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Chad Smith | August 24, 2012
With time being a commodity these days, trying to create time for fitness can seem like a difficult task. Add not really knowing what to do, and the dream of fitness can feel completely out of reach. Walking into a big box gym with a dazzling array of machines and cardio equipment, a newcomer might wonder where the heck do I start? The good news is that just walking in and getting on any piece of equipment is better than what you were doing. The better news is I'm going to share my 3 favorite cardio trainers to get you the best results in the least amount of time.
OPINION
By TIM ROWLAND | timr@herald-mail.com | June 20, 2012
I like to think that my vast surplus of brain energy simply overwhelms lesser machines. That's why every electronic or mechanical device I touch breaks. This is the only explanation that fits. My prodigious brain waves crowd out computer code, operating signals and electronic impulses emanating from a Dr. Suess array of widgets, blidgets, capacitors, dabnapators, transistors and wanflistors, What chance does, say, the remote handset of a telephone have of receiving messages from its base station when the room is jammed by my thunderous thoughts?
NEWS
by TIM ROWLAND | December 4, 2003
Great news on the Washington County gambling front. Tips are no longer confined to jars. They have broken the shackles of the fishbowl, and are now being dispensed by machines at a retail outlet near you. That's right, if you found it to be too much effort to wag your finger at a barmaid and then wait an interminable number of seconds while she ambled over with a jar of paper tips for you to peel apart, your suffering is at an end. Now...
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION, Charles Town | April 20, 1999
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A new line of video lottery machines being introduced at Charles Town Races can offer hundreds of thousands of dollars in jackpots by pooling a certain amount of the money wagered on the games. [cont. from news page ] Referred to as "progressive" video lottery machines, track officials turned on the first 16 of 50 machines on April 13. By Saturday, the track had its first jackpot winner when Becky Wagner of Mt. Airy, Md., won a $3,088 jackpot, according to track officials.
NEWS
November 8, 2000
3 machines later, votes tabulated By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - It took nearly 12 hours and three vote-counting machines, but Berkeley County finally finished tabulating Tuesday's General Election results at about 6:50 a.m. Wednesday. continued In a series of events that officials could only attribute to bad karma or a nearly full moon, one machine broke, its backup failed, and a third machine borrowed from Jefferson County - which had worked just fine there - worked in Berkeley County only when a special button was held down as the punch cards were fed through.
NEWS
December 14, 2000
Berkeley County delays payment on machines By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The national election may be over, but the aftermath of the election in Berkeley County lingers. The Berkeley County Commissioners Thursday held up payment to the company that rented the county vote counting machines that malfunctioned on election night. The commissioners had to borrow machinery from Jefferson County to complete the count of ballots 12 hours after the polls closed.
NEWS
March 9, 2001
Businesses pay fines after gray machines confiscated By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Three Berkeley County, W.Va., businesses paid $250 each in fines after 10 so-called "gray machines" were confiscated late last year along with $4,909 in cash from the machines, a state official said Thursday. The Alcohol Beverage Control Administration confiscated four machines in a Dec. 6 raid at Woody's Market on U.S. 11, said Ron Moats, director of operations for the ABCA.
NEWS
January 18, 2001
Wise wants to tax 'grey' machines By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise said Wednesday he either wants to tax the so-called "gray machines" in the state and restrict the number allowed or enforce the law against using them for gambling. "We should either regulate them, reduce them and restrict them and tax them or we're going to take them out," he said during a press conference at Shepherd College. Wise said his first choice would be to restrict and tax the machines and he will propose legislation to do that.
NEWS
by LAURA ERNDE | November 30, 2003
laurae@herald-mail.com Patrons at Old Orchard Liquors can feed up to $20 at a time into the store's new vending machine. But what they get in return isn't a soft drink or laundry soap. They get tip jar tickets for $1 apiece. Tip jar ticket dispensing machines are a relatively new phenomenon in the world of Washington County gambling, which has long embraced the raffle-like tip jar game. While the machines are efficient, they have yet to catch on with vendors and players, many of whom prefer to buy their chances from a bartender or store clerk, said Daniel DiVito, director of the Washington County Gaming Commission.
NEWS
By CLYDE FORD | July 21, 1998
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Gamblers bet nearly $269 million at video lottery machines at Charles Town Races in the fiscal year that ended June 30, West Virginia Lottery officials said Monday. Nearly 92 percent, or $247 million, went back to players as winnings on the machines. But the real winners were Charles Town Races, the West Virginia Lottery, the Jefferson County Commission, and fire and rescue volunteers. --cont from front page -- "It will be a tremendous amount of assistance," said Henry Christie, president of the Jefferson County Fire and Rescue Association.
