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News | By BRYN MICKLE and DON AINESs | March 3, 1999
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police inspections of two adult bookstores have placed a Boonsboro man at odds with authorities in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Blaine W. Smiley, 60, has been given three weeks to bring the Adult Choice Bookstore near Chambersburg, Pa. into compliance with state codes after police shut the store down last week. Police cited Smiley and three of the Chambersburg store's employees after finding violations in the store, including adult video booths with holes in the walls between them and interior door locks on the booths.
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By JEFF RUGG / Creators Syndicate | April 11, 2009
Q: We moved into this home a couple of years ago, and it had several flowering vines growing on a variety of trellises. Some are falling apart and need to be replaced. I would like to cut some of the vines down, rebuild the trellises and let them grow back. I am afraid the vines will die or, if they survive, will not climb up the trellis. Is it OK to do this now, while they are dormant? How do I attach them to the trellis? A: Climbing vines want to go up. There are several methods that they use to attach themselves to vertical objects.
NEWS
April 21, 2010
Compact fluorescent light bulbs Pros Uses less energy than incandescent bulbs, reducing demand for electricity and amount of mercury emitted from power plants. An Energy Star-qualified CFL bulb will use 75 percent less energy than an incandescent bulb. An Energy Star-qualified CFL bulb will last about 10 times longer than an incandescent bulb. An Energy Star-qualified CFL bulb will pay for itself in about 6 months. Cons Disposal isn't convenient because bulbs contain mercury.
BREAKINGNEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | November 25, 2012
Maryland Department of Natural Resources firefighters are expected to spend all day Monday at the scene of an ongoing forest fire in the Indian Springs Wildlife Management Area, the third day of the fire that reached an estimated 100 acres at the point of containment Sunday afternoon, Maryland Department of Natural Resources officials said. “It will continue to smoke all day” Monday, said Ric Lillard, regional fire manager with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources' Forest Service.
NEWS
By Lynn F. Little | April 15, 1997
Number 10: Safe food handling practices are the ones most likely to preserve food's top quality. Keeping hot foods hot and cold foods cold inhibits growth of the microorganisms that can spoil your food or make you ill. Storage at the proper temperature retains the fresh appearance, pleasant aroma, and agreeable texture that contribute to an enjoyable dining experience. Number nine: Safe food handling lets you obtain the full nutritional benefits from the food you have chosen.
NEWS
By STACEY DANZUSO, Chambersburg | December 27, 2000
Pa. woman is sentenced for concealing her baby's death CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg woman charged with concealing the death of her stillborn infant daughter earlier this year will spend 15 days in the county jail and 48 months on probation. continued Autumn N. Flythe, 21, of 144 Hamilton Road, Chambersburg, Pa., broke down in tears as Judge John Walker read her sentence Wednesday in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. Flythe pleaded guilty to the charge in November, six months after the body of the near full-term baby girl was found in a trash bin behind the Keystone Car Wash, 744 S. Main St. Dr. Stephen Overcash, who said he has been counseling Flythe since May, said in court the woman has a history of "self-defeating actions and poor judgment.
NEWS
by ANDREW MASON | August 28, 2004
andrewm@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The star veteran met expectations, the rookie newcomer exceeded them and the end result shouldn't have come as a real surprise to anyone. Martinsburg, ranked No. 1 in the West Virginia Class AAA preseason state football poll, breezed to a 41-7 Cumberland Valley Athletic League win over Hedgesville in the season opener for each team Friday night at Cobourn Field. Bulldogs senior quarterback Nate Sowers picked up where he left off from his 2003 All-State campaign, completing 15 of 27 passes for 199 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | July 16, 2002
charlestown@herald-mail.com Preliminary results of an autopsy conducted on a 79-year-old woman who was found dead inside her house on Cannon Hill Road near Hedgesville, W.Va., early Sunday show she died of blunt force trauma to the head, Berkeley County's prosecuting attorney said. Geneva M. Wood suffered "multiple blows" to the head from a cast-iron skillet, Pamela Games-Neely said Monday. The results were determined Monday after Wood was taken to the state medical examiner's office in Morgantown, W.Va.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | October 4, 2011
A Fulton County, Pa., man with hepatitis C and his wife are suing Urology Associates of Chambersburg over the practice's reuse of prostate biopsy needles. The lawsuit filed in the Franklin County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas alleges that plaintiff Frank L. Eisenhower contracted hepatitis C "as a direct and proximate result of defendants' reuse of prostate biopsy instruments labeled for single-use only. " The lawsuit says Eisenhower believes Dr. William E. Haren reused a single-use needle during his biopsy April 3, 2006.
NEWS
by JENNIFER FITCH | March 10, 2006
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - A young woman who died Wednesday night from injuries sustained in an accident is being remembered by family as a caring mother to her son and a role model for her younger siblings. "She was going to be 21 in about three weeks. I know it sounds clich, but she was just starting her life," said Laura Carbaugh, Andriea Kristeen Lopez's mother. Lopez, a resident of Mercersburg, was pronounced dead at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center shortly after her vehicle hit a tree at 5:30 p.m. on Interstate 81 in Bunker Hill, W.Va.
NEWS
April 24, 2001
Parents say remains found in W.Va. are those of missing son By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The parents of a Harpers Ferry, W.Va., man say police have told them they believe remains found near the Appalachian Trail are those of their son. continued West Virginia State Police Sgt. S.E. Paugh said Tuesday that although he could not confirm any conversations his department may have had with the couple, it is a "definite possibility" the remains are those of Eric Grant Cheeks, who was 19 years old when he disappeared a year ago. Donna Cheeks said authorities have told her they believe the remains are those of her son because his wallet, his driver's license, a necklace he owned and his mother's credit card were found at the scene.
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