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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.
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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.
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.
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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
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.
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.
NEWS
October 5, 1997
FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick Community College will have a 40th anniversary and presidential retirement celebration honoring Lee John Betts from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the college's field house. U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, R-Md., and state Sen. John W. Derr are expected to participate in the program. . Members of Soroptimist International of Hagerstown on Monday will join Soroptimists worldwide in a campaign to educate people about domestic abuse. Group members will distribute purple cards with information about domestic abuse in the restrooms and eating areas of local workplaces.
NEWS
April 2, 1999
To Jeanne E. House, who made Jeannie's Restaurant a Williamsport landmark and gathering place for the past 53 years. We'll miss your smile and your fried chicken, too. To the Maryland general Assembly, for providing $1.4 million in state grants for a new Hagerstown YMCA building and new downtown health clinic run downtown by the Washington County Hospital. To Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening, for putting $120,000 in planning money for a University of Maryland campus in Washington County in his supplemental budget.
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