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March 02, 2005

Week of Feb. 27, 1955

Young boys who get in trouble now and are hauled before the juvenile court may be surprised to learn that they have an FBI record.

It was learned this week that in the case of one 13-year-old boy, placed on probation for stealing, police filed an FBI file card at police headquarters with his fingerprints, description and offenses.

The blooming yellow crocuses on the post office lawn are a treat indeed for winter-weary eyes, but Postmaster Thomas M. Simpson says the bright little flowers are late compared with last year.

Simpson, who keeps a record of all things concerning post office operations, says that last year he noticed the first color on Feb. 14 and the first full bloom, Feb. 17.


A man from Kentucky was on his way out of town today, police said, when he decided to lift a quart of milk from the porch of Mrs. Paul McKinsey, 4 Brenner Ave.

He was taken before Magistrate William Kreykenbohm, who imposed a 10-day term for taking the milk valued at 23 cents.

Week of Feb. 27, 1980

Persian rugs being made in Hagerstown? Yes, it's true.

At least 20 women of this area are producing "the real thing," using the same knots, the same style and the same materials employed by creators of the famous ancient rugs.

Last Saturday, nearly two dozen members of the Hagerstown Chapter of Embroiderers Guild of America gathered for their first lesson in the Islamic craft. They are hard at work and their results are looking good - and authentic, according to their instructor, Art Seippel of Winchester, Va.

More than 20 percent of Maryland's service stations are violating federal pricing regulations by charging more than the maximum markup of 16.1 cents per gallon of gas, Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein announced Sunday.

Fourteen of the stations are in Washington County, Goldstein said, while another 17 are in Frederick County.

Crime Solvers in Washington County is just one week old and already eight calls have been received offering information on several unsolved cases here.

So far, more than $2,000 has been donated to the Crime Solvers as reward money. One check for $250 came from a local businessman who was a recent victim of an unsolved crime.

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