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By ANDREW MASON | September 23, 2010
View all of the photos for purchase! As Boonsboro sophomore Sarah Zielinski was easily beating all the girls Wednesday at a four-team cross country meet at South Hagerstown, she entertained herself by taking target practice against the boys, picking them off one by one. The boys and girls races were run simultaneously on the Rebels' 3-mile course, and Zielinski capitalized on the rare opportunity. "Racing guys is really fun," she said. "It pushes you more.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | June 3, 2012
A fight filmed on the steps of the historic Berkeley County Courthouse played out on televisions across the country Sunday night as part of TLC's “My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding.” Two young Romanichal gypsy women shoved and punched each other following a wedding in the reality series that depicts the everyday lives of families like Mellie Stanley's. She was charged with disorderly conduct after the brawl. Cameras caught Mellie and the maid of honor, Diamond, in what Mellie called “a huge argument.” It centered around comments allegedly made about the bride's mother-in-law.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | April 15, 2009
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Five former Antrim Township employees have filed complaints with federal and state agencies alleging age discrimination in the August reorganization. Ben Thomas, Charlie Goetz, Larson Wenger, Paul Barnett and Eileen Strausner each filed complaints with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and, concurrently, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), according to a state agency spokeswoman. Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Spokeswoman Shannon Powers said the plaintiffs alleged the township illegally discriminated against them because of their age when it terminated them Aug. 21. All five former employees are older than 40 years old, she said.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | December 22, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania Nonbelievers Inc. (PAN) has filed a discrimination complaint against the Borough of Chambersburg for the borough council's November decision to ban all public displays from Center Square. PAN President Steve Neubauer said Tuesday that his organization filed a complaint with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) to affect a position of religiously neutral in local government. In November, the Chambersburg Borough Council overturned a 14-year policy of allowing displays at the fountain in Center Square when PAN requested permission to place a sign honoring atheist soldiers and the Winter Solstice, which was Monday.
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April 1, 1997
By DAVE McMILLION Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - In the third racial discrimination suit to be filed in less than a week, two Charles Town, W.Va., residents are suing a Jefferson County nightclub, claiming their civil rights were violated when they were not allowed to enter the bar, according to court records. Charles E. Rash, who is black, said when he tried to enter Images bar last April, a bouncer at the club said the bar had a policy of not allowing blacks to enter, according to a suit Rash filed in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg Monday.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | December 3, 1998
Sarah Rhodes says she and her husband, Randy, have been trying for three months to rent a home for their family, and she wonders whether they are being discriminated against because they have five children. [cont. from front page ] The couple, who are looking for a place with at least three bedrooms, have inquired about 30 or 40 houses or duplexes in the Hagerstown and Smithsburg areas, she said. Sarah Rhodes said she realizes they have a credit problem, but was disturbed when she was told by more than one landlord that the family was too large.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | June 4, 2012
A former employee of San Mar Children's Home in Boonsboro has filed a discrimination complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, claiming she was discharged from her job because she is a lesbian, according to documents. Sarah Rutledge, 29, alleges her co-workers made disparaging remarks about her sexual orientation and marriage to a woman throughout her time at San Mar. Rutledge said she also was placed on probationary status on Sept.
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by MATTHEW UMSTEAD | November 30, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - An attorney for a Berkeley Springs, W.Va., woman has filed a civil lawsuit against the Berkeley County Commission, claiming the woman was "constructively discharged" by County Assessor Preston Gooden after taking leave from work to care for her ailing 2-year-old son. Berkeley County Circuit Clerk Virginia Sine's office received the complaint Nov. 9 from attorney Gregory A. Bailey, who filed it on behalf of Dorothy Martin, a...
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By DON AINES | May 8, 2008
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - The Alliance Defense Fund on Wednesday filed a complaint in federal court against Shippensburg University, claiming the university violated a 2004 settlement with a First Amendment advocacy group through "speech codes" that discriminated against a campus religious group. The complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, states the university violated the 2004 agreement with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | March 11, 2012
Former Hagerstown Police Department officer Margaret Kline talked about having a larger-than-usual amount of clerical work when she was hired as the city's first female beat officer. Former Hagerstown City Council member Alesia Parson-McBean talked about going to a predominantly black beach in Florida as a youngster. Jeanne Jacobs related seeing Jews being deported from France during the Nazi occupation of the country, and teacher Diane Macklin recalled her experiences being a black teacher.
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