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By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | August 5, 2012
Call Jeremy Unger a modern-day picker. Most days the 20-year-old Berkeley Springs, W.Va., man can be found scouring flea markets, yard sales or diving into a Dumpster to find one man's trash and turn into another man's treasure. But Unger doesn't shy away from using eBay as another source to make some money. "I'll buy something for $2 and sell it all-day for $20," he said. Because the bottom line is to make profit. "It doesn't even have to be antique, just anything I know I can make money on," he said.
NEWS
By SCOTT BUTKI | March 17, 1999
A daily viewer of "Jeopardy!" who grew up in Washington County dreaming of one day being on the TV game show has realized her dream. Cameron Jane Soulis, 34, who now lives in Towson, Md., will be on the show that airs at 7 p.m. tonight on WMAR and 7:30 p.m. on WJLA. She taped the show in Los Angeles in December. All contestants sign a contract prohibiting them from saying how they did on the show or whether they were on for more than one show. Taping the show was fun, she said.
NEWS
January 19, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Waynesboro WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Playing the lottery could be your ticket to a television appearance. The Pennsylvania Lottery is hosting its first televised game show on Saturday, March 8, at 7 p.m. to commemorate its 25th anniversary. The half hour show will be telecast on channels throughout the state that carry the nightly lottery drawing. A "well-known celebrity entertainer," whose name has not be released, will host the show, said Cris Oblack, deputy press secretary at lottery headquarters in Middletown, Pa. "It's the first time we've ever aired a TV game show," Oblack said, adding that the lottery's anniversary committee came up with the idea after seeing similar lottery shows in other states.
NEWS
April 12, 2001
'Jeopardy!' winner gets recognition from City Council By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Martinsburg resident Bob Fleenor was honored by the Martinsburg City Council Thursday night for his recent success on the game show "Jeopardy!" Mayor George Karos presented Fleenor with a proclamation to recognize his accomplishment. Fleenor won five games in a row and earned $55,700. He will return for the game show's tournament of champions later this year.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | October 14, 2002
pepperb@herald-mail.com In an effort to be as strong as his color-changing friend, the chameleon, a young boy held a balloon above his head before an audience of about 900 squealing and giggling youngsters. The boy tried to hold it for three seconds but before the count was over, the balloon popped and orange slime poured over the boy's head and shoulders. The audience roared with high-pitched approval. "Animal Planet ZooVenture," a children's game show, came to Valley Mall this weekend, entertaining more than 4,000 kids over the course of its stay by slinging chocolate in the name of animals.
NEWS
August 24, 2000
Think it's easy? Think again Think it's easy? Think again Who hasn't sat at home while someone flounders on a game show and thought, "If I were there, I'd be cleaning up right now. " Well, for all those armchair contestants chomping at the bit, contestant coordinators have one reaction: Slow down, champ. "People at home tend to think it's easy playing our show," says "Wheel of Fortune" contestant coordinator Gary O'Brien. "But in the studio, it's very different.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | February 11, 2005
Almost four years after becoming an undefeated five-time "Jeopardy!" champion, Herald-Mail copy editor Bob Fleenor will compete on the show again. On Wednesday, the game show began a 15-week Ultimate Tournament of Champions. The tournament will conclude in May with a three-game final involving Ken Jennings, the show's all-time money winner. When "Jeopardy!" changed its rules to allow contestants to play until they lost, Jennings won 74 straight games, earning $2.5 million.
OPINION
March 31, 2012
Thumbs up to Michael Donmoyer, a Heritage Academy senior who has received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. The 18-year-old straight-A student was selected from among 50,000 applicants. Thumbs up to Jeremy Ellis, a Hagerstown-area resident who won $9,900 in cash and a trip to Miami as a contestant on the game show “Wheel of Fortune.” The show, which was taped in California in February, aired Tuesday night. Thumbs up to W. Randy Smith, whose foundation this week donated an additional $600,000 for the South Berkeley Recreation Center project in Inwood, W.Va.
NEWS
August 24, 2000
Many shows hit the road to look for contestants By KEVIN CLAPP / Staff Writer It used to be that to become a contestant on a game show meant heading west to California to try out. But those days are gone as shows including "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune" hit the road throughout the year to recruit contestants from across the country. "A lot of the people you love on the show have very busy lives. To come out to L.A. and try out for a game show for a couple of days is very hard," "Jeopardy!"
NEWS
August 24, 2000
How you can be a contestant Participating on a game show provides Everyman and Everywoman USA with a chance at 15 minutes of fame under the blazing klieg lights of a television studio. If you're good enough to take Whoopi in the center square for the win, smart enough to ace the Daily Double or flat-out lucky enough to make it into the "Millionaire" hotseat, the adoration of friends and family awaits. But before you can spin the wheel you have to get there. Here's how: "Win Ben Stein's Money" How to qualify: Call 1-323-520-4236 or send e-mail, including name, address, and day and evening phone numbers, to futility@futility.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | January 2, 2013
Millions watch it and millions want to be on it, but a school teacher from Martinsburg, W.Va., was among the fortunate few to make the cut as a contestant on “Wheel of Fortune.” “I've always been watching it with my family, my parents. It's always been a little competition,” said Raymond Weber, whose turn at the wheel will be this Friday at 7 p.m. when he spins for cash and prizes. Six million people apply online each year for the chance at appearing with host Pat Sajak and hostess Vanna White, said Weber, 26, a fifth-grade teacher at Salem Avenue Elementary School in Hagerstown.
