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today’s news … Monday, October 17

In Uncategorized on October 17, 2011 at 6:00 am

today’s news and information gleanings from here and there! 

Quote for today“A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night.” – Marilyn Monroe

  • Tide rips Annville-Cleona: 34-8
  • Got ethics?:Many officials (elected public servants) hold leases with shale drillers” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Army Na­tional Guard Private First Class Nicholas S. Yatskohas, the son of Joseph Yatsko and Karen Huxley, both of Marietta, and a 2011 graduate of Donegal High School, Mount Joy, recently graduated from Ba­sic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era.
  • Harrisburg Area Community College has named the following area part-time students to the dean’s list for the 2010-11 academic year: ColumbiaJessica L. Baker, Derrick C. Bates, Letisha M. Castellanos, Elizabeth Douglas, John S. Ferrara, Stephen C. Gargano, Ameerah B. Gilbert, Venessa A. Gutshall, Molly J. Jackson, Laura M. Keiper, Josiah G. Kuebler, Daniel G. Mastros, Deborah E. Meley, Christene Misciagna, Ofelia A. Munoz-Castro, Jessica M. Pagano, Dominick J. Plastino, Joseph W. Reed, Robert G. Ross, Andrew R. Russell, Christin L. Saleh, James M. Stotz, Wendy J. Stotz, Danielle K. Sullivan, Nicole M. Walton, Amanda R. Warfel, Susan E. Worby.MariettaRandy S. Emlet, Ashley N. Gregory, Kimberly A. Leed, Sarah L. Leger, Yelena McHenry, Megan S. Nagel, Katie A. Read the rest of this entry »

are you ready for election day in November, part one

In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Opinions, Opportunities on October 17, 2011 at 5:00 am

This is the first in a series of articles about the upcoming election of borough councilors in Columbia.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A few weeks ago after posting a copy of a letter we mailed to the candidates for the upcoming election of borough councilors, “non noisy”asked this question: “Can you please encourage an electoral debate. I think it would benefit many of us Columbia folks who need to be aware of whom will represent us in the future. I also feel that the debate will clarify their strengths and weaknesses. I truly believe we need change in the borough. I just hope with the ones running, it gets done!”

Since the election is now a few short weeks away, it is time to follow up to this question and to the letter sent to the candidates.

Within the next several days, Columbia news, view & reviews will publish a series of articles relative to the coming election. The articles will include some review of issues posted here before; we will also post the responses from the candidates who responded to the request for information.

As stated in the letter, we hoped there would be an open forum in which citizens would have the opportunity to watch and hear the candidates respond to issues and questions. Read the rest of this entry »

“How to Debunk Internet Myths & Fact Check Political Disinformation”

In Everyday Living, Opinions on October 17, 2011 at 4:35 am

Last week, we received another one of those Internet myths; this one allegedly recites the origins of certain statements. Allegedly, these ditties came into use in the 1500s. A lot of the emails we, and probably you, receive are forwarded and re-forwarded. While they are intriguing and may even seem believable, we encourage everyone to understand that much of what is found on the Internet is not fact-checked.

“The media and the Internet can overwhelm one with information. Some of the information includes Internet hoaxes, and some of the media information includes political disinformation as well. Learning how to debunk Internet myths and how to fact check for political bias is essential in dealing with the Internet and media blitz.

About Internet hoaxes

“People are barraged everyday with Internet rumors and hoaxes. What used to be called urban legends, second-hand stories passed on orally about mishaps that could have happened but cannot be verified, are now being spread through email and over the Internet. This new style of myth-spreading can be appropriately referred to as Netlore. The Internet is a perfect platform for Read the rest of this entry »