LEGAL NOTICE published in the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era, June 22, 2012. “Legal Notice Borough Council of the Borough of Columbia will hold a public hearing regarding the following described Ordinance and immediately following thereafter will consider for adoption at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 9, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 308 Locust Street, Columbia, Pennsylvania an ordinance titled and summarized as: “an Ordinance of the Borough of Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania amending the Code of the Borough of Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, setting forth its authority to establish an “Airport District Overlay”, and provisions regarding: purposes of the Ordinance; relation of the overlay to other zones; definitions; establishment of airport zones; airport zone height limitations; permit requirements; use restrictions; nonconforming uses; obstruction marking and lighting variances; violations and penalties; appeals; conflicting regulations; amending the official zoning map by the adoption of Read the rest of this entry »
Happened across this memory while sorting through boxes of papers and pictures the other day.
Minnie signed this photo for me a dozen years ago.
In a box filled with stuff, we happened across this picture of a childhood baseball hero. I met Minnie at a business conference where he’d been invited to sign autographs. Autograph collecting is not something I normally do, but I took the opportunity to meet a guy with a cool baseball name.
As a then Yankee fan, I was familiar with Minnie’s name and baseball skill whenever the Sox played the Yankees … I knew Minnie could be a dangerous adversary.
Minnie Minoso played for the Chicago White Sox as they finished in second or third place in the years before they went to the Series in 1959. Ironically, Minnie was traded to the Cleveland Indians for that year.
“Calcium supplements have also traditionally been thought to reduce the risk of heart attacks because they produce small beneficial changes in both blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels. We set out to test this idea in a trial we had originally designed to check the effect of calcium supplements on fractures and bone density.
“To our surprise, what we discovered was that heart attacks were actually more common in the (randomly selected) women who received calcium supplements than those who had randomly been given inactive tablets.
“When we published this study in the British Medical Journal in 2008, it caused widespread surprise among doctors working in the area, as well as the general public. So to test whether this was the true effect of calcium supplements, we decided to do a meta-analysis of studies about taking them.
“First, we contacted all the researchers who had carried out large trials of calcium supplements in the past to see whether they’d kept records of the medical problems that occurred in the course of the trials.
“Data were available from 93% of trial subjects (almost 12,000 people) and these confirmed our finding that women who received calcium tablets in the studies had a 20% to 30% increase in heart attack risk.