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By JULIE E. GREENE | July 12, 2008
Riding the train to work and want to listen to an audiobook you can simply carry in your pocket? Check out your local library. Some Tri-State-area libraries are venturing into more high-tech options, as their budgets allow, to meet customer needs and attract teens who have grown up in a more technology-oriented world. One of Washington County Free Library's newest high-tech products are audiobooks built into portable players called Playaways. They are the size of an MP3 player.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | June 8, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Tell Tinkerbell that after going to the "second star to the right and straight on to morning," she also should take a right off Md. 60. Neverland now is in Waynesboro. Painted brass street lamps with white globes are scattered around Neverland Games, which has an exposed brick wall and painted tin ceiling 14 feet above the hardwood floors. Renovations at 4 E. Main St. were designed to be reminiscent of London in the era of Peter Pan. "If I had gone to any other town, I don't think I could've found a place that looks like this.
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By DON AINES | June 1, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Taking images of peeling paint, a dried lake bed and a circuit board and superimposing them over his own photograph, Erik Beebe created a picture that brought to mind a tattered Arnold Schwarzenegger in the last reel of "The Terminator," albeit with a stripe of green hair down the center of his head. "That was the effect I was going for," Beebe said recently in a computer lab at the Franklin County Career and Technology Center. "I use a computer a lot to create things that come to mind," said the Chambersburg Area Senior High School senior.
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By DON AINES | May 31, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. -- Taking images of peeling paint, a dried lake bed and a circuit board and superimposing them over his own photograph, Erik Beebe created a picture that brought to mind a tattered Arnold Schwarzenegger in the last reel of "The Terminator," albeit with a stripe of green hair down the center of his head. "That was the effect I was going for," Beebe said recently in a computer lab at the Franklin County Career and Technology Center. "I use a computer a lot to create things that come to mind," said the Chambersburg Area Senior High School senior.
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May 6, 2008
Eva Niessner, 15, is a sophomore at North Hagerstown High School. She doesn't want act like the spoiled protagonist in her serial story, "Someone Else's Dream. " Ryan Barry, 13, is an eighth-grade home-schooled student living in Boonsboro. He likes movies where the good guys are not one-dimensional, but have some depth. Brad Smith, 16, is a sophomore at Boonsboro High School. The best video games, he thinks, can reincarnate and get better, but the latest version of "Grand Theft Auto" could have been better.
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By EVA NIESSNER and DARCY SHULL Pulse Correspondents | January 15, 2008
Fantasy author Jayel Gibson speaks with such authority on all subjects magical and fantastic, it's believable that she liked fairy tales immensely as a child. Growing up with an Irish grandmother, Gibson says she enjoyed hearing stories of the ancient Celts, and she loved how everything seemed so mystical. However, she didn't actually start writing stories of her own until she was a junior in high school. In 11th grade, her English class read J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit," and she was so entranced with the book that she continued on with reading Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" series, and, later, his "The Silmarillion.
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By MATT SLAGLE | December 30, 2007
The over-hyped console wars are so last year. In 2007, a bounty of actual games finally mattered more than nerdy debates over each system's technological merits. And for the first time since Pong bounced its way into our living rooms, it seems as if video games are again being relished by all sorts of folks. That retired couple next door? They're probably better than you at Wii Sports. Here's our annual look at the best and worst in video games, 2007 edition. ยท Best game: "BioShock.
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November 7, 2007
Williamsport High School band has begun raising money to purchase new uniforms. The Band Boosters have started planning different fundraising ideas, and will keep the community posted about upcoming projects and dates. To begin with, they are planning a school community yard sale to benefit the music departments of thethree Williamsport schools - Williamsport Elementary, Springfield Middle and Williamsport High School. The tentative date is April 26, 2008, and the high school is accepting nonclothing donations from 6 to 7 p.m. before the monthly Band Boosters meetings at the high school band room beginning Dec. 17 through the April 2008 meeting.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | September 29, 2007
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - To some, a video game isn't worth owning unless it comes in a large plastic cartridge, has shoddy graphics and is at least a decade old. Just ask Mike Schindler, 23, of Greencastle, Pa., and his buddy Steve Cool, 24, of Chambersburg, Pa. They each own about 300 original Nintendo game cartridges and roughly 200 Atari games. "If we're hanging out, we're playing something," said Cool, from the couch at Schindler's house after a bout of Super Mario Bros. - the original version.
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