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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.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | December 26, 2009
HARPERS FERRY, W.VA. -- The term "master gunsmith" comes naturally to John G. Zimmerman. Not only is being around guns one of the first things he remembers growing up in Ohio around his grandfather's gun shop, Zimmerman has no idea how many generations his family has been making, repairing, restoring or selling guns. All he knows is the craft has been in the family on his mother's side since before his early ancestors came to America from England in the 1640s. "It could be 10, 12 generations or more," said Zimmerman, 70, owner of a shop at 1239 Washington St. that bears the name "John G. Zimmerman Master Gunsmith.
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By ALLAN POWELL | July 30, 2010
Sometimes we might assume that we need to return to ancient Greece as a source of good ideas. There is little doubt that a rich, original source of thought is readily available from Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and other well-known ancients. Another rich place to mine for brilliance is England. One overlooked person at the close of the medieval period, Francis Bacon, had a grasp that was almost modern of those obstructions that thwart the mind in the quest for knowledge. Bacon was one of the earliest of a long line of gifted British thinkers who led the way in developing the philosophy of science.
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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.
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | September 5, 2005
waynesboro@herald-mail.com 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.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | January 8, 2006
The church was plain with old highback wooden pews. With no electricity, light for the evening wedding ceremony was provided by battery-operated candles. The scent of firewood filled the rustic church. "Elegant," is how Madonna Zimmerman remembers her wedding ceremony in Antietam National Battlefield's Dunker Church last September. Zimmerman, 26, and her husband, Wesley, 24, hadn't originally planned for a wedding in the historic church. They thought of getting married at the battlefield after finding out they wouldn't be able to get a Pennsylvania marriage license in time to get married on their planned wedding date -- Sept.
NEWS
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.
LIFESTYLE
April 23, 2010
Jeff and Andrea Spencer of Boonsboro, announce the birth of a daughter, Kylie Rose Spencer , April 2, 2010. Maternal grandparents are Chris and Rich Hawkins Sr. of Boonsboro. Paternal grandparents are Dallas and Joyce Spencer of Columbus, Ind. Maternal great-grandparents are Mae and Charles Kauffman Sr. of Boonsboro and Gertrude and Donald Rider of Williamsport. Paternal great-grandparents are the late Charles and Dorothy England and the late Earl and Lorene Spencer. Jerry and Amy Valentine Walker of Funkstown, announce the birth of their second child, a son, Joshua Matthew Walker , Feb. 8, 2010.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
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