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NEWS
September 30, 2002
Age: Most breast cancer diagnoses are in women older than 50. Family History: One or more first-degree relatives - mother, daughter or sister - have had breast cancer No experience of childbirth, or having your first child after age 30. Early onset of menstrual period (before age 12) Late onset of menopause (after age 55) n Obesity Prior history of breast cancer Significant radiation exposure to chest Prior cancer of uterus or ovaries Atypical hyperplasia - abnormal increase in the number of cells - or another pre-malignant condition Multiple breast biopsies Other possible risk factors are use of alcohol, taking birth control pills for many years, and taking post-menopausal estrogen.
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | November 2, 2004
waynesboro@herald-mail.com GREENCASTLE, PA. - The first name that comes to mind when one thinks of airplanes in Hagerstown is Fairchild, maker of the famous C-119 Flying Boxcar in the 1950s and the A-10 Warthog in the 1970s and 1980s. But aircraft production in Hagerstown goes back further, to 1916, when Giuseppe Bellanca, an Italian immigrant and aviation pioneer, built a 35-horsepower airplane for the Maryland Pressed Steel Co. on Pope Avenue where he worked. Bellanca flew his plane, called the Bellanca C.D., on its maiden flight off Doub's Meadow, now the site of South Hagerstown High School.
NEWS
August 26, 1997
By DON AINES Staff Writer, Martinsburg SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Until recently, it was just known as Bridge No. 19-3405B. Earlier this year, however, the U.S. 340 bridge over the W.Va. 9 bypass near Charles Town was named the John Adam Link Bridge in honor of an early settler and Revolutionary War soldier. That made the Link family reunion at the Uvilla Lutheran Church a bit more special this year. More than 60 members of the family gathered Sunday beneath a pavilion dedicated to John Jacob Link, the first Link to come to America.
NEWS
March 17, 2003
The American Cancer Society includes the following among symptoms of colorectal cancer: A change in bowel habits, such as diarrhea, constipation or narrowing of the stool, that lasts for more than a few days A feeling that you need to have a bowel movement that is not relieved by doing so Rectal bleeding or blood in the stool Cramping or steady abdominal pain Weakness and fatigue ...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 2011
The Pry House Field Hospital Museum, off Shepherdstown Pike, in Keedysville, will be featured in  “Civil Warriors” at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, on the National Geographic Channel.  The hospital is one of the locations in the first episode, "Families at War" as National Museum of Civil War Medicine Executive Drrector George Wunderlich explores the challenges and conditions faced by Dr. William Childs. Childs’ great-great-grandson Tim Sawyer discovers with Wunderlich the story of grueling hours and unthinkable conditions his ancestor faced as a Civil War surgeon at the Battle of Antietam.
NEWS
September 3, 2003
Army Reserve reunion CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - All former Army Reserve members who were stationed at the Army Reserve Center on South Sixth Street in Chambersburg are invited to the annual reunion Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Hoss's Restaurant, Lincoln Way East. For information, call 1-717-264-3334. Nigh family FUNKSTOWN - The forty-third annual reunion of the Charles Beaver Nigh family will be Sunday at 1 p.m., at Funkstown Community Park. Each family should bring a covered dish and family photos to share at the memorabilia table.
NEWS
April 7, 2011
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Md., has announced the release of its latest television work in cooperation with NBC, as well as a program about The Pry House at Antietam National Battlefield to air on the National Geographic Channel. "Who Do you think You Are?" airs today at 8 p.m. on NBC, according to a release from the musuem. On the program, museum Executive Director George Wunderlich is a featured historian working with actress Ashley Judd as she searches for her family history.
NEWS
January 22, 2009
Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education is offering two genealogy courses in early February. The first course, "Tracing Your Family Roots - Introduction to Genealogy," is offered Fridays from Feb. 6 to 27 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. This introductory course is designed to help students discover the fundamental building blocks of genealogy research by teaching them to use the most current tools, including reference CDs and genealogy software such as Family Tree Maker and Legacy Family Tree.
NEWS
August 16, 1998
By MARLO BARNHART / Staff Writer photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer [ enlarge ] A tribute to an uncle who died before he was born has opened up a world of family history for Justin Mayhue, the nephew that Clyde Jacob Smith never got to know. "I've been researching family history as a hobby for a long time," Mayhue said. Along the way, the Hagerstown man became particularly interested in one uncle who died in the Korean War in October, 1952.
NEWS
November 8, 2000
Genealogist helps people reconnect to their roots By ANDREA BROWN-HURLEY / Staff Writer Marsha L. Fuller said she feels like a detective - one who takes a "pit bull approach" to finding dead people. Fuller, of Hagerstown, pieces together clues that she finds everywhere from courthouses to cemeteries to help solve her clients' family history mysteries. In October, Fuller was certified as a genealogical records specialist by the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG)
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