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April 6, 1999
Hagerstown Councilman J. Wallace McClure is one of the most imaginative and committed people we've seen in city government in recent years. His "Pride and Groom" program to clean up the city's streets is just what the municipality needed, as was his call to young members of Hagerstown's black community to make their own history by running for elected office. McClure has also pushed the owners of rundown property to clean it up, and sought ideas on how other municipalities work by subscribing to their newspapers.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | May 28, 1998
School officials still are not sure what has caused odors last week at Marshal Street School. School officials said the smell may have been caused by a roofing job next door, although they were not sure. School Principal Gary Hollandsworth said Tuesday the odors could have come from the roofing job or a large sewer vent near the school. But the sewer vent has been ruled out as a cause and the roofing job is considered the source, said Tony Suranno, safety specialist at the Washington County Board of Education.
NEWS
by RICHARD BELISLE | May 28, 2004
waynesboro@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Seven Chambersburg Area Senior High School students were among visitors to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., on Thursday who were sickened by fumes inside the building, said Edwin H. Sponseller, superintendent of the Chambersburg Area School District. Sponseller said none of the students was seriously injured. All were able to contact their parents on cell phones. Hazardous materials crews evacuated the building.
NEWS
by BOB PARASILITI | July 11, 2006
Left. Right. Left. Right. I got together with a couple of buddies and went out for a nature walk last Monday. It had been two years since I got out to experience the outside world in all its splendor. It was left, right, left, right. There were trees. Maple. Oak. Pine. Evergreens. There was grass. Short. Tall. Ankle deep. Thigh deep. There were animals. Squirrels. Groundhogs. Geese. Deer droppings.
NEWS
By CATHERINE SUDUE | June 25, 2007
Editor's note: This is the first in a series of stories about summer activities for children. HAGERSTOWN - Nettie Anderson-Burrs' experience as the mother of 12 children tells her when she's come across something good for her children. A YMCA playground program falls into that category. Anderson-Burrs, who has adopted seven children and is the biological mother or stepmother of five others, has enrolled some of them in the City Playground program at Hellane Park for the past five years.
NEWS
By TIM ROWLAND | September 27, 2007
Commentary I like science a lot. I'd like it a lot more if I understood it. The problem, as I see it, is that just as science starts to get interesting, mathematics raises its ugly head, and any chance I had at understanding the concept vanishes into - maybe into a parallel universe. Explaining math to me is like trying to explain knickers to a rattlesnake. So when Oxford scientists announced this week they had discovered mathematical evidence for parallel universes, I was both excited and dismayed.
NEWS
by BOB PARASILITI | February 7, 2007
Cokey Robertson was looking for some oxygen. That's sometimes hard to come by at St. Maria Goretti, especially since the longtime coach is known for his ability to take the air out of the ball. Still, in the final seconds against Middletown, Robertson was keeping what little bit of atmosphere he had all to himself. "We were holding our breath over there," Robertson said after the Gaels held on for a 58-57 victory over Middletown on Tuesday. "We have been in so many of those games and have lost.
NEWS
January 8, 1999
By MEG H. PARTINGTON / Staff Writer photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer It's one week after the start of the new year and you've had time to move those resolutions out of your head and into reality. If you're having trouble sticking to some of your goals, don't abandon hope. You've already taken a huge step by setting your mind to something. [cont. from lifestyle ] "The most important thing is you have to know where you want to go," says Joy Kurland, a licensed professional counselor at Allegheny Psychological Services in Martinsburg, W.Va.
NEWS
By LISA TEDRICK PREJEAN | May 2, 2008
Ah, spring. Buds on the trees, fresh air from outdoors, longer days, thick green grass. It would be nice to tiptoe through the tulips if we could stop long enough to do that. Yet the next five weeks are the busiest time of the year for most families with school-age children. Spring sports, music recitals, academic competitions, field trips, end-of-the-year festivities ... sometimes it seems like our calendars will snap if we write down one more date. I had to chuckle about a recent encounter I had with a childhood friend who has children about the same age as mine.
NEWS
By BIG SYDNEY | September 16, 2009
It goes to show you, you can't disobey that great philosopher, Mick Jagger. He once sang, "You can't always get what you want ... " and boy, was he right. It doesn't matter if it's greener on the other side, there is still fertilizer involved. Last week, I was getting a prognosticating block. My Syd-mic powers were so low, I was standing on them. So, I decided to get away from my home in scenic Dargan and take a drive to clear my head, but I didn't know where to go. I went over to the town's new business featuring vegetables in metal cans and Automobile Club service -- better known as the Canned Food Drive -- and plot a course to fresh air and mental freedom.
