today’s news … Monday, April 9, 2012

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

Quote for todayApril is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.” – T.S. Eliot

  • Patrick Patrone of Columbia was elected recently to membership in Phi Beta Kappa at Rutgers University, where he is majoring in music. Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest college academic honor society in the United States, honors students who have done distinguished work in a liberal arts curriculum throughout their undergraduate years. Seniors elected to Phi Beta Kappa must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.5; juniors a GPA of 3.8 or better.” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
  • “If only” Flashback: “LANCASTER’S BELTWAY?: County planners recommended the construction of a ‘circumferential highway’ around Lancaster’s metropolitan area, according to the Intelligencer Journal. The planners proposed constructing the highway in segments, beginning with a piece designed to serve the western suburbs, including Millersville and East Petersburg boroughs and Manor, East Hempfield and West Hempfield townships. The highway was proposed to follow the path of Centerville Road, starting at a point south of Columbia Avenue and traveling in a northward arc, ending somewhere beyond Route 230. Future segments of the “beltway” hadn’t been mapped out. The highway was never built. (April 10, 1962)” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era

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