today’s news … Monday, June 15, 2015

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

Quote for today “Our police do what they want because there’s no leadership. Our department is pretty much despised by the community.” – Extracted from a letter to the editor in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster

mayfly

  • The mayfly’s lifecycle is one of the most fascinating and fleeting stories in the natural world. A mayfly’s life cycle starts with the males forming a swarm above the water and the females flying into the swarm to mate.  The male grabs a passing female with its elongated front legs and the pair mate in flight.” – freshwaterblog
  • “‘I didn’t think it would be this bad. That’s actually why I parked my car on the Wrightsville side and came to look for myself. Last year, it was pretty bad but not as bad as this,’ said Columbia resident Todd Wagner.” – FOX 43 TV
  • Did you read the article in yesterday’s LNP – Always Lancaster about the Medicare payouts to area medical services providers? According to the article, “Two ambulance companies were also among the top 10 recipients: Lancaster EMS ($1.4 million) and Susquehanna Valley EMS ($1.1 million).” According to the online database, Susquehanna Valley EMS’s actual receipts were $1,123,359.00. More than enough to pay its chief operating officer $134,755.
  • O-o-h-h, ouch! Letter-to-the-editor writer, Jim Morrisiy of Columbia in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster blasts Columbia with lines like this: “Columbia is going nowhere. It’s just a cleaned-up cesspool.” And just yesterday, in a column with notes about the revamped editorial board and letter-to-the-editor standards, this appeared: “We reserve the right not to publish letters and opeds that are mean-spirited, or racist, or otherwise incivil.”

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