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Lynn Little | October 4, 2012
Coupons are big business: More than 3,000 manufacturers distribute nearly 330 billion coupons worth an estimated $280 billion every year in an effort to help consumers save money. Coupons are useful when they save you money on what you're already planning to buy. When using coupons, buy only those items that you normally select for your family. Just because you have a coupon doesn't mean you have to use it. Don't allow coupons to cause you to buy on impulse.  Comparison shop. Don't assume bigger is better.
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NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | September 8, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Last month, Vinayaka Missions University announced plans to open its first campus in the United States at the former Allegheny Energy headquarters building on Downsville Pike south of Hagerstown. Vinayaka Missions bought the building and surrounding 45-acre site last month for $8.5 million. While local elected officials and business representatives were pleased that the building had been sold after sitting vacant for several years, many said they were surprised to hear that a foreign university bought the property.
NEWS
May 9, 2008
Vote for the future of Smithsburg To the editor: On Tuesday, May 13, the citizens of Smithsburg will have an opportunity to elect members to a town council who will shape the direction of our town for many years to come. It is important for residents to engage with all of us who are seeking your vote. I believe I am the only candidate, other than the current sitting council members seeking re-election, to speak with town administration, the director of public works, the chief of police and county commissioners about the needs of our town.
OPINION
May 26, 2011
“These disrespectful Harley riders up here on West Church Street, Key Avenue and Daycotah, for somereason they think they own the road, both sides of it, coming and going. Well, they got a surprise the other day, because I just flat out told them they weren’t going to intimidate me like they do the older folks in this neighborhood. Now, hopefully maybe somebody on the city police force will read this Mail Call, but these guys definitely need to be taught a lesson. They just ride around like they own the place, making lots of noise.”   — Hagerstown “Downsville caller, you’ve experienced a common scam repeatedly exposed in local media, and I hope you haven’t already fallen victim to it. If you have, please don’t send them any more money, or report them to the proper authorities; the FCC, consumer protection agencies, etc. When they call you again, tell them to put your name on the list of people not to be called again, and you’ll report them and file a complaint if they do call again.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION and DON AINESs | November 22, 1999
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - It didn't take long for Harry Dinterman to spot his first buck on the first day of West Virginia's deer hunting season Monday. cont. from front page Dinterman was crouched at the edge of a cedar grove at the Gruber Farm near Middleway when an eight-point buck crossed into a field about 9 a.m. Dinterman raised his .35-caliber rifle and fired. He missed, apparently shooting over the head of the deer. "I'm getting old," joked Dinterman, 62, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
OPINION
By TIM ROWLAND | timr@herald-mail.com | July 8, 2012
Hagerstown says that the results of its automated speed cameras are “better than expected.” Great. So let's quit while we're ahead. The dangers and potential for abuse with for-profit justice would seem to be self-evident, but so many communities (and the private corporations that are egging them on) have been finding clever ways of selling the public a bill of goods, that perhaps a review is in order. It all starts with the children, of course. We put up cameras, just a few, to operate during the school day. Or maybe a little more ... you know, just a little safety overlap, so we can reduce police hours.
NEWS
March 24, 2008
"I've been to other countries, and I'm always glad to get back home to America. Could America ever be taken over? Any foreign country wishing to overthrow us would have to infiltrate our government, even get elected president. Once elected, they could take our guns, our land, our jobs, send our factories overseas, remove prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance from our schools, take God off our coins, and nativities and Ten Commandments out of our public places, force gay marriages and homosexuality in our schools, open our borders up to millions of illegals to give them amnesty and our Social Security - and we voted them in. Duh. " - Clear Spring "'No Country for Old Men': Yes, I saw this movie, and was very disappointed in it, especially the ending.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | February 18, 2005
tarar@herald-mail.com Gamblers in Washington County spent $73.6 million on tip jars in fiscal year 2004, about $10.2 million less than the previous year. But Gaming Director James Hovis said tip jars are still big business in the county. While both the number of tip jars sold and gross sales took a dip, the profit from the sales - after payouts were made - increased over the previous fiscal year. The profit from tip jars in fiscal year 2004 was $12.1 million, up from $11.9 million in fiscal year 2003.
NEWS
by Lynn Little | March 14, 2005
It is estimated that more than half of all Americans take a dietary supplement. According to the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act approved by Congress in 1994, the term "dietary supplement" refers to a wide range of products, including vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, amino acids, enzymes, hormones, concentrates, extracts and metabolites taken orally that contain an ingredient meant to supplement the diet. About 30,000 products are marketed as dietary supplements in the United States, making the industry worth more than $17 billion per year.
NEWS
by BILL ANDERSON | June 11, 2006
Over the past week or so, I have spent a lot of time going over the deer harvest figures from Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia and some other states in our region of the country. When looking at this type of issue all you have are the numbers. The numbers are what the numbers are - they seldom lie. When you look at deer harvest for the firearms season in Maryland and West Virginia, you get two completely different pictures. The numbers are obvious, but what they mean will be widely debated over the coming months.
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