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In the news on this date: Jan. 17

50 years ago

1972

Nationally known pianist Theodore Lettvin performed at a Blair County Civic Music Association-sponsored program at the Roosevelt Junior High School auditorium and was called back for three encores.

25 years ago

1997

Logan Township supervisors rejected a request by a group of investors to contribute money to a proposed $10 million Class A Pittsburgh Pirates-affiliated stadium in Lakemont. Tate DeWeese of Pittsburgh and Mark Thomas of Bedford were the principals.

10 years ago

2012

Ron Archer, who had won the Dr. Martin Luther King Leadership Award for his work with third world countries, was the guest speaker at Penn State Altoona on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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