The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usSun, 20 Apr 2014 04:54:08 EDTSun, 20 Apr 2014 04:54:08 EDT school, big leap - Walking through Shanksville-Stonycreek High School hallways, Principal Sam Romesberg pauses to listen. Nothing. The noise of teachers raising their voices to reach students in back rows is nonexistent here. The hallways are hushed.Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTPer diems at risk with new legislation to changing attitudes among younger lawmakers and a spate of Harrisburg scandals, per diems - the tax-free, receipt-free expense payments used by some legislators - could be on their way out after decades of use, some in the General Assembly...Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTMan to visit area during cross-country trip Chester County man will stop in Altoona as part of his journey across America to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTAirport, townships at odds over rule - The Altoona-Blair County Airport solicitor said he doesn't see any risk of liability for the airport if municipalities decline to follow through with adopting an ordinance recognizing approach zones around an airport.Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTPump station work to be put up for bids Altoona Water Authority this week authorized its consulting engineer to advertise for bids on construction of a pump station to serve a section of its proposed supplementary sewer line in Pleasant Valley.Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT