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50 YEARS AGO:

May 22, 1970

Famous CBS newsman Harry Reasoner was in Altoona for the Mercy Hospital 60th annual Founders Day dinner at the Penn Alto Hotel and said that the “Americans are people with the greatest challenges in history.”

25 YEARS AGO:

May 22, 1995

Both the Unity Coalition of Altoona, Michael Tafoya member, and Blair County Community Action Agency, Allan Robison director, objected to how Altoona City Council was distributing $3.7 million in federal Community Block Grant money.

10 YEARS AGO:

May 22, 2010

Blair County President Judge Jolene Kopriva unveiled a plaque and photo at the Blair County Courthouse honoring the late Altoona Magisterial District Judge Joseph Moran, who died Nov. 25.

Moran was a U.S. Army veteran, former Altoona Police officer and former special investigator for the state Attorney General’s Office.

–Compiled by Tim Doyle

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