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February 16, 2005
On February 8, 2005 HERCULES, devoted husband of Nettie. He is also survived by one daughter, one son, one brother, two grandchildren, five brothers-in-law, four sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the Carlton C. Douglass Funeral Service, P.M., 1701 Mc Culloh Street, on Wednesday from 1 to 9 P.M. Family will receive friends Thursday 11:30 to 12 noon in The New Song Worship Center, Calhoun and Gold Street with services immediate. Interment Crownsville Veteran Cemetery.
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By Toni Salama and Toni Salama,Chicago Tribune | August 3, 2008
MYCENAE, Greece - As near as anyone can calculate, Hercules became a god in 1226 B.C. He wasn't supposed to. His original destiny was to simply become king of Mycenae. But a series of behind-the-scenes treacheries put his evil twin, Eurystheus, on the throne. Worse yet, this bad brother-king required Hercules to perform a series of seemingly impossible tasks. Greek mythology has a way of righting injustices, though, and the very labors meant to destroy Hercules served to make him a hero instead: The name of Hercules became synonymous with strength and daring.
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BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,Sun Staff Writer | September 11, 1994
ROCKET CENTER, W.Va. -- Like most other defense contractors, the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory, a sprawling rocket fuel complex tucked between towering mountain peaks in the northeastern part of the state, has felt the pinch of a declining Pentagon budget.Reduced orders for such weapons systems as the Maverick missile -- an anti-tank rocket launched from fighter planes -- has taken its toll at this federal government-owned facility operated by Hercules Inc.With sales sliding and its facilities operating at about only 30 percent of capacity, Hercules executives concluded that it was time to bite the bullet and consolidate operations here with those in McGregor, Texas.
FEATURES
November 2, 2007
Nov. 2 1947 Howard Hughes piloted his huge wooden flying boat, the Hughes H-4 Hercules (dubbed the Spruce Goose by detractors), on its only flight, which lasted about a minute over Long Beach Harbor, Calif.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | June 20, 1997
Time for another Disney animated film, which means it's time for another hype-fest on Disney-controlled ABC."Step by Step" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) -- A disgruntled date sullies Al's (Christine Lakin) reputation at school. ABC."Life and Stuff" (8: 30 p.m.-9 p.m., WUSA, Channel 9) -- Rick and Ronnie (Rick Reynolds and Pam Dawber) attend couples therapy, and their homework assignment is to spend a week without sex; body massages only. The press release from CBS says Rick ignores the therapist's advice, but doesn't mention Ronnie -- who is, after all, his wife.
NEWS
December 11, 2006
Hercules P. Esibill, a retired car salesman and World War II merchant seaman who survived two shipwrecks, died of pneumonia Tuesday at Northwest Hospital Center. The Catonsville resident was 81. Mr. Esibill was born and raised in Millville, N.J., the son of a boatyard owner. He dropped out of high school in 1942 and went to sea as a wiper on the Mercury, an oil tanker. The ship was sunk later that year by a German U-boat near Cuba. During World War II, he sailed in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and the Mediterranean Sea. While aboard the Lancaster, the ship came under attack by German aircraft.
FEATURES
By Cathy Collison | February 22, 1999
The Yak had a chance to yak recently with Ryan Gosling, the 18-year-old star of ``Young Hercules,'' the live-action TV show on Fox Family Channel.Ryan was born in London, Ontario. He has starred in hit Canadian TV shows and has had roles on Nickelodeon's ``Are you Afraid of the Dark?'' and Disney's ``Flash Forward.''We chatted with Ryan on the phone because he's in New Zealand, where the regular ``Hercules'' show also is being filmed.Ryan, what's it like there?It's summer; it's great. It's the perfect place for a mythical show.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | September 6, 2001
WILMINGTON, Del. - Hercules Inc., a top producer of paper-making chemicals, said yesterday that it will fire at least 300 workers, or 3 percent of its work force, as part of a plan to save $100 million a year. The job cuts are mostly in the United States, with fewer reductions in South America and Asia. They will occur by Sept. 30. Separate job cuts affecting about 3 percent of the company's European work force may be announced soon, a company spokesman said. Europe accounts for about a fourth of Hercules' 9,600 employees, while about half work in the United States.
FEATURES
By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,SUN STAFF | June 27, 1997
Don't expect ancient in Disney's "Hercules." Forget your tattered copy of Bulfinch's mythology. Disney's 35th animated motion picture has more to do with Nike the sneaker than Nike the Greek goddess. The references are thoroughly contemporary, from hostile takeovers to mega-theme parks to Rolling Stones lyrics.Yup, Disney does a Disney on Greek mythology. It takes what little it needs from the original and ditches the rest.It is heavenly as well as devilishly ironic. "Hercules" is a cautionary tale about celebrity from Disney, the premier manufacturer of the stuff.
