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July 16, 2013
Del. Kump has good ideas for West Virginians To the editor: West Virginia Del. Larry D. Kump is one of the few very bright light bulbs in the state Legislature. He gets it. In particular, his suggestion that some of the tax revenue from gas severance be set aside to pay for roads is particularly appropriate, given the damage done to the roads by trucks associated with gas, oil, mineral and timber harvesting in W.Va. His idea about returning some of the revenue to the people of the state (as Alaska has done for years)
March 4, 2009
NOV. 2, 1938-MARCH 2, 2009 McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. -- Harold W. Parson, 70, of 10592 Lincoln Highway, died Monday, March 2, 2009, at his home. Born Nov. 2, 1938, in Burnt Cabins, Pa., he was the son of the late Walter W. and Ganavice M. Morrow Parson. He served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War. He had attended Pleasant Hill Church in Shade Gap, Pa. He was a member of Masonic Lodge, Seattle, American Legion Post 561, McConnellsburg, and IBEW Electrical Union.
February 1, 2013
Kay and Mary Guessford of Halfway celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends at the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Deanna and Curtis Shank of Falling Waters, W.Va. The Hawaiian theme sit-down dinner was also hosted by the Guessford's other three daughters and their husbands, Deidra and Scott Herbert of Allentown, Pa.; Denise and George Gouin of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; and Debra and John Sharatt of Hagerstown. The Guessfords grandchildren served the guests. The Guessfords were married Aug. 9, 1952, by the Rev. J. N. Evans in the parsonage of the Church of God on South Artizen Street in Williamsport.
July 15, 2010
DEC. 16, 1958-JULY 12, 2010 HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Claude Barton "Smitty Dog" Smith III, 51, of Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Williamsport, Md., died Monday, July 12, 2010, at his home. Born Dec. 16, 1958, in Las Vegas, Nev., to the late Claude Barton Jr. and Emily Arlene Reed Smith. He was a 1976 graduate of Williamsport High School. He was employed by various construction companies in the Tri-State area as a mason for more than 20 years. He was a Christian.
By JONATHAN R. BURRS | October 12, 2008
The firestorm of media criticism, newspaper headlines, online community forum topics, back office and roundtable discussion resulting from Sen. John McCain's choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential candidate has caused nearly as much controversy and commotion in the 2008 race for the White House as the historic Democratic Party primaries contest between Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Within minutes of the McCain announcement, political pundits from coast to coast expressed views - both pro and con - about what appears to be a decision resembling the "change" Barack Obama proclaims and maintains as a key campaign message.
September 2, 2008
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Republican John McCain said Tuesday he's satisfied that Sarah Palin's background was properly checked out before the Alaska governor joined the Republican ticket. He predicted that public excitement about her candidacy will increase after her address to the GOP convention on Wednesday. McCain visited fire houses in Ohio and Pennsylvania on Tuesday, and was due to arrive at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., on Wednesday. Asked about whether Palin's background was thoroughly checked out before he selected her, McCain told reporters in Philadelphia: "The vetting process was completely thorough and I'm grateful for the results.
March 14, 2001
Chambersburg teacher recalls 1991 Iditarod race By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro Photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - About 75 New Franklin Elementary School students sat wide-eyed Tuesday afternoon as Urtha Lenharr talked to them about driving sled dogs across the Alaskan Arctic wilderness. Lenharr, 51, a Chambersburg Area Middle School teacher, spent 17 years in Alaska teaching Eskimo children in their far north migratory hunting and fishing camps.
June 11, 2012
Gregory Keith Moyer, of Mineral, Va., passed away Friday, June 8, 2012, after a long and courageous battle with esophageal cancer. Greg is survived by his wife, Christine (Collins) Moyer, and their son, Mark; a son, Michael; and a daughter, Melissa.  Born July 16, 1954, in Hagerstown, Md., to Donna E. (Seibert) Moyer and the late Keith R. Moyer, he is also survived by his sisters, Drenda Miller and husband, Gary, of Hagerstown, Denise Oliff of Manassas, Va., and Dawn Merritt and husband, Mike, of Smithsburg, Md.; as well as in-laws, John and Carol Collins of South Riding, Va. Greg is also survived by nephew, Will Merritt of Smithsburg; nieces, Natascha Fearnow and husband, Brent, of Hagerstown, Jessica Jacobs and husband, Justin, of The Plains, Va., Stacey Fields and husband, Derek, of Manassas, Megan Romberger and husband, Ryan, of Waynesboro, Pa., and Emily Merritt of Smithsburg; one great-niece, Rileigh; and two great-nephews, Kaden and Logan; extended family; and several lifelong friends.
August 10, 2010
o KTUU-TV coverage of fatal crash DILLINGHAM, Alaska (AP) -- An amphibious plane carrying former Sen. Ted Stevens crashed into a remote mountainside during a fishing trip, killing the state's most beloved political figure and four others and stranding the survivors on a rocky, brush-covered slope overnight. Three teenagers and their parents, including the former head of NASA, were on the plane when it plowed into the mountain Monday afternoon with so much force that it left a 300-foot gash on the slope, federal investigators said.
by CANDICE BOSELY | December 5, 2004 MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - He was shot at, his dogs were killed and corrupt city officials put out contracts on his life. And that was just in one remote town in Alaska - a small dot on the map of Nick Mangieri's life. Mangieri, who moved to Berkeley County earlier this year after three large oak trees fell on and nearly destroyed his home in Maryland, has written and published three books about his life experiences. Titled "Broken Badge: The Silencing of a Federal Agent," "Frozen Shield: Alaska Cover-up" and "Passport to Danger: The Diary of an Adventurer," Mangieri's self-published books are all nonfiction.
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