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February 3, 2013
A delegation from Guangzhou City, China, toured Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village on Jan. 14, and discussed how senior-care services are delivered in the United States. Through an interpreter, six high-level Chinese government officials discussed a variety of topics, including quality of care, funding programs and allocation of resources. During the tour, the delegation met with staff and residents. John Brantley, associate dean of Workforce Development at Kaplan University, Hagerstown; Susan MacDonald, director of the Washington County Commission on Aging; and Dave Engle, director of social services for Washington County, coordinated the visit and accompanied the group.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | August 30, 2009
KEEDYSVILLE -- The evidence of Rocky Rutherford's interest in basketball is obvious as visitors pull up to a hoop in his parents' driveway. Rocky said he plays basketball a lot, and his skill was demonstrated when he and other youths played against a team last month in China. The American kids won. Rocky, a 15-year-old sophomore at Boonsboro High School, was in China as part of the People to People Ambassador Programs. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who founded the program in 1956, said it was important for ordinary citizens to interact, believing that could promote cultural understanding and world peace, according to the organization's Web site.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | November 29, 2007
The patient at Washington County Hospital had a slow pulse, septic fever, three red spots on his abdomen and a white blood count that Dr. Sophia H.Y. Chien correctly diagnosed as typhoid fever. It was 1948 and Chien, who was 25 at the time, had just started a medical internship here. Her diagnosis impressed local doctors, who had never seen a case of the disease here. The 45-year-old patient had been exposed to the disease when he was overseas with the military. It was stories such as this one that Chien, whose married name is Chang, shared with Dr. Robert Brooks of Washington County Hospital and Chang's family members during a visit to the hospital in late October.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | November 27, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- On a recent trip to China, Washington County Commissioners President John F. Barr formalized a partner-community relationship between Washington County and Jinhua City, in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang. The relationship grew out of an agreement between Kaplan University's Hagerstown campus and the Jinhua College of Profession and Technology that was formalized during the same visit. Under Kaplan's agreement, students from the Jinhua college will travel to Hagerstown to study business administration and accounting and will have the opportunity to earn associate or bachelor's degrees from Kaplan, said Chris Motz, president of Kaplan University's Hagerstown campus.
NEWS
April 1, 2009
LONDON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has accepted an invitation to visit China later this year. The White House said Wednesday that Obama has accepted an invitation from President Hu Jintao. Obama and Hu met in London ahead of the G20 economic summit. The White House says Obama and Hu agreed to "intensify coordination and cooperation on global economic and financial issues. " As economic leaders, the United States and China say they want to work together to address the economic crisis.
NEWS
August 11, 2008
BEIJING (AP) -- The U.S. women's basketball team quickly dashed any hopes China had of an upset, avenging a loss in April with the second American drubbing of the Chinese in as many nights. Tina Thompson scored 13 of her 27 points during a 23-0 run in the first quarter and the U.S. routed China 108-63 on Monday night, taking the boisterous crowd out of the game early. Trailing by one midway through the first quarter, Thompson took over. She made two 3-pointers, a jumper from the corner, two layups, and three free throws during the spurt.
NEWS
August 11, 2008
BEIJING (AP) -- In one heartpounding minute in the first half, LeBron James dunked off a nifty underhanded feed from Dwyane Wade. Then Kobe Bryant flew in and jammed. Then it was Chris Bosh's turn to rattle the rim. As the backboard swayed, some might have recalled the fabled Dream Team. The final score -- U.S. 101, China 70 -- might also draw comparisons. Who's worried about the 7-for-29 shooting from beyond the arc? Just toss it up and throw it down. This was the biggest basketball game in China's history and perhaps the most-watched basketball game ever -- and the U.S. wanted to turn in a performance to match the moment as it took its first step toward Olympic hoops redemption.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | November 27, 2009
An agreement signed Nov. 10 establishing a relationship between Washington County and a city in China did not have the full support of the Washington County Commissioners, according to Commissioner Kristin B. Aleshire. Aleshire said he was opposed to the relationship because of China's communist government and said the matter should have been brought to the commissioners for a vote before the agreement was signed. Commissioners President John F. Barr signed a document establishing the "friendship-city relationship" during a recent trip to China with Kaplan University officials.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | November 16, 2008
Editor's note: This is the first story in a six-part series about some of the people who will compete in the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon Saturday in Washington County. WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Less than 60 hours after arriving in the United States from China, Brad Distad will stand in Boonsboro's town square prepared to run 50 miles through Washington County. It won't be the first time the 32-year-old has made the flight halfway around the world just days before the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | December 29, 2003
pepperb@herald-mail.com Becky Blair's Eastern Elementary School art students offered to write her husband letters asking him not to take their teacher to China with him in January. As much as it hurt to say goodbye, Blair is moving with her husband, Greg, to Shanghai for at least two years as he takes a new position as a supplier quality development manager with Volvo Powertrain Mack Division. Some of Blair's students are having a hard time with the move. One day, she asked a student to give up his seat for a girl, telling him that it's a gesture gentlemen make, that it's something her husband would do for her. Blair said the boy replied, "Well, if he's so much of a gentleman, why is he taking you all the way to China?"
