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By TERRY MATTINGLY / Scripps Howard News Service | October 24, 2009
Mitch Albom has seen plenty of extremely large men, which isn't surprising after a quarter century as one of America's top sports writers. But he wasn't ready for the giant who met him outside the Pilgrim Church's dilapidated Gothic sanctuary near downtown Detroit. The Rev. Henry Covington was as tall as a basketball player, but weighed 400 pounds or more. "His body seemed to unroll in layers, a broad slab of a chest cascading into a huge belly that hung like a pillow over the belt of his pants.
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by JACK HILL III | January 14, 2004
Since the St. Maria Goretti girls basketball team spent so long looking for its offense, it is a wonder that the Gaels didn't check the Lost and Found department. The offense seemed to be in some office closet somewhere as Goretti had trouble finding the basket, too, leading Grace Academy by only 22-13 with two minutes remaining in the third quarter. The Gaels saved the price of a classified ad as everything suddenly began to click in the final 10 minutes as a closing 32-5 run gave Goretti a 54-18 victory Tuesday that ended up being tougher than it looked.
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by TIM KOELBLE | January 13, 2006
koelble@herald-mail.com After winning three games last season, St. James matched that output for the current campaign inside of one week with a 64-44 victory over Grace Academy on Thursday night, its fifth win in eight games. It was the second win in 24 hours for the Saints, who were a bit lethargic after an emotional double-overtime victory over Maret School on Wednesday. "We were tired, a little worn down," said St. James coach Mike Brooks. Shannon Strange, who scored 34 points and suffered ankle and toe injuries against Maret, withstood the pain and led the Saints with 16 points and seven assists.
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March 6, 2007
Darcy Shull, 14, is a freshman at North Hagerstown High School. She likes historical fiction, and her favorite song is now "Amazing Grace. " Maddie Wunderlich, 16, is a home-schooler who lives south of Hagerstown. She values her true friends, both guys and girls. Matt Newton, 17, is a visual communications student at Washington County Technical High School. He plots world domination on a weekly basis at his Web site, www.comicblasphemy.com .
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March 13, 2007
Darcy Shull, 14, is a freshman at North Hagerstown High School. She likes historical fiction, and her favorite song is now "Amazing Grace. " Fedora Copley, 15, lives in Hagerstown and is a freshman at Saint James School. She wants to know why 15-year-olds can't vote. Sarah Johnston, 17, is a senior at North Hagerstown High School. She tries to make the most of opportunities to meet people and improve her community. Matt Newton, 17, is a visual communications student at Washington County Technical High School.
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March 30, 2008
The Pride children, who go by the singing group name Precious Jewels, put on a Black History program at Contemporary School for the Arts and Gallery Inc. in downtown Hagerstown recently. The program included: Jocelyn and Jeffrey singing "Swing Low;" James reading about Horace Pippin; Jade and Jonathan reading about Phillis Wheatley; Jade singing "Amazing Grace;" Jeffrey reading about Marian Anderson; the Precious Jewels singing "Wade in the Water;" Jocelyn and (friend) Janice reading about Anna Knight; Jazzmin reading "Still I Rise;" and Precious Jewels singing "Lift Every Voice and Sing.
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April 14, 2008
John Wesley United Methodist Church in Hagerstown will host its seventh annual spring concert Sunday, April 27, at 4 p.m. The church is at 129 N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown. The concert will feature Eddie Garner as he prepares for his European tour. It will also include the Chancel Choir featuring Everett Titcomb, Leo Sowerby, Paul Halley and John Ness Beck; the Children's Choir with Scripture choruses and "A Joyous Psalm" by Eugene Butler; the Contemporary Choir singing favorites "Soon and Very Soon," "Change My Heart, Oh God" and "Lord Be Glorified"; and the Massed Choir singing "Our Father Who Art in Heaven" (in calypso style)
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 1, 2012
Songs of praise echoed through Otterbein Church's ministry center Sunday evening as WaynesboroFest closed the third of its 10 days. The choir for Festival of Praise was comprised of 75 people representing 15 churches. “It's not a performance tonight. It's an opportunity to worship together as a community,” said Dave Besecker, the director from Otterbein Church. WaynesboroFest is a triennial festival focused on the community's history and culture. It kicked off Friday with the “Fifteen Days Under the Confederate Flag” dramalogue and a wine tasting at Waynesboro Country Club.
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May 26, 2008
Today Rest Haven Cemetery will hold its annual Memorial Day celebration today at 11 a.m. More than 300 American flags, donated by families of veterans, will be flown. Music, including a bagpipe rendition of "Amazing Grace" and music by the Appalachian Wind Quintet, will be played on the hill adjacent to Rest Haven Funeral Home and Chapel. The Beaver Creek and Mount Lena communities will join in a Memorial Day ceremony today at 11 a.m. at Mount Lena United Methodist Church, 21234 Mount Lena Road, Boonsboro.
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by ERIN JULIUS | October 13, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - Amber Martz, 13, and Adrianna Campher, 8, stood at the corner of Washington and Potomac Streets Thursday night holding a banner reminding passing motorists that October is Domestic Violence Awareness month as a candlelight vigil was held to remember victims of domestic abuse. Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused and the Washington County Family Violence Council held the vigil to remind people that domestic violence is at "epidemic proportions in Washington County," said Vicki Sadehvandi, director of CASA, Inc. "No one should have to live in terror," she said.
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