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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | June 15, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - At the peak of her career, Jerrica Hargett might become famous for her tea cakes or fruit tarts. But it was her skill at putting together a meal that won her a spot in the 2008 Best Teen Chef championship. Hargett, 18, of Hagerstown, was one of 31 regional winners from the United States and Canada competing last month in Las Vegas. For the finals, each prepared stuffed pork bundles, sautéed peppers with olive oil and capers, and orechietti pasta with artichokes.
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January 25, 2008
LAS VEGAS (AP) ? A fire on the roof of the Monte Carlo hotel-casino forced guests and gamblers to flee and sent a plume of smoke above the Las Vegas Strip before easing about an hour later, hotel officials said. No major injuries were reported, said Clark County spokesman Eric Pappa. The fire, which was reported around 11 a.m., halted gambling at the casino as it spread from the center of the building across the roof. Fiery debris fell to the street below, and orange flames lapped at the casino's script sign.
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by DAVE McMILLION | January 26, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Shepherdstown, W.Va., resident and Miss West Virginia Tiffany Lawrence has settled into Las Vegas for her bid to win the 2007 Miss America Pageant, and she has the support of local residents in the Eastern Panhandle as well as at the competition. The blond-haired Lawrence, who is known for her smarts as well as her beauty, will compete with women from across the U.S. in the pageant which airs live beginning at 8 p.m. Monday on the CMT television channel. Local residents are excited at Lawrence's bid for the Miss America crown and are hoping she will show off some of her unique interests during the contest, such as her political aspirations.
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by ERIN JULIUS | December 12, 2006
FAIRPLAY - Brenda Eyler is not your typical suburban mom. In November, the Fairplay native belted out a Gospel tune on stage at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. She performed as part of the USA World Showcase that will air Jan. 8, 2007, on PAX TV. Viewers can go online and vote for their favorite performer. The winner returns to Las Vegas and has the chance to win $50,000. The 38-year-old mother of two chose to sing "The Shadow of the Cross," for the showcase because she started singing in church.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | December 10, 2006
To many people, a siren means "Attention! Watch out!" But Scott Cawood's siren is another sort - a voluptuous, seductive woman. Sirens are women who use their sexual attractiveness to lure men. Cawood, the Sharpsburg-area metal artist featured in The Herald-Mail's Oct. 22 Gallery page, designed the elaborate siren that decorates a high-end motorcycle created by Metropolitan Choppers in Frederick, Md. The bike was commissioned by Treasure...
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By DON AINES | January 29, 2006
chambersburg@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - As she worked on a plywood panel mounted with circuits, switches, outlets and fixtures, Audra Stone was asked if she expected to win the electrical competition - and a trip to Las Vegas - at Saturday's 2006 Associated Builders and Contractors Local Skills Olympics. "No. He will," Stone said, pointing to Morris Schenk, who was relaxing in the hallway. Schenk won it as a third-year student in 2005, but stepped aside to let the second-place student take the trip to the national competition, another student said.
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December 14, 2004
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Barry Manilow, famous for songs such as "Mandy" and "Copacabana," has signed a long-term deal to perform at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel-casino. Manilow will perform five nights a week for 24 weeks through 2005 and into 2006, executives announced Tuesday. The 90-minute show premieres Feb. 24 and is called "Manilow: Music and Passion. " Executives declined to discuss contract details. Manilow said at a news conference that playing Las Vegas made perfect sense after he made the decision to stop touring.
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by SCOTT BUTKI | April 30, 2004
scottb@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Fresh from being honored at a state convention, three student government leaders at North Hagerstown High School are getting ready to go to the National Association of Student Councils Annual Convention in Las Vegas in late June. "It is going to be fun networking with students across the county," said Brian Williamson, the student representative on the Washington County Board of Education. The students traveling to Las Vegas, who are juniors, are: Williamson, 17, who is the school's Student Government Association parliamentarian.
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February 14, 2004
The place was Long Beach, Calif. The date was Oct. 21, 1970. Kitty Litchfield, 23, went next door for breakfast to the apartment of her boyfriend of almost three years. Kitty and Patrick were making plans for the day, and Will Koepping, Patrick's boyhood pal, stopped by. Discharged from the army the day before, he had celebrated a little too much on the plane coming home and was drunk. "Or as he likes to tell it, he wasn't as drunk as he pretended to be," according to Kitty Koepping, who never had met him before.
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by DON AINES | December 10, 2003
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The family of a Greencastle, Pa., woman whose body was found Nov. 1 along a desert road outside Las Vegas hopes someone has information about her missing car that could be a pivotal clue in the investigation. The body of 25-year-old Joselyn Rose Sheeder of 815 Buchanan Trail East was discovered by a passer-by in a rural area of Clark County, Nev., according to the coroner's office. A spokeswoman for the coroner's office said Monday that the cause of death is pending, but the office's Web site listed it as a homicide.
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