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BY TIFFANY ARNOLD | tiffanya@herald-mail.com | February 22, 2011
There's no such thing as a free meal, but some restaurants are offering customers something for nothing — if they're able to eat that something in less than an hour. Pounds and pounds and pounds of that greasy, cheesy something. What would you do for a free meal? Freddie Keyes was willing to try The Burkinator, a burger monster dreamed up by Charlie Burkett, owner of Burkett's Deli in downtown Hagerstown. Burkett presents what seems like a straight-forward promo: If you finish The Burkinator, a side of chili cheese fries and a beverage in 30 minutes or less, you don't have to pay for it and you get your mug on the deli's wall and a T-shirt that reads "I sunk the Burkinator sub. " But that Burkinator is 12 inches long and made with six, one-third-pound-beef patties covered with slices of cheddar cheese and topped with four slices of thick-cut bacon.
NEWS
March 16, 2001
Candidates challenged in Pa. By DON AINES / Staff Writer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Two candidates for Chambersburg Borough Council, one an incumbent, may not be on the ballot for the May 15 primary after opponents filed challenges to their nominating petitions, records show. The challenges surround the filing of financial interest forms with the borough, according to records at the Franklin County Prothonotary's Office. The nominating petitions for Third Ward Republican Councilman Carl W. Helman and Jason M. Bitner, who is running for the GOP nomination in the Fourth Ward, both claim that they failed to file a Statement of Financial Interests on or before the March 6 deadline, according to the documents.
NEWS
October 29, 2012
What are the biggest challenges to agriculture today? I get asked that question a lot and I find that while the orders of the answer change, the primary answers don't. When I say the order, I mean the order of importance. For instance, a few years ago when the building boom was in full swing, urban sprawl would have been much higher on the list in the Mid-Atlantic region than it is today. That is not to say the urban sprawl is still not a concern. At last glance, they aren't making any more land, and for some reason, prime farm land is also prime development land.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | November 18, 2012
Dave Fox was basking Sunday in the success of being able to complete his 20th JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon on Saturday, putting him in the ranks of the event's 1,000-mile club. And although Fox said before the race that this would probably be his last annual running of the event, he was rethinking his plans Sunday, saying there are many things he would miss about not being in it every year. First-time JFK runner Mary Ellis, 63, of Keedysville, slipped on some wet leaves on a rock on the Appalachian trail and hurt her left knee when she fell.
NEWS
By PETE McCARTHY | pmccarthy@fredericknewspost.com | March 27, 2012
The incumbent all the candidates are chasing for the Republican nomination in the 6th Congressional District was noticeably absent Tuesday night, but it did not stop the crowded field of candidates from challenging U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett and his record. Six of the seven candidates seeking to unseat the 10-term incumbent in Tuesday's  primary focused on their goals and took some opportunities to rebuke their fellow challengers during a forum at Frederick Community College. Del. Kathy Afzali, state Sen. David Brinkley, Robert Coblentz, Robin Ficker, Peter James and Joseph Krysztoforski touched on a wide array of issues, including the economy, transportation improvements, securing the country's borders and the current state of Congress.
NEWS
by DON AINES | October 21, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The differences between politicians often can become blurred, but the race for the 9th Congressional District to the U.S. House of Representatives gives voters a clear choice on Nov. 2. Republican incumbent Bill Shuster and Democratic nominee Paul I. Politis are on the opposite side of most issues. "I represent the values, the beliefs and the interests of the people of the 9th Congressional District by working to cut taxes, working to reform Medicare and making sure there's a prescription drug benefit for seniors, working to strengthen our military and homeland security in response to the war on terrorism," Shuster, 43, of Hollidaysburg, Pa., said Tuesday.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | July 21, 2000
Candidate denied special panel for vote review MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The state Supreme Court of Appeals has rejected attorney David Camilletti's request that the governor allow a special three-person panel to hear challenges Camilletti is making to a primary Circuit Court judge race. West Virginia election law states that a special panel can preside over a contest hearing for general elections, while a County Commission presides over challenges in primaries. Camillietti, of Shepherdstown, has argued that the County Commissioners are part of his challenge and therefore cannot preside over his case.
NEWS
November 10, 2012
The public is invited to a Castlewood Busker Organ recital in the Hess Room at Minnich Manor in the Quincy Village Retirement Community on Monday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. Presenter Al Good, a village resident, recently completed building a 20-note hand-cranked organ from a kit He had it shipped from Australia. It has interchangeable perforated paper music rolls similar to a player piano. He will share some of the organ's history, as well as some of the challenges has had to overcome while putting it together.
NEWS
May 7, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge says he's not going to challenge Sen. Arlen Specter next year. Ridge is a moderate Republican who was the nation's first homeland security chief. He said in a statement Thursday that his party is facing challenges and he will work with the GOP, but he will not seek the nomination. A Quinnipiac University poll this week showed Specter and Ridge running about even in a hypothetical general-election race. Party officials have said he was considering a run. Former Republican Rep. Pat Toomey has announced his candidacy for the Senate.
