April 22, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration will appeal a court decision that found the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional. A federal judge in Wisconsin has ruled the National Day of Prayer that Congress established 58 years ago amounts to a call for religious action. About two dozen members of Congress have condemned the ruling and pressed for an appeal. In a notice filed Thursday, the Justice Department said it will challenge the decision in the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.
May 28, 2009
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- A Powerball jackpot ticket worth $232 million was sold in the South Dakota town of Winner. State lottery officials say the owner has yet to come forward but they plan to hold a news conference Thursday morning in Pierre to offer details. They say it's the ninth-largest Powerball jackpot ever. Out of the millions of tickets sold for Wednesday night's drawing, only one matched all six winning numbers: 5, 6, 12, 16 and 21. The Powerball was 7. A dozen players came close to the big money by matching five numbers.
January 14, 2007
Marriott International Marriott International Inc. opened SpringHill Suites by Marriott at 17280 Valley Mall Road in Hagerstown on Dec. 19. SpringHill Suites Hagers-town will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by Cole Road Holdings LLC and managed by Plamondon Hospitality Partners of Frederick, Md. Plamondon Hospitality Partners owns and operates a Fairfield Inn, Residence Inn and Courtyard in Frederick. SpringHill Suites by Marriott is an all-suite, select-service hotel brand.
July 7, 2005
A traffic stop on Interstate 81 Wednesday at midday resulted in drug charges against two Wisconsin men and a weapons charge against one of the occupants, Maryland State Police said. At 11:48 a.m., Trooper 1st Class M.A. Ford stopped a green 1997 Saturn, which was northbound on I-81 at the Salem Avenue interchange for a traffic violation, police said. During the investigation, Ford found drugs, drug paraphernalia and a concealed switchblade knife. Maurice Messier III, 26, of Madison, Wis., was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police said.
May 12, 2013
On May 10, 2013, Georgia Franks of Washington, D.C. Beloved daughter of the late Peter and Christina Franks; sister of Mary F. Schmidt, Artemis F. Ely (Marvin), Kathryn F. Tiches. Preceded in death by Xantippe F. Liakos, Stephen Franks and Thomas Franks. Loved by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to call Joseph Gawler's Sons, 5130 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 13, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m., with prayers at 7 p.m. Services will be held at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 2815 36th St. NW, Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Md. Memorial donations may be made to Sts. Constantine and Helen of Washington, D.C., Building Fund.
March 8, 2009
Emily Michelle Usow and Andrew Harris Kerstein were married Saturday, March 2, 2008, at Temple Judea in Coral Gables, Fla. The bride is the daughter of Allen Usow and Janice Harwood Usow of Boca Raton, Fla. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kerstein of Hagerstown. The bride is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wis., and earned a juris doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Fla. She is a partner in the commercial real estate department of Adorno & Yoss LLP, in Miami.
July 31, 2012
Bradley Joseph Christman, 28, of Waynesboro, Pa., passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012, in Hagerstown, Md. He was born Friday, Dec. 9, 1983, in Menomonee Falls, Wis. He served as a Seabee in the U.S. Navy for eight years. He is survived by his mother, Linda Christman of Menomonee Falls; father, Roger Christman of Menomonee Falls; brother, Brian Christman of Milwaukee, Wis.; and maternal grandmother, MaryEllen Stelpflug. He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Elvin and Laura Christman; and maternal grandfather, Cyril Stelpflug.
March 14, 2011
Elections have consequences To the editor: Newly elected Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) is proposing to cut wages and benefits for state workers and also to limit the power of their unions to bargain on behalf of it members (state employees). Wisconsin is a test case for the GOP’s ideological agendas. If successful, it will set a precedent that can only be overturned by the courts or the ballot box. As states grapple with budget deficits, you will see more states doing what Wisconsin is proposing.
July 28, 2012
Wisconsin-native Jordan Zimmermann pitched his first game against Milwaukee, and his teammates hit three home runs in the Washington Nationals' 4-1 victory over the Brewers on Saturday night. Zimmermann (8-6) struck out six and gave up five hits in six innings. The right-hander, who was born in Auburndale and played at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, has not allowed more than one earned run in each of his last seven starts. Drew Storen and Sean Burnett each threw an inning of relief and Tyler Clippard pitched the ninth for his 19th save.
April 18, 2010
The General Grant sandwich was born of the Civil War. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant could have only dreamed of a sandwich so grand and delicious as he chased Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee across northern Virginia during the Civil War. No less than 10 years separated his second term as president of the United States from the devastation of the war and the overabundance of food at his 1873 Inauguration. - Scott C. Anderson is associate food service director and chef with Shepherd University dining services in Shepherdstown, W.Va.