How religion connects to politics; what brings good luck in fall; more: Good Morning, Pennsylvania

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How religion connects to politics; what brings good luck in fall; more: Good Morning, Pennsylvania


What you need to know for Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020.


High: 74; Low: 51. Mostly sunny. Frost advisory this morning.

Photo of the day

Tribute to Calobe Jackson Jr. and Harrisburg’s African-American Heritage

A tribute to Calobe Jackson Jr. and Harrisburg’s African-American heritage was held in Jackson Square on Sunday. Photo by Vicki Vellios Briner, for Vellios Briner | Special to PennLive

Fall begins

Fall facts: It’s supposed to be good luck to catch a falling leaf, pumpkin spice has no pumpkin and romantic movies are more popular in autumn. Read more.

Seasonal dates: The days will continue to get shorter until Dec. 21, the first day of winter. We’ll also turn the clocks back in fall, on Nov. 1. Read more.

The Jonas Brothers visit Camp Hill teenager battling cancer at Penn State Children's Hospital

In 2019, Lily Jordan, of Camp Hill, joined by her parents, Rick, left, and Lecia, at right, and her Thon sponsors from the Penn State University CrossFit Club, talks about her experience with the Jonas Brothers, who visited her in her hospital room at Penn State Children’s Hospital.
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Today’s talkers

#RIP: Lily Jordan of Camp Hill, a teen activist, explainer and fundraiser for young people battling cancer, died yesterday after 5 years with bone cancer. Read more.

Religion: Faith shapes voting. Generally, Evangelicals are loyal to the president. Hispanic Catholics and Black Protestants disapprove of him. And Catholics as a whole remain divided in their views. Read more.

Renewal: Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse said the city has applied for a federal grant that could launch a redevelopment of Hoverter Homes. Read more.

Restaurants at 50% indoor seating capacity

Peachtree Restaurant and Lounge. Restaurants are now at 50% indoor seating capacity. September 21, 2020.
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Virus consequences

Crowds grow: Some restaurant owners say they’re pleased that indoor capacity has increased to 50%, from 25%. Others say it’s not enough to recover. Read more.

Crowd control: Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a bill that would’ve allow local officials, not the state, to decide whether to allow school sports and set crowd limits. Read more.

Penn State football practice, Nov. 20, 2019

Penn State defensive coordinator Brent Pry during practice on Nov. 20, 2019.
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In sports

New guys: Penn State will have a new starting linebacker unit this season, thanks to expired eligibility and Micah Parsons’ decision to opt out. Read more.

High school: In a topsy-turvy year, we’ve listed the Pennsylvania high school football rankings for this week. Read more.

In brief

Protesters blast $5K bail set for ex-councilman charged in child-porn case | How to apply to be a Kit Kat taster | Wild hog population grows in U.S. | Man abandoned sick dog when he moved: police | Bed Bath and Beyond closing some stores | Teen’s death while looking at gun remains under investigation |


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