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Hagerstown (Washington, Maryland)

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  • Was a Civil War veteran's skull almost auctioned off?

    Was a Civil War veteran's skull almost auctioned off?
    Did a Civil War veteran's skull almost end up on someone's mantle? A Hershey, Pa., auction house had solicited bids for what it described as a neat historical artifact, but facing protest threats, Estate Auction Co.agreed to donate the remains to the...
  • Connecticut Soldiers Revealed True Toll At Civil War's Andersonville Prison

    Connecticut Soldiers Revealed True Toll At Civil War's Andersonville Prison
    The deadliest ground of the American Civil War lies in rural southwest Georgia. It is not a battlefield. It's a small area, 26 acres, roughly half the size of Hartford's Bushnell Park. There, over the course of 14 months beginning in February 1864,...
  • Edward G. Uhl dies at 92; co-inventor of the bazooka

    Edward G. Uhl dies at 92; co-inventor of the bazooka
    Edward G. Uhl, former president of Fairchild Industries who was co-inventor of the M1 bazooka during World War II, died Sunday of heart failure at an assisted living facility in Easton, Md. He was 92. Uhl, pronounced "Yule," served as a regular officer...
  • George W. Comstock, 92; epidemiologist was influential in the treatment of tuberculosis

    George W. Comstock, 92; epidemiologist was influential in the treatment of tuberculosis
    Dr. George W. Comstock, a pioneering epidemiologist who almost single-handedly blocked the use of the flawed BCG tuberculosis vaccine in the United States and who played a key role in the development of other prevention strategies against the disease,...
  • Opportunity, adjustment in the air for Md. Film Festival

    Opportunity, adjustment in the air for Md. Film Festival
    Kevin Brown knows opportunity when it shows up at his front door. When news broke this year that the annual Maryland Film Festival would be leaving its home at the Charles Theatre for a series of venues, including several near the restaurant he runs...
  • Ailing system struggles with inmate care

    In mid-March 2002, Marcella N. Leski, 39, was jailed for failing to appear in court on a drug-possession charge. Twelve days later, she was so ill that her legs were amputated below the knees. Her family alleges in a lawsuit that the prison contractor'...
  • Democratic attorney general candidate falls short touting environmental record

    Democratic attorney general candidate falls short touting environmental record
    Democratic attorney general candidate Jon S. Cardin apparently thought he had a winning argument Saturday when he boasted to the Western Maryland Democratic Summit in Hagerstown that he was the only candidate in the three-way primary race with a 97...
  • Maryland Chamber of Commerce names new CEO

    Maryland Chamber of Commerce names new CEO
    The Maryland Chamber of Commerce said Tuesday that it has picked the head of a chamber in Western Maryland to succeed its retiring CEO. Brien Poffenberger, CEO of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce for the past decade, will step into...
  • At Memorial Day ceremony, exhortations to remember the fallen, and those still serving

    At Memorial Day ceremony, exhortations to remember the fallen, and those still serving
    The speakers at the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens had finished, the rifle team had fired its volleys and the musicians had begun to pack up. Vincent Krepps stood by the stone that bears the name of his twin brother....
  • Md. battens down for Isabel

    Beneath deceptively clear, blue skies, Marylanders pushed their preparations for Hurricane Isabel yesterday, securing homes, businesses and boats, and rushing their harvests to beat the heavy rains and gales expected tomorrow. Isabel, which had packed...
  • Contraband floods Md. prisons

    A black market bazaar of heroin, marijuana, pornographic videos, tobacco, cell phones and top-shelf liquor is routinely being smuggled past security checkpoints and into Maryland's troubled prisons, an investigation by The Sun has found. Periodic cell...