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May 15, 2008
Some relief on gasoline prices better than none To the editor: John McCain proposed a temporary suspension of the federal gas tax for the summer to help hard pressed low-income workers with their gasoline bills. It is not much, but to the people who have to drive to their jobs it is better than nothing. The elite press, however, scoffs at the idea as being insignificant and a political ploy. Let me make two points. First, there is nothing whatsoever that the federal government can do in the short run to provide any kind of quick fix solution to high gas prices, except to alter the gas tax structure and even that would require congressional action.
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | July 28, 2005
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Gasoline is in the underground tanks, shelves were being stocked with inventory Wednesday, workers were finishing up last-minute jobs and Kayla Pepple, 16, was "staging" meat. Waynesboro's new Rutter's Farm Store opens around noon today on the corner of South Potomac and West Third streets. Construction on the gas/convenience store began about four months ago with the demolition of the former Brake Pontiac-Cadillac dealership that once occupied the corner.
NEWS
By ARNOLD S. PLATOU | December 23, 2007
Editor's note: This is one in an occasional series of stories about the local housing market and what's happening to residents as they grapple with interest rates, tightening credit, falling home prices and other economic issues. T'was nine weeks before Christmas, And all through the house, Not a purchase offer was stirring, To the distress of each spouse... It had been a year and four months since Gary and Maggie Schweitzer put their house near Hagerstown up for sale, and they were ready for a break.
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By MARIE GILBERT | June 1, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - Mark Hanson grabbed his helmet and slid behind the wheel of his 1974 Porsche 914. Pulling out onto a rain-soaked track, the car slid just a whisper as he threw it into a hairpin turn and snaked it around a slalom of orange traffic cones. Hanson alternated accelerator and brake as he focused to keep the Porsche under control. But as he revved his engine, there was no thundering roar, no cloud of exhaust smoke - and no gasoline. Hanson drives a vehicle powered by electricity.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | June 26, 2012
The official arrival of summer and the approaching Fourth of July holiday have not stopped gas prices from falling again this week. The national average for regular grade gas dropped 9 cents from $3.51 to $3.42 per gallon, according to the AAA Mid-Atlantic Weekend Gas Watch. The price has dropped more than 50 cents from its $3.94 peak in early April. The drop in Hagerstown was not as significant, declining only from $3.41 to $3.40 a gallon, but that was still below the national average.
NEWS
By Wallace Yater | September 14, 2003
Where is the enemy in this war on terror? Having the world's richest economy and most invincible military solves very little in the short term and nothing in the long run, as we are learning yet again in Iraq. World history is littered with the wreckage of super powers. Since 9/11, our military has thrashed across the world stage like a blinded, wounded war elephant, trampling friend and foe alike. In the Iraqi occupation, the military elephant is suddenly supposed to educate people about democracy.
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by ADAM BEHSUDI | August 10, 2005
TRI-STATE adamb@herald-mail.com Taking up two pumps at the Sam's Club gas station with his truck and trailer, Jesse Luhn had a lot of gas tanks to fill Tuesday. "It's tearing me up," said Luhn, who operates his own lawn maintenance company and needs to fill not just the tank in his truck, but the tanks in his lawn mowers. With the price of regular unleaded gas hovering around $2.35 a gallon at stations in Hagerstown, prices have hit record highs across the country.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | September 18, 2012
Gas prices once again rose nationally and locally as they continue to climb as fall approaches, according to figures from the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report. Regular grade gasoline nationally averaged $3.85 per gallon Tuesday afternoon, up from $3.84 last week. The price was the same in Hagerstown, but the jump was higher, as it was $3.78 last week. Throughout the rest of the state of Maryland, prices were at $3.79 on average, up from $3.78 last week. Prices in the state ranged on average from $3.76 to $3.91.
NEWS
July 12, 2008
To the editor: In considering the energy problem, I stumbled upon the book "Energy Victory" by Robert Zubrin. I bring it to your attention because he starts with the political fact that Saudi Arabia has us over a barrel. They can charge what they wish and then use the money to support terrorism. Oil is trump in their hand. Then he asks what we can do to get trump back in our hands? He says that we must take the world off the petroleum standard and put it on an alcohol standard.
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