More Wednesday’s news, part 2 [Trebek in jeopardy; political terror time; weekend events & more] – 10/3/2018

Homophobia USA | “U.S. Halts Visas For Diplomats’ Same-Sex Partners If They’re Not Married”NPR

Politics may be theatric, but a game show, it ain’t. | “EDITORIAL: The Pennsylvania gubernatorial debate is not the place for ‘Jeopardy!’”The Daily Collegian


Here it comes! | A month long series of political idiocy manifested in letters-to-the-editor has begun. The same old wingnut submitters will be torch carrying about their favorites and exhorting us to vote their way.

Mockery | Part of the office (now that it’s a mockery) – The Washington Post

“pot-calling” mockery, part II | “what someone with five Vietnam deferments said about someone else with five Vietnam deferments” The Washington Post

my (lie) way | “I built what I built myself.” – Nonsense, says The New York Times editorial.

For Sale | These commercial properties in ColumbiaLoopNet

Meeting Agenda posted | Columbia Borough School District Board of Directors Thursday meeting

This weekend | Apple Festival – at Haldeman Mansion on Saturday. • Bridge Bust – In Columbia on the Bridge on Saturday • Tower to Town raceIn Lebanon County on Saturday • 

mardigras2Columbia’s Halloween parade

Bad Call | “Penn State Police send State Police helicopter to break up tailgate”The Daily Collegian

Arrested for bad things during the fracas | “taunting of police animal, resisting arrest, failure to disperse and disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness”Penn Live

In Palmyra | Three borough employees – all members of the highway/public works department dedicated to refuse collection – resigned.The Lebanon Daily News

One-third of U.S. adults eat fast food on a given day | That’s according “to new numbers released this morning by the CDC. Between 2013 and 2016, an estimated 45 percent of adults ages 20 to 39 ate fast food on a given day, compared to 24 percent of adults age 60 and older. Fast food consumption also grew more common as family income levels went up — 42 percent of higher-income adults chowed down on fast food in a given day, compared to 32 percent of lower-income adults.” – STAT: Morning Rounds


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