The two-time Associated Press award-winning The 11th Hour with Doug Herendeenmixes community, commentary and your calls. The program has a rotating roster of guest co-hosts and frequent guests such as Dr. Gabe Mirkin, Penn State Altoona Musicologist - Record Collector Jerry Zolten, Blair County Master Gardener Tom Ford, collectibles expert Harry Rinker of Whatcha' Got? and more
One of the tropes in the earlier days of Siskel and Ebert was that they suppossedly hated one another. I always took it more as competitiors who end up as a team, as when the started hosting Sneak Previews on PBS (which later became At The Movies, later Siskel & Ebert on commercial TV). So it was perfect that they played parody versions of themselves in a before-its-time animated show about a movie critic, "The Critic" (1994-95, voiced by Jon Lovitz). They fight, almost kill each other, both try to make the Critic their new reviewing partner, which all goes badly until they realize they have a good act going. While singing to each other. Think I'm making this up? Watch the video: (and RIP to both Roger Ebert & Gene Siskel, who actually critqued movies, not flacked them)
Once again, Foot of Ten Elementary School in Duncansville was the State Champion in Daffodil Days sales for The American Cancer Society. Sad to say that ACS is dropping the annual sale, but Foot of Ten keeps their title of top seller ($24,000 raised this year) after 13 years. They recently had their rewards assembly for the students. Yes, these are their teachers (...and the kids are lucky to have them)
(Video) Michigan House Member Douglas Geiss(D) said if Right-To-Work passes in the state, "there will be blood". Numerous Michigan law makers repeated the remark on Twitter. A crowd later surround a tent set up by Americans for Prosperity/Michigan (a pro-Right-To-Work group) outside the capitol. The tent was occupied by adult activists, but also elderly and children. The crowd, some armed with knives, cut up and trampled the tent while AFP members inside. Several inside were kicked, punched multiple times and trampled. The law makers quickly deleted their retweets of the "there will be blood" message.
Followup - so, was the original page a hoax? A Punk? A cruel trick?
An attack on Joe Paterno?
(click on the original only if you don't mind the flying four-letter words)
THIS PAGE was set up by someone claiming the original page, no matter it's
intent, did rally people. And so the discussion (shouting match?) continues.
The group we mentioned on The 11th Hour holding "A Rally For Resignations"
of most of the Penn State Board of Trusteees, President Rodney Erickson, and Gov. Tom Corbett
on the lawn of Old Main at University Park this 10am Saturday (9/15)
71-year old Samuel Williams was at an Internet cafe in Ocala, Florida when
two armed 19-year olds tried to rob patrons at the cafe. Mr. Williams was
armed. The would-be robbers were shot twice, later caught and are out on bail.
The D.A. says Mr. Williams has a permit and his actions "appear justified"
Monday August 31st
Herman Nagle & Jim Daski
The Altoona Scrapbook of Musical Memories
avialble at and benefitting
The Blair County Genealogical Society
Tuesday September 1st
Dial N Deal returns Friday September 11th
Greenworks Electric Pressure Washer
1700 PSI, 1.4. GPM, cold water, electric, less than a year
old, only used a few times, including 50 feet of new flex hoses - $100
Monday August 24th
A Preview of The Altoona Symphony Orchestra's
2015-2016 Season with Maestra Teresa Cheung
and Executive Director Pamela Snyder Etters
Tuesday August 25th
Wednesday August 26th