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today’s news … Wednesday, May 30

In Uncategorized on May 30, 2012 at 6:00 am

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

Quote for today… “No price is set on the lavish summer; June may be had by the poorest comer.” James Russell Lowell

  • Dayspring Christian Academy will hold commencement for the Class of 2012 at 11 a.m. Saturday at the school, 120 College Ave., Mountville. Graduation speaker will be Michael R. Myers, the school’s headmaster. Class valedictorian is Matthew Ian Valverde. Salutatorian is Timothy Jonathan Bleecker.” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
  • LEGAL NOTICE published in the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era, Wednesday, May 30, 2012: “PUBLIC NOTICE Borough Council of Columbia Pennsylvania hereby gives notice of intent to purchase a mechanical leaf collector, a truck and a collection box for seasonal leaf collection. The Borough also intends to purchase a vehicle to collect food waste. Columbia Borough is applying for an Act 101 Section 902 Recycling Grant to fund this equipment. Persons interested in submitting comments regarding these acquisitions may submit comments to the attention of Norman B. Meiskey III, Borough Manager, Borough of Columbia; 308 Locust Street, Columbia PA 17512 within thirty days from the date of publication Norman B. Meiskey, III Borough Manager”

AlterNet: “The ‘POM’ Pomegranate Scam: The Truth Behind the Company and Its Billionaire Owners”

In Everyday Living, Government, Opinions on May 30, 2012 at 5:25 am

“POM Wonderful first hit grocery store shelves in the early aughts, making pomegranate juice accessible to the average American. The stuff is tasty, to be sure, but what makes it popular among shoppers is the company’s marketing, particularly its ads touting the pomegranate’s unique, disease-fighting powers.

“These health claims are now under scrutiny by the Federal Trade Commission, which recently concluded that POM Wonderful has engaged in deceptive advertising by printing claims not backed up by scientific research. The research in question was funded by none other than POM Wonderful, to the tune of more than $35 million.

“To make matters worse, POM Wonderful is now doubling down on its false claims. This week the company put out ads, including a full-pager in the New York Times, that include out-of-context quotes from the recent FTC decision. In the decision, an FTC judge concluded that POM had violated federal law by making false claims about its products’ ability to ‘treat, prevent, or reduce the risk of heart disease, prostate cancer, and erectile dysfunction.’ But you wouldn’t know that from this ad:

“Food Politics blogger Marion Nestle, who has been closely following the POM Wonderful vs. FTC saga since the FTC filed its complaint back in September, puts the quotes in context for us. For instance:

“The POM ad quotes from the chief administrative law judge’s decision:

“‘Competent and reliable scientific evidence supports the conclusion that the consumption of pomegranate juice and Read the rest of this entry »

The world’s biggest heists

In Everyday Living, Lists on May 30, 2012 at 4:45 am

(SOURCE: graphic provided by Homesecuritysystem.com)