March 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

PRIDE gives opportunity to ride high

For Peter Rockwell, a Huntingdon man who has dealt with a lifelong brain injury and accompanying physical and cognitive disabilities, little in life can be taken for granted. More...

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Area briefs

Kiwanis to sponsor Easter egg hunt and parade   More...

Weather postpones school board meetings

Monday’s snowstorm led three area school districts to postpone evening board meetings.  Huntingdon Area School District has postponed its regular board meeting until 6:30 p.m. More...

Police Log

Crashes   More...

World  Free Access 

Nev. training explosion kills seven N.C. unit Marines

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven Marines from a North Carolina unit were killed and several injured in a training accident at the Hawthorne Army Depot in western Nevada, the Marine Corps said Tuesday.  The cause of the accident shortly before 10 p. More...

Monitoring your kids on Facebook? That’s so 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) — Relieved your kids aren’t posting embarrassing messages and goofy self-portraits on Facebook? They’re probably doing it on Instagram and Snapchat instead.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Bracket Racket

Welcome to Bracket Racket, the one-stop shopping place for all your NCAA tournament needs If you have any unfinished business related to the tournament, you might want to get started on it now.  More...

Baylor wraps up top seed

If that NCAA women’s tournament bracket looks familiar, it should.  Baylor, Connecticut, Notre Dame and Stanford all earned No. More...

Lions headed to Baton Rouge

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State is headed back to familiar territory for the NCAA tournament.  A No. More...

People/Pastimes

Oneida District Boy Scouts

Members of the Oneida District Boy Scouts challenged each other to a first aid competition March 16 at the Juniata Valley High School, Alexandria. More...

Local students inducted into honor society

The Omicron Pi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for the two-year College at Allegany College of Maryland recently held its spring 2013 induction ceremony on the Cumberland campus.  Local students inducted into the honor More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Owen Lee Yoder who turns 2 years old today, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. His proud parents are Jason and Alicia Yoder of McVeytown. Owen is the grandson of Allen Leidy Sr. and Virginia Krause of Blacklog Valley, J. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Some kids are reluctant to display affection

Dear Annie: I have a question about forced touching. Let’s say an 8-year-old doesn’t want to hug her uncle or give Grandma a kiss. Do you force the kid to do it? Do you badger, threaten and make a fuss? More...

Special Sections

Landmarks Inc. deal aids theater

The Huntingdon Cinema’s Clifton 5 just got another piece of good news this week that will help ensure the theater won’t close its doors like 800 other small theaters across the U.S. More...

Number of thefts increasing in area

Lately it seems thefts and burglaries are a common theme in The Daily News’ Police Log. As it turns out, according to state police Sgt. More...

Communication can prevent teen drug use

While being incommunicative, withdrawn and irritable may seem typical hallmarks of adolescence, those behaviors may signal a deeper problem, such as substance abuse.  More...

Social worker refusal delays MU man’s trial

A licensed social worker who counseled the victim in the case against Mount Union resident Mark Morningstar is refusing to release documents from the counseling sessions to the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas, delaying the start of Morningsta More...

State  Free Access 

Doc disputes ‘killings’ at Philly abortion clinic

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After two years under a gag order, a Philadelphia abortion provider got his chance to answer charges that he killed a female patient and seven babies as his capital murder trial began.  More...

PSU trustees disagree on board changes

HARRISBURG (AP) — Two Penn State University trustees testifying before state lawmakers disagreed over whether the size of the board should be reduced.  The Centre Daily Times says trustees James Broadhurst and Anthony Lubrano appeared befo More...

Pastor gets life sentence for killing second wife

STROUDSBURG (AP) — A former Pennsylvania pastor was sentenced Monday to life in prison without parole in the fatal bludgeoning of his second wife in 2008.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, March 19   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

Editorial

Perceived paranoia

The slide down the slippery slope of big government has certainly gotten the attention of The Daily News readers, as evidenced by the letters in the March 12, 2013, issue.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Reaching for middle, pulled to edges

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a bipartisan spectacle, one served up for Americans craving cooperation in an era of divided government and persistent gridlock.  More...

Chatter Box

Spring is just a day away

Mother Nature is at it again, delivering an unpredictable month of March. The snow on the ground might be deceiving, but spring is just a day away. For a month or so now, folks have been chattering about the signs of spring. More...

Healthy Living

DINING OUT CAN STILL BE HEALTHY

Men and women with an eye on shedding a few extra pounds might feel as though dining out is a luxury their waistlines simply cannot afford. But many restaurants recognize their customers’ growing desire for healthier fare.  More...

ARE EXPIRED MEDICATIONS STILL SAFE?

It is 2 a.m. and that cough and stuffy nose you have been battling is still keeping you up. You reach for the nighttime cold relief medicine only to .nd it expired a few months ago. More...

Doctor K

Electrical firestorm occurs during epileptic seizure

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have a friend with epilepsy. Can you explain what happens in her brain?  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces if born before 4:02 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Sun will be in Aries. The Moon is in Cancer all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, March 20, 2013:  More...

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