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By KAREN MAWDSLEY | kmawdsley@schurz.com | July 7, 2013
Washington County Public Schools and the county's Community Action Council have embarked on a new initiative to expand their summer meal programs by piloting a food truck known as the Meal Machine. The truck provides free lunch Monday through Friday in Hagerstown to those up to 18 years old at two locations through Aug. 9. The truck stops at the Cortland Manor Community Building from 11 to 11:30 a.m. and at Otterbein United Methodist Church from noon to 12:35 p.m.  Summer programs such as the Meal Machine are designed to complement the free and reduced-price lunches and breakfasts public schools offer during the school year.
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OPINION
By TIM ROWLAND | April 27, 2013
Economist Paul Krugman has questioned whether the economic malaise of the last five years could correctly be labeled as “the Excel Depression.” The short version of this theory is that a spreadsheet coding error led a couple of respected economists to inaccurately conclude that there is a threshold at which growing public debt will take down an economy. Subsequent economists discovered the bug and ran the data again and discovered that this so-called tipping point in fact does not exist.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | April 22, 2013
Motorists charged with driving under the influence are entitled to have the state provide downloadable data that shows the working history of the breath machine used on them, according to a West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals opinion filed Monday. “Any citizen arrested for DUI that submits to the breath machine shall now have meaningful access to their biggest accuser, the breath machine,” said defense attorney Harley O. Wagner, who successfully argued for the right to obtain the evidence.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | April 20, 2013
Many standing more than 25 feet tall, massive rolls of paper by the dozen are stacked neatly toward the rear of National Golden Tissue's manufacturing plant in Hagerstown. Those rolls - purchased and shipped in from places such as Maine, Wisconsin and the Carolinas - cost the paper product manufacturer about $10 million each year, according to President and Chief Operating Officer Randy Suliga. Those upfront costs could be cut by 20 to 30 percent by producing the paper locally, thus eliminating the expensive shipping costs, he said.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | March 10, 2013
Antonio Jenifer lives a life of extremes as a member of the Hagerstown Community College men's basketball team. His existence falls somewhere between being the Incredible Hulk and Kermit the Frog. There are times when the long and lean 6-foot-8 forward is supposed to turn into the Hawks' superhero and tear opponents to shreds. And other times, well, it's not easy being green. Jenifer ran the whole gamut of emotions and identities on Saturday during HCC's 93-84 victory over ASA College for the NJCAA District 3 title and a ticket to next week's 24-team national tournament.
NEWS
November 13, 2012
Hydrant flushing in Hagerstown, which began Tuesday, Nov. 6, will continue through Monday, Nov. 19, in the area along Pennsylvania Avenue north of Orchard Hill, Northridge subdivision, the Hagerstown Airport and Industry Drive. The city asks water customers in those areas, especially those using automatic washing machines, to frequently check their water supply for discolored water which may occur because of this work.
NEWS
September 28, 2012
Hydrant flushing in Hagerstown will begin Wednesday and continue through Oct. 9 in the areas bordering and including Spring Valley, Paramount, Paramount Manor and Hunter Hill. Water customers in these areas, especially those using automatic washing machines, are cautioned to continually check their water supply for discolored water that may occur because of this work.
NEWS
Chad Smith | August 24, 2012
With time being a commodity these days, trying to create time for fitness can seem like a difficult task. Add not really knowing what to do, and the dream of fitness can feel completely out of reach. Walking into a big box gym with a dazzling array of machines and cardio equipment, a newcomer might wonder where the heck do I start? The good news is that just walking in and getting on any piece of equipment is better than what you were doing. The better news is I'm going to share my 3 favorite cardio trainers to get you the best results in the least amount of time.
OPINION
By TIM ROWLAND | timr@herald-mail.com | June 20, 2012
I like to think that my vast surplus of brain energy simply overwhelms lesser machines. That's why every electronic or mechanical device I touch breaks. This is the only explanation that fits. My prodigious brain waves crowd out computer code, operating signals and electronic impulses emanating from a Dr. Suess array of widgets, blidgets, capacitors, dabnapators, transistors and wanflistors, What chance does, say, the remote handset of a telephone have of receiving messages from its base station when the room is jammed by my thunderous thoughts?
NEWS
April 22, 2012
Approximately $300 was stolen from three vending machines that were damaged in the Chambersburg area between Friday and Saturday morning, according to a news release from the  Pennsylvania State Police. The vending machines were at 3506 Airport Road and 4349 Letterkenny Road, state police said. Approximately $100 was stolen from each of the three damaged vending machines, state police said. The victims listed on the news release were Chambersburg Skydiving Center, Salem United Brethren Church, Pepsi and Coke.
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