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By ART CALLAHAM | March 25, 2012
Over the past few weeks, I have written columns about the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag and our U.S. flag; in the spirit of equal time and space today's column is about the Maryland state flag. Up front, you need to know that most of this column is taken directly from Maryland's Web pages - simply Google Maryland state flag history for further research. First, a little Maryland history, or everything you learned in school about your native state.  Where does Maryland get its name?
By RYAN BARRY / Pulse Correspondent | January 15, 2008
This coming weekend the Chargers visit New England for the AFC Championship game and the Giants are on the road in Green Bay for the NFC Championship game. The way the Chargers defeated the Colts on Sunday, I'm picking San Diego over New England. I take the Chargers over the Patriots partly because I want New England to lose, but also because San Diego has the No. 1 rusher in the league, LaDainian Tomlinson. The Patriots have a strong defense, but they are stronger against the pass than the rush.
by Mrs. L.A. Funkhouser | November 24, 2003
To the editor: Since the old question of why we have seperation of the church and the state has once again reared it's ugly head, I feel that it is high time for a mini-history lesson to explain why our Founders felt as they did, and why they set up our nation under such strictures. It all began in the late 1400s in Merry Old England. King Henry VII (House of Tudor) had four children: Arthur, Margaret, Henry and Mary. They were all Catholic, and so was England, for the most part.
By ROBERT KELLER / Pulse Correspondent | October 30, 2007
With almost half the season of football over, things begin to heat up. Teams begin to play harder to get into the playoffs. For others, it's just for pride. There are only nine weeks before the post-season and the unbeaten and winless are still out there. The best game this week was Jacksonville at Tampa Bay. The Jaguars came in 4-2 while the Buccaneers came in 4-3. Tampa Bay quarterback Jeff Garcia had not thrown an interception this season until halfway through the second quarter.
by RICHARD F. BELISLE | September 5, 2005 WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The story of a Bible that ended up in a Waynesboro church is like a walk through English history. Late last year, an anonymous donor gave a Geneva Bible that was printed in 1584 to Trinity United Church of Christ. The Bible went on display at the altar for the first time last week, said Christine S. Boardman, interim church pastor. "This is a very, very special Bible for any church," Boardman said. "An anonymous donor came forward from the church community and gave it to us. It was a special gift to the church for Christmas.
March 10, 2009
JULY 27, 1914-MARCH 6, 2009 DUNDALK, Md. - Joseph Resh Hoffman Sr., 94, of Dundalk, and formerly of Great Cacapon, W.Va., died Friday, March 6, 2009, at the Veterans Affairs Rehab & Extended Care Center in Baltimore. Born July 27, 1914, in Parkton, Md., he was the son of the late William L. and Annie F. Pergoy Hoffman. His wife, Mildred Grace Light Hoffman, died July 22, 1991. He was a graduate of Sparks (Md.) High School. He retired after 42 years of service as a machine shop manager with Black & Decker in Baltimore and Hampstead, Md. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a Methodist.
October 14, 2009
The local Pegasus Radio Control Airplane Club in Hagerstown will host the End of Season Contest for the Eastern Soaring League. The event will begin Saturday at 9 a.m. and end at mid-afternoon Sunday at Pegasus Field off Old Forge Road in Hagerstown. Approximately 30 pilots from as far as New England and the Carolinas have signed up for the competition. The sailplanes they will be flying are handmade, high performance gliders. The planes are constructed using a composite of carbon fiber, Kevlar and fiberglass.
April 26, 2008
Here are some examples of plants that grow in the Tri-State area that can tolerate dry, hot conditions: May to June blooming: · Sea pink · Butterfly weed · Perennial bachelor's button · Gas plant · Cushion spurge · Day lily · Coral bells · Candy Tuft · Dwarf crested iris · Bearded iris · Iceland poppy June to September blooming: ...
December 7, 1999
How did Accident, Md., get its name? By accident, of course. Surveyors were sent out on separate expeditions for Lord Baltimore and William Penn after the King of England made them land grants in the New World, said Accident Town Clerk Ruth Ann Hahn. Instructed to survey the best farmland so many miles west of Baltimore, both surveyors ended up marking the same oak tree, leading the area to be dubbed "accidental tract," Hahn said. By about 1800, the area, also called Flowery Vale in the early days of settlement, was being called Accident, she said.
May 13, 2012
The Washington County Free Library hosted a reception on May 4 honoring the winners of this year's Poetry and Short Story Writing Contest. The reception takes place the night before Washington County Reading Day, which is held the first Saturday in May. This year's winners include, Logan Barrett, Cheryl Barnes, Peyton Blood, Zach Wandalowski, Quinn Wandalowski, Jade Lee, Mayson Deighton, Joanne Lee, Mackenzie Shank, Sophie Scheck, Samantha Agostini,...
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