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July 29, 2001
Friday, August 3 1 p.m.: Speaker Dave Frantum of the Loudoun Museum, "First Blood, Loudoun County Men at First Manassas" 2 p.m.-4 p.m.: Horse-drawn artillery competition and cavalry competition 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.: Napoleonic tactics demonstration 6 p.m.: Speaker Tom Clemens, "Artillery at Manassas" 8 p.m.-midnight: Dance with Southern Horizon 8 p.m.: Candlelight tours; speaker Bob Zeller, "Civil War Stereoviews"; Liaison Committee meeting; living history,...
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | April 7, 2011
You get two battles for the price of one at Manassas National Battlefield Park, about 25 miles southwest of Washington. These rolling fields and woodlots in northern Virginia were the scene of the first major clash between Union and Confederate armies. And the railroad junction here was of such strategic importance that the two armies staged a rematch a little over a year later. Many Americans on both sides had thought that this feud over slavery and states' rights would be quickly resolved.
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By Marcia Myers and Marcia Myers,Sun Staff Writer | October 17, 1994
Police in Manassas, Va., yesterday arrested the fugitive charged with abducting and raping two women in the Greenmount area of Baltimore.Officers found Brian Avery Beard, 24, in the laundromat of a shopping center in Manassas.Police said he and a girlfriend, Michele Wiggins, 20, of no fixed address, apparently had traveled there from Baltimore in recent days and were living behind the center. She was arrested on drug and alcohol charges, and police questioned her to determine Beard's whereabouts.
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By Sumathi Reddy | August 10, 2008
Virginia Heritage Hambsch, a devout churchgoer and avid traveler, died of complications from a fall Tuesday at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia. She was 90. Born Virginia Barefoot in Raleigh, N.C., she graduated from high school and married her first husband, Edwin H. Heritage, in 1936. The couple lived in North Carolina, Virginia and New Jersey before settling in Towson. She worked as a secretary for the Army for several years during World War II and was a volunteer for the American Red Cross.
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By Janelle Chanona and Janelle Chanona,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 1, 1999
When Virginia and surrounding areas became the battleground for the Civil War, every able-bodied white male citizen between 18 and 45 was enlisted to serve. Excitement and confusion mingled with preparations.On June 1, 1861, Confederate soldiers in the state numbered 25,000, under Gens. Joseph E. Johnston, at Harpers Ferry; A. P. Hill, at Leesburg; and Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard at Manassas.They confronted Gens. Robert Patterson and Irvin McDowell and their army of more than 45,000.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | October 10, 2002
MANASSAS, Va. -- The large-scale federal, state and local investigation into the serial sniper who has terrorized the Washington suburbs widened last night to Manassas, where a man was shot to death at a gas station. Montgomery County police headed to the site at Battlefield Sunoco, where the man was fueling his car when he was hit, apparently by a single shot. Last night's shooting occurred about 8:10 p.m. at a gas station on Sudley Road, a short distance from Interstate 66 and about 30 miles west of Washington.
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By Rob Urban and Rob Urban,Knight-Ridder Newspapers | November 11, 1990
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Uncle Walter's had quite a year -- his busiest since the Civil War.Or at least since Aug. 11, 1870, when Walter Weir was buried in an expensive cast-iron coffin in the family cemetery behind his estate in Manassas, Va.Until a year ago, Weir's descendants -- including about 20 great-great-great-great-nephews and nieces in Charlotte -- knew next to nothing about him. Now they know some things about Uncle Walter even he didn't know before...
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June 15, 1993
Stanley T. Claggett, who taught in Maryland and for many years in Manassas, Va., died Thursday of heart failure at the William Hill Manor Health Care Center in Easton.She was 87 and had moved to Easton from St. Michaels four years ago.Known as Dee Dee, she retired completely about eight years ago after doing substitute teaching in Tilghman and St. Michaels.She had moved to the Eastern Shore after her retirement about 10 years ago as a teacher in Manassas. Though much of her career of nearly 60 years of teaching was spent in Manassas, she also taught in Baltimore and in Germantown.
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April 12, 2004
On Friday April 9, 2004 LAMAR KENNETH RYBAK, age 68, died at Commonwealth Care in Fairfax, VA. He was a member of Manassas Assembly of God Church and a graduate of Johns Hopkins University. Lamar is survived by his wife, of 47 years, Carolyn G. Rybak, four children Michael K. Rybak, Deborah A. Farlow, Daniel O. Rybak, Jonathan C. Rybak, his brother Melvin Rybak and six grandchildren Alita, Lacey and Seth Rybak, Steven Birchfield, Bobby and Andrew Farlow. Friends will be received on Monday, April 12, 2004 from 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at Price Funeral Home, 9609 Center Street, Manassas, VA., where funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M., with Rev. Thomas L. Bowser officiating.
