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Lancaster City Morning Buzz: Thursday, 5 December

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Stop by the Lancaster Public Library today and make your holiday wreath. Trish Snyder, of Trish’s Flowers, will lead you in making a wreath to take home using fresh greens and embellishments. The program is at 6 p.m. The registration fee covers the instruction and all materials. Register at The Library is located at 125 N Duke Street

Lancaster will be under a fog most of the morning commute hours. The National Weather Service (NWS) predicts rain tonight through Friday night before it changes or mixes with wet snow. A light accumulation of snow or sleet is possible at that time. Lancaster may see snow on Sunday as well.

The School District of Lancaster is busy today. King Elementary School is holding its Winter Concert. Wheatland Middle School is holding its Spelling Bee today. Good luck, students! McCaskey East will host a Dinner with the District Leaders at 5:30 p.m. tonight at the school. Tonight, beginning at 7 p.m., is also Pride Night at JP McCaskey High School.

Franklin & Marshall College’s Department of Music presents its Flute, Clarinet & Oboe Studios Recital tonight. The 7 p.m. event is open to the public. It will be in the Ann & Richard Barshinger Center for Musical Arts.

Second Hand Suits are performing at Tellus360 tonight. The Lancaster-based jazz/folk/blues band returns to Tellus360 after having released Get What I Got. The performance will be at 9 p.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.) and is open to all ages. Tellus360 is located at 24 East King Street.

Cylo is selling trees this evening. Cylo’s Holiday Tree Farm will be open at the Clipper Stadium from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Lancaster Barnstormer’s team store will also be open.

Around the Nation:

Officials – both school and public health officials - are keeping an eye on UC Santa Barbara students after four students contracted meningitis, reports Aljazeera America. One student, Aaron Loy, had to have both his feet amputated due to the illness. His daily progress can be followed on the Caring Bridge website.

An elementary school in North Philadelphia was built on the grounds of the former Odd Fellows Cemetery. The unusual aspect of this news is that water department workers dug up graves and skulls while excavating the playground. NBC 10 reports that Philadelphia Police are securing the scene until the Historical Society examines the scene today.

Around the World:

Yesterday, Lancaster City Buzz included news of stolen radioactive material in Mexico. The Associated Press had reported that the theft occurred in Tepojaco and the load was described as “extremely dangerous.” Early this morning Aljazeera American reported that the truck and the radioactive material has been found. It is believed the thieves did not know what exactly they had stolen and they did crack the protective case. By doing so, they exposed themselves to what is believed to be a fatal dose.

Former presidents of Ukraine are supporting the mass protests, reports BBC. They – Leonid Kravchuk, Leonid Kuchma, Victor Yushchenko and the hundreds of protestors – are upset with the current government which decided not to sign an association agreement with the EU.

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