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Lifestyle | By MARIE GILBERT and marieg@herald-mail.com | May 12, 2013
It began with piece of junk mail. Because you were busy, you tossed it on a table, and moved on to other, more important things in your life. But the next day, a magazine and a store catalog landed there, plus several birthday cards from friends and a week's worth of newspapers. Every time you passed by, you considered sorting through the items and discarding what you didn't need. Instead, you continued adding to the pile, telling yourself you'd get around to straightening things up as soon as you had some free time.
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December 12, 2011
Poinsettias were introduced into the United States almost 200 years ago by Joel Poinsett, the first U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. They were given the common name poinsettia in his honor.   Over time, poinsettias have become the best-selling flowering potted plants in the U.S.  They are tidy attractive plants with clusters of several colored leaves, or bracts. Bracts are typically red, pink or cream and are often mistaken as part of the flower. However, actual poinsettia flowers are small and yellowish green; they are located within the bract clusters.
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By Lynn F. Little | April 15, 1997
Number 10: Safe food handling practices are the ones most likely to preserve food's top quality. Keeping hot foods hot and cold foods cold inhibits growth of the microorganisms that can spoil your food or make you ill. Storage at the proper temperature retains the fresh appearance, pleasant aroma, and agreeable texture that contribute to an enjoyable dining experience. Number nine: Safe food handling lets you obtain the full nutritional benefits from the food you have chosen.
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June 26, 1997
By Teri Johnson Staff Writer Do all those sighs mean you can't find your size? It may be because so many people are seeking the same numbers you are. Here's a sampling of some of the fastest-selling sizes in the Tri-State area: Women Jeff Schwaninger, senior merchandising manager for JCPenney in Hagerstown, says women like a looser, roomier fit for casual activity. "A good portion of the population is a little bottom heavy," says Schwaninger, who does the buying for women's clothing in misses, petites, plus sizes, juniors and maternity.
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By DAVE McMILLION and MATTHEW UMSTEAD | January 16, 2008
A snow squall that skipped across parts of West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle on Tuesday morning spawned a number of car accidents, including a four-vehicle pileup on U.S. 340 that involved a charter bus, and two fatal accidents south of Martinsburg, W.Va., police said. In Berkeley County, a 57-year-old Chambersburg, Pa., man died at the scene of an eight-vehicle collision on Interstate 81, and a 67-year-old Gerrardstown, W.Va., man died in a one-vehicle acciddnts on Apple Harvest Drive within minutes of each other, according to West Virginia State Police.
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By DAN DEARTH | November 8, 2007
HALFWAY - A popular chain restaurant could open near Valley Mall by the end of 2008. Representatives from a Chili's restaurant franchise appeared before the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County on Wednesday to ask for a liquor license, indicating their intent to open one of the restaurants next to Chuck E. Cheese's on Valley Mall Road. Paul Truskey, director of finance for Chesapeake Foods, the company that owns the franchise rights to Chili's in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, said the restaurant would be the first Chili's in Washington County.
NEWS
August 23, 2004
The Minnesota Branch of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Inc. offers pros and cons for many popular classroom pets. Mice: Active, lively, entertaining - but odoriferous, not easy to handle, short life span. Rats: Intelligent, friendly, trainable - but short life span with health problems at the end. Hamsters: Cute and appealing - but nocturnal and bad-tempered. Gerbils: Good-natured and healthy - but nocturnal and tough for children to handle.
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