NEWS
By Joseph Gallagher | July 20, 1997
HERCULES" is the latest hit Disney movie. Rated G, it's packing in the kids. It's full of family values but not of fidelity. It falsifies the myth almost beyond recognition.The name Hercules is a Roman version of the Greek hero's Greek name, Heracles. "Heracles" reveals better the word's link with the chief Greek goddess, Hera. He was the glory (kleos) of Hera. "Hera" itself comes from the Greek word for protector, and so originally did the word "hero," which would provide us with a Hero/cles.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | April 6, 2007
If you can get past its maudlin passages and political simplicity, Live and Become is perfect fare for Passover. It tells the tale of a contemporary exodus. In 1977, the Falashas, Ethiopian Jews, began migrating in great numbers to flee persecution from a Marxist-Leninist regime. In 1980, they won the covert support of the Israeli intelligence agencies and military, who smuggled them into Israel. In 1984 and '85, the Israelis initiated Operation Moses. Eight thousand Falashas moved on foot to the Sudan, where enormous Hercules transport planes, operating under a cloak of silence at a military airport near Khartoum, airlifted them to Israel.
NEWS
By Richard F. Mollica | March 25, 2007
No amount of money is going to fix the tragedy unfolding under public scrutiny at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Department of Veterans Affairs. It breaks one's heart to hear dignified young soldiers speak - their words sometimes faltering because of head injuries - about the humiliating treatment they have received in our veterans health care system. Recently, in New England, one wounded soldier who had returned from Iraq committed suicide after being made to wait for outpatient mental health care.
NEWS
December 11, 2006
Hercules P. Esibill, a retired car salesman and World War II merchant seaman who survived two shipwrecks, died of pneumonia Tuesday at Northwest Hospital Center. The Catonsville resident was 81. Mr. Esibill was born and raised in Millville, N.J., the son of a boatyard owner. He dropped out of high school in 1942 and went to sea as a wiper on the Mercury, an oil tanker. The ship was sunk later that year by a German U-boat near Cuba. During World War II, he sailed in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and the Mediterranean Sea. While aboard the Lancaster, the ship came under attack by German aircraft.
NEWS
February 16, 2005
On February 8, 2005 HERCULES, devoted husband of Nettie. He is also survived by one daughter, one son, one brother, two grandchildren, five brothers-in-law, four sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the Carlton C. Douglass Funeral Service, P.M., 1701 Mc Culloh Street, on Wednesday from 1 to 9 P.M. Family will receive friends Thursday 11:30 to 12 noon in The New Song Worship Center, Calhoun and Gold Street with services immediate. Interment Crownsville Veteran Cemetery.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kevin E. Washington | January 22, 2004
Hercules' DJ Console a must-have for fun mixing digital music It was only a matter of time before someone would figure out that the E-generation would want to mix MP3s, WMAs and CD music in the same way that disc jockeys of earlier eras would spin albums. Hercules has created the DJ Console ($250) just for such party fun. It works with a PC or laptop to play, sample, loop and scratch digital music. You can also hear a DVD or game with its 24 bit, 5.1 surround sound and be wowed by what your ears will hear.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | September 6, 2001
WILMINGTON, Del. - Hercules Inc., a top producer of paper-making chemicals, said yesterday that it will fire at least 300 workers, or 3 percent of its work force, as part of a plan to save $100 million a year. The job cuts are mostly in the United States, with fewer reductions in South America and Asia. They will occur by Sept. 30. Separate job cuts affecting about 3 percent of the company's European work force may be announced soon, a company spokesman said. Europe accounts for about a fourth of Hercules' 9,600 employees, while about half work in the United States.
FEATURES
By Glenn McNatt and Glenn McNatt,SUN STAFF | November 15, 1998
For the Handel Choir of Baltimore, bringing one of their namesake's greatest works to town has been a Herculean task.Among other things, they've had to cope with finding music long out of print, contend with voice and orchestra parts that don't match and resolve a Hydra-headed string of minor snafus.Yet despite their travails the choir is anticipating a historic performance today when it presents Handel's long-neglected oratorio "Hercules" at 3 p.m. at Baltimore's Church of the Redeemer." 'Hercules' is considered by many scholars to be among Handel's greatest works," says T. Herbert Dimmock III, the choir's artistic director.
FEATURES
November 2, 2007
Nov. 2 1947 Howard Hughes piloted his huge wooden flying boat, the Hughes H-4 Hercules (dubbed the Spruce Goose by detractors), on its only flight, which lasted about a minute over Long Beach Harbor, Calif.
SPORTS
By John Eisenberg | September 18, 2000
SYDNEY, Australia - He bounded out of the locker room to the beat of driving rock music playing on the sound system, and the auditorium erupted. The big man was in the house -- all 5 feet 3 of him. Fans waving Turkey's red-and-white flag and cheering themselves hoarse chanted his name as he surged toward the stage amid an entourage of coaches and trainers, the familiar cocoon of a boxing champion. Only this wasn't a boxer, it was a weightlifter, the most remarkable of all - Naim Suleymanoglu, the Bulgarian-born Turk known around the world as "Pocket Hercules."
NEWS
July 26, 2000
"I like the book 'Show and Tell' by Joanne L. Smith because it's about a boy named Billy who tries to bring the same thing to show and tell every day, but one day he brings a surprise. I like the bear in the book." -- Tavon Moreno, Commodore John Rodgers Elementary "I would recommend 'Heaven' by Angela Johnson to children who like secrets. In Heaven, Ohio, people say that you are either born in Heaven or you move there to forget about the past and start all over again. The main character, Marley, learns a secret about herself in Heaven and works through it with two very good friends."
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