Thursday’s news items, part 2 [legal notices; Vol’s football legend dies; delinquent taxes & more] – 6/4/2020

legal notice

Published today | This legal notice is in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster; but it’s not showing up at the Columbia Borough Website. Another one at the Borough Website (concerning the meeting dates for the Board of Health appears at the Borough Website — but we’ve not seen it appear in the publication of record.

UT mourns | “Tennessee mourns the loss of Johnny Majors” University of Tennessee Website

June 2020 Delinquent Tax Report – (Amounts are NOT certified. Total due is subject to change. Interest accrues monthly on the first day of a new month.)

linked? | “Police Unions And Civilian Deaths”NPR

trusted sources of information | Covid-19


Seriously! | “Trump’s photo with his loyalists was a vulgar mess. And Ivanka brought a handbag.”The Washington Post – a perspective

“The LAPD’s total annual budget is $1.86 billion – yeah, it can be cut! | “As peaceful protests continue, LAPD budget could be cut by up to $150 million to reinvest in communities of color.”The Los Angeles Times


our new favorite ice cream brand |“Ben & Jerry’s calls on Americans to combat white supremacy in a blistering statement building on its multiyear campaign against racial inequality” – – Business Insider




  1. In the following article is this quote from a Chicago area school Superintendent:

    “One of the many things keeping me up at night is, how are we providing education to those who most need it?”

    So it appears education is just another welfare benefit that Is doled out based on some bureaucrats perception of who needs or deserves it.

    I think the SOB needs to stay up nights and figure out what education really is.

    • Agree with you fully. This pandemic has done more to identify and demonstrate the inequity of lots of systems than coasting along acting like everything is perfect could ever do.

      Very much Appreciate your sharing the article, too. Read it a couple times. Not sure we have answers. Online education can be great IF there’s online access for everyone. IF the educational system and supports are there. Supports might be construed as administrators, teachers and other “support persons.”

      But a primary support system has to be the home environment and encouraging parents, grandparents, neighbors, siblings and others.

      It ain’t a simple problem, is it?

  2. Kids are learning every day many things they will need later in life. Yes, “school work” is important, but during this time, they can learn much they would ordinarily miss by being locked up in the prison of school. Consider that in Sweden children to not start school until the age of seven, because it is considered more important for them to learn other things before that age.

    Also, with this administration’s education secretary bent on privatizing all schools, we must demand that education for the many should be public. We all know that in the US little money goes to education. Taxpayer’s refuse to have the rates increased for the benefit of the education of their children. WTF is that all about?

  3. Columbia has the highest school tax rate in Lancaster county and among the highest in the state. It is among the fifty poorest performing districts in the state. There is no correlation between fillers spent and educational outcome.

    Remember Jessie Ventura? He was elected governor by posing the question of what hundreds of millions of dollars had done to improve education. This was 25 years ago and is still a valid question today.

    I don’t have answers to what should happen but I can make a good guess as to what will. As we move more and more towards rationing ‘education,’ students that are above ‘grade level’ will be the ones to suffer. The further above, the less public resources they will be offered.

    I have first hand experience working with gifted students in public school and can tell you this is already the case. To advocate for increased funding for gifted programs, is the equivalent of seeking “tax cuts for the wealthy” in the eyes of both the public and most educators. Of course, these same educators consider education, of all sorts, as simply vocational training.

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