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today’s news … Friday, July 1, 2011

In Uncategorized on July 1, 2011 at 4:25 am

today’s news and information gleanings from here and there! Today’s Weather!   Today in History!

Quote for today“”I cannot think what has become of Stuart; I ought to have heard from him long before now. He may have met with some disaster, but I hope not. In the absence of reports from him, I am in ignorance as to what we have in front of us here. It may be the whole Federal army, or it may be only a detachment. If it is the whole Federal force we must fight a battle here; if we do not gain a victory those defiles and gorges through which we passed this morning will shelter us from disaster.” – General Robert E. Lee, during a conversation with General R.H. Anderson

  • LEGAL NOTICE –  from the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era: LEGAL NOTICE The Columbia Historic Market House Trust will meet on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 6:30 pm in the Borough Municipal Building, 308 Locust St., Read the rest of this entry »

B – E – E – P! for you

In In Columbia, People on July 1, 2011 at 4:23 am

Here is the follow up to the  B – E – E – P! caller’s inquiry from a few days ago … 

Let us introduce you to the team at True Techniques Styles and Cuts

(left to right, Buddy Rentas, stylist and owners, Becky and Chris Agrispin)

True Techniques is now open at 13 North Fourth Street, Columbia … by the way, this is looking like the blooming retail center in Columbia! Click here to see the Opening Message or become a True Techniques Read the rest of this entry »

NRC waives enforcement of fire rules at nuclear plants

In Opinions, Opportunities, The Susquehanna on July 1, 2011 at 4:20 am

“The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is routinely waiving fire rule violations at nearly half the nation’s 104 commercial reactors, even though fire presents one of the chief hazards at nuclear plants.” is the beginning of a recent report from www.propublica.org. It is timely given the situation in New Mexico.

The article continues, “The policy, the result of a series of little-noticed decisions in recent years, is meant to encourage nuclear companies to remedy longstanding fire safety problems. But critics say it is leaving decades-old fire hazards in place as the NRC fails to enforce its own rules.

“Fires present a special risk to nuclear plants because they can knock out cables that control-room operators need to safely cool down a reactor. The explosions [2] and fires [2] at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi plant have shown what can happen when operators can’t activate Read the rest of this entry »