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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.
by TAMELA BAKER | October 12, 2003 The first thing to strike a visitor arriving at Trout Run is the soothing rush of the waters of Little Hunting Creek as they cascade over the rocks. It is striking because it's the only audible sound, even though busy U.S. 15 is only a mile away. The almost instant transformation from freeway interchange to primeval forest nearly takes one's breath away. The seclusion of the retreat has made Trout Run a favorite hideaway for a number of well-heeled visitors, including several U.S. presidents.
By JULIE E. GREENE | February 1, 2006 Super Bowl XL deserves a super spread. "It's a food event because it's an all-day event," Baltimore Ravens fan Bob Miller says. Some people make the National Football League championship a weekend event, starting parties on Friday, he says. This year's Super Bowl features the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks. Party hosts might want to add a taste of Pittsburgh or Seattle to their party. From Pittsburgh Like the Pittsburgh Steelers, Primanti Bros.
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.
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.
By MARIE GILBERT | | 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.
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.
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 . 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.
By JANET HEIM | | May 16, 2011
Before moving to Washington County a year ago, the Rev. Dan Thornton lived in Alaska, where he and Susan, his wife of 30 years, went after college. He recalls early in his days there receiving a 2 a.m. phone call to butcher a moose that had been struck on the road to salvage the meat for charity. He thought it seemed like an odd request of a Christian ministries major with minors in music and Hebrew/Greek who had never hunted or fished. Such is life in The Land of the Midnight Sun. A pastor with the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, Thornton resigned from his parish in Alaska four years before moving here.
March 29, 2001
Obituaries for 3/30 Mark L. Cool GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Mark L. "Beck" Cool, 82, of Beverly Health Care, and formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at the nursing home. Born Sept. 19, 1918, in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Emma J. Smith Cool. He was a 1936 graduate of Waynesboro High School; and attended business college and service school. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army. He served in the Army Reserves.
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