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Quote for today… “A library book … is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, is their only capital.” – Thomas Jefferson
- Unbelievably, for the third consecutive week at too many restaurants: “person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety.” See the week’s county restaurant inspections in Lancaster County – Lancaster Sunday News.
- A complete listing of all facilities in Lancaster, York counties and the entire state, except those “the breakaway banana republic of Columbia”, are listed at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Website.
- “The violent side of social media’s rumor mill” – Reading Eagle
- Hungry for Hunger Games: “Local librarians and educators say teens cannot get enough of “The Hunger Games” trilogy of books by Suzanne Collins. Indeed, teens seem enthralled by the whole genre of dystopian fiction, which explores imagined worlds in which people are controlled by oppressive authorities, and must struggle to retain their dignity and humanity. And yet, on Thursday night, local movie theaters were packed with thousands of young moviegoers, eager to watch, at midnight, the first screenings of “The Hunger Games” movie. The movie reaped $68 million in its opening day, including nearly $20 million from midnight showings. – Lancaster Sunday News
- “Where the sidewalks end … trouble begins for residents and boroughs” – Lancaster Sunday News
- “Police in Columbia are investigating a stabbing that took place Friday night. According to Columbia police Officer Brent Smith, the stabbing happened in the first block of South Fourth Street around 9:50 p.m. Smith said the incident ‘involved a large fight that ended up with a stabbing.’” – Lancaster Sunday News