today’s news … Monday, February 13, 2012

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

Quote for today “I will always love you.” – sung by Whitney Houston, the song written by Dolly Parton
  • “A former Wrightsville-area constable who drove a female prisoner to the Susquehanna River to “watch the sun rise” was found guilty of misdemeanor charges Friday at his non-jury trial.” – York Dispatch
  • “The following area students were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology: Robert Miller, Columbia; Hannah Breneman, Washington Boro; Alex Yost, Mountville.” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
  • “PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Lottery officials say someone who played the Powerball in Rhode Island has won the $336.4 million jackpot. The new multimillionaire has not stepped forward and the lottery has not said where the winning ticket was sold. To win, the player had to match all of Saturday’s five numbers, 1-10-37-52-57, and Powerball number 11. Because of rising sales, the jackpot more than doubled from $173.5 million on Feb. 1. Powerball is played in 42 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.” – The Associated Press

  • “The Council on Chemical Abuse, through a statewide program called Young Lungs at Play, is putting the pressure on Berks municipalities to ban smoking in public parks. The effort is aimed at reducing children’s exposure to secondhand smoke.” – Reading Eagle

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