Today’s news … Wednesday, October 12, 2015

Today’s news and information gleanings from here and there.

Today’s quote … “… it is telling that [the FCC] found no problematic policy or intentional wrongdoing, but just isolated errors or customer confusion. We agree those issues should be fixed and are pleased to put this behind us and proceed with these customer service-enhancing changes.”- From this FOX43-TV report on Comcast’s fine administered by the Federal Communications Commission for overcharging Customers. [NOTE: Comcast’s statement continues, “blah, blah, blah, blah …”]


  • Did Columbia make it into the MUNICIPAL BRIEFS today? NOPE!

naacp-eventCraig Stedman, Lancaster County’s district attorney, was one of the 100 or so people who attended last night’s NAACP-hosted series of meetings involving community members and law enforcement officers.

  • Columbia’s mayor, Leo Lutz welcomed the meeting participants to the meeting which consisted of remarks by representatives of the NAACP’s Lancaster County branch and others. Meeting participants assembled around small group tables and were challenged to identify and address issues related to assigned topics. Among the issues were: community policing; citizen review boards and “recommendations for changes in police practices developed through meetings with community members, police and public officials over the past two months.”
  • “To change things, you have to show up,” Ismail Smith-Wade-El, public relations chair, NAACP, Lancaster Branch, reinforced. The audience composition at last night’s meeting was overwhelmingly represented by law enforcement officers from departments across Lancaster County. Perhaps fewer than 20 citizens attended. Another event as this one will be held in Lancaster; the date and venue will be announced.


  • Yep, the bridge is closed!

  • “On Thursday, October 27th the Columbia Market House will be open from 4pm to 8pm in conjunction with Columbia’s Annual Mardi Gras Parade. The market house currently has 20 regular standholders and is planning to have 9 additional guest vendors this night, which will be from Tastefully Simple, Purple Carnation Creations, Origami Owl, Premier Design, Avon, etc. Check our website and our Facebook Page for further information. – SOURCE: news release

gender-divideElection Update: Women Are Defeating Donald


Does Trump need this guy’s support? Likely not, because this “leader(?)” isn’t a real leader.“Paul Ryan Ignores the Wells Fargo fraud scandal and instead accusing Dodd-Frank of killing free checking accounts” –

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