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by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | April 3, 2005
bonnieb@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Looking dapper in a dress shirt, tie and shiny black shoes, Jake Watson, 6, chatted easily with a visitor Saturday at the 47th annual Turkey 'n' Stuff dinner. Jake wasn't able to eat much of the traditional turkey dinner because, like many 6-year-olds, he is missing too many teeth. But, he reported, "I ate a cupcake. I only had the icing. " The Sabillasville (Md.) Elementary School kindergartner said that he likes school "because you learn a lot. " When the family was finished eating, Jake's father put him into his blue wheelchair with "JAKE" emblazoned on the seat back, and he wheeled himself around while small lights on the front wheels of the chair flashed.
NEWS
July 12, 2011
A Washington County Circuit Court judge Tuesday sentenced a woman with a previous narcotics-distribution conviction to seven years in prison after she pleaded guilty to distribution of crack cocaine. "You could be a poster child here today for the devastation that drug abuse" causes individuals and families, Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. told Trina Elizabeth Earl, 50, of Hagerstown. He sentenced her to 15 years, but suspended eight years of the sentence. "I lost my home and all my possessions.
NEWS
BY LAURA ERNDE | March 4, 2002
ANNAPOLIS - Del. Sue Hecht, R-Frederick/Washington, hasn't yet declared her intention to run for the Senate, but her campaign manager fired a shot last week at would-be opponent Sen. Alex X. Mooney. Sue Tuckwell said a letter Mooney wrote in January to fire and rescue groups was hypocritical. After voting against a car registration surcharge last year to raise money for a fire and rescue services fund, Mooney's letter asks rescue volunteers to help stop Gov. Parris Glendening from raiding from their fund to balance the budget.
NEWS
November 19, 1998
Editors note : This is the first in an occasional series. From time to time, The Herald-Mail will check in on Angie Rowe as she wages her battle against nicotine. By LAURA ERNDE / Staff Writer photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer Angie Rowe had imagined what her last cigarette would be like. She would kick back in her recliner with the television remote control and an ashtray, quietly enjoying a Virginia Slims menthol.
NEWS
March 9, 2001
Duo sparks C'burg's run By DAN SPEARS dans@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg boys basketball coach Shawn Shreffler doesn't think he's a genius for inserting juniors Nate Wingerd and Danley Shank into the starting lineup right before the Trojans took off for a District 3 championship. Just a copycat. "We had just got to the point ... that we had to make a change," Shreffler said. "In our summer league, we played a team from Rockville - Magruder (who's currently undefeated and in the Class 4A semifinals)
NEWS
by DON AINES | May 14, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com "Reprehensible," "evil," "monster" and "rapist" were some of the words used to describe Douglas Paul Wingert by his own defense attorney, who argued in Franklin County Court that his client was guilty of several crimes, but not attempted rape. The 39-year-old Harrisburg, Pa., man on Thursday was found guilty of trying to rape a 21-year-old teacher and related charges of terroristic threats, unlawful restraint, simple assault and indecent assault.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | May 2, 2006
Legends don't happen by accident. And yet, there is no real plan to becoming immortal, either. Still, you have to wonder how a legend gets his start. Do you apply for the gig? If so, where? I mean, how big was Paul Bunyan before he got the blue ox? The same might be said about Tom Cruise before he met Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes, though. Did Babe Ruth actually eat all those hot dogs at once or is 714 his Hormel record instead of his homer mark? It seems legends are built off two factors.
OPINION
January 22, 2011
Hello Washington County, I'm feeling a bit blue today.  Early in the week of January 3, I submitted an article for publication to The Herald-Mail.   The point of that article, besides a little history about the Battle of Antietam, was my vow and a vow for each of you, to settle our differences in a bloodless manner.  Lo' and behold, at the end of that same week a deranged (my opinion and I hope it becomes a fact) young man tried to settle some as yet unspecified grievance with a gun.   The net result of that action, at the time I am writing this article, is six Americans dead, another 12 wounded and a state turned upside down.
NEWS
October 28, 2002
By KEVIN CLAPP kevinc@herald-mail.com Mackenzie Phillips is not the poster child for boring, bland childhood. After all, you can't become the focus of an "E! True Hollywood Story" without the sordid detail or two. Which is one of the reasons why the actress embraced her role in "Same Time Next Year," which comes to The Maryland Theatre Wednesday, Oct. 30. "When we meet Doris she's in her 20s, a very naive, innocent woman in the '50s and that's certainly not my experience," Phillips, a child-star in the late '70s/early '80s sitcom "One Day at a Time," says.
NEWS
BY BOB PARASILITI | May 21, 2002
An old adage seems to keep following me. It's "Those who can't do, -----. " In my case, the blank is filled with "write. " That's a saying which I've heard easily tailored to other professions - like, "Those who can't do, (either) teach, coach or sue. " Recently, I was reminded of how much I can't do. So, true to form, I decided to write about it to clear the record. A couple of weeks ago, I had one of those brushes with futility during one of my stepdaughter Brianna's youth soccer practices.
