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By CLYDE FORD | February 23, 1998
by Ric Dugan / staff photographer see the enlargement Dead Poets relish poetry, plays, philosophy CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The bodies of Dead Poets cover the floor and the top of bookshelves at the Charles Town Library, but they are very much among the living. Dead Poets is the name of a group of Jefferson County teenagers who gather on Monday evenings to read poetry and plays, discuss works of literature and philosophy. They show each other their artwork and bounce ideas off each other.
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By ALLAN POWELL | January 18, 2013
In his recently published book, “America The Philosophical,” Carlin Romano asserts that “America in the early 21st century towers as the most philosophical culture in the history of the world, an unprecedented marketplace of truth and argument that far surpasses ancient Greece, Cartesian France, 19th-century Germany or any other place one can name over the past three millennia.” He supports this claim with such evidence as “degrees in philosophy...
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By ALLAN POWELL | March 9, 2012
One is bound to be disconcerted when they come across news that a whole new branch of philosophy - wedded to therapy - has been in practice for some time and that they had been totally unaware of its existence. Nevertheless, quietly, and without much fanfare, the profession of philosophical counselor has made its appearance and has advanced to the point where it is possible to earn a Ph.D in this new discipline. It remains to be seen how much traction is in the wheels. My first reaction was to consider this new therapy as a clever scheme to make money off confused and troubled intellectuals overtaken by angst and in need of catharsis.
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by DON AINES | November 6, 2003
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Three architectural firms were back before the Chambersburg School Board Tuesday night, not so much selling designs for an expanded high school, but their ability to adapt to the district's needs. "We're not really buying a design. We're buying a firm," said School Board President Stanley Helman. "The designs are important only in seeing what they can do. " The board intends to hire a firm to study the feasibility of a ninth- through 12th-grade campus on the site of the existing school and district-owned property across McKinley Street, a total of about 37 acres.
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By MARLO BARNHART | November 30, 1999
HAGERSTOWN Unlike many who retire after a long career, Ron Ballard says he knows exactly how he will spend much of his time now that he has capped a 36-year teaching career at Hagerstown Community College. "I have a lot of manuscripts I've been working on," Ballard said. Since 1991, he has been writing fiction. And some of his poetry has been published in Hagerstown and in a journal in New York. One novel, "Sonata," is nearly finished, he said. "It's the story of two pianists, one alive and the other, her dead grandmother," Ballard said.
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by MARLO BARNHART | January 29, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Unlike many who retire after a long career, Ron Ballard says he knows exactly how he will spend much of his time now that he has capped a 36-year teaching career at Hagerstown Community College. "I have a lot of manuscripts I've been working on," Ballard said. Since 1991, he has been writing fiction. And some of his poetry has been published in Hagerstown and in a journal in New York. One novel, "Sonata," is nearly finished, he said. "It's the story of two pianists, one alive and the other, her dead grandmother," Ballard said.
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September 27, 2003
Pool-Daugherty Brandy L. Daugherty and Chadler T. Pool were married Saturday, June 21, 2003, at Brownsville Church of the Brethren in Brownsville. The bride is the daughter of Sam and Deborah Beaver of Boonsboro and the late Wayne Daugherty. The bridegroom is the son of Ed and Janet Hokanson of Grand Junction, Colo., and the late Thomas Pool. The bride is a 1992 graduate of Boonsboro High School, received a bachelor of science degree from James Madison University in 1996, a doctorate of philosophy in cell biology from University of Virginia in 2001 and is a postdoctoral research fellow at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
NEWS
April 2, 1998
EMMITSBURG, Md. - Programs honoring Sexual Assault Awareness Month will be held Sunday and Monday at the Mount Coffee Cafe on the campus of Mount Saint Mary's College & Seminary in Emmitsburg. At 9 p.m. Sunday, Emmitsburg police officer Dennis Derry will demonstrate self-defense techniques at the cafe. Music and poetry readings will be featured. At 7 p.m. Monday, Fool Proof, a drama group from Carroll County, Md., will do interpretations of sexual assault incidents. Philosophy professor David Rehm and Mount Saint Mary's senior James Kennedy will present the male perspective on the issue.
OPINION
December 10, 2010
Hawking misses the target in his book To the editor: In Allan Powell's Nov. 19 column ("Stephen Hawking's 'The Grand Design' is masterful," page A4), he praises Hawking's new book "The Grand Design," in which the author claims that physics has replaced philosophy as the source of wisdom, and claims, in fact, that "philosophy is dead. " Now I think Hawking is a fine scientist and his work is amazing in view of the handicaps he has overcome. However, he obviously has not read his philosophy very well.
