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By BOB GARVER | Special to The Herald-Mail | August 8, 2011
"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" is a scary concept. I'm not talking about the plot (although I guess the idea aggressive, super-intelligent apes taking over the planet is kind of scary), I'm talking about the idea of the movie itself.   Nobody was asking for a prequel of the 1968 Charlton Heston classic and unnecessary updates are all too common these days. To make matters worse, many viewers still have a bad taste in their mouth from Tim Burton's disastrous 2001 remake (with its infamous Ape Lincoln finale)
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By JANET HEIM | November 3, 2008
David Hagelberg might only be 8 years old but he's on a mission to save the planet. The St. Mary School third-grader has undertaken a recycling effort at home and in his parents' businesses that was inspired by his school. "It started from when I was at school. They announced they were going to be recycling - every grade," David said. He and his parents, Robert "Rob" and Jennifer Hagelberg, thought that meant school families could collect plastic bottles and aluminum cans, and take them to the school for recycling.
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By MARLO BARNHART | January 25, 2009
BOONSBORO -- David and Helen Smith committed themselves to a sustainable lifestyle when they began building their Keedysville home 15 years ago. Through a combination of wind and solar power, storage batteries, propane and a gas generator, the Smiths are living off the grid. Their reasons are not only environmental but spiritual -- to live as good stewards of God's earth. Sunday evening, they gathered with about 20 curious and practicing environmentalists at Benevola United Methodist Church to improve their efforts in slowing down the world's depletion of resources.
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By ZACH TUSSING / Pulse Correspondent | January 22, 2008
What's the coolest Mario game yet? "Super Mario Galaxy" for Wii. "Super Mario Galaxy" is a mix of adventure, action and that fun, challenging element that makes up Nintendo's Mario series. The story begins on Earth when Bowser (the villain) attacks Mushroom Kingdom and steals Princess Peach's castle. Mario tries to stop Bowser but gets shot out of the Milky Way and into a Galaxy observation space station. It's up to the player to visit different galaxies and planets in order to collect stars and eventually confront Bowser and rescue Peach.
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By ALLAN POWELL | July 18, 2012
Thom Hartmann, author of “Threshold,” is a well known and admired radio talk-show host. Thom is an idealist, dreamer and reformer with energy to burn. His research data is accurate and up to date. But one wonders if there is an interested audience for three abstract topics: environmental deterioration, free market myths, and the population explosion? Reduced to its bare essence, Hartmann argues that, “The world is right now tottering atop three major thresholds: an environment that is so afire it may soon no longer be able to support human life; an economic “free market” system that is almost entirely owned, run, and milked by a tiny fraction of 1 percent of us and has crashed and in many ways is burning around us; and an explosion of human flesh on the planet that has turned our species into a global Petri dish just waiting for an infective agent to run amok.” None of these conditions is new and yet one gets the distinct impression that the general public is neither interested nor concerned.
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November 24, 2004
Wednesday, Nov. 24 8 p.m. on NBC "Tim McGraw: Here and Now" A musical special from the chart-topping country artist will include a duet with his wife, Faith Hill, an appearance by Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre, and a performance by McGraw and Nelly of their hit, "Over and Over. " 8 p.m. on the WB "A Walk to Remember" Thrown together by circumstances, North Carolina teens (Shane West and Mandy Moore) become an unlikely couple.
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September 26, 2007
Real Christians aren't bloodthirsty To the editor: I am astonished by the bloodlust in which contemporary pro-war rhetoric is soaked. Don't talk about the burned and broken bodies of innocent children. "Support the troops. " Never mind the "collateral damage" whose body parts have to be collected in plastic bags. "Support the troops. " The mangled flesh and viscera of noncombatants be damned. "Support the troops. " What shocks me even more, however, is how that many rabid supporters of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (and the looming invasion of Iran)
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by KYLE LEFLER | December 12, 2006
When my dad woke me up in the dead of the night to see the meteor shower, I thought, "What's so special about these things that I have to get up at 3 in the morning?" My family and I bundled up in our coats and gloves to lie outside in our sleeping bags and watch the sky fall. I was about 8 at the time and had never seen a meteor shower, so I did not know what to expect. The sky was clear as glass, so we could see everything perfectly. I waited for a while before finally seeing movement.
