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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | January 17, 2012
Charles Town native Martha Manuel was with four friends Friday night as they made their way in the dark from the third level to the lifeboats to escape the stricken Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia off Tuscany, her father said Monday. On Tuesday, Italian media said five more bodies have been found aboard the ship, raising the official death toll to 11. Before the latest find, 29 people, including two Americans, from the cruise ship were still missing. Manuel, 29, is the daughter of Dale and Anne Manuel.
NEWS
August 31, 2005
The mayor of New Orleans called for a total evacuation of the city Wednesday and warned the death toll from Hurricane Katrina could reach into the thousands, making it the deadliest natural disaster in the United States since at least the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Read the full story in Thursday's Herald-Mail newspapers.
NEWS
January 29, 2011
A head-on train crash in eastern Germany killed 10 people and injured at least 33 others, eight of them severely, local firefighters said Sunday, and police feared the death toll could rise. A passenger and a cargo train crashed head-on near Hordorf village, close to Saxony-Anhalt's state capital Magdeburg, and several cars of the train carrying some 45 passengers derailed and overturned, a spokesman for the district's firefighters said. He declined to be named in line with department policy.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | February 3, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The tsunami that has claimed the lives of between 158,000 and 178,000 people - with a death toll that continues to rise - has prompted people from around the world to open their hearts and wallets to relief efforts. Students at Martinsburg High School are no exception. On Friday, members of the school's band, concert choir and dance team will put on performances, with proceeds benefiting tsunami relief efforts. Students must pay $3 to attend.
NEWS
April 27, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials said Monday they were acting aggressively to confront the spreading swine flu virus -- now confirmed in 40 victims -- while President Barack Obama said there was concern but not yet "a cause for alarm," A travel advisory was being prepared suggesting Americans not travel to Mexico, center of the outbreak. Dr. Richard Besser, acting director of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, said that so far the disease in the United States seems less severe than the outbreak in Mexico, where more than 1,600 cases have been reported and where the suspected death toll has climbed to 149. No deaths have been reported in the U.S. "I wouldn't be overly reassured by that," Besser told reporters at CDC's headquarters in Atlanta.
NEWS
September 11, 2004
Just as people of a certain generation will never forget where they were when they heard that President John F. Kennedy had been shot, the memories of Sept. 11, 2001 will endure for those who heard the news reports of the terrorist attacks. For the staff of The Herald-Mail, the day began with a report that one of the World Trade Center towers was on fire. Staffers turned on a TV set in the newsroom and were soon horrified to see the second tower hit by an airliner being used as a terrorist weapon.
NEWS
by ANDREA ROWLAND | September 30, 2002
andrear@herald-mail.com As the death toll from the mosquito-borne West Nile virus continues to climb nationwide, health officials urge people to continue taking precautions against mosquitoes until colder weather arrives. The first hard freeze will make dormant the West Nile-infected mosquitoes that spread the virus by biting humans, animals and birds, Washington County Health Officer William Christoffel said. There is no evidence to suggest West Nile can be spread from person to person or from animal to person, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | May 4, 1999
WILLIAMSPORT - Carney Harrell's son lost his Moore, Okla., house to a tornado on Monday, but most important, his son's family is all right. "We're blessed," Harrell said Tuesday evening in a telephone interview from his home at 14601 Falling Waters Road. Harrell's daughter called him Monday from Cumberland, Md., to let him know about the tornadoes whipping through the Oklahoma City suburbs where his son, Michael Eugene Harrell, and daughter, Naomi Hailey, have lived for about 15 years.
OPINION
September 6, 2011
“Wow, what a difference between the way the Obama administration handled Hurricane Irene and how Bush handled Katrina. At least the adults are in charge. The reason the death toll is so low is because of the evacuations, planning, etc. That is exactly what is supposed to happen - plan correctly, act correctly and the death toll is low.” - Falling Waters, W.Va.         “This is for ... the Maugansville area complaining about the airplanes: If you bought or moved into your home after 1928, you have no one to complain to except yourself.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | September 7, 1999
With warm and sunny conditions expected for the Labor Day weekend, area police are hoping motorists will take it easy on Tri-State area highways. But in case they don't, police want drivers to know they will be out in force. State police in West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania plan to be ready with increased visibility and determination to crack down on reckless and drunken driving. And a record numbers of travelers are predicted to be on the highways this holiday weekend.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | January 17, 2012
Charles Town native Martha Manuel was with four friends Friday night as they made their way in the dark from the third level to the lifeboats to escape the stricken Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia off Tuscany, her father said Monday. On Tuesday, Italian media said five more bodies have been found aboard the ship, raising the official death toll to 11. Before the latest find, 29 people, including two Americans, from the cruise ship were still missing. Manuel, 29, is the daughter of Dale and Anne Manuel.
