The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usSun, 23 Nov 2014 12:00:18 EDTSun, 23 Nov 2014 12:00:18 EDT to get finances under some control you evaluate the current state of monetary and fiscal affairs, there are far too many people in influential positions, both public and private, who continue to remain reticent and complacent about the deficient spending that is being pursued to...Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTAccountability comes from faith a recent letter, Elizabeth K. Shade set a double standard by stating that "people should never argue about ... religion.Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTHome rule charter brings added taxes is a follow-up to my previous letter (Oct. 28) where I urged people to vote no on the adoption of the home rule charter. Well, the commission convinced enough of the voters to vote yes, and the home rule charter was adopted.Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTProclamation raises visibility for cancer is unacceptable that there is a cancer for which the relative five-year survival rate is still in the single digits at just 6 percent, particularly when you consider the overall five-year relative survival for all cancers is now 66 percent.Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTFitting tribute just finished reading Ryan Brown's wonderful story (Nov. 10) about the Lepore family. Those parents had to be so proud of those boys. I am used to picking up the paper and seeing so much negativity that this was such a refreshing chang.Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDT