Archive - Feb 24, 2012
I used to be Kobe Bryant in my driveway. And Michael Jordan. And Shaquille O'Neal, who I really didn't like all that much.
Whether it was because I lived out in the country, or that I just didn't have enough real friends, I used to play one-on-one basketball in my driveway... against myself... with two-man teams.
I liked Kobe and MJ back then, so the "team" I always wanted to win consisted of those two players.
The rules were simple.
Since I was the only player, and I was lazy, I never had to take the ball back to the three-point line.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” There were no citations, only warnings: Pennsylvaniaâ€™s new laws regarding teenage drivers have changed, and unless they are in compliance, they will be cited.
Thursday, Punxsutawney Borough Police officers, Pennsylvania State Police troopers and representatives from PennDOT performed a detail during dismissal at Punxsutawney Area High School, handing out literature about the new law â€” Act 81, which took effect Dec. 27, 2011 â€” and to check for seatbelt usage among departing students.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Wednesday marked the beginning of the Lenten season for Roman Catholics around the world.
For the next six weeks, Msgr. Joseph Riccardo, of the Ss. Cosmas & Damian parish, is asking his parishioners and all Catholics to remove the growing number of distractions that usually inhibit a person of faith from making a full commitment to the Lenten season.
â€śItâ€™s a hectic world, and weâ€™re distracted by many things,â€ť he said. â€śWe have a lot of responsibilities and commitments, and unfortunately, that also serves as a distraction to the practice of our faith.â€ť
Pearl David (P.D.) Lott, 94, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Beacon Ridge in Indiana.
He was born July 6, 1917, in Big Run, a son of the late David and Elizabeth A. (Wise) Lott.
Dr. Lott began his education in a one-room country school in Jefferson County, skipped two grades and graduated from Big Run High School. A 1937 graduate of Indiana State Teachers College (IUP), he later earned both a masterâ€™s degree and a doctorate in education from Penn State University.Â