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By KRISTIN WILSON | February 19, 2006
kristinw@herald-mail.com In 1946, when Margaret and Charles Lewis brought their daughter, Laura, into the world, they knew they were having a baby at the end of a devastating war, when the power of the atomic bomb was a real threat, and when the economy was struggling to shift from wartime to peacetime. When Jackie and Dave Brice delivered their twin son and daughter on Nov. 14, 2005, they knew they were bringing children into a nation grappling with war and the threat of religious extremism.
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NEWS
September 1, 2009
How do we make Social Security sustainable? To the editor: I applaud Anna Lee Burker for her recent letter on Social Security ( "Support the No Social Security Benefit Cut Bill," Monday, Aug. 24, page A4). Burker has written dozens of such letters over the years, opposing program cuts, demanding increases and criticizing a private accounts option. Her passion and dedication are commendable. Unfortunately, in all those letters, she has never discussed how to make Social Security sustainable.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | May 6, 2008
BOONSBORO - With the passing of John Harlan Bast Jr. last fall, the historic Bast Funeral Home has experienced some changes - its name and the range of options available to its customers by the new owners. But everyone associated with Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home agrees that the quality of service, the compassionate associates and the warm and comfortable surroundings will remain as before. After all, the business has relied on those attributes since 1837 when the business began.
NEWS
by TIM ROWLAND | May 11, 2004
Commentary In its ongoing effort to make itself look more like Vermont, Washington County is considering the banishment of roadside billboards. No big loss, I suppose. I mean, what is there in Hagerstown to advertise? Pawn shops and Narcotics Anonymous meetings don't like to publicize their presence as a general thing. On one hand, I can sort of see the county's point. Hagerstown is rapidly becoming the billboard capital of the free world. I don't know why. You would think companies would want to place their ads where there was a chance that more than 10 or 20 people would see them.
LIFESTYLE
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | November 7, 2010
Long before the retirement party, most people probably have envisioned life without work. They imagine less stress and more time to pursue interests - such as gardening, volunteering or traveling the world. It will be like one long vacation, without ever having to return to the office. But the reality of retirement can be quite different than the concept. Retirement might mean relocation, losing social contacts or a lack of structure in your day-to-day activities.
NEWS
April 27, 2006
In 2006, the oldest of the baby boomers will turn 60 years old. To commemorate this occasion, the Census Bureau has compiled a collection of facts relating to the generation born between 1946 and 1964. 78.2 million Estimated number of baby boomers, as of July 1, 2005 7,918 Number of people turning 60 each day in 2006, according to projections. That amounts to 330 every hour James and Mary The most popular baby names for boys and girls, respectively, in 1946.
NEWS
September 8, 2000
Life as a middle-aged baby boomer By DON WORTHINGTON / Staff Writer You don't remember much about history, don't know much biology, or even the French you took. But you do remember the day Jack was shot, then Bobby and Martin. You remember who shot J.R., but are confounded that the Professor could make everything short of a nuclear reactor with a coconut, yet couldn't repair the Minnow's hull. Disco is dead, and Elvis has left the building, yet your music rocks on. But, you have to find a classic rock or golden oldies station where the DJs have never seen their namesake, a vinyl 45 rpm disc.
NEWS
July 14, 2006
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Do you remember Barney Fife, the Little Rascals, "Gunsmoke," Saturday morning westerns with Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans and the Lone Ranger, Mr. Wizard, Lassie and Rin Tin Tin, M-I-C K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E, or listening to the first-manned space shot over your classroom PA system? Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 S. Ridge Ave., will host open houses on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. and on July 20 from noon to 3 p.m., with an exhibit catering to those who remember the aforementioned bits of nostalgia.
NEWS
October 9, 2000
What is Alzheimer's disease? Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neurological disorder marked by abnormal clumps and irregular knots of brain cells. These mangled cells overtake healthy brain tissue, gradually destroying the ability to reason, remember, imagine and learn, according to the Alzheimer's Association. "It is a very unnerving, scary, frustrating situation to be in," said Barbara Pilgram, executive director of the Alzheimer's Association of Western Maryland.
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