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by TERRY HEADLEE | January 16, 2005
In case you were wondering, I was the one who made the decision two weeks ago to eliminate "Shoe" and "Herman" from our comics page in The Morning Herald. One of the more unpopular decisions any newspaper editor has to make is to replace a longtime comic from its pages. The easy decision is to just leave things alone. But the easy decision isn't always the right one. I think the comics sections at most newspapers are boring and way past their prime. One reason for that, I think, is that editors believe it's just too risky to make a switch, even though they know that the new comic strips are fresher, funnier and are likely to be of more interest to the younger and occasional readers that we constantly are trying to attract.
OPINION
January 26, 2012
“As an independent, I don't know - I have no dogs in this fight coming up in November, but when I see the knuckleheads that are in the Republican Party, there isn't a single one I'd vote for, so I guess I'm voting for President Obama. I mean, you got one who never tells the truth. He flip-flops more than the flip-flops I wear. You got another one who is sadistic, you got another one who can't remember what day it is. He's so far to the right, he'd only take care of Christians. Anybody that's not, heck with them.
NEWS
May 8, 2007
Brianna Green, 13, is an eighth-grader at E. Russell Hicks Middle School. She thinks it's not fair to make people outcasts just because they're different from you. Rowan Copley, 17, of Hagerstown, studies graphic design at Hagerstown Community College. He agreed to direct a film recently completed by the Pulse team. Robert Keller, 14, is a freshman at North Hagerstown High School. He has seen every Spider-Man movie and finds himself somewhat disappointed by the third movie.
NEWS
January 25, 2012
The Hottest Comedy Show will be held Friday, Feb. 10, at 9 p.m. at Next Dimensions, 132 Old National Pike in Hagerstown. Comics from “BET” and “Comedy Central” will appear, featuring Chris Ables, KD the Comedian and Mr. Marcel. It will also include national headliner comedian Lonnie Davis and host Chad Beadle. The event will include food and drinks, free parking, 50-50 giveaways, an autograph-signing session, the return of DJ Tracy G, and an afterparty after the show.
NEWS
By JAKE WOMER | October 5, 2008
By now, you probably have noticed our new look. Today's Herald-Mail is the first Sunday edition in our narrower format. We launched the new design Monday, and we've made adjustments since then based on feedback from readers. The biggest change has been type size. On Monday, we debuted a new type in stories. In newspaper parlance, this is called "body type. " By late Monday morning, after several reader calls, we knew the body type had to be larger, so we increased the size to what it was before the redesign.
LIFESTYLE
August 31, 2013
Name: Daniel Boyd Age: 56 City in which you reside: Charleston, W.Va. Hometown: Martinsburg, W.Va. Day job: Professor at West Virginia State University in Institute, W.Va. Book title: “Chillers” book one and two Genre: Horror graphic novel, anthology Synopsis of book : Inspired by Boyd's orignial 1998 film feature “Chillers,” the graphic novel is a series of stories of the format of the stories of people on their final bus destination.
NEWS
August 5, 1997
"This is to the person that has the problems with the bats. I know how you feel. I had a terrible problem with them also but mine were living in my home. They even chased me out of my home and I was ready to give it up and move away. I called everyone - the Health Department, the pest control and nothing. No one could help me. In other words, you live with them. I prayed about it, I cried about it and finally my answer came. They no longer live in my home. The problem is gone and hopefully this person who helped me can help you, too. I hope I can hear from you and that I can help you also.
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LIFESTYLE
August 31, 2013
Name: Daniel Boyd Age: 56 City in which you reside: Charleston, W.Va. Hometown: Martinsburg, W.Va. Day job: Professor at West Virginia State University in Institute, W.Va. Book title: “Chillers” book one and two Genre: Horror graphic novel, anthology Synopsis of book : Inspired by Boyd's orignial 1998 film feature “Chillers,” the graphic novel is a series of stories of the format of the stories of people on their final bus destination.
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OPINION
May 21, 2013
“I enjoy the comics section of The Herald-Mail each morning; well, most of it, but I cannot understand why 'Brevity' is there. If I'm lucky, I understand about one out of 10 of the 'Brevity' comics. Many times I don't find the other comics funny, but I do understand them. I'm wondering if the comic editor looks at what is in the paper.” - Greencastle, Pa. “I have had hummingbirds come in for the last week. I had two so far.” - Carroll Valley (Fairfield), Pa. “As I drive past the area of Devil's Backbone Park, I see that many people enjoy fishing there.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2013
Beyond Comics, 5632 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, will host Free Comic Book Day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Comic book artist Gene Ha will be in attendance. In addition, there will be super heroes on hand to meet the kids as well as a large contingent of the Star Wars Rebel Legion. For more information, contact Jon at 301-668-8202 or store@beyondcomics.com .
NEWS
January 25, 2012
The Hottest Comedy Show will be held Friday, Feb. 10, at 9 p.m. at Next Dimensions, 132 Old National Pike in Hagerstown. Comics from “BET” and “Comedy Central” will appear, featuring Chris Ables, KD the Comedian and Mr. Marcel. It will also include national headliner comedian Lonnie Davis and host Chad Beadle. The event will include food and drinks, free parking, 50-50 giveaways, an autograph-signing session, the return of DJ Tracy G, and an afterparty after the show.
NEWS
Jake Womer | December 30, 2011
In November, we asked readers to take a survey about the comics pages to help us determine which comic strips to continue to publish. Nearly 1,900 readers responded to the survey, which is part of an effort to go from two-plus pages of comics to one page in the Monday through Saturday editions of The Herald-Mail. Respondents were fairly evenly split along the gender line, and a majority of them were older than 55. The survey responses along with attached notes and emails were helpful in winnowing the comics.
NEWS
Jake Womer | November 19, 2011
We asked for opinions and readers have responded well. In the Nov. 13 Lifestyle section, we asked readers to tell us which comics they read and how often they read them. Survey results will help determine which comics remain as The Herald-Mail prepares to cut its Monday through Saturday comics from the more than two pages currently down to one page. Six days since the survey began, 914 readers had taken the time to tell us which comics they read most often and which ones they skip over.
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