NEWS
July 19, 2005
If ever there were a measure that is open to political grandstanding, it's the one passed July 5 by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. The lawmakers decided, in addition to all of their other duties, that they would investigate academic freedom in all state-funded institutions of higher education. The inquiry will include a look at whether a student's personal beliefs about politics, etc., affect his or her grades. Whether that means that every student who has a gripe about a test score will be encouraged to claim ideological discrimination is unclear.
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By ARNOLD S. PLATOU | arnoldp@herald-mail.com | July 13, 2013
Mackenzie Frampton graduated from Shepherd University with a bachelor's degree in sociology in May, but hasn't been able to find a job in that field or a full-time job in any other. To her, that's not necessarily a problem yet. What's important, Frampton said, is that she doesn't let a not-so-wonderful economy push her into a not-so-wonderful job. “My friends are getting jobs and I was bummed,” said Frampton, 22, who lives in Harpers Ferry. “But a lot of people I know work contract jobs.
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By ALLAN POWELL | January 18, 2013
In his recently published book, “America The Philosophical,” Carlin Romano asserts that “America in the early 21st century towers as the most philosophical culture in the history of the world, an unprecedented marketplace of truth and argument that far surpasses ancient Greece, Cartesian France, 19th-century Germany or any other place one can name over the past three millennia.” He supports this claim with such evidence as “degrees in philosophy...
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By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | July 5, 2012
Pete Lazich is using a basic philosophy for his Clear Spring Little League 11-12 All-Stars. That is, out with the old and in with the new. In Clear Spring's case, there is a lot of old carrying over to the new. Clear Spring used its playoff experience to its advantage on Thursday as it scored in every inning and hit three home runs to defeat host Federal 16-6, ending its Maryland District 1 tournament opener by the 10-run rule in the...
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By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | May 31, 2012
You might say that Randy Edsall and the University of Maryland football program are in a honeymoon period. The second-year coach and the Terrapins are going through the changes and compromises that come at the beginning of most unions. Those are the things that Edsall can control. The one he can't is the concept of time … no one seems to agree on the Terps' timetable. “Everything these days is about instant gratification,” Edsall said Thursday during the Terps on Tour stop at The Greene Turtle in Hagerstown.
OPINION
By ALLAN POWELL | March 9, 2012
One is bound to be disconcerted when they come across news that a whole new branch of philosophy - wedded to therapy - has been in practice for some time and that they had been totally unaware of its existence. Nevertheless, quietly, and without much fanfare, the profession of philosophical counselor has made its appearance and has advanced to the point where it is possible to earn a Ph.D in this new discipline. It remains to be seen how much traction is in the wheels. My first reaction was to consider this new therapy as a clever scheme to make money off confused and troubled intellectuals overtaken by angst and in need of catharsis.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | May 28, 2011
Heading into his third job as a schools superintendent, Clayton M. Wilcox said his philosophy about the position has changed over the years. When he first became a superintendent, for East Baton Rouge Parish School System in 2001, he thought he got the job because he knew all the answers, Wilcox said. Now, he said, he knows good leaders "don't know all the answers. The people closest to things know the answers and good leaders ask questions. " "(I'm) not as self-focused now. (I'm)
OPINION
December 10, 2010
Hawking misses the target in his book To the editor: In Allan Powell's Nov. 19 column ("Stephen Hawking's 'The Grand Design' is masterful," page A4), he praises Hawking's new book "The Grand Design," in which the author claims that physics has replaced philosophy as the source of wisdom, and claims, in fact, that "philosophy is dead. " Now I think Hawking is a fine scientist and his work is amazing in view of the handicaps he has overcome. However, he obviously has not read his philosophy very well.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | July 9, 2010
Sen. Alex X. Mooney is leading with his conservative credentials as he tries for a fourth term. He said his top priority has remained steady in his 11 years in office -- balancing the state budget without raising taxes. He favors less taxation and less government. Mooney, a Republican, said he's one of the few legislators in Annapolis who hasn't voted to raise taxes. Mooney, 39, of Frederick, has no Republican challengers in this year's election. Two Democrats -- Don DeArmon and Ronald N. Young -- are vying for the right to face Mooney in the Nov. 2 general election.
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By MARK KELLER | December 12, 2009
All-County Football Offense All-County Football Defense From the day he accepted the job as Williamsport's head football coach before the 2009 season, Randy Longnecker made it known his focus with the Wildcats would not be completely on football. "Xs and Os are important, offensive and defensive schemes are important, but I think the big thing is building relationships," Longnecker said. "Kids want someone who cares about them, they want to know that you're with them, more of a father-type figure than a peer closer to their age. " Longnecker's philosophy was to focus on fundamentals and discipline, facets of the game which would lead to wins, something the Wildcats have been lacking for years.
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