Sept. 5 arraignment in Common Pleas Court.
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Gerald Marie Nichols, 59, of Philadelphia waived a hearing on the charge of a felony retail theft for an incident 4:36p.m., July 27, at Old Navy, 400 S. State Road. In exchange for the waiver the charge of simple assault was withdrawn.
According to the affidavit, Marple Officer Ray Stiles responded to Old Navy for a report of shoplifters. One was wearing a blue shirt pushing a stroller and the other woman was wearing a yellow shirt. He located them in front of the AMC movie theater and stopped them. Store security said the woman in the yellow shirt, later identified as Nichols, concealed merchandise in her purse and attempted to leave the store. When security approached Nichols, she removed the merchandise from her purse and “chest bumped” the security officer using her shoulders to push the security officer out the door.
Nichols was released and is scheduled for a Sept. 5 arraignment in Common Pleas Court.
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The charge of retail theft was withdrawn against Ellisha Jackson, 22, of Philadelphia for an incident 1:17 p.m., June 21, at Walmart, 400 S. State Road, when she allegedly stole seven items of clothing valued at $54.19.

DUI Charges Upheld

By Pattie Price

Robert Foster, 32, of Wilmington, DE, waived a hearing before Magisterial District Judge Dave Lang on the charge of DUI for an incident 3:48 a.m., April 21, on Marple Woods Drive, Marple, Pa.. In exchange for the waiver the charge of careless driving was withdrawn.
According to the affidavit, Marple Officer Ray Stiles responded to a report of a fight and located a car that went down an embankment. Both occupants were out of the car and uninjured.
Field sobriety tests showed signs that Foster was impaired. A breath test showed a high level of alcohol.
Foster was transported to Springfield Hospital for a blood test.
Foster was released and is scheduled for a Sept. 5 arraignment in Common Pleas Court.
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Nicole Monastra, 25, of Aldan, waived a hearing on the charges of DUI, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The charges stem from an incident 6:32p.m., April 11, at the Country Squire Diner, 2560 West Chester Pike.
According to the affidavit, Marple Officer Joe McGettigan responded to the parking lot for a report of a suspected impaired driver from an off-duty Brookhaven Police Officer who saw Monastra hit the center medial strip several times.
McGettigan spoke to Monastra and she related she was on her way to work and got lost in Broomall. She left her car running when she decided to run in the diner to get an employment application.
Monastra was unsteady on her feet and exhibited signs of impairment during field sobriety tests. She was transported to Springfield Hospital for a blood test.
A small bag of marijuana, a smoking pipe and some pills were confiscated from Monastra’s car.
Monastra was released and is scheduled for a Sept. 5 arraignment in Common Pleas Court.
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John McLaughlin, 22, of Havertown plead guilty to disorderly conduct for an incident 1:32p.m., Nov. 26, at Delaware County Community College, 901 S. Media Line Road.
In exchange for the guilty plea, the charges of criminal mischief and harassment were withdrawn.
According to the affidavit, Marple Detective Barry Williams said McLaughlin had an argument with his ex-girlfriend and shattered her front windshield, pulled off her rearview mirror, and punched and dented her dashboard. The damage was estimated at $3,546.27.
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Matthew Pope, 32, of Hatboro plead guilty to bad checks for an incident 11:25 a.m., July 22, at the Broomall Post Office, 2628 West Chester Pike. In exchange for the guilty plea the charge of possession of a controlled substance was withdrawn.
According to the affidavit, Marple Detective Mike Sharkey said Pope attempted to purchase 15 books of stamps with a check for $138. Postal employees recognized Pope as a person who passes bad checks and refused the transaction. Police were called and Pope was located outside. During a pat down search of Pope, police located a bag of marijuana.
Pope was released and credited with time served.

Fresh Grocer To Become Shop Rite

The Fresh Grocer in the Drexeline Shopping Center, Drexel Hill, Pa. is going to become a Shop Rite, if you haven’t heard.

The good news is that Shop Rite is great. The bad news is that you could sure save a lot of money on those Fresh Grocer coupons mailed to card holders.

