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July 7, 2013
On June 3, Potomac Computers awarded a refurbished laptop with a one-year warranty to a teacher-nominated Washington County college-bound student. Brandon L. Barnhart of Williamsport High School was chosen from multiple countywide nominations based on his academic achievement, as well as other factors. Brandon was in the first graduating class of the AVID, or Advancement Via Individual Determination, program. The program enforces strict academic discipline and requires committing to a rigorous college-prep sequence of courses.
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September 13, 2002
laurae@herald-mail.com Someone broke into Del. Sue Hecht's state Senate campaign headquarters overnight Wednesday and stole a laptop computer containing privileged information about her supporters. Even before Hecht's campaign issued a press release about the break-in, her opponent called on anyone with knowledge about the crime to immediately turn it over to police. "Anyone who broke into Sue Hecht's headquarters not only committed a crime, but they also committed an assault on democracy.
NEWS
September 15, 2008
THOMPSON, Pa. - A laptop and digital camera were stolen last week from a home on Heavenly Acres Road in Thompson Township, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release. The Dell 1500 laptop and Kodak digital camera were taken Wednesday or Thursday, police said. Anyone with information may contact Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg at 717-485-3131.
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by KAREN HANNA | November 28, 2005
HAGERSTOWN karenh@herald-mail.com Dog-eared copies of "Huckleberry Finn" and Teen People magazine are not the only resources available to holders of a high school library card anymore. At South Hagerstown High School, students have begun taking advantage of a pilot program that allows them to borrow laptop computers overnight. Several students have taken home computers through the program, which began a few days ago, library media specialist Dave Williams said Wednesday.
NEWS
June 12, 2008
Glasses left with Greencastle Police GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A pair of prescription glasses were turned in June 11 to the Greencastle Police Department, the department said in a news release. The glasses fell from a passing car in the first block of West Baltimore Street at about 10 a.m. and were recovered by a passer-by, police said. The owner may claim the glasses at the Greencastle Police Department. Frederick County Sheriff's Department seek laptop thief FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick County Sheriff's Department is searching for a man caught on camera stealing a laptop computer May 23 from the Wal-Mart on Guilford Drive in Frederick, the department said in a news release.
NEWS
December 4, 2005
Tips for relaxing and leaving work behind on vacation or at holiday time: · Try to finish all work before taking off. Fill out timecards. Tie up loose ends. · Leave the cell phone at home, but let the office know how you can be located in an emergency. Make clear to bosses, co-workers and assistants that you are to be contacted only if it is urgent. · Leave the laptop at home unless it's absolutely necessary. · If you take the laptop, check e-mail only once a day. · If you must squeeze in some work, limit it to an hour or two and stick to it. · Set e-mail and voice mail at work to notify people you are on vacation and offer a contact at your office who can handle their request or problem.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | June 2, 2006
An urn reported stolen from a Hagerstown woman's home in April was returned to her Tuesday after a Hagerstown Police Department detective found it hidden under some branches near railroad tracks in City Park. Detective Jason Ackerman said an anonymous tip led him to the urn, which still contained the cremated remains of Joyce Rhodes' daughter, Tina Hawn Cafferio. No charges have been filed, he said. Rhodes reported that the urn, a laptop and some keys were stolen from her apartment in the 200 block of Summit Avenue in early April.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | May 9, 2011
For three hours Monday, taxpayers grilled the Tuscarora School Board in sometimes heated debate about why some expenditures were considered when nine teachers faced job cuts. A number of taxpayers spoke out against the need for laptop computers for high school freshmen when teachers are facing the budget ax in order to balance the district budget. “Why do we need to provide every student with a laptop when we’re talking about cutting teaching positions?” asked James Buchanan High School 11th-grader Kevin McIntyre.
NEWS
February 18, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Berkeley County man was arraigned on one felony count of child pornography Wednesday in magistrate court following an investigation of a sexual abuse complaint by West Virginia State Police, according to court records. Troy Gene Shelby, aka Mario Colangelo, 38, was in Eastern Regional Jail Wednesday night after being arraigned by Magistrate Sandra L. Miller, who set a $25,000 bond for the defendant. State police allegedly found 16 video files on an external hard drive in Shelby's possession that contained suspected child pornography and another 200 "suspect" graphic files that also contained child pornography, according to a complaint filed by Sgt. D.E. Boober.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | April 13, 2006
Most of the time, Joyce Rhodes' daughter stayed in the living room. When her birthday came, Rhodes would light a candle and place it upon the coffee table beside her. Sometimes, Rhodes took her daughter to another room, but only when she needed company. Tina Hawn Cafferio is dead, but Rhodes kept her memory alive. Looking upon a marble urn that held her daughter's cremated remains "was like having her with me," Rhodes said Tuesday, as her eyes filled with tears. On April 5, someone stole the urn, a laptop that contained pictures of Cafferio's four children and some keys from Rhodes' apartment in the 200 block of Summit Avenue.
