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Great headline writing an art

February 13, 2011 Headline writing is difficult. Try it sometime. more »»

Mirror provides 'best classroom'

January 31, 2011 Unlike most high school seniors, I will forgo my last semester of high school to enter Syracuse University early, and maybe more importantly, I know what I want to major in. more »»

Bigger trucks not good for PA

January 20, 2011 Here in the Commonwealth, and all across the nation, we are coming to grips with the simple fact that our infrastructure is old, overstressed and falling apar. more »»

Media task: Be first AND right

January 16, 2011 One of the blessings of the Internet is the Mirror has more readers than at any time in its history. Most newspapers with a website can make the same claim. more »»

GOP to honor Pledge to America

January 9, 2011 Wednesday marked the opening of the 112th session of the House of Representatives. more »»

Story could extend into new year

January 8, 2011 I hope you enjoyed the ringing in of 2011 and our compilation of the top stories of 2010. Our No. more »»

A touching Tyrone sendoff for Dutrow

December 21, 2010 There have been few people in our area who have impacted and been more respected in their respective communities than Tyrone’s Pete Dutrow. more »»

With Christmas almost here, it’s OK to be a little selfish

December 12, 2010 Can you remember the times in your youth when you needed a simple reassurance, a hug or a little word of encouragement? I’m sure we can all relate to similar circumstances. more »»

Consideration worth the weight

November 23, 2010 We’re approaching our heavy time of the year. more »»

Stars’ visit qualifies as news

November 3, 2010 What is news? We get that question a lot, even if it’s as a jab criticizing us while wondering why we may have played a story on Page A1 or why it appeared on the main page of altoonamirror.co. more »»

Voicing individualism lost art

October 31, 2010 I hope the World Series games generate as much suspense as “The Star-Spangled Banner” doe. more »»

Old downtown designs don’t fit today’s needs

September 26, 2010 As a city-based business owner of 30-plus years, chairwoman of the Blighted Property Review Board and someone who has been trained twice through the state regarding zoning practices, I’m familiar... more »»

Obits can tell a life story

September 6, 2010 Not long ago, I attended a community event and was seated at a table beside an old friend and his wife. more »»

Learning about families’ grief

August 29, 2010 You’re no doubt reading today’s spread by Bill Kibler on the horrific tragedy in which three local residents were senselessly murdered five years ago this weeken. more »»

Public education working despite criticism, increasing demands

June 27, 2010 Despite what the critics say, public education is working. National media report that the U.S. more »»

Night to remember and forget

June 20, 2010 I’m hoping things went a little more smoothly at the Mirror last night than they were going a week ago. more »»

Coverage tied to charges

June 13, 2010 We’ve taken a couple of concerned — no, make that angry — calls lately on an alleged assault involving off-duty Altoona police officers and why more hasn’t been reporte. more »»

Graduating to full coverage

June 6, 2010 The Mirror’s coverage of high school graduations has evolved over the years from sporadic stories and pictures and massive gray lists, mainly from Blair County, to where we are toda. more »»

For parents, high school graduation means mixed emotions

May 30, 2010 Author’s note: The Mirror graciously asked to reprint this column, which first ran in 200. more »»

A taste of election night

May 23, 2010 There’s a buzz in every newsroom — and every news organization — on election night. more »»

 
 

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