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By DON AINES | August 9, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. -- Their athletic facilities might be out of date and training techniques behind the times, but the focus and intensity of Chinese athletes are unmatched, according to Doug Lentz, who recently returned from a week at the Shanghai Sports Institute. Lentz, the director of fitness and wellness at Results Fitness Center, an affiliate of Summit Health, is also the conferences and special programs coordinator for the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Its membership is made up of 33,000 strength coaches, athletic and personal trainers, physical therapists and exercise researchers and scientists.
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NEWS
August 8, 2008
LONDON (AP) -- A protester set himself on fire outside the Chinese Embassy in the Turkish capital and thousands of Tibetan exiles took to the streets in Nepal, as anti-China demonstrations occurred worldwide to coincide with the start of the Beijing Olympics. By the end of the day Friday, protests that had begun in Asia also were taking place in London, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam. In Ankara, a demonstrator suffered second-degree burns after setting himself on fire during a rally by several hundred ethnic Uighurs, officials said.
NEWS
August 8, 2008
OLY-OPENING:WA--Using a cast of thousands, China set out to impress the world Friday night with a high-tech, fireworks-filled opening ceremony to an Olympic Summer Games heightened by China's patriotic ambitions and controversy over the country's environmental problems and human rights record. Some 91,000 people filled the landmark National Stadium on a hot, humid night under an opaque pall of haze while some 15,000 performers flew through the air and swirled in geometric formations on the stadium floor.
NEWS
June 6, 2008
Don't exploit the Olympics To the editor: The 2008 Olympic Games have become a lever with which various political group can pressure the Chinese government. To me, and surely to most people, the Olympics is an athletic contest. The Olympics is the pinnacle of sporting achievement for athletes around the world and a celebration of all the talents of various individuals that make the games exciting and entertaining. China has spent billions of dollars to prepare its stadiums.
NEWS
March 27, 2008
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NEWS
March 13, 2008
'Look: Art is Universal' The Shippensburg High School chapter of the National Art Honor Society will present a variety of artwork. The exhibit continues through Friday, March 28. SHAPE Gallery, 39 W. King St., Shippensburg, Pa. Gallery hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Call 717-530-2730. Long red covered bridge Paintings by Drucilla L. "Ott" Carmack are on display. The show continues through March at the Grove Family Library, Chambersburg, Pa. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
NEWS
February 25, 2008
The following recall has been announced: · About 6,600 Spider-Man water bottles manufactured in China by Fast Forward LLC, because screws under the lid can come loose and fall into the cup. This puts children at risk of choking. The company has received three reports of screws coming loose, but no reports of injuries. The cups were sold at Sears stores around the country between July and August 2007. For information, call 1-877-244-4433 or go to www.cpsc.gov . - The Associated Press
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By MARLO BARNHART | December 9, 2007
CEARFOSS - Seventy years ago and half a world away, a young Cearfoss woman, her new husband and a friend from California - all three Church of the Brethren missionaries - disappeared without a trace in rural China. On Sunday, Dec. 2, the congregation of the Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship and a few family members swept away the miles and the years as they shared memories of the three missionaries and their ultimate sacrifice for their beliefs. Mary Hykes Harsh, Alva Harsh and Minneva Neher set off for China on Sept.
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
October 29, 2007
Heritage Academy students Travis and Steven Barthalow journeyed recently to Xian, China, for two weeks on a mission trip. Steven is a senior and Travis is a sophomore.
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