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August 24, 2008
BEIJING (AP) -- With help from British star power, China concluded its debut as Olympic host Sunday after 16 days of near-flawless logistics and superlative athletic achievement -- coexisting awkwardly with the government's wariness of dissent and free speech. A spectacular closing ceremony opened with torrents of fireworks and included a pulsating show-within-a-show by London, host of the 2012 Games. From a stage formed from a red double-decker bus, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page played classic rock hit "Whole Lotta Love" and soccer icon David Beckham booted a ball into the surrounding throng of athletes on the stadium floor.
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NEWS
August 8, 2008
OLY-OPENING:WA--Using a cast of thousands, China set out to impress the world Friday night with a high-tech, fireworks-filled opening ceremony to an Olympic Summer Games heightened by China's patriotic ambitions and controversy over the country's environmental problems and human rights record. Some 91,000 people filled the landmark National Stadium on a hot, humid night under an opaque pall of haze while some 15,000 performers flew through the air and swirled in geometric formations on the stadium floor.
NEWS
July 19, 1999
To the Williamsport Volunteer Ambulance Service, whose volunteers have been serving this municipality for 50 years now. We appreciate your sacrifice and service. To West Virginia Gov. Cecil Underwood, for his stand against allowing his state tax reform proposals to become an election-year issue. He's right. Letting two years' work get lost in the hubbub surrounding the 2000 election would be wrong. To the late Ted Gossard of Washington County's Community Rescue Service, who built the local ambulance service into the fine organization that serves the community today.
NEWS
September 9, 1997
By DON AINES Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Eastern Panhandle would become a vacation destination for visitors from the Far East if a recent trade mission by the president of the West Virginia International Trade Development Council has its intended effect. President John Unger recently returned from a two-month trip to Hong Kong, China and the Philippines that began with the handover of the former crown colony to China on July 1. Unger, who had twice worked in Hong Kong, told the WVITDC Monday that the Eastern Panhandle could be featured in a travelogue program next year.
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BY MARLO BARNHART | May 13, 2002
marlob@herald-mail.com Being the center of attention on the day she gives birth is nothing new for Marlaina Miller ... after all, her first child, China, was practically born on the radio. Sunday, on Mother's Day, Marlaina became a mother for the third time at Washington County Hospital. She and her son, Jaden William Miller, "met" face to face at 10:25 a.m. Dad is David W. Miller, a former WQCM radio personality and executive, who was present for the birth of their third child on Sunday.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | December 15, 2003
julieg@herald-mail.com GST AutoLeather, Berwick Offray, Statton Furniture, local apple growers - all have been affected by growing international competition fueled in large part by cheaper labor costs. GST AutoLeather is the most recent and obvious casualty as company president and chief operating officer Mark Lecher announced in November that the automotive leather manufacturer's cutting plant near Williamsport would close by early 2004 and that work would be sent to Mexican plants in Nuevo Laredo and Saltillo.
NEWS
January 11, 2002
A lesson in globalization Teaching your child - By Lisa Tedrick Prejean My son and one of his friends were having an interesting conversation while playing with some of their new Christmas toys. continued I walked by just as one of them said, "Yeah, this one's made in China, too. " They were lifting up action figures, cars and building sets to read the labels. "How come all our toys are made in China, Mom?" "It's probably a lot cheaper for companies to make them overseas," I told him, feeling a little guilty.
NEWS
June 18, 1999
Why no outrage? To the editor: Where is the outrage from the American people over the transfer over our nuclear secrets to China? This scandal is much more important to our futures than the Monica scandal, yet it only makes the third or fourth pages of the newspapers. One former Pentagon general has said that this technology transfer to China will put us in a more dangerous position in two years than we ever were at the height of the Cold War. If the charges that are currently being made are true, our president should be charged with treason.
NEWS
August 6, 2007
"Actually, legislators are tackling a tough issue when they discuss plastic bag usage. Plastic bags are a petroleum-based product, the same as the petroleum ingredient in our gasoline. If we can cut wasteful plastic bag usage, we will have more gas for our cars, and perhaps the price at the pump will come down. Unfortunately, we have to rely on our vehicles for necessary trips. We don't have the mass transport system that other countries have, but we do not have to use plastic bags.
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