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News | by KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | June 29, 2002
kimy@herald-mail.com The parents of a 6-year-old Hagerstown boy who fell to his death at the St. Lawrence Cement Inc. quarry in 1999 are seeking $30 million in a suit that alleges the company was negligent in not fencing the area. In a suit filed May 20 in Washington County Circuit Court, James M. Snyder and Mary Helen Snyder allege that their son, Avery James Snyder, was able to get on quarry property because the company hadn't installed a fence in that area. The Washington County Sheriff's Department report at the time said the child fell about 100 feet to the bottom of the quarry.
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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 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 www.mva.maryland.gov 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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by JASON STEIN / Wheelbase Communications | July 16, 2006
Sometimes, she says, when times are tough and she's feeling lonely, she still cries. It might last 10 seconds. It might last longer. But deep down, Teresa Earnhardt, auto racing's most famous widow and one of NASCAR's most influential team owners, knows that the pain will never go away. "I hate it," Teresa Earnhardt once told NBC's Dateline news program. "I hate it so bad, feeling bad, that I just turn it off. I miss him and I always will. Just terribly. But I'm not going to feel bad about it. I'm going to feel glad about what I had. " What she had was, in a word, everything.
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By MARLO BARNHART | February 5, 2008
What's the difference between a doughnut and a fasnacht? There's the shape and the density, but more important is the fact that fasnachts traditionally are made only once a year, just in time for Shrove Tuesday - which is today - the day before Lent begins. "I tell people we tweak the spices on our fasnachts a little," said Fred Krumpe, co-owner of Krumpe's Do-Nuts, a doughnut dynasty in Hagerstown since 1932. "They are heavier, larger and square with two slits all the way through.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | July 19, 2008
View the Monster Jam slideshow. WASHINGTON COUNTY - Loud, growling monster trucks wowed the crowd Friday at Hagerstown Speedway. Even the names of the trucks - El Toro Loco, Stone Crusher - were intimidating. The trucks ooze muscles and machismo. Each is about 11 feet high and 12 feet wide, weighs more than 9,000 pounds, and uses tires at least 66 inches high and 43 inches wide, according to a Monster Jam fact sheet. As the pumped-up trucks screamed around the dirt track, the PA announcer yelled with excitement and thousands of people in the stands, including many children, roared, adding to the din. Several fans said Friday that noise is part of the experience, but some, particularly parents, looked for ways to minimize it. Shaun Rose of Hagerstown bought two pairs of ear plugs from a vendor.
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