June 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

A day to play

Playground supervisor Brendan Garrison, left, looks on as brothers, Noah Gregory, center, and Andrew Gregory, play basketball at the George Weaver Memorial Park (the Uptown Playground), 16th Street, More...

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Correction

In the June 14 edition of The Daily News, an article pertaining to Walker Township stated the township’s second annual Community Day was to be held Saturday, Oct. 3. It should have read Sunday, Oct. 6. Staff writer Jeff Gill regrets the error. More...

Area briefs

Fleck collecting old flags for proper disposal   More...

Valley REC sponsors 14 area students on youth tour to Washington, D.C.

Valley Rural Electric Cooperative is sponsoring 14 high school students on the 2013 Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., June 16-21. More...

World  Free Access 

Lawmakers demanding more info on NSA

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Tuesday lawmakers are worried about the possibility of further disclosures about the government’s sweeping electronic surveillance and the impact that could have on e More...

Military plans would put women in most combat jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military leaders are ready to begin tearing down the remaining walls that have prevented women from holding thousands of combat and special operations jobs near the front lines.  Under details of the plans obtained by The More...

House committee takes up tough immigration bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key committee in the Republican-led House is preparing to cast its first votes on immigration this year, on a tough enforcement-focused measure that Democrats and immigrant groups are protesting loudly.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Solo homers power Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Zack Cozart and Todd Frazier hit upper-deck homers off lefthander Francisco Liriano, and the Cincinnati Reds moved a season-high 15 games over .500 by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 on Monday night.  The Reds (43-28) More...

Scherzer fans 10; Cabrera homers

DETROIT (AP) — Max Scherzer improved to 10-0 and struck out 10, Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and the Detroit Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Monday night.  More...

Vogelsong to have hand re-examined

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong will have his surgically repaired pitching hand re-examined Tuesday with the hope of taking another step to recovery.  More...

People/Pastimes

Mount Union Area Schools Alumni Association hosts banquet

The Mount Union Area Schools Alumni Association (MUASAA) held its 25th annual banquet meeting May 25 at the Mount Union Area High School. Following the social hour, dinner was held in the cafeteria.  More...

Special Occasions

June 18, 2013   Happy birthday wishes go out to Annette Shade of Mapleton who celebrates her birthday today, Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Happy birthday, Annette!   More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, June 19, 2013:  More...

HASB struggles to balance funds

Prior to the Monday night workshop meeting of the Huntingdon Area School Board, the members held a monthly meeting of the finance committee to discuss the budget which must be passed at next week’s school board meeting. More...

Weather puts damper on attendance at Raystown Lake

Those gearing up to spend some time at Raystown Lake so far this season have been thwarted by Mother Nature, thanks to rainy conditions and temperatures not conducive to recreational boating and swimming. More...

New health care law affordability queried

Recent data from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that 42 percent, or about four in 10 Americans, do not know the current status of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare” or simply the “Affordabl More...

State  Free Access 

Gov. signs anti-abortion coverage bill

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania is joining about 20 other states in limiting coverage of abortions under health care insurance policies offered in a federally-run insurance marketplace starting next year under a sweeping federal law.  More...

Pa. high court upholds judge retirement age

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court Monday unanimously rejected a challenge to a constitutional provision that requires judges to retire by the end of the year in which they turn 70.  More...

McDonald’s franchise sued over payroll cards

WILKES-BARRE (AP) — A single mother who worked briefly at a northeastern Pennsylvania McDonald’s franchise is suing the owners after she said she was given a fee-laden debit card and told that she must use it to access her earnings.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Foster Ulrich honored at Good Scout Dinner

75 Years Ago  Mount Union Lodge No. 677 IOOF, accompanied by the Rebekah lodge of Mount Union, will attend memorial services in the First Presbyterian Church of Mount Union. The Rev. Harold G. Keen will bring the message. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, June 18   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...

Local Sports

Spikes open season with 4-2 setback

The State College Spikes dropped a 4-2 decision to the Williamsport Crosscutters Monday night, but celebrated reaching the one million-fan milestone at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park as part of the Opening Night festivities.  More...

Walkoff homer gives Hoss’s 9-8 victory

It was a back and forth fight between the Bafia Builders and Hoss’s Monday evening in the Huntingdon City League. More...

Former WNBA head proposes changes

The WNBA’s first president feels that women’s college basketball needs to make changes if the sport is to grow.  More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Help pay for fireworks display  Editor The Daily News Dear Sir:  More...

Op-ed

Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania

When he ran for governor, the rap on Tom Corbett was that he was not the brightest light in the room. More...

Dancing around the amendments

Whether you think spying is OK or not depends on your relationship to the information being collected.  If you’re on the gathering end, the invasion of someone else’s privacy doesn’t seem like a big deal. More...

Chatter Box

A new reader

The Chatter Box welcomed another reader this week with the birth of our second child, Elliott William Bard. Elliott was born at 9:23 a.m. June 13, at Altoona Regional Health System. More...

Healthy Living

CHILDREN SHARE MORE THAN JUST A CLASSROOM AT SCHOOL

School-aged children spend several hours per day in the classroom in close proximity to one another. That proximity means that, in addition to sharing their time in the classroom, students often share their illnesses.   More...

THE VARIOUS HEALTHY ATTRIBUTES OF SOY MILK

Individuals who have an intolerance to dairy products typically seek out alternatives to enjoy the foods and beverages they like. For example, those who cannot enjoy regular milk in their cereal or coffee often turn to soy milk to .ll the void. More...

Annie's Mailbox

June is PTSD Awareness Month

Dear Annie: As a military war veteran and someone raised in the midst of innercity violence, I have suffered from and learned a great deal about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). More...

Doctor K

Chelation therapy has not been shown to decrease heart disease

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have heart disease. Will chelation therapy help reduce my risk of a heart attack? DEAR READER: That’s a timely question, because a recent study of chelation therapy has generated a lot of interest and debate. More...

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