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June 25, 2006
Twenty-four women will compete for the title of Miss Maryland 2006 in pageant events Wednesday, June 28, through Saturday, July 1, at The Maryland Theatre. The winner will go on to compete for the title of Miss America. In order to be eligible to compete, contestants must be: a resident of Maryland for at least six months prior to the local competition; a high school graduate by June 30, 2007; between ages 17 and 24; never married or pregnant; a U.S. citizen; and registered as a full-time student or employed full time.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | April 14, 2008
Tan-gible legislation We have minimum ages for driving, voting and drinking alcohol. What about tanning? The Maryland General Assembly approved a bill requiring anyone younger than 18 to get consent from a parent or legal guardian in writing, in person. One Senate opponent argued that the sun is more hazardous to skin. One asked if lawmakers will regulate the consumption of Twinkies or McDonald's. Another tried unsuccessfully to have the bill amended so parental consent would be required for abortions, too. Sen. Donald F. Munson, R-Washington, who supported the bill as a step toward reducing skin cancer, sponsored a similar one in 2004, but it was defeated in committee.
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By ERIN JULIUS | May 22, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Men from all over Maryland, now incarcerated near Hagerstown, are helping revive the Chesapeake Bay on the Eastern Shore. As part of a restoration project, inmates last September and October harvested seeds under the direction of Stephen Ailstock, an environmental scientist with Anne Arundel Community College. Maryland Correctional Training Center inmates have cared for the seeds at a greenhouse next to Roxbury Correctional Institution south of Hagerstown.
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By MARLO BARNHART | February 10, 2009
CLEAR SPRING - Anyone attending the Junior Rockfish Cooking Contest two years in a row probably thought they were seeing double when the winner in the 7-to-12-year-old category was announced in January. This year's champ was Eric Yetter of Clear Spring. Last year his twin brother, Ryan Yetter, took the top honors. The 12-year-old boys are the sons of Ed and Bonnie Yetter. "Both boys are outdoorsy, and enjoy hunting and fishing," said their father. "They fish for rockfish a couple of times a year.
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BY LAURA ERNDE | April 5, 2002
laurae@herald-mail.com Supporters of a medical marijuana initiative tried Wednesday to win over the most conservative committee in the Maryland General Assembly. Reaction from one Republican committee member after the hearing suggested their arguments might have struck a chord. Sen. Richard Colburn, R-Eastern Shore, who sits on the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, said he hadn't decided how he would vote on legislation that would remove the threat of jail time for people with debilitating illnesses who use marijuana for relief.
NEWS
March 18, 2002
Even though the Senate has eliminated a $2 million subsidy for Hagerstown's air service to Baltimore-Washington International Airport, the cut may be only superficial. House Speaker Casper R. Taylor Jr., D-Allegany, said he'll make sure the money remains in the 2003 budget. "It'll stay. It's a three-year program," Taylor said confidently last week. The service, which also serves his hometown of Cumberland, Md., just got off the ground in late December. Sen. Donald F. Munson, R-Washington, said Senate leaders wanted to cut the program so they would have a bargaining chip in the budget conference committee, where the final decision will be made.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | July 28, 1999
WILLIAMSPORT - Maryland-based Preston Trucking Co. has closed after learning its lenders would no longer support the 67-year-old firm, a company statement said. Preston has 37 employees at its terminal next to the Interstate Industrial Park outside Williamsport, according to the 1999 Business & Industry Directory published by the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission. The privately owned firm employs 5,500 people nationwide, including 700 in Maryland, said Tom Riford, marketing director for the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | June 3, 2004
Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Kendl P. Philbrick will visit two sites in Washington County on Friday as part of a statewide fact-finding tour, a department spokesman said Wednesday. The visits, along with a public forum today in Frostburg, Md., are part of a series of tours the secretary has scheduled throughout the state, MDE spokesman Rich McIntire said. On Friday, Philbrick will visit Washington County's Forty West Landfill and Hagerstown's Waste Water Treatment Plant, McIntire said.
NEWS
June 8, 2005
Approximately 600 Lutherans, some from Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore, are meeting for their annual convention June 9-11 at the Clarion Conference Center Antietam Creek in Hagerstown. The Delaware-Maryland Synod includes more than 20 congregations in Washington County and many of the organizers, including the Rev. David Kaplan, chairman; the Rev. Julie Brigham, assembly chaplain; and the Rev. Marton Roberson, chairman of the coordinating assembly worship. Wayne Wold is keynote speaker.
NEWS
March 28, 2006
COLLEGE BASEBALL Rams remain No. 2 in region Shepherd University (20-8) maintained its No. 2 ranking in the latest National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association North Atlantic Regional Poll. West Virginia State (17-2) still is No. 1. Ram's Brown honored Shepherd University's Collin Brown was named the WVIAC co-player of the week with Eric Stettnisch of West Virginia Wesleyan. Brown batted .474 as the Rams split a key Northern Division four-game set with Fairmont State.
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