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today’s news … Sunday, December 21, 2014

In Uncategorized on December 21, 2014 at 6:13 am

today’s news and information gleanings from here and there!

Quote for today … “ … that for most every newspaper that isn’t a major national or international brand, the paywalls are looking like dismal failures.” – techdirt.com

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  • Let “Xenophobia” ring

holiday market

  • Restaurant inspections in York County - The York Dispatch [NOTE: York’s newspapers have paywalls that inhibit people from reading their posts after a minimal number of view each month … unless people pay to become subscribers. We will include links to the referenced articles, though readers may not be able to read the article.] In the most recent inspections listed in York County, the McDonald’s store on South George Street racked up a large number of food serving establishment violations.
  • Readability is a website that pulls the content from any page and shows it to you in a nice, readable format, removing all the ads, navigation, etc.  Since it uses it’s own servers to render the page content, it’s not actually your browser that is requesting the content.”
  • A complete listing of all inspections at food serving facilities in Lancaster, York counties and the entire state, except those in Columbia – Columbia persists in having its own inspection system with its own forms and inspection items – rather than the one used statewide, is available at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Website.

today’s news … Saturday, December 20, 2014

In Uncategorized on December 20, 2014 at 7:53 am

today’s news and information gleanings from here and there!

Quote for today… “Physical force comes with the police job, and fallibility comes with the police officer.” – Extracted from this New York Times article about unequal treatment following arrest.

butcher shopno mention of this at the November 24 meeting minutes

  • “Lancaster Unity will hold a peace walk at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27; the walk will set off from Penn Square. The walk is in response to the recent spate of violence in Lancaster city. Organizers say it’s aimed at encouraging ‘love and support, as opposed to violence and fear.’ The LNP Editorial Board encourages everyone to take part.” – From the editorial pages at LNP – Always Lancaster.

stunner thenMandy Rice-Davies obituary

  • DuckDuckGo – “The search engine that doesn’t track you.”
  • ixquick – “the world’s most private search engine”
  • Know any state workers? Want to see that person’s salary? click here [NOTE: This report provides information on the annual salaries or hourly/daily wages earned by employees.  Salary and wage amounts do not include other forms of compensation, such as overtime. Or health insurance benefits, we’d guess, too.]
  • Reading police officer suspended: amid claims he “used excessive force over the last few years.” [NOTE: Reading Police Chief, Bill Heim, used to be the police chief in Lancaster; he resigned to become Reading’s chief in 2006.]

the river - the bridgeThe river, the bridge from a Cessna at dusk last night.


signs and scenes seen in a brief walk about

In In Columbia on December 20, 2014 at 5:16 am

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