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by BOB MAGINNIS | August 21, 2002
For more than 20 years, my family and I have lived in the Smithsburg area, just a few miles from the presidential retreat at Camp David. On Sundays we'd sometimes drive past it to look at the deer in the state park that surrounds the compound. It was not until the attacks of this past Sept. 11 that I began to think about the possibility that Camp David - and possibly the entire area - might be a terrorist target. In the days soon after the attack, we could hear the roar of the fighters circling, and in the early mornings as my wife and I walked on the Smithsburg High School track, I imagined that a jetliner might swoop over South Mountain to drop a bomb or a load of nasty bacteria.
May 17, 2006
"I've seen a few ads in the paper about the reunion of old Girls' Club members on May 21, to be held from 3 to 5 at the Girls' Inc. building. I would like to add that any members of the Morning Glories, who met at the Girls' Club more than 30 years ago, are urged to attend. Some of the group were alumni, but we also expanded the group to include friends of alumni also. We made homemade Easter candy each year for all the kids in the club, and did other services for Girls' Club. Several were regular volunteer workers, and there were some who were not members, whose girls attended the club.
By DAN KAUFFMAN | August 7, 2008
EASTON, Md. -- With one mighty swing, Crosse Barvinchack put Federal Little League's 11-12 All-Stars on the path to the Maryland State Tournament championship. And the mighty swings just kept on coming for Barvinchack and Federal. Displaying the kind of jaw-dropping power that has highlighted Federal's run through district and state tournament play, Barvinchack hit two home runs and Josh Moats and Dalton Jobe got in on the act as Federal defeated Easton 9-1 for the state championship Friday night at the North Easton Sports Complex.
By DAN KAUFFMAN | September 24, 2010
View all of the photos for purchase! For a 26-point stretch of Game 1 of Thursday night's MVAL Antietam volleyball match between city rivals North and South Hagerstown, the Rebels played well enough to throw a little scare into the home-standing Hubs. Then North scored 58 of the final 72 points in the match to roll to a 25-15, 25-4, 25-10 victory. "Game 1, I was happy with our play," South coach Chuck Weaver said. "We're a young team, and I thought we had good ball control and we played well even though we're in (North's)
September 18, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- The Hagerstown Police Department is seeking a male who allegedly stabbed a Hagerstown man Friday night on Susan Alley off the 400 block of Jonathan Street in Hagerstown, according to a police department press release. Police responded to the 400 block of North Potomac Street at 9:23 p.m. for a report of a man bleeding, Sgt. C.F. Woodring said. The man, an unidentified 24-year-old Hagerstown resident, had been stabbed two times on Susan Alley, Woodring said. The suspect fled the scene after stabbing the man, Woodring said.
October 13, 2011
Two scientists say they've written a research paper questioning the government conclusion that an Army microbiologist at Fort Detrick was the sole perpetrator of the 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people and sickened others. Epidemiologist Martin Hugh-Jones at Louisiana State University said the article will be published in the Journal of Bioterrorism & Biodefense. Journal editors didn't respond to queries about a publication date. The article, co-written by Dallas chemist Stuart Jacobsen, maintains anthrax spores were coated with chemicals indicating a higher degree of manufacturing skill than Bruce E. Ivins possessed.
September 1, 2010
Rabies has been confirmed in at least one of three cats that attacked humans in the College Road area, the Washington County Health Department said Tuesday in a press release. College Road runs between Lappans Road (Md. 68) and Sharpsburg Pike (Md. 65). The attacks occurred over the weekend, and two individuals are undergoing post-exposure rabies treatment, according to the release. Other people are undergoing evaluation to determine their possibility of exposure, the release said.
By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent | April 29, 2011
Six different players scored for the North Hagerstown Hubs as they beat the Smithsburg Leopards 8-5 on Thursday night in a Washington County high school girls lacrosse game at Coach Carroll Reid Field. “We did great,” North coach Katie Eck said. “We had three games where we lost by only one goal. We had worked so hard. It was evident by our play tonight. It was nice to have a game go our way. We have a very balanced offense. We are definitely improving on looking to our teammates.” Eck also complimented the Hubs’ defense.
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | May 24, 2010
For those who have never had hay fever and are suddenly sniffling, sneezing and reaching for the Claritin, you're not alone. "This has been one of the more difficult seasons in a long time," said allergist Dr. Paul Mauriello, of the Allergy & Asthma Center in Hagerstown and Chambersburg, Pa. Mauriello said in April, local pollen counts ranged between 1,000 and 3,000 pollen grains per cubic meters of air. "Anything over 200 is considered high,"...
January 19, 2009
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Two jaguars at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo were in quarantine Monday after at least one of them attacked and critically injured an animal care worker. The woman was attacked around 11 a.m. Sunday while working in the interior den area of the jaguar enclosure, the zoo said in a statement. When she called for help, staff moved the animals from the interior den to the exterior exhibit area, the statement said. The woman was given first aid by staff and emergency medical technicians before being brought to Maryland Shock Trauma in Baltimore.
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