July 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Gaining an advantage

Non-traditional students look to enhance credentials

Non-traditional students stand to gain an advantage in the labor market by enhancing their education at a local institution of higher education.  Non-traditional students are generally defined as those over the age of 25, in contrast to those pr More...

Laws differ regarding self defense in state

As the terms “stand your ground” and laws regarding self defense become part of the national conversation in the wake of the verdict of the George Zimmerman trial, county residents and those involved with local neighborhood watch groups m More...

State  Free Access 

Records show violations before deadly Pa. collapse

A Philadelphia demolition contractor racked up several violations at the site where a wall collapsed onto an adjacent Salvation Army store, killing six people, according to newly-released records. More...

World  Free Access 

Secret court OKs continued US phone surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret U.S. More...

General News

House passes bill to replace education law

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Friday passed legislation outlining their vision for national educational policy to replace the No Child Left Behind law. More...

US tech earnings weigh on markets

LONDON (AP) — Disappointing earnings from two U.S. technology giants weighed on global markets Friday after a stellar run that has seen Wall Street’s main indexes post a series of all-time highs.  More...

Obama ponders canceling Moscow talks with Putin

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering canceling a fall summit between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, a move that would further aggravate the already tense relationship between the two leaders.& More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Jimenez has halfway lead; Woods one back

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) — The stretching routine that Miguel Angel Jimenez goes through before each round may look a bit ridiculous.  But, it’s sure working out.  More...

Paula Creamer shares top spot

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Paula Creamer hasn’t won an LPGA Tour event in the past three years.  Yet the memories of the times she has triumphed always give her a lift when needed most.  More...

Reds hold off Pirates, win 5-3

CINCINNATI (AP) — Brandon Phillips drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double on Friday night, and Mike Leake got the better of left-hander Francisco Liriano for the third time this season, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-3 victory over More...

Religion News

Woman spiritual leader joins synagogue

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a few weeks, Ruth Balinsky Friedman will move from New York City to her new job at Ohev Sholom synagogue in Northwest Washington, the start of one of the biggest social experiments in modern American Jewish Orthodoxy.  More...

A sacred journey

Bishop Mark Bartchak was among 124 representatives from the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown who participated in an eight-day Diocesan pilgrimage to Rome, Italy. More...

Wedding anniversaries to be honored

The Family Life Office of the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese has announced the scheduling of the Annual Wedding Anniversary Liturgies honoring couples celebrating their 1, 25, 40, 50, 55 and 60+ anniversary within the 2013 calendar year.  More...

Special Sections

Seniors receive lottery proceeds

The Pennsylvania Lottery has released its 2012-2013 fiscal year earnings. The lottery earned $3.69 billion in sales and netted $1.067 billion in revenue for the Lottery Fund, which supports programs benefitting older Pennsylvanians.  More...

Heroin addiction widespread

This is the first part of a twopart series exploring the nature of heroin abuse and treatment options for rehabilitation locally. Part two will be published in a future edition of The Daily News.  More...

Rolling Stone cover causes controversy

When Rolling Stone magazine unveiled its August cover, social media erupted with a backlash the likes of which the magazine had not seen since 1970. More...

PennDOT work schedule for the week of July 22

Warren W. Rourke, county maintenance manager of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, announced the list of improvements and maintenance operations scheduled in Huntingdon County during the week of July 22-26.   More...

Local News

Council of government informed about emergency coordinators

Since it became a state mandate in 1978, local municipalities, mainly townships, continue to find it difficult to fill the role of township emergency management coordinator. More...

Saxton Community Library

We would like to remind everyone of our hours. We are open Monday and Wednesday 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 2:30-7:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are closed Fridays and Sundays. More...

ABATE helps Home Nursing

Jim Foster, far right, legislative coordinator of the Huntingdon County Highlands Chapter of ABATE, recently presented Home Nursing Agency Hospice, Huntingdon, with a $500 donation. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, July 20   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623.  Sunday, July 21   More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon wins final game 4-3

Area Five 13-14 Teener Tournament:

The rematch was between Huntingdon and Mount Union in the 13-14 year-old Area 5 VFW Teener League All-Star Tournament was just as good if not better than the first meeting. More...

Tejeda powers Curve to 7-4 win over Erie

The Altoona Curve used a mid-game surge to overcome an early deficit against the Erie SeaWolves and win 7-4 in front of 7,623 at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

People/Pastimes

Mill Creek couple marks 55 years of marriage

Jerry and Donna Yoder of Mill Creek celebrate 55 years of marriage today, Saturday, July 20, 2013.  They were united in marriage at the Mill Creek Methodist Church by the late Rev. More...

Local couple celebrates 45th wedding anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Gary and Linda (Johnson) Holland of Hartslog Valley, who celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary today, Saturday, July 20, 2013. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Bridget Jade Hileman who turned 1 year old Saturday, June 29, 2013. Her proud parents are Michael and Jennifer Hileman of Claysburg. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Help the children

Dear Annie: My 32-yearold sister, “Ashley,” got herself into trouble. From my earliest memories, she has always lied. She recently got out of drug rehab, but it doesn’t seem to have helped.  More...

Doctor K

Eye drops, artificial tears can treat mild keratitis

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have keratitis, for which my doctor has prescribed antibiotic eye drops. How did I get this? How can I avoid it in the future?  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 11:07 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Sun will be in Leo and the Moon will be in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, July 22, 2013:  More...

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