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December 29, 2005
The value of vocational training To the editor: I wish to publicly acknowledge and thank Steve Frame and the students and staff at Washington County Technical School, who allowed me to observe classes and tour the school recently. I reside in Hagerstown and had been to the technical school for a few Saturday programs in the past. Last month, however, Fulton County (Pa.) Area Vo-Tech instructors were asked to visit businesses or schools that offered programs that we would like to learn more about.
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NEWS
January 30, 2006
BOYS BASKETBALL Goretti 56, Spalding 46 ARCHBISHOP SPALDING (13-13, 3-6) Bald 4 5-5 13, Davis 1 1-2 3, Desouza 1 1-3 3, Moore 4 1-3 10, Quinn 2 5-6 9, Young 3 2-5 8. Totals 15 15-24 46. ST. MARIA GORETTI (9-15, 3-7) Brashears 4 2-2 10, Alencherry 5 3-5 13, Breslin 3 2-5 11, Bollinger 1 0-0 2, Chambers 2 4-4 8, Toft 1 1-1 3, Johnson 4 1-2 9. Totals 20 13-19 56. Spalding 10 12 10 14 - 46 Goretti 12 10 21 13 - 56 3-point goals - Spalding 1 (Moore)
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by ANN WEATHERHOLT | March 2, 2006
Girls soccer a good story Good news of great accomplishments cannot be reported enough! Hence, though this paper already gave an excellent report on the formation of a new girls' soccer team in Hancock, I am going to repeat some of the information! Congratulations to Karen Sornson and her group of girls, who raised $8,700 to help fund the start-up of girls soccer in Hancock! About 10 girls and their parents committed themselves to this daunting task, and between the generosity of many local businesses and some hard work selling food at games and sponsoring raffles, the girls were able to raise the amount needed to purchase equipment, such as goals, uniforms and regulation soccer balls.
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By Dr. Shahab Siddiqui | January 7, 2006
Millions of Muslims all over the world and thousands of Americans will soon travel to take part in religious observances associated with the annual Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca. The Hajj will take place on Jan. 9. Hajj is one of the "five pillars" of the Islamic faith. (The other pillars include a declaration of faith, daily prayer, offering regular charity, and fasting during the month of Ramadan.) Pilgrimage is a once-in-a-life-time obligation for those who have the physical and financial ability to undertake the journey.
NEWS
August 18, 2009
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- A Scottish court on Tuesday allowed the Lockerbie bomber to drop an appeal against his conviction -- a step that could lead to the Libyan man's possible release or transfer to a prison in his homeland. Libya wants the terminally ill Abdel Baset al-Megrahi sent home, but U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged Scotland to keep him in prison to serve out his 27-year sentence. Seven U.S. senators -- including Edward Kennedy and John Kerry -- also wrote to Scottish Justice Minister Kenny MacAskill with a similar request.
NEWS
August 17, 2010
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A suicide bomber blew himself up Tuesday among hundreds of army recruits who had gathered near a military headquarters in an attack officials said killed 60 and wounded 125, one of the bloodiest bombings in months in the Iraqi capital. The massive strike just outside a major division headquarters and recruitment center is an embarrassment to Iraqi security forces and casts doubts on their ability to protect themselves and the nation just two weeks before all but 50,000 U.S. troops head home.
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By SULEIMAN BENGHARSA | September 22, 2007
Many in our community, and probably elsewhere in the country, ask those of us who are Muslims questions about Ramadaan. Some just make comments that some of us find offensive. In general, there is a substantial lack of knowledge about Muslims and their beliefs and practices. The most obvious question that most of us Muslims are asked is: "What is Ramadaan?" Another is: "Do you all stop eating and drinking for 30 days?" Or, "You can't even have water?" One comment that we hear frequently is: "I feel bad for you people; your religion is really hard.
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By BOB MAGINNIS | September 30, 2007
What would you do to ensure that your mother and father got to heaven? Would you memorize a book so well that you could recite it without notes? That's what Usman Qadri did. For a year and three months, the 11-year-old Washington County youth spent evenings memorizing the Qur'an, the central religious text of Islam. Muslims believe the text was revealed to the prophet Muhammad over a period of more than 20 years. Those who memorize the text earn the title hafiz - and according to religious tradition will achieve paradise for themselves and 10 other people if they remain faithful and retain the verses.
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By BRENDAN KIRBY | January 4, 2000
Tri-State area Jews and Muslims interviewed Tuesday expressed hope for peace in the Mideast and doubt that it would be easily achieved. Rabbi Janice Garfunkel, of Congregation B'nai Abraham in Hagerstown, said she was hopeful that Israeli and Syrian diplomats would make progress during peace talks being held in Shepherdstown, W.Va. But she said she also is realistic. "I think it's neat that they're (talks) happening in our back yard. It's exciting," she said. "It's exciting that they're happening at all. " But as a former resident of Israel who has dual U.S. and Israeli citizenship, Garfunkel said she worries about the consequences of returning to Syria the Golan Heights, a strategic piece of territory that Israel captured in the 1967 Six-Day War. "I personally am rather skeptical of the idea of purchasing peace," she said.
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