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Quote for today… ““And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.” - Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels
- “Police, firefighters and a hazardous materials team are responding to a large oil spill from a tractor trailer along Route 30 that may have caused a wreck. Motorists reported that cars were sliding all over the road because of the substance leaking from the back of a tractor trailer, according to a county dispatcher. The 10:59 a.m. spill was reportedly between Harrisburg Pike and Route 741 along Route 30 West.” – LancasterOnLine
- “A Marietta woman has been charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy. Christine Noelle Starry, 40, of 313 Rivermoor Drive, had intercourse with the boy, Susquehanna Regional police Lt. Stephen Englert said. With help from Columbia Borough police, Susquehanna Regional police took Starry into custody this morning. She was charged with statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor and corruption of a minor before District Judge William Reuter and released on $25,000 unsecured bail, Englert said.” – LancasterOnLine
- Supreme Court ruling says it is OK to violate US service men and women by lying about service awards:“The Supreme Court upheld lower court rulings that also found Stolen Valor unconstitutional.” – The Hill and“The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a federal law that made it a crime to lie about having received military medals. The Stolen Valor Act of 2005 makes it a crime to falsely claim to have been awarded military honors and decorations. It imposes increased penalties for lying about certain awards, including the Medal of Honor.” - Washington Post
- The Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era‘s entertainment section in today’s paper lists an excellent array of Independence Day events in Lancaster County.
- LEGAL NOTICE, published in the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era, June 29, 2012. – “Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Borough of Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania will consider for passage 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, requiring pawnbrokers, antique dealers, and second-hand dealers to obtain annual licenses for the operation of Read the rest of this entry »