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2008-08-07 06:00:33

By Melissa Nann Burke, York Daily Record, Pa. Aug. 7--The spire of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus rises from the corn rows as you drive north on Chapel Road over the south branch of Conewago Creek. Until at least December, that soaring tower on a hill outside Hanover is obscured by a Tinker-Toy configuration of scaffolding. The 30-ton system of platforms, horizontals and verticals encircles and braces the steeple as contractors renovate the exterior and sheath it in copper...

2008-08-04 12:01:29

By Tom Joyce, York Daily Record, Pa. Aug. 4--You know that when the hospital gives you a gown, the end is in sight. Maybe it's because of the gowns that they call it the "I.C.U." They're kind of like health plans -- they never give you as much coverage as you'd like. Yes, Doris Pope-Banks, clinical products coordinator for York Hospital, said she knows that hospital gowns rank up there with mother-in-laws and airline food in the pantheon of comedy cliches. The traditional design...

2008-08-02 09:00:23

By Sean Adkins, York Daily Record, Pa. Aug. 2--Shipley Energy has received calls from its budget-payment customers "alarmed" by the increase in price for home heating oil compared to last year. "They should know that it's coming and make adjustments so that they can meet those responsibilities and conserve where they can," said Robert Astor of Shipley Fuels Marketing in York. The company estimates the cost of a customer's budget-payment plan by taking into account past fuel usage to...

2008-07-30 12:01:01

By Teresa Ann Boeckel, York Daily Record, Pa. Jul. 30--State police have cited seven people with trespassing at Funkhouser Quarry, the abandoned slate mine in Peach Bottom Township where swimmers have died in previous years. Troopers regularly check the quarry for trespassers "so we don't have any problems with drownings," said state police Lt. Barry Staub, commander of the Loganville barracks. Four people have drowned at the quarry since 1993. It was during a routine check of the...

2008-07-27 09:00:31

By Nichole Dobo, York Daily Record, Pa. Jul. 27--Find more news about education in our new "Education Today" section The U.S. Department of Education's civil rights office says it found a pattern of racial harassment at the York County School of Technology, and the school says it is working to create a "welcoming" environment for its diverse student body. In late March, the education department ruled the school knew it had a racially hostile environment but failed to do anything about...

2008-07-27 09:00:29

By Teresa Ann Boeckel, York Daily Record, Pa. Jul. 27--Three years ago, Scott Thompson resurrected an old idea to build a hiking and biking trail along the defunct Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad line in Red Lion. The path, which would wind through the town from the old railroad station to Springwood Road, would give people a place to exercise and socialize. Town officials agreed with the idea, residents and businesses gave donations for the project and plans for the path, known as...

2008-07-27 09:00:28

By Teresa Boeckel, York Daily Record, Pa. Jul. 27--A recent study by Carnegie Mellon University scientists shows why drivers need to keep their brains focused on the road instead of trying to multitask with a cell phone. Brain imaging used for the study showed that listening alone reduces the brain activity associated with driving by 37 percent, according to a news release. It causes drivers to commit some of the same types of driving errors that can occur under the influence of...

2008-07-21 12:00:00

By Michele Canty, York Daily Record, Pa. Jul. 21--For the second time in less than five months, a ManorCare South resident died after its staff didn't respond properly to a resident's serious medical symptoms, state health department officials said. In January, a 90-year-old man died after he was critically injured during a fall. After that death, the state investigated, uncovered problems and approved ManorCare's plan to fix them, health department documents show. But the state found...

2008-07-20 18:00:17

By Jessica Milcetich, York Daily Record, Pa. Jul. 20--If a few years ago someone had asked me what a "tweet" was, I would have told them it was the sound a bird makes. Only more recently would I have said a tweet is a posting on Twitter. Twitter? What the heck is that? Unless you are really tapped into the newest methods of social media and technology, Twitter is most likely something new to you. So consider this your Twitter tutorial. You just might learn a thing or two...

2008-07-16 12:01:10

By Nicki Lefever, York Daily Record, Pa. Jul. 16--Summer is a busy time in the world of food. Fresh fruits and vegetables are in season, companies are releasing new products, and the nice weather begs for food fundraisers and events. This summer is no different, but it seems a lot of people are watching their dollars, me included. I try to cook more at home. Instead of buying Chips Ahoy!, I bake cookies. I throw together meals with items I already have rather than running to the...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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