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2008-08-04 18:01:03

EDITOR'S NOTE: We reserve this space for readers to publicly say thanks to good Samaritans. If you'd like to acknowledge a good deed, write to us in fewer than 300 words at the Maryland Gazette, 306 Crain Highway S.W., Glen Burnie, MD 21061 or send e-mail to gazletters@mdgazette.com. --- On behalf of Opportunity Builders Inc., we want to thank Sue Hepworth of A Blooming Basket of Millersville and her staff for their time, expertise and commitment to assist the Friendship Civitan Club,...

2008-08-01 21:00:21

By Carolyn Livengood "This event raises funds and awareness for shelter animals ... and also makes a greater number of treatable animals well so they, too, can be adopted," said humane society president Ken White. Participants can also enjoy animal-related vendor booths, animal demonstrations, prizes and music. Dogs can compete in pre-walk contests to earn the title of "Best Kisser,""Most Talented" or "Best Costume." Besides the $26 registration fee (the cost is $30 after Aug. 8), the...

2008-07-24 06:00:53

By Lakiesha McGhee, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 24--Laura Bernauer, a kindergarten teacher and reading specialist at St. Albans Country Day School in Roseville, was selected as interim head of school for the independent private campus. Bernauer's new position was effective July 1. As a faculty member since 1994, Bernauer agreed to serve in the new leadership position through the 2008-09 academic year, according to a news release. The school's executive board will continue to...

2007-05-24 18:00:25

WASHINGTON, May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Americans watch the National Memorial Day Parade, Bill Broadwater hopes that young and old alike will take notice of the AMVETS float on which he and a half dozen members of the original Tuskegee Airmen, the all black Army Air Corps squadron established during WWII and based in Tuskegee, Ala., will be riding. "The military never really intended for us to become pilots," said Broadwater, 81, who entered the service in 1944. In those days, he...

2004-11-29 09:00:08

QUAKERTOWN, Pa. - It's a glum day for optimists. After 24 years of community service, the Quakertown Optimists Club is calling it quits. They're holding their last meeting on Thursday, citing declining interest. "I feel sad," club president Bernard Kensky said. Kensky said that fewer club members were taking part in sporting and scholastic activities for children, and fewer kids were getting involved in club events. The group worked with schools to hold essay, spelling and public...

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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.