today’s news and information gleanings from here and there!
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- Today in History!
- Traffic Cam Rts. 30 & 441
- The Official Time! – Population Clock (U.S. and World)
Quote for today… “When they took the 4th Amendment, I was quiet because I didn’t deal drugs. When they took the 6th Amendment, I was quiet because I am innocent. When they took the 2nd Amendment, I was quiet because I don’t own a gun. Now they have taken the 1st Amendment, and I can only be quiet.” – Lyle Myhr
- Many people contribute to their favorite charitable organizations at this time of the year. According to www.charitynavigator.org, “savvy donors ask the charity for copies of its three most recently Forms 990. Not only can the donor examine the charity’s finances, but the charity’s willingness to send the documents is a good way to assess its commitment to transparency.” Top 10 Best Practices of Savvy Donors
- “Study shows nearly a ten-fold increase in the number of hospital emergency department visits involving non-alcohol energy drinks between 2005 and 2009″ – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Association
- Movie Review: Click here to read the movie review of J. Edgar by Mary Ellen Graybill.
- Learn more about Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP); it helps income-eligible energy consumers pay their heating bills through energy assistance grants. – UGI.com
- Two more instances of “Trust, but verify!” – One – Two – York Dispatch
- Columbia’s path to tomorrow’s game – Harrisburg Patriot-News
- Here’s what others are saying about the game, Jeff Reinhart says, “Columbia vs. Camp Hill – In my book, the toughest (pick) of the 4 local games to pick because I think if they played this game 10 times, they’d split. But who wins Friday? Camp Hill. By a wishbone. Lions tame Tide, 27-19.” The Harrisburg Patriot-News is calling it, “ANALYSIS: Even after limiting the Twin-Valley Tribe to less than 120 rushing yards last week, Columbia’s run defense has to tighten even more. That will be difficult against the run-oriented Lions. That said, the Crimson Tide have taken full advantage of opponent miscues, so the Lions, a minus-5 in turnover margin, have to protect the ball.THE PICK: Camp Hill 27, Columbia 22.” But the game has to be played on the field and too many sports writers have never played in a game … and, well, ROLL TIDE!
- Part two of the funding of high school football – Lancaster Intelligencer-Journal/New EraSanta Claus greets the crowd at the Mayor’s Tree Lighting and Tuba Christmas in downtown Lancaster. (Justin David Graybill / Lancaster Intelligencer-Journal/New Era Staff)
- It’s a scene out of “A Christmas Story” – you may even find Ralphie there on Friday evening in downtown Lancaster when it’s the “Mayor’s Tree Lighting and Tuba Christmas at Penn Square.” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era.
- Speaking of “A Christmas Story,” what was the name of the department store where Ralphie’s parents took his brother and him to see the arrival of Santa? The answer to this question (and lots of other questions about the movie) are here.
- POLICE LOG: “MANOR TWP.: “Joon Young Oh, 19, formerly of Wynwood Drive, Mountville, was charged after he was seen driving a vehicle displaying a license plate that had been reported stolen Nov. 3 in Lancaster city. Oh also was cited with two traffic violations. He was committed to county prison in lieu of $1,000 bail. – WEST HEMPFIELD TWP.: Brandy Minnich, 29, of Columbia, was charged Monday at Musser’s Market in the 3900 block of Columbia Avenue after she allegedly tried to leave the store with food and medical items without paying. Price of items is not known. – MOUNTVILLE: On Monday, a heavy-set black male with short dark hair and wearing a blue jacket used a $100 counterfeit bill to pay a bill at Two Cousins Pizza Shop on Columbia Avenue. – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
- LEGAL NOTICE (published in the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era, November 24, 2011) ZONING HEARING BOARD MEETING The Mountville Borough Zoning Board has scheduled a meeting on Thursday, December 8, 2011, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Mountville Borough Hall, 21 East Main Street, Mountville, PA to consider the following application(s): The request of Samuel & Cynthia Bigler for 11 Spruce Road, Mountville, to consider their request to amend the decision of a Zoning Hearing held in June 1988 under the Mountville Borough Code of Ordinances Chapter 27, Part 5 Section 604.2.F for a Special Exception for Garden Apartments located at 11 Spruce Road. The decision from that hearing was: “The granted approval of applicant’s request for a special exception is conditioned upon use and occupancy of each unit being limited to no more than 2 persons per unit.” The request is for a variance to have that density factor include up to two children for each unit. All those who wish to be heard on the above applications should be present at the time and date specified. MOUNTVILLE BOROUGH ZONING HEARING BOARD Michael J. Savukas, Chairman; Sophia Harmes, Donald Stollenwerk.