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April 20, 2011
Come see  ‘Inside Job’ To the editor: This past winter, my husband and I drove to Harrisburg to see the movie “Inside Job,” this year’s Academy Award-winning documentary written and directed by Charles Ferguson and narrated by Matt Damon. We were so impressed with this movie and its content that we have sponsored one showing in Chambersburg.   “Inside Job” will be shown Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at Capitol Theatre at 159 S. Main St. Admission is free.
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.
By TIM ROWLAND | | 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.
By MARIE GILBERT | | April 22, 2011
They've been models in photo shoots. They've won ribbons at shows. And people will drive through snowstorms to have one of their own. Maybe it's because they're just a hare unusual. Such is the life of a Lionhead rabbit — one of the newer breeds of bunnies in the United States. What makes it so special? Undoubtedly, it's the fluffy mane that surrounds its face, similar to an actual lion. But it's also the petite size, the short ears and the fact that it often doesn't look like a rabbit.
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.
by TARA REILLY | February 18, 2005 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.
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.
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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