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A powerful reminder of the unimaginable

NEW YORK — From the mountains of shoes that were worn by Jews when they were packed into railroad freight cars bound for Auschwitz, the Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust displays one: a woman’s red dress pump with a three-inch heel. It prompts viewers to wonder: ...

A brief history of Konkle Memorial Library

The origin of the Konkle Memorial Library, in Montoursville, began with a bequest of property at 300 Broad St. by Joan S. Konkle. It was intended as an “enduring memorial” to her husband, Dr. William Bastian Konkle, who had passed away in 1928, according to historical accounts. A group ...

Trump’s firing offensive

WASHINGTON — As former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch was testifying Friday at the congressional impeachment hearings, the tyrannical 2-year-old occupying the Oval Office busied himself on Twitter trying to smear her. Presumably, there are no grown-ups left to mind him. There ...

Judge: 2 life sentences for killer

A Philadelphia native was sentenced to serve two consecutive life sentences Wednesday, for his role in a 2016 double murder along Poplar Street. Joseph Sentore Coleman Jr., 38, was found guilty in early September for the home invasion and murder of Shane Wright, 27, and his mother, Kristine ...

Incompetence is not an impeachable offense

WASHINGTON — The problem with most conspiracy theories is that they presume too much competence on the part of the conspirators. The same may be true when it comes to President Trump’s alleged quid pro quo with Ukraine. As Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., put it, “What I can tell you about ...

Now Reagan’s not even welcome in Berlin

WASHINGTON — In June 1987, President Ronald Reagan stood before the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate and uttered those iconic words that shook the world: “General Secretary Gorbachev ... come here to this gate, Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” They had been repeatedly removed from ...

China’s precarious future

WASHINGTON — Demography does not dictate any nation’s destiny, but it shapes every nation’s trajectory, so attention must be paid to Nicholas Eberstadt. He knows things that should occasion some American worries, but also knows more important things that should assuage some worries ...

Putting on the dog

WASHINGTON — When you’re on your last leg, when your colleagues have turned tail, when the House of Representatives passes the rules under which you will almost certainly be impeached — you have to be creative. Thus, it came to pass that Donald Trump, the first president in 120 years ...

The most valuable rules are unwritten

WASHINGTON — In the rush of the passing seasons, sports memories fade like photographs left in sunlight. But before memories of the 2019 World Series are bleached by time, let us hope that one episode from Tuesday’s sixth game will be indelible. A nation that now more than ever needs a ...

What would Biden have done?

WASHINGTON — President Trump deserves credit for ordering the operation that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. It was a high-risk mission that required U.S. forces to fly hundreds of miles into al-Qaida-controlled territory to storm a heavily armed terrorist compound. If ...

Yet again, the truth outed

WASHINGTON — Shakespeare long ago wrote that “truth will out,” meaning that what’s true — by virtue of its basis in fact and logic — eventually will conquer the lie. Sometimes truth is so eager to be heard that it slips past the speaker’s tongue without his conscious ...

Verlander, Astros can clinch 2nd title in 3 years tonight

WASHINGTON — George Springer shook his head at the mere mention of Houston Astros teammate Justin Verlander’s past October trouble, the only pitcher in baseball history to go 0-5 in the World Series. “We wouldn’t be here without him,” Springer declared. “I don’t care what ...

Warren not suited to push swing voters away from Trump

WASHINGTON — Along the East River, which is not really a river (it is a 16-mile-long tidal estuary), perhaps 20,000 people actually chose to spend a gorgeous autumn afternoon recently listening to socialist Bernie Sanders, who is not really a socialist — he just wants to confiscate ...

Our moral stone tablet

Things were going swimmingly the past couple decades for Ellen DeGeneres, the iconic comedienne/actress/social justice pioneer. That was until she sat next to former President George W. Bush and his wife at a Dallas Cowboys football game, creating a Twitter earthquake among those who ...

Golf tip of the week: Lightning is dangerous

Lightning strikes are dangerous and usually happen ahead of the storm. Lightning can strike any time of the year and on rare occasions, even in the winter. Be aware of the weather conditions and check your phone for threatening storms in the forecast. If you hear thunder or see lightning in ...

Man rushed to hospital after shooting

A man was taken by ambulance to the UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Regional Medical Center after being shot in the 2100 block of Hillside Avenue about 9 p.m. Monday, city police confirmed. This story is developing and will be updated.

Robert ‘Bob’ G. Robison

Robert “Bob” G. Robison, 80, of Jersey Shore, passed away at Jersey Shore Hospital, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. He was born, April 6, 1939, in Reading, the son of the late Arthur and Ruth (Jacobus) Robison. Bob was married to Mary S. (Herritt) Robison for 46 years until she passed away Jan. ...

Early rain forces D4 singles to get postponed to Monday

The scheduled start of the District 4 girls tennis tournament at Williamsport High School on Saturday morning was forced to get postponed due to early rain showers in the area. The tournament will be played Monday morning at 9 a.m. at Williamsport. The semifinals and finals wil then be ...

Warrior Run shocks Blue Jays with a road victory

ALMEDIA — Warrior Run continued to prove itself against tough competition as it played a solid game against Central Columbia on Friday night. Riley Daubert caught a 28-yard touchdown and continued to standout. He jumped a route in the second half and returned it 50 yards for the game's ...