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Quote for today… “On occasion, scientists working on the nuclear program in Iran turn up dead. I think that’s a wonderful thing, candidly.” – Rick Santorum addressing an election campaign in Greenville, South Carolina.
- “Columbia Borough officials are considering new regulations on pawn shops and salvage yards to help track stolen goods.” – MyColumbiaNews
- “Tip from victim’s neighbor leads to burglary charges for Columbia woman” – MyColumbiaNews
- At last night’s continued Council committees’ “meeting of the whole” the topic of pawn shops (pawn brokers; buy/sell places; antiques dealers; re-sellers; re-cyclers) was discussed. Which establishments should be identified in the code that Columbia is considering? There was discussion about devising an ordinance modeled on Lancaster’s, which also deals with junk dealers, antique dealers and recyclers. “More about “pawnbrokers” – Here is how the City of Lancaster addresses “pawnbrokers.” The Borough of Palmyra enacted an ordinance that deals specifically with “Pawn and Second-Hand Shops.” “Usually, pawnshops have to keep detailed records of everything they buy or take as collateral – serial and model numbers, brand name; precious metal type, gemstone description, etc.” according to lawyers.com.
- The New York Times keeps score of The 2012 Money Race to the Presidency. Updated quarterly, this quickly shows the corporate funding that supports those who seek the White House prize.
- “(Lancaster’s) Mayor’s Office of Special Events announced Tuesday that, beginning in May, there will be an outdoor arts and crafts market in Lancaster Square on First Fridays.” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
- “Aaron Law was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of Pittsburgh, where he is majoring in business and accounting. A 2010 graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School, he is the son Benjamin and Kathleen Law of Columbia.” – Lancaster Intelligenger Journal/New Era
- Norfolk Southern reports good 4th Quarter and year – Norfolk Southern press release
- “Columbia Borough Council members on Monday discussed the possibility of enacting new parking and smoking restrictions in town during a revamped meeting format that will continue Tuesday night. Borough officials held their first-ever meeting in which all of the council’s nine standing committees gathered at once. In the past, committee meetings were held on different nights during the month.” – MyColumbiaNews
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