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by WANDA T. WILLIAMS | February 4, 2005
Editor's note: The Next Generation is a series of stories highlighting young people in the Tri-State area. A story will run every Friday. wandaw@herald-mail.com SMITHSBURG - Ryan Deal has been fascinated with computers and electronics since he was 5 years old. His mother, Teresa Deal, said Ryan was born with a curiosity that made him want to take everything apart. "He'd take the electronic remotes to his toys apart," Teresa Deal recalled. What started out as curiosity has turned into a passion for the 16-year-old who spent $2,000 to open Pentester Technologies, a home-based computer repair company.
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December 5, 1999
Editor's Note: The Herald-Mail is featuring one high school teacher each month through May. The eight-part series highlights excellent educators on the first Monday of each month. Coming in January: Hancock Middle/Senior High School. By BRUCE HAMILTON / Staff Writer photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer Norman McGaughey is a high-tech teacher. In his advanced computer applications class, Washington County Technical High School students learn how to network in a new way. They graduate knowing how to connect computers, set up servers and analyze operating systems.
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by SCOTT BUTKI | July 16, 2004
BOONSBORO scottb@herald-mail.com As part of a slide show she created during a weeklong computer camp, a 9-year-old Washington County girl noted who "bugs" her: "Everyone. " Sitting in the camp classroom at Boonsboro Elementary School on Thursday, Katja Friedrich explained that everybody irks her sometime. She and the other 15 students in this week's computer class put together a slide show that lists facts about themselves along with some opinions and goals.
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February 2, 2007
Spyware, adware, viruses and worms, Oh my! If you've ever felt helpless because of computer problems, come visit Hagerstown Community College's Computer CPR Clinic at Valley Mall on Saturday, Feb. 24. Students from HCC's Information Technology Association will be providing consulting and repair services for home computer headaches. On a donation basis, you can bring in your computer to the clinic between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. for a variety of services. Student technicians will help diagnose problems on your PC related to hardware, provide advice on upgrading your current computer with new hardware, or scan your computer for problematic issues such as viruses, adware, or spyware.
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By DAVE McMILLION | February 4, 2008
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Shepherd University has witnessed record-breaking enrollment in recent years. Now the professors behind a new computer engineering program at Shepherd believe the school will grow even faster. Shepherd's entry into the new study area comes at a time of significant demand for computer engineers. The U.S. Department of Labor projects a 10 percent to 20 percent growth in demand for computer engineers by 2014, according to Shepherd officials. Seung-yun Kim, an assistant professor involved in the new four-year degree program, said he recently did an Internet search and discovered there were 200 computer engineering jobs available within a 60-mile radius of Shepherdstown.
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by TIM KOELBLE | December 9, 2003
Here we are inside the computer war room of the Bowl Championship Series office in Neverland USA: Human: Congratulations to the University of Southern California on its No. 1 ranking in The Associated Press Top 25 and USA/ESPN Top 25. Computer: We don't feel USC is No. 1. Human: I can't believe Oklahoma waited until the last week of the season to look so terrible. Computer: We feel they are still No. 1. Human: Louisiana State put a pretty good whippin' on Georgia, didn't they?
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January 2, 2007
Teens in grades seven through 12 are invited to bring games and movies to a marathon game night Saturday, Jan. 6, hosted by the Teen Advisory Board of Washington County Free Library. The library will provide board games, card games and computer games. There also will be free snacks and drinks. Limited to 25 participants. The game night begins at 8 p.m. Saturday and concludes at 7 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 7. The library is at 100 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown. To register and obtain a parental/legal guardian permission form, call 301-739-3250, ext. 126, by Wednesday, Jan. 3.
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By DAVE McMILLION | August 7, 2008
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Police and 911 officials on Wednesday started a computer-based warrant check system following a controversy over how warrants for wanted people are handled in Jefferson County. Local police have been complaining that 911 dispatchers are no longer checking for criminal warrants from municipal police departments. Charles Town Police Chief Barry Subelsky has emphasized the importance of officers being able to check if a person is wanted by any other agencies - like during a traffic stop, for example - to help prevent a wanted person from getting away from police.
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July 23, 1997
By DAVE McMILLION Staff Writer George Cassutto's use of computers at North Hagerstown High School earned him recognition from members of Congress and others Wednesday. Cassutto, along with North Hagerstown High student Tom Dean, were recognized along with representatives of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax, Va., for their use of computers in the classroom. About 50 members of Congress, computer firms and educators gave the Ed View Award for Outstanding Use of the Internet in Education to the two schools, officials said.
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