today’s news … Wednesday, February 8, 2012

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

Quote for today“I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.” – Oprah Winfrey

  • Alana Fischer

    “Alana Fischer was named to the dean’s list for the fall se­mester at the University of Pittsburgh, where she is a freshman majoring in nursing. A 2011 graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School, she is the daughter of George and Sherri Fischer of Columbia.”- Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era

  • PRIME HOGS AT THE TROUGH!: “Thirty-three members of Congress have directed more than $300 million in earmarks and other spending provisions to dozens of public projects that are next to or within about two miles of the lawmakers’ own property, according to a Washington Post investigation.” – The Washington Post
  • “Columbia Market trust will focus on income” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era (West zoned edition) [NOTE: This is a renamed version of a previous post at MyColumbiaNews]
  • “In Columbia, Studio Four Fifty One has opened at 451 Locust St. The salon offers hair service for men, women and children. Owner Shanan Snyder oversaw renovations of what had been a notary office. The new salon features three stylists. Appointments and walk-ins are accepted. Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Phone: 684-0095.” – from What’s in store, by Chad Umble, Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era

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