NEWS
October 24, 1997
If you don't want the child let me take him To the Editor: Just when I thought our lawsuit-driven society had gotten outrageous enough, I see yet another lawsuit that has been filed. This one however, made me absolutely sick to my stomach, and I feel compelled to respond. I read an article in the October 18 issue of the Herald-Mail about Mr. and Mrs. Shull, who are suing their doctor because of the birth of a son with Down's syndrome. I read the entire article several times, trying to make some sense out of it, but felt only compassion for this child.
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SPORTS
September 4, 2013
The Hagerstown Suns knew the South Atlantic League playoffs were going to be a challenge. They were facing a red-hot team from West Virginia and one of its top pitchers in Tyler Glasnow. It was a matter of doing what they do best. And the Suns did just that. Hagerstown used some of the patience and aggressiveness it used to win a first-half title and scored a 6-1 win on Wednesday in the opening game of the South Atlantic League Northern Division best-of-3 playoffs. The Suns, with the 1-0 lead, can close out the series and advance to the league championship on Friday when the series moves to Municipal Stadium for a 7:05 game.
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By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | September 3, 2013
Jeopardy question: They won the Washington County title last year for the first time and produced a 13-3-1 overall record, also the best around town. The answer: Clear Spring After their first county boys soccer title and an overall-best 13-3-1 record, the Blazers set out Friday night to reach further heights. They'll begin their defense of the county title with an 8 p.m. home game against South Hagerstown. Game-by-game, Clear Spring looks to go deep into Class 1A postseason play.
NEWS
By ARNOLD S. PLATOU | arnoldp@herald-mail.com | July 13, 2013
Soon after graduating from different Tri-State-area high schools in 2008 and going off to different colleges, Gretchen Schoeck and Chris Brown began getting the same vibes. “I had conversations with my college classmates when we'd be talking about whether we'd be able to find a job when we graduated. The feeling definitely was nervousness,” said Brown, who graduated from Waynesboro (Pa.) Area Senior High School and, in May 2012, from Washington College in Chestertown, Md. “I heard a lot from my older brother and sister about their (college)
EDUCATION
June 30, 2013
As a result of Washington County student efforts, more than 12,649 phone books were recycled, saving 14 cubic yards of space in the county landfill as part of the Washington County Solid Waste Department's 2013 Phone Book Recycling Challenge. Leading the collection effort with a total of 3,458 phone books, the Washington County Board of Commissioners recently recognized the outstanding achievement of Fountain Rock Elementary School, this year's first-place winner. Fountain Rock Elementary averaged more than 19 phone books collected per student.
EDUCATION
June 30, 2013
Trace Draper of Williamsport Elementary School won Washington County Public Schools' 24 Game Math Challenge for fifth-graders at Hagerstown Community College on May 7. Three of the four finalists were students from Williamsport Elementary. The team leader was enrichment teacher Kimberly Rishell. Pictured from left, Williamsport Elementary Principal Jana Palmer, Rithika Krishnamoorthy, Alex Huffer (alternate), Draper, Anisha Kosuri and Rishell Not pictured is finalist Christopher Li from Boonsboro Elementary.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | June 28, 2013
Brandon Groomes really liked his opportunity to play a little baseball with the Hagerstown Suns. Thor Meeks, though, had a better term for being able to be one of those Suns. “The best word to describe it all is 'appreciation,'” Meeks said. Meeks and his Suns teammates played host to Maugansville Challenger Little League for a one-inning game on Friday before Hagerstown took on the Lexington Legends in its regularly scheduled South Atlantic League contest at Municipal Stadium.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | June 8, 2013
West Virginia's congressional district lines, which were redrawn by state lawmakers in 2011 and challenged unsuccessfully in court, might be challenged again because some say the boundaries do not meet the state's compactness requirement. “I would still like to see the court address that,” Jefferson County Commissioner Patsy Noland said Friday. Noland and commission President Dale Manuel led the commission's unsuccessful legal challenge in federal court of the map drawn for the state's three House of Representatives districts.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | June 8, 2013
Before making the trek across Trojan Stadium on Saturday, Ty Fletcher waited patiently with the rest of the Class of 2013 inside the gymnasium at Chambersburg Area Senior High School for his high school career to end and the next phase of his life to begin. “I'm just ready to get out of here,” Fletcher said as he sent a text to his girlfriend. Fletcher, who will join the military in August, not only was eager for commencement to begin, but also for his post-high school life to get under way. The cancellation of Friday's 6:30 p.m. graduation due to rain added to the graduates' heightened anticipation.
NEWS
May 23, 2013
The 18th annual Catoctin Challenge Bicycle Ride will be held on June 22 and 23. “This year brings an entire new route to the ride,” Catoctin Challenge organizer Phil Heffler said. “Riders will not be disappointed with the challenging, scenic and fun journey.” Proceeds will benefit the Camp Greentop program in Catoctin National Park and the League for People with Disabilities. Since 1937, Camp Greentop has been giving campers, regardless of their abilities, friendship, adventures and just plain fun that summer camp brings.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | May 19, 2013
Kathleen Dorman talked Sunday about her days abusing cocaine and how she was “headed in all the wrong places.” Dorman - speaking during an adult education commencement at Hagerstown Community College - said she was told that she was never going to amount to anything and for seven years, she prayed to God for help. That help arrived in the form of a husband who she now credits with being an “angel” in her life. Dorman moved to Hagerstown from Baltimore and began seeking her high school diploma with help from the Washington County Family Center.
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