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Today's Features

  • The 2008 Lancaster Dixie Baseball all-star tournaments open with the annual AA city championship playoffs for the ages 7-8 league.The playoffs open Saturday with games at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at Wylie Park’s field five. Play continues Monday with games at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.If needed, games will be played Tuesday at 6 p.m.

  • We old folks are still in awe at just how quick the years fly by. It’s remarkable that the memories made of certain days – like June 6, 1944 – can remain so vivid in our minds.Only 11 years old, I was rushing through the upstairs hallway on a warm summer morning when my attention was drawn to the announcements on the radio.This was a day we all knew was coming.Normal broadcasts were interupted as war correspondents reported that thousands of men, thousands of ships, hundreds of airplanes had launched a massive invasion

  • Ready or not, the 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season has begun.And until Nov. 30, weather forecasters will keep a close eye on tropical systems along the Eastern Seaboard.June 1 is the start date for activity.In April, a team of Colorado State University forecasters predicted that at least 15 named storms will form in the Atlantic basin, with eight growing into hurricane status.

  • Grill enthusiasts who depend on barbecue sauces and marinades to awaken meats may be missing the boat.Nothing can add character and a kick to beef and pork like a good rub.A rub is simple, dry powder usually made of spices, salts and sugars that’s applied to meat before it’s grilled.It not only boosts the flavor, but also forms a tasty crust by clinging to the meat.According to the Web site www.fiery–foods.com, rubs work well because they “open up” the meat.

  • Area garden clubs will celebrate National Garden Week from June 1-7 by showcasing, touring and improving some of the most beautiful gardens in the county.

  • The culinary arts classes at Lancaster High School are taught in such a way that students can take it to the next level if they want to.

  • Sally Deese sat beneath the giant trees in her front yard on Monday that give her 40-acre Four Oaks Farm in the Camp Creek Community its name, watching two of her grandchildren play in a nearby swing.

  • This morning, when I looked into the barrel where we burn trash, it was still and lifeless.Just the morning before, it was pulsing with life, with the tiny heartbeats of five Carolina wren chicks.

  • If you’re in a quandary about whether to use synthetic oil or conventional motor oil in your vehicles, you aren’t alone, said Billy Mosteller of Mosteller’s Automotive and Wrecker Service.

  • DARLINGTON – Logan Gordon and Jordan Smith shared a common bond with NASCAR driver Tony Stewart on Friday night.All three of them were winners.Stewart took the checkers during the running of the Nationwide Series race while Logan and Jordan got to see most of the race he won.