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by TIM ROWLAND | November 29, 2005
Because it's so controversial, I hate to weigh in on the whole "Intelligent Design" debate, but since you depend on me for accurate answers, I feel as if I have no choice. To cut to the chase, I think "Intelligent Design" is a fraud and a sham. I have assessed all available information and read everything there is to read on the topic. I have sought out higher powers, I have meditated on the subject matter, I have analyzed all sides, both objective and subjective. The root question is this: Is there an "intelligent designer" who put all this in place, or did everything as we know it just materialize in a cosmic coagulation of bits and pieces, seeking their own equilibrium out of an eruption of volcanic chaos?
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By TIM ROWLAND | February 26, 2008
Somehow, Maryland has managed to worry along through the centuries without an Official State Dessert. Until now. Sweet. This is that time of year when the General Assembly shakes off its less pressing business and sets about the more serious work of naming Official State Something or Others. You know the basics. State bird: Baltimore oriole. State flower: black-eyed Susan. State dance: the square dance. State crustacean: William Donald Schaefer. But each year, other items and their constituencies descend upon the capitol to lobby for their inclusion into the annals of state inclusiveness, for the express purpose of keeping lawmakers busy, thus ensuring they don't have time to screw up something that really matters.
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December 30, 1998
By MEG H. PARTINGTON / Staff Writer photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer You don't need to spend New Year's Eve at home with the television in order to stay safe. Feel free to celebrate with friends and family, but as the world loses its grasp on 1998, don't lose your grip on common sense. "The key is how you participate," says Hagerstown Police Chief Dale Jones. Alcohol is a popular indulgence as revelers welcome in a new year, but abuse of it can turn holiday cheer into misery.
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May 16, 2001
BOE eyes honors designations By TARA REILLY tarar@herald-mail.com The Washington County Board of Education is considering creating three honors designations for graduation, a move that would better recognize seniors for outstanding academic achievement, according to the board's public information officer. "Through these new designations, more students will be able to be recognized officially, rather than only two students per school receiving notice for valedictorian and salutatorian," said Public Information Officer Carol Mowen.
NEWS
June 7, 2000
This week is homeownership week in Hagerstown. Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II on Tuesday read a proclamation that designates the week of June 5 to June 11 homeownership week in the city.
NEWS
February 6, 2009
Hagerstown Community College is offering "Creating a Classroom Web Site," a hands-on course for teachers. Students in the class study at their own pace. They can access the classroom anytime with an Internet connection. New sessions of each course run every month and last six weeks with two new lessons being released weekly for a total of 12. The courses are Web-based with lessons, quizzes and assignments. For information, call 301-790-2800, ext. 453, or go to www.ed2go.
NEWS
December 7, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. - The U.S. Flag Service in Frederick recently won first place in the Flag and Banner Design competition at the National Independent Flag Dealers Convention in Atlantic City. The association represents many independent flag dealers throughout the U.S. The flag, titled "United We Stand," received top honors in the flag competition. Hugh Warner is retired from the military, having served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam, the Army Reserve and the Air National Guard.
NEWS
August 2, 2000
Firms designing new stadium Designs for a new baseball stadium to replace Hagerstown's Municipal Stadium are expected to be completed by November. The Maryland Stadium Authority is overseeing preliminary engineering and design work being done by HOK Sport in Kansas City, Mo., and Barton Malow in Baltimore. The work is being paid for with $120,000 in city funds, $190,000 from the county and $35,000 in private contributions, including $30,000 from Winston Blenckstone, owner of the Hagerstown Suns baseball team.
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by SCOTT BUTKI | May 5, 2004
The Washington County Board of Education voted 6-0 Tuesday to approve schematic design drawings for a new Maugansville Elementary School. The school board voted in February 2003 to consolidate Maugansville and Conococheague elementary schools at Maugansville and to close Conococheague after construction is completed. Under the proposal, a new Maugansville school building will be built next to the current one. The board approved a feasibility study for the project in March 2003, a written staff report said.
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by MARLO BARNHART | September 19, 2004
marlob@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Some waited in line for as long as an hour Saturday at Wolf Furniture at Prime Outlets just to get an autographed picture or book from Hildi Santo Tomas, a designer from the popular television series "Trading Spaces. " Her devoted fans weren't disappointed. In fact, they got a sneak preview of a shift in format for the Saturday show, which first airs Oct. 16. "Before, we would know the house and the room about two weeks ahead of time, but that's changing," Santo Tomas said.
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