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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | July 10, 2005
HAGERSTOWN waynesboro@herald-mail.com A bookie betting on the Mid-Atlantic Cycling Championship bicycle races Saturday morning could have made a bundle if he listened to Joseph Jefferson predict the outcome of the women's elite race. Cody Andrews of Burke, Va., had broken out of the pack of women racers early in the 25-lap race over the 0.6-mile-long course. She was holding a 12-second lead by the eighth lap and seemed, to any novice on the sidelines, that she was a shoo-in to win. "She's a favorite, but I don't think she can win," Jefferson said as he eyed the pack coming up behind her. "The favorites are still in the pack.
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By Bob Maginnis | August 7, 2005
A citizen group's effort to raise millions for a new stadium at North Hagerstown High School is one of those public-private partnerships that everyone in public office seems to value so much, at least when they're running for election. So why did this project cause so much contention this past Tuesday? The short answer is that some members of the Washington County Board of Education seem to have forgotten who funds their budget - and how well the school system has been treated lately, financially speaking.
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by BOB PARASILITI | November 15, 2005
Victories are like people. They come in all shapes and sizes. They can be public or private. And each is special in its own way. While people vary, though, there are only two types of victories in sports - quantity and quality. Quantity victories are the ones that get the most ink. They are the scores, the records, the points and the yardage. There are rankings, polls and odds. There are the numerical chases for cups, records and history. They are the wins remembered for days, weeks and years around water coolers and at corner bars.
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November 23, 2008
When Mike Callas publically announced he would be the honorary campaign chairman for the stadium project in May 2004, he told the committee "perseverance overcomes everything. " This quote is on the plaque below the bust of Mike in front of the North Hagerstown High School stadium. In 2004, the stadium committee did not fully appreciate the wisdom of his words. We do now. As a member of the Mike Callas Stadium committee and its former chairman, I would like to provide a different perspective than what has recently been reported and editorialized on in The Herald-Mail.
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July 23, 2007
The Washington County Sports Hall of Fame presented civic awards at its 21st annual awards banquet Saturday night at the Clarion Inn on Dual Highway in Hagerstown. The recipients were: Volunteer of the Year The Mike Callas Stadium at North High Committee The Mike Callas Stadium at North High Committee was organized in the winter of 2002, although groundwork for this undertaking began many years before. The committee operates as a part of the North Hagerstown Athletic Boosters Club.
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November 22, 2000
Holiday house tour: The homes see also: Holiday house tour 1. 425 Potomac St., Hagerstown Home of Ginger and David Pembroke This Queen-Anne-style house with Second Empire and Colonial influences was built around 1880. It is part of a historic district. The Pembrokes have redone the entire house. The projects they're undertaking now are re-establishing the front sidewalk, converting a small closet under the main stairway into a powder room and doing the landscaping.
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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | September 5, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Craig Paving Inc. will build a track that could be sanctioned for college-level events at North Hagerstown High School, Washington County Public Schools Deputy Superintendent Boyd Michael announced Thursday. The track will be built to specifications that would allow it to be used for college-level events. The agreement was announced hours before the Washington County Board of Education was scheduled to consider bids from another company to repair the track. At $310,360, Craig Paving's contract to build the track is less than half the amount that Finley Asphalt & Sealing bid for the project.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | June 9, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - More than 19 months since the first football game was played at Mike Callas Stadium, the track that circles the field has yet to be used. Washington County Board of Education members say progress is being made but are not releasing details about problems with the track at North Hagerstown High School. Board Member William H. Staley said the track does not "meet the specifications that were originally planned. " Board Vice President Donna Brightman said students have not used the track at Mike Callas Stadium, and that it is "not in a condition for use. " "The state of the track is not in a finished condition and certainly could not be used," Brightman said.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | August 29, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Building an NCAA-approved track at North Hagerstown High School could cost more than $850,000 - $100,000 more than previous estimates. Finley Asphalt & Sealing of Manassas Park, Va., submitted a bid of $773,630 to build a high school track, and $855,194 for a more advanced track. The higher price would buy a track that could be approved for NCAA events. Finley Asphalt & Sealing was the only company to bid on the work. The bids include tearing up portions of the existing track and building a new one. They also include the possibility of spending another $105,000 to replace a perimeter trench drain, or receiving a $30,000 credit if stone base already in the track can be used.
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by JIM BROWN | December 24, 2006
A thank you to those who contributed to the North Hagerstown High School Stadium project. Greg Slick: For keeping the dream alive. Robert "Bo" Myers, Principal: For organizing a winning team. Valerie Novak, Principal: For working with the stadium through the building process. John Williamson and Rick Hill: For serving as chairmen of the stadium committee and for providing outstanding leadership. Your guidance has led to the successful completion of the Mike Callas Stadium.
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