February 5, 2005
Charlie Stokes, 15, a ninth-grader from Waynesboro, Pa., participated Friday in the St. Maria Goretti High School National Honor Society's fund-raiser for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital at Long Meadow Bowl in Hagerstown.
April 9, 2012
The Save Historic Antietam Foundation will help fund research by Civil War scholars about the Army of the Potomac and about Clara Barton's work during the Battle of Antietam, the organization announced in a press release. The foundation awarded its first Dr. Joseph L. Harsh Memorial Scholarship to Daniel Joseph Vermilya of Kirtland, Ohio, for research on the topic of “The Strength, Composition, and Experience of the Army of the Potomac at the battle of Antietam,” foundation President Tom Clemens said.
January 2, 2011
In a recent poster session at Lock Haven University, students shared their research on Pennsylvania's many unique, regional histories. The Dec. 14 poster session, titled "Pennsylvania's Histories," showcased the work of students who have been studying Pennsylvania history this semester. "The idea was for students to research a region in Pennsylvania and identify what historically made that part of Pennsylvania different or unique," said Professor Janet Irons. "Pennsylvania has many histories, not just one, because the regions within its borders are so distinct.
July 22, 2012
The George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War at Shepherd University will present “Mountaineers Unite?: Cross-Border Enlistments and the Civil War in West Virginia” by Scott A. MacKenzie on July 30 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Erma Ora Byrd Hall on the Shepherd University campus. MacKenzie is the center's 2012 George M. Nethken Graduate Fellow. The presentation is free and open to the public. MacKenzie, a student of Kenneth W. Noe at Auburn University in Alabama, has spent eight weeks in the area conducting research for his Ph.D.
February 7, 2011
I recently read an article by Rick Jordahl, associate editor of Pork Magazine, titled “U.S. Ag Research In Decline.” He goes through the history of the land-grant university system, which helped to propel the U.S. into its role as the world’s leading food producer. Regular readers of this column have heard me espouse the virtues of this brilliant model on more than one occasion. Jordahl goes on to point out that lawmakers no longer see a need for them to invest in this research in light of the fact that Americans spend less of their disposable income on food than any other people in the world.
May 29, 2010
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Craig Higgins of Big Pool said his family, for decades, knew frustratingly little about his uncle's death in World War II. Then, Higgins dug in and uncovered reams of information about the military service of Russell L. Higgins, who was 32 years old when he died in France in 1944. Craig Higgins now has a binder filled with copies of pictures, maps, documents and news clippings, creating a clear, thorough story. "This book of research is in tribute to Uncle Russell L. Higgins and all the veterans of WWII," Craig Higgins, 48, wrote on an introductory page.
April 6, 2012
There are no pink ribbons, no T-shirts or logos encouraging awareness and prevention. Instead, it's a topic many people find difficult to discuss. And unless you are a parent who has lost a child to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), it is impossible to understand the level of pain. One minute your child is alive. The next, he or she is gone. The syndrome is exactly what it says - the sudden, unexpected death of a baby under the age of one that occurs while the infant is thought to be sleeping.
December 3, 2008
Stephen Budiansky, author of "The Bloody Shirt: Terror After Appomattox," has penned more than 10 books over the years. Yet he said he's not the type of writer to rise at dawn every morning to pound out a thousand words before lunch. When writing nonfiction - specifically military history - Budianksy said the first step is always research. "I start with a lot of background," he said in a telephone interview from his Leesburg, Va., home. For "The Bloody Shirt," Budiansky poured over newspaper accounts and original documents at several locations, including Mississippi State University, South Carolina State Archive, Duke University and the University of Virginia.
September 7, 2012
The second annual Walk with Tori to benefit scleroderma research will be Sunday at Doub's Woods Park in Hagerstown. Registration begins at 1 p.m. with the 2K walk (1.24 miles) to begin at 3. Each participant who makes a donation of $25 or more will receive a “Walk with Tori” T-shirt. There will be a silent auction, raffles and entertainment after the walk. Last year's inaugural event raised more than $46,000 for the University of Pittsburgh Scleroderma Center. For more information, call 717-597-9200.
September 28, 1999
In yet another example of a lobby group's grab for a quick headline, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste has trashed the federal fruit research station in Kearneysville, W.Va. Like many of these groups, the council raises an alarm without considering the alternative to spending money in this way. For example, if fruit production in the United States becomes unaffordable, then it follows that Americans will have to import more from countries which may or may not have the same concerns about consumers' health, or the environment in general.