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May 9, 2010
TRI-STATE --Mothers from across the nation were honored and remembered Sunday, and Tri-State moms were no exception.
May 20, 2009
Cyclists ride at Hagerstown's Fairgrounds Park in Wednesday night's Ride of Silence sponsored by Cumberland Valley Cycling Club and Hub City Sports. The ride was to bring awareness of cyclists on the roads across the nation.
July 19, 2011
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live.
October 23, 2011
Maybe Occupy Wall Street folks would prefer China To the editor: America was not created, built, nor nurtured by angry people. The United States of America was created by our brave founding fathers and mothers who were determined to throw off thousands of years of prior European tribal tyranny and establish a new nation that would be built on the rights of the individual, not the tyranny and pre-eminence of the state. The United States of America, in the 18th century, became the first nation - and to a great degree remains the only nation on earth - to place the individual before the state.
May 27, 2013
Memorial Day is a time for appreciation and somber reflection, but it is also time for joy. Soldiers do not give their lives so that we are free to sit around and weep. Today, we honor these men and women who have given the ultimate gift, not only for their sake but for the sake of the nation they have protected. We can never repay them for what they have provided us, but we can respect their memory by respecting our country. And we respect our country by remembering that we are all equal and all deserving of kindness and consideration, even when our ideas are different.
November 22, 2012
More than one wag has commented that the primary source of our thanksgiving in 2012 is the absence (finally) of political advertisements. We were no less pained by the electoral process, but we would remind readers today of the most silver of linings. And that centers on the truth that we remain the world's greatest democracy, and live in a nation that was built by our Founding Fathers for survival. Good leaders have come and gone, and bad leaders have, too. But our bedrock is sound, and no one candidate or party can shake our foundation.
By ART CALLAHAM | July 24, 2011
What do you do for 24 hours in a car driving to and from Texas when both occupants are conservative Republicans who have know each other for more than 40 years? Well, after a little liberal-agenda bashing, you listen to audio books. My first pick was “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand. It is the story of Louis Zamperini - a true American hero who was an Olympic athlete, Army aviator and P.O.W. (In  a later column, I will focus on Zamperini and the human will to survive and forgive.)
By LLOYD "PETE" WATERS | July 4, 2009
Thomas Jefferson, as he observed the infancy of this great nation, once remarked, "My God, How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people enjoy!" America celebrated another birthday on July 4th. If Jefferson, Adams and Franklin were alive today, they might be a little surprised by the direction our country has taken over the years. They, nonetheless, would remind us that July 4, 1776, was a very important date, and the freedoms that were obtained through struggle, blood and sacrifice for the young nation should never be forgotten.
September 6, 2013
The Antietam National Battlefield will present a series of programs to commemorate the 151st anniversary of the Battle of Antietam.  Fought on Sept. 17, 1862, Union and Confederate Armies clashed for 12 hours over the rolling fields outside of Sharpsburg. When the sun set, more than 23,000 soldiers who had been killed or wounded or missing in what is considered the bloodiest one-day battle in American history.  The Antietam National Battlefield is a member of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
September 5, 2013
Retired teachers will be recruited to expand a Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park program for Washington County Public Schools students, the National Park Service announced on Thursday. In 2011, park officials partnered with the school system to create a series of fourth-grade programs for the classroom and for field trips to the canal's Cushwa Basin in Williamsport, according to a C&O Canal National Historical Park news release. When students visit the canal in Williamsport, they participate in three programs allowing them to explore a historical lockhouse, operate a canal lift lock, as well as activities that focus on science, math, technology, history and environmental education, the release said.
September 1, 2013
Jayson Werth's two-out RBI double in the eighth inning capped a late rally and the Washington Nationals avoided a series sweep with a 6-5 win over the New York Mets on Sunday night. The Nationals trailed 5-2 entering the seventh, but scored once in that inning on Wilson Ramos' run-scoring single and added three in the eighth. The victory moved Washington within 6½ games of Cincinnati for the final National League wild card berth. The Reds lost at Colorado 7-4 on Sunday. Recalled from Triple-A Syracuse before the game, reliever Erik Davis (1-0)
August 31, 2013
Zack Wheeler pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the New York Mets piled up a season-high 17 hits in routing the Washington Nationals 11-3 on Saturday night. Eric Young Jr., Daniel Murphy, Josh Satin and Juan Lagares had three hits apiece for New York, which scored 11 runs for the second time in three days and won its third straight. The news wasn't all good for the injury-riddled Mets, though. First baseman Ike Davis left with a strained muscle on his right side after hitting a sacrifice fly in the third.
By ALLAN POWELL | August 30, 2013
On May 21, the media informed the nation about some very shady practices of the giant electronics corporation Apple. No matter how you slice it, Apple and many other corporations are involved in clever ruses to dodge the payment of taxes. Regardless of how deceptive these offshore schemes appear to be, these corporations claim they have done no wrong and - what's more - “everybody else is doing it.” A Senate panel (the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations) was convinced of a “complex web of offshore entities (with no employees or physical offices)
August 24, 2013
Jordan Zimmermann rebounded from one of his worst career outings to go 7 2/3 strong innings, Ian Desmond hit his 18th home run, and the Washington Nationals beat the Kansas City Royals 7-2 Saturday night. Zimmermann (15-7) tied St. Louis' Adam Wainwright for the league lead in wins and sparked the surging Nationals to their fifth straight win, all on the road. The right-hander, who allowed eight runs in five innings at Chicago last Monday, was charged with two runs and eight hits.
By MARIE GILBERT | | August 21, 2013
The barges long ago stopped plying the 180-mile Chesapeake & Ohio Canal between Georgetown and Cumberland, Md. But along its path, glimpses of the past remain - from lock houses and aqueducts to dams and pump houses. If these old structures could talk, they might tell of an era when the canal took its place in American history. During the 18th and early 19th centuries, boats carried everything from coal and grain to cloth and timber. But transportation wasn't its only feat.
August 19, 2013
Nate Schierholtz homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs, powering Jeff Samardzija and the Chicago Cubs to an 11-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday night. Schierholtz connected for a three-run shot in the first and a two-run drive in the seventh in his fourth career multihomer game. He also had an RBI double in the third in Chicago's highest-scoring game since a 14-6 victory over Houston on June 23. Donnie Murphy added a pair of solo homers and Dioner Navarro had a three-run shot for the Cubs, who managed just 12 runs total in their previous eight home games.
By CALEB CALHOUN | | August 19, 2013
Gas prices dropped 6 cents a gallon in Hagerstown this week, the fourth consecutive week they have fallen locally and nationally. The average price of regular grade gas per gallon on Monday in Hagerstown was $3.51 a gallon, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report online at . The prices averaged out at $3.55 a gallon throughout the state of Maryland and $3.53 nationwide on Monday. Malik Burnett-el, 50, of Hagerstown said that the drop in gas prices has been helpful for him and his wife, because they like to go on vacation often, have to commute to work in separate vehicles and just moved to another place in the city.
August 16, 2013
Justin Upton hit a home run with one out in the 10th inning to power Atlanta to a 3-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Friday night as the Braves continued their domination of the season series. Upton's 23rd homer to left-center came on a 2-2 pitch from Ian Krol (1-1). Scott Downs (2-0) pitched a scoreless 10th for Atlanta. Washington's Bryce Harper was hit by pitches in the fourth and eighth innings. Home plate umpire Marty Foster warned both benches after Luis Avilan hit Harper on his shoulder in the eighth.
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