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Lancaster City Morning Buzz: Sunday, 8 December

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Franklin & Marshall girls basketball faced off with Bryn Mawr yesterday. There the F&M girls clipped the wings off the Owls. Jessica Dowicz led the Diplomats in scoring with 14 points. Caroline Studnicky had a career-high 10 rebounds and Sam Plunkett netted five assists.

The 300 Block of North Queen Street in Downtown Lancaster will hold their Holiday Open House today from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. While you are out and about, stop in at Carmen & David’s Creamery. They will be serving from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. today. Many Downtown businesses are open today for your holiday shopping and relaxation. Dog Star Books and Gallery are open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Art&Glassworks will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. After your shopping, stop in at the Tellus360 bar. They will be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

This evening, at 7:30 p.m., the Lancaster County Junior Orchestra and Youth Symphony will perform at F&M’s Barshinger Hall. The concert is open to the public. There is no set admission; however, donations will be accepted.

Lancaster is under a Winter Weather Advisory from 1 p.m. today through 10 am Monday. The forecast has changed numerous times but all sources seem to agree that we will see some snow and some ice and some freezing rain. Roads may be slick at some points. Temperatures will be in the upper 20 to low 30s.

Cylo will be braving the anticipated storm today at Cylo’s Holiday Tree Farm. The Christmas tree lot will be open today from noon to 5 p.m. in the Clipper Magazine Stadium’s front parking lot. The Barnstormers’ team store will also be open, offering seasonal merchandise, stadium gift cards and special holiday ticket packages.

Around the Nation:

In his weekly address yesterday, President Obama said Congress should extend unemployment benefits for the 1.3 million people who are due to loose that compensation at the end of the year. He called the unemployment compensation “a vital economic lifeline.”

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett attended the 72nd Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony yesterday at the State Capital at which he honored Pennsylvania residents Major Hank Heim, Lyle Koenig, Charles Boyer, Donald Conner and Isaac George, who all survived the attack that claimed the lives of more than 2,400 military service personnel.

Flags across the nation flew at half mast yesterday in remembrance of Peal Harbor Day. President Obama did issue a proclamation recognizing National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. In that proclamation he ordered all flags fly at half mast yesterday (7 December). Flags though will continue to fly at half mast until sunset on Monday, 9 December in memory of Nelson Mandela. President Obama had ordered a proclamation recognizing the memory of former South African leader Nelson Mandela.

Around the World:

The world continues to mourn and remember Nelson Mandela. Today, according to AllAfrica.com, is the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance. President and Mrs. Obama are expected to attend Mandela’s funeral Tuesday in Johannesburg, as will many world leaders.

Violence continues in Iraq. Reuters reports the most recent car bomb exploded in the predominantly Shi'ite Muslim district of Bayaa in Baghdad. This one killed seven people and injured 14. Overall, at least 30 people were killed Sunday.

Russia launched an Inmarsat-5F1 telecommunications satellite Sunday, according to The Voice of Russia. The satellite was produced by Boeing Satellite Systems, a US company.

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