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by KEVIN CLAPP | June 2, 2002
kevinc@herald-mail.com As drought conditions swept across the region a few years back, Roy Good surveyed his lawn, then his lawn mower and did nothing. And nothing, and nothing and, surprise, nothing again. For five weeks he kept his lawn trimming impulses in check to preserve not only his grass but the thirsty soil beneath. "It's very difficult because everyone wants that manicured, starched-shirt look," says Ray Good, owner of the Hagerstown franchise of NaturaLawn of America.
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NEWS
April 12, 2002
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two men using false names, driver's licenses and addresses attended an estate auction on Saturday and stole about $2,000 worth of antiques, police said. Two men used false names and addresses as identifications at the Lucy Boward home auction in Hedgesville, W.Va., Lt. K.C. Bohrer with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department said. He said the men bid on antiques such as a railroad watch, butchering tools, a B&O railroad lantern, antiques stirrers and kettles and a Cub Cadet riding lawn mower.
NEWS
August 1, 2000
Stolen goods find way into flea markets By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer Finding a name brand item for a price that seems like a steal at a flea market could be just that, local authorities say. It has become common for criminals to sell stolen items at flea markets because the markets aren't regulated, said Hagerstown City Police Capt. Charles Summers. continued "Years ago people used pawn shops to fence stolen goods. Once they became regulated, they went on to the next unregulated venue," Summers said.
NEWS
May 29, 1998
EMMITSBURG, Md. - An 11-year-old girl who was struck in the head by an object believed to have been shot out from under a lawn mower died Wednesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Tiffany Greene, 11, of Baltimore, was injured Monday evening while helping her mother and two others work on the grass at the parking lot of the National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes at Mount St. Mary's College, said Frank Buhrman, public relations director at the college. The group was working on a strip of grass at about 6:25 p.m. between the parking lot and the grotto road when the girl was hit. Her mother removed the object from her head and she was flown to Johns Hopkins by Maryland State Police helicopter.
NEWS
May 22, 1998
Grass clippings, newsprint become mulch in his lawn I turned over an old leaf this spring, literally. It's called mulch. Mulching is something I avoided for years. It seemed like a lot of work. After digging holes and planting trees and then watering them, I wanted to take a break, not worry about something more. But I kept hearing how important mulch is for plants. It keeps water from evaporating; it keeps the soil cool in summer and warm in winter; it enriches the soil; it keeps the weeds down.
NEWS
February 19, 1998
For more than a decade, the supervisors of St. Thomas Township have been battling a proposed new municipal landfill in their area. Last week, they got a surrender offer from the landfill's would-be developer, but the terms of peace proved unacceptable. Supervisor Edmund Herald revealed that during a closed session Feb. 11, developer Harold L. Brake offered to withdraw his landfill application if the commissioners would repeal a zoning ordinance they passed Oct. 2. The offer is significant because some zoning opponents switched sides because they felt zoning would make it more difficult to build the landfill.
NEWS
May 3, 1997
By LAURA ERNDE Staff Writer SHADY GROVE, Pa. - A woman mowing her lawn was killed Saturday when a gust of wind blew a tree on top of her, Pennsylvania State Police said. Ruth Arlene Moyer, 53, of 12497 Gearhart Road, was on a riding lawn mower about 2:30 p.m. when the freak accident occurred, police said. Moyer died of multiple trauma, police said. Franklin County Coroner Kenneth L. Peiffer Jr. pronounced her dead at the scene at 3:40 p.m. Winds gusted throughout the day Saturday in the Tri-State area.
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