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December 21, 2008
By Al Allenback When the phone rings at four forty-five in the morning, it's usually not good news. And that's why it is that this morning's wake up call from my daughter is especially difficult, because it brought news that I knew would be coming, that an old friend, mentor, and member of the Greatest Generation has fallen. Don Currier, lieutenant colonel, USAF, Retired, veteran of World War II, Korea, and the Cold War, a businessman, author and teacher, who was known to many of you through his frequent columns on everything from public policy to economics in this paper for the last 40 years, has passed on. I met Don in the summer of 1968, amid the swirling politics of that time because I was dating his daughter.
OPINION
April 6, 2011
Molten a true member of the greatest generation To the editor: It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Robert P. Molten (RPM, or Mr. M, to those who knew him). I felt compelled to write this letter to share my thoughts about him with everyone. I last spoke with Mr. M. by phone. I called in regard to a letter he wrote that was published in this paper. I wanted to thank him for writing such a timely and eloquent story, which was about his experience with registering to vote in the city of New York during the ’40s.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | June 3, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.VA.-Robert M. Steptoe, a former judge and state legislator from Martinsburg, died in his home Saturday after a brief illness. He was 87. Sons Bob and Jim Steptoe said during a Saturday night telephone interview that their father was surrounded by loved ones at the time of his death. "He was very close to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren," Bob said. "Dad was very strong and very upbeat and positive to the end. " Despite keeping a busy schedule in the West Virginia Legislature and serving as a banker, lawyer and judge, Bob said his father was family-oriented.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | September 6, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A desire to "take back the country" was repeated often as what drew about 250 people to a tea party event Monday on Memorial Square. "I think this is very important so the government, the people we put in office, realize we're not happy with the direction of the country," said Pamela Elliott of Chambersburg. "We're losing the country," echoed her husband, Terry. Speakers and music played on themes of patriotism and discontent with the nation's direction.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | May 27, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. -- "They were colonial patriatos at Trenton, Lexington and Concord; "they were brother pitted against brother at Antietam and Gettysburg; "they were doughboys fighting the Huns in stinking trenches across Europe; "they were the greatest generation, sacrificing thousands of its youth, defeating fascism, which had nearly engulfed the world in darkness; "they stood lonely vigil around the world for over 40 years...
NEWS
By GARY W. HOOVER Sr | October 31, 2008
With the election just days away, I hope this gets your attention. We have heard all kind of statements this election year, some true and some questionable. One thing we all can be sure of is that it has been the Republicans and Democrats that have had control of the U.S. government. And together they have made a mess. We can all take our partisan positions and blame it on the other party or we can tell the truth - both parties are responsible for the mess we now have. We have a deficit of more than $10 trillion that will be passed on to our grandchildren and congress continues to expand it. We are stuck in a war in Iraq that we should have never begun and that continues to cost us $10 billion a month.
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OPINION
November 18, 2012
As a Republican, I'm disappointed with my party To the editor: Norman Mailer said, “One must grow or forever pay the price of remaining the same.” I am a registered Republican. I am disappointed with my party. It is driven by a past generation, my generation. It has failed in the last decades to respond to the needs and views of the newer generations and emerging electorate. In its refusal to compromise on issues that could have led them to a victory, it stubbornly and generationally clung to views and ideas of the “greatest generation” - views and ideas that are not as relevant today as they were a few decades ago. The Republican Party still appears to many to appeal to the decades-old prejudices and conservative views that it had in the latter part of the last century.
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NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | September 6, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A desire to "take back the country" was repeated often as what drew about 250 people to a tea party event Monday on Memorial Square. "I think this is very important so the government, the people we put in office, realize we're not happy with the direction of the country," said Pamela Elliott of Chambersburg. "We're losing the country," echoed her husband, Terry. Speakers and music played on themes of patriotism and discontent with the nation's direction.
NEWS
December 21, 2008
By Al Allenback When the phone rings at four forty-five in the morning, it's usually not good news. And that's why it is that this morning's wake up call from my daughter is especially difficult, because it brought news that I knew would be coming, that an old friend, mentor, and member of the Greatest Generation has fallen. Don Currier, lieutenant colonel, USAF, Retired, veteran of World War II, Korea, and the Cold War, a businessman, author and teacher, who was known to many of you through his frequent columns on everything from public policy to economics in this paper for the last 40 years, has passed on. I met Don in the summer of 1968, amid the swirling politics of that time because I was dating his daughter.
NEWS
By GARY W. HOOVER Sr | October 31, 2008
With the election just days away, I hope this gets your attention. We have heard all kind of statements this election year, some true and some questionable. One thing we all can be sure of is that it has been the Republicans and Democrats that have had control of the U.S. government. And together they have made a mess. We can all take our partisan positions and blame it on the other party or we can tell the truth - both parties are responsible for the mess we now have. We have a deficit of more than $10 trillion that will be passed on to our grandchildren and congress continues to expand it. We are stuck in a war in Iraq that we should have never begun and that continues to cost us $10 billion a month.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | May 27, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. -- "They were colonial patriatos at Trenton, Lexington and Concord; "they were brother pitted against brother at Antietam and Gettysburg; "they were doughboys fighting the Huns in stinking trenches across Europe; "they were the greatest generation, sacrificing thousands of its youth, defeating fascism, which had nearly engulfed the world in darkness; "they stood lonely vigil around the world for over 40 years...
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | June 3, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.VA.-Robert M. Steptoe, a former judge and state legislator from Martinsburg, died in his home Saturday after a brief illness. He was 87. Sons Bob and Jim Steptoe said during a Saturday night telephone interview that their father was surrounded by loved ones at the time of his death. "He was very close to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren," Bob said. "Dad was very strong and very upbeat and positive to the end. " Despite keeping a busy schedule in the West Virginia Legislature and serving as a banker, lawyer and judge, Bob said his father was family-oriented.
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