| 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 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...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 4:52 PM
A photograph, Marisa Silver writes at the end of her new novel, "Mary Coin," is "an alchemy of fact and invention that produces something recognizable as the truth. But it is not the truth." It is as if Silver is writing about her own new novel here...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Talk about the best birthday present ever.
You've got to think that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be smiling down as we, on the same day, celebrate his birth and the second inauguration of Barack Obama, our first African-American president.
| Jan 22, 2013
Today U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster will call to order his first meeting as chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
And when the Hollidaysburg Republican takes gavel in hand, he will be holding a bit of his home and Somerset...
| Dec 16, 2012
The first time William C. Wooldridge held an antique map of Virginia, he was a young Army officer taking a meandering, homesick stroll through the streets of Heidelberg, Germany.
Catching his eye from an old print shop window, the early 1600s map...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 1:04 PM
It's one of the most iconic movies in American cinema history, despite its running time of less than one minute.
In the film, four animated concession items — a candy bar, some popcorn, a box of candy and a soft drink — march up a movie...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 4:01 PM
It's not a tie-in with the animated-film franchise (man, how sweet would that be?), but "Ice Age," the new video from Trent Reznor's How to Destroy Angels, is a relatively heartwarming affair from a guy known for his less-than-rosy worldview.
| Nov 29, 2012
| 9:59 AM
Given the rate at which left-field super-groups have proliferated over the last few years -- Atoms for Peace! Them Crooked Vultures! Monsters of Folk! -- it was probably inevitable that we'd eventually end up with one as wacky as Maximum Hedrum, the new...