today’s news and information gleanings from here and there!
- Today’s Weather!
- Today in History!
- Traffic Cam Rts. 30 & 441
- The Official Time! – Population Clock (U.S. and World)
Quote for today … “Let the welfare of the people be the ultimate law.” – Cicero
- Columbia market manager out: “The mayor (Leo Lutz) said the best option now might be to take a step back and have the borough take more oversight of the market again as the Trust establishes its bylaws, administrative operations, management structure and vendor structure.” – MyColumbiaNews
- “And for the 89th year in a row, Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Columbia will be baking more than 7,000 dozen fasnachts during the Lenten season.” – MyColumbiaNews
- “Elizabeth S. Hooper was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Ursinus College, where she is a senior majoring in business and economics. A 2008 graduate of Columbia High School, she is the daughter of Mike and Amy Hooper of Columbia.” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
- “Justice Department Wins Rosemary Award for Worst Open Government Performance in 2011” – The National Security Archive at The George Washington University
- Kerry Glenn’s Letter to the editors – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
- “Truth, lies and Afghanistan: How military leaders have let us down” – Armed Forces Journal
- “Xavier Alvarez is a liar and a scoundrel and also has been called an idiot, a jerk and cretinous. All of these descriptions come in the briefs supporting his cause before the Supreme Court. Alvarez, once a member of a California water district board, earned such scorn by lying at a public meeting about being a war hero, specifically that he was awarded the Medal of Honor. But his lies did more than make him an outcast. They made him a criminal.” The Supreme Court will be deciding whether it’s OK to lie as it considers the rightfulness of The Stolen Valor Act.
- Columbia news, views & reviews carried the link to the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era article on the “senior housing project” coming to Marietta in July of last year; Mary Ellen Graybill sent along this picture taken yesterday. The work has begun.