Monthly Archives: October 2013

Once in a lifetime

By Brian Whipkey Daily American Sometimes a variety of unique experiences come together to create a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For most of Somerset County, one of these opportunities will happen March 1 near Philadelphia. The USS Somerset will be officially commissioned on this day and put into service for the Navy. The 684-foot-long vessel was named […]

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St. Nicholas Church, Destroyed on 9/11, to Rebuild with Byzantine Design

A rendering of the new St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, with conceptual images of a landscaped open space known as Liberty Park. Santiago Calatrava

By David W. Dunlap New York Times A gleaming, monumental and unmistakable symbol of Orthodox Christianity would rise at the south end of the National September 11 Memorial under plans drawn up for the new St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. The church, which will include a nondenominational bereavement center, will stand in sharp contrast with […]

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‘Ground of sacrifice’: Stretch of highway forever changed by 9/11

By Dave Sutor Tribute Democrat JOHNSTOWN — On September 10, 2001, the rural stretch of Lincoln Highway that passes through Stonycreek Township was of little significance except to aficionados of the historic road and local residents. It changed forever the next day. In a reclaimed strip-mining field, United Airlines Flight 93 slammed into the earth […]

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