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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 Knight Ridder/Tribune | January 30, 2003
Dr. D. Holmes Morton was new to Lancaster County, Pa., when he was asked to come see a baby born to an Amish family. The child had a very small head, but looked surprisingly normal in every other way. "I could tell by examining the baby it was not the kind of problem that would get better," Morton said. Since that visit in 1989, Morton has seen about 20 Amish babies with microcephaly, with brains so underdeveloped that there is no chance for survival beyond the first few months. The babies' heads are 10 to 11 inches in circumference instead of the usual 13 to 14 inches for newborns.
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 Tom Infield and Tom Infield,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | October 30, 2003
PARADISE, Pa. -- Amish farmers here in eastern Lancaster County, Pa., are facing a crisis this harvest season, and their horses just won't cut it. So this one time, their bishops are permitting Amish farmers to use heavy machinery to bring in their corn crops. "They have been told, `You need to harvest your corn for your cows to survive, so whatever you need to do -- do it,'" said David Hoover, who was helping to direct an effort at helping the Amish that has been dubbed Harvest Aid. The big wind that cut through Lancaster County in the wake of Hurricane Isabel Sept.
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
August 4, 2014
In this week's 'Crime Scene' video, former TV police reporter and Baltimore City Police spokesman Matt Jablow recounts the mysterious death of Jonathan Luna. Luna was a 38-year-old prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's office in Baltimore when his body was found on December 4, 2003 in a shallow creek in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  He had been stabbed more than 30 times.  At the time of his death, Luna had been working on a plea bargain for a drug case.  More than 10 years later, police still are unclear about exactly what happened to Luna.
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.
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