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by Arnold S. Platou | October 13, 2004
Until about a month ago, Dustin Carr, a member of the cross country team at South Hagerstown High School, had never run farther than perhaps a few hundred yards. But at Monday night's cross country meet between South and Smithsburg High School, Dustin, a junior who has cerebral palsy, did the incredible. Dustin, who uses a cane to keep his balance, ran/walked the entire 3-mile course. He did it with a cadre of fans, some of whom accompanied him. About 60 others, including the Smithsburg and South teams and South's cheerleaders, waited the 1 hour, 59 minutes and 49 seconds it took Dustin to cross the finish line.
NEWS
August 20, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Chambersburg WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Waynesboro woman with cerebral palsy is suing Teledyne Specialty Equipment Landis Machine and its security company, claiming she was fired because of her disability. Cynthia L. Bowman, of Mount Vernon Terrace Apartments, filed the lawsuit last week in Franklin County Court claiming a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. She is seeking damages for back pay and benefits. Teledyne officials declined to comment.
NEWS
January 3, 1998
Special kids enjoy bowling league By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer Patrick Speaker usually bowls in the 70s but Saturday, he got an 85. Not bad for any 10-year-old, but Patrick has cerebral palsy. Patrick was just one of dozens of youngsters, some as young as 6, who were knocking down the pins at Longmeadow Bowl Saturday with the Challenge Division of Bowling League. For a couple of hours each week, they forget their disabilities and concentrate on their abilities ... and just having fun. "I'm getting pretty good at this," Patrick said, beaming a smile that was infectious.
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By DON AINES | September 5, 2008
Among the more than 2,000 GOP delegates on the floor of the Excel Center for the 2008 Republican National Convention at St. Paul, Minn., Thursday night were a pair of convention rookies -- Maryland state Del. Christopher Shank and Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioner Bob Thomas. Thomas was still pumped up Thursday afternoon about the speeches delivered the night before by former Republican presidential candidates leading into the speech by vice presidential nominee Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
NEWS
by Arnold S. Platou | October 12, 2004
Until about a month ago, Dustin Carr, a member of the cross country team at South Hagerstown High School, had never run farther than perhaps a few hundred yards. But at Monday night's cross country meet between South and Smithsburg High School, Dustin, a junior who has cerebral palsy, did the incredible. Dustin, who uses a cane to keep his balance, ran/walked/whatever you want to call it the entire 3-mile course. He did it with a cadre of fans, some of whom accompanied him, and about 60 others including the Smithsburg and South teams and South's cheerleaders who waited the 1 hour, 59 minutes and 49 seconds it took Dustin to cross the finish line.
NEWS
By DON AINES | September 6, 2008
ST. PAUL, MINN. - Among the more than 2,000 GOP delegates on the floor of the Xcel Energy Center for the 2008 Republican National Convention Thursday night were a pair of convention rookies - Maryland Del. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, and Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioner Bob Thomas. Thomas was still pumped up Thursday afternoon about the speeches delivered the night before by former Republican presidential candidates leading into the speech by vice presidential nominee Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | May 4, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com After finding two children locked inside a Hagerstown home last month, police talked a young boy into opening the home's locked back door from the inside and later charged the mother with two counts of leaving a child confined unattended, according to police. Conviction on each of the misdemeanor charges carries a maximum penalty of 30 days in jail, said Deputy Tom Routzahn, with the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Routzahn said he hopes to use the case as an example of why legislators should make the penalty more serious.
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By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | November 5, 2012
Leave it to Bieber - Justin, that is - to have fans who support each other. And no one knows more about the power of that support than Kaden Anders. If not for the singer's loyal army of followers, her family says, the young girl's dream might not have come true. Monday night, Kaden will be attending Bieber's concert at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., with a front-row seat. Kaden learned Sunday evening that she was invited to attend a meet and greet with Bieber prior to the concert.
EDUCATION
March 17, 2013
The Frostburg State University Alumni Association has honored Mel Malchenson of Hagerstown with the Service to Alma Mater award for her consistent dedication to the advancement of FSU. The award was presented at FSU's annual Sloop Institute for Excellence in Leadership on March 8. “Mel's love for Frostburg State University is seemingly unparalleled,” said FSU President Jonathan Gibralter. “While she credits us for giving so much to her, it is her selfless dedication that has been and continues to be a gift to us.” Malchenson earned two master's degrees from Frostburg in 1981 and 1993.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | July 23, 2000
Boy, 12, won't let disease stop him CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Cerebral palsy has contorted Michael Smith's young hands, so he plays sports video games at home with his left foot. Sometimes, he wears a sophisticated voice-controlled squirt gun around his head that can extinguish a candle - or addle his dog Biscuit - from several feet away. continued He dreams of being the head coach of the Washington Redskins. Like his two older brothers, Michael, 12, has typical adolescent interests, but because his weak muscles keep him in a wheelchair, he pursues them in a different way. For example, Michael likes to bowl.
