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By JULIE E. GREENE | August 26, 2007
Click here to view the clues and answers The small Panther sticker on the end of a set of bleachers by Field One at Fairgrounds Park was the toughest clue to find for the winner of The Herald-Mail's 11th annual Landmarks Contest. But the green railing was responsible for most of the contestant entries knocked out of the running. We ran a hint, but apparently several people missed it as they still thought the green railing belonged to a trash can. The railing actually was part of a bridge on the bike path that goes from Fairgrounds Park to Pangborn Park.
NEWS
July 14, 1998
A 19-foot pleasure boat was untied from its dock in West Virginia early Saturday, taken to the Big Slack Water area of the Potomac River near Downsville and set on fire, according to Maryland Natural Resources Police. The boat, a 1995 model inboard-outboard 180 horsepower Ebbtide, was white with a blue racing stripe. It was completely destroyed and it sank. Divers from Maryland Natural Resources Police recovered the charred remains of the boat Monday afternoon, said DNR spokeswoman Patty Manown Mash.
NEWS
by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | July 26, 2003
gregs@herald-mail.com Like she does each night, Faye Rodgers picked up the photograph of her brother and placed it gently against her right cheek. Talking to the photo, she told her brother she loves him and hopes he's all right. "I guess whatever makes you feel better," Rodgers said. Rodgers, 59, said that is one of the few things she can do to ease the pain caused by her brother's slaying in November 2002. Jeffrey Rowland's body was found by a jogger on the C&O Canal towpath near Sandy Hook in southern Washington County in the early hours of Nov. 15. Since then, detectives from Maryland and West Virginia have turned up some clues.
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By CHRIS COPLEY | chrisc@herald-mail.com | July 28, 2013
It's a walk in the park this year for the 17th annual Herald-Mail Landmarks Contest. We have supplied you with 10 clues at Hagerstown City Park, off Virginia Avenue in Hagerstown. Match each clue with a structure at City Park and you might win $200.  As in years past, this year's clues are closeup photos of buildings or structures. All clues are visible from public paths, streets or facilities within the bounds of City Park. Please be courteous. Do not trample on flower beds or intrude into groups using pavilions, picnic tables or other public facilities.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 28, 2011
A body was pulled from a stream in the Borough of Chambersburg on Wednesday night nearly 12 hours after a business owner found it partially submerged and ensnared in branches. Lightning flashed in the distance as men hoisted the body, covered by a body bag lying on a tarp, from the stream off Commerce Street at 8:15 p.m. Franklin County (Pa.) Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner said crews were racing to secure the body before a predicted storm hit. Conner said he hoped items removed from the scene and an autopsy scheduled for Friday would provide clues to the person's identity.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | August 19, 2006
Millie Keith and her family have been trying to win The Herald-Mail's annual landmarks contest for three years. In their first two tries, they couldn't find all the architectural features highlighted in the photos. "Each year the one we missed has been on a church. So we were bound and determined to check out all the churches this year because we thought maybe the Man Upstairs was trying to tell us something," says Keith, 62, who lives on North Cannon Avenue in Hagerstown.
NEWS
January 11, 1998
by Kevin G. Gilbert / staff photographer 'Medicial detective' searches for clues By BRENDAN KIRBY Staff Writer On his way home several months ago, Dr. Arthur H. Horn happened upon a traffic accident on Interstate 70. Horn, a deputy medical examiner in Washington County, was not on duty at the time, but he stopped to help anyway. The accident had involved a mother and her son. The woman was already dead and there was nothing he could do for the boy. "I actually saw the boy die. That was pretty disheartening," Horn said.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | July 26, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - Hagerstown Police Department detectives continued their search Tuesday for the person or people who shot and killed one New York man and critically wounded another at a Hagerstown apartment Sunday night. Jackson Agustin Rodriguez, 22, of Walton Avenue in Bronx, N.Y., was dead when officers arrived at about 11:15 p.m. Sunday at Washington Gardens Apartments in response to a report that shots were fired at the 1022 Security Road building. Officers also found Tony Perry, 22, of East Burn Avenue in the Bronx, shot.
NEWS
by LISA PREJEAN | March 3, 2006
"Gentlemen, start your engines!" We heard that phrase used repeatedly in Daytona Beach, Fla., last month. My family had gone south for a few days over Presidents Day weekend, which also happened to be the Daytona 500 weekend. We didn't attend the race. We left the condo to take in the movie "Eight Below," so my dad could watch the race in peace. He likes to watch a race up close and with instant replay. Diehard race fans will understand his relief when my brother suggested that we go to the movies.
NEWS
by LISA PREJEAN | November 11, 2005
Last summer as my husband was driving our family to Louisiana, I turned the passenger seat into an office of sorts. The console between us served as a desk for my almanac, a spiral notebook rested on my lap, my hand held a child's 50 states coloring book, and other books about our country were scattered on the floor at my feet. I was determined to make history and geography a little more exciting for my fifth-graders this year, so I was looking for clues that would help them learn.
