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By Thomas Fletcher and Thomas Fletcher,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 21, 1998
Think of the Amish and most people think of Lancaster County, Pa. Here you will see these "Plain People" in their distinctive dress: the men in beards, broad-brimmed hats and black clothes; the women in their bonnets and long dresses, which are often green or purple, but always covered with black aprons. Eschewing modern conveniences, the Amish farm using horses, mules and equipment from a bygone era to work the land. Transportation is by horse and buggy. Electrical power and telephones are not found in their homes.
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TRAVEL
By Marion Winik and Marion Winik,Special to the Sun | October 12, 2003
If you'd like to spend an afternoon absorbing the rustic, historic and uncommonly lovely phenomenon that is a covered bridge in autumn, you do not have far to go. Pennsylvania, with more than 200 covered bridges, has the most remaining of any state in the union; Lancaster County, with 29, has the largest concentration in Pennsylvania. What, did you think you had to go to Iowa? Madison County, Iowa, became famous for its covered bridges when Robert James Waller set his 1992 novel, The Bridges of Madison County, there, and the 1995 Clint Eastwood / Meryl Streep movie was filmed on location.
NEWS
By JULIE SCHARPER and JULIE SCHARPER,SUN REPORTER | October 7, 2007
Just before dawn on Oct. 4, 2006, Enos Miller, an Amish man with a long gray beard, walked past the school where two of his granddaughters had been fatally shot two days before. A television reporter approached and asked him if he had forgiven the gunman. "In my heart, yes," said Miller, his voice wavering. "How is that possible?" she asked. His answer: "Through God's help." Miller's words - emblematic of the community's response to the tragedy - quickly became international news. How could the Amish so quickly forgive the man who killed five of their daughters and wounded five others?
NEWS
By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | September 14, 1997
MANHEIM, Pa. -- The two men from New York City were wearing neat suits and ties. They showed up in a white, city-owned car, powered with clean, natural gas. They were all ready to talk about improving the environment.And then they stepped into a cesspool of ill will.Next summer, 162 tons of New York City sewage sludge will begin arriving every day at the A&M Composting plant near this northern Lancaster County town - a total of 60,000 tons a year for the next 15 years. The two men had come to say how happy the city was to find a good use for its waste.
NEWS
By Larry Lewis and Larry Lewis,Knight-Ridder News Service | April 24, 1992
QUARRYVILLE, Pa. -- Whenever Vivian and Sandy Cantey plan to go out without their two tiny foster daughters, the Amish families of this southern Lancaster County farming town line up to baby-sit.The black-haired, bubbling 3-year-old and the lithe, shy 4-year-old are exquisitely cute, but there is another, more tragic, dimension to the outburst of extra neighborliness.Born in Pennsylvania, the girls came into the world with AIDS.They came to live with the Canteys among the Plain People sects three years ago, when there were virtually no refuges for babies stricken with acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
NEWS
By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,Staff Writer | November 28, 1993
STRASBURG, Pa. -- It's nearing dusk in Pennsylvania Dutch country and Holmes Morton has come to make an unannounced house call on Henry Martin.Dr. Morton pulls his green Jeep into the barnyard, scattering a dozen chickens near a hay wagon hitched to two draught horses.Henry, a blue-eyed 22-month-old, runs to his father, Jesse Martin, who is talking to two of his brothers. The three men, who married three sisters, have almost identical faces and wear plain, dark fedoras."How is he?" Dr. Morton asks,still seated behind the wheel.
NEWS
By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff writer | March 31, 1991
Investigators have identified a body found last Sunday in the Susquehanna River as a Pennsylvania man involved in a boating accident thathappened four months ago and nearly 50 miles upriver, the county Sheriff's Department said.The man was identified as Leroy R. Funk, 48, of Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, the department said. Funk's body was at the Conowingo Dam.The body of his 33-year-old wife, apparently also killed in the boating accident, has never been found.Funk and his wife, PatriciaA.
SPORTS
April 25, 2007
John Parrish, Orioles reliever What's considered a fun night in Lancaster County, Pa.? "I don't go out in Lancaster. I don't really do anything up there anymore. I just hang out and barbecue somewhere."
NEWS
October 4, 2009
Hanson Ellsworth Fossett The Taliaferro family circle will receive friends on Friday, October 2, 2009 from 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. at Berry Waddy Funeral Home in Lancaster County, Virginia. The Wake will be held at First Baptist Church of Heathsville, Virginia. Services to follow Interment at First Baptist Church Cemetery in Heathsville, Virginia. A memorial in Baltimore will be announced at a later date.
FEATURES
By Walter F. Naedele and Walter F. Naedele,Knight-Ridder News Service | September 4, 1995
The Vietnamese potbellied pig fad is now well into its second phase.First phase: Buy the pig.Second phase: Get rid of the pig.And that has led to an increasing phenomenon -- "sanctuaries" for discarded potbellies.There's one near the Lancaster County village of Landisville, Pa., that is home to about 60 pigs -- several from the Philadelphia region.There's one in Charlestown, W.Va., with about 180 porkers. Those who know their porcine pets say there are at least 18 other hog safe houses elsewhere in the country.
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