In Uncategorized on June 19, 2012 at 6:00 am
today’s news and information gleanings from here and there!
Quote for today … “If someone met me on a game day, he wouldn’t like me. The days in between, I’m the goodest guy you can find.” – Roger Clemens
- Budget shenanigans? “A tumultuous year for Middletown Borough Council and its leaders got a lot worse Monday night. Borough Council was told by a financial consultant that the borough is operating has a deficit of around $3 million and won’t make it past the end of the year without change.” – Harrisburg Patriot-News
Lancaster General Health and Columbia Borough School District officials (from left) Tom Strickler, school board president; Alice Yoder, director of community health at LGH and Superintendent Barry Clippinger broke ground last week on a new outdoor exercise system. (Bill Clark) – [SOURCE- MyColumbiaNews]
- LEGAL NOTICES published in the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era, June 19, 2012 – LEGAL NOTICE The Zoning Hearing Board of the Borough of Columbia will meet on Read the rest of this entry »
In Education, Everyday Living, In Columbia, Opportunities, People on June 19, 2012 at 4:48 am
Join your hosts Dale Weibley and John Novak as Jonal Gallery
Baltimore, Maryland area quilt fabric artist
Catherine’s medium of choice is fiber and her work embodies the quilt tradition of three layers stitched together. The fabrics all bear the mark of her own hand as she dyes and paints ordinary white fabric, and then further enhances them with various surface design processes including screen printing, stenciling and mono-printing. After wetting, to induce shrinking and enhancing the surface texture, Catherine often takes one more step to further emphasis her work with additional brush strokes. Her works in this exhibit range in size from 12″X12″ to 55.5″X60.5″. Don’t miss this exhibit! See you at the Gallery.
653 Locust Street
In Everyday Living, Government, Opinions on June 19, 2012 at 4:45 am
“How much food stamp money are Coca-Cola, General Mills and Walmart getting? The government isn’t telling.
By Christopher D. Cook and Michele Simon
“Perhaps you’ve heard: At a time of record need for food assistance among America’s poor, the U.S. Senate is poised to cut roughly $4.5 billion from food stamps, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which 46 million Americans — one in seven of us — rely upon.
“While Congress is obsessed with saving money by cutting assistance to our poorest citizens, there’s been nary a peep about how major banks and food corporations profit from food stamps, and what that means for recipients and the rest of the taxpaying public.
“With minimal oversight or accountability, banks such as JPMorgan Chase administer SNAP in each state, reaping big contracts that reveal little about how they turn a profit off these public benefits. You’d think the austerity-minded Congress might want to know.
“Consider a few facts, revealed in an in-depth report released Tuesday by California-based Eat Drink Politics (of which Michele Simon is president and Christopher Cook a contributing researcher):
- JPMorgan Chase holds contracts in 24 states to administer SNAP benefits, indicating concentrated power and a lack of competition;
- In New York, a seven-year deal originally paid JPMorgan Chase $112 million for EBT services, and was recently amended to add $14.3 million–an increase of 13 percent.
“States are seeing unexpected increases in administrative costs, while banks and other private contractors are reaping significant windfalls from the economic downturn and increasing SNAP participation. Although a full national accounting of these contracts is not available from the US Department of Read the rest of this entry »