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EDUCATION
March 17, 2013
The Frostburg State University Alumni Association has honored Mel Malchenson of Hagerstown with the Service to Alma Mater award for her consistent dedication to the advancement of FSU. The award was presented at FSU's annual Sloop Institute for Excellence in Leadership on March 8. “Mel's love for Frostburg State University is seemingly unparalleled,” said FSU President Jonathan Gibralter. “While she credits us for giving so much to her, it is her selfless dedication that has been and continues to be a gift to us.” Malchenson earned two master's degrees from Frostburg in 1981 and 1993.
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By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | November 5, 2012
Leave it to Bieber - Justin, that is - to have fans who support each other. And no one knows more about the power of that support than Kaden Anders. If not for the singer's loyal army of followers, her family says, the young girl's dream might not have come true. Monday night, Kaden will be attending Bieber's concert at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., with a front-row seat. Kaden learned Sunday evening that she was invited to attend a meet and greet with Bieber prior to the concert.
LIFESTYLE
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | September 30, 2012
Kaden Anders has a crush on Justin Bieber. A big crush. She thinks "his music is the best," loves to watch him dance and, if dreams come true, hopes to one day meet him face to face. "If I do," the 7-year-old said, "I'll tell him I love him. " Kaden is no different than millions of young girls around the world who will blush at the mere mention of the heart-throbbing, chart-topping singer's name. But Kaden's love of Bieber "is probably the most typical thing about her," said her mother, Sarah Anders.
SPORTS
February 26, 2012
They say life is a gamble. If that's true, let's just say we are all sitting at one big poker game. The game is five-card draw. You're dealt an opening hand and have the option to improve it by drawing replacements. Success and confidence are the products of strategy, instincts and risk. The more you play, the more you learn. That might prove the idea that you can pick your friends, but you can't pick your family. Family is what we are dealt and friends are picked up out of the pile.
NEWS
By DON AINES | September 6, 2008
ST. PAUL, MINN. - Among the more than 2,000 GOP delegates on the floor of the Xcel Energy Center for the 2008 Republican National Convention Thursday night were a pair of convention rookies - Maryland Del. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, and Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioner Bob Thomas. Thomas was still pumped up Thursday afternoon about the speeches delivered the night before by former Republican presidential candidates leading into the speech by vice presidential nominee Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
NEWS
By DON AINES | September 5, 2008
Among the more than 2,000 GOP delegates on the floor of the Excel Center for the 2008 Republican National Convention at St. Paul, Minn., Thursday night were a pair of convention rookies -- Maryland state Del. Christopher Shank and Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioner Bob Thomas. Thomas was still pumped up Thursday afternoon about the speeches delivered the night before by former Republican presidential candidates leading into the speech by vice presidential nominee Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
NEWS
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | August 22, 2008
For 16 years, Rose Marie Newlin, 52, spent her life in a nursing home. There, she says, it was noisy and there weren't many people her own age. That isn't the case anymore, she says, since moving into Salem East, one of two new apartments on Salem Avenue remodeled by United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland. "It's really quiet," she says. Newlin is one of three women with disabilities who are cohabiting at the new facilities. The 2,500-square-foot apartment includes a bedroom for each resident, a full kitchen, a dining room, a handicapped-accessible bathroom with roll-in shower, a laundry room and a large common area.
NEWS
By PEPPER BALLARD | May 5, 2007
HAGERSTOWN-Patrick McLester gazed at the sky smiling, watching as a cluster of green and yellow helium balloons launched Friday afternoon floated in the air in celebration of the Hagerstown United Cerebral Palsy Center's grand opening. It was McLester's idea to include the balloons as part of the ceremony. The 26-year-old Hagerstown man, who suffers from several disabilities, said he has built more self-respect and confidence since enrolling in the center's new College 4 Living program, which teaches its disabled students life skills through lectures and interactive trips.
NEWS
by DON AINES | October 3, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - There were fewer human links in this year's Life Chain demonstration in Chambersburg, but organizer Sherry Cline believes more people are getting the anti-abortion message. Several dozen people were spread along Lincoln Way East on Sunday - as opposed to a few hundred in past years - expressing their opposition to abortion with signs reading "Abortion Kills Children" and "Life: The First Inalienable Right. " Cline, the president of Franklin County Pennsylvanians for Human Life, blamed part of this year's low turnout on her organization's failure to get notices out to area churches in time for their newsletters.
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