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By BRIAN SHAPPELL | April 25, 2004 TRI-STATE - Martinsburg, W.Va., residents Jim Boyd and Howard Mann have been friends for about two decades. But that doesn't mean these two world-class poker players won't do anything to beat each other in a hand. "When we're away from the table, we'll have lunch or have a beer," said Boyd, a former Sharpsburg resident and a 1971 graduate of Boonsboro High School. "But when we're at the table, we're trying to bust each other. " "I don't soft-play anyone," said Mann, a 1965 graduate of Martinsburg High School.
By PAT SCHOOLEY | Special to The Herald-Mail | December 9, 2011
This is the 190th in a series of articles about the historical and architectural treasures of Washington County. See a slideshow of more historic and modern photos at     The old house stands on a bluff above Md. 56 about a mile from Big Spring, commanding the view. A large chimney rises above the gambrel roof at the rear of the original section of the building. The chimney is built of dressed stones laid in regular courses and divided into three sections by two set backs.
by DAN KAUFFMAN | July 7, 2005 If I had my druthers, I'd be in Las Vegas with 6,600 other hopeful (and soon to be tortured) souls participating in this year's World Series of Poker $10,000-buy-in no-limit Texas Hold'em main event, beginning today and running through next Friday. I can't believe I just typed the number 6,600. I jumped on the poker bandwagon early in 2003, back when no live poker tournament in history had ever had more than 700 participants and most major events drew 100 to 150 players.
April 8, 2012
Sentinel Capital Solutions Inc. Hagerstown's first locally managed mutual fund has been open for two months. The SCS Tactical Allocation Mutual Fund, or SCSGX, is managed by Cort Meinelschmidt of Sentinel Capital Solutions Inc. and offers investors marketwide diversification in one package. For a prospectus or for more information on making the fund part of your portfolio, contact Meinelschmidt at 301-665-9038, send an email to or go to
August 25, 1998
In June, West Virginia's legislature established a Gaming Subcommittee to study what has become a major industry in the state. The study isn't done yet, but some disturbing facts have turned up, facts which should give pause to those who see gambling as a source of worry-free money. How big is gambling in West Virginia? In July, committee members learned that legalized video slots provide a gross income of $131 million per year. They also heard an estimate that the state has 15,000 to 30,000 "gray" video poker machines.
March 13, 2013
The inaugural Hollywood Poker Open (HPO) is coming to the Mid-Atlantic. Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in Charles Town, W.Va., will host the only HPO regional tournament in the East from Thursday, March 21 through Monday, April 1. The action culminates with the main event on Thursday, March 28, through April 1. The top finisher walks away with first place cash and a $2,500 seat in the $500,000 Guaranteed HPO Championship at the M Resort in...
August 2, 2006
SMITHSBURG - The Smithsburg Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a Harley-Davidson raffle. Tickets cost $20 each. The drawing will be Saturday, Aug. 26, the same day as the Poker Run. The motorcycle event starts at 10 a.m. at the carnival grounds at the Smithsburg Volunteer Fire Co., according to Phil Rohrer, fire company president. The drawing will be at the end of the ride. Poker Run entry fees are sold separately. The top prize is a 2006 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softtail. Second prize is a Harley gun safe, and third prize is a Ruger Red Label 12-gauge over/under shotgun.
June 1, 2005
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Joint Veterans Council will meet at 7 p.m. today, at Marine Corps League, Landis-McCleaf Detachment, 450 Grant St. For information, call Dennis Schmaltz at 1-717-264-8525. CPR class at Halfway The Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway will host an adult, child and infant CPR class at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 2. The class is approved for day-care providers. The cost is $32. To register, call 301-573-1034 and ask for Alan or stop by the fire station at 11114 Lincoln Ave., Hagerstown.
March 11, 2001
First count of W.Va. gray machines released A count of so-called "gray machines" in West Virginia shows there are 498 of the gambling machines in Berkeley County, according to Gov. Bob Wise's office. The count is continuing, officials said. In Jefferson County, 156 have been counted and in Morgan County, there are 92, according to the count. Statewide, 12,118 of the machines have been found, according to the governor's office. Wise had asked the West Virginia State Police to count the number of video-poker machines in the state as part of his plan to restrict and regulate the games.
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