Woman Killed In Millersville House Fire

MILLERSVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — A woman was pronounced dead after a fire broke out at a home in Millersville Friday morning.

Firefighters from the Anne Arundel County Fire Department were called to the home in the 800 block of Generals Highway around 10:35 a.m. Heavy fire was seen from the first and second floors with a report of one resident trapped inside.

“(There was) black smoke, firetrucks at the home out there, a lot of fire trucks,” neighbor Bill Crispens said.

Once firefighters got to the scene, they immediately began working to bring the flames under control.

“Our firefighters were able to make an aggressive interior attack, locate the female victim, remove that

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Blue plaque to be unveiled for woman who was Churchill’s ‘favourite spy’ | World news

She was a Polish countess and Churchill’s favourite spy whose many dazzling accomplishments included smuggling microfilm across Europe which proved Hitler’s plans to invade the Soviet Union.

But while she devotedly served the British government Christine Granville was also horribly let down by it, struggling to get full citizenship after the war and forced to work as a bathroom attendant on cruise ships.

On Wednesday Granville, born Krystyna Skarbek, will finally get recognition many people believe is long overdue when a blue plaque is unveiled on the Kensington hotel which, when it was run by the Polish Relief Society, provided her with a bed until her death in 1952.

“I am so thrilled,” said Granville’s biographer Clare Mulley of the unveiling. “I proposed the plaque with English Heritage about six years ago and there were all sorts of other issues and hurdles. So yes … it is absolutely wonderful that

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Pioneer Woman Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper Is Here

Whether we’re cooking up a Pioneer Woman recipe for dinner, sporting a colorful, billowy blouse, or simply laughing at ourselves when we make a burned biscuits-level mistake in the kitchen, we all do what we can to channel a little bit of Ree Drummond in our own lives.



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Now, we’re ready to take that Pawhuska Princess inspiration to our walls. That’s right, the Food Network star has debuted a peel-and-stick wallpaper collection, available exclusively at Walmart.com. “With the launch of my new wallpaper line on Walmart.com, there are even more ways to enjoy gorgeous Pioneer Woman patterns throughout your home. Reminiscent of dreamy vintage decor with a colorful, modern twist, these patterns can dress up any area and make it all yours,” says Drummond in a Walmart press release. “And since it’s peel and stick, you can easily mix and match to have

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Blue plaque to be unveiled for woman who was Churchill’s ‘favourite spy’



Krystyna Skarbek posing for the camera: Christine Granville smuggled microfilm that proved Hitler’s plans to invade the Soviet Union.


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Christine Granville smuggled microfilm that proved Hitler’s plans to invade the Soviet Union.

She was a Polish countess and Churchill’s favourite spy whose many dazzling accomplishments included smuggling microfilm across Europe which proved Hitler’s plans to invade the Soviet Union.

But while she devotedly served the British government Christine Granville was also horribly let down by it, struggling to get full citizenship after the war and forced to work as a bathroom attendant on cruise ships.

On Wednesday Granville, born Krystyna Skarbek, will finally get recognition many people believe is long overdue when a blue plaque is unveiled on the Kensington hotel which, when it was run by the Polish Relief Society, provided her with a bed until her death in 1952.

“I am so thrilled,” said Granville’s biographer Clare Mulley of the unveiling. “I proposed the plaque with English Heritage about six years ago and

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Apollo 11’s launch, as seen by the only woman in the control room

JoAnn Morgan was just 17 years old when she worked on her first rocket launch. 



This story is part of CNET's new podcast series Making Space: The Female Frontier, looking at the inspirational women who have shaped the history of space exploration. 


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This story is part of CNET’s new podcast series Making Space: The Female Frontier, looking at the inspirational women who have shaped the history of space exploration. 


It was the spring of 1958, and Morgan had just graduated high school in Florida, just a few miles from the Space Coast. Keen to find a summer internship, Morgan saw an advertisement from the Army Ballistic Missile Agency looking for students to work in the missile firing lab.

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NASA wouldn’t officially open its doors until October that year (in accordance with a presidential order signed by Dwight Eisenhower), but the Soviet Union had just launched Sputnik 1 and the United States was playing catch-up. The Army was testing rocket systems to launch its first satellite, and it was short on labor. Morgan

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Woman designs every room in her house with different film themes

Disney enthusiast has taken her passion to the next level by decorating her house completely themed on her favourite films.” data-reactid=”23″A Disney enthusiast has taken her passion to the next level by decorating her house completely themed on her favourite films.

The self-confessed ‘Disney decorator’ has been posting the results to Instagram and has got users on the platform wishing they could be part of that world, too. 

Rooms include an Aladdin-themed bathroom, an Alice in Wonderland powder room, a bedroom fit for Cinderella and a dining room Belle and the Beast could enjoy a feast or two in.

The Instagram account, kelseymichelle85, has racked up nearly 60,000 followers who are keen to be updated on the magical home interiors.

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If guests didn’t

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Gilpin woman lives in subterranean house that she designed, built

Can you dig it?

Judy Quick can. The 77-year-old Gilpin woman lives in a custom-built, subterranean home.

“I mow my roof,” Quick said while giving a tour of her unorthodox three-bedroom, two-bathroom home that’s on more than 11 acres in rural Armstrong County.

She said advantages of underground living include quiet conditions, added protection from severe weather and a nearly constant indoor temperature because of the natural insulation provided by the surrounding earth.

Quick credits a bit of divine intervention, her family and determination as motivating factors for designing and building her earth-sheltered home that she’s lived in since 2003.

“I’m a Christian, and God hasn’t failed me,” Quick said of her decision to start building the home in 2001 despite the fact she earned minimum wage as a factory worker

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Woman fatally shot in home as 10-year-old takes online classes at Warfield Elementary in Indiantown

INDIANTOWN — Donald L. Williams shot his ex-girlfriend multiple times Tuesday morning in a home where a 10-year-old girl took classes online at Warfield Elementary School, Sheriff William Snyder said.

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Opinion | Excited Again About a Woman on the Ticket

To the Editor:

Re “Harris Joins Biden Ticket, Achieving a First” (front page, Aug. 12):

On July 20, 1984, a Times editorial led with a female political professional’s quote about Geraldine Ferraro becoming the first woman on a major party ticket: “The reaction has been so extraordinary that you have to wonder: Why was there any question about it in the first place? People are excited about politics for the first time this year.”

True. But then only seven women had ever served as governor; now 44 have. Just 15 women had been senators, now 57 have. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has 100 sisters in her House. And we are one third of the Supreme Court.

The gender gap grows, especially among minority constituencies. In the 2018 midterms about 92 percent of Black women voted Democratic. More women vote than men. We play the president and vice president on TV shows,

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New Hampshire woman, 52, becomes first American to get a SECOND face transplant

For the second time in a decade, a New Hampshire woman has a new face.   

Carmen Blandin Tarleton’s face was left disfigured after she was attacked by her estranged husband with a baseball bat and doused with lye in 2007.  

Six years ago, she received a face transplant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, but, in 2019, doctors discovered tissue damage.

Luckily, surgeons were able to find a new donor and she received the transplant in July, the first American and second person globally to have the procedure done a second time. 

The 52-year-old former nurse is expected to resume her normal routine, which all but ended when the first transplant failed.  

‘I’m elated,’ Tarleton told The Associated Press, in an exclusive telephone interview from her home in Manchester. 

She is still healing from the operation so photos are not being made available of her new face.

‘The pain

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