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By TIM ROWLAND | May 19, 2010
Porn. Is there anything it can't do? Obviously, I've always had the highest respect for porn, but I never thought it could be used in the United States House of Representatives as a tool against science. According to Discover Magazine, a Texas (naturally) representative was upset with a budget item initiated by then-President George Bush that funded scientific research as well as math and science education. The idea was to bring our children up to par with the rest of the world in these fields because, as it stands now, the average American child thinks that algebra is the green stuff that grows on ponds.
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December 3, 2009
NOV. 23, 1916-NOV. 30, 2009 JASPER, Ala. - Blanche M. Sigler, 93, of 3208 Pineville Court, Jasper, Ala., and formerly of Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at St. Vincent Hospital, Birmingham, Ala. Born Nov. 23, 1916, in Doddridge, Ark., to the late Alonzo and Ruby Ethel McCarty. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Leroy Sigler, in 2003. She was employed by Rein Printing Co. of Houston, Texas, until her retirement. She retired in Houston and had lived in Weslaco, Texas, before moving to Jasper.
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November 25, 2009
FEB. 8, 1917-NOV. 18, 2009 Dr. Robert Van Liew Campbell of Hagerstown, age 92, died Nov. 18, 2009, at Washington County Hospital. Born Feb. 8, 1917, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Dr. W.D. Campbell and Marie (Parsons) Campbell. He was a graduate of Hagerstown High School in 1934 and Duke Medical School in 1940. He served his internship at Baltimore City Hospital. He practiced general medicine in Hagerstown for 50 years, retiring in 1991. He served in the United States Army from 1942 to 1946 and was stationed in Jamaica and the Panama Canal Zone.
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October 29, 2009
Juanita Ray Gotcher, 82, of Great Cacapon, W.Va., died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, at War Memorial Hospital Extended Care. Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hunter Anderson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The service will be today at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Early, Texas.
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By ELLEN FOLKMAN / St. Petersburg Times | October 20, 2009
Vickie Nichols of Largo, Fla., was seeking a restaurant's recipe for Texas Tornado Cake, noting that the dessert had crushed pineapple in it and a coconut topping. Anne Bryant of Sun City Center, Fla., sent a recipe -- but not the restaurant recipe. This is a very easy recipe to make, suited to any skill level. When I first read this recipe, I realized there's no fat in it, meaning no butter or oil, and there's no vanilla. Well, the lack of butter or oil didn't affect the taste, but I did miss the vanilla.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | October 19, 2009
I gave this news some deeper thought after I stopped laughing: Thanks to men, Hagerstown has the dubious honor of ranking No. 2 on the "Eight Cities with the Ugliest Guys" list. The Hagerstown Ugly Man story has been making its rounds as the butt of jokes on Facebook status updates and as a featured story on regional news segments ever since the story was published on TotalBeauty.com Sept. 25. Whether calling Hagerstown men ugly are fighting words depends on a few things - like how you interpret data or if you're a guy or a girl.
NEWS
August 17, 2009
LA MARQUE, Texas (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison says Texas Gov. Rick Perry is "trying to stay too long" in office and has proposed putting a limit on how long a governor can serve. Hutchison made the proposal as she announced her candidacy for Texas governor on Monday in the city of La Marque, where she grew up, as part of a 19-city campaign announcement tour that runs through Friday. The state's senior U.S. senator has said she is stepping down from that post in order to run against Perry in the March 2010 Republican primary.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 5, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Lacey Macphail started listening to Little Texas when she was a little girl. Now 23, the Falling Waters, W.Va., woman said she still remains a devoted fan. "I like country," Macphail said before the band's performance Wednesday night at the 62nd Berkeley County Youth Fair. Macphail and a friend from Martinsburg were among the earliest country music fans to claim choice lawn seating at Harry D. Shelley Park's amphitheater, arriving nearly two hours before the show began.
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By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | July 30, 2009
During its early years, Little Texas was known as the hardest-working band in country music, sometimes clocking in 300 gigs a year. Today, the work ethic is still there, but members of Little Texas are a little older and a little more judicious. Since returning to the spotlight in 2004 after a six-year hiatus, the band has made it a point to balance their passions. "We really structure our touring so we only do weekends," said Little Texas bassist and vocalist Duane Propes, reached by phone in Nashville, Tenn.
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June 16, 2009
Juneteenth is a holiday that has its origins in the freedom of more than 250,000 slaves in Texas at the close of the Civil War. The celebration takes its name from June 19, 1865 - the day Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation. The holiday is now celebrated nationwide to celebrate the end of slavery in the United States. Antietam National Battlefield, in cooperation with the National Juneteenth Museum Without Walls, will host a Juneteenth program at the park Visitor Center Sunday.
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