Friday’s news items, part 2 [no racism here; youth will be served, Peaceful Protest & more] – 7/10/2020

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In November | “Senior Citizens Will Be the ‘Deciding Factor’ in 2020 Election”Salena Zito column

Youth arrives | as Hempfield’s new football coach George Eager will be youngest football coach in L-L League Lancaster Online

Paycheck Protection Plan | Recipients in Lancaster County are listed in this Lancaster Online article.

There’s no racism here | Often seen in social media posts, yet Manheim’s taking a realistic approach as “nearly dozen Manheim Central graduates, students and parents who met with district Superintendent Peter J. Aiken, school resource officer Adam Webb and borough Mayor Scot Funk this week to discuss ways to eliminate racism at the district, which is 84% white.” And this is awesome: “Funk, Manheim’s mayor, organized the meeting. Funk said he appreciated students and parents speaking out about what they’ve experienced, which he called ‘brave and courageous.'”

“’I think there is racism, and I think a lot of people don’t realize,’” he said, adding that many white people don’t understand the statements or actions they make are offensive.” – Lancaster Online

“We don’t want to turn into America.” | A line in this letter-to-the-editor in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster.

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Worth reading | This Bitter Southerner article devoted to Breonna Taylor is about “The names of many Black women are often lost to history.”  We’ve been advised that “Saturday’s Peaceful Protest slated from 2 to 4 pm contains the incorrect address. The Peaceful Protest will be at Makle Park. The Borough lists the address for Makle Park as 555 – 600 Avenue N on its Borough Zoning Map.” This venue was confirmed by a source who wished to remain anonymous.

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