Today’s news … Saturday, October 22, 2016

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

Today’s quote … “That was pretty disgusting to be honest. What if he had broken his neck out there? You’ve got to have things like this treated right away.” – A high school football coach and father commenting in this Deseret-News (Salt Lake City, UT) article about the need to have transport ambulances at football games.

LEGAL NOTICELEGAL NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Columbia Borough School District Board of Directors, Columbia, PA, will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at 5:30 P.M. … Lancaster Online

  • A citizen told us there ought to be concern about the delay (over 30 minutes) in an emergency medical transport service response to an injured Columbia High School football player a last week’s home game.
  • Columbia Borough School District’s Tom Strickler, director of operations, responded to the issue in an email: “Columbia School District contracts with Columbia QRS for EMT coverage, CPRS for athletic trainer coverage, and we also have a Medical Doctor on the sidelines for emergency medical coverage at all home Football games.  This has been the policy and procedure at Columbia for many years. They have been onsite at all home games. This is a requirement of the school District, Lancaster Lebanon League, District 3, and PIAA, and Columbia complies with this requirement. There are times when very serious injuries occur or the doctor takes extra precautions and requests that Susquehanna Valley Ambulance transports the injured player to a medical facility.”

piaa-guidelinesClearly, Columbia Borough School District is complying with the PIAA’s guidelines

  • The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, Inc. has “guidelines” only for emergency medical transport at it’s Website.
  • FROM ROBERT’S RULES OF ORDER | AN OPINION – We’re not sure why the Columbia Borough School Board vice president called for voting by roll call following each motion at Thursday’s meeting. “The usual method of taking a vote is viva voce (by the voice)” is the rule of Robert’s.
  • “When the vote has been taken so that the chair has no doubt as to the result, and no division is called for, or, if so, the assembly has divided, the chair proceeds to announce, or declare the vote thus: ‘The ayes have it and the resolution is adopted.’” – Robert’s Rules of Order
  • It’s all how you say it and who says it- viva the news release
  •  A shoutout and a facebook testimonial | “Just had our first visit with Dr. Greenberg, Veterinarian on South 16thStreet, Columbia. What a wonderful experience. He is a kind, caring, and down to earth kind of guy. Our 13 year old puppy had her first ever visit with a vet minus all the shaking with anxiety problems. He has such a soothing approach that she never felt threatened or nervous. It was amazing to see just how relaxed she was during the entire visit. Also, his clinic is spotless, attractive and well laid out. His prices are very reasonable, especially when you take into consideration that your ‘man’s best friend’ is actually having a good time. I would highly recommend Dr. Greenberg for your next Vet visit.”

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