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By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | March 8, 2012
The Comcast Center will be up close and personal Friday for the Smithsburg boys basketball team. For most of the players, this is their maiden voyage inside the 18,000-seat building. The purple and Vegas gold-clad Leopards will battle New Town in the Maryland Class 1A state semifinals at 5 p.m., the first trip to the final four for the school since 1988, when head coach Eric Gerber played for Smithsburg. “I've never been there so I expect it to be loud with lots of fans,” said senior Trent Springs, second on the team in scoring with a 15.8 average.
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May 27, 1997
By GUY FLETCHER Staff Writer Mary Spencer kept her porch light on all weekend, and wished more people had done the same. Spencer, 42, said she counted three or four homes on her Bethune Avenue block that had their lights on throughout the holiday weekend as part of an organized demonstration to show community solidarity against drugs and crime in the Jonathan Street neighborhood. "I thought it was a good idea, but more people should have participated," said Spencer, a block captain for the Neighborhood Watch Group.
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By ANDREA ROWLAND | July 22, 2000
Survivors of 1935 bus crash hold reunion WILLIAMSPORT - Eighty-two-year-old Duward Hose still remembers the bright lights of the oncoming train that killed his best friend and 13 other classmates 65 years ago. The B&O express train struck a school bus en route to Williamsport High School from a chemistry show at the University of Maryland, College Park, on April 11, 1935, at a grade crossing in Rockville, Md., shearing the bus in...
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BY TIM ROWLAND | April 1, 2002
Some say "Harry's Hole" runs underneath the mountain ridge for a full eight miles to connect with Camp David. I suppose that's possible, although in that mountain rock I'm glad I didn't have to do the digging. If Camp David "claims" Thurmont as its home town of sorts, Waynesboro is home to Harry's Hole, aka Site R, or the Underground Pentagon, which Truman had built more than a half-century ago as a safe spot from which the military brass could orchestrate a nuclear war against the Soviet Union.
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May 29, 2004
"My name is Mildred. I live in Smithsburg. I just wanted to thank the nice people on the ambulance and all the people at the Washington County Hospital. I feel much better. "n "I am calling because I want to support the move of the hospital and I think a lot of us citizens would benefit from the move of the hospital. I think we should move forward and support the move of the hospital. " "I am tired of reading about the Broadfording Bridge being closed. Just remember the next time you vote, think about the Republicans and Democrats.
NEWS
December 15, 2000
Letters to the Editor 12/18 Here's proof of 'Bush's Brownshirts' To the editor: A letter to the editor in the Sunday Opinion section criticizes a cartoon depicting a mob of thuggish people chasing a man labeled "Miami Dade Canvassing Board" and captioning the cartoon as "Bushes Brownshirts. " The letter goes on to say these folks believed they were watching the theft of a presidential election and were rightly agitated. This gang of protesters has since been identified as imported Washington political insiders - by name - from a picture in the Washington Post last week.
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by DAN KAUFFMAN | May 12, 2004
kauffman@herald-mail.com Most remember Adrian Branch for his accomplishments on a basketball court - his days at DeMatha High School (when he was the MVP of the McDonald's All-American Game against some guy named Michael Jordan), his all-ACC days at Maryland and his 10 seasons in the NBA, including a world championship with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1987. Outside of the bright lights of major college and professional sports, Branch has quietly accomplished something just as rewarding.
NEWS
January 24, 2001
Seminar spreads drug awareness By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer There is no one sign that will tell your child is using drugs, according to local health professionals. "It's a combination of things. You have to put it all together," said Courtney Washington of the Washington County Health Department Division of Addictions and Mental Health Services. Washington discussed the signs and symptoms of drug abuse during a public drug awareness seminar sponsored by the HotSpots Communities Initiative Tuesday evening.
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December 5, 2007
"The Baltimore Ravens played a good game in their loss and have nothing to be ashamed of. The players need to point the finger of blame at (defensive coordinator) Rex Ryan instead of the officials and the Patriots. " - Cavetown "I was reading an article in the paper about saving the farm on (U.S.) 11 for the historic society. I say tear it down. They tore down the one at Citicorp. I'm tired of hearing about the historic society. Tear them all down. There won't be anything left in this town.
