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Pennsylvania briefs

June 25, 2008

Speaker to discuss history of black baseball players, teams in Pa.



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Bob Allen, a Commonwealth Speaker for the Pennsylvania Humanities, will give a presentation at Coyle Free Library, 102 N. Main St., on Saturday at 11 a.m. about the history of black baseball players and teams in Pennsylvania.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Allen has a bachelor's degree in American Studies from Bucknell University and a master's degree and Ph.D from Penn State University specializing in Modern Political Theory and the History of Modern Philosophy.

He is also an editor and contributing writer for African American Sports Magazine. His most recent work includes a multimedia oral history presentation on Negro League Baseball, "The Souls of Black Baseball."




Mosquito spraying scheduled in Franklin County



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Mosquito spraying has been scheduled for tonight in Quincy, Washington and Southampton townships as well as the Borough of Waynesboro in Franklin County, Pa.

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High populations of adult mosquitos, which can transmit West Nile Virus, have been detected in those areas, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said in a news release.

Biomist 3 + 15 will be sprayed from a truck, the news release stated.




Pa. Rep. Kauffman appointed to security committee



HARRISBURG, Pa. - State Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Cumberland/Franklin, has been appointed to serve as a member of the House Select Committee on Information Security.

The select committee is charged with investigating and reviewing the policies, procedures and practices of the various state agencies, commissions, boards, authorities, councils, departments and offices and the entities they license or regulate to protect the personal information of the people of Pennsylvania.

"In this day of computers and Internet connectivity we must go to even greater lengths to secure the information stored electronically," Kauffman said.

Identity theft has become one of the fastest growing crimes in the nation, causing more than $2 billion in losses to consumers, businesses and government bodies in Pennsylvania.

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