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April 17, 2009
SEPT. 13, 1927-APRIL 16, 2009 WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- J. Edward "Ed" Beck, 81, formerly of 40 Eastland Circle, Waynesboro, died at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, April 16, 2009, at Quincy United Methodist Home. Born Sept. 13, 1927, in Waynesboro, he was the only child of Lester E. and Margaret (Anders) Beck. He was a lifelong resident of the Waynesboro area. He attended Waynesboro schools, graduating from Waynesboro High School in 1945. Following training at Sheepshead Bay Maritime Training Center, New York, Beck served with the U.S. Merchant Marine, escorting returning soldiers home from Europe following World War II, traveling to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Algeria, France and the Panama Canal.
By DON AINES | April 20, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Nine people were evacuated safely from the New Hope Shelter at 25 S. Potomac St. following a Saturday morning fire that left it uninhabitable. The cause of the fire at the homeless shelter, which was called in at 6:03 a.m., was being investigated by Waynesboro Fire Department Fire Marshal Jerry Hartman, Lt. John Beck said. By Hartman's order, the building cannot be reoccupied until the damage is repaired. "Looks like it's going to be a minimum of 30 days," Beck said.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE, Waynesboro | December 6, 1999
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Glen Afton Farms, 103 acres of prime farmland on Harbaugh Church Road, will remain zoned for agriculture after a Washington Township Supervisor reversed his vote on rezoning the tract Monday night. Supervisor Richard Eigenbrode, who voted with board colleagues John Beck and Paul Benchoff to rezone the land in November - a move that paved the way for the construction of up to 200 homes, changed his mind Monday when the ordinance came up for a final vote. Supervisors James Kirby and Quinter Baumgardner have opposed the rezoning from the beginning.
December 12, 2009
JUNE 18, 1924-DEC. 10, 2009 Elinor Constance Beck, 85, of Hagerstown, Md., and most recently a resident of Coffman Nursing Home, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at Coffman Nursing Home, Hagerstown. Born June 18, 1924, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late William Bernard and Flora Edna Keister Flint. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Clement Beck Jr., in 1991. She was a homemaker. She was of the Protestant faith. She enjoyed drawing, painting, singing, planting flowers, and watching butterflies and hummingbirds.
By ROXANN MILLER | | August 3, 2011
 It's summertime and that means indulging in the fried, yummy goodness of carnival food. From the traditional candy apples and funnel cakes to the more unusual chocolate-covered frozen bananas, local food lovers can enjoy some guilty indulgences. Larry Moats of Fayetteville, Pa., teased that he went into training for the Waynesboro Fire Department's annual Carnival at the Quincy Ox Roast Grounds last week. Moats ate only half a ham-and-cheese sandwich before going to the fair, so he could save plenty of room for a big splurge at the carnival.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | November 16, 2005
WAYNESBORO, PA. It's the last big evergreen to herald in the Christmas season in Waynesboro's center square, but it's not slipping silently into history. The tree, a 35-foot-tall blue spruce, had just been lowered to the ground by a Grove crane Tuesday morning when 15 feet of its top broke off. It's the last tree in the square because the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in the spring begins its long-discussed remake of the public square and synchronization of downtown Waynesboro's traffic control system.
August 25, 2010
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- A sprained ankle will keep Donovan McNabb on the sideline Friday night when the Washington Redskins play the New York Jets. McNabb has been unable to practice since getting hurt in Saturday night's preseason loss to the Baltimore Ravens. "It's quite sore," coach Mike Shanahan said, "and I don't think he could go if it was a regular season game. He's got to rehab it. " McNabb was limping badly in the locker room after the game was wearing a walking boot Monday.
August 12, 2011
Rex Grossman's opening statement in his case to become the Washington Redskins' starting quarterback was an 89-yard drive that didn't produce a point. He made up for it, sort of, with an 82-yard drive for a touchdown against a second-string defense. Hoping to gain an early edge over an injured John Beck, Grossman completed 19 of 26 passes for 207 yards Friday night to help the Redskins beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 16-7 in the preseason opener for both teams. While the proceedings were ho-hum August routine for a stable Steelers team coming off a Super Bowl appearance, the ever-changing Redskins put more stock than usual in the first preseason game.
August 31, 2011
It's been nine years since the Washington Redskins had this kind of suspense entering the final preseason game. In 2002, Steve Spurrier's first season, the coach waited until the final exhibition was over to declare that Shane Matthews had won the starting quarterback job over Danny Wuerffel. Neither one had played well. Matthews came out on top despite throwing five interceptions in six quarters during the preseason. It's worth noting that Matthews, Wuerffel and Patrick Ramsey all ended up starting before the 7-9 season was over.
By BIG SYDNEY | October 19, 2011
When we hit this part of the football season, two words become part of the vocabulary of every talking head in TV sports. Quarterback controversy. You don't see it much at the high school level, though it does happen occasionally. But once you hit college, coaches start breaking into Janet Jackson mode. “What have you done for me lately?” This is wild, I swear. It's happened at Maryland, where C.J. Brown unseated Danny O'Brien, who was the second coming of Boomer Esiason last year.
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