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By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | March 8, 2012
The Comcast Center will be up close and personal Friday for the Smithsburg boys basketball team. For most of the players, this is their maiden voyage inside the 18,000-seat building. The purple and Vegas gold-clad Leopards will battle New Town in the Maryland Class 1A state semifinals at 5 p.m., the first trip to the final four for the school since 1988, when head coach Eric Gerber played for Smithsburg. “I've never been there so I expect it to be loud with lots of fans,” said senior Trent Springs, second on the team in scoring with a 15.8 average.
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OPINION
January 2, 2012
“You should ask your readers how many believe in the daily horoscope. What a waste of space.” - Paramount “I'm calling because my granddaughter ... had layaway, and she works very hard at her job, she helps children with disability, and a stranger came up to her and went on and paid her $40 for her layaway, which I think this is just a wonderful thing here at the holidays. We all need to reach out and touch people like this, and with our hearts and souls. So I just wanted to put this in the Mail Call and let people know there are kind people out there.” - McConnellsburg, Pa., area “I was wondering if there's a program for older people to get hearing aids.
OPINION
March 11, 2011
Unions, technology send wrong message To the editor: Please tell us how to give you money we do not have. By union's behavior you are teaching students that it is all right to be disruptive, but if a student is disruptive, that one is either counseled or disciplined. But you want respect. May I list some of the damage the unions have done: John L. Lewis is the one where I first learned about unions. Unions broke the mines, steel mills, railroads, the auto industry, the air travel, buses, the telephones, and always stable Western Union Telegraph Company, without which we would not have won WWII.
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By KATE COLEMAN | July 3, 2008
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra will celebrate America's birthday Saturday, July 5, in its 23rd Annual "Salute to Independence" at Antietam National Battlefield. This year's concert will feature musicians with connections to the region and the orchestra, "a real celebration of our own," said MSO Music Director Elizabeth Schulze. Mezzo Soprano Susanne Mentzer, who has been a guest soloist with the MSO, will open the concert with "The Star-Spangled Banner. " Mentzer is in the area visiting her parents after a week of teaching in The Wolf Trap Opera Company Studio Artists program in nearby Vienna, Va. She considered attending the Antietam concert then thought, "I should just offer to sing.
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December 5, 2007
"The Baltimore Ravens played a good game in their loss and have nothing to be ashamed of. The players need to point the finger of blame at (defensive coordinator) Rex Ryan instead of the officials and the Patriots. " - Cavetown "I was reading an article in the paper about saving the farm on (U.S.) 11 for the historic society. I say tear it down. They tore down the one at Citicorp. I'm tired of hearing about the historic society. Tear them all down. There won't be anything left in this town.
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | February 22, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - It took as much as an hour to style hair and apply makeup, and another hour of posing and lighting adjustments, but about 15 Washington County Technical High School students were able to recreate the past. Students from the school's digital communications and cosmetology classes collaborated to recreate images of well-known stars of the 1930s, 1940s and early 1950s. John Jones, a digital communications teacher, said the project has lasted several weeks. "We're using our modern technology trying to replicate what was done 60 years ago," he said.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | February 21, 2007
HAGERSTOWN It took as much as an hour to style hair and apply makeup, and another hour of posing and lighting adjustments, but about 15 Washington County Technical High School students were able to recreate the past. Students from the school's digital communications and cosmetology classes collaborated to recreate images of well-known stars of the 1930s, 1940s and early 1950s. John Jones, a digital communications teacher, said the project has lasted several weeks. "We're using our modern technology trying to replicate what was done 60 years ago," he said.
NEWS
May 29, 2004
"My name is Mildred. I live in Smithsburg. I just wanted to thank the nice people on the ambulance and all the people at the Washington County Hospital. I feel much better. "n "I am calling because I want to support the move of the hospital and I think a lot of us citizens would benefit from the move of the hospital. I think we should move forward and support the move of the hospital. " "I am tired of reading about the Broadfording Bridge being closed. Just remember the next time you vote, think about the Republicans and Democrats.
NEWS
by DAN KAUFFMAN | May 12, 2004
kauffman@herald-mail.com Most remember Adrian Branch for his accomplishments on a basketball court - his days at DeMatha High School (when he was the MVP of the McDonald's All-American Game against some guy named Michael Jordan), his all-ACC days at Maryland and his 10 seasons in the NBA, including a world championship with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1987. Outside of the bright lights of major college and professional sports, Branch has quietly accomplished something just as rewarding.
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