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Lifestyle | By CHRIS COPLEY | April 14, 2011
A guide to area Easter egg hunts Easter is coming, and with it those colorful reminders of fertility and spring - Easter eggs. Eggs have been a symbol of new life for thousands of years, and many ancient civilizations dyed or decorated eggs to celebrate spring. Early Catholics forbid eating eggs during Lent, the period of fasting and repentance before Easter, according to "The Catholic Encyclopedia. " Eggs were served on Easter morning. Later, Christians adopted the egg as a symbol of Jesus' death and resurrection.
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by DON AINES | May 8, 2003
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Franklin County man has been designated a sexually violent predator, which will trigger community notification procedures required under Pennsylvania's version of Megan's Law. Shawn Paul Lesher, 22, no fixed address, will be subject to registration with the Pennsylvania State Police, community notification and sex offender counseling for life, according to state law. Common Pleas Court...
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | May 6, 2012
Feeling horrified and numb, a steady stream of friends of Williamsport High School seniors Brendon Edward Colliflower and Samantha Rae Kelly turned out at the spot along Rench Road on Sunday afternoon where the two sports standouts were killed in an accident the night before. Colliflower, a pitcher on this year's Williamsport High School baseball team, and Kelly, a tennis and volleyball athlete at the school, had been to the high school's prom at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va., Saturday night.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 28, 2013
A Court of Common Pleas judge shifted roles and took the witness stand Thursday as a man convicted of first-degree murder continued his quest for a new trial. Judge Angela Krom, who was subpoenaed, testified about her previous role as an assistant district attorney. She worked on Ronald Harshman's July 2001 homicide trial with the county's former district attorney. Harshman was convicted in the presumed death of Greencastle, Pa., resident Melvin Elwood Snyder, whose body was never found.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | July 24, 2013
Family members and friends of a popular Boonsboro High School athlete are mourning her death after she collapsed at a camp in Mercersburg, Pa., on Monday evening. Michaela Grove's mother, Brenda Grove, said she believes her 16-year-old daughter was involved in a tug-of-war competition at Camp Tohiglo when she fell to the ground in cardiac arrest. Michaela was taken to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, but she could not be revived, according to her mother. David Jones, director of coaching for the Locomotive FC soccer club for which Michaela played, was among those reeling from the teen's death.
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By TARA REILLY | September 4, 2005
Steve Whiteman, lead singer of KIX, recently talked about the band's history, why the group broke up and why there's no chance of the guys getting back together permanently. Herald-Mail reporter Tara Reilly interviewed him Aug. 26 at his home in Halfway. Whiteman joined KIX in 1978. The band dissolved in 1996. Original KIX members, besides Whiteman, were Ronnie Younkins (guitar), Jimmy Chalfant (drums), Brian Forsythe (guitar) and Donnie Purnell (bass). Whiteman, Younkins, Chalfant, Forsythe and Mark Schenker will play as KIX Sept.
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By BRUCE HAMILTON | July 9, 1999
The longtime leader of a state Ku Klux Klan faction resigned and ended his membership Friday, saying he may seek the governor's office. Roger Kelly, Imperial Wizard of the Invincible Empire, left the organization to focus on his family and pursue politics. The Rocky Ridge, Md., resident said a Hancock resident will replace him until a November election. He declined to reveal the new wizard's name. Kelly is not new to politics or publicity. In 1990, he ran unsuccessfully for Frederick County Commissioner and joined the local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
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BY ANDREW MASON and LAURA ERNDE | December 16, 2002
andrewm@herald-mail.com laurae@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG - To know Tim Cook was to want to be Tim Cook. That's the standard of excellence set by the long-time math teacher and track and cross country coach at Chambersburg Area Senior High School, those who knew him said Saturday. Cook and his wife, Susan, were killed late Friday night in an accident on Interstate 81 in Guilford Township, Franklin County coroner Jeff Conner said. Both were 49. "It's just unbelievable, such a tragedy," said Ed Sponseller, superintendent of the Chambersburg (Pa.)
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | June 20, 2005
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Walk among the belts, pulleys, grindstones, augers, conveyors, dryers, crushers and cleaners in the five-story brick and stone Shank's Mill and it's hard to grasp that most of its machinery is run by a 25-horsepower water wheel that's pushed around by water from a small stream. Machinery hardly recognizable today would have been day-to-day normal to those who ran gristmills in the United States in the 18th, 19th and early-20th centuries.
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