ANNAPOLIS, MD (AP) – A measure to take pesticides found to harm bees off retail shelves in Maryland will go into law without the governor’s signature. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan announced five vetoes today as he approached a deadline to either sign or veto legislation – or let bills become law without his signature. The pesticide measure wasn’t among Hogan’s vetoes. The Maryland law will take effect in 2018. It limits the use of pesticides with chemicals known as neonics to certified applicators, farmers, and veterinarians.
MANHEIM – Officials at Lancaster County’s Manheim Central School District reported a bomb threat this morning at Doe Run Elementary School on Gramby Street. According to the district’s website, students and staff were evacuated to the high school. The Berks and Cumberland County Sheriff K-9 Unit and the Manheim Borough Police Department conducted a thorough investigation of Doe Run on Gramby and determined there was no validity to the bomb threat. As a result, students and staff were brought back safely to Doe Run after having lunch at the high school.
LANCASTER – Saturday afternoon’s Spotlight asks the question, “Are Christians ashamed of the Gospel?” Dr. Robert George holds the McCormick Chair of Jurisprudence and is the founding Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He is also Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Dr. George says the days of socially acceptable Christianity in the United States and throughout the West are over. Hear more from Dr. Robert George on Saturday afternoon’s Spotlight at 12:30 on WDAC and at 2 p.m. on WBYN 107.5. You can listen to the program online right now at wdac.com under”WDAC Podcasts.”
HARRISBURG – Legislation which will ensure that a service member’s military education and training are taken into consideration for the purpose of fulfilling requirements for professional credentials was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf. The legislation, now Act 23 of 2016, requires an issuing state agency to consider whether a veteran’s military education, training, and service experience satisfy certain or all licensing or certification requirements. During their service, veterans receive military training that overlaps with the training required for a civilian career. However, many veterans have difficulty finding jobs upon returning to civilian life due to arduous certification and licensing requirements. Act 23 will take effect on July 16.
LANCASTER – Area veterans and their guests will enjoy a free evening of baseball at Clipper Magazine Stadium Lancaster. It’s the 9th annual Salute to Veterans hosted by Lancaster County Rep. Steve Mentzer, who credits the generosity of area businesses. The event will include an on-field ceremony to honor our veterans with feature performances from the New Holland Band and the Washington Memorial Pipe Band. Vietnam War veteran and former WGAL anchor Dick Hoxworth will be the emcee. There will be post game fireworks. The Lancaster Barnstormers will be playing the Sugar Land Skeeters.
DOVER, DE (AP) – If you’re thinking of camping or getting a cabin or cottage at one of Delaware’s state parks this weekend, officials say you can forget about it. State parks officials say every campsite, cabin, and cottage statewide has been booked solid for the holiday weekend. On the other hand, campers can go online now to make reservations for other popular holidays, including July 4th and Labor Day, before bookings for those times are full. Meanwhile, officials are expecting another busy year at Delaware’s state campgrounds after a record-setting 2015. Officials recorded 86,200 camping nights last year, a 19% increase over 2014.
Dr. Robert George asks “Are Christians Ashamed of the Gospel” at National Religious Broadcasters Luncheon in Washington, DC
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HARRISBURG – With Memorial Day approaching, the PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs has added a new way for individuals or businesses to make an online donation to the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial Trust Fund. Donations are needed to preserve the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Lebanon County. The fund has dwindled to less than $40,000 over the past five years while the memorial needs about $2.5 million in repairs. Acting Adjutant General Brig. Gen. Tony Carrelli says funds are urgently needed. Tax deductible donations can be made online at www.donate.dmva.pa.gov or checks or money orders can be made payable to “Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial Trust Fund” and mailed to DMVA Office of Veterans Affairs, Bldg. 0-47, Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA 17003. An annual Memorial Day ceremony will be held at the memorial on Sunday at 2 p.m., rain or shine.