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Opinion | By THOMAS A. FIREY | February 20, 2011
Feb. 6 would have been Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday. To honor him, this column celebrates that great champion of deregulation, that reinvigorator of the American economy, that believer in Adam Smith’s invisible hand: Jimmy Carter. Yes, Carter. It was the peanut farmer from Georgia who pushed the United States toward a market economy, not the one-time actor from California. Reagan certainly shared Carter’s vision on deregulation, embracing with bravado policies that Carter launched with grim solemnity.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | October 4, 2006
U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito said she was appalled by former lawmaker Mark Foley's sexually explicit messages to underage male pages, calling his actions "despicable. " Capito, R-W.Va., is a member of the House Page Board. "Mark Foley's disgraceful lies and repulsive behavior have stained this institution, but we must not let it harm the future of this great program for our nation's young people," Capito said in a written statement released Monday. Foley, of Florida, resigned abruptly Friday over the sexually explicit e-mails and instant messages to young male pages, The Associated Press has reported.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | HAGERSTOWN | May 3, 2011
It didn’t take long for Vicky Bullett to grasp Hagerstown Community College’s motto. “Stay close. Go far,” are words the school has built its reputation around. They are also the words Bullett is living by. Bullett, who went from Martinsburg High School star to one of the pioneers in women’s pro basketball in the United States, has returned to the area where it all started to begin a new chapter in her life — as an assistant coach at HCC. “I’m a homebody,” Bullett said after being introduced as the newest member of Marlys Palmer’s staff.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | December 3, 2012
A Sharpsburg man charged last week with illegal possession of firearms is a "doomsday prepper" who told an undercover Maryland State Police trooper about an underground bunker and surveillance cameras on his property, according to a charging document filed in Washington County District Court. Terry Allen Porter, 46, of 4433 Mills Road, Sharpsburg, was charged Friday with seven counts each of being a convicted felon in possession of a rifle or shotgun and possession of firearms after being convicted of a disqualifying offense, court records said.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | January 22, 2012
The room was charged with energy through much of the game as Baltimore Ravens fans jumped to their feet and pumped their fists in the air during the nail-biting AFC championship game against the New England Patriots. Then it came to an end when Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff missed a field goal, ending the team's chances of keeping the game alive with a tie. The Hub City Ravens Roost room in Always Ron's Restaurant & Catering on Burhans Boulevard fell suddenly quiet as fans walked out the doors in disbelief.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | May 11, 2012
Nine years before Hall of Famer Lewis Robert “Hack” Wilson set the yet-to-be-broken Major League Baseball single-season record for runs batted in, he got his professional start in Martinsburg. Wilson, who is buried in Rosedale Cemetery in Martinsburg, started in 1921 as a catcher for the Mountaineers, the city's minor league team, according to historical accounts.  Wilson's success led to a major league career, which was highlighted by his 56-home run season in 1930 with the Chicago Cubs.
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