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By CHRIS COPLEY | chrisc@herald-mail.com | August 23, 2013
Turns out, winning The Herald-Mail's 17th annual Landmarks Contest really was a walk in the park for three women from Hagerstown. A walk and a drive. And lots of fun. The winners of the contest are Tia Taylor, her mother-in-law, Dena French, and Taylor's 12-year-old daughter, Destiny Taylor.  This year's contest was set in City Park in Hagerstown. The Herald-Mail published 10 close-up photos of elements of buildings or structures in the park. Participants searched for the clues and identified the landmarks.
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Amy Dulebohn | August 15, 2013
When I arrived to pick up my daughter from the baby-sitter on a recent Friday evening, my 3-year-old met me with an unusually grumpy demeanor. She told me she fell off the couch while napping. My sitter said her young daughter saw my little one roll to the floor and hit her head on the coffee table. Although she was grouchy from her nap gone bad, my daughter insisted her head didn't hurt, so I scooped her up and headed to the car. As I sat her in her car seat, she began to scream.
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By CHRIS COPLEY | chrisc@herald-mail.com | July 28, 2013
It's a walk in the park this year for the 17th annual Herald-Mail Landmarks Contest. We have supplied you with 10 clues at Hagerstown City Park, off Virginia Avenue in Hagerstown. Match each clue with a structure at City Park and you might win $200.  As in years past, this year's clues are closeup photos of buildings or structures. All clues are visible from public paths, streets or facilities within the bounds of City Park. Please be courteous. Do not trample on flower beds or intrude into groups using pavilions, picnic tables or other public facilities.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 28, 2011
A body was pulled from a stream in the Borough of Chambersburg on Wednesday night nearly 12 hours after a business owner found it partially submerged and ensnared in branches. Lightning flashed in the distance as men hoisted the body, covered by a body bag lying on a tarp, from the stream off Commerce Street at 8:15 p.m. Franklin County (Pa.) Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner said crews were racing to secure the body before a predicted storm hit. Conner said he hoped items removed from the scene and an autopsy scheduled for Friday would provide clues to the person's identity.
LIFESTYLE
By CHRIS COPLEY | chrisc@herald-mail.com | August 26, 2011
Call it beginners' luck. Call it a sympatico between children and flowers. Call it poetic justice. But this year's winners of The Herald-Mail's plant-themed, 15th annual Landmarks Contest is a grandmother and three young relatives. The winners are three cousins, Madison Whittington, 5, Chloe Whittington, 7, and Paige Whittington, 7, all of Hagerstown, and Tammy Chaney, of Hagerstown, grandmother of Madison and Chloe. They will share the contest prize of $300. Chaney said she watches the three girls during summer.
OPINION
August 11, 2011
“When 30 of our young men serving our country are killed, it should be reported on the front page in bold letters. Instead, your editor buries it in Section B, after the sports. This makes one question your priorities.” - Waynesboro, Pa. “Debt ceiling debates: Did you ever hear even a whisper from the House, Senate or White House that they should contribute and sacrifice some of their expensive benefits and pay? No, and you won't, either. It was an eye-opener to learn how much money is actually taken in by our government each month.
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By CHRIS COPLEY | chrisc@herald-mail.com | July 29, 2011
This year's Landmarks contest might not be a walk in the park. But it might be like a stroll in the garden. A garden of clues, that is. The Herald-Mail's 15th annual Landmarks contest is set in Funkstown this year, and all clues are plant related. Identify the answers to our 10 clues and you might win $300. As in years past, this year's clues are closeup photos of buildings or structures. All clues are visible from public sidewalks or streets in the city of Funkstown (for boundaires, see map)
NEWS
Lisa Prejean | January 13, 2011
Each fall, 10th-graders across the country take the PLAN test, which is basically a precursor to the American College Test (ACT). The PLAN test measures skills and abilities related to high school course work in English, mathematics, reading and science. As I was recently reviewing my son's test scores, I was intrigued by a section on the score report titled "Your Career Possibilities. " A World-of-Work Map presented 26 career areas for students to consider. The "map" is set up as a wheel with four compass points:  Working with data  Working with things  Working with ideas  Working with people The areas between each point blend a mix of two skill areas.
NEWS
August 2, 2010
It's a safari adventure. There are "animals" hidden in downtown Hagerstown, and we're asking our readers to track them down for The Herald-Mail's 14th annual Landmarks Contest. All of the "animals" in question are not real but, instead, hidden in everyday signage, buildings and other stationary objects in downtown Hagerstown. The most successful tracker to correctly identify all 10 clues will win $300 along with bragging rights. How to enter All of the clues are located within three blocks from the Public Square in downtown Hagerstown.
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