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May 9, 2012
Waynesboro School Board approves trip to China WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Area School Board has given the green light for the district's high school students studying business to visit China next year. The board approved it as a non-sanctioned trip during a meeting Tuesday. That means the school district will excuse the absence from Nov. 22 to Dec. 3, 2013, but the trip to China will not be sanctioned, according to board Vice President Chris Lind.
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March 31, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT - Harry "Buck" Cline turned 86 Saturday as his grandaughters Mikayla and Alexis Cline presented him with birthday gifts. A celebration was held at the home of his son, Mike Cline. Buck Cline is a World War II veteran who served with the 475th infantry group under the command of Gen. Stillwell in the Pacific Theatre in India, Burma and China. The Republic of China awarded Pvt. Cline with a medal of commendation for his service during the war. A native of Downsville, Buck Cline has been a resident of Williamsport for more than 60 years and said he is proud to call Williamsport his home town.
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By DAN DEARTH | December 3, 2009
Williamsport resident asks for help with speeding problem WILLIAMSPORT - A Williamsport resident has asked the Washington County Commissioners to help solve a speeding problem on Donelson Drive. During a joint meeting Tuesday between the commissioners and the Williamsport Town Council, Don Lantz said several motorists ignore the 25-mph speed limit on Donelson Drive between Tammany Manor Road and U.S. 11. "It's a very dangerous situation," Lantz said. "I'd hate to see what could happen there.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | June 21, 2011
They were in this country to learn about antitrust law, but a group of 19 Chinese jurists and their interpreter stopped in the Washington County Courthouse in Hagerstown Tuesday afternoon to watch a criminal proceeding. "Today a prisoner who was previously sentenced is attacking the conviction," Deputy State's Attorney Joseph Michael explained to the group about the post-conviction hearing. The defendant, he told them, pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in 2004 in exchange for an 18-month sentence and an agreement to testify against her mother.
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June 6, 2008
Don't exploit the Olympics To the editor: The 2008 Olympic Games have become a lever with which various political group can pressure the Chinese government. To me, and surely to most people, the Olympics is an athletic contest. The Olympics is the pinnacle of sporting achievement for athletes around the world and a celebration of all the talents of various individuals that make the games exciting and entertaining. China has spent billions of dollars to prepare its stadiums.
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December 1, 2009
Resident suggests speed humps WILLIAMSPORT -- A Williamsport resident asked the Washington County Commissioners to help solve a speeding problem on Donelson Drive. During a joint meeting Tuesday between the commissioners and the Williamsport Town Council, Don Lantz said several motorists ignore the 25 mph speed limit on Donelson Drive between Tammany Manor Road and U.S. 11. "It's a very dangerous situation," Lantz said. "I'd hate to see what could happen there.
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by ERIN JULIUS | August 30, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - A Hagerstown family flew halfway around the world with a mission this summer. Karen Stamper and her children, Kara, 11, Hamilton, 16, Heather, 19, and Heidi, 20, arrived in China expecting to share American culture and language with Chinese teenagers in an English as a second language summer camp. The family found a warm, welcoming culture and what they call "lifelong" friends. Some of her students would say, "You're my American mother," Karen Stamper said.
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June 30, 1997
By SAMANTHA KRULEWITZ Staff Writer With only hours left before China takes control of Hong Kong, Robert Brock and his wife Debbie are still at odds over what the change will bring, but agreed that there is nothing like living there. "The pace of life in Hong Kong was faster than any pace I have ever seen," Robert said. "Nothing can compare - the city never sleeps. " Robert, 41, of Hedgesville, W.Va., and his family lived in Hong Kong as Seventh-day Adventist Church missionaries from 1987 to 1992.
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February 25, 2008
The following recall has been announced: · About 6,600 Spider-Man water bottles manufactured in China by Fast Forward LLC, because screws under the lid can come loose and fall into the cup. This puts children at risk of choking. The company has received three reports of screws coming loose, but no reports of injuries. The cups were sold at Sears stores around the country between July and August 2007. For information, call 1-877-244-4433 or go to www.cpsc.gov . - The Associated Press
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