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NEWS
July 12, 2011
A Washington County Circuit Court judge Tuesday sentenced a woman with a previous narcotics-distribution conviction to seven years in prison after she pleaded guilty to distribution of crack cocaine. "You could be a poster child here today for the devastation that drug abuse" causes individuals and families, Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. told Trina Elizabeth Earl, 50, of Hagerstown. He sentenced her to 15 years, but suspended eight years of the sentence. "I lost my home and all my possessions.
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OPINION
January 22, 2011
Hello Washington County, I'm feeling a bit blue today.  Early in the week of January 3, I submitted an article for publication to The Herald-Mail.   The point of that article, besides a little history about the Battle of Antietam, was my vow and a vow for each of you, to settle our differences in a bloodless manner.  Lo' and behold, at the end of that same week a deranged (my opinion and I hope it becomes a fact) young man tried to settle some as yet unspecified grievance with a gun.   The net result of that action, at the time I am writing this article, is six Americans dead, another 12 wounded and a state turned upside down.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | May 2, 2006
Legends don't happen by accident. And yet, there is no real plan to becoming immortal, either. Still, you have to wonder how a legend gets his start. Do you apply for the gig? If so, where? I mean, how big was Paul Bunyan before he got the blue ox? The same might be said about Tom Cruise before he met Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes, though. Did Babe Ruth actually eat all those hot dogs at once or is 714 his Hormel record instead of his homer mark? It seems legends are built off two factors.
NEWS
by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | April 3, 2005
bonnieb@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Looking dapper in a dress shirt, tie and shiny black shoes, Jake Watson, 6, chatted easily with a visitor Saturday at the 47th annual Turkey 'n' Stuff dinner. Jake wasn't able to eat much of the traditional turkey dinner because, like many 6-year-olds, he is missing too many teeth. But, he reported, "I ate a cupcake. I only had the icing. " The Sabillasville (Md.) Elementary School kindergartner said that he likes school "because you learn a lot. " When the family was finished eating, Jake's father put him into his blue wheelchair with "JAKE" emblazoned on the seat back, and he wheeled himself around while small lights on the front wheels of the chair flashed.
NEWS
by DON AINES | May 14, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com "Reprehensible," "evil," "monster" and "rapist" were some of the words used to describe Douglas Paul Wingert by his own defense attorney, who argued in Franklin County Court that his client was guilty of several crimes, but not attempted rape. The 39-year-old Harrisburg, Pa., man on Thursday was found guilty of trying to rape a 21-year-old teacher and related charges of terroristic threats, unlawful restraint, simple assault and indecent assault.
NEWS
October 28, 2002
By KEVIN CLAPP kevinc@herald-mail.com Mackenzie Phillips is not the poster child for boring, bland childhood. After all, you can't become the focus of an "E! True Hollywood Story" without the sordid detail or two. Which is one of the reasons why the actress embraced her role in "Same Time Next Year," which comes to The Maryland Theatre Wednesday, Oct. 30. "When we meet Doris she's in her 20s, a very naive, innocent woman in the '50s and that's certainly not my experience," Phillips, a child-star in the late '70s/early '80s sitcom "One Day at a Time," says.
NEWS
BY BOB PARASILITI | May 21, 2002
An old adage seems to keep following me. It's "Those who can't do, -----. " In my case, the blank is filled with "write. " That's a saying which I've heard easily tailored to other professions - like, "Those who can't do, (either) teach, coach or sue. " Recently, I was reminded of how much I can't do. So, true to form, I decided to write about it to clear the record. A couple of weeks ago, I had one of those brushes with futility during one of my stepdaughter Brianna's youth soccer practices.
NEWS
BY LAURA ERNDE | March 4, 2002
ANNAPOLIS - Del. Sue Hecht, R-Frederick/Washington, hasn't yet declared her intention to run for the Senate, but her campaign manager fired a shot last week at would-be opponent Sen. Alex X. Mooney. Sue Tuckwell said a letter Mooney wrote in January to fire and rescue groups was hypocritical. After voting against a car registration surcharge last year to raise money for a fire and rescue services fund, Mooney's letter asks rescue volunteers to help stop Gov. Parris Glendening from raiding from their fund to balance the budget.
NEWS
March 9, 2001
Duo sparks C'burg's run By DAN SPEARS dans@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg boys basketball coach Shawn Shreffler doesn't think he's a genius for inserting juniors Nate Wingerd and Danley Shank into the starting lineup right before the Trojans took off for a District 3 championship. Just a copycat. "We had just got to the point ... that we had to make a change," Shreffler said. "In our summer league, we played a team from Rockville - Magruder (who's currently undefeated and in the Class 4A semifinals)
NEWS
November 19, 1998
Editors note : This is the first in an occasional series. From time to time, The Herald-Mail will check in on Angie Rowe as she wages her battle against nicotine. By LAURA ERNDE / Staff Writer photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer Angie Rowe had imagined what her last cigarette would be like. She would kick back in her recliner with the television remote control and an ashtray, quietly enjoying a Virginia Slims menthol.
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