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November 2, 2013

IN BRIEF | Scholar to speak at Penn Highland

— Sami Hermez, a visiting scholar from the department of anthropology at Harvard University, will present “Syria in the Arab Revolutions: Two Years On” at 11 a.m. Thursday at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, 101 Community College Way, Richland Township.

Hermez will focus on the transformation of the Syrian uprisings over the past two years and provide an analysis of both the geopolitical and grassroots forces. His talk will pose such questions as how can we begin to understand the conflict in Syria, who are the different actors on the ground and what positions might we consider taking in this country.

The talk has been made possible by the efforts of the Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

Jackson center plans Veterans Day event

The Jackson Township Senior Center will host a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the center to honor servicemen and women who lost their lives in all wars.

The featured speaker will be Cambria County Commissioner Thomas Chernisky. Other participants will include Johnstown VFW Post 155 Honor Guard and the Rev. Drew Walther, pastor of Singer Hill Grace Brethren Church in Jackson Township.

Jackson Township’s veterans monument, dedicated in 2005, lists 1,139 veterans.

For more information, call the center at 322-3327.

1,600 still without power

PITTSBURGH – About 1,600 residences in western Pennsylvania are still without power after a storm with high winds hit the area Friday.

West Penn Power Co. said up to 50,000 residences lost power during the storm, which downed power lines.

The company hopes to get most of the outages repaired today. Most of the remaining outages are in Westmoreland and Fayette counties.


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