February 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Alexandria tax rate retained

During a nearly three-hour meeting Monday night, members of Alexandria Borough Council unanimously voted to keep the municipality’s occupational privilege tax rate the same in 2014.  The rate will remain at 5.5 mills.  Also Monday, co More...

New members added to Mapleton Council

At its monthly meeting Monday evening, Mapleton Borough Council swore in two new members.  More...

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Local News

Shirley Temple, iconic child star, dies at 85

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, has died, according to publicist Cheryl Kagan. She was 85.  More...

Tussey board members discuss drain problems

Meeting in a brief work session Monday night, the Tussey Mountain School Board discussed options for correcting a clogged drain problem at the Defiance Elementary Center.  More...

Saxton Council members consider water tank renovations

Saxton Borough Council learned Monday evening a recommendation will be made at its Monday, March 10, meeting to consider making renovations to a 50-year-old water storage tank. The renovations could cost $300,000.  More...

General News

Experts increasingly contemplate end of smoking

ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials have begun to predict the end of cigarette smoking in America.  They have long wished for a cigarette-free America, but shied away from calling for smoking rates to fall to zero or near zero by any particula More...

FDA reconsiders safety of common pain pills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health experts are taking a second look this week at the heart safety of pain medications used by millions of Americans to treat arthritis and other everyday aches and pains.  More...

Caffeine common in kids, young adults; mainly soda

CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly 3 out of 4 U.S. children and young adults consume at least some caffeine, mostly from soda, tea and coffee. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Canada’s Howell earns gold

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — The lasting image of freestyle skiing pioneer Sarah Burke is her everpresent smile, the one that helped inspire kids across Canada to slap on their skis and open their minds.  In an event that Burke’s More...

How US Olympians fared Monday

By The Associated Press ALPINE SKIING Women’s Super Combined Final Ranking (Downhill; Slalom in parentheses)  More...

Huntingdon teams swept by Richland

Huntingdon came out on the short end of a sweep at the hands of Richland Monday evening at the University of Pittsburgh- Johnstown’s SportsCenter. More...

People/Pastimes

Charitable group to meet

The members of 100+ Women Who Care will hold their quarterly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. More...

Student News

Local woman recognized for academic achievement   Linzy Brumbaugh of Alexandria, an accounting major, has been named to the Central Penn College dean’s list for the summer 2013 term.  To qualify for the designation, a student must car More...

Births

Eric and Stacey (McDonald) Bowser of Saxton are proud to announce the birth of their son, Eli Thomas Bowser, at 7:54 p.m. Feb. 7, 2014, at UPMC Altoona. At birth, Eli weighed 8 pounds, 8.5 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. More...

Annie's Mailbox

This sounds like an emotional attachment

Dear Annie: A few years ago, my wife went out of town for a conference. A month after she returned, I was on our computer and noticed that she hadn’t logged out of her email. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Cancer if born before 11:15 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014:  More...

Winter driving requires caution

This winter has dished out a wide variety of driving conditions for local motorists to tackle, making even the simplest dash to the store an excursion fraught with danger, and the season isn’t even over yet.  More...

HAMS principal to resign

Huntingdon Area Middle School principal Brian Pelka has informed the Huntingdon Area School Board of his resignation from his position. The board announced Pelka’s resignation during Monday night’s monthly workshop meeting.  More...

CATA program designed to aid commuters

The rising price of gas continues to make operating a vehicle an expensive venture, but programs offered by the Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA), State College, may alleviate some of the pinch for commuters from Huntingdon County.  More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Beer float, anyone? Yuengling’s Ice Cream returns

POTTSVILLE (AP) — Breyers, Ben & Jerry’s, Edy’s and Yuengling’s: Which thing is not like the others?  Trick question. They all make ice cream.  More...

Corbett scales back goal in pension overhaul

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

Delaware court to handle Philly newspaper sale

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Feuding owners of Philadelphia’s two largest newspapers must dissolve the company in Delaware, where they incorporated two years ago, a judge has ruled.  The ruling is a victory for majority owner George Norcross, More...

Local Sports

Trojans rout Knights 66-10

The Mount Union wrestling team completed its regular season schedule on a four-match winning streak. More...

Valley wins ICC North title

Juniata Valley put itself in a position to possibly give up the Inter-County Conference North Division title after a bad stretch of games. More...

Mount Union tops Bulldogs

A strong defensive effort in the first half put the Mount Union boys’ basketball team in position to win its rematch with Claysburg-Kimmel 57-49 in an Inter-County Conference North match up at Claysburg Monday night.  More...

Editorial

Reduce the greed

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

What is state committee?

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

I shudder

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  Reality kicks in when I question the likelihood of the return of King George III, Adolf Hitler or Joseph Stalin. However, their mind sets and perhaps even actions are increasingly evident.  More...

Chatter Box

Crazy winter weather

This winter weather gets a little crazier each week. Where can you get a low of 6 degrees (forecasted for tonight), a possible snow storm and then a high of near 40 (forecasted for Friday) all in one week? More...

Healthy Living

MEMORY LOSS IS NOT AN AUTOMATIC SIDE EFFECT OF AGING

No one, regardless of age, is immune to random bouts of memory loss. More...

SIMPLE WAYS TO COMBAT INSOMNIA

Men and women who experience trouble sleeping may .nd that their inability to get a good night’s rest affects every aspect of their daily life. More...

DID YOU KNOW

Narcolepsy is a neurological sleep disorder characterized by irregular patterns in rapid eye movement, or REM, sleep and signi.cant disruptions of the normal sleep/wake cycle. More...

Doctor K

Lasik surgery can offer dramatic improvements in vision

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve just scheduled LASIK surgery. Can you explain what will happen during the procedure?  More...

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