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By TIM ROWLAND | November 6, 2007
Hillary Clinton to America: "I'm the chick, and don't you forget it. " Nice. I was hoping, really hoping, that we might make it all the way to 2008 - the actual year of the election - before this whole presidential trampoline act broke down into strictly a male-female thingie. Heaven knows I wasn't within 10 miles of a TV set for the most recent debate, but by the sounds of it, the six male candidates spent appreciable time screaming at the female candidate. You didn't know whether she was a presidential candidate or a bank teller.
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August 16, 2007
Sunday, Aug. 19 Fair hours are 10 a.m. to midnight. · 1 p.m. - 4-H rocket launch · 1 to 3:30 p.m. - Timber sport competition, arena · 2 to 6 p.m. - Jefferson County Fair Summer Cruise-in · 5 p.m. - Kiddie tractor pull, antique tractor area · 5 p.m. - Lawn mower racing exhibition, arena · 7 p.m. - Miss Jefferson County Fair contest, stage · 7:30 p.m. - Slow tractor race,...
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by JENNIFER FITCH | October 23, 2006
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Even with the rivalry, Jackie Andrews and Ken Williams shared a few laughs Sunday afternoon before the race that determined Pennsylvania's 2006 champion in what Andrews called "a poor man's sport. " The pair and dozens of other racers donned helmets, turned the keys in their ignitions, tested the track and sent dirt flying. About five hours later, Andrews of Havre de Grace, Md., crossed the finish line, earned the state S/P circuit championship title and took her lawn mower home.
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by KATE S. ALEXANDER | September 17, 2006
MERCERSBURG, PA. - Organizers of the 20th annual Two Top Ruritan Steam and Gas Show say the three-day event is about working for the community. In the words of Two Top Ruritan Club President Ralph Daugherty, the club's 23 members "work hard for free to make money, then give it away to the needy in the community. " Like most Ruritan clubs, the Two Top charter is a fundraising organization. The annual Steam and Gas show is the highlight for the small club, but Daugherty admitted he could not recall how much the club raised with the event last year.
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By PEPPER BALLARD | October 22, 2005
Obituary, A8 A Keedysville man who ran a lawn mowing business was found dead, trapped under a lawn mower, Wednesday night at a customer's house, Washington County Sheriff's Department Cpl. Roy Harsh said. Stephen Jerome Florian, 45, of Red Hill Road, was found after 10 p.m. trapped under a Steiner lawn mower, an older model, mid-sized riding lawn mower, over a steep embankment at 18868 Keedysville Road, Harsh said. The man's wife told police she guessed the accident occurred between noon and 1 p.m. She reported Florian missing at 10:11 p.m. because he didn't show up at a school function he said he would attend.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | May 27, 2005
shappell@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Motorists are urged to wear seat belts and regularly are told that doing so could save their lives. Northern Middle School student Sarai Suarez and her family say they know all too well about the importance of the act, and the teen's account of their near tragedy has earned her a spot in a radio commercial. Washington County Hospital on Thursday hosted Trauma Recognition Day and honored four students who wrote essays about avoiding traumatic injuries.
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April 20, 2005
Man shot in foot during robbery try A 28-year-old man was shot in the foot this morning after another man allegedly tried to rob him in the 200 block of North Mulberry Street, according to a news release from the Hagerstown Police Department. Police responded to Washington County Hospital at about 12:51 a.m. to talk with the victim, who told them he was walking in the 200 block of North Mulberry Street when he was approached by an unknown man. The unknown man announced the robbery, took out a handgun and demanded money from the victim, who told the robber that he didn't have anything.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | March 9, 2005
shappell@herald-mail.com HALFWAY - Looking at David Lowry's collection of antique tractors was akin to looking at a fish out of water as his gray 1940 Ford shined in the mall lighting with a Hot Topic store and all of its teen-rock apparel in the background. The Washington County Antique Tractor Club is holding its 6th Annual Spring Show at Valley Mall this week. The items, compiled by the club's 92-family membership and including antique tractors, garden/lawn tractors and farm tools, are on display throughout the mall, said President David Lowry.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | January 17, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - Because there were three purse snatchings last week in Martinsburg - including one Thursday afternoon in which a woman's purse was taken at gunpoint - police have issued some related safety tips. Martinsburg police announced two arrests in connection with the purse snatchings. In a press release, Martinsburg Police Department Sgt. B.L. Yost advised that women carrying purses immediately should place them into their cars after leaving a store.
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by ANDREA ROWLAND | August 26, 2004
andrear@herald-mail.com The Washington County Antique Tractor Club's 12th annual Antique Tractor & Craft Show this weekend will feature Case tractors and equipment. Club President Dave Lowry expects nearly 200 tractors to be displayed at the free show Friday, Aug. 27, through Sunday, Aug. 29, at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center on Md. 65 south of Hagerstown. Visitors also will see tractor parades, races and pulls. The garden tractor pull has become an especially popular event, Lowry said.
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