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By DAN KAUFFMAN | May 29, 2010
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- North Hagerstown's mixed doubles team of senior Andreas Grahn and junior Laura Wagner did everything they could to try and assure their draw in this year's Maryland State Tennis Tournament would be more favorable. It was what they couldn't control -- namely, the draw itself -- that made it a moot point. Grahn and Wagner, seeded third, suffered a disappointing 6-0, 6-1 loss to Walter Johnson's William Schmidt and Arielle Hartz in the first round Friday afternoon.
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By TIM ROWLAND | October 26, 2009
o If you like reading Tim Rowland, you'll love watching him. See what else Tim has to say I was killing some time in a greeting card store a couple of days ago when I heard a guy two aisles over explode: "Where do they keep the plain old birthday cards?" I didn't say anything, but I felt his pain. Good luck finding a "plain old" anything card anymore. Somewhere along the line, the micromanagers have gotten hold of the greeting card industry, and they are clearly winning the war. You will find "Happy Birthday Nephew" or "Happy Birthday Grandma.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | August 29, 2009
o Clues and answers from the 13th annual Herald-Mail Landmarks contest SHARPSBURG -- The "stinkin' hot" days Janet Williams and her son, Roger Williams, endured at Antietam National Battlefield paid off. Literally. As the first-prize winners of The Herald-Mail's 13th annual Landmarks Contest, Janet and Roger Williams will receive $300. "Our luck's usually not like that," said first-time entrant Janet Williams, 68, a retired nurse who lives in Sharpsburg.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | June 11, 2009
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- With a draw of lots Thursday morning, the Franklin County Commissioners broke the only write-in vote tie the county has seen in years, officials said. Cumulation hearings Tuesday revealed that Brian Hissong and Kamie Swisher, write-in candidates for Greencastle-Antrim School Board, tied in the May 19 primary election for a Republican nomination at 21 votes each, Chief Deputy Clerk Jean Byers said. Hissong won the luck of the draw Thursday and will join Michael Shindle, William Thorne, Joel Fridgen and Don Richards on the November 3 general election ballot.
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By JACK HILL III | February 14, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT -- Friday the 13th ended up being good luck for the Williamsport girls basketball team. It was bad luck for Smithsburg. The Wildcats pulled out a 55-53 upset win over the Leopards in an MVAL Antietam game. "I told the seniors before the game, 'This will be the last time that you will ever play Smithsburg on your home floor, so let's go out there and win,'" Williamsport coach Chris Malott said. "That's what we did. That was a 10-second speech. " Kayla Ewing had 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Courtney Shaw scored 13 points for Williamsport (7-10, 4-4)
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January 20, 2009
"The country needs to thank Bush for the great rescue of those people on the U.S. airplane that landed in the New York waterway. Because of Homeland Security quick response, no lives were lost. Not like in the past when an airplane went down in the D.C. waterway. " - Hagerstown "I just want people to wake up and realize that today Hagerstown wants to spend $45,000 for a survey for parking. Haven't we done that enough over the last 10, 15 years? People in Hagerstown ought to wake up and hold the city council taxpayers' monies.
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By ELLEN ROWLAND / 240-217-5051 | December 29, 2008
New Year's tradition could bring luck for year My father had many superstitions when I was growing up. The one that I remember the most and have been repeating for 50-plus years only happens on New Year's Day. When you are going into any home, building or store, the man walks in first. This will give you good luck all year. When my family would go to my parents' home for New Year's brunch, my father always stood at the door waiting on us and would make sure my husband would come in the door first.
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By MARK KELLER | December 14, 2008
SMITHSBURG -- Alex Akers is more than a little modest about his success as a linebacker. "You just get lucky most of the time when the play comes your way," the Smithsburg senior said. If luck has that much to do with it, count Akers as the luckiest guy on the field. Akers spearheaded a Smithsburg defense that allowed just nine points a game in the regular season and shut out four opponents. He topped the 100-tackle mark for the second straight year, finishing with 120 on the season.
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By EVA NIESSNER / Pulse Correspondent | March 18, 2008
If you're in southeast Asia, sleep in a bed big enough for only one person. According to the local culture, if you sleep in a bed with room for two, a ghost will sleep next to you. You always hear about bad luck signs - walking under a ladder, black cats crossing your path - but do they make sense? Where did they come from? And why? Of course, some bad-luck superstitions, such as the ghost in the bed, linger simply because they are part of a culture. When folklore is so deeply ingrained into a society, the belief will make sense - if only for the fact it has always been a given.
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By LARRY YANOS | December 14, 2007
Tenpin bowler Robert Shaw had luck with him recently when tossed 31 of a possible 36 strikes. Shaw rolled games of 278, 259 and 290 for an 827 set - his first-ever 800 set - while competing in the Sunday afternoon Soda Pop Adult/Youth League at Hagerstown's Dual Lanes. "I guess you could say that my grandfather, Hank Dawson, is a good-luck charm," said Shaw, 32, of Hagerstown. "He was there for the 800 set on his 92nd birthday. He also saw me roll a perfect 300 game last year.
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