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Quote for today… “People always think something’s all true.” – Holden Caulfield in “Catcher in the Rye.”
- Social media spark learning in Columbia: “Parents of children at Park Elementary in Columbia no longer have to face the classic conversation “What did you learn in school today?” “Nothing.” to learn what’s happening in class. If their children are in Heather Nace’s room, all they have to do is check Twitter.” – MyColumbiaNews
- Pony up, kids! NO MORE free student day at the York Fair - York Dispatch
- Commencement for students in the Hempfield High School Class of 2012 will be held at 7 p.m. today at Franklin & Marshall College’s Alumni Fitness Center, Harrisburg Pike.
- “Thomas James Eck of Columbia, a 2008 graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School and the son of Gordon and Corrinne Eck, a bachelor of arts in communication.” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
- And they keep up the sleaze and keep on lying: “Merrill Losses Were Withheld before Bank of America Deal” – The New York Times
- POLICE LOG: “PENN TWP.: Terrance J. Johnson, 20, of 542 Ninth St., Columbia, is being charged after allegedly punching a faculty member in the head Monday at Fairland School Intermediate Unit.” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
- “The financial sector has turned a significant part of the American economy into a giant casino involving large bets with other people’s money. When the bets go well, the rich owners of the casino (Wall Street executives, traders, hedge-fund managers, private-equity managers) become even richer. When the bets go sour, the rest of us bear the costs.” The above is extracted from this Robert Reich column, “The centrists are wrong,” that appeared in newspapers this past weekend. – The San Francisco Chronicle
- Wisconsin’s governor wins recall election – The Oshkosh (WI) Northwestern
- Good news! A few weeks ago, Columbia news, views & reviews told readers about the 1940 census. According to this Associated Press report, “Americans … will be able to plug family names into an online 1940 U.S. census and come up with details about the lives of famous celebrities – from Joe DiMaggio and Jacqueline Kennedy – to their own relatives.”
- Google today … remembers the anniversary of the first drive-in movie in America in 1933 with a cute video. “On this day in 1933, eager motorists park their automobiles on the grounds of Park-In Theaters, the first-ever drive-in movie theater, located on Crescent Boulevard in Camden, New Jersey.” – History.com
- “TRAINING: The Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center will host Community Safety Education Day on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The goal is to familiarize the public with the center, 101 Champ Blvd., Manheim, and available programs, resources and first responder training capabilities. Activities for the whole family are planned throughout the complex. Attendees can browse dozens of booths and exhibits and collect pamphlets, pens and packets with safety tips and emergency hotlines. Local responders will provide demonstrations throughout the day on extricating trapped people from vehicles, repelling off the drill tower, vehicle firefighting and burn building tours. There is no cost and light refreshments will be available. For more information, call Barb Funk, 537-4190.” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
- “Turkey Hill Experience Celebrates First Anniversary, Sunday June 3” – AllStarChefs.com
- Harrisburg’s school cuts will include management people too – Harrisburg Patriot-News