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Associated PressPresident Barack Obama strongly suggested Tuesday he'd consider military action against Syria if it can be confirmed that President Bashar Assad's government used chemical weapons in the two-year-old civil war. At a White House news conference, the...
"Rediscover America 1976 Bicentennial Celebration, United States of America-Washington County, Maryland, 1776-1976" was the full name of an event that would involve most of the members of the Washington County Historical Society and the community, as a...
Mark Twain noticed that a cat that sits on a hot stove once will never sit on it again. But, he said, it won’t sit on a cold stove, either. Politics is different, because in politics we discover the opposite extreme is true. Having sat on a hot...
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Not so long ago, I found myself attending the funeral of a friend. After the service, I was leaving the church when I encountered the undertaker, who was organizing the vehicle convoy to the cemetery. “Pete, I really enjoy reading your columns,...
Name: Tim Rowland Age: 52 City, dell or holler in which you reside: The mountains of Morgan County, W.Va., not far from — no lie — Sticky Kyne Road. Day job: Herald-Mail columnist Book title: "Tim Rowland's Creature Features" Genre: Humor...
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Editor's note: This column originally appeared in The Herald-Mail in 2011. Wait until later to do everything. OK. I just spent 20 minutes searching my computer for a young California friend's Facebook page for a post I thought I'd saved because I...
By Rebecca Massie Lane Special to The Herald-Mail American author and humorist Mark Twain describes the human urge to treasure hunt in "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer": "There comes a time in every rightly-constructed boy's life when he has a raging...
Name: Stephen Recker Age: 54 City in which you reside: Smithsburg Day job: Web developer, High Rock Studios, Hagerstown Book title: "Rare Images of Antietam and the Photographers Who Took Them" Genre: Historical nonfiction, Civil War Synopsis of...
The “Age of Greed” authored by Jeff Madrick, an economic columnist for The New York Times, might be considered by some as just another treatise on our latest economic collapse. This would not be a fair assessment of this fine book because it...
“Such is the human race. Often it does seem such a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.” Mark Twain’s observation above depicts his dim view of the human race. Finding something noble within the human spirit can...
Elizabeth Jane Hill, 73, of 10815 Coffman Ave., Hagerstown, Md., died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at her home. Born April 15, 1939, in Buckhannon, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Mark Twain and Ruth Gawthrop Haymond. She retired from Anne Arundel...
Readers and community leaders offer some words of wisdom to the graduating class. Whatever you do in life, you will encounter and be challenged with failures and successes. Through it all, the ultimate challenge is to serve others. Robert Wood Johnson,...
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