| Jan 14, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Today I launch my official campaign to get Bruce Springsteen on the $1 Trillion coin that President Obama will have to have the Treasury mint and deposit at the Fed.
Let me first say that while it is certainly a preposterous idea to mint a trillion...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Sugarhill Gang made a musical mark in history when in 1979 they topped the charts with “Rapper’s Delight.”
The 15-minute rap told us to “rock it to the bang-bang,” as it rocketed up the charts making it the first hip-hop...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 3:09 PM
One question I often get asked is....
Chad, How many days a week should I work out? I wish I had a dollar for every time someone asked me that question, I'd have — a lot of dollars.
Let me first answer your question with a question. (Something...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 6:07 AM
Rare interviews conducted in the 80s by former record executive Joe Smith and recently donated to the Library of Congress are starting to be digitalized and uploaded on their website. In one, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler admits that during the height...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 1:10 PM
A South Bend rap music artist known as Million has created a tribute song honoring the amazing season the Notre Dame football program has experienced. The song, titled "The Champs," has been copyrighted with the United States Library of Congress and has...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 10:23 AM
The Library of Congress announced the names of 25 films Wednesday that are to be enshrined in its National Film Registry. Of those 25, 5-1/2 were based on books or stories. The half? Read on.
The 1983 film "A Christmas Story" -- with Ralphie, a frozen...
| Dec 20, 2012
National Film Registry: An article in the Dec. 19 Calendar about the latest selections for inclusion in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress said that "A League of Their Own" was about the All-American Girls Professional Softball League...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 7:24 PM
World War II veteran, Elvin Edward Thomas, 93, of Bunker Hill, W.Va., was called home Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, after a short illness.
Born Oct. 29, 1919, in Sun, W.Va., he was the son of the late Clarence Megginson and Amelia Thomas.
He received his high...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 8:19 PM
Elvin E. Thomas died Monday after a short illness at age 93, an end to an adult life that began after high school as a hotel bellhop before he was drafted in World War II and sent to Italy with the famed, all-black Tuskegee Airmen.
The highly decorated...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 2:29 PM
A Washington County student will be honored as a Maryland finalist April 13 at the CityLit Festival at the Enoch Pratt Free Library for her entry into the Letters About Literature contest.
Boonsboro High School student Elizabeth Longerbeam will be...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 4:33 AM
Name: Thomas G. Clemens
City in which you reside: Keedysville
Day job: retired professor emeritus, Hagerstown Community College; licensed Battlefield Guide at Antietam; president, Save Historic Antietam Inc., a battlefield preservation...
| May 1, 2013
It was a happy day for me when, years ago, the Little Professor Book Center opened in Lakewood Mall. It was an equally sad day when it recently closed its doors.
In today's environment, a small bookstore has one big problem and one insurmountable...