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By JULIE E. GREENE | September 18, 2005
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. Shepherds-town, W.Va., resident Charles H. Freeland didn't have a flight plan for his desire to become a pilot. But history had a hand in his achieving his dream. Sure to be drafted into service during World War II, Freeland got his mother to sign off on him joining the Army Air Corps at age 19 so he could pursue his dream of flying. Freeland's fascination with flight ranges from witnessing a U.S. Navy Zeppelin pass over his Cumberland, Md., home when he was 4 years old to flying cargo planes through combat zones during World War II. Often, friends, family and students asked Freeland about his experiences, telling him he should write them down, said Freeland, who taught education and media at Shepherd College.
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | October 20, 2009
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Slow. Small. Quiet. To most residents of Franklin County, this leisurely, tranquil life among fields of corn is paradise. For the six teenagers who traveled across the globe to study at Greencastle-Antrim High School, the pace, tone and size of southern Pennsylvania were major culture shocks. "It's really different from my native city," said Ruslan Fakhrutdinov, 15, a native of Kazan, Russia. "The life (here) is slow and (there are) lots of cornfields. " "No one (is)
By SPENCE PERRY | January 3, 2012
The New Year causes us to look back and to look forward. To view what has been and what might yet be. For Washington County, the look back involves empires, once mighty and now gone; love stories that end in private chapels on English meadows; and adventures with beginnings in humble country stores in small towns at the edge of the Western Maryland mountains. Levi Leiter, of Swiss Mennonite descent, was born and grew up in the village his family platted just north of Hagerstown known to this day as Leitersburg.
January 20, 2000
I can handle a day without orange juice or a day without sunshine, but it's very difficult to get through a whole day without paper. cont. from lifestyle I decided to give that a try after reading an article recently about the enormous appetites we Americans have for paper products. It said that each and every one of us uses more than 700 pounds of paper per year. The average person in India uses less than 10 pounds, while worldwide, the average is about 112 pounds. Our paper use has increased six-fold since 1950, and it's increasing every day. On top of that, making paper from wood means cutting down forests and using lots of chemicals, water and energy.
By DEMORRIS A. LEE / St. Petersburg Times | August 4, 2010
EAST LAKE, Fla. - They sat around the bar area of Surinder Dhaliwal's spacious townhouse kitchen on a recent Friday evening and watched as she gracefully moved around the room. From refrigerator to stove to sink and back to the stove, where she stirred sizzling garlic or ginger, Dhaliwal never stopped talking. Her magenta scarf flowed with her every move. The strands of her hair, perfectly clipped in a bob, never swung out of place for long. Dhaliwal, 60, was in her element teaching others how to cook authentic Indian cuisine.
May 20, 2002
Owners: Sanjeev Kumar and Jessica Kumar. Address: Days Inn, 900 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. Opening date: April 29. Products and services: Authentic Indian cuisine, lounge and banquet for Indian and American food. Market area: General public. How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "I have been in the restaurant business for 14 years. I always wanted to do my own business. We started our first restaurant in Winchester, Va. Hagerstown has a great potential, we thought of exploring it here.
May 6, 2011
By Anne Chovey Special to The Herald-Mail I confess: I don't know much about Indian food. I think tandoor is an oven and curry is blend of spices, but I am stumped when it comes to vindaloo and masala. What I do know is that I like it. A lot. So my friend, Pap Ricka, and I were excited to see that a new Indian restaurant, Sitar of India, had opened in the Railway Lane shopping center at Hagerstown. Pap and I invited our friends Penny Pasta and Sam Osato join us. Penny and Sam love Indian food and were our guides in making our selections.
By JANET HEIM | January 6, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The November attacks at two hotels in Mumbai were thousands of miles away, but for Linda Altizer of Hagerstown, the situation hit close to home. Altizer, a registered nurse with a master's degree in nursing, spent two weeks on a mission trip in a remote area of India at the end of October. She said she passed through Mumbai on her way to the airport for her flight home, only three weeks before the situation occurred. Altizer, who learned of the program through her pastor at Ringgold Church of Christ, works with the Armed Forces Medical Examiner's Office.
May 21, 2013
Linda Altizer of Hagerstown visited The Home of the Deaf, Dumb and Blind in Raigarh, India, on a mission trip through Central India Christian Mission that she took in late January and early February. More than 500 disabled children live in the orphanage. It was Altizer's ninth overseas mission trip and her fourth to central India, where she shared Christian and medical ministry. Altizer, who is joint/ortho care coordinator at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center in Cumberland, Md., returned with the goal of raising money for a C-T scanner and MRI machine for a poorly equipped mission hospital in India.
May 21, 2010
NEW DELHI (AP) -- As many as 160 people were feared dead after an Air India plane arriving from Dubai crashed Saturday as it overshot a runway while trying to land in southern India. Television images showed dense black smoke billowing from the aircraft surrounded by flames just outside the Mangalore city airport in a hilly area with thick grass and trees. Firefighters sprayed water on the plane as rescue workers struggled to find survivors. One firefighter ran up a hill with an injured child in his arms.
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