Legal Links – October 9, 2015
On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog.
- Butt Dialing: With a Vengeance. Following up from our earlier commentary on the privacy implications of butt-dialing, butt dials are in the news again. This time, a new report suggests that 911 dispatchers are wasting a significant amount of time dealing with butt dials, which could cause longer response times for first responders and wasted resources.
- What Kind of Bear is Best? Dwight Schrute thinks that’s a ridiculous question, but Chase Dwello would almost certainly choose any bear aside from a grizzly bear after his experience while hunting in Montana. He stumbled upon a 350-400 pound grizzly and managed to survive an attack thanks to advice from his grandmother. Read more about the wild story here.
- Leaf Peepers Unite! A one-day-only event for leaf peepers (my new favorite term) and common-folk alike: an autumn foliage packed driving tour through scenic Dauphin and Lebanon counties will be held on Sunday, October 18. Read more about the event facilitated by the Pennsylvania Game Commission here: Popular leaf-peeping driving tour through Stony Creek Valley near Harrisburg a go.
- Bourbon Lottery. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is putting on a lottery for 24 barrels of rare bourbon beginning on Tuesday, October 13. If you’re interested in participating in the lottery, you must register at FineWineAndGoodSpirits.com before 11:00 pm on Saturday.
It’s getting cold outside – if you’re looking to stock up on fall and winter reading material, check out over 30,000 books, magazines, audiobooks and more at the Ephrata Public Library Annual Book Sale, opening tonight from 5:30 to 8:30 pm with hours through Wednesday, October 14. More information is available here. Please submit topics or community events for future Legal Links firstname.lastname@example.org.