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NEWS
August 29, 2008
DENVER (AP) -- Republican John McCain shook up the presidential race with his surprise choice of little-known Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate on Friday. Democrat Barack Obama, entering a crucial stage of the campaign fresh off his historic nominating convention, began a tour of battleground states. Obama left the convention city of Denver as the first black man to be nominated for president by a major political party. The 47-year-old Illinois senator won over the party faithful -- even some die-hard backers of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton -- but the broader electorate awaits.
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NEWS
By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | September 9, 2013
Heavier snowfall and colder-than-normal temperatures are expected to hit the mid-Atlantic region this winter, according to J. Gruber's 2014 Hagers-Town Town and Country Almanack, which landed on newsstands Sept. 3.   The 218th edition of the almanac, which covers the 16-month period from September 2013 to December 2014, predicts the first snow in the region could fall from Nov. 4 to 6. But according to Jerry Spessard, business and sales manager for the almanac, the prediction indicates the southern mid-Atlantic region likely will experience only rainfall during those days.
NEWS
September 2, 2008
Do you think John McCain's selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate was a good choice? Yes: 429 votes (62 percent) No: 261 votes (38 percent) Results as of Monday at 4 p.m. from votes received online.
NEWS
May 31, 2009
Scott Needy of Smithsburg and Tammy Weaver of Stewartstown, Pa., were married May 10, 2009, at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The ceremony took place at the bedside of Needy's mother, Mary "Kathy" Foltz Needy, who had experienced a heart attack two weeks earlier. The bride is the daughter of Frank and Diane Weaver of Alaska. She is originally from Boise, Idaho.
LIFESTYLE
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | May 20, 2011
Alaska has a soundtrack all its own — the thunderous groan of a glacier, the splashing tail of a king salmon, the deep baritone of a moose. It's an unparalleled performance on a stage that is bigger, wilder, more spectacular than anything in the Lower 48. With its vast expanse of nameless peaks, cobalt rivers, woodlands and tundra, it's a dream destination for many nature lovers. It's also a second home to Drs. Fred and Rebecca Wagner Bye. For the past four years, the Hagerstown periodontists have been traveling to the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, with their children, Natalie, 14, and Mark, 10. Populous Anchorage lies to the north.
NEWS
March 8, 2009
Greg Hunt, a driver with D.M. Bowman in Williamsport, drove a tractor pulling a float in the 2009 inaugural parade in Washington, D.C. The float carried the Suurimmaanitchuat Dancers from Barrow, Alaska. Hunt, who joined D.M. Bowman as a truck driver 19 years ago, has received safety awards for 17 consecutive years, including the company's driver of the year award in 1992.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2012
1. It's Friday night The Cross Bonz will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, June 8, at  The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Cash bar. $5; $2, ages 12 and younger. Part of Wind Down Fridays. Call 301-790-3500 or go to www.mdtheatre.org . 2. Music with a spot of tea A four-course tea served on antique china will begin at noon Saturday, June 9, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 750 Norland Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. Entertainment by Freedom Valley Chorus, an a cappella women's barbershop singing group.
NEWS
February 3, 2004
The Conococheague Audubon Society will assist in the seventh annual "Great Backyard Bird Count" from Friday, Feb. 13, to Monday, Feb. 16. Participants of all ages and skill levels are welcome to help scientists investigate the status of winter birds by observing and counting birds in backyards. Individuals and families from Nome, Alaska, to Key West, Fla., will be taking part. The "Great Backyard Bird Count" is cosponsored by the Audubon Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, N.Y. To find out more and to participate, go to www.birdsource.
EDUCATION
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | May 26, 2012
Twins Allison and Olivia Lihou moved from Juneau, Alaska, to Charles Town, W.Va., two years ago, in time to spend their junior and senior years at Washington High School. The twins joined 263 fellow seniors on Saturday afternoon at Shepherd University's Butcher Center to receive diplomas as part of Washington High School's first four-year graduating class. Washington High School opened four years ago to take overcrowding pressure off Jefferson High School. Senior Class President Molly Brielle Potter built a metaphor around the construction of their school, saying a building project “requires time, effort, dedication from everyone involved.” As the school's first four-year graduates, they built a “firm and trustworthy foundation.
OBITUARIES
September 2, 2013
Bonnie Ruth (Miller) Hull, 81, of Williamsport passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born May 30, 1932, in Martinsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late M. Hilton and Lydia W. (Miller) Barney. She was a graduate of the Washington County Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1952. She is survived by her husband, Robert R. Hull; three children, Robert R. Hull Jr. of Juneau, Alaska, Jeffrey P. Hull of Parkton, Md., and Barbara H. Huwe of Williamsport; and two grandchildren, Elyse Huwe and Peter Huwe.
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