July 27, 2000
'Pearl Harbor' is next Since April, Scott Gardenhour, 39, has been busy, much of the time in Mexico, working on "Pearl Harbor," a film by Jerry Bruckheimer. Bruckheimer produced the Hollywood blockbusters "Flashdance," "Top Gun," "Bad Boys," and 1998's "Armageddon," which was Gardenhour's first foray into the world of feature films. "Pearl Harbor," starring Ben Affleck and Cuba Gooding Jr,. reunites Gardenhour with "Armageddon" director Michael Bay, with whom he worked on award-winning commercials.
July 17, 2010
Thomas Hobbes, a pillar of the Age of Enlightenment, famously predicted that an unrestrained birthrate would overpopulate and impoverish the world. In his book "Leviathan" he warned that human life everywhere would become "nasty, brutish, and short. " Hobbes was wrong, not for want of reason, but because he failed to take into account how adaptable people could be. In our present-day, world pessimism is rampant, focusing on deterioration of the environment and failure of economic markets.
July 7, 2002
"Orange Flower Water," a play by Craig Wright, will open at the Studio Theater Saturday, July 13. The title comes from the name of a distillate made from orange blossoms used in baking and in cologne. Orange flower water is a symbol for beauty and for the possibilities that can draw us to destruction, Wright says. The play tells the story of an extramarital love affair, probing the mystery of a world in which "people hurt each other, and love keeps happening. " Written by this Protestant minister who lives in Minnesota, the play contains strong language and sex scenes.
June 5, 2009
St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Lappans is going barefoot Sunday. The congregation is joining with churches and organizations across the country to collect shoes for distribution to those in need, the Rev. Anne Weatherholt said. Barefoot Sunday invites members to arrive with a pair of shoes and go home "barefoot" to recognize the need around the world of those who have no shoes to wear. Soles4Souls is the sponsoring nonprofit organization that collects, sorts and distributes thousands of pairs of shoes every year.
June 15, 1998
Teachers needed for reading To the editor: Catch the power fever of reading! It's very useful to you and your life! Reading is definitely a major element in people's lives. Today reading is used for every business and job in the World. Without reading nobody could get a job. I like reading because it's a great way to relax. If you have had a bad day or just want to read for the fun of it, you can. Reading has its own powers in life. Reading helps you forget about other life events and allows your brain to take you to very neat places.
March 25, 2012
I've been reading a lot about Doomsday these days, and for sure I know it must be coming; I just don't know when. Just the other week, Sen. Mike Miller of our Annapolis legislature lectured the Maryland citizens: Either you give me some more of your tax dollars or a “doomsday” budget is coming to your neighborhood. “We can no longer support the many programs we currently finance, such as our education funding and law enforcement allocations,” said...
June 3, 2012
A fight filmed on the steps of the historic Berkeley County Courthouse played out on televisions across the country Sunday night as part of TLC's “My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding.” Two young Romanichal gypsy women shoved and punched each other following a wedding in the reality series that depicts the everyday lives of families like Mellie Stanley's. She was charged with disorderly conduct after the brawl. Cameras caught Mellie and the maid of honor, Diamond, in what Mellie called “a huge argument.” It centered around comments allegedly made about the bride's mother-in-law.
May 14, 2010
Tiffany Renee Butts and Cody Nicholas Kimbrough of Martinsburg, W.Va., announce the birth of a daughter, Chloe Alexus Kimbrough , March 26, 2010. Maternal grandparents are Annie McDonald, John Bayles, Jerry Butts Jr. and Wendy Thomas of Martinsburg. Paternal grandparents are Debbie and Bill Kimbrough of Hagerstown. Maternal great-grandparents are Annie P. McDonald and the late Chester McDonald, and Joan and Jerry Butts of Martinsburg. Jaimie L. Sayer and Douglas H. Sayer III of Martinsburg, W.Va.