NEWS
December 3, 2009
For Friday through Sunday Movie times listed are those provided as of noon Wednesday and may be revised by theaters at any time. MARYLAND REGAL VALLEY MALL STADIUM 16 Valley Mall 301-582-1000 Armored (PG-13) - Fri./Sat./Sun. - 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 9:45 p.m. The Blind Side (PG-13) - Fri./Sat./Sun. - 12:40, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45 p.m. Brothers (R) - Fri./Sat./Sun. - 12:50, 4, 7, 10 p.m. Disney's A Christmas Carol (PG) - Fri./Sat./Sun. - 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 10:05 p.m. Disney's A Christmas Carol in 3-D (PG)
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By ALLAN POWELL | July 18, 2012
Thom Hartmann, author of “Threshold,” is a well known and admired radio talk-show host. Thom is an idealist, dreamer and reformer with energy to burn. His research data is accurate and up to date. But one wonders if there is an interested audience for three abstract topics: environmental deterioration, free market myths, and the population explosion? Reduced to its bare essence, Hartmann argues that, “The world is right now tottering atop three major thresholds: an environment that is so afire it may soon no longer be able to support human life; an economic “free market” system that is almost entirely owned, run, and milked by a tiny fraction of 1 percent of us and has crashed and in many ways is burning around us; and an explosion of human flesh on the planet that has turned our species into a global Petri dish just waiting for an infective agent to run amok.” None of these conditions is new and yet one gets the distinct impression that the general public is neither interested nor concerned.
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By BOB GARVER | Special to The Herald-Mail | August 8, 2011
"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" is a scary concept. I'm not talking about the plot (although I guess the idea aggressive, super-intelligent apes taking over the planet is kind of scary), I'm talking about the idea of the movie itself.   Nobody was asking for a prequel of the 1968 Charlton Heston classic and unnecessary updates are all too common these days. To make matters worse, many viewers still have a bad taste in their mouth from Tim Burton's disastrous 2001 remake (with its infamous Ape Lincoln finale)
NEWS
December 3, 2009
For Friday through Sunday Movie times listed are those provided as of noon Wednesday and may be revised by theaters at any time. MARYLAND REGAL VALLEY MALL STADIUM 16 Valley Mall 301-582-1000 Armored (PG-13) - Fri./Sat./Sun. - 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 9:45 p.m. The Blind Side (PG-13) - Fri./Sat./Sun. - 12:40, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45 p.m. Brothers (R) - Fri./Sat./Sun. - 12:50, 4, 7, 10 p.m. Disney's A Christmas Carol (PG) - Fri./Sat./Sun. - 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 10:05 p.m. Disney's A Christmas Carol in 3-D (PG)
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By KATE COLEMAN | April 23, 2009
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra will close its 27th season with a concert that promises to be out of this world. "A Symphonic Space Odyssey" will carry Maryland Theatre audiences on a journey through the solar system with several musical stops. Carl Nielsen's "Helios Overture" was inspired by the rising and setting of the sun seen by the Danish composer while cruising the Aegean Sea. Claude Debussy's "Clair de lune" will honor earth's silvery satellite, and the program's first half will conclude with the stirring "Star Wars" main theme by John Williams.
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By MARLO BARNHART | January 25, 2009
BOONSBORO -- David and Helen Smith committed themselves to a sustainable lifestyle when they began building their Keedysville home 15 years ago. Through a combination of wind and solar power, storage batteries, propane and a gas generator, the Smiths are living off the grid. Their reasons are not only environmental but spiritual -- to live as good stewards of God's earth. Sunday evening, they gathered with about 20 curious and practicing environmentalists at Benevola United Methodist Church to improve their efforts in slowing down the world's depletion of resources.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | November 3, 2008
David Hagelberg might only be 8 years old but he's on a mission to save the planet. The St. Mary School third-grader has undertaken a recycling effort at home and in his parents' businesses that was inspired by his school. "It started from when I was at school. They announced they were going to be recycling - every grade," David said. He and his parents, Robert "Rob" and Jennifer Hagelberg, thought that meant school families could collect plastic bottles and aluminum cans, and take them to the school for recycling.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | May 19, 2008
CLEAR SPRING - In January, it was announced that the goal of Clear Spring Elementary School was to become a "Green School. " Now, efforts are under way to make that a reality. This year will be the planning year and next year will be the implementation of the plan, said Principal Amy Norris. To show the school's commitment to the environment, this year's Earth Day celebration on April 22 was a showstopper. A B-Earth-day party for the earth was emceed by "Recycle Roy," enrichment teacher W.T. Fleming.
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By ZACH TUSSING / Pulse Correspondent | January 22, 2008
What's the coolest Mario game yet? "Super Mario Galaxy" for Wii. "Super Mario Galaxy" is a mix of adventure, action and that fun, challenging element that makes up Nintendo's Mario series. The story begins on Earth when Bowser (the villain) attacks Mushroom Kingdom and steals Princess Peach's castle. Mario tries to stop Bowser but gets shot out of the Milky Way and into a Galaxy observation space station. It's up to the player to visit different galaxies and planets in order to collect stars and eventually confront Bowser and rescue Peach.
NEWS
September 26, 2007
Real Christians aren't bloodthirsty To the editor: I am astonished by the bloodlust in which contemporary pro-war rhetoric is soaked. Don't talk about the burned and broken bodies of innocent children. "Support the troops. " Never mind the "collateral damage" whose body parts have to be collected in plastic bags. "Support the troops. " The mangled flesh and viscera of noncombatants be damned. "Support the troops. " What shocks me even more, however, is how that many rabid supporters of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (and the looming invasion of Iran)
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