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News | By ROXANN MILLER and roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | February 24, 2012
As the first African-American woman to achieve the rank of major general in the U.S. Army, Marcia M. Anderson helped inspire Letterkenny Army Depot employees Friday as they observed Black History Month. In a keynote speech focusing on “Black Women in American Culture and History,” the 30-year career soldier spoke of her personal philosophy for success. “It's not your ZIP code or your family history that determines where you end up in life so much as what's in your heart and what's in your brain,” Anderson told Letterkenny employees.
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by MARLO BARNHART | June 16, 2003
LAVALE, Md. - A 16-year-old Clear Spring girl died and a Hagerstown girl was injured late Saturday in a four-vehicle accident on Interstate 68 in Allegany County, Maryland State Police said. Kelly Peacher was the driver of a 1997 Hyundai Tiburon that police said was westbound on I-68 just each of Vocke Road at 10:15 p.m. Saturday when her vehicle collided with a westbound Ford Crown Victoria. After the impact, the Crown Victoria came to rest on the shoulder at the guardrail, while Peacher's car ended up across the roadway and then was struck on the driver's side by a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck that also was westbound, police said.
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By HEATHER KEELS | August 31, 2008
HANCOCK - Since leaving Hancock more than 30 years ago, Stanley Fulton Jr. has founded gaming equipment companies, opened casinos, acquired a racetrack and built a gaming empire that he sold for $340 million, but through it all, he hasn't forgotten the small town where he grew up. Hancock Town Manager David Smith said that when he called Fulton in June to ask for funding to repair the town's swimming pool, the wealthy former resident asked what...
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by PEPPER BALLARD | May 12, 2006
An e-mail that has been circulating widely throughout the area claiming gang initiations involving rape attempts and flashing headlights is "a hoax," Washington County Sheriff's Department Investigator Ryan Shifflet said Thursday. The e-mail claims that there were two recent rape attempts in Winchester, Va., as part of an MS-13 gang initiation and warns women to take caution. It also claims that as part of a Bloods gang initiation, prospective members drive around without headlights, then chase and gun down anyone who flashes their headlights back at them.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 10, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A lieutenant with the Martinsburg Police Department was placed on administrative leave with pay after he allegedly assaulted another man during an off-duty incident at a church last week, according to police and court records. John Sherman Jr.'s arraignment Monday morning on one misdemeanor count of battery by Berkeley County Magistrate Sandra L. Miller was announced by Martinsburg Police Chief T.C. "Ted" Anderson in a news release. Sherman, 45, of 114 Turf Drive, Martinsburg, did not deny striking the victim, Larry "Tike" Murphy, Thursday evening at Martinsburg Church of Christ, 9512 Tuscarora Pike, but never stated that he hit him either, according to a complaint by West Virginia State Police Trooper J.B. Flanigan.
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by TIFFANY ARNOLD | December 27, 2006
For Audrey Ross, eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day won't be enough to ensure good luck for 2007. "We always sprinkle a few black-eyed peas in the bottoms of our purses," said Ross, who lives in Martinsburg, W.Va. "You carry them around all year for good luck. Just two or three peas, uncooked. " Many cultures have their good luck food rituals for New Year's - whether it's black-eyed peas, a tradition with Southern roots, or eating a heaping dish of pork and sauerkraut, a tradition popular among many Pennsylvanians.
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