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News | by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | April 10, 2003
gregs@herald-mail.com The wife of a man who died in 2001 after fencing materials fell on him has filed a $1.5 million lawsuit against the planing mill where the man was fatally injured. Max A. Fogle, who was 51, had gone to the Hicksville Planing Mill at 14464 Hicksville Road near Clear Spring early on July 3, 2001, to pick up several wooden fence sections, according to police accounts at the time. As Fogle, who lived in Hagerstown, was loading the fence sections into a truck, eight pieces that had been leaning against a wall fell on him, police said.
NEWS
By JEFF RUGG / Creators Syndicate | April 11, 2009
Q: We moved into this home a couple of years ago, and it had several flowering vines growing on a variety of trellises. Some are falling apart and need to be replaced. I would like to cut some of the vines down, rebuild the trellises and let them grow back. I am afraid the vines will die or, if they survive, will not climb up the trellis. Is it OK to do this now, while they are dormant? How do I attach them to the trellis? A: Climbing vines want to go up. There are several methods that they use to attach themselves to vertical objects.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | July 20, 2011
As a dome of sweltering heat, dense humidity and bright sunlight pushes eastward, experts are urging everyone, not just those at high risk, to take precautions. "When you get all three together - heat, humidity and sun - it makes the trifecta, and it really increases your chances of getting ill," according to Stacey Talbert, a registered nurse at Meritus Medical Center emergency department. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene activated its heat emergency plan this week, warning localities and residents to prepare.
NEWS
by JASON STEIN / Wheelbase Communications | July 16, 2006
Sometimes, she says, when times are tough and she's feeling lonely, she still cries. It might last 10 seconds. It might last longer. But deep down, Teresa Earnhardt, auto racing's most famous widow and one of NASCAR's most influential team owners, knows that the pain will never go away. "I hate it," Teresa Earnhardt once told NBC's Dateline news program. "I hate it so bad, feeling bad, that I just turn it off. I miss him and I always will. Just terribly. But I'm not going to feel bad about it. I'm going to feel glad about what I had. " What she had was, in a word, everything.
LIFESTYLE
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | March 10, 2013
Martinsburg, W.Va., native Sara Bivens has the "boom, daboom, boom. " Or least on the days when she's dancing backup for rapper, singer-songwriter Nicki Minaj. Currently, while Minaj is a judge of "American Idol," Bivens is on a small hiatus as she waits for the tour to resume. In the meantime, the professional dancer had a chance to carve out some time to chat about her life in Los Angeles and the job that has been taking her all over the world. "I started dancing at Tari Jo's Dance Studio (in Inwood, W.Va.)
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | June 12, 2013
A group of women training for employment in the construction industry participated in a Habitat for Humanity project Wednesday in Hagerstown. Members of the Step-Up for Women program in Martinsburg, W. Va., which  provides training to help women find construction jobs, worked on a rehab project in the garage of a house in Hagerstown's West End. Program instructor Patrick McCoy said that the project was a way for the women to give back....
ENTERTAINMENT
By BOB GARVER | Special to The Herald-Mail | March 7, 2011
Don't be fooled by the kid-friendly PG rating attached to "Rango. " Don't be fooled by the kid-friendly Nickelodeon Studios logo attached to the film. Don't be fooled by the ads that paint "Rango" as a kid-friendly animated film with a cute chameleon lead. "Rango" is not kid-friendly. Don't be fooled into taking your family to see it.   The film opens with an unnamed chameleon (voiced by Johnny Depp) living a life of contentment inside his terrarium. The terrarium is in the back of a car, the car hits a bump, the terrarium goes flying, it shatters and the chameleon is left stranded in a desert in the middle of nowhere.
NEWS
August 14, 2008
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A man who led Harpers Ferry Police Chief Donald Buracker on a chase through Bolivar, W.Va., and along U.S. 340 Wednesday afternoon ended the incident when he jumped between 100 and 125 feet off a bridge along U.S. 340 near the intersection with W.Va. 230, Buracker said. The man landed next to railroad tracks and suffered a broken leg, police said. The man was flown to Inova Fairfax (Va.) Hospital but his injuries were not life-threatening, police said.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | March 28, 2012
Dust off your fishing gear and grab some bait - Saturday is the first day of trout season in Franklin County beginning at 8 a.m. Along with Franklin County, Saturday also will be opening day of the trout-fishing season in 17 other Pennsylvania jurisdictions, including neighboring Adams, Cumberland, Juniata and Perry counties. April 14 is opening day for the rest of the state. Trout fishing season ends on Labor Day. The two-week early start to trout season in the 18 counties has a lot to do with water temperature, said state Sen. Richard Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | September 5, 2004
julieg@herald-mail.com BOONSBORO - This weekend, hundreds - if not thousands - of people will be buying and feasting on Boonsboro 'lopes ... in Nevada. Boonsboro cantaloupes, whose formal name are Hearts of Gold, didn't originate in Boonsboro or Nevada, but in the Midwest. However, people in the East and West grew fond of the heirloom variety in the early 20th century, thanks to its sweet, juicy taste, according to farmers here and there. Hearts of Gold still are popular enough in Nevada that Fallon, Nev., is hosting the Hearts of Gold Cantaloupe Festival and Country Fair this holiday weekend.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | October 23, 2012
The rest stop off Interstate 70 near Myersville, Md., has been renovated since two of this century's most notorious serial killers were captured there 10 years ago Wednesday. Retired Maryland State Trooper 1st Class D. Wayne Smith said the parking area is bigger and larger buildings have been constructed to replace the former welcome center. Despite the changes, Smith said he remembers where the Chevrolet Caprice with New Jersey tags was parked. The car was used by Beltway snipers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, whose shooting spree terrorized the Washington, D.C., area for 21 days in 2002.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | August 24, 2005
julieg@herald-mail.com Red, yellow, orange or pink? Heirloom or hybrid? Does the skin color or breeding of a tomato really indicate whether it's less acidic and does it matter? It's generally assumed that orange or yellow tomatoes are going to be lower in acid than red tomatoes, but that's not necessarily true, says Jon Traunfeld, regional specialist in fruits and vegetables with the Maryland Cooperative Extension's Home and Garden Information Center in Ellicott City, Md. Some yellow varieties are high-acid and some red are low, local experts say. For example, Jetstar, a red tomato, is low-acid, says Steve Bogash, regional horticulture educator for Penn State Cooperative Extension in Franklin County, Pa. Seed catalogs usually note whether a tomato cultivar or variety is low-acid, but people shopping locally for low-acid tomatoes might be pressed to find somebody at a produce stand who knows for a fact whether their tomato is low-acid, Bogash says.
NEWS
January 22, 2012
City of Hagerstown officials launched a survey this month to receive input about the current parking situation from the people who live, work and visit in the downtown area. Below are some examples of questions users can expect to find in the online survey, found at www.surveymonkey.com/s/HagerstownParkingSurvey . The survey focuses on seven categories of downtown users, including business or property owners, employees, residents, frequent customers or visitors, University System of Maryland at Hagerstown students, out-of-town visitors and infrequent visitors.
LIFESTYLE
By CHRIS COPLEY | chrisc@herald-mail.com | July 10, 2012
Editor's note: This is part of an occasional series on children eating vegetables. The series explores ways to highlight a vegetable's flavor and appearance as a way to work around the resistance some picky eaters have to trying unfamiliar vegetables. I am OK with radishes. Really, I am. They have a peppery bite, a bright color and a pleasant crunch. But I've never really taken them seriously on their own. They always seemed like a side show - a garnish - to a salad or some other important dish.
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