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Quote for today… “A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on.” – Samuel Goldwyn
- “Two dogs and a cat were rescued from a two-alarm fire that heavily damaged a Marietta home (at 687 East Market Street) Thursday afternoon, a fire official said.” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
- Updated – “An alleged drunken driver fled from police and crashed into a building in Columbia on Wednesday night, police said. He drove west in the 300 block of Locust Street, left the roadway, crossed a sidewalk and struck (the Re-Uzit Shop) at 363 Locust St., causing significant damage, police said. There were occupied apartments on the upper floors of the building.” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
- “Feisty little filly, Patty Ore, loses her first race at Penn National, but wins hearts” – Harrisburg Patriot News
- “HR 347, the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011, also known as the “Trespassing Bill,” is now signed into law by President Obama. This bill effectively criminalizes protest and will hurt protest groups and movements such as Occupy quite hard.” – Global Research
- “A state program that pays for bus rides to doctor appointments, pharmacies and dialysis centers and takes children to summer camps will continue for a few more weeks with an infusion of funds…. Lancaster’s Red Rose Transit Authority board voted last month to suspend the Medical Assistance Transportation Program service on April 1, when the $2.2 million provided by the state this fiscal year was expected to run out.” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
- “More than one-half of elder households in the United States have incomes that do not cover basic expenses.” – Wider Opportunities for Women
- “The average older American living independently does not have the means to meet basic standards of living, according to a report published by Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) and the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The report, “Seniors Nationwide Are Nowhere Near Economic Security,” calculates the average income for retirees for each state in the country, as well as their costs of living. While older Americans in some regions are faring better than in others, their costs exceed Read the rest of this entry »