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NEWS
August 3, 2010
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) -- In a significant step toward stopping the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP said Wednesday mud that was forced down its blown-out well was holding back the flow of crude in the Gulf of Mexico and it was in a "static condition. " Workers stopped pumping mud in after about eight hours of their "static kill" procedure and were monitoring the well to ensure it remained stable, BP said. "It's a milestone," BP PLC spokeswoman Sheila Williams said.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | September 7, 2013
Maybe they were the ones who sat for hours in the backyard making mud pies as girls. Maybe even as those little girls grew up, the visceral appeal of playing in dirt and water just never quit calling. On Saturday morning, around 1,000 women of all ages answered the call, running, sliding and sometimes even diving head-on into muck and grime, all the while grinning, whooping and hollering, at the Muddy Mamas Mud Run. Girls on the Run of Washington County and Girls Inc. of Washington County partnered to host the run, which ran approximately 5 kilometers across the grounds of the Washington County Agricultural Education Center and included 15 - mostly muddy - obstacles.
NEWS
May 28, 2010
COVINGTON, La. (AP) -- BP kept pumping heavy mud into its blown-out well beneath the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, but the company's chief executive cautioned it will be two more days before anyone knows if the latest fix attempt will end the uncontrolled flow of crude that has already become the worst oil spill in U.S. history. BP CEO Tony Hayward had projected a resolution to the so-called "top kill" as soon as Thursday afternoon, but an 18-hour delay in the injection of heavyweight mud scuttled those plans.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | July 18, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- His entire head was covered in a coat of brown mud, as if it had been dipped like an ice cream cone in watery chocolate. There was mud in his eyelashes and dried mud on his teeth when he spoke. The blue and white of his eyes were nearly all that had been left unscathed. "I love it. It's awesome," said Allen Hess, 24, of Smithsburg. Hess was on a team called the Maniacal Mudslingers, representing Turning Point of Washington County on Saturday at the 2009 MUDD Volleyball Tournament to benefit the Community Free Clinic.
NEWS
August 10, 2009
Woodstock 1969: Mud, music and merriment Hagerstown Hotel & Convention Center avoids foreclosure Washington County trying to fill 17 personnel posts Elvis' drummer brings King's beat to Hagerstown Bargain hunters browse bounty of Community Yard Sale
NEWS
By PEPPER BALLARD | July 24, 2005
pepperb@herald-mail.com Full body mud baths were served at no cost Saturday to players in the fifth annual Citi MUDD Volleyball Tournament at Citicorp's campus north of Hagerstown. About 500 people playing on 36 teams, mostly from Washington County, fell, sloshed and volleyed muddy volleyballs at the tournament, which benefits Community Free Clinic in Hagerstown. Clinic Executive Director Robin Roberson said each player was asked to collect sponsorships and each team paid an entry fee, amounting to an anticipated $20,000 to $25,000 in money to treat uninsured patients.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | July 23, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - Cathy James played volleyball in high school, but it's a safe bet she probably never had to hose off after a match. On Saturday morning, she was doing just that, holding up a muddy shoe as she waited in line for a blast of clean, cold water. She was one of the hundreds of people who took part in the sixth annual Citi MUDD Volleyball tournament, a fundraiser for the Community Free Clinic in Hagerstown. "It was really gross," James, 23, of Columbia, Md., said of playing in the slop.
NEWS
by WANDA T. WILLIAMS | July 11, 2004
HAGERSTOWN wandaw@herald-mail.com Area adults got a chance to slip, slide and stomp around in mud for fun during Saturday's Citi MUDD Volleyball Tournament. Twenty-four mud volleyball teams representing local companies got down and dirty during the tournament at Hagerstown Speedway. First Data's mud volleyball team took top honors, with Frederick, Seibert & Associates placing second, organizers said. In its fourth year, the tournament is a fund-raiser for the Community Free Clinic at 18 W. Franklin St. in Hagerstown.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | July 20, 2013
The pits are about 1 1/2 feet deep. They are covered in 6 inches of topsoil, then filled with water. The teams have 12 players. They arrive dressed in T-shirts and shorts. They bump, spike, slide, splash and leave drenched in thick, pasty mud. This fundraising recipe has been a 14-year jackpot known as the MUDD Volleyball Tournament to benefit the Community Free Clinic of Washington County. The annual event oozed and splashed around again Saturday behind Citi's Family Center north of Hagerstown.
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | July 21, 2012
Mud in their hair. Mud on their faces. Mud on their arms and legs and between their toes. Participants come to the MUDD Volleyball Tournament each year expecting to play dirty. But this time around, the spectators got in on the act, too. A steady rain that started the night before and continued throughout Saturday's event turned the field outside of Citi Family Center into a swamp, sometimes making it difficult to distinguish those in the pits and those on the sidelines. Most people were streaked with goo. Most were dripping wet. But everyone seemed to enjoy being part of a benefit that oozed with fun. About 700 people and 58 teams spent the day splashing, slipping and diving in the mud for a good cause.
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