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Quote for today… “We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well, while a growing number of Americans barely get by. Or we can restore an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share and everyone plays by the same set of rules.” – President Barack Obama, 2012 State of the Union
- “Called to a new life -Pastor’s legacy lives on as wife, son embrace ministry” – Interim pastor, Mary Anne Kingsborough will be ordained at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Columbia on Jan. 27. – York Daily Record
- You may recall the Columbia news, views & reviews article about the movie, Margin Call. Turns out the co-producer is a York County native and his movie, “a Wall Street financial thriller starring Kevin Spacey, Stanley Tucci, Demi Moore and other Hollywood A-listers, was nominated (for an Academy Award) for best original screenplay.” – York Dispatch
- The judges saw the same “ferhoodled” boondoggle citizens saw: “Court throws out redistricting plan” – Scranton Times-Tribune
- We are delighted that the gorilla is here! – When we first wrote about the capabilities and potential of micro-reporting, we hoped MyColumbiaNews, indeed, would provide coverage that only an organization with a news-gathering force can do. Lancaster Newspapers, Inc. does an excellent job of reporting the news for this burgeoning county of just under 520,000 people and the micro-zone digital publications are doing what they are supposed to do … keep the citizens informed. The correspondents who cover the local Columbia scene are doing an excellent job. Here are just two examples: “Columbia Borough officials are considering new regulations on pawn shops and salvage yards to help track stolen goods.” – “Tip from victim’s neighbor leads to burglary charges for Columbia woman” – MyColumbiaNews
- “The global economy is slowing sharply and is at far greater risk of recession than was thought just months ago, with Europe’s debt crisis creating “fertile ground” for a rapid collapse, the International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday. - The Washington Post