State Rep Looks For Stiffer Penalties in Copper Thefts

The theft of scrap metal is the subject of a hearing. Chairman of the Consumer Affairs Committee, State Rep. Bob Godshall says, some businesses are getting hit hard.

“Verizon for one, has said last year their loses have run in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.”

Two bills have been crafted for stronger penalties, and for scrap metal dealers to document the purchase of copper

Lansdale Borough Mayor Follows Law on Marriage

The same sex marriage saga in Montgomery County, now immersed in the court process, is beginning to filter through local towns and borough’s, including Lansdale Borough where community activist Richard Strahm took Mayor Andy Szekely to task for refusing to marry him and his long time partner at a recent council meeting. Szekely says he took an oath to uphold the law

“Who gives me the right to perform a wedding, the state. According to the State today, it is against the law to perform same sex marriages. It’s plain and simple, and as much as you don’t like that, that is the law.”

Szekely says, Strahm may be trying to derail his reelection campaign.

Sen. Toomey Critical of Obama Admin. On Syria Diplomacy

Pennsylvania Senator, Pat Toomey says, the military’s actions in Egypt in shooting people in the streets is crossing the line, but he says, diplomatically, the U-S should support the military because it will provide a more stable form of government. Toomey also commented on the situation in Syria on Wednesday morning’s AM-Edition with Darryl Berger regarding the use of chemical weapons

“They used chemical weapons last month and now there are reports of more chemical attacks. President Obama warned the Syrians that there would be consequences, but yet again nothing happened in response.”

Toomey calls the Administration’s actions on foreign policy with Syria flawed. He says, if you make a threat, you have to stand behind it.

Nat. Geo. Producer of “America vs. Iraq” on AM-Edition

The National Geographic Channel will feature a documentary tonight called “ America vs. Iraq.” Paul Mitchell, one of the producers of the two hour documentary says, there will be some jaw dropping moments for viewers. Mitchell was a guest Monday Morning with Darryl Berger on WNPV's AM-Edition.

“We’re talking to Tony Blair, just really in general why his thing happened and he said that and these are his exact words. After Nine Eleven, he’d come to the conclusion that we needed to remake the Middle East, to me that was a big thing. Another one was, we talked to an Iraqi General who was the commander of the 5th core of the Republican Guard, a very, very senior General and very close to Saddam’s family. The very eve of the war, he goes to Saddam’s son and says do we have these WMD’S or don’t we because they’re going to blow back and kill my guys and Saddam’s son laughed and said, we don’t have anything, we don’t even have chemical weapons.”

The documentary gets underway at 9 tonight on Natgeo.

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