today’s news and information gleanings from here and there!
Quote for today… “My mom uses talk-to-text. I don’t want to do that — old people use it.” – Amber Martin, 17-year-old brain cancer dying of brain cancer in an article in today’s Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era.
- Columbia woman killed in turnpike crash – LancasterOnLine
- Can you believe it; today’s the last day of July? Where did summer go? Why does it feel like fall? - The Washington Post
- Legal notice: “The Columbia Consolidated Fire Dept will hold its monthly meeting … ” - Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster News Era
- Cole Umber’s report on Monday’s “council meeting of the whole”
- IRS official off base: Maybe? - NBC News
- “Sick River” – Intelligencer Journal opinion
- Let’s keep flicking cigarette butts into the River; let’s keep flushing raw sewage into the River - Columbia news, views & reviews opinion
- I have an idea, let’s borrow money to pay the credit card bill – This idea to dig into pension reform in this article in the Harrisburg Patriot-News is similar.
- Man sentenced for sexually assaulting Alzheimer’s patient in nursing home – Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
- Are local police physical standards tougher than state police ones? – Harrisburg Patriot-News
- Last Tuesday, this Columbia news, views & reviews posited: “Making up facts: A letter to the editor in today’s Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era makes this statement in her letter: “There was no discrimination in the 1800s and 1900s.” Really? Ask the Italian immigrants. Ask the Japanese citizens. Tell that to the Polish immigrants. And German immigrants. And Chinese immigrants. And Irish immigrants.”
In today’s Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era, an letter to the editor writer says: “‘McCauley also writes, There was no discrimination in the 1800s or 1900s. This is the most ridiculous statement ever printed in this paper. Ask blacks, American Indians, Irish, Chinese, Mexicans, Italians, Jews and the Japanese Americans sent to internment camps if there was no discrimination.’” Ain’t it something how some folks just make up their own truths. Good thing, others look for documentation.
- Penn State and others watch social media for “dumass” comments: no scholarship offers – Harrisburg Patriot-News