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OPINION
May 18, 2011
Retaliation for bin Laden’s death is sure to come To the editor: May 1, 2011, is a very important day not only for the United States but for free people everywhere in the world. I agree that we must be alert for retaliation of some kind, because we have finally removed the leader of the radical Muslims, but the supporters are still there and are our enemies. From the news I hear, we might have gotten some help from Islamic leaders in Pakistan in this operation.
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NEWS
April 5, 2009
A Walk for Social Justice In downtown Hagerstown is planned for Friday at 1 p.m., beginning at Otterbein United Methodist Church on East Franklin Street. Sponsored by the Hagerstown Area Religious Council, the walk takes 90 minutes to two hours. Each stop will feature prayers. Walkers will trek to Hagerstown City Hall after prayers for peace and head to University Center Park on West Washington Street for prayers about the environment. The Barbara Ingram School for the Arts will highlight the need for an end to prejudice.
NEWS
By DON AINES | September 13, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - The first full-time director of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, William T. "Bill" Coffield, died Friday at his home in Georgia, according to friends and associates. Coffield served as president of the Chamber for 20 years, retiring in 1981, Chamber President David Sciamanna said. He became the first fill-time director when the chamber and Chambersburg Area Development Corp. formed a partnership in 1961, Sciamanna said. During his time as president, Coffield launched a Tourist Promotion Bureau and the CADCO Industrial Park was begun, said Sciamanna, chamber president since 1983.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | May 19, 2012
Protesters speaking out against genocide in Ethiopia took to Thurmont's main intersection Saturday, when a G-8 Summit in nearby Camp David was scheduled to wrap up. Police in riot gear stood in rows in the street as dozens of protesters held signs, waved flags, chanted and shouted messages through bullhorns. Their target was Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zanawi, whom they accused of being “one of the worst human rights violators in the world,” according to a two-page packet protesters distributed.
NEWS
By DON AINES | September 12, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. -- The first full-time director of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, William T. "Bill" Coffield, died Friday at his home in Georgia, according to friends and associates. Coffield served as president of the Chamber for 20 years, retiring in 1981, Chamber President David Sciamanna said. He became the first full-time director when the chamber and Chambersburg Area Development Corp. formed a partnership in 1961, Sciamanna said. During his time as president, Coffield launched a Tourist Promotion Bureau and the CADCO Industrial Park was begun, said Sciamanna, chamber president since 1983.
NEWS
August 8, 2008
OLY-OPENING:WA--Using a cast of thousands, China set out to impress the world Friday night with a high-tech, fireworks-filled opening ceremony to an Olympic Summer Games heightened by China's patriotic ambitions and controversy over the country's environmental problems and human rights record. Some 91,000 people filled the landmark National Stadium on a hot, humid night under an opaque pall of haze while some 15,000 performers flew through the air and swirled in geometric formations on the stadium floor.
NEWS
By DON AINES | April 26, 2000
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Students and faculty members at Shippensburg University reacted tearfully Wednesday to the news that a charred body found in a mountain fire early Tuesday was that of a marketing major who had been shot in the head. cont. from news page Sydney S. Bull, 23, a senior from Norristown, Pa., was slain and his body set on fire in the Michaux State Forest just outside Franklin County, Cumberland County Coroner Mike Norris said Wednesday. "We are posting a $10,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator or perpetrators of this crime," University President Anthony F. Ceddia told a group of more than 200 students, faculty and press at a noon meeting in the Old Main Chapel.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | July 30, 2012
After fighting extradition for years, a man accused in a 2006 killing in Hagerstown was returned from Great Britain and being held without bond Monday at the Washington County Detention Center. Joshua Edwards, 26, who was from Brooklyn, N.Y., is charged in the fatal shooting of Jackson Agustin Rodriguez in a Washington Gardens apartment on July 23, 2006. Another man, Tony Perry, was shot and lost an eye in the incident. Edwards was in Washington County Circuit Court Monday for a bond hearing before Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr., who ordered Edwards held without bond pending a Dec. 19 trial.
EDUCATION
June 4, 2012
Emily Marie Hornbaker of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., a graduate of Berkeley Springs High School, was among the graduate and undergraduate students recognized at Frostburg State University's Honors Convocation in May. Hornbaker, who received departmental honors in music, graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in K-12 music education, with an emphasis in clarinet. She has been actively involved in FSU's Wind Ensemble, Clarinet Ensemble, Marching Bobcats and University Chorale.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | February 27, 2012
A New York man fighting extradition from the United Kingdom to Washington County on a 2006 murder charge sustained a setback last month when the European Court of Human Rights ruled he would not be subject to “inhuman and degrading treatment” if he were returned to the United States. Joshua D. Edwards, 24, whose last address was Brooklyn, N.Y., was indicted in October 2006 in the July 23, 2006, shooting death of Jackson Agustin Rodriguez. He also was indicted on a charge of  attempted murder in the shooting of Tony Perry in a Washington Gardens apartment.
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