Thursday, January 31, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Mayor Leo Lutz of Columbia provided a copy of borough policy, which says stray dogs are held temporarily at the borough shed. If a dog's owner is not identified within four hours, dogs are taken to Columbia Animal Hospital for care.
"After 48 hours, if the dog is still in the care of the Columbia Animal Hospital and an owner has not been identified, the canine will be euthanized and cremated," the policy states.
"It is not the borough's intent to euthanize animals, but to find them homes," Lutz added. "This procedure is to give guidelines for operation. We will make every attempt to find a home for the animal," including efforts to find foster care beyond the initial 48 hours while an owner is sought.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
More info - Susquehanna River not on impaired list, but Boat Commission, anglers, environmentalists say it should be
Monday, January 28, 2013
Hang in there, Mountville Motor Sales and Royer's Flowers and Gifts. We need you!
DEP Secretary Provides Update on Susquehanna River, Waterways | The Susquehanna is not impaired | WPMT FOX43
Go HERE for a previous article on the health of the Susquehanna.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
I've heard tales of how, during some severe winters in the 1950s, guys would drive cars - on the ice - across to Wrightsville.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
More on the LCB ripoff - CEO of Liquor Control Board set to retire, become a consultant on your tax money - CW 15
Hundreds of Lancaster County residents join March For Life in Washington in protest of legalized abortion
Columbia woman attends rally in Washington.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The worst thing about winter, though - besides heating bills, dead batteries, and frozen pipes - is there's no one to blame it on. I can't point the finger of shame (frozen though it may be) at those rotten Republicans in Congress, or big banks, or the CIA, or the military-industrial complex. Which makes one frustrated, as well as cold. My main recourse is to bitch and grumble to whomever will listen, and no one will, not voluntarily anyway, and I don't blame them.
This morning, we got a dusting of snow, just enough to be a nuisance. Tomorrow - more snow? Who knows? Certainly not the local weathermen. I hate that false certitude they toss at us, as if anyone could predict the future. How can they finagle and lie so often and still keep their jobs? As I've said elsewhere, every weather forecast should include the disclaimer, "For entertainment purposes only. Not to be taken seriously."
I love it when they give us the odds of precipitation, as in "There's a 40% chance of rain next Monday." If it rains, they're covered. If it doesn't, they're right, too. That kind of prediction is meaningless. One could name any percentage of probability about anything and still claim to be right. I could say there's a 99% chance of a zombie apocalypse tomorrow. If it doesn't happen, I can say there was a 1% chance against it and I'm right after all.
All that aside, we're left with the simple (and sad) fact that frigid weather is here. We're right dead-center in the dead of winter, and there's nothing we can do to change it, or hurry it along. No way to say, "I hate to cut this short, but I have things to do."
We're going to have to dig in, hunker down, and wait it out.
Old Man Winter is definitely messin' with us, and he is one nasty, old bastard.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Birds in bare trees try to out-lament each other by chirping and squawking about who's coldest.
I'm down at the tracks. A Norfolk Southern train rumbles by, screaming so loudly it hurts my ears. I place my hands over my earmuffs.
I wonder what's in those train cars. If a train ever derails, toxic chemicals could escape from a ruptured tank car and kill everyone in their sleep up to 3rd Street and beyond. Hopefully, one of the cars will also leak nitrous oxide so everyone can die laughing.
Three hawks and an eagle? Take this guy's gun away! Oh wait, someone did. Let's hope it's permanent.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Yeah, but what took so long, Penn State?
You got caught big time, so now you're gonna comply.
Someone needs to dig deep and find out how many other cases were covered up.