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By BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | August 7, 2005
bonnieb@herald-mail.com SCOTLAND, Pa. - Franklin County Democratic Party members and supporters gathered Saturday afternoon for a picnic and Family Fun Day and to meet Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll. The event at Scotland Memorial Park attracted about 70 people. The first female lieutenant governor in Pennsylvania, Knoll travels with her dog, Boomer. Beth Shupp-George, first vice chair of the Franklin County Democratic Committee, said she did not know the number of registered Democrats in the county, but that many "got active in the last (presidential)
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NEWS
June 9, 2005
Election was a learning experience To the editor: I wanted to express my appreciation for the editorial of May 13. The money game in local politics is something many of the average residents can not afford. I know. I was a candidate for City Council who spent my own money (mostly on credit cards and savings) and found out what it takes to win an election. I learned from my mistakes and know what I need to do differently in the future. The editorial raises three important issues that every resident should consider.
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By BOB MAGINNIS | May 26, 2005
Do Washington County's local governments function in ways that are too old-fashioned to deal with modern problems? Maryland Del. Richard Weldon said that before discussing any changes, local officials should first work on the "art of conversation. " Weldon, who represents parts of Washington and Frederick counties, made his remarks on Tuesday at the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce's post-legislative session breakfast. Anyone who cares about how government works - and how their tax dollars are spent - should push local elected officials to improve how they communicate with each other.
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by John Schnebly | April 18, 2005
It's election season in Hagerstown. Several weeks ago we had the mayor and council primary elections. Soon the city's general election will follow in May. Judging from events so far, we're off to a rocky start. Unfortunately, we seem to be infected with the same political malaise that now often affects our national elections. On the one hand, we've had one candidate's supporters circulate a picture of his opponent with a certain unpopular former governor. No matter that the photo involved a very positive development for the community, the location of the University System of Maryland campus in downtown Hagerstown.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | March 8, 2005
gregs@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Election officials spent Monday reviewing security procedures and preparing for today's City of Hagerstown primary election, which will determine which candidates will compete in the May 17 general election. Republicans going to the polls Tuesday will choose one of four mayoral candidates to advance to the general election. The candidates as they will appear on the ballot are: Charlie Baker - whose given name is Roger Dean Weber; Bob Bruchey; Tony Campello; and Dick Trump.
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by DAVE McMILLION | March 4, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Eastern Panhandle lawmakers had mixed reactions Thursday to a plan to possibly allow legalization of casino-style table games in counties such as Jefferson County, saying they might support them depending on how revenues from the games are spent and how state residents are allowed to vote on the games. But there was no mincing of words from state Sen. John Unger, D-Berkeley. "I'm not participating in it. Every year I've been down here, they've been running around (promoting)
NEWS
February 22, 2005
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County Democratic Party's annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the 30 West Family Restaurant, Chambersburg. The evening, which falls in the middle of the three-week candidate nominating petition period, will include a chance to meet Democratic candidates in this year's local elections, sign their petitions and hear several presentations. For tickets and information, call Paul Politis, county vice-chairman, at 717-597-4332.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | October 30, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com Berkeley County Clerk John Small crossed the fingers on both of his hands Friday when asked whether he anticipates any problems during Tuesday's election. "I hope not," Small said. Berkeley County has been known to have problems with ballot-counting equipment in the past, so this year the regular counting machine is ready to be used and a backup also is in the courthouse, Small said. Four years ago, dawn had come and gone by the time the final ballot was counted.
NEWS
November 14, 2003
That question could dominate the next West Virginia governor's race, if Democratic candidate Joe Manchin has his way. We feel that's the wrong approach. Adding table games to the state's horse tracks, as Manchin proposes, would be a major escalation of gambling, a step that should not be taken without more study than it's likely to get in an election campaign. Manchin, West Virginia's secretary of state, this week said that the four counties that now have slot machines at their race tracks should have the opportunity to decide whether they want to add so-called table games to their offerings.
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