The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Blogsen-usThu, 31 Jul 2014 01:17:55 EDTThu, 31 Jul 2014 01:17:55 EDT news for hoops fans: PSU's new AD has solid basketball background's-new-AD-has-solid-basketball-background.htmlCHICAGO -- One of the best things about new Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour -- if you're a basketball fan -- is that she has a lot of experience working at schools where basketball actually matters.Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:05:16 EDTBarbour a bizarre choice as PSU AD PARK -- It's just a bizarre hire. A major head-scratcher in so many ways. <P> Whether it will turn out to be good or bad, nobody knows at this point. That will take years to find out.Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:09:52 EDTAfrican American Heritage Festival Time and Taking a Journey... the summer season rolls along, a few more annual festivals and events bring live music to the area this weekend. <P> Saturday marks the 21st annual African American Heritage Festival, taking place at Penn State Altoona.Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:06:26 EDTDearly Beloved, although beautiful and brimming with love, can also turn up the heat on the emotional pot of simmering family hardships or even create new ones.Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:03:28 EDTCurve SS Hanson benched again, manager says 'enough is enough',-manager-says-'enough-is-enough'.htmlCurve shortstop Alen Hanson, who has missed significant time this season because of several lack of hustle incidents, sat out a second straight game Sunday night after getting pulled in the middle of Friday's game.Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:59:31 EDT