May 20, 2013
Honor and integrity are important issues within the Rotary organization, but a local Rotary club decided it was time to involve the community in a discussion about the topics. The Hagerstown Rotary Club - Sunrise sponsored a presentation for the public Monday evening by a speaker who specializes in issues like ethics, honor and integrity. About 100 people came to the Academy Theater on East Washington Street to hear a speech by Evan H. Offstein, a former military intelligence officer who also is senior editor for the International Journal of Business Disciplines and author of the book “Stand Your Ground: Building Honorable Leaders the West Point Way.” Offstein talked about how so much has been written about effective leadership, but there has not been much success as a result.
August 8, 2011
I was impressed with Steve Williams when he caddied for Tiger Woods. He went about his business doing exactly what he was supposed to do. Carry the bag, hand the golfer his club of choice, make a suggestion if asked, help line up a putt when asked, clean the ball and clubs - all simple tasks at hand for a caddie. And Williams was paid handsomely by his boss. After all, 10 percent of Woods' winnings was nothing to sneeze at, let alone the endorsements Williams himself was reaping in his native New Zealand.
December 21, 2010
Editor’s note: This is the fourth installment in a 12-part series looking back at some of the biggest local, regional and national sports stories of 2010. 1 — Williamsport’s Zach Shoemaker was named The Herald-Mail Wrestler of the Year. ... Williamsport’s Mike Rechtorovic was named Coach of the Year. 2 — South Hagerstown’s Alex Silva was named The Herald-Mail Girls Basketball Player of the Year. ... Smithsburg’s Katy Barnhart was named Coach of the Year.
May 11, 2010
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Tiger Woods' longtime swing coach resigned Monday night, leaving the world's No. 1 player without one of his top advisers as he tries to rebuild his game. Hank Haney said in a statement to the Golf Channel that he enjoyed working with Woods but he thinks it's time for him to step aside as his coach. "I will always look back upon our past half-dozen years together as my best days in professional golf," he said. "It would be a dream of any coach to have a student like Tiger Woods and for me it has come true.
April 17, 2010
Thumbs up to the team from Boonsboro High School that won last weekend's 14th annual High School Academic Team Competition sponsored by Washington County Public Schools. Team members included Katrina Bushko, Kacey Clark, Alex Pantos, Jacob Reinhart, Eric Ryberg and Bilaal Saif. Thumbs up to Kevin Brandt, superintendent of C&O Canal National Historical Park, who approved an idea by Hancock Mayor Daniel A. Murphy to rewater part of the canal for the town's annual Barge Bash on June 26. The decision will allow the popular event to occur in the midst of repairs to a leaking culvert on the section of the canal that runs past the town.
December 8, 2009
OCOEE, Fla. (AP) -- Tiger Woods' mother-in-law has been released from an Orlando-area hospital after being treated for stomach pains. Health Central Hospital spokesman Dan Yates said Barbro Holmberg was released Tuesday afternoon, about 11 hours after she was admitted. She went back to Woods' mansion. Emergency crews had been summoned to the home when someone there called 911 about 2:35 a.m. Tuesday. Holmberg, who arrived in the U.S. a few days ago, was taken by ambulance to Health Central.
November 27, 2009
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Tiger Woods was injured in an accident early Friday when his sports utility vehicle struck a fire hydrant and a tree near his Orlando-area mansion in a gated waterfront community. The Florida Highway Patrol said the world's top golfer hit the hydrant and then a tree after pulling out of his driveway in his 2009 Cadillac SUV. Woods spokesman Glenn Greenspan said the golfer was treated at Health Central Hospital and released in good condition. The accident report classified Woods' injuries as serious, but patrol spokeswoman Kim Montes said troopers consider the injuries serious if they require more than minor medical attention.
April 22, 2009
"In reference to Mr. Aleshire's article in the Sunday paper on A9, I think he's wrong. ... Reduce the property taxes, hold the line on spending, no new employees, use your existing employees for the county government. Do more with less in this time. Also, what about the debts and reserves? He failed to mention that in his article. " - Leitersburg "Am I the only one who finds it presumptuous for someone in Martinsburg, W.Va., to suggest where the Washington County (Maryland)
April 24, 2007
Laura Smith Greencastle Soccer Senior What's your favorite food? Sunflower seeds Who is your favorite cartoon character? Peanuts What is your biggest ambition? Work with athletes in the medical field Three people I'd like to have lunch with: Jesus Christ, Tiger Woods, President Bush Who's your favorite musical group or artist? Carrie Underwood The best thing about my school is: The size ... I know most people The worst thing about my school is: Short lunch break My classmates would probably name me 'Most likely to ...': Make someone smile One place I'd most like to visit: Masters golf tournament If a genie gave you three wishes, what would they be?
April 1, 2007
My son came home from preschool the other day with the following assignment: The next time you come to class, bring with you a sign of spring. This prompted some discussion with me and his older brother, a first-grader who had some suggestions of his own. "You could take some flowers," the 7-year-old said. "Or birds, they're a sign of spring. " I wasn't quite sure how I would have managed to get a bird into his classroom if that suggestion had been considered a good one. Luckily, my 4-year-old had an idea of his own. "I could take a baseball," he said.