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By DAVE MCMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | October 10, 2011
Donald Mongan didn't know Logan Sellers' family. But the Morgan County, W.Va., resident said he was so overcome by the boy's death that he traveled to Hagerstown's City Park so he could be among more than 100 people who remembered the child Monday night. Logan, 2, died Monday after he was taken off life support at a Washington, D.C., hospital, according to Assistant State's Attorney Brett Wilson. The boy was taken to Meritus Medical Center last week with injuries police determined to be suspicious in nature.
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Melissa Tewes and Joe Fleischman | Your Health Matters | October 3, 2011
Special to The Herald-Mail Is it possible that snacking on chocolate could be good for you?   Recent studies regarding the potential health benefits of chocolate may suggest so.    Chocolate might not just be for curing a sweet tooth anymore. Cocoa solids contain compounds called antioxidants and phenols, which have been shown to help prevent high blood pressure and improve heart health.   Dark chocolate contains the highest amount of these beneficial compounds.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 4, 2011
Khalil Mohamed Atteya, known by his family as Niko, would've loved the music, food and other activities that were featured at a Sunday event at the Fayetteville Fire Hall, his aunt said. But Olga Panagos said there will be a bigger party if Niko returns home. The 11-year-old Fayetteville boy has not had contact with his mother's side of the family since he was allegedly kidnapped by his noncustodial father on Aug. 1 in Egypt. Panagos' family and friends helped her organize a fundraiser.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | August 17, 2011
Emily Gray Spickler was determined to make her own way in the world. And the 19-year-old aspiring fashion journalist from Shepherdstown, W.Va., was doing just that before her life came to an unexpected end this week while studying abroad in Australia. "Gone too soon," Spickler's mother, Jill Spickler, said in a telephone interview Wednesday. Three days before what would have been her 20th birthday, the 2009 Jefferson High School graduate was found dead Monday in her dormitory residence at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba, Australia.
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August 23, 2010
WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- A family friend says "Howdy Doody Show" writer Edward Kean has died at the age of 85. Kean was the primary writer for the show and penned the theme song to which millions of American children sang along each week during the show's run on NBC from 1947 to 1960. Family friend Del Reddy said Monday that Kean died Aug. 13 at a nursing care facility in Oakland County's West Bloomfield Township from complications of emphysema. Reddy says the New York City native wrote the song "It's Howdy Doody Time," which was sung during the show's opening.
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August 9, 2010
Christine G. Binford, wife of the late Dr. R.T. Binford, celebrated her 90th birthday July 31 at Somerford Place in Hagerstown. The staff served hors d'oeuvres and lunch to family and friends who came from Maryland, Pennsylvania and Florida. The group enjoyed reminiscing about earlier times. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren played a bean bag toss game on the patio. The party concluded with Binford opening her many cards and gifts.
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By MARIE GILBERT | April 24, 2010
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- There was little left of Jonathan and Mary Miller's home on Feb. 16. Twisted iron pipes hung from a collapsed ceiling and hardened black ash littered the snow-covered lawn. The fire had spread quickly that winter afternoon, said Brian Imes, the couple's son. Flames shot up through the chimney and drywall. And when it hit air, it moved at an alarming pace. What the family didn't know, Imes said, was that the roof line had been smoldering for weeks.
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BY CHRIS COPLEY | April 5, 2010
Tyree Sterling, 32, of Hagerstown acknowledged that some people find the concept of Christian hip-hop to be a contradiction. Christianity encourages living a moral life of serving others, but hip-hop, well, its values are very different. "There's four things you find in secular rap - sex, drugs, violence, self-image," Sterling said during a recent visit to The Herald-Mail. "This CD actually reaches people - grandmas, dads. People who don't like hip-hop, they do buy this CD. " By "this CD," Sterling means "Rock Wit It," a collection of 12 songs or spoken tracks he released in October.
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December 12, 2009
Eagle projects are one of the last requirements needed for a Boy Scout to attain the highest rank in Scouting. On Nov. 6, Andrew Meighen of Troop 14 in Smithsburg planned the planting of red oak and white trees in the East Woods of Antietam Ntional Battlefield. The project was done for the National Park Service to help restore the battlefield to its original landscape of the 1800s. Members of Troop 14, family and friends helped dig holes, plant trees and spread mulch around the trees.
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November 4, 2009
Catherine Spicher was recognized recently by friends and family in honor of her 100th birthday. When asked about her secret of longevity, Catherine quipped, "I don't know. Do you have any suggestions?" Catherine, born Oct. 29, 1909, was the oldest of seven children - five brothers and one sister. Two of her brothers are still living. Born in Millersburg, Pa., she married Charles Spicher on March 10, 1931, and together they had one son, Carl Spicher. She has three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
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