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OPINION
September 6, 2011
“Wow, what a difference between the way the Obama administration handled Hurricane Irene and how Bush handled Katrina. At least the adults are in charge. The reason the death toll is so low is because of the evacuations, planning, etc. That is exactly what is supposed to happen - plan correctly, act correctly and the death toll is low.” - Falling Waters, W.Va.         “This is for ... the Maugansville area complaining about the airplanes: If you bought or moved into your home after 1928, you have no one to complain to except yourself.
NEWS
January 29, 2011
A head-on train crash in eastern Germany killed 10 people and injured at least 33 others, eight of them severely, local firefighters said Sunday, and police feared the death toll could rise. A passenger and a cargo train crashed head-on near Hordorf village, close to Saxony-Anhalt's state capital Magdeburg, and several cars of the train carrying some 45 passengers derailed and overturned, a spokesman for the district's firefighters said. He declined to be named in line with department policy.
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.
NEWS
April 27, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials said Monday they were acting aggressively to confront the spreading swine flu virus -- now confirmed in 40 victims -- while President Barack Obama said there was concern but not yet "a cause for alarm," A travel advisory was being prepared suggesting Americans not travel to Mexico, center of the outbreak. Dr. Richard Besser, acting director of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, said that so far the disease in the United States seems less severe than the outbreak in Mexico, where more than 1,600 cases have been reported and where the suspected death toll has climbed to 149. No deaths have been reported in the U.S. "I wouldn't be overly reassured by that," Besser told reporters at CDC's headquarters in Atlanta.
NEWS
February 6, 2008
LAFAYETTE, Tenn. (AP) -- Residents in five Southern states tried to salvage what they could Wednesday from homes reduced to piles of debris, a day after the deadliest cluster of tornadoes in nearly a decade tore through the region, snapping trees and crumpling homes. At least 50 people were dead. Rescue crews, some with the help of the National Guard, went door-to-door looking for more victims. Dozens of twisters were reported as the storms swept through Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | February 11, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Violet Rowland's eyes, which see only shadows, welled with tears Tuesday as she moved her fingers over the edges of a gold-framed photograph. The 81-year-old woman, who is legally blind, knew the frame held a picture of her only son, Jeffrey Rowland, who was killed more than four years ago on the C&O Canal towpath near Sandy Hook. Her son's body was found by a jogger on Nov. 15, 2002. No arrests have been made in connection with his death. The Washington County Sheriff's Department, which is investigating the homicide, still gets tips on the case, but no leads substantial enough to warrant charges, said Lt. Mark Knight, supervisor of the department's criminal investigations division.
NEWS
August 31, 2005
The mayor of New Orleans called for a total evacuation of the city Wednesday and warned the death toll from Hurricane Katrina could reach into the thousands, making it the deadliest natural disaster in the United States since at least the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Read the full story in Thursday's Herald-Mail newspapers.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | February 3, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The tsunami that has claimed the lives of between 158,000 and 178,000 people - with a death toll that continues to rise - has prompted people from around the world to open their hearts and wallets to relief efforts. Students at Martinsburg High School are no exception. On Friday, members of the school's band, concert choir and dance team will put on performances, with proceeds benefiting tsunami relief efforts. Students must pay $3 to attend.
NEWS
September 11, 2004
Just as people of a certain generation will never forget where they were when they heard that President John F. Kennedy had been shot, the memories of Sept. 11, 2001 will endure for those who heard the news reports of the terrorist attacks. For the staff of The Herald-Mail, the day began with a report that one of the World Trade Center towers was on fire. Staffers turned on a TV set in the newsroom and were soon horrified to see the second tower hit by an airliner being used as a terrorist weapon.
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