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Tri-state briefs for 5/28

May 28, 2003

Cross country course named for teacher



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The cross country course for Chambersburg Area Senior High School will be named in honor of Tim Cook, the cross country coach killed in a vehicle accident last December.

The Tim Cook Memorial Cross Country Course at Falling Spring Elementary School will be dedicated at a cross country meet next fall. The board voted to name the course in honor of Cook during a meeting earlier this month.

Cook, and his wife Susan, both 49, died in a Dec. 13 collision on Interstate 81 near Chambersburg. The couple was driving north shortly after 11 p.m. when a pickup truck crossed the median and struck their car, which then spun around and was hit by a tractor-trailer.

A 1971 Chambersburg graduate, Tim Cook was a high school state champion in the two-mile event. He became the girls cross country and track coach at the school in 1976, winning two state girls cross country titles during his tenure.

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Susan Cook was his high school sweetheart and was an administrative assistant at Shippensburg (Pa.) University.

The driver of the pickup truck, Sabrina L. Whitsel of Shippensburg, was charged with two counts of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence. Her case is scheduled for the July trial term in Franklin County Court.




Berkeley County road to be closed today



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Fish Hatchery Road in Berkeley County, W.Va., will be closed today until approximately 3 p.m., according to a news release issued Tuesday from the West Virginia Department of Transportation's Division of Highways.

The road will be closed just west of Shiley Road starting at 7:30 a.m., according to the release. It will be closed for installation of a culvert.

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