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By HEATHER KEELS | October 3, 2007
Council delays decision on annexing water plant SMITHSBURG - A public hearing on annexing a Hagerstown water treatment plant will be continued at a Smithsburg Town Council work session after the Maryland Department of Planning requested additional time to formulate its input, Smithsburg Mayor Mildred "Mickey" Myers said Tuesday night. The town is considering annexing 30.71 acres that include Hagerstown's Breichner Water Treatment Plant and a Smithsburg town water pump station to give the town's police department greater authority over the property, Myers said.
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May 14, 2001
She jumps on the trampoline When I hear the word "mother," I think of a woman helping me bake cookies and cakes. I have fun with her when we jump on the trampoline or when we wash the cars. I love to ride bikes with Mom. I love to help Mom around the house. Like setting the table and vacuuming. I like Mom because she is my best friend. - Teri Keller, 7, Hagerstown
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by PEPPER BALLARD | July 23, 2005
pepperb@herald-mail.com Even though his old spray-painted Nissan Sentra's trunk was crushed inches from his head and its rear tires spun feet from the ground, Darron Hamrick sludged, spun and smashed the tiny wreck into cars twice its size. And then went up in a ball of smoke. "I tried," Hamrick said and smiled, after crawling through the car's windshield space. Hamrick was one of 17 drivers Friday night who competed for a grand prize of $500 in the Washington County Ag Expo's annual Demolition Derby.
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BY GREGORY T. SIMMONS | February 27, 2005
HAGERSTOWN Adler Garrett had just had a minor victory, although there were plenty of trials to pass in the coming rounds of racing on Saturday. Garrett, 10, a member of Cub Scout Pack 14 based in Smithsburg, was among more than 100 contenders in this year's annual Pinewood Derby, held by the Mason-Dixon Council of the Boy Scouts of America, which serves Washington County, and Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania. A Pinewood Derby is a race of handmade cars that, in Saturday's case, may weigh no more than 5 ounces.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | July 22, 2006
WASHINGTON COUNTY - It cost $8 on Friday to get into the Washington County Ag Expo. The night's most anticipated event, the demolition derby, lasted about that many minutes, prompting a few in the crowd to boo and contemplate asking for refunds. "That's the sorriest excuse for a demolition derby I've ever seen," a man in the parking lot said after the derby, which lasted less than 10 minutes. Six cars entered the derby - compared to 17 last year. Because of a rule change, only four-cylinder, compact cars were allowed to enter, demolition derby coordinator Lisa Bragunier said.
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February 6, 2009
Dear Tom and Ray: My boyfriend is a great guy, but is prone to procrastination (or so his family has warned me). It's come to my attention, as I try to find a spot to park when I visit his home, that he is accumulating LOTS of cars. Here's the inventory of vehicles: a VW bus, two Saabs, an Isuzu Rodeo, a Subaru Forester, his Subaru Legacy, an engine for the Rodeo sitting in the garage and a BMW R1100RT motorcycle (largely disassembled for a transmission repair) in the garage. All of the cars in the driveway are in various stages of repair, and some of these are project cars that he hopes to sell, if he can get them running.
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By TODD BURLAGE | September 11, 2005
Sam Bass considers himself the luckiest guy on Earth. If he's not thanking a higher power for his good fortune, he's pinching himself to make sure this fairy tale is actually his reality. There have only been two life-long passions for Bass: racing; and art. The 43-year-old Virginia native has combined the two to become one of the most recognized, influential and wealthy figures in the automotive art design industry. His list of clients reads like a Who's Who in NASCAR stock-car racing.
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by JASON STEIN / Wheelbase Communications | October 8, 2006
Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman lived by only one rule in life: "Simplicate first, then add what you want after," he once said. Simplicate. It was Chapman's own term for making things as easy as possible on yourself. Don't overdo it. You'll only end up complicating things more than you need to. Chapman, generally considered once of the most brilliant minds in the history of the auto industry, took the meaning to heart. He came from a simple existence. His father was a hotel manager and the family lived a relatively frugal existence in England during the 1920s.
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August 17, 1999
By DON AINES / Staff Writer, Chambersburg photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Between heats in Tuesday's demolition derby at the Franklin County Fair drivers tended to battered vehicles with sledgehammers, crowbars and bags of ice. "Don't tell anybody about this," one man said as he piled ice cubes on the engine block. The last of the engine's coolant had just gurgled and hissed away and the radiator was in no shape to hold any more.
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By PEPPER BALLARD | September 3, 2005
pepperb@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY As gas prices soar, the Hagerstown Police Department and Maryland State Police in Hagerstown are asking their officers and troopers to turn off their engines whenever possible, while the Washington County Sheriff's Department has stopped allowing deputies to take their cruisers off-duty. Sheriff Charles Mades said he asked deputies in patrol, judicial, detention and narcotics units to stop using their cruisers off their shifts in light of rising gas prices.
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