Area/Region News In Brief…

Rouse receives

donations

The Rouse Estate Memorial Fund, which supports many resident activities, received contributions in memory/honor of Andy Tutmaher, Richard Hiles, Rose Harriet Sevanick, Macia Baker, George Mong, Mary Locke, Cecelia Smith, Geraldine Stoddard, Alberta Segerlin, Henry Blick, Howard Johnson and Martha Shannon.

The “Friends of the Rouse Estate,” a volunteer auxiliary to the Rouse Estate, which raises funds to run the snack bar, sponsor family picnic and special projects, received contributions in memory/honor of Dennis Buerkle, David Hannold, Martha Shannon, Dorothy Gourley, Geraldine Stoddard, Mary Jane Kemp, Allan Benedict, Elsie Daglish, Art Buster Ward, David Farr and Doris Christy.

To make a donation, send check payable to Rouse Memorial Fund or Friends of the Rouse Estate, 701 Rouse Ave., Youngsville, Pa. 16371.

Explosion

destroys home

EAST PROSPECT, Pa. (AP) – Authorities are likening an explosion that destroyed a central Pennsylvania home to a bomb going off, saying it spread debris for about 100 yards in every direction.

The York Dispatch reported the blast occurred before dawn on Thursday, when no one was home in the residence that’s located near the Susquehanna River.

Songs banned

for marching band

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – A high school marching band in central Pennsylvania can’t perform hit songs by Bruno Mars and Fall Out Boy because of their suggestive lyrics.

The East Lancaster County school board banned “Locked Out of Heaven” and “Thnks fr th Mmrs” from students’ play list even though the words wouldn’t be sung.

Garden Spot High School has been rehearsing instrumental versions of the popular tunes.

But now they can’t perform them, following Monday’s 6-3 board vote.

Board member Heidi Zimmerman says people know the songs’ words anyway. She called the lyrics “trashy” and “inappropriate” for teens.

But member Glen Hartz says even lyrics to common musical choices like “The Phantom of the Opera” can be seen as “sensual” and or suggestive.