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News | by TARA REILLY | March 25, 2003
tarar@herald-mail.com Washington County Attorney Richard Douglas said Monday that the county and longtime Human Resources Director Alan J. Davis have parted ways. Douglas said he couldn't comment on why Davis was no longer a county employee, but when asked, he said Davis did not quit. Davis, as the county's Human Resources director, earned $79,667 a year. He was on paid leave from Feb. 27 through last week. Douglas declined to pinpoint Davis' last day with the county.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | April 11, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com Standing on the balcony of his apartment in the hills of Hollywood, actor Sam Ball said there's only one thing that makes him miss his home state of West Virginia: Los Angeles' smog. A native of Bunker Hill, W.Va., Ball has a role in the upcoming Sony Pictures movie "13 Going on 30," which stars Jennifer Garner. Garner perhaps is best known as the star of the TV show "Alias. " On those particularly smoggy days in Los Angeles that happen once a month or so, Ball said he fondly remembers his days here.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | October 15, 2006
Ted Anderson spent the night of Oct. 15, 1986, crammed into a room with seven other cops in an out-of-the-way Virginia hotel. One officer spent the night in a bathtub and several lay on the floor. Anderson didn't sleep at all. Early the next morning, a Thursday, a caravan of about 100 police vehicles - including Anderson's - made its way up Interstate 81 into Martinsburg, where the largest drug bust in the town's history took place as most of the dealers were still sleeping.
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
March 5, 1997
By BOB PARASILITI Staff Writer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County, Pa., native Nellie Fox, the former star second baseman for the Chicago White Sox, on Tuesday was voted into baseball's Hall of Fame by the veterans committee. Joining him will be Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda and former Negro Leaguer Willie Wells Sr. The vote ended a long wait for the family of Fox, a native of St. Thomas, Pa., who died of cancer in 1975 at the age of 47. "It's been a long wait, but it's been worth it," said his wife, JoAnn Fox of Chambersburg, Pa. "He'd probably be up in the mountains today," said JoAnn Fox. "If he didn't get the call right away, that would have been all right with him. He would have got it when he came home.
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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 SCOTT BUTKI | December 6, 2002
scottb@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - The owner of the Hagerstown Suns has agreed to sell the minor league baseball team to a Los-Angeles based company for an undisclosed amount. The sale to Mandalay Sports Entertainment is contingent on approval by baseball governing bodies. Andrew Rayburn, 45, owner of Ohio-based Big Game Capital, said Thursday his decision to sell the team is unrelated to the fact he couldn't convince local government officials to fund a new baseball stadium.
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