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By ANDREW MASON | andrewm@herald-mail.com | May 3, 2012
Emily Ward didn't have to be at her best to be the best. A nasty cold that kept the North Hagerstown sophomore out of school Wednesday couldn't keep her down Thursday at the MVAL Piedmont Conference Track & Field Championships at Century High School. Ward won the 1,600-meter run in 5:25.95. “My legs felt OK, but it was harder than usual to breathe,” said Ward, who took the lead for good at the end of the first lap. “It hurt, but it wasn't awful.”  While she was well off her season-best time of 5:09.87, she gave herself plenty of breathing room against Liberty's Sarah Rinehart, who outkicked Westminster's Natalie Eastwood to place second in 5:30.76.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 28, 2011
Ask 7-year-old Jordan Williams about the differences between Manhattan and Chambersburg, and she'll point out the latter has fewer taxi cabs. But the differences are even greater than that, as the child has learned in two trips to Franklin County, Pa., through the Fresh Air Fund. With her host family in Chambersburg, Jordan can swim, sleep in a tent and run barefoot through the grass. She said she most enjoys spending time with her hosts' son and daughter. The Fresh Air Fund is a not-for-profit agency that provides free summer vacations each year for nearly 10,000 New York City children from low-income communities.
NEWS
By LEIGH HAMRICK, Special to The Herald-Mail | October 9, 2009
I'm disgusted by how acceptable it is for a pregnant woman to smoke. For me, there isn't any gray area when it comes to smoking during pregnancy. It's wrong, period. Any argument made to the contrary is designed merely to excuse a smoker's habit, regardless of its consequences to others. Study after study has proven that smoking is carcinogenic, both to the smoker and to anyone else forced to inhale the smoke. Not only that, but smoking is linked to a host of problems, including low birth weight, premature birth, placenta abruption, miscarriage, stillbirth and retarded fetal development.
NEWS
By BIG SYDNEY | September 16, 2009
It goes to show you, you can't disobey that great philosopher, Mick Jagger. He once sang, "You can't always get what you want ... " and boy, was he right. It doesn't matter if it's greener on the other side, there is still fertilizer involved. Last week, I was getting a prognosticating block. My Syd-mic powers were so low, I was standing on them. So, I decided to get away from my home in scenic Dargan and take a drive to clear my head, but I didn't know where to go. I went over to the town's new business featuring vegetables in metal cans and Automobile Club service -- better known as the Canned Food Drive -- and plot a course to fresh air and mental freedom.
NEWS
By LISA TEDRICK PREJEAN | May 2, 2008
Ah, spring. Buds on the trees, fresh air from outdoors, longer days, thick green grass. It would be nice to tiptoe through the tulips if we could stop long enough to do that. Yet the next five weeks are the busiest time of the year for most families with school-age children. Spring sports, music recitals, academic competitions, field trips, end-of-the-year festivities ... sometimes it seems like our calendars will snap if we write down one more date. I had to chuckle about a recent encounter I had with a childhood friend who has children about the same age as mine.
NEWS
By TIM ROWLAND | September 27, 2007
Commentary I like science a lot. I'd like it a lot more if I understood it. The problem, as I see it, is that just as science starts to get interesting, mathematics raises its ugly head, and any chance I had at understanding the concept vanishes into - maybe into a parallel universe. Explaining math to me is like trying to explain knickers to a rattlesnake. So when Oxford scientists announced this week they had discovered mathematical evidence for parallel universes, I was both excited and dismayed.
NEWS
By MARK KELLER | September 18, 2007
There are six winless high school football teams in the Tri-State area. It would be difficult to argue against Waynesboro as the best of that group. To say that the Indians are the best in any aspect of football is truly saying something. They haven't had a winning season since 1992, and haven't won more than two games in a year since 1996. This year's team seems intent on changing that, but it still needs something - a victory. And coach Darwin Seiler knows it. In fact, ask Seiler if the Indians need the vaildation that a win would bring and he'll answer before you can finish the question.
NEWS
by ASHLEY HARTMAN | July 13, 2007
SCOTLAND, Pa. - Children from New York City and their Pennsylvania host families came together Thursday for a breath of fresh air at Scotland Memorial Park. Every summer, the Fresh Air Fund provides free vacations to Pennsylvania for children from the five boroughs of New York City. This year, Pennsylvania hosted 13 children, eight of whom stayed in the Chambersburg and Shippensburg areas. "We usually have three trips a summer," said Joyce Jamison, the Fresh Air Fund chairperson for Chambersburg.
NEWS
By CATHERINE SUDUE | June 25, 2007
Editor's note: This is the first in a series of stories about summer activities for children. HAGERSTOWN - Nettie Anderson-Burrs' experience as the mother of 12 children tells her when she's come across something good for her children. A YMCA playground program falls into that category. Anderson-Burrs, who has adopted seven children and is the biological mother or stepmother of five others, has enrolled some of them in the City Playground program at Hellane Park for the past five years.
NEWS
by BOB PARASILITI | February 7, 2007
Cokey Robertson was looking for some oxygen. That's sometimes hard to come by at St. Maria Goretti, especially since the longtime coach is known for his ability to take the air out of the ball. Still, in the final seconds against Middletown, Robertson was keeping what little bit of atmosphere he had all to himself. "We were holding our breath over there," Robertson said after the Gaels held on for a 58-57 victory over Middletown on Tuesday. "We have been in so many of those games and have lost.
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