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Quote for today… “The enemy is within the gates; it is with our own luxury, our own folly, our own criminality that we have to contend.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero
- At 9:00 this morning a shooting with multiple fatalities happened at a Wyoming College. Because the college is concerned about alerting its citizens and cares about their safety, it responded by posting the notice at its Website. Concerned communities do warn their citizens of threats!
- “Police are investigating a rash of residential burglaries throughout Columbia Borough in the last week.” – MyColumbiaNews
- As in Columbia, tyrants everywhere fear communication: “Syria shuts down Internet.” – Daily News, New York
- HACC gets academic warning – LancasterOnLine
- Letter to the editor in today’s Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
- Jack Brubaker, aka The Scribbler, has more about Blue Rock or Blew Rock in today’s Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
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- “This Saturday, for the sixth year, Eastern Market is hosting the arts market. More than 50 local vendors will offer unique, handmade wares. The event will be held in the Eastern Market building, 308 E. King St., Lancaster, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The market will include jewelers, knitters, painters, printmakers, sculptors, as well as the fresh local produce and prepared foods that are featured during the regular market season. Musician Douglas Thomas will perform and there will be children’s activities offered by the Art of Recycle. In conjunction with the market this year, there will be a gift drive benefiting residents of the Transitional Living Center. Monetary donations to the homeless shelter will be accepted as well as household items such as hand towels, bar soap, disposable razors, diapers and wipes. Anyone wishing more information on TLC and needed items may contact the shelter at 397-5182, or visit tlclancaster.org.” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
- Don’t you just love those folks with all the initials behind their names? “A 37-year-old woman admitted Thursday to bolstering her resume to land counseling jobs, resulting in more than $80,000 in overpayments.” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
- Marietta’s 47th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes will be held 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. This year’s tour, which marks Marietta’s 200th anniversary, will feature 10 homes, five historic sites, a cafe, Victorian tea and table-setting contest. Tickets are $20; $17 in advance. On Sunday, tickets will be sold at The First National Bank (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), Marietta Museum Old Town Hall (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and Donegal Intermediate School (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Free parking and shuttle bus service will be available. Proceeds benefit maintenance and preservation of historic Marietta buildings. For more information or a list of area businesses selling advance tickets, visit http://www.mariettarestora tion.org or call 426-4048.” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
- POLICE LOG: “MARIETTA: Jeffrey L. Kauffman Sr., 48, of 432 W. Market St., Marietta, was charged with having marijuana and drug paraphernalia while he was being arrested on a bench warrant Oct. 11 at his home.” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era [NOTE: Interestingly, there are police reports about criminal activities from more than a dozen municipal entities in the county – Columbia has no crime to report.]