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Holiday taxi service can help save lives

December 17, 2014 Thanksgiving Eve is considered to be one of the most popular drinking nights of the year. In an effort to prevent DUIs and save lives this holiday season, Blair County Drug and Alcohol Program Inc. more »»

 
 
 
Act 9 drained pensions

December 11, 2014 Pennsylvania has a $47 billion plus pension deficit, and here is how it came about: In 2000, there wasn’t a deficit in either the Public School Employees’ Retirement System or the State Employees’... more »»

Leave guns at home

December 10, 2014 I read the sad story of Hugo Baez. I have a suggestion for him and all young men like him: Leave the guns at home. Then, if a scuffle arises, they should have an old-fashioned fist fight. more »»

Honesty appreciated

December 10, 2014 The Saturday after Thanksgiving was going to be special, and it was in many ways. My husband and I were driving up to DuBois to visit and celebrate Thanksgiving with our sons and family. more »»

Story on cat lover warms the heart

December 9, 2014 I wish to respond to the Dec. 2 letter to the editor entitled “Waste of space.” I always check out the latest fashion on the stone cat on Pine Street as I enter Hollidaysbur. more »»

Book enlightening

December 9, 2014 Dick Morris and Eileen McGinn, co-authors of the book titled, “Power Grab: Obama’s Dangerous Plan for a One Party Nation,” carefully and thoughtfully document the effects of how President Barack... more »»

We need more products that are ‘made in USA’

December 8, 2014 I live in central Pennsylvania, and I am a deer hunter. This season I wanted to get myself a brand new ladder stand to put on my property so I went shopping locally. more »»

Lack of training apparent in Ferguson tragedy

December 6, 2014 There were no winners in Ferguson. Everyone lost. Michael Brown, thug-like, strong-armed a convenience store clerk in stealing two handfuls of cigarillos. more »»

Frein carried out attack on our justice system

December 4, 2014 The editorial “Hunt for cop killer raises questions for what justice costs” fails to look at the big picture and threatens to create a larger rift between police officers and the citizens they work... more »»

Reception fitting for our veterans

December 3, 2014 On Thursday, Nov. 20, the staff of the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, along with the students from Northern Bedford and Altoona High schools, served the veterans of the home a Thanksgiving feast. more »»

Obama reputation sinks

December 3, 2014 It appears that President Obama is beginning to look and act more like the Rev. Al Sharpton every day. Obama could help with the federal deficit by getting the alleged $4. more »»

Old-school police work needed in Ferguson

December 2, 2014 The Michael Brown story has both galvanized and polarized our nation at the same time. Unfortunately for the Brown family and the family of Darren Wilson, there are no do-overs in lif. more »»

Waste of space

December 2, 2014 I could not believe the Mirror devoted three-quarters of the front page, plus more inside, to a story of the woman who dresses up her stone cat in Hollidaysburg. more »»

Concerned about use of SCI Cresson

December 1, 2014 Kelly Cernetich’s front page article in the Nov. more »»

Middle East won’t change

November 29, 2014 According to numerous Internet and newspaper articles, when the U.S. more »»

US must stop bullying Cuba

November 28, 2014 A letter to the editor appeared in the Nov. 13 Mirror blaming all of Cuba’s economic problems on a lack of free enterprise. more »»

There’s no debate on educating public health

November 26, 2014 The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services is currently asking for public comment on how we spend taxpayer money to deal with the consequences of poor choices. more »»

Political mission’s obstacles

November 26, 2014 The New York Times recently ran an op-ed column calling for the end of midterm elections. more »»

No substitute for Thanksgiving

November 26, 2014 In November 1996 we were living in Pittsburgh. more »»

Consider some options on turkey

November 25, 2014 This week, President Obama will pardon two turkeys to promote the turkey industry. Every one of us can exercise that same pardon power by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance. more »»

Senior drivers deserve break

November 25, 2014 I have been driving for 66 years. We have had two cars for 56 years. That amounts to 122 inspections; no questions asked, all bills paid. more »»

 
 

Holiday on Ice December 20, 2014

The Lakemont Figure Skating Club will be performing a Holiday on Ice Show at Galactic Ice, Altoona, PA. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door or can be purchased in advance from a LFSC member. For more information about our club, visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LakemontFSC. more »

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December 14, 2014 The score: Pittsburgh 27, Atlanta 20 The bottom line: With the Falcons missing the one player Pittsburgh couldn’t match up with, the Steelers played it close to the vest Sunday and their flawless... more »

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