Neighborhood news

February 01, 1998

Graduation exercises will be held at 8 p.m. Friday in the Chambersburg, Pa., Area Senior High School auditorium for members of the February 1997-98 class of practical nursing students from the Franklin County Career & Technology Center.

Michael Kauffman, one of the nation's leading authorities on the Lincoln assassination, will be among the speakers Saturday at the 1998 Lincoln Seminar at the Lighthouse Restaurant on U.S. 11 north of Chambersburg, Pa.

Kauffman's presentation, "A Blood Legacy: The Booth Family Heritage in the Lincoln Assassination," is one of seven scheduled at the day-long seminar sponsored by the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce.

The seminar runs from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Other speakers include:

* Edward Steers, popular Lincoln scholar and seminar speaker, will discuss "Lincoln Slept Here: Sites Associated with the 16th President."

* Jean Bake, author of "Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography," will discuss "Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln: Portrait of a Marriage."


* David Valuska, director of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University, will discuss "Lincoln and the Germans."

* Daniel Carroll Toomey, author of books about Maryland in the Civil War, will discuss "Lincoln in Baltimore."

* Thomas Lowry, author of a study called "The Story the Soldiers Wouldn't Tell: Sex in the Civil War," will discuss "The War Between the Sheets: Sex in the Lincoln Era."

* Jim Morgan will share Lincoln's favorite songs.

The registration fee is $65 and includes all sessions, lunch and refreshments. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 1-717-264-7101.

A book fair will be held daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Friday, Feb. 13 and from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 in the school cafeteria at Liberty Elementary School, 11820 Liberty Road, Libertytown, Md.

The fair is being sponsored by the Liberty Elementary Parent Teacher Association to promote reading. All profits will benefit the school library.

For more information, call Candace Buchholz at 1-301-698-9318.

 A public meeting about federal and global air quality issues will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9 at the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library in Martinsburg, W.Va.

The meeting will inform area residents about the potential economic impact of newly proposed EPA regulations on ozone emissions and the recently negotiated global climate treaty.

State officials will be gathering opinions expressed by citizens about related air quality issues. Citizen input will be compiled and provided to legislative and executive branch officials in Charleston, W.Va., and Washington, D.C.

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