Today’s news and information gleanings from here and there!
Today’s Quote … “Interesting. So many obvious questions about releasing juvenile records for them versus someone with a juvenile record, same age, who actually did shoot and kill someone.” – Comment following this Lancaster Online article. The same article appears atop page one of today’s LNP – Always Lancaster‘s “trial by media” report.
Another quote … “To anyone who travels 5th street to maple or past: the yellow lines, at the crest of that hill, DO NOT LINE UP!! Stay to the right either direction or you’ll be asking for trouble!!! Not a good job…” – This starts a thread of comments about questionable center line painting at “You know you’re from Columbia PA if… ” facebook page.
- MU costs more – Lancaster Online
- Yesterday’s crime reports – Columbia Police Department CrimeWatch
- Is fracking a health risk? What do you think? “Neighbors with the most exposure to natural gas fracking are nearly twice as likely to suffer from some combination of migraine headaches, chronic nasal and sinus symptoms, and severe fatigue.” – Futurity.org
The first observance of Labor Day was likely on Sept. 5, 1882, when some 10,000 workers assembled in New York City for a parade. The parade inspired similar events across the country, and by 1894 more than half the states were observing a “workingmen’s holiday” on one day or another. Later that year, with Congress passing legislation and President Grover Cleveland signing the bill on June 29, the first Monday in September was designated “Labor Day.” This national holiday is a creation of the labor movement in the late 19th century and pays tribute to the social and economic achievements of American workers. – U.S. Census Bureau –
- The median HH income is far below $94,000 plus and additional 30 or so percent for benefits. Columbia Borough’s median HH income is $43,410.
- The “Partners in Thyme” Herb Club will hold its first meeting of the year. Click for the information.Mary Ellen Graybill’s visit to The Black Olive. Article and photos by Mary Ellen Graybill.
- Thank You for Your Service – Film Documentary –Special Viewing – Pre-National Release – September 15, 2016, 6:30 pm- U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, 950 Soldiers Dr., Carlisle PA 17015 …Our veterans – Twenty suicides a day, hundreds of thousands suffer from what has been called the “Invisible Wounds of War.” Active duty military and veterans struggle with the traumatic effects of combat. It is time, well past time, to frankly discuss the issues, policies, and future needs to support those suffering from a wide variety of mental health problems associated modern warfare. Watch the trailer here: