December 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

A sign of snow

It may feel out of place now, but a large snowman made of round bales of hay/straw which greets motorists along Raystown Road (Route 26) in the village of Cherrytown in Hopewell Township should feel More...

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N.Y. firefighters’ killer mapped out plan for slayings

WEBSTER, N.Y. More...

Snowstorm heads east after South twisters; three dead

MOBILE, Ala. More...

Top business story in 2012: Sluggish global economy

By The Associated Press This would be the year when the global economy finally regained its vigor. At least that’s what many had hoped. It didn’t happen. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Dec. 26   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

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Reserves spark Clippers’ win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jamal Crawford led a dominant performance by the Los Angeles reserves with 22 points, and the Clippers beat the Denver Nuggets 112-100 on Tuesday night, extending their franchise-record winning streak to 14 games.  More...

Seattle is loud!

Litke Column:

That dull roar still rumbling between your ears a day later is not your imagination.  It’s the echo from the 49ers- Seahawks game Sunday night, when an already notoriously loud hometown crowd outdid itself. How?  More...

Arizona swats away SDSU 68-67

HONOLULU (AP) — San Diego State coach Steve Fisher has been around long enough to have experienced plenty of tough losses.  This one was particularly difficult to digest.  More...

Chatter Box

A white Christmas of sorts

It was a white Christmas of sorts. Monday’s blanket of snow was just enough to make the scenery resemble something from a Christmas card.  More...

Healthy Living

HEALTHY LIVING

Food Safety Measures That Can Prevent Illness

Diet and exercise are synonymous with a healthy lifestyle. When coupled with routine exercise, a healthy diet is even more effective at sustaining long-term health. More...

Psoriatic Arthritis Affects Many People

People who suffer from psoriasis or have a family history of this skin condition may be at risk for psoriatic arthritis, a serious disease that causes extensive swelling and joint pain. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Adding spice to pumpkin pie

Dear Heloise: I read your column every day in the (Rochester, Minn.) Post-Bulletin. I know you printed a recipe for PUMPKIN PIE SPICE, but I lost it. Could you please reprint it? — Anna F. in Minnesota  More...

Medical center receives eviction

It was learned late last week the Broad Top Area Medical Center has received an eviction notice to vacate the Huntingdon Family Practice office by Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. More...

Officials: Abuse laws need increased

A new report released by the Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, a child advocacy group, called the “State of Child Welfare” says it should guard against weakening of efforts to report child abuse in addition to handling child abuse c More...

EPA-certified stoves equal more efficient fire

There are some benefits to burning wood as a source of heat. Wood stoves and fireplaces provide a unique warmth, but they also can be the source of problems, especially if the chimneys or flues are not cleaned properly.  More...

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Struggling Jewish museum strives for broad appeal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The National Museum of American Jewish History, whose enormous new facility on Independence Mall opened with much optimism and fanfare two years ago, is struggling to find its voice and its audience. More...

Marcellus natural gas production expanded in 2012

PITTSBURGH (AP) — This year was one of new records and new questions for the boom in Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling.  Previous doubts about the size of the vast resource were mostly put to rest, as data showed that the Marcellus beca More...

Pot proponents buoyed by legalization votes

HARRISBURG (AP) — Some advocates of repealing or relaxing Pennsylvania’s anti-marijuana laws say they are encouraged by referendum votes to legalize recreational use of the drug in Colorado and Washington state, but Gov. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Fire devastates Newburg home

75 Years Ago  More...

MUFC requests box change

During his report to the Shirley Township Board of Supervisors Thursday evening, Jeff Harman, public information officer for the Mount Union Volunteer Fire Co., told the board the fire company is looking to change the fire box calls within the depart More...

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OUTDOOR DIARY

January Happenings

During the past few weeks, most local residents have enjoyed a hectic, busy schedule. Nevertheless, with the holiday season soon to become history, our individual lifestyles should return to a more normal status.  More...

People/Pastimes

Transform the bedroom into a functional retreat

In today’s busy, on-the-go world, having a haven to come home to is a must. More...

Game day warm up

Bold, flavorful chili is the ultimate game day grub, offering hearty portions to feed a hungry crowd and personalized toppings to suit every palate. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Kyler James Spurlin who turns 5 years old today, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. He is the son of Fred Jr. and Tammy Spurlin of Alexandria. His proud grandparents are James and Yalonda Russler of Alexandria and Fred Sr. More...

Annie's Mailbox

You have changed the rules midstream

Dear Annie: I have been dating “Stan” for five years. We are both in our 60s. When we started dating, I was absolutely certain that I did not want to get married. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Gemini if born before 12:06 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012:  More...

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