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LIFESTYLE
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | August 5, 2012
Call Jeremy Unger a modern-day picker. Most days the 20-year-old Berkeley Springs, W.Va., man can be found scouring flea markets, yard sales or diving into a Dumpster to find one man's trash and turn into another man's treasure. But Unger doesn't shy away from using eBay as another source to make some money. "I'll buy something for $2 and sell it all-day for $20," he said. Because the bottom line is to make profit. "It doesn't even have to be antique, just anything I know I can make money on," he said.
OPINION
March 31, 2012
Thumbs up to Michael Donmoyer, a Heritage Academy senior who has received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. The 18-year-old straight-A student was selected from among 50,000 applicants. Thumbs up to Jeremy Ellis, a Hagerstown-area resident who won $9,900 in cash and a trip to Miami as a contestant on the game show “Wheel of Fortune.” The show, which was taped in California in February, aired Tuesday night. Thumbs up to W. Randy Smith, whose foundation this week donated an additional $600,000 for the South Berkeley Recreation Center project in Inwood, W.Va.
NEWS
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | April 23, 2009
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -- Howie Mandel compares stepping in front of a live audience to riding a roller coaster. "I like going on big roller coasters and the higher it is and the steeper the drop and the more you get to feel thrown around, the more exciting it is. And the scarier it is, the more you want to go on again," Howie says during a telephone interview as he heads off to tape "Deal or No Deal" in Los Angeles. "From the moment they say 'Ladies and gentleman, Howie Mandel,' it's the biggest thrill of my life.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | November 30, 2008
When Tom Hanks made a reservation years ago at the Windows on the World restaurant on the top floors of the World Trade Center's North Tower in New York City, he was hoping for a really nice seat. He got one, even though when he showed up for his reservation, he was told, "You're not Tom Hanks. " "I said, 'I certainly am.' I like to tell people I'm the original," said Hanks, 61, who lives in Chambersburg, Pa., and is executive officer of the Franklin County Builders Association.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | October 18, 2007
FREDERICK, Md. - When Brad Sherwood was on the improv TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" viewers wouldn't believe him when he told them he and the other improv actors didn't know the suggestions for their skits ahead of time. And when Sherwood, along with fellow "Whose Line" co-star Colin Mochrie hosted the Radio-Television Correspondents' Association Dinner in March in Washington, D.C., he didn't know how Karl Rove, then White House deputy chief of staff, would react when his participation was solicited during the show.
NEWS
by CONNER GILBERT / Staff Correspondent | May 18, 2007
St. Maria Goretti pitcher J.J. O'Neill was at the top of his game Thursday, collecting 11 strikeouts in a 4-1 victory over The Heights in the opening game of the Maryland Private Schools Class "B" Division tournament at Municipal Stadium. O'Neill went seven innings, allowing only three hits and walking five. He was one strikeout shy of tying his career best. "I really wanted to win this first game of the playoffs," O'Neill said. "I'd heard very little about their lineup, so I just played my game.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | December 19, 2005
SMITHSBURG marlob@herald-mail.com Five years ago, Carrie Rishell decided to think of others on her birthday. That giving spirit continues as she approaches her 12th birthday this month. That first year, Carrie's friends and family members gave canned goods and cash for the Community Food Bank of Hagerstown instead of presents to Carrie. In all, 275 cans and $75 in cash were collected. That year and each year since, Carrie had a swimming party at the Hagerstown YMCA to mark her Dec. 29 birthday.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | February 11, 2005
Almost four years after becoming an undefeated five-time "Jeopardy!" champion, Herald-Mail copy editor Bob Fleenor will compete on the show again. On Wednesday, the game show began a 15-week Ultimate Tournament of Champions. The tournament will conclude in May with a three-game final involving Ken Jennings, the show's all-time money winner. When "Jeopardy!" changed its rules to allow contestants to play until they lost, Jennings won 74 straight games, earning $2.5 million.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | October 14, 2002
pepperb@herald-mail.com In an effort to be as strong as his color-changing friend, the chameleon, a young boy held a balloon above his head before an audience of about 900 squealing and giggling youngsters. The boy tried to hold it for three seconds but before the count was over, the balloon popped and orange slime poured over the boy's head and shoulders. The audience roared with high-pitched approval. "Animal Planet ZooVenture," a children's game show, came to Valley Mall this weekend, entertaining more than 4,000 kids over the course of its stay by slinging chocolate in the name of animals.
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