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September 22, 2003
Monday, Sept. 22 8 p.m. on AMC "The Long, Hot Summer" There's plenty of Southern atmosphere in this 1958 movie that's notable for Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward's first screen appearance together. Directed by Martin Ritt, the film also stars Orson Welles and Angela Lansbury. 9:30 p.m. on CBS "Two and a Half Men" Brothers played by Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer try to raise Cryer's 10-year-old son (Angus T. Jones) while dodging interference from their domineering mother (Holland Taylor)
by Barbara W. Carson | January 18, 2007
Miss Maryland 2006 Brittany Lietz, 21, was recently honored with a send-off celebration Jan.7 at the Elks Club in Hagerstown. About 135 family, friends, pageant officials and other supporters gathered as Miss Maryland left to compete for the crown of Miss America. Lietz is a cancer survivor having been diagnosed with stage two melanoma in 2005. She has worked to bring awareness to the prevention, detection, treatment and research of this disease. Guest speaker was Robert Nicolay from the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation.
by DAVE McMILLION | January 30, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Shepherdstown, W.Va., resident Tiffany Lawrence was not among the 10 finalists in the 2007 Miss America Pageant Monday night in Las Vegas, but her supporters were happy that at least one of her roommates was in the group. Miss Pennsylvania Emily Wills was Lawrence's roommate during a pageant-related event in September in Los Angeles, Lawrence's mother, Cheryl, said. Cheryl Lawrence was searching for words Monday night to describe how she felt after her daughter did not make the top 10. "You don't know how to express (it)
August 27, 2004
Wayans brothers to write monster movie NEW YORK (AP) - The Wayans have long been a family of Hollywood. Now, they will be a family of monsters. Keenan Ivory, Marlon and Shawn Wayans will write and produce a new film based on the 1960s sitcom "The Munsters," Universal Pictures said Wednesday. The brothers are making a contemporary adaptation of the story of a monster family that never quite realizes that their ghoulish ways are different. No casting has yet been made official, but in the last Wayans written-produced film, "White Chicks," Marlon and Shawn starred as well.
December 21, 2007
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Searching for the perfect addition to your collection this holiday? The Contemporary American Theater Festival is auctioning this piece of functional art, created by Scott Cawood exclusively for the CATF. At more than 6 feet tall, this one-of-a-kind tree is sculpted from found metal objects, with birds created from forks and spark plugs. Scott Cawood is a local metal artist who was the featured artist during the CATF's 2007 season. His work has been displayed across the country, including his Sirens of TI Chopper at Treasure Island Casino in Las Vegas.
March 13, 2013
The inaugural Hollywood Poker Open (HPO) is coming to the Mid-Atlantic. Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in Charles Town, W.Va., will host the only HPO regional tournament in the East from Thursday, March 21 through Monday, April 1. The action culminates with the main event on Thursday, March 28, through April 1. The top finisher walks away with first place cash and a $2,500 seat in the $500,000 Guaranteed HPO Championship at the M Resort in...
May 31, 2009
Tabitha Daun Funk and Brandon Korab Physioc were married Sept. 20, 2008, at Skyline Ballroom in Charles Town, W.Va. The bride is the daughter of Kelly Funk of Martinsburg, W.Va., and the late Thomas L. Funk. The bridegroom is the son of Brett and Brenda Wright of Martinsburg and Phil Physioc of Las Vegas. The bride is a 2007 graduate of Shepherd University. She is employed as a deputy clerk with the Berkeley County Clerk's Office. She is also owner of New Wave Tanning and Hair Salon.
October 29, 1997
How did Harry Houdini escape the perils of a watery grave in the Chinese Water Torture Escape? How do Siegfried and Roy astound audiences in their sold-out Las Vegas performances? Halloween specials on The Family Channel Halloween night will unveil the secrets behind those mysterious questions. "Siegfried and Roy: The Magic, The Mystery" airs Friday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m. This dynamic pair of illusionists perform elaborate stunts. The special includes appearances by tigers. "Houdini: Unlocking His Secrets" airs at 8 p.m. - Hosted by Robert Urich, six magicians recreate Houdini's legendary deeds, including the deadly Underwater Chain Escape, the Secret of the Straight Jacket and the impossible Human Metamorphosis Illusion.
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | | October 19, 2012
When Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. stepped onto the stage for the sixth season of "America's Got Talent," Frank Sinatra tunes weren't exactly what people expected him to sing. After all, Murphy, who stands 6 feet, 4 inches tall, is a black man who fashions his hair in long braids and speaks with a southern accent, thanks to his Logan, W.Va., upbringing. He might not be a stereotypical Sinatra-style performer - and that's exactly why Murphy walked away with the big prize. Murphy hopes to wow local audience members when he performs Friday, Oct. 26, at The Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown.
July 14, 2009
DEC. 4, 1943-JULY 11, 2009 HAGERSTOWN - Ronald Eugene Kline, 65, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, July 11, 2009, at Ravenwood Nursing Home. Born Dec. 4, 1943, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Charles M. and Louise V. (Hutzell) Kline. Mr. Kline grew up in Leitersburg, Md., and was a 1961 graduate of North Hagerstown High School. He worked for Westinghouse Electric and Northrop Grumman near BWI, retiring in 2004 after 38 years as a quality assurance process assessor.
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