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May 6, 2006
PREP BASEBALL BOONSBORO - Cam Shiffler hit a grand slam and Jared Ferguson had four hits, including a home run, to lead Boonsboro over Smithsburg 11-8 on Friday, clinching the MVAL Antietam title for the Warriors. Tim Cole and Craig Marshall each added two hits for the Warriors (13-5, 11-3). Kevin Kocsis, Josh Humelsine and Bobby Smith had three hits each and Kevin Tyler added two hits for the Leopards (4-15, 1-13). No. 1 Waynesboro 10, Gettysburg 0 GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Nick Wagaman pitched a two-hitter to lead Waynesboro past Gettysburg (6-10)
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NEWS
August 27, 1997
By GUY FLETCHER Staff Writer Hagerstown and Washington County are expected to go Hollywood in a big way when filming of the Civil War movie "Gods and Generals" begins. The movie could bring with it the star-watching of seeing big-name actors like Martin Sheen and Jeff Daniels, as well as providing jobs on both sides of the camera for local people, officials said Wednesday. Of the as many as 200 speaking parts in the movie, some are expected to go local people, said director Ronald F. Maxwell.
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By DON AINES | March 28, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. -- For most Americans, George Armstrong Custer always will be best known for his calamitous last stand in the Black Hills rather than his finest hour in Pennsylvania. Informing people about the life and times, good and bad, of Custer is the avocation of Steve Alexander, a re-enactor and one of the featured speakers at this week's Chambersburg Civil War Seminar focusing on Custer's role at Gettysburg in 1863. The Jackson, Mich., man has been studying Custer since his boyhood and travels the country making appearances as the cavalry legend.
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By DON AINES | July 8, 2007
SHARPSBURG-Michael Kraus commanded Union forces at Gettysburg, Antietam and Spotsylvania, and has been killed a number of times - on screen. "I did get killed in several of those," Kraus said of his appearances in films and television programs about the Civil War. He was blown off a fence on Emmitsburg Road in "Gettysburg," and his death scene in "Cold Mountain" had him lying atop a pile of bodies in "The Crater," a Union debacle in the campaign...
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By DON AINES | March 29, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - For most Americans, George Armstrong Custer always will be best known for his calamitous last stand in the Black Hills rather than his finest hour in Pennsylvania. Informing people about the life and times, good and bad, of Custer is the avocation of Steve Alexander, a re-enactor and one of the featured speakers at this week's Chambersburg Civil War Seminar focusing on Custer's role at Gettysburg in 1863. The Jackson, Mich., man has been studying Custer since his boyhood and travels the country making appearances as the cavalry legend.
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | January 28, 2005
waynesboro@herald-mail.com SOUTH MOUNTAIN, PA. - A Pennsylvania National Guard staff sergeant on Thursday cleared up recent rumors circulating in South Mountain when he said land being surveyed across from the South Mountain Restoration Center will be the site of a new armory. The state is combining armories in Gettysburg, Pa., and Waynesboro, Pa., into the new facility, which probably won't be ready for occupancy until sometime late in 2007, Staff Sgt. Jason Flenner said.
NEWS
December 16, 2002
WOMEN'S HOOPS COLUMBIA, Md. - Kim Davis scored 26 points to lead Hagerstown Community College to a 79-67 win over Howard Community College in a Maryland JuCo game on Saturday. Davis made 11 of 19 shots and added six rebounds in leading HCC (6-3, 2-0 Maryland JuCo). HAGERSTOWN (79) Romero 5 0-0 10, McGee 1 2-3 4, Mason 1 0-0 2, Long 2 0-2 4, Davis 11 3-5 26, Brown 2 3-3 7, Parson 6 1-1 13, Tucker 6 1-4 13. Totals 34 10-18 79. HOWARD (67) Daniels 7 0-0 14, Weatherspoon 7 1-4 16, Tsai 0 0-2 0, Travis 7 0-0 16, Jenskins 1 7-10 9, Nadeau 3 2-4 8, Rosa 2 0-0 4. Totals 27 10-20 67. Halftime - HCC, 47-39.
NEWS
September 14, 2000
Civil War author reads to children, offers insight By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Kathleen Ernst brought her children's books on the Civil War to life when she read excerpts from them to more than 100 youngsters Thursday at Shepherd College. Ernst, who grew up in Maryland but who now writes for Wisconsin Public Television in Wisconsin, has written several books about children's experiences during the Civil War. Ernst takes bits and pieces of children's experiences in the war then adds her imagination to create novels like "Bravest Girl in Sharpsburg," "The Night Riders of Harpers Ferry," and "Retreat from Gettysburg.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | September 5, 2009
GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- They were tired. They had not seen their loved ones in as long as a year. They wanted to wear something other than camouflage. They wanted to go home. But the men of the Pennsylvania National Guard's Battery B, 108th Field Artillery of the 56th Stryker Brigade had to line up in formation one more time Saturday after they stepped off the bus at the Gettysburg armory. "Let's get this over with," said Sgt. 1st Class Oscar Laughman of Hanover, Pa. "I don't know about you, but I want to go home.
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