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February 3, 2013
A delegation from Guangzhou City, China, toured Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village on Jan. 14, and discussed how senior-care services are delivered in the United States. Through an interpreter, six high-level Chinese government officials discussed a variety of topics, including quality of care, funding programs and allocation of resources. During the tour, the delegation met with staff and residents. John Brantley, associate dean of Workforce Development at Kaplan University, Hagerstown; Susan MacDonald, director of the Washington County Commission on Aging; and Dave Engle, director of social services for Washington County, coordinated the visit and accompanied the group.
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NEWS
May 9, 2012
Waynesboro School Board approves trip to China WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Area School Board has given the green light for the district's high school students studying business to visit China next year. The board approved it as a non-sanctioned trip during a meeting Tuesday. That means the school district will excuse the absence from Nov. 22 to Dec. 3, 2013, but the trip to China will not be sanctioned, according to board Vice President Chris Lind.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | May 7, 2012
Waynesboro Area Senior High School students studying business could be visiting one of the world's key economic players in 2013. Teachers Brian Fisher and Caroline Tassone are asking the Waynesboro Area School Board to consider approving an educational trip to China for Nov. 22 to Dec. 3, 2013. The school board is scheduled to discuss the trip at its meeting Tuesday night. If approved, students could participate in fundraisers for the $3,477-per-student trip held in conjunction with the Chambersburg (Pa.)
NEWS
August 12, 2011
By ANNE CHOVEY Special to The Herald-Mail My mother's birthday falls around holiday time, and, when I was young, that usually meant my grandmother was at our house. My grandmother always wanted to do something special for her daughter-in-law on her birthday and that often meant we would go to a Chinese restaurant. In our town, the Chinese restaurant was a very elaborate place with red-and-gold wallpaper and dark, tiny rooms in the back for private parties like ours.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | June 21, 2011
They were in this country to learn about antitrust law, but a group of 19 Chinese jurists and their interpreter stopped in the Washington County Courthouse in Hagerstown Tuesday afternoon to watch a criminal proceeding. "Today a prisoner who was previously sentenced is attacking the conviction," Deputy State's Attorney Joseph Michael explained to the group about the post-conviction hearing. The defendant, he told them, pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in 2004 in exchange for an 18-month sentence and an agreement to testify against her mother.
OPINION
February 7, 2011
Why is the U.S. afraid to confront China?     To the editor:   I find it interesting, but I am not surprised that President Obama and many American politicians are hellbent on chasing the president of Egypt out of office on the grounds that Egypt is not a democracy while at the same time we continue business as usual with China, a nation that is the most blatant and egregious abuser of human rights in...
NEWS
July 17, 2010
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese government officials say 28 miners have died after an electrical cable caught fire inside a coal shaft. An official with the State Administration of Work Safety says the accident happened Saturday evening at the privately owned Xiaonangou coal mine in Sangshuping town in northern Shaanxi Province. He declined to give his name as is customary with Chinese officials. He said Sunday that all the 28 miners working in the shaft were killed when the underground cable caught fire.
NEWS
April 14, 2010
BEIJING (AP) -- Soldiers and civilians used shovels and their bare hands to dig through collapsed buildings in search of survivors after strong earthquakes struck a mountainous Tibetan region of China on Wednesday, killing at least 589 people and injuring more than 10,000. The series of quakes flattened buildings across remote western Yushu county and sent survivors, many bleeding from their wounds, flooding into the streets of Jiegu township. State television showed block after devastated block of toppled mud and wood homes.
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By HEATHER KEELS | December 8, 2009
HAGERSTOWN - The Washington County Commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday to formally approve an agreement for a relationship between Washington County and Jinhua City in China. Commissioners President John F. Barr signed a memorandum establishing the "friendship-city" relationship during a trip to China last month. Barr said he signed the agreement because he thought the commissioners had reached a consensus in support of it, but Commissioner Kristin B. Aleshire called for a formal vote on the matter.
NEWS
December 7, 2009
Ah, so now Washington County has a "friendship-city relationship" with Jinhua City in China. Now that we know that, what do we do? Commissioners President John Barr said he entered into the deal on a recent trip to China which says that "the two parties will endeavor to formally establish friendly relations so as to promote common prosperity and development. " I see. Well, if they can talk Washington County into that one child per household idea, I might be all for it. Of course, Hagerstown has that sister city thing going with some town in Germany, and far as I can tell, all it's gotten us is "Wesel Boulevard.
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