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Lisa Prejean | February 17, 2011
While reviewing questions to prepare my daughter for a test, I noticed she had drawn a large light bulb next to her notes on our 23rd president. "Why did you draw a light bulb next to his description?" I asked. She smiled and explained that he was the first president to use electricity in the White House. According to some accounts, many of the lights stayed on all night because this president was afraid he would get hurt when he turned them off. Isn't that a switch? Today we're afraid to turn the lights on because it's too painful ... for our pocketbooks at least.
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December 20, 2012
Thursday, Dec. 20 • Karaoke by Ta-Da Entertainment with Kimi and Jim, 9 p.m. to midnight, Georgia Boy Cafe at Park Circle, 325 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown. 240-329-2232. Friday, Dec. 21 • DJ/Karaoke Bob, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Captain Bender's Tavern and Restaurant, 111 E. Main St., Sharpsburg. 301-432-5813. • Karaoke by Ta-Da Entertainment with Kimi and Jim, 9 p.m. to midnight, Always Ron's, 29 N. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. No cover. 301-797-7887. Wednesday, Dec. 26 • Trivia and music with Denny Grizzle, 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Barefoot Bernie's Bar & Grill, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown.
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July 3, 2006
1. James Buchanan was the only U.S. president born in Pennsylvania - near Mercersburg, Pa. Who was his vice president? (John C. Breckinridge) 2. Washington County resident Steve Whiteman is lead singer of what band that had a platinum album entitled "Blow My Fuse"? (Kix) 3. Name one of the Major League Baseball teams, including city and team name, that Franklin County, Pa., native and Hall of Famer Nellie Fox played for? (Philadelphia A's, Chicago White Sox, Houston Colt .45s or Houston Astros)
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August 5, 2006
A Talladega Nights event will be held Sunday, Aug. 6, from noon to 4 p.m. at Regal Valley Mall Stadium 16 theater lobby in Hagerstown. There will be race car games, coloring, trivia, prizes and more. For information, call 301-582-9139.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | March 29, 2009
If you're a lover of trivia, Brain Games might be your March Madness. The 12th annual Brain Games trivia competition will be held today at Shepherd University. You can still register a team today to participate. But if you'd rather be challenged in the comfort of your own home, here's a short Brain Games-esque quiz. 1. Which country won the most medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics? 2. Who is New York's current governor? 3. Who won the 2008 NCAA Men's Division 1 Basketball Tournament?
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By DAVE McMILLION | March 29, 2009
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va.-- It turns out that the winners of Sunday's Brain Games competition were a brainy bunch in more ways than one. The six-person team that won the annual academic competition at Shepherd University are members of Mensa, an organization that allows for the exchange of intellectual ideas through lectures, discussions and journals. Greg Fisher recalled how someone with the Frederick, Md., chapter of Mensa asked if anyone in the group wanted to form a Brain Games team.
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August 28, 2013
Thursday, Aug. 29 • Thursday Game Night with karaoke, DJ, and trivia, 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Cancun Cantina West, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. 301-797-4422. No cover. • Ladies Night with Suzi, 8 p.m. to midnight, Creekside Inn on the Deck, 1225 Security Road, Hagerstown. 301-791-6307.  • Lodgieoke Competition with JK Michelle Portenier at 11 p.m., karaoke before and after, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., The Lodge, 21614 National Pike, east of Boonsboro. 301-591-4434. No cover.
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