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December 24, 2005
JOHN THOMAS PHILLIPS, JR., 63, formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away peacefully in the early morning hours, December 22, 2005. Mr. Phillips was born on September 14, 1942 in Baltimore to the late John T. Phillips, Sr. and Mae C. Phillips. While growing-up in Baltimore, he attended high school at Calvert Hall College and attended the University of Maryland for one year. After college, Mr. Phillips worked for RCA/Whirlpool and was a credit supervisor for Chrysler Credit Corporation. In the 1970's and early 1980's, he owned a gas station in Glen Burnie, Maryland.
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December 24, 2005
JOHN THOMAS PHILLIPS, JR., 63, formerly of Baltimore, Md., passed away peacefully in the early morning hours, December 22, 2005. Mr. Phillips was born on September 14, 1942 in Baltimore to the late John T. Phillips, Sr. and Mae C. Phillips. While growing-up in Baltimore, he attended high school at Calvert Hall College and attended the University of Maryland for one year. After college, Mr. Phillips worked for RCA/Whirlpool and was a credit supervisor for Chrysler Credit Corporation. In the 1970's and early 1980's, he owned a gas station in Glen Burnie, Maryland.
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October 21, 2005
Richard Hillman, a retired printing press mechanic and missionary, died of cancer Sunday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The Essex resident was 75. Mr. Hillman was born in New York City and raised in Catonsville, Silver Spring and Washington, where he graduated in 1948 from Alexander Graham Bell Vocational School. From 1951 to 1953, he served in the Navy as an engine man in ships' engine rooms. In 1954, he established his business, which specialized in repairing offset printing presses.
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April 12, 2004
On Friday April 9, 2004 LAMAR KENNETH RYBAK, age 68, died at Commonwealth Care in Fairfax, VA. He was a member of Manassas Assembly of God Church and a graduate of Johns Hopkins University. Lamar is survived by his wife, of 47 years, Carolyn G. Rybak, four children Michael K. Rybak, Deborah A. Farlow, Daniel O. Rybak, Jonathan C. Rybak, his brother Melvin Rybak and six grandchildren Alita, Lacey and Seth Rybak, Steven Birchfield, Bobby and Andrew Farlow. Friends will be received on Monday, April 12, 2004 from 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at Price Funeral Home, 9609 Center Street, Manassas, VA., where funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M., with Rev. Thomas L. Bowser officiating.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | October 10, 2002
MANASSAS, Va. -- The large-scale federal, state and local investigation into the serial sniper who has terrorized the Washington suburbs widened last night to Manassas, where a man was shot to death at a gas station. Montgomery County police headed to the site at Battlefield Sunoco, where the man was fueling his car when he was hit, apparently by a single shot. Last night's shooting occurred about 8:10 p.m. at a gas station on Sudley Road, a short distance from Interstate 66 and about 30 miles west of Washington.
NEWS
July 29, 2001
Friday, August 3 1 p.m.: Speaker Dave Frantum of the Loudoun Museum, "First Blood, Loudoun County Men at First Manassas" 2 p.m.-4 p.m.: Horse-drawn artillery competition and cavalry competition 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.: Napoleonic tactics demonstration 6 p.m.: Speaker Tom Clemens, "Artillery at Manassas" 8 p.m.-midnight: Dance with Southern Horizon 8 p.m.: Candlelight tours; speaker Bob Zeller, "Civil War Stereoviews"; Liaison Committee meeting; living history,...
NEWS
August 1, 1999
The war news received yesterday is of stirring importance, and indicates that events of momentous concern will probably transpire in rapid succession. We published yesterday full accounts of the occupation of Fairfax Court House, Fairfax Station and Centreville by Federal troops, some of which subsequently advanced to Bull's Run (within five miles of Manassas Junction,) where they had an engagement and were repulsed with several killed and wounded. The particulars of this engagement reached us yesterday, and shows it to have been more serious than at first supposed.
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By Sumathi Reddy | August 10, 2008
Virginia Heritage Hambsch, a devout churchgoer and avid traveler, died of complications from a fall Tuesday at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia. She was 90. Born Virginia Barefoot in Raleigh, N.C., she graduated from high school and married her first husband, Edwin H. Heritage, in 1936. The couple lived in North Carolina, Virginia and New Jersey before settling in Towson. She worked as a secretary for the Army for several years during World War II and was a volunteer for the American Red Cross.
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