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By TIM ROWLAND | November 10, 2012
This was a problematic election for people of my ilk, because the art of punditry might just have experienced a John Henry moment. Worse, many pundits doubled down, proclaiming that machine could never beat man in the art of tea-leaf reading, taking specific aim at the steam-powered hammer of Nate Silver and his 538 forecasting model, which digests polling and economic statistics and spits out projected election results. Before the election, Silver was subject to intense criticism from those bosom buddies, the mainstream media and the Republican Party.
February 13, 2011
I thought I died and went to Indiana on Tuesday night. This isn’t so much a conversation about my final resting place. If I went in the wrong direction it would be like living in Gary, though. This is more of a cinematic reference. It was the feeling I had while watching Heritage Academy face Broadfording Christian Academy in a battle for the Mason Dixon Christian Conference lead. While watching the style and flavor of the game unfold, I felt like I was in Hickory High School, the subject of the classic basketball flick, Hoosiers.
By ANDREW MASON | | November 12, 2011
Every second counts in the sport of cross country, and Saturday was a big day of seconds for Washington County boys at the Maryland state championships at Hereford High School - in more ways than one. Senior Evan Hardy placed second in the Class 2A race, leading Williamsport to a second-place team finish, while Smithsburg junior Luke Daigneault finished second in Class 1A. “I'm really disappointed that I didn't win,” Hardy said. “But I'd take second any day as long as the team got second instead of third or fourth.” The Williamsport boys, who haven't won a team title at states since 1975, hadn't placed as high as second since 1978.
November 20, 2007
On Oct. 23, five members and one adviser from the Boonsboro High School FFA traveled to the 80th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. While at the convention members had the opportunity to attend sessions, leadership workshops and a career show. One member, Sammy Spencer, had the opportunity to compete at the national level. Sammy competed in Prepared Public Speaking and the AgriScience Fair. Sammy received a silver medal in both. While members were not at the convention or competing, they had the opportunity to explore the city of Indianapolis.
August 29, 2009
The Silver Starlettes majorette group attended the Maryland State Fireman's Association parade in Ocean City, Md., in June where it came home with first place honors for Best Appearing Majorettes. The group is under the direction of Rocky Willis.
June 10, 2009
Royal Rangers Outpost 258 of Emmanuel Chapel in Smithsburg held its Silver Medal Achievement Ceremony on May 31 for recipient Nathaniel Laye. To receive the medal, recipients must earn at least 30 Bible merits, eight gold merits, and an additional eight blue, green or red merits, volunteer at least three hours of Christian service and be a patrol leader for at least three months. Nathaniel has earned 43 Bible merits, 19 blue and green merits, 16 red merits and nine gold merits.
By MARLO BARNHART | February 25, 2009
Since taking ownership of Curves at 10210 Governor Lane Blvd. in November, Iffy Imarhiagbe has been determined to offer healthy physical activities to women of all ages. To that end, Imarhiagbe is actively seeking women 65 and older for SilverSneakers, a wellness reimbursement program exclusively for eligible Medicare members through Curves. SilverSneakers offers an innovative blend of physical activity, healthy lifestyle and socially oriented programming that allows older adults to take greater control of their health.
January 18, 1998
Heidi Silver crowned Miss Berkeley County By TERI JOHNSON Staff Writer  MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Heidi Janelle Silver was crowned Miss Berkeley County 1998 at Apollo Civic Theatre Saturday night. Silver, a 19-year-old sophomore at Shepherd College, performed "Etude in A Minor" on the piano. She is the daughter of Michael and Shirley Silver of Hedgesville, W.Va. "This is a dream come true. Don't wake me up," she said immediately after the crowning. She received her crown from Miss Berkeley County 1997 Traci Staley.
April 1, 2007
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts 75th anniversary exhibition catalog, Our Fondest Dreams and Hopes, has won the Silver Medal ADDY Award in the 2007 Greater Frederick Advertising Federation (GFAF) ADDY Award Competition. The catalogue, which kicked off the museum's anniversary year beginning in September 2006, was designed by Lori Jenkins of Hagerstown Bookbinding and Printing Inc. "It was the first book we had created and published in decades," museum Director Joe Ruzicka said in a prepared release.
September 21, 2000
Judge says Silver won Berkeley judge race By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W. Va. - With a strong admonition to Berkeley County officials to review their election procedures, a Circuit Court judge Thursday upheld the results of a contested judge race in May. Visiting Circuit Court Judge Alan Moat issued a written decision Thursday upholding a decision by the Berkeley County Commissioners that Gray...
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