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Travelogue of terror features Johnstown area
A historic week will surround the venerable Silver Drive-In come the beginning of May.
BILL EGGERT | Captain America: Sentinel of liberty for 70-plus years
When I was a kid reading comic books, my two favorite superheroes (Batman and Captain America) were not really super; maybe that is why they were my favorites.
BILL EGGERT | Pirates: a rite of spring
Opening day for the Bucs is March 31. Every year, hope springs eternal for Pittsburgh Pirate fans. Especially for the past two decades, since outfielder Barry Bonds’ errant throw allowed gimpy-kneed Sid Bream to score the come-from-behind winning run for the Atlanta Braves in the 1992 National League Championship Series.
BILL EGGERT | Going home can sometimes be only walking distance
One of the most popular topics during my eight years of writing this column is the one of looking into the past of the Johnstown (and my areas of Moxham and Richland) of my childhood. A lot of baby boomers relate to these time trips with a sense of nostalgia, remembering a kinder, simpler, more innocent era. Or at least that is the way we remember our childhood, looking through those rose-colored glasses.
BILL EGGERT | The Beatles’ debut: It was 50 years ago today
Today marks an eventful anniversary in popular culture.
BILL EGGERT | Mystery of the Mon’s missing Mitchell
Imagine you are driving home from work around 4 p.m. on a cold January afternoon. As you enter the bridge crossing the river you see a vintage World War II bomber, a B-25 Mitchell, come out of nowhere and fly over this bridge, clearing the bridge by about 30 feet.
- BILL EGGERT | 'A Christmas Story' turns 30
Presidential parallels between Lincoln, Kennedy intriguing
I was hoping to attend the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address but was unable to do so. However, given there was another historic anniversary in November – John F. Kennedy’s assassination – I thought it might be interesting to compare both presidents from a long-standing parallel that originated after Kennedy was assassinated.
Western Pa.’s close encounter
A NASA study recently estimated that there are at least 40 billion inhabitable planets in our galaxy. The odds that Earth is not the only one with life on it are, well, astronomical.
BILL EGGERT | 75 years later, reaction to radio prank still scrutinized
1938 was a seminal year for aliens in this country’s popular culture; aliens of the variety that were out of this world, literally.
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