In In Columbia, People, The Susquehanna, Treasures on October 1, 2011 at 1:32 pm
Braving the brisk fall-like weather, throngs of visitors, residents and guests poured onto the John Wright Bridge this morning to be part of the 23rd Annual Bridge Bust.
Walkers, shoppers, buyers and vendors bundled to contend with the colder than expected weather … despite the grey skies, the folks on the bridge were ebullient, smiling, talking with friends and acquaintances. Vendors selling hot coffee, hot baked goods, hot sandwiches, hot French Fries were selling lots of product. So, too, were those selling scarves, hoodies and caps.
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In Uncategorized on October 1, 2011 at 5:15 am
today’s news and information gleanings from here and there!
Today’s Weather! Today in History! Rts. 30 & 441 Traffic Cam! The Official Time!
Quote for today… “If we don’t have aid, we will be forced to make reforms and stand on our own feet.” Imran Khan, chairman, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice), an opposition party. (Good counsel anywhere!)
- Tide Rips ELCO. “Seth Lefever rushed for two touchdowns, passed for another and returned an interception for another score Friday night to lead Columbia to a 34-7 win over Elco in Myerstown. Lefever (12-99 rushing) rushed for second-quarter touchdowns of 9 and 1 yards, then added a third-quarter interception return for his three scores. He opened the scoring early in the second quarter with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Michael Burke. Andrew Combs scored Columbia’s final touchdown on a 4-yard run in the third quarter. The Tide (1-0, 4-1) rushed for 344 yards in the game with Nathan Warner rushing for 109 yards on just eight carries.” – (SOURCE: Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era)
- More on the game from the other side’s coverage: Lebanon Daily News
- Will you be on the Bridge? Bridge Bust today!
- LEGAL NOTICE about Borough
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In Government, In Columbia, Opinions, Opportunities on October 1, 2011 at 5:08 am
Earlier this week, several people called to discuss their dismay and disbelief with certain actions and decisions made within the Borough. In each case, the callers wanted to have assurance that “their identities not be revealed.” Each suggested that they did not want to be targeted for their observations.
It is not the first time that the fear of selective reprisal, diminishing or casting aspersions has been suggested. We are reminded of this quote from a writer writing about the search and difficulty of achieving positive change in an African nation:
“The fact is, there will always be a significant sector that resists change because they are beneficiaries of the existing order and the reformists have to be more pragmatic in dealing with the challenges. There will be a lot of people who support change but are reluctant to show it because they fear that those benefiting from the status quo have control of the power structures, which they can use against them.”
In “The Prince,” Machiavelli wrote of the component groups who would be affected by any popular change in a system.
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In Everyday Living, Opinions on October 1, 2011 at 5:06 am
Here’s another new report that says drinking coffee has benefits we already suspected … who hasn’t said “Let’s talk about it over a cup of coffee?” This report is from medpagetoday.com.
Coffee appears to protect against depression in women, and the more the better, researchers found.
In a prospective cohort study, women who drank two or three cups of coffee a day were 15% less likely to develop depression than those who drank one cup or less, according to Alberto Ascherio, MD, DrPH, of Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, and colleagues.
And the effect was slightly more pronounced for women who drank four or more cups a day, Ascherio and colleagues reported in the Sept. 26 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.
There was no association between depression and decaffeinated coffee, suggesting that it’s the caffeine, and not other components of the beverage, that is involved, the researchers reported. However, they cautioned that the longitudinal study can only suggest, but not prove, that is true.
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