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Blast from the Past

May 05, 1999

Week of May 2, 1949




"Tipsy," a year-old sort-of-cocker spaniel belonging to the Ralph Benedicts of 914 Corbett Ave., has adopted a five-week-old kitten. Tipsy started right in carrying her foundling about, licking him affectionately and generally asserting ownership. In less than a week, Tipsy had convinced the kitten that if he wanted to grow up to look like his "mother" he would have to go on a diet of dog's milk.




Officers of the Fair Association voted yesterday to include harness races at the Great Hagerstown Fair again this year. Secretary Charles E. Cushwa promises to bring some of the leading trotters and pacers in the country here since no eastern tracks will be running the same week as the fair. The association will offer $5,000 in purse money.




Thanks to his excursions through the cellars of the State House, Howard E. Ankeney, popular Clear Spring state delegate, has succeeded in securing one of the finest collections of Maryland Indian relics ever assembled. The collection will be divided between the museums at Fort Frederick near Big Pool and Washington's Monument on South Mountain above Boonsboro.

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Week of May 2, 1974




It will be at least a year before Hagerstown installs equipment that will measure dangerous levels of ozone, hydrocarbon, nitrogen oxide, nitrogen dioxide and methane in the air due to the projected cost of $20,000 to upgrade the system. Currently Hagerstown's system only measures sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide and dirtiness of the air.




A gallon and a half of distilled spirits for every man, woman and child in Washington County has been consumed since July 1, 1973, figures from the Maryland Comptroller's office indicate. Washington County government's share of the tax revenue on distilled spirits was $91,283 for the same time period.




Employees of Washington County Hospital have been granted across-the-board wage increases of not less than 15 percent. Some employees will receive larger increases as a result of job reclassification.

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