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Pulled pork and slaw; Dennis Brown’s serving it up at Prudhomme’s

In In Columbia, People on July 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Columbia resident Dennis Brown is the featured subject in this Lancaster Sunday News article on July 10.

“Dennis Brown’s roots are in the Midwest, but his cooking is pure South.

“Which is appropriate, as he’s a line cook at Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen, a Columbia landmark celebrating its 21st anniversary this year.

“Brown, 34, who hails from Crawfordsville, Ind., hasn’t been at Prudhomme’s that long — Read the rest of this entry »

today’s news … Wednesday, July 13

In Uncategorized on July 13, 2011 at 5:00 am

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

Quote for today“There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order, this lukewarmness arising partly from fear of their adversaries … and partly from the incredulity of mankind, who do not truly believe in anything new until they have had actual experience of it.” – Nicolo Machievelli

a funny thing happened on the way to the forum

In Government, In Columbia on July 13, 2011 at 4:40 am

For a municipality to ask all meeting attendees to sign a sign-in sheet is “clearly in violation of the intent of the law.”

Click on the above picture to read the Open Meetings – Sunshine Act.

Indeed,  a funny (not “ha-ha” but exceedingly curious) thing did happen on the way in to Monday night’s forum … a/k/a the monthly borough council meeting. Everyone who showed up for the meeting was instructed several times prior to the convening of the meeting to sign in and indicate their addresses on a sign-in roster. Most of us looked at each other confoundedly. “What,” someone asked, “isn’t this illegal?”

While we thought it was an illegal practice, we did what we were instructed a long time ago when questioning authority, except in cases involving life safety or patently illegal acts. We did as asked, but made a note to follow up with statute research after the fact.

And that’s what we did yesterday. We contacted a legal opinion resource and related what happened. Here is the response we Read the rest of this entry »

The eighth Amendment

In Government, History and Heritage, Treasures on July 13, 2011 at 4:06 am


Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

This is a continuation of a series of posts devoted to exploring the enduring foundation of our nation. Click on the document below to go to a comprehensive Website to read the entire Constitution. Each day, we will post the successive Amendments to The Constitution, one each day.