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NEWS
By NEIL JUSTIN / Minneapolis Star Tribune | November 6, 2008
It may have been election night, but the media approached Tuesday's coverage like they were putting on a July Fourth party, decorating the historic event with garish, bombastic visuals and special effects that would rival a billion-dollar fireworks display. On CNN, Wolf Blitzer grilled correspondents who were beamed into the studio by hologram, a stunt mercifully not sabotaged by Klingons. NBC's Ann Curry and Chuck Todd, saddled with the arduous task of breaking down poll numbers, were transformed into Roman statesmen, broadcasting from a virtual set that looked like Julius Caesar's parlor.
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NEWS
by Kristin Aleshire | June 4, 2005
Now that the Hagerstown election is complete and the current administration has made its last motions, I would like to pause and thank everyone from voters to friends and family who believed in me enough to allow me to continue to serve the citizens of our city. It has been an honor to represent the city for the past four years and an even greater honor when the public recognizes the integrity of that representation. There are several points that I made on election night that I also made throughout the campaign process, both in public setting and editorials, which I feel deserve clarification, but certainly not retraction.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | November 6, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Tough challenges and a grim financial outlook await newly elected members of the Washington County Board of Education. Some said Wednesday that the local school system's budget will be a focus of the coming years, as state and federal coffers run dry. The four winners in Tuesday's general election were Wayne D. Ridenour, W. Edward Forrest, Donna Brightman and Justin M. Hartings, according to complete but unofficial results....
NEWS
September 21, 1998
In politics, no sooner does an election end than the Monday morning quarterbacking begins. Here's a look at several supposed truisms that came under attack in last week's primary and other odds and ends: HEIGHT="6" ALT=" " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> The conventional wisdom that being placed last on an election ballot is a disadvantage went out the window last week when Washington County Commissioners candidate Susan T....
NEWS
November 16, 2000
Kids absorb a lot -- especially when we think they aren't listening Teaching your Child | By Lisa Tedrick Prejean "Who's going to be our next president, Mommy?" My 5-year-old son has been asking that question at least once a day for the last week and a half. Each day the answer's been the same: "We're not sure yet. " Perhaps I'll be able to give him a different answer tonight or tomorrow. Election night, he was sure Bush had won. There was so much red on the map, and red was the color used to indicate states that went to the Texas governor.
NEWS
by TIM ROWLAND | September 17, 2002
Well, my hand-picked county commissioner candidates didn't do so well last week. I was rooting for the all Double L ticket, that being Wivell, Phillips, Russell, Trujillo and Miller. Their campaign signs, of course, would have been yeLLow. By the way, nice performance turned in on election night by Del. Joe Bartlett's mommy. According to a local newspaper account, she threw a fit because her boy's name was left off a Republican campaign sign. An eyewitness told the paper she ripped down a sign and stomped on it. Look, we expect that kind of behavior at a Little League game, but not in politics.
NEWS
By TIM ROWLAND | July 6, 2010
It would almost be worth moving to South Carolina, just for the privilege, nay the duty, of voting for Alvin Greene for the U.S. Senate. This man must win. Who is Alvin Greene? Don't ask South Carolinians, they don't have a clue. "Don't know the cat," a barber told The Washington Post. "First time I ever seen the dude was in a mug shot. " Everyone in the Palmetto state, writes The New York Times, "wants to know how Mr. Greene, an unemployed Army veteran who had been completely unknown, inexplicably defeated a heavily favored former legislator and judge to become the state's Democratic nominee for the Senate -- and the state's latest political circus act. " Near as I can tell, Greene is to politics what Pvt. Benjamin Buford "Bubba" Blue was to Forrest Gump.
OPINION
By TIM ROWLAND | timr@herald-mail.com | July 24, 2011
Frequently, it's easy to spot the people who are looking out for your interests. They wear doctor's smocks or police uniforms, or they were always there for you when you came to school or needed legal help. But for the last two decades and beyond, people in the Tri-State area have had an ally whom they might not have known about, only because they never had the chance to see him in action. I am only now free to write about former Herald-Mail publisher John League because he has retired - as of last week - and is not here to stop me. Attention is not a thing that John has ever cared for. But on any number of occasions, I heard him explain why he got into journalism.
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