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by KATE COLEMAN | March 31, 2003
katec@herald-mail.com Joel Goodman discovered the health benefits of humor at a very unfunny time in his life. In 1977 his father was diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm and traveled to Texas and famed heart surgeon Dr. Michael DeBakey. Goodman flew from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., to provide support. The proverbial funny thing happened on the way to the hospital, Goodman says. Alvin, the hotel shuttle bus driver, was a magician, Goodman says. His trick was to share his childlike, playful sense of humor with Goodman and his mother.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | May 23, 2006
HAGERSTOWN Unilever North American Ice Cream is investing $7 million to upgrade its Good Humor-Breyers plant in Hagerstown, Plant Manager Ken Wells said Monday. As a result, the plant is hiring about 50 more employees, increasing its total to about 525 employees, he said. Wells said the wages for the new jobs are "above average," but declined to say specifically what they are. Many of the new workers will be hand packers, who take finished products and box them for distribution, he said.
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By LEANNE ITALIE | July 17, 2009
There's a bit in the new "Night at the Museum" movie where "The Thinker" comes alive to catcall a nearby hottie of a statue. "Hey baby, check out the gun show goin' on over here," he struts, flexing his killer biceps. "Boom, Boom. Firepower!" The scene sends my fourth-grader and her friends into hysterical fits of laughter every time they re-enact it, complete with New York accent just like Rodin's naked guy. But why, of all the schtick in that movie - and in their lives - does it crack them up, along with so much other playground humor?
NEWS
August 11, 2004
Taste of the Town 2004 vendors will include: AC&T Co. Always Catering Burhan's Station Clarion Banquet Services Cracker Barrel Dimensions Catering Fireside Restaurant Fountainhead Country Club Good Humor-Breyers Kerch's Ribs & Chicken Leiter's Fine Catering Inc. Outback Steak House Pure Bliss & Sandwich Co. ...
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by MARLO BARNHART | July 22, 2005
HAGERSTOWN marlob@herald-mail.com Remembered by friends, family and colleagues as an energetic man with a perpetual smile and a quick wit, Thomas Curtis Sager left a mark on his community that many say will live for years to come. Tom Sager, 89, died Tuesday at Coffman Nursing Home after a bout with pneumonia. "Fortunately we were all here last weekend to visit with dad," said his son, Steven Sager. "My sister Susie sat by his bed and sang 'You are my Sunshine' which was the song he always sang to her at bedtime when she was little.
OBITUARIES
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | October 15, 2011
Grant Haines survived polio as a baby, was given last rites after contracting meningitis during World War II, recovered from malaria and overcame cancer about 20 years ago. Despite that, he lived to age 95, the same age his mother lived to. "He had about everything you can think of," said Doris Haines, his wife of 57 years. Grant grew up in Winchester, Va., attending Handley High School and graduating from Shenandoah Valley Academy in 1936. Despite a slight limp from a bout with polio, he was athletic and lettered in football and basketball.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | November 14, 2003
pepperb@herald-mail.com Finding humor in local news, such as West Virginia's decision to legalize eating road kill, has been Tim Rowland's calling for the past 10 years, but it wasn't until now that The Herald-Mail columnist decided to put those jeers and jabs into a book. He has published his first book, "Petrified Fact - Stories of Bizarre Behavior that Really Happened, Mostly," a collection of 86 of what Rowland said were the "wackiest" columns he has written since he became a columnist 10 years ago. Rowland, 43, of Halfway, said he decided to put the book together, in part, because over the years people have asked him whether he would compile his columns into a book.
NEWS
September 6, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Trinity Players, a ministry of the Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC) in Waynesboro, will present the musical "Once Upon A Parable" at 4 p.m. today and 10:45 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7. Performances will be in the church's Harbaugh Hall at 30 W. North St. Admission is free. "Once Upon A Parable" is a musical for young voices by Allen Pote and Tom Long. It features a group of storytellers who capture the humor and contemporary nature of some of Jesus' most familiar parables.
NEWS
January 20, 2006
In December 2004, humor columnist Dave Barry announced he would take a year off from writing his weekly column, which The Herald-Mail has carried for many years. Assuming that he would return in 2006, The Herald-Mail spent a year reprinting "classic" Barry columns. Now Barry has decided that he will no longer write a weekly column. In a Dec. 28 interview with Editor & Publisher, Barry said that while he will write an occasional column for he Miami Herald and maintain his blog, the earliest his weekly column would return would be "several weeks after my death.
NEWS
June 14, 2005
The Herald-Mail will present a live chat with Tim Rowland starting at 1:00 pm today. Please join us and find out more about one of Hagerstown's funniest writers. Questions or comments can be submitted here before and during the chat. The text of the live discussion will flow into the bottom of this page during its live hour. You can either click "Refresh" on your browser window or hit "F5" on your keyboard to see new responses. Make sure you scroll down to see the latest answers.
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