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By JENNIFER FITCH | July 11, 2007
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A man in a wheelchair was hospitalized after being hit while crossing West Main Street on Tuesday in the same crosswalk where a woman was killed last September. The man, whom police did not identify, was crossing from the south to the north side of the road in front of 44 W. Main St. around 4 p.m., Waynesboro police Sgt. Mike Bock said. A 17-year-old girl driving a blue Saturn sedan hit him, Bock said. The man was taken to Waynesboro Hospital for injuries that Bock said did not appear to be life-threatening.
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June 13, 2007
The Hagerstown City Council gave the city staff permission during a Tuesday work session to research the creation of a dog park. Cindy Blackstock, city community development coordinator, wrote in a memorandum last week that several residents have asked for a park to exercise their dogs, and let the animals socialize with other pets in a safe environment. The location has not been decided, but would encompass about a 0.5-acre area, she wrote. The park also would include a fence, shade, access to water and wheelchair accessibility, among other things.
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By TONY MULIERI | May 13, 2007
Once a year, I need a strong dose of "true grit" to keep me going. I received that elixir on Tuesday from keynote speaker N. Linn Hendershot, who addressed those attending the annual True Grit Award banquet at Fountain Head Country Club from his wheelchair. Hendershot, a former Hagerstown city councilman, is in a wheelchair after a bout with childhood polio. But after listening to Hendershot, it is apparent he doesn't feel sorry for himself, and I got the impression he doesn't want anyone else to spend any time worrying about him either.
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by KAREN HANNA | June 9, 2006
As his classmates fidgeted with graduation programs and unfamiliar ties, one Williamsport High School senior sat alone. For Collin Jackson, 17, making an appearance at Thursday's ceremony at Hagerstown Community College's Athletic, Recreation and Community Center was an achievement. "At 1 o'clock this afternoon, I left the University of Maryland Medical Center, I guess you'd call it," said Collin, who was diagnosed with leukemia in September. When his classmates lined up to enter the gym, Collin slapped hands and exchanged greetings from his wheelchair.
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by MARLO BARNHART | April 10, 2006
ST. JAMES - To say Jim Mills enjoys life is putting it mildly. Mills, 64, smiles a lot, is quick with a joke and tries to live every minute with zeal and enthusiasm. "I get up early each day, usually around 7:30 a.m.," Mills said. "I like to get going. " In the course of an average day, Mills - a quadraplegic who lives in the St. James area - might go grocery shopping or perhaps work on his finances. He often goes out to eat with family and friends, and he enjoys good food.
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November 14, 2005
Kyle Hess of Waynesboro, Pa., and Shook Home Auxiliary member Donna Hawk were at the Nov. 6 Shook Home Auxiliary Basket Bingo at the Moose Club in Chambersburg, Pa. Auxiliary, staff, Shook Home Board members and staff's family members assisted with the Basket Bingo to raise money for a new wheelchair-equipped vehicle. For more information, call 1-717-264-6815.
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By Candice Bosely | November 13, 2005
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Corky Wilt is in a wheelchair after having a stroke, but wouldn't let anyone help him Saturday during the sixth annual Road to Freedom 5k Walk, Run or Roll event. Instead, he used one arm to maneuver his wheelchair along the 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) course at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, taking a little more than an hour and five minutes to finish. The event drew 107 runners and another 40 or so people who walked or rolled on part or all of the course.
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by SARAH BROWN | October 11, 2005
Editor's note: Writer Sarah Brown does not need to use a wheelchair, but she spent a day in one at school to see what perspective could be gained. My day in a wheelchair in Boonsboro High School had just begun when my friend Sienna saw me. "Do you need help?" she asked as I tried out my new wheels. Then I looked up the long, long ramp connecting Boonsboro's gymnasium to the library and cafeteria and other rooms in between. I am an independent person. I like to do my own thing.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | September 28, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Sara Jackson has been having a rough time recently - she lost one of the two jobs she was working while raising her two young children and putting herself through nursing school. Tuesday became even worse when a wheelchair ramp on a school bus slammed into the back of her parked car on Second Street in Martinsburg. The driver of the bus forgot to raise the lift after dropping off children around the corner, Sgt. G.F. Macher of the Martinsburg Police Department said.
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By Candice Bosely | September 11, 2005
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. They sipped coffee, munched on biscuits and chatted. At least one woman was knitting Saturday as she rocked in a rocking chair on the porch of the Cracker Barrel in Martinsburg. They also were raising money as they rocked. The annual "Rocking Chair-ity" event held by City Hospital's auxiliary raised around $2,500, City Hospital spokeswoman Teresa McCabe said. The event was held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Along with donating use of its porch, Cracker Barrel also set aside a rocking chair.
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