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Slam dunk: ‘different concept’ wins sporting goods game

In a box in my basement are folders containing clips of the hundreds of stories I wrote during seven-plus years as a business reporter for the York Daily Record. I recently went through the clips as research for another upcoming

Hersheypark Arena’s original Zamboni resurfaces

With a new hockey season upon us, I’m dusting off a piece I wrote in 2011 for my short-lived online hockey magazine, Pennsylvania Puck.  Here’s an aphorism worthy of the farmer’s almanac: old Zambonis don’t die, they just keep resurfacing.

How Letterman’s home office ended up in Lebanon, Pa.

Here’s a David Letterman story that involves a Jay other than Leno. It’s about how 25 years ago, Jay Putt and Karl “Skip” Wolf, friends since seventh grade, got Letterman to move his TV show’s fictitious “home office” to their