February 4, 2011
Do you know any active senior volunteers 60 or older who have made outstanding contributions to improve the lives of others in the community? You can nominate him or her for the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. The nominee must complete a nomination form and attach a reference letter from an individual who knows his or her accomplishments and a photograph of the candidate. Each year, MSCHF Inc. honors as many as 50 nominees as inductees into the Hall of Fame. Nominations may be made by an individual or an organization.
August 20, 2010
On Saturday, Aug. 14, there were many replays and newspaper photos of the scene in New York City's Times Square of the joyful celebration of the end of World War II. This marking of the 65th anniversary of that fateful war was a tribute to all who served in some way to bring three totalitarian states to defeat. The coincidence of seeing two heroic accomplishments of the Catalina flying boat (PBY) brought back memories of WWII experiences while serving as a gunner in a "Black Cat" squadron in the South Pacific.
August 16, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) -- James J. Kilpatrick's in-your-face, conservative bickering with liberal commentator Shana Alexander three decades ago was famously parodied -- and then copied for years to come on broadcast and cable channels. Even more lasting: his contributions as the nation's most widely syndicated political columnist and a dozen books on everything from politics and the U.S. Supreme Court to the use and abuse of the English language. Kilpatrick, who rose from cub reporter to one of the nation's most recognized conservative voices, died Sunday at age 89, said his wife, Marianne Means.
August 8, 2010
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Former pitching coach Ray Miller and the late Johnny Oates were inducted into the Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Miller served as Baltimore's pitching coach in parts of four different decades, beginning in 1978. He coached five different 20-game winners and two Cy Young Award recipients during his 11-year run. One of those Cy Young winners, Jim Palmer, attended the ceremony, which took place before Baltimore's game against the Chicago White Sox. Miller also managed the Orioles in 1998 and 1999.
July 18, 2010
By DAN KAUFFMAN firstname.lastname@example.org Doug Mills discovered a form of auto racing while he was serving in the U.S. Army stationed in France. It became a major part of his life for the next 30-plus years. "It was LeMans," said Mills, a Clear Spring High School graduate, of the popular 24-hour sports car endurance race. "I was fascinated that drivers and machines could last that long under such grueling conditions. " Although he never participated in the 24 Hours of LeMans, Mills went on to win 35 races -- including two Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona titles in 2000 and 2001 -- and three Sports Club Car of America championships.
July 14, 2010
The Washington County Sports Hall of Fame will award scholarships to 12 county high school graduates Saturday at its 24th annual banquet at Elks Lodge 378 on Robinwood Drive in Hagerstown. In addition, the Hall of Fame will honor Washington County's Male and Female Athletes of the Year -- Williamsport's Justin Bowie and Smithsburg's Monica Hovermale -- Coach of the Year Rachel Brashear of Smithsburg and Official of the Year Ragan Shaw. Daniel Rutherford (North Hagerstown), Hilary Shoop (St. Maria Goretti)
July 3, 2010
The Washington County Sports Hall of Fame will induct seven new members at its 24th annual banquet on July 17 at Elks Lodge 378 on Robinwood Drive in Hagerstown. The seven inductees are, in alphabetical order: · Nick Adenhart, Baseball: Adenhart was a star from his earliest days at Halfway Little League. As a 13-year-old, he was clocked at 86 mph and helped lead the Hagerstown PONY League All-Stars to the PONY World Series. He threw two no-hitters in his junior season at Williamsport High School and Wildcats games became major events in his senior year, as scouts with radar guns lined up behind the backstop to clock his pitches.
May 20, 2010
Editor's note: This story was edited May 27, 2010, to correct the name of the person who nominated Judy Phleeger for the Hall of Fame honor) HAGERSTOWN -- When asked how she got into duckpin bowling more than 40 years ago, Judy Phleeger confessed that she took a rather dramatic path. "I married the manager of the Long Meadow Bowl in 1966," Phleeger said. From that beginning, she has continued to bowl and has committed herself to furthering the sport for both adults and youth.
May 16, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- Before Alonso Jimenez went to Children's Village of Washington County, his family hadn't thought much about fire safety. Their home had two smoke detectors. No one considered whether they worked or not. Thankfully, Alonso does his homework. Children's Village of Washington County is a nonprofit life safety education center. All second-grade classes in Washington County Public Schools visit the center for a day of learning about fire, traffic, water, pedestrian and other personal safety skills from uniformed firefighters and police officers.
May 6, 2010
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Long before pitch counts, setup men and closers, Robin Roberts usually finished what he started. Roberts, the tireless Hall of Fame pitcher who led the Philadelphia Phillies to the 1950 National League pennant as part of the famed "Whiz Kids," died Thursday. He was 83. Roberts died at his Temple Terrace, Fla., home of natural causes, the Phillies said, citing son Jim. "He was a boyhood hero of mine," team president David Montgomery said. "Then I had a chance to meet him personally.