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July 7, 2013
On June 3, Potomac Computers awarded a refurbished laptop with a one-year warranty to a teacher-nominated Washington County college-bound student. Brandon L. Barnhart of Williamsport High School was chosen from multiple countywide nominations based on his academic achievement, as well as other factors. Brandon was in the first graduating class of the AVID, or Advancement Via Individual Determination, program. The program enforces strict academic discipline and requires committing to a rigorous college-prep sequence of courses.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | June 13, 2011
The Tuscarora School Board has approved a three-year lease with Apple for Macintosh laptops to be used by ninth-graders in the classroom and at home. The board was split on the matter in April and reached a 5-4 decision Monday after 90 minutes of discussion. Board documents state the lease will not exceed $74,000 a year. Board member Larry Funk said he had concerns about the initiative until he saw a “top-notch” math program in use. He said students can work at their own level on the computers.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | May 9, 2011
For three hours Monday, taxpayers grilled the Tuscarora School Board in sometimes heated debate about why some expenditures were considered when nine teachers faced job cuts. A number of taxpayers spoke out against the need for laptop computers for high school freshmen when teachers are facing the budget ax in order to balance the district budget. “Why do we need to provide every student with a laptop when we’re talking about cutting teaching positions?” asked James Buchanan High School 11th-grader Kevin McIntyre.
NEWS
February 14, 2011
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded Washington County Public Schools a $30,000 grant for Hancock High School’s laptop initiative. The receipt of the grant was announced in a release from U.S. Sens. Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski, both D-Md. As part of the initiative, 36 teachers and 167 students at Hancock High School will receive individual laptops to be used in the classroom and at home, the release said. The initiative aims to teach students advanced technology skills so they will be better prepared for college and the work force.
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By HEATHER KEELS | November 27, 2009
o View the slideshow HAGERSTOWN - At 4:30 a.m. Friday, when most of Hagerstown was quiet and dark, a river of headlights flowed down Garland Groh Boulevard as coffee-fueled Black Friday shoppers rushed to be among the first to enter stores. Yet those early risers were latecomers compared to Riggs Leach, 57, of York, Pa., who had been camped out in front of the Hager's Crossing Best Buy with relatives since 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving day to ensure he'd get a sale-priced laptop.
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By CHRISTINE BRUN / Creators Syndicate | August 14, 2009
There isn't a person in America who is not somehow affected by the wild ride we are on at the moment. The economic troubles are worldwide and so it is not surprising that we all feel some degree of pain right now. With underemployment, unemployment and worry over the possibility of being laid off, the tension is palpable, and if there were some sort of Geiger counter for stress, it would be beeping off the charts right now. Most homes in the...
NEWS
February 18, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Berkeley County man was arraigned on one felony count of child pornography Wednesday in magistrate court following an investigation of a sexual abuse complaint by West Virginia State Police, according to court records. Troy Gene Shelby, aka Mario Colangelo, 38, was in Eastern Regional Jail Wednesday night after being arraigned by Magistrate Sandra L. Miller, who set a $25,000 bond for the defendant. State police allegedly found 16 video files on an external hard drive in Shelby's possession that contained suspected child pornography and another 200 "suspect" graphic files that also contained child pornography, according to a complaint filed by Sgt. D.E. Boober.
NEWS
September 15, 2008
THOMPSON, Pa. - A laptop and digital camera were stolen last week from a home on Heavenly Acres Road in Thompson Township, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release. The Dell 1500 laptop and Kodak digital camera were taken Wednesday or Thursday, police said. Anyone with information may contact Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg at 717-485-3131.
NEWS
June 12, 2008
Glasses left with Greencastle Police GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A pair of prescription glasses were turned in June 11 to the Greencastle Police Department, the department said in a news release. The glasses fell from a passing car in the first block of West Baltimore Street at about 10 a.m. and were recovered by a passer-by, police said. The owner may claim the glasses at the Greencastle Police Department. Frederick County Sheriff's Department seek laptop thief FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick County Sheriff's Department is searching for a man caught on camera stealing a laptop computer May 23 from the Wal-Mart on Guilford Drive in Frederick, the department said in a news release.
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