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by DON AINES | February 14, 2004
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Students will be attending school a day longer in June and missing some holidays because of weather-related closures, according to Chambersburg Area School Superintendent Edwin Sponseller. Sponseller said at Wednesday's school board meeting that the district has lost seven days to bad weather, including one for Hurricane Isabel, which did not produce the severe weather in this area predicted by forecasters. To ensure the district is able to get in 180 days of instruction, Sponseller said students will attend school on Monday, Presidents' Day. Other make-up days include Thursday, April 8, and Monday, April 12, reducing Easter vacation by two days.
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NEWS
by LAURA ERNDE | May 17, 2003
laurae@herald-mail.com Washington County's unemployment rate dropped slightly in March, possibly because bad weather discouraged people from looking for work, labor market officials said Friday. The county's unemployment rate went from 5.5 percent in February to 5.3 percent in March, according to statistics released Friday by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. That was still slightly higher than the 5.1 percent unemployment rate of March 2002.
LIFESTYLE
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | February 18, 2011
This is the winter of Ruth Murphy's discontent. With month after month of snow, ice and frigid temperatures, the 75-year-old woman is having trouble staying positive. But it wasn't always that way. There was a time when Murphy enjoyed brisk weather, sledding with her children and family ski trips. But age, failing eyesight and arthritis have changed her lifestyle. Instead of taking to the outdoors, she takes to her house. "With health problems, I feel safer staying put,"  Murphy said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 3, 2012
Inclement weather took a toll on some parts of the 78th annual Quincy Ox Roast weekend, but organizers said the overall outcome for the four-day event was positive. Poor weather affected turnout Saturday, but Sunday proved to be much better, cook Donny Gossert said. “I never heard a complaint,” he said Monday. Sizable crowds Sunday and Monday kept workers busy, making up for the bad weather Saturday, said his wife, Molly Gossert. “Over the years, we've learned to cope with (bad weather)
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | September 25, 2003
scottb@herald-mail.com Promotional efforts by the Hagerstown Suns helped spark an increase in ticket sales this year, the team's general manager said, but per game attendance is far below what it was when the team was affiliated with the Baltimore Orioles. The season's average ticket sales per game of 1,601 is the highest since at least 2000, according to Suns statistics. While average game attendance was up, total attendance for the year was down slightly because of rainouts, Suns General Manager Kurt Landes said Wednesday.
NEWS
By WANDA T. WILLIAMS | June 6, 2004
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Saturday's showers rained out Berkeley County's annual Relay For Life, but the weather didn't dampen spirits and the event will resume today, relay co-chairperson Mary Lou Geary said. "We were like telemarketers," Geary said. "We called all 54 teams and everyone is still excited about continuing the race tomorrow. " Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the fund-raiser will start with an 11 a.m. registration, followed by opening ceremonies at noon at Cobourn Field behind Martinsburg High School.
NEWS
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | August 16, 2007
Hagerstown Community College's Red, White & Blue Summer Concert Series of military bands continues Sunday with the U.S. Navy Band's Sea Chanters chorus. The chorus - the "singing sailors," as they are called - will perform at HCC's Alumni Amphitheater. Admission is free. The Sea Chanters ensemble was formed in 1956, when a member of the Navy Band organized a group to sing sea chanteys and patriotic songs for a State of the Nation dinner in Washington, D.C., according to the Navy Band's Web site.
NEWS
December 20, 2001
Blast from the Past 12/19 Week of Dec. 16, 1951 A brand new newspaper made its appearance in the county this week. It is the "Breathedsville Beacon," written, edited and published by inmates of the State Reformatory for Males at Roxbury. If the telephone operator was a bit slow asking for your number yesterday afternoon or evening, you can blame it on the snowstorm. An increase in phone traffic always occurs in bad weather, but yesterday's situation was so hectic that operators had trouble keeping up with the flashing lights.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | January 29, 2004
The REACH Cold Weather Shelter has been close to full but not at record levels during the wintry weather over the past few days, the organization's executive director said Wednesday. There were 44 homeless people - 10 women and 34 men - who stayed at the shelter Monday night, Terri Baker, executive director of REACH, or Religious Effort to Assist and Care for the Homeless, said Tuesday. There also were 44 people who stayed at the shelter Tuesday night, she said Wednesday. While that is close to full, the shelter can still house a few more people, she said.
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