June 4, 2009 RSS feed / Features

Philadelphia Inquirer Celebrates 180 Years

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Amid hard times for the newspaper industry, The Philadelphia Inquirer celebrates its 180th anniversary with a special edition on Sunday and a reprint of its first-ever edition on Monday. More...

Natural Biodiversity And REI Sponsor Work Day

Maintenance project near Breezewood

Natural Biodiversity, a Johnstown based nonprofit conservation organization, and Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) are sponsoring a workday on June 6 at the proposed Pike-to Bike Trail along Route 30 near Breezewood. More...

Penn State Records Show Joepa A Millionaire

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State coach Joe Paterno is a millionaire. Records released Friday by the university show the 82-yearold Hall of Famer is Penn State's highest-paid employee, making more than $1.03 million last year. More...

An Echo Of The Civil War

The Fulton County Historical Society has reprinted a firstperson account of the final days of the Civil War written by George Wilds Linn, born 1844, a son of Mary Wilds of Fort Littleton. Linn entered the war under the 107th Regt. Penna. More...

Daily News' Maialetti Wins PAPME's Vathis Award

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - David Maialetti, a photographer at the Philadelphia Daily News, was named the Paul Vathis Memorial Photography Portfolio Award winner at Friday's annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors. More...

To Milk Cows, PA Children Start Early

SAXONBURG, Pa. (AP) - If you ask kindergartners at South Butler Primary School in Saxonburg where milk comes from, they likely won't say the store. More...

Speech To Democratic Leaders A First For Specter

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - So far, the reunification of Sen. Arlen Specter and the Democratic Party has played out largely on the national stage. More...

"I Can Cope" Programs Address Cancer- Related Issues

What is cancer and how is it treated?

"Will I experience side effects from my treatment and if so when should I call the doctor and when can I take care of things myself?" "What kind of resources are in my community to help me before, during and after cancer treatment? More...

Mellott Retires After 24 Years Of Air Force Service

Lt. Col. Lionel S. Mellott, son of Col. Jerre K. Mellott (Ret.) and Frances B. Mellott, Hustontown, retired from the United States Air Force after nearly 24 years of active service. More...

In Milk Downturn, Whole Farms Just Skim By In PA

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - The world's got milk, and then some. And that oversupply has put Pennsylvania dairy farmers in a real squeeze. More...

This Summer, More Americans May Head To Movie Theaters

The cinema is a popular option during 'staycations.' Plus, enhancements to theaters like stadium seating haven't hurt

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Essay: A Boat Rower's Slumber

The swells of Lake Superior and the quiet of its northern shore draw the writer to thoughts of sleep

When I can't sleep, I imagine being in places so snug that sleep becomes overwhelmingly inviting. My favorite of these places, the best for inducing sleep quickly, is under a rowboat on the northern shore of Lake Superior. More...