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News | by JENNIFER FITCH | June 20, 2006
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A man who pleaded guilty to the March 1995 murder of his wife has been sentenced to eight to 14 years in a state prison, Fulton County (Pa.) District Attorney Dwight Harvey said Monday. Judge Carol Van Horn in the Fulton County Court of Common Pleas last week sentenced Stephen Alfred Vanderbeek in accordance with a plea agreement and sentencing guidelines for the third-degree murder and abuse-of-a-corpse charges Vanderbeek faced, Harvey said. The judge also told Vanderbeek she would stay informed of any of his requests for parole, which could begin in seven years, Harvey said.
June 26, 1997
By Teri Johnson Staff Writer Do all those sighs mean you can't find your size? It may be because so many people are seeking the same numbers you are. Here's a sampling of some of the fastest-selling sizes in the Tri-State area: Women Jeff Schwaninger, senior merchandising manager for JCPenney in Hagerstown, says women like a looser, roomier fit for casual activity. "A good portion of the population is a little bottom heavy," says Schwaninger, who does the buying for women's clothing in misses, petites, plus sizes, juniors and maternity.
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | July 7, 2011
Looking at Washington County, with its shopping malls, housing developments and parks, it can be hard to remember that the fertile land once was a battlefield, and stately homes served as hospitals for the wounded and dying. During the Civil War years, soldiers patrolled the streets and the blood of thousands on both sides seeped into the ground. Behind closed doors, households in this border state were divided by sentiments of union and secession. As war loomed on the horizon in 1861, the residents of Maryland were not all of one mind.
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.
By MARIE GILBERT | | May 12, 2013
It began with piece of junk mail. Because you were busy, you tossed it on a table, and moved on to other, more important things in your life. But the next day, a magazine and a store catalog landed there, plus several birthday cards from friends and a week's worth of newspapers. Every time you passed by, you considered sorting through the items and discarding what you didn't need. Instead, you continued adding to the pile, telling yourself you'd get around to straightening things up as soon as you had some free time.
March 24, 2013
What are the regulations in Maryland for obtaining historic tags for your car or truck? Once you get the historic registration, are there restrictions for how you are allowed to use the vehicle? The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration website at provides the following information about historic registration: To qualify for historic registration, your vehicle must not have been substantially altered, remodeled or remanufactured from its original design; must be a passenger vehicle, motorcycle or truck (with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less)
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