March 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Jay Paterno guest of Democrats

The local Democratic Party had several big names on its speakers list for the annual “Dessert with Democrats” function held at the Comfort Inn in Huntingdon Saturday. More...

Special Sections

Local News

Mount Union indoor percussion brings home twin wins

The Mount Union Area Junior and Senior Indoor Percussion Ensembles both emerged first place winners this past Saturday at a competition held at Forrest Hills High School in Sidman, Cambria County. More...

Area brief

Bowl For Kids Sake Community Day set for April 1

HUNTINGDON CO. — Summer hasn’t seemed so far away over the past few weeks, with one beautiful day following the next. More...

Police Log

PFA violation NEWTON HAMILTON — State police at Lewistown say charges of violating a protection from abuse order have been filed against Shawn Prough, 37, Mifflintown. More...

World  Free Access 

Toddler disappears from Arkansas scout camp

HARDY, Ark. (AP) — Rescue crews are searching for a 3-yearold boy who went missing from a Boy Scout camp in northeastern Arkansas. Arkansas State Police say Caleb Linn has not been seen since Saturday morning. More...

Local Sports

Garman gets NFFCHF scholarship

Huntingdon linebacker/fullback Taylor Garman was one of 16 football players to be awarded a $1,000 scholarship last evening at the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Central Pennsylvania Chapter dinner held last evening. More...

Yoder/Brown team wins tourney

Leif Brown and Brittany Yoder teamed to roll a 1298 and finish 20 pins ahead of their closest competitors in the Junior/ Adult Bowling Tournament held over the weekend at Holiday Bowl in Mill Creek. More...

Juniata Spring Sports Round-up

Juniata College found out first hand why Moravian College is the top team in the Landmark Conference Sunday at Langdon-Goodale Field. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

THIS BUSY LITTLE BEE IS 3! Happy birthday to Talia Belle Whitesel who turns 3 years old today, Monday, March 26, 2012. Her proud parents are Curt and Emily Whitesel of Mount Union. More...

Happy Birthday

TIME TO SHINE, SHE’S 9! Happy birthday to Sydney A. Dunlap who turns 9 years old today, Monday, March 26, 2012. Sydney is the daughter of Denise M. Dunlap and the late Brian W. Dunlap. More...

Happy Birthday

LUCKY 7! Happy birthday to Caleb Wible who turns 7 years old today, Monday, March 26, 2012. His proud parents are Lori Wible and Brian Neil of Three Springs and Chris Wible of Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Take a few giant steps back!

Dear Annie: I am 32 years old and live with my girlfriend, “Sarah,” who is 37. We have been together for eight months. Things were great in the beginning, but lately the relationship has been going south. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Gemini if born after 3:43 a.m. (PST). Before that time, the Moon is in Taurus. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, March 27, 2012: More...

Hints from Heloise

Cleaning laminate flooring

Dear Heloise: What is the best way to CLEAN LAMINATE FLOORING? Mine seems sticky after I clean it. — Debbie C., via email More...

James Creek man arrested in drug bust

A James Creek man and two residents of Altoona are in the Blair County Jail under $500,000 straight cash bail each following their arrests Saturday on charges associated with the seizure of a significant amount of heroin. More...

Maple fest teaches, treats visitors

The Shavers Creek Environmental Center’s annual Maple Harvest Festival was held over the weekend and provided visitors with a warm, filling breakfast on a drizzly day and a glimpse into the sweet and sappy story that is the maple sugaring proce More...

Obituaries

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, March 26 AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For further information, call 643- 0623. More...

State  Free Access 

Trayvon Martin, my son, and the Black Male Code

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — I thought my son would be much older before I had to tell him about the Black Male Code. He’s only 12, still sleeping with stuffed animals, still afraid of the dark. More...

Key question in Penn State case: Who is Victim 2?

HARRISBURG (AP) — The case is highly emotional, with accusations delving deep back in time and numerous alleged victims. More...

Doctors find clue in quest to predict heart attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — Too often, people pass a cardiac checkup only to collapse with a heart attack days later. Now scientists have found a clue that one day may help doctors determine if a heart attack is imminent, in hopes of preventing it. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Fire levels barn, three other structures

75 Years Ago Amelia Earhart Putnam, home again after her attempted roundthe world flight ended in a crackup at Honolulu, today studied maps and charts for a second attempt. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Rematches on tap in NCAA Final Four

Two games. Two rematches. One Final Four repeat is between Kentucky and Louisville, teams that know each other all too well. The other has Kansas facing Ohio State, teams that had more or less been strangers until this season. More...

Lady Lions no match for UConn

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies found a balanced offense to go along with their already stingy defense. That combination moved them one step away from a fifth straight trip to the Final Four. More...

Kentucky, Kansas advance

NCAA Men’s Basketball:

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tyshawn Taylor has yet to hit a 3-pointer in the NCAA tournament. Something about playing in domes, perhaps. The Kansas guard did more than enough without the longrange touch that he can laugh about that 0-for-17 drought. More...

Senior Spotlight

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT

13 Ways to Beat Back Pain

If a stint in the garden, or an overlong plane ride, sends your back into spasms, you’re not alone: 80 percent of adults will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskelet More...