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Saturday 04/18/2015
Bumper sticker dialogue
Posted: April 18, 2015

As a long-time Unitarian Universalist, I have chosen to place two pertinent bumper stickers on the back of my car. I do avoid the massive display of many causes a grandson put on an earlier car of his, requiring several moments to read at perhaps some hazard to himself and fellow motorists. But I do want to advertise my UU faith, both to let people know that we exist in Gettysburg and to attract newcomers to attend our Sunday services.

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Music in the Middle
Posted: April 18, 2015

In 2007, Christopher Johnson, a professor of music education and music therapy at the University of Kansas, published a study that compared performance outcomes of students on standardized tests. His findings discovered that students who had access to high quality music education curriculums scored approximately 22 percent higher in English and 20 percent higher in Math in contrast to students who had lower quality music programs. These findings were consistent in spite of any socioeconomic differences between the schools and school districts.

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The First of Some Few
Posted: April 18, 2015

For half a century after the War Department tested and licensed the first individuals to conduct tours at Gettysburg National Military Park in 1915, the image of these professionals remained essentially unchanged. Men in paramilitary olive drab uniforms and caps ferried battlefield visitors about in a variety of conveyances. By the 1930s, an arm patch, and service stripes and stars on coat sleeves enhanced their gear. Minimal changes in appearance or function ensued through the Great Depression, two World Wars and a "change-of-command," when the National Park Service assumed administrative control of the National Military Park from the War Department in 1933.

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Friday 04/17/2015
What's new at the library?
Posted: April 17, 2015

Here is a look at some of the DVDs recently added to the adult collection at the library. If you've missed a new movie or television program, wish to revisit an old favorite, or are looking for something completely different, stop by and browse through our selection of videos. They are all available to borrow free of charge.

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What does eliminating racism mean?
Posted: April 17, 2015

Eliminating racism is a core mission of the YWCA. These words are part of our logo and are emblazoned on the front of our facility on Fairfield Road. The YWCA USA was a leader in the Civil Rights movement in the United States and has worked throughout its 150-plus-year history to advocate for legislation that ensures equality for all, and to help make communities welcoming places for all residents.

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Smart choices while nurturing lawn
Posted: April 17, 2015

Warmer weather has arrived, the Pennsylvania landscape has awakened, and the quest for the perfect lawn is renewed.

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Salvage Warehouse to open
Posted: April 17, 2015

The HGAC Architectural Salvage Warehouse will open for the 2015 season on Saturday, April 18, from noon - 3 p.m. The 100-year-old brick building is located between Chambersburg and Middle Streets in Gettysburg.

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April Gardening: My list of chores
Posted: April 17, 2015

I'm sure I'm not unlike any other gardener. I've created this to-do list throughout the late winter months, just waiting for an opportunity to celebrate the gardening season.

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Saturday 04/18/2015
'Star Wars' design team teases 'Force Awakens' themes
Posted: April 18, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is about a generational transfer in more ways than one. Set 30 years after the events in "Return of the Jedi" and coming to theaters just over 30 years after the film first debuted, that idea remained top of mind for the film's brand new production design team, fans learned at Star Wars Celebration on Saturday.

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Facsimile of first Elvis recording re-released by Jack White
Updated: April 18, 2015 - 6:03 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After anonymously buying Elvis' first-ever recording at a January auction, Jack White is offering a limited-run vinyl re-release of "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" at his Third Man Records in Nashville.

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Musical chairs: Who would Shelton want in his 'Voice' seat?
Updated: April 18, 2015 - 6:03 pm

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Musical chairs is a common game on "The Voice." Pharrell is sitting in a seat originally owned by CeeLo Green and once occupied by Usher, while Shakira and Gwen Stefani have filled in when Christina Aguilera took a hiatus from the show.

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Earth Day aims to reach millions with 'Angry Birds' game
Updated: April 18, 2015 - 4:14 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The hugely popular game "Angry Birds" is showing Earth Day some love this year.

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Singer Sam Hunt rising in both country and pop worlds
Updated: April 18, 2015 - 4:14 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Rising country star Sam Hunt may be finding success on the pop charts, but don't fret — he won't pull a Taylor Swift.

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Ringo Starr, Green Day headline eclectic Rock Hall class
Updated: April 18, 2015 - 3:01 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ringo Starr was always behind the other Beatles.

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5 things from former Bush press secretary Perino's book
Updated: April 18, 2015 - 11:00 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dana Perino, President George W. Bush's spokeswoman at the end of his presidency, is out with a book that is part memoir, part career advice. Perino is the only Republican woman ever to serve as White House press secretary and is now a co-cost of "The Five" on Fox News Channel.

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Robin Williams the posthumous star of '3 Still Standing'
Updated: April 18, 2015 - 9:00 am

TORONTO (AP) — Before the late Robin Williams enthralled television audiences on "Mork and Mindy," he already was a star on the 1970s stand-up comedy circuit — and by the '80s was a leading light for a new stand-up generation.

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Friday 04/17/2015
APNewsBreak: Video released of 'Suge' Knight running over 2
Updated: April 18, 2015 - 1:00 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Video of Marion "Suge" Knight plowing into two men with his pickup truck and other key evidence in the former rap music mogul's murder case was released Friday by a Los Angeles court.

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George Lucas to Colbert: Why aren't you replacing Stewart?
Updated: April 18, 2015 - 12:02 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert came to the Tribeca Film Festival to interview filmmaker George Lucas, but the "Star Wars" creator had a question of his own.

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Bahamas R&B singer Johnny Kemp of 'Just Got Paid' fame dies
Updated: April 18, 2015 - 1:01 pm

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Bahamian R&B singer Johnny Kemp, who is best known for the hit song "Just Got Paid," has died in Jamaica. He was 55.

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Obama: World would be 'pretty barren' without poetry
Updated: April 17, 2015 - 8:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Poetry helps people understand themselves and each other, and the world would be "pretty barren" without it, President Barack Obama said Friday.

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12 hurt in Denver-area crash involving tour buses amid fog
Updated: April 17, 2015 - 8:02 pm

DENVER (AP) — A dozen people were injured in a crash involving tour buses for two different bands and two trucks on a foggy stretch of Interstate 70 east of Denver on Friday, as a spring storm made driving dangerous across Colorado and Wyoming.

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ACM hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan work as comedic duo
Updated: April 17, 2015 - 8:02 pm

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Expecting music at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards? You should be ready for comedy.

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'Jane the Virgin,' John Oliver among Peabody Award winners
Updated: April 17, 2015 - 7:03 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Jane the Virgin" and John Oliver's satirical news show are among the winners in the first round of this year's Peabody Awards.

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Dr. Oz tells critics: No conflict of interest on my TV show
Updated: April 17, 2015 - 8:02 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Mehmet Oz is defending himself against 10 doctors who've accused him of promoting "quack treatments" on his TV show.

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Spanish language 'Sabado Gigante' ends 53-year run
Updated: April 17, 2015 - 6:06 pm

MIAMI (AP) — Television's longest-running variety show is calling it a wrap after 53 years.

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Northern Illinois University offers 'Game of Thrones' course
Updated: April 17, 2015 - 5:05 pm

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Northern Illinois University is offering a course this semester on the HBO series "Game of Thrones."

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Back on the USA Network: Sports return with NHL playoffs
Updated: April 17, 2015 - 4:02 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — In the three decades since USA Network had last broadcast an NHL playoff game, just about everything in television watching changed.

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'Star Wars: Battlefront' unleashed at fan convention
Updated: April 17, 2015 - 4:02 pm

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Force isn't merely awakening on the big screen. It's also returning to the video game realm.

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