July 12, 2008
To the editor: In considering the energy problem, I stumbled upon the book "Energy Victory" by Robert Zubrin. I bring it to your attention because he starts with the political fact that Saudi Arabia has us over a barrel. They can charge what they wish and then use the money to support terrorism. Oil is trump in their hand. Then he asks what we can do to get trump back in our hands? He says that we must take the world off the petroleum standard and put it on an alcohol standard.
January 8, 2004
Problems with Islam To the editor: Faisal Husseini seems to believe that because I haven't spent time in Saudi Arabia, I cannot make an informed criticism of that country's government. Well, I've never been to Cuba either, but most people know that Cuba is basically nothing more than an island prison. At no time have I ever claimed to be an expert in Islamic law. Again, however, I'm no expert on American law either, but the broad principles are easy enough to understand.
February 19, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - Although Kathryn "Kat" Bearese still calls Hagerstown home, there are many places around the world that are, in a way, home to her. Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., where Bearese is a senior psychology major, is one such place. During her college years, she was named a Bonner Scholar, which provided her with scholarship money in exchange for community service. It was a perfect fit for Bearese, 22, who grew up in a global-thinking, service-minded family. The Bearese family lived in the Middle East for six years, first in Saudi Arabia, then Bahrain, when Kat was in elementary and middle school.
December 31, 2006
The timing of Saddam Hussein's execution, rather than the act itself, concerned Hagerstown physician Shahab Siddiqui, an active member of the Islamic Society of Western Maryland. The execution occurred on the eve of the Islamic holiday Eid al-Adha, the Muslim feast of sacrifice, and at a time when millions of Muslims were making a pilgrimage, or hajj, to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. "The timing of this is very odd and wrong," Siddiqui said, comparing it to Westerners conducting an execution on Christmas.
February 26, 2003
firstname.lastname@example.org ANNAPOLIS - Maryland state employees can earn up to three years of extra retirement credits for serving their country as a member of the Maryland National Guard. But guardsman Brian Sharpe of Smithsburg can't get that benefit because he belongs to the West Virginia Air National Guard. His service with the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va., doesn't qualify. "In my estimation, this is simply not fair. I find it to be demoralizing we're offering a credit for some National Guard members and not others," said Del. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington.
December 27, 2001
Engagement announcements for 12/22 Ceravalo-Moser Victor and Nancy Ceravalo of Boonsboro wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, April Dawn Ceravalo, to Michael Lee Moser, son of Elbert and Marlene Moser of Boonsboro. Miss Ceravalo is a 1990 graduate of Boonsboro High School and a 1992 graduate of Hagerstown Business College. Mr. Moser is a 1978 graduate of Boonsboro High School. He is employed by Thompson Gas in Boonsboro as a service technician.
August 3, 2012
Richard E. Davis, 68, of Clear Spring, Md., passed Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at his home. Born June 18, 1944, in Westernport, Md., he was the son of the late George William Davis and Alice M. Bray Davis of Warfordsburg, Pa., and husband of Evalina G. Meram Davis of Clear Spring, whom he married April 5, 2005, in Winchester, Va. He was a 1962 graduate of South Hagerstown High School, and graduated from Hagerstown Junior College with an associate of...
January 10, 2006
Today is Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice, the most eminent holiday on the Muslim calendar. It is celebrated on the 10th day of the month of Dul-Hijja, 70 days after the conclusion of the holy month of Ramadan. Eid al-Adha commemorates Abraham's commitment to obey God. The Quran tells how one of Abraham's chief trials was to face God's command to sacrifice his only son as a burnt offering. Abraham prepared to submit to his Lord's will. However, just before Abraham killed his son, God revealed that Abraham's sacrifice had already been fulfilled because Abraham showed that his love for God superceded all others and that he would give up his most loved one for the sake of God. Therefore, God spared Ishmael, and instead allowed Abraham to sacrifice a ram. Directly preceeding Eid al-Adha, millions of Muslims from all around the world gather in the sacred city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia to perform the annual pilgrimage called Hajj.
May 18, 2010
The question posted Friday on The Herald-Mail's website was: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says women's rights should not be sacrificed in any settlement between the government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Taliban militants. Do you agree? Poll results: Yes: 466 votes (80 percent) No: 116 votes (20 percent) "I can't really answer the poll. As an American, I would say yes, but we supposedly live in a 'multicultural' society that preaches that all nations and cultures are equally valid.
February 5, 2011
Police fired at an angry crowd of 1,000 attacking the police station in the northwestern town of Klef on Saturday, killing two people and injuring 17 others, the Interior Ministry said. The official Tunisian news agency said the crowd had turned on police after the police chief "abused" a member of the community. A local journalist said the police chief slapped a woman during a demonstration, triggering the violence between police and citizens. The journalist said that two other people died on the way to the hospital, but that information could not be officially confirmed.