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August 11, 2009
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman resigned Tuesday to become U.S. ambassador to China, leaving Lt. Gov. Gary Herbert in control of the state. Herbert immediately assumed the duties of governor following Huntsman's resignation, but the Utah Constitution also required him to take an oath of office, which was scheduled for noon. Immediately after resigning Tuesday, Huntsman took the oath to become ambassador. Huntsman is a moderate Republican who was the most popular governor in state history, winning re-election in November with a record 77 percent of the vote.
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NEWS
July 9, 2009
Fast Foward Racing Coaches Bret Donaldson, from right, and Patty Leazier lead Whitney Garvin, Matt McGurn, Hailey Leech and Melissa Perry in training at Fairgrounds Park Thursday morning. The Inline Speed Skating Team is training for the Indoor National Championships. Hailey Leech and Andew Shatzer will be participating in the World Championships held in China in September.
NEWS
April 1, 2009
LONDON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has accepted an invitation to visit China later this year. The White House said Wednesday that Obama has accepted an invitation from President Hu Jintao. Obama and Hu met in London ahead of the G20 economic summit. The White House says Obama and Hu agreed to "intensify coordination and cooperation on global economic and financial issues. " As economic leaders, the United States and China say they want to work together to address the economic crisis.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By KATE COLEMAN | March 19, 2009
Twenty-six-year-old pianist Chu-Fang Huang learned Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 as a child, but she's never played it with an orchestra. She has soloed on Beethoven's other four piano concertos. Her performance of the third with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra this weekend will mark her "grand closure," she said in a recent telephone interview. Huang's musical gifts arrived early. Because her parents both worked full time, Huang was home alone from the age of 3. "Very illegal in the States," she said, "but it was common back then in China.
NEWS
By OMNI VORE | January 18, 2009
I arranged to meet my friends from the city at Gabby's in Smithsburg, but I looked in vain in the Village Square Shopping Center. The wind blew and I stumbled into China Palace, tucked into the corner next to the Food Lion. "Gabby's closed," I was told. So I sniffed, liked the aroma and decided that Omni Vore and friends would eat here. The place was small, lodged between the Food Lion and the empty Gabby's next door. The menu, in pictures and words, was up on the wall above the counter.
NEWS
January 18, 2009
By OMNI VORE??I arranged to meet my friends from the city at Gabby's in Smithsburg, but I looked in vain in the Village Square Shopping Center. The wind blew and I stumbled into China Palace, tucked into the corner next to the Food Lion.?"
NEWS
December 5, 2008
Without question, both the motorcycle and scooter markets represent a rapidly growing hotbed of activity. Given today's fuel prices, sales of the two-wheelers are soaring. Scooters are generally less expensive than most motorcycles, and they're also generally more fuel-efficient. Chinese manufacturers have long been expert at producing "knock-off" products for considerably less money than the genuine article. Scooters abound in China, coming in virtually every size and shape. The problem with much of China's motor vehicle output is that the quality is often lacking, and thereby, the reliability and dependability of such products can be disappointingly short-lived.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | November 16, 2008
Editor's note: This is the first story in a six-part series about some of the people who will compete in the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon Saturday in Washington County. WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Less than 60 hours after arriving in the United States from China, Brad Distad will stand in Boonsboro's town square prepared to run 50 miles through Washington County. It won't be the first time the 32-year-old has made the flight halfway around the world just days before the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon.
NEWS
October 31, 2008
Carl and China (Hamilton) Robey of Hagerstown announce the birth of a son, Ayden Micheal Robey , on Aug. 28, 2008. Maternal grandparents are Tim and Robbin Hamilton. Paternal grandparents are Ron and Michelle Robey and Sheila and Efrain Ramos. Maternal great-grandparents are Paul and Mary Hamilton and Russ and Janet Gift. Maternal great-great- grandmother is Elizabeth Litton. Chelsea Joy Ahlstrom and Michael Lee Ohler of Greencastle, Pa., announce the birth of a son, Trenton Lee Ohler , on Oct. 4, 2008.
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