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by RIC DUGAN / Staff Photographer | June 29, 2006
Water overflowed the Antietam Creek, affecting residents and drivers in the Funkstown area.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | January 1, 2013
A large sheet of ice covered part of Lake Royer on Tuesday, but that did not stop a group of daring souls to try to swim out and touch it at the second annual Polar Plunge Party at Fort Ritchie Community Center (FRCC) in Cascade. “I can't feel anything from the waist down,” Emily Grimes, 13, said after taking the plunge. “I did it last year and had a great time, but it was definitely colder this year. There wasn't ice last year.” Grimes, who is from Frederick, Md., did the plunge with her friend Megan Gutierrez, 14, last year.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | June 4, 2004
andrews@herald-mail.com A man pulled his friend from Antietam Creek at the Mount Aetna Road bridge Thursday evening after both jumped off a dam into the water. Witnesses said Terry Peterson was underwater for a few minutes. Peterson was in the emergency room at Washington County Hospital Thursday night, according to a nursing supervisor. His condition was not available. His wife, Nikita Peterson, who also was in the water, was being treated in the emergency room, the nursing supervisor said.
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By JEFF RUGG / Creators Syndicate | May 9, 2009
Q: We have a koi and goldfish pond with a few plants in it. We have heard that we should add salt to the pond, but we are unclear about how much is OK, how much is too much, what it does and whether it will hurt the plants. A: Let's cover the reason why first. The fish's body is saltier than the water in the pond. So, water wants to even out the two different salt levels to one average level. The fish have to expend calories to keep salt in and water out of their body. They have a slime coat, scales, gills, kidneys and skin all trying to keep the water out, but they are constantly breathing and swallowing water in. This energy could be used for growth, immune system work, etc., if the water were saltier.
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July 29, 1998
photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer enlarge By BRENDAN KIRBY / Staff Writer A Hagerstown teenager drowned in a quarry just outside Hagerstown Tuesday afternoon after he jumped off a cliff 75 feet above the water, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department. Robert James Wells, 16, of 13545 Halifax Drive, went with four friends to swim in the quarry, which is off Hump Road on property owned by the Hagerstown Block Co. --cont from front page -- The boys began swimming at about 5:30 p.m. but were ordered out of the quarry by a company employee, deputies said.
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February 20, 1997
Dry Skin Low humidity, mild temperatures have made this a bad winter By TERI JOHNSON Staff Writer Don't be fooled by the calm face of winter. The season has a rough side, giving new meaning to the phrase "crack a smile. " This has been a bad winter for people with dry skin, says dermatologist Dr. James A. Schiro. Temperatures haven't been as low as in past years, and the humidity has been lower, he says. "People aren't taking the usual precautions," Schiro says.
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by DAVE McMILLION | July 15, 2002
charlestown@herald-mail.com BERKELEY COUNTY, W.Va. - A Martinsburg, W.Va., man who drowned in a lake at Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area Saturday ate shortly before going into the lake to swim, said a Berkeley County Sheriff's Department official. It is possible that may have contributed to the death of Samuel Mykie Meyers, Cpl. Ron Gardner said Sunday. Meyers and some friends went to the lake for a picnic when he decided to jump from a metal dock and swim to a small peninsula, Gardner said.
NEWS
April 24, 2009
City of Hagerstown water customers in the area of Medical Campus Drive may experience discolored water because of a fire flow test that is scheduled to be performed Thursday, April 30, about 9 a.m. at the new hospital site, according to a city press release. Customers are cautioned to check water conditions, particularly before using automatic washing machines, according to the release.
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September 17, 2012
Hydrant flushing in Hagerstown will begin Wednesday and continue through Friday, Sept. 28, in the area north of Northern Avenue, east of Western Maryland Railroad and west of Marsh Pike including Cortland Manor, Foxleigh Meadows and Northbrooke Estates. Water customers in these areas are cautioned to continually check their water supply for discolored water that may occur because of this work, particularly when using automatic washing machines.  
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