August 13, 2010
SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands (AP) -- A magnitude 7.2 earthquake has struck 215 miles off the coast of Guam. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii says there is no widespread tsunami predicted. The temblor occurred south of the Mariana Islands at a depth of 12 miles.
May 18, 2011
A Boonsboro High School graduate recently received a $2,000 scholarship from the Maryland Retired School Personnel Association. David Wayne Hoffman is attending Mount St. Mary’s University to become a special-education teacher. Hoffman formerly worked as an instructional assistant in Hawaii and is employed by Urbana Middle School in Ijamsville, Md., as a special-education instructional assistant. He is a single father of three teenagers. Hoffman received the scholarship May 10 at the association’s annual business meeting at Michael’s Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie.
February 17, 2005
Thursday, Feb. 17 8 p.m. on CBS "Survivor: Palau" A new edition, the 10th, is set on the Pacific island nation of Palau. That's way beyond Hawaii, in the vicinity of the Philippines, and the site of some important World War II fighting. 8 p.m. on Animal Planet "NASCAR: Animal Crew" It seems that many of those hard-bitten NASCAR drivers have a soft side when it comes to pets. This new special takes us into the homes of some of them and introduces the wide variety of animals that "provide comfort in a career of tough competition.
July 23, 2010
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.4 jarred the southern Philippines on Saturday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said. No damages or casualties were immediately reported. No tsunami alert was issued, said the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, based in Hawaii. The quake hit the Moro Gulf off Mindanao Island at 7:15 a.m. the USGS said. It was centered some six miles under the Moro Gulf, the agency said, and was some 75 miles southwest of the city of Cotabato on Mindanao, and was about 566 miles southeast of Manila.
June 13, 2008
"Aloha" was the word of the day on Friday, May 19, at St. Mary Catholic School. The fourth grade had an opportunity to celebrate Hawaiian culture by attending a luau. They enjoyed traditional Hawaiian foods, such as pulled pork and fresh pineapples, while listening to the beat of Polynesian music in the background. The students also learned a few native Hawaiian phrases, discussed important events in the state's history, and participated in some fun island games. The students were studying Hawaii as part of their Pacific west unit in social studies class.
January 20, 2011
Nelson "Junior" and Alice Weicht of Statesville, N.C., and formerly of Smithsburg and Little Orleans, Md., celebrated their 50th anniversary Oct. 2, 2010, at the home of Mrs. Weicht's brother, Francis Tracy, and wife Maryilyn, of Waynesboro, Pa. The party was hosted by the Tracys and Mrs. Weicht's sister, Janet Sulser, and husband Gary. The Weichts were married Sept. 30, 1960. Their children are Jeff Weicht and wife Melinda, and Ricky Weicht. The couple has two grandsons, Jared Weicht and Ryan Keefer.
November 13, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The president and chief executive officer of the organization that runs City Hospital and Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va., announced his retirement Tuesday night, according to a press release. Roger Eitelman, head of West Virginia University Hospitals-East, will step down Dec. 31, the release said. Eitelman has headed-up West Virginia University Hospitals-East since 2005 and worked in hospital administration in the Norfolk and Newport News areas of Virginia and in Hawaii before coming to Berkeley County.
December 7, 2004
The Japanese attack on the United States at Pearl Harbor directly drew the United States into World War II. The United States expected Japan to attack the Indies, Malaya and probably the Philippines, but not Hawaii, according to a U.S. Navy history Web site. The first wave of Japanese planes struck shortly before 8 a.m. on Dec. 7, 1941. "Within a short time, five of eight battleships at Pearl Harbor were sunk or sinking, with the rest damaged," the Web site says. "Several other ships and most Hawaii-based combat planes were also knocked out and over 2,400 Americans were dead.
May 15, 2012
Jeffrey Lynn Harshman, 48, of Hagerstown, died unexpectedly Sunday, May 13, 2012, as the result of an automobile accident. Born March 7, 1964, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Lynn S. Harshman and Barbara Jean (Pryor) Leiboldt. He is survived by his stepfather, Jim Leiboldt. Jeffrey was a 1982 graduate of Smithsburg High School. He worked as an administrative manager at the National Institutes of Health and had recently started a part-time job as a bartender at the Dogpatch Tavern in Boonsboro.
September 18, 2000
Health officer wants better medicine access By SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writer photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer Washington County's new health officer, William Christoffel, says he hopes to use his experience and expertise to help Washington County. He is still determining his goals and plans but has one priority: To improve older residents' access to pharmaceuticals. He plans to work to make sure seniors can easily obtain needed medication, he said.