Today’s news … Sunday, February 26

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

Quote for today“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’” – George Bernard Shaw

  • Ain’t this the truth?State funding comes with strings attached. Accountability and transparency with the public, the ultimate source of all tax dollars, are two of those strings. So institutions that want public support need to be willing to let the public inspect their books.” – Lancaster Sunday News editorial
  • Columbia shoots 54% from the field in an “85-56 rout of Hanover in a District Three Class AA boys’ basketball quarterfinal Saturday afternoon.” – Lancaster Sunday News
  • “Who ‘dat?’” Here’s the reality of the digital environment: Interesting local items get rebroadcast across the globe! A Philadelphia TV station does a video clip about a Columbia attraction: “The Turkey Hill Experience. Who said you can’t have fun at a dairy. Moo, that’s not true. PHL17’s Zachery Lashway shows us not only can you have fun but learn a lot too.” Then that clip is played by New Orleans, Louisiana television station WGNO. – WGNO-TV

  • Don’t you just hate it when someone (especially when that someone is an elected “public servant”)  “interfears?” Loose lips and facebook follies (there’ll be more on this tomorrow … )
  • “ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 — AWI Licensing, Wilmington, Del., has been assigned a patent (8,119,560) developed by five co-inventors for an aldehyde reducing coating. The co-inventors are Kenneth G. Caldwell, Mountville, Pa., Gourish Sirdeshpande, Lancaster, Pa., William Barrows, Elizabethtown, Pa., John R. Garrick, Lancaster, Pa., and Michael Cook, Lancaster, Pa.” – TargetedNews
  • GOVERNMENT CALENDAR: “The Lancaster County Planning Commission will meet at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at 150 N. Queen St., Binns Park Annex. Among the agenda items: Community planning reviews: East Donegal Township and Marietta Borough, regarding PUC application/approval of the transfer of Marietta Gravity’s utility assets and service rights to Columbia Water Co. … ” – Lancaster Sunday News

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