Fresh Grocer To Become Shop Rite

Robinson High School Military Desk Lesson

Robinson High School Military Desk Lesson  Off the Internet–Courtesy of Cathy Domizio

Back in September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a Military History teacher at Robinson High School in Little Rock , Arkansas , did something not to be forgotten. On the first day of school, with the permission of the school superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, she removed all of the desks in her classroom.   When the first period kids entered the room they discovered that there were no desks.

‘Ms. Cothren, where are our desks?’

She replied, ‘You can’t have a desk until you tell me how you earn the right to sit at a desk.’

They thought, ‘Well, maybe it’s our grades.’

‘No,’ she said.

‘Maybe it’s our behavior.’

She told them, ‘No, it’s not even your behavior.’

And so, they came and went, the first period, second period, third period. Still no desks in the classroom.

Kids called their parents to tell them what was happening and by early afternoon television news crews had started gathering at the school to report about this crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of her room.

The final period of the day came and as the puzzled students found seats on the floor of the deskless classroom, Martha Cothren said, ‘Throughout the day no one has been able to tell me just what he or she has done to earn the right to sit at the desks that are ordinarily found in this classroom. Now I am going to tell you.’

At this point, Martha Cothren went over to the door of her classroom and opened it.

Twenty-seven (27) U.S. Veterans, all in uniform, walked into that classroom, each one carrying a school desk. The Vets began placing the school desks in rows, and then they would walk over and stand alongside the wall. By the time the last soldier had set the final desk in place those kids started to understand, perhaps for the first time in their lives, just how the right to sit at those desks had been earned.

Martha said, ‘You didn’t earn the right to sit at these desks. These heroes did it for you. They placed the desks here for you. They went halfway around the world, giving up their education and interrupting their careers and families so you could have the freedom you have.

Now, it’s up to you to sit in them. It is your responsibility to learn, to be good students, to be good citizens. They paid the price so that you could have the freedom to get an education. don’t ever forget it.’

By the way, this is a true story. And this teacher was awarded Veterans of Foreign Wars Teacher of the Year for the state of Arkansas in 2006. She is the daughter of a WWII POW.

Robinson High School Military Desk Lesson Robinson High School Military Desk Lesson

Robinson High School Military Desk Lesson

Brandywine Open Space Music Fest

Brandywine Open Space Music Fest — Ten bands and craft beer are slated for Open Space Music Festival which runs noon through the evening, tomorrow, Aug. 10 at the Newlin Grist Mill, Cheyney Road and Baltimore Pike in Concord Township, Glen Mills, 19342.

There will be great food, pony rides for kids and face painting.

Tickets are $20 now and $25 at the gate.There will be great
music from 10 different bands, craft beer, and good food. Kids under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.

Proceeds will be used to help fund the attempt to save 324 acres of open space on the Beaver Valley Conservancy along Beaver Valley Road and Route 202 in Concord.

Brandywine Open Space Music Fest

 

State Trying To Figure Out How To Spend Even More

Act 3 of 2013 — The Special Education Funding Commission recently held a hearing in Bucks County to discuss the costs of educating students with special needs in Pennsylvania, said State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129).

The commission, formed as a result of Act 3 of 2013, is made up of appointed House and Senate members, the secretaries of Education and Budget, and the deputy secretary for elementary and special education. It has been tasked with developing a new formula for distributing state funding for special education to Pennsylvania school districts.

Currently, funding is distributed based on an estimate that special education students make up 16 percent of the overall student population in each school district. This formula does not take into account a growing number of schools with greater special education funding needs, nor does it account for those schools with fewer needs.

The commission has until fall to recommend a new funding formula to more effectively pay for special education throughout the state.

Act 3 of 2013

Act 3 of 2013

Cryptowit Puzzle 8-9-13

Cryptowit Puzzle by William W. Lawrence Sr.

Vdktgcbtcih ctktg atpgc. Dcan etdeat atpgc.
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Answer to yesterday’s puzzle: I am, as I am; whether hideous, or handsome, depends upon who is made judge.
Herman Melville

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