September 11, 1997
By RON SOMERS Staff Writer The co-pilot stepped off Jeff Gordon's private Lear jet Thursday at Washington County Regional Airport, looked at the group of a dozen people waiting on the ramp and said, "Good afternoon. Are you waiting for somebody?" Everyone chuckled. Just then, Gordon stepped off the plane, followed by his wife, Brooke. Gordon, the 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup points champion and current points leader, looked the same as he looks on TV in victory lane after winning a race - cool and confident.
February 21, 2005
TRI-STATE firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com No. 8, No. 24 and No. 20. Tri-State area residents were making their picks on Saturday, not for bingo but for who will win today's Daytona 500 - an entirely different kind of gamble. Asked which driver they favored, residents often answered Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon or Tony Stewart. No one mentioned pole sitter Dale Jarrett and one person picked a driver who isn't racing today - because he's retired.
June 16, 1997
By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer NASCAR fans lined up for a high-octane test drive in a show car simulating Jeff Gordon's No. 24 at Hoffman Chevrolet Monday afternoon. Engines roared, tires screeched and cars crashed, but no one was hurt. The "drivers," young and old, were playing a video game, Daytona USA, inside a former Chevrolet NASCAR race car detailed to look like Gordon's Dupont Chevrolet. "You get to sit in Jeff Gordon's car...It's cool," said Jeff Jones, who had his picture taken with fellow NASCAR fan Lori Shoemaker outside the car. Tammy Whisner wore her Jeff Gordon T-shirt and brought her children Cody, 6, and Amanda, 9. "It's really neat," Whisner.
January 31, 1999
By BRENDAN KIRBY / Staff Writer photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer Ray Grimm is a die-hard Dale Earnhardt fan. His wife loves Jeff Gordon, the NASCAR driver who has supplanted Earnhardt atop the auto racing world. [cont. from front page ] It could be a recipe for a minor civil war, but when the green flag flies at next month's Daytona 500, Grimm will unabashedly, enthusiastically root for Gordon. The reason's simple: He's got $1 million riding on it, thanks to a tobacco company's contest.
October 21, 1998
"We're very tired if hearing about Sue Tuckwell. You are definitely showing a bias towards her. There are other excellent candidates in the race. " "Hey Redskins fans - where are ya?" "This is to the Cleveland Browns fan who busted on Trav Ruppert for hanging up on Donald Schaefer. I can't imagine why Trav Ruppert wouldn't hang up on Donald Schaefer and I certainly hope that Cleveland's expansion team is just as good as the last one they sold to us. " "Good evening Mail Call.
February 15, 1999
Ray Grimm returned home Monday thrilled at winning the "Winston No Bull 5" auto racing contest, but not quite a millionaire. [cont. from front page ] Grimm said he and the other four contestants in the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. contest agreed before Sunday's Daytona 500 to share some of the winnings if one of the contestants won the $1 million pot. Five fans, who were randomly selected from entry blanks, were paired with the top five NASCAR drivers from last year's race at Talladega, Ala., for a chance to win $1 million.
April 9, 2013
Peggy Kelly Fox, 59, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away on Friday, April 5, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown. Born Jan. 8, 1954, in Hagerstown, to the late Martin “Bruzz” Jr. and Bettie Jane Jones Kelly. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Allen Fox, in 2010. She was a 1972 graduate of South Hagerstown High School. She was employed by Berwick Offray Hagerstown for the last 39 years and an independent contractor for The Herald-Mail. She enjoyed sewing blankets for friends and also bake and decorate cakes.
March 12, 2002
"Driving fast and turning left are all that's left because, Realistically that's all one ever does. " - The Austin Lounge Lizards I am sitting here wearing my No. 88 UPS Dale Jarrett hat, smoking a Winston and drawing up plans to have my headphones hardwired to pit row. In his honor, I'm thinking about having Old Copper's engine re-bored to 4.125 with a 3.340-inch stroke - trouble on a six-cylinder maybe, so I might just have to drop...