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today’s news … Sunday, August 28

In Uncategorized on August 28, 2011 at 6:03 am

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

Quote for today“A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache. – Catherine the Great 

  • “The Long’s Park Amphitheater Foundation’s final Sunday night concert has been moved to downtown Lancaster because of the park’s closure during Hurricane Irene. Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys will perform at Millersville University-Lancaster on North Prince Street at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 a.m., and seating in the 42 N. Prince St. facility is limited to 350 people. (LancasterOnLine.com)
  • Irene’s come and left some of us without power. We apologize for the lapse in posts; the power’s been off since 3:00 am. We’re posting from an alternate location. LancasterOnline now has live streaming video from three county locations: Columbia’s one of them. Thought: What if Columbia’s oodles of cameras were streaming at the Borough Website?
  • Lancaster Sunday News sports editor Mike Gross writes this from his full-page look at high school football: “The L-L’s top returning receiver is Columbia WR Mike Burke IV, son of the current and grandson of the former Columbia head coach, both also named Mike. Burke caught 72 balls last year for 1,185 yards and 16 TDs. He made all-state, and has Read the rest of this entry »

“Dare to apply inspections to your own kitchen”

In Education, Everyday Living, Opportunities on August 28, 2011 at 5:48 am

Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era staff writer Claudia W. Esbenshade has written this really good article concerning food safety practices we can take in our own homes.

Nichole Lettich of the state’s Department of Agriculture shows the proper storage of cutting boards at the Centerplate restaurant in Harrisburg. The boards are color-coded to indicate what type of food will be cut on each of them. Suzette Wenger/(Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era) Staff photos

“Applying restaurant standards to a home kitchen may not be as easy as you think.

“‘When we are in our own kitchens, we take a lot of things for granted,’ said Lydia Johnson, director of the Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

“After perusing those restaurant inspections Read the rest of this entry »

Early onset dementia: Pat Summitt diagnosed

In Education, People on August 28, 2011 at 4:48 am

The shocking news came out earlier this week, women’s NCAA basketball legend Pat Summitt “was concerned about her erratic behavior; she went to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., in May. She underwent a series of tests and received a stunning answer. The diagnosis was early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type.”

Several months ago, a nurse told us about a book on this very topic. “Still Alice” is written Lisa Genova; it is a novel about a bright, 50-ish college professor who enters the tunnel that is “early onset dementia.” While a novel, the book is gripping, frightening and emotional and describes what, most likely, has been happening and will continue to happen with Pat Summitt.

“(Pat Summit’s) initial reaction to learning she had a progressive condition that could impair her mental acuity was one of anger and denial. Since then, she’s moved forward in more Summitt-like fashion, formulating a plan involving medication and mental activities, such as reading and doing puzzles Read the rest of this entry »