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By MARK KELLER | June 6, 2004
You've heard of the so-called baseball gods, right? It stands to reason, then, that there are horse racing gods also.I grew up on baseball, so I use that sport as a point of reference when I think about milestones. Many people know the magic numbers in baseball. The 56-game hitting streak. The .400 batting average. Cal Ripken's 2,632 consecutive games played. Hank Aaron's 755 home runs. At times, it's looked like each one of those milestones would be broken. At others, each has looked downright impossible to approach.
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by TAMELA BAKER | May 10, 2006
Members of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce got a glimpse of politics from a business point of view this morning as three local lawmakers gave them a summary of the recently completed Maryland General Assembly session. Sen. Don Munson and Dels. Bob McKee and Chris Shank, all Washington County Republicans, responded to questions from the chamber's government affairs committee during its annual post-legislative forum at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center.
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by TAMELA BAKER | May 11, 2006
HAGERSTOWN Members of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce got a glimpse of politics from a business point of view Wednesday as three local lawmakers gave them a summary of the recently completed Maryland General Assembly session. Sen. Donald F. Munson and Delegates Robert A. McKee and Christopher B. Shank, all Washington County Republicans, responded to questions from the Chamber's government affairs committee during its annual post-legislative forum at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center.
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By DON AINES | October 10, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. ? Generations of Trojans baseball players have rapped out hits and turned double plays at Henninger Field in Chambersburg, a tradition that will likely end in 2008 with the team moving to a new field at Greene Township's municipal park near Scotland. The Chambersburg School Board on Wednesday authorized the administration to draft an agreement with the township for use of its field, a proposal township Supervisor Todd Burns outlined for the board a few months ago. Burns told the school board then that the township was looking for a multiyear deal starting at $15,000 annually that would give the Trojans exclusive use of the ballfield during the high school baseball season.
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by SCOTT BUTKI | September 6, 2003
scottb@herald-mail.com A historic Woodmont property near Hancock visited by six U.S. presidents, heavyweight fighter Gene Tunney, baseball legend Babe Ruth and other guests opens its doors to the public for five hours today during its annual open house. Ralph Young, Fort Frederick State Park manager, encouraged people to come out to see the land used by the Woodmont Rod and Gun Club for 125 years. In 1995, the state bought the club's 3,400-acre property for $3.1 million, Young said.
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November 26, 2004
After members of the National Basketball Association's Indiana Pacers charged into the stands to punch fans they believed had thrown a cup at one of them, sports historians have dug up numerous instances of altercations between fans and players. According to Los Angeles Times writer Athan Atsales, even baseball great Babe Ruth went into the stands after a heckler called him a "bleeping bum" in 1922. But as we read these accounts, we are struck by two things. They're becoming more frequent and, until recently, the players involved expressed regret for what they had done.
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September 26, 2010
FEB. 3, 1950-SEPT. 24, 2010 Mr. David I. Thomas, 60, of Hagerstown, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at Washington County Hospital. He was the husband, true soul mate and lifelong friend of Toni Rae Baker Thomas. Born Feb. 3, 1950, in Frederick, Md., he was the son of the late John William and Fannie Virginia Stockman Thomas. David loved his country and proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1972, during the Vietnam era. He was an avid baseball fan and enjoyed collecting baseball cards and paraphernalia throughout his life.
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By DON AINES | October 11, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Generations of Trojans baseball players have rapped out hits and turned double plays at Henninger Field in Chambersburg, a tradition that will likely end in 2008 with the team moving to a new field at Greene Township's municipal park near Scotland. The Chambersburg School Board on Wednesday authorized the administration to draft an agreement with the township for use of its field, a proposal township Supervisor Todd Burns outlined for the board a few months ago. Burns told the school board then that the township was looking for a multiyear deal starting at $15,000 annually that would give the Trojans exclusive use of the ballfield during the high school baseball season.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | June 6, 2013
Scenes from their lives passed before the Hancock High School Class of 2013 Thursday evening in the form of a slideshow flashing images of the past four years across a wall of the auditorium. The musical accompaniment to the slideshow included John Mellencamp's “Small Town,” an appropriate selection for the town and the school, which sent 43 young men and women off into the adult world. “Of course, we all want to take risks and live life to the fullest,” said Valedictorian Sara Wagner, whose address theme was “You Only Live Once.” The risks chosen have to be wisely considered, she said.
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July 14, 2009
-JULY 6, 2009 Mr. Nathan D. Babb, Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, July 6, 2009. He was the beloved son of Dennis and Jean Babb. Born July 23, 1977, Nathan spent his childhood in the New Market and Mount Airy areas. He was involved in the Boy Scouts, Babe Ruth baseball leagues, and numerous bands and orchestras. Nathan earned the rank of Eagle Scout while active in Boy Scout Troop 268, during and after which he volunteered more than 1,000 hours of community service in Maryland and the Southern Rocky Mountains.
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