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today’s news … Friday, February 10

In Uncategorized on February 10, 2012 at 6:00 am

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

Quote for today“Beware the greedy hand of government, thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry.” – Thomas Paine

  • POLICE LOG:WASHINGTON BORO: Electronics and cash totaling $4,000 were stolen between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. Feb. 3 from a home in the 2400 block of Gamber Road. Investigators believe a large vehicle was used to haul away the items. Police ask anyone with information to call Det. Mike Phenneger at 299-5231. Tipsters also may call Lancaster City/County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913 or anonymously text LANCS plus your message to 847411 (TIP411). – EAST DONEGAL TWP.: Aaron Scott Manning, 26, of 309 Union St., Columbia, was charged after he allegedly was found in possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop Jan. 27 in the 1100 block of River Road. – MARIETTA: David H. Weber, 37, of 550 E. Front St., Marietta, was charged after he allegedly struck a woman during a domestic dispute Sunday in the first block of Robert Mowrer Drive.” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era

“Ten Countries The Rule The World’s Wind Energy”

In Government, Lists, Opportunities on February 10, 2012 at 5:30 am

Photo: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

“The biggest producers of wind power are racing to add capacity to meet growing energy demands. Last year alone, the world’s wind energy capacity increased by 17.3%. But the growth is largely the result of a small number of countries, which are the world’s largest energy consumers and are desperate for alternatives. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the Global Wind Energy Council’s 2011 report to identify the 10 countries that produce the most wind energy in the world.

“The countries that produce the most wind energy are seeking energy independence. They comprise some of the world’s largest economies. Nine out of the 10 are among the 12 countries with the largest Gross Domestic Product (GDP). While they are not all growing at the same rate — Spain’s GDP has decreased since 2009 — all of them are looking for new energy solutions to feed their economic growth. In 2011, Canada, the country with the 10th largest GDP, increased its total wind power capacity by 24%. China, the country with the second largest GDP, increased its wind capacity by 29%.

“Almost all the countries on this list are developing new renewal energy sources because their oil consumption far outpaces their oil production. All of the countries, except for Canada, consume more oil than they produce. India consumes more than four times more oil than it produces. The U.S. uses about two and a half times as much as it produces.

24/7 Wall St. used data from the Global Wind Energy Council report to compile a list of the countries that produce the most wind energy. We listed each country’s share of global wind power production in 2011, its total capacity measured in megawatts (MW), as well as the increase in capacity last year. We relied on BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy for each country’s oil use and production. For certain countries, this data was unavailable when production was below a 0.1% share of the world’s total. We also included GDP data from the World Bank.

Click here to see the Wall St/ 24/7 list of  “10 countries desperate to produce wind energy.”

Dining facility and food-serving establishment inspections in Columbia during January

In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia on February 10, 2012 at 4:53 am

Here are the “PUBLIC EATING AND DRINKING PLACE INSPECTION CHECKLIST” reports from inspections conducted by the Columbia Borough Codes official.

  1. Cafe Garth
  2. Catholic War Veterans
  3. Daddy Os
  4. Golden Stories
  5. Harringtons bar & grille
  6. OLA School – HT Parish Center
  7. OLA School – St. Peter Church Kitchen
  8. St James Lutheran Church
  9. St. John Lutheran Church
  10. Tacos To Go
  11. The Flour Child
  12. Watermelon Rind