The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Bill Eggert

Bill Eggert
  • Bill Eggert BILL EGGERT | The Beatles’ debut: It was 50 years ago today

    Today marks an eventful anniversary in popular culture.

    February 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bill Eggert 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.

    January 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bill Eggert BILL EGGERT | 'A Christmas Story' turns 30

    December 14, 2013 1 Photo

  • Bill Eggert columnist  photo 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.

    November 30, 2013 1 Photo

  • KECKSBURG 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.

    November 16, 2013 1 Photo

  • 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.

    October 19, 2013

  • BILL EGGERT | Underdog Pirates prevailed in their last 3 Series

    As we inch closer to the season’s end, we think of young fans who have never seen a World Champion Pirate team. Twenty losing seasons, and 34 since the last championship team.

    September 21, 2013

  • Bill Eggert BILL EGGERT | Pirates no strangers to World Series history

    Fall is almost here and the world somehow seems different, and brighter. After 21 years, our beloved Bucs are back in the pennant chase, and hopefully, the World Series.

    September 7, 2013 1 Photo

  • Bill Eggert BILL EGGERT | Johnstown’s geography of cinema

    While we are familiar with the subject of geography, many are no doubt unfamiliar with the concept of it within the confines of movies. Yet we are on some level, if only subconsciously. The “geography of cinema” comes into play when movies are shot on pre-existing locations. The issue of “representation” is the most obvious issue in this context.

    August 24, 2013 1 Photo

  • Bill Eggert BILL EGGERT | A star-studded celestial shower

    It was for my 14th birthday that I asked my parents for a telescope, which I received that March 4. It was a 60-power refractor, not really that powerful, but for a teenage novice astronomer just starting it was perfect. You could see the rings of Saturn (just a small white line circling the planet), the phases of Venus (just like our moon) and the four largest moons orbiting Jupiter (four white dots neatly lined in a row). Best of all was our moon, with its beautifully desolate landscape of craters and “seas.”

    August 10, 2013 1 Photo

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Tackling the area's drug problem.
Controlling folks moving into city housing.
Monitoring folks in treatment centers and halfway houses.
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