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by ROBERT SNYDER | May 24, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. Bob Thomas pressed a lever that released a burst of propane fuel into the base of the giant balloon filled with 140,000 cubic feet of air. The small woven basket carrying six journalists and a lawyer then lifted effortlessly and went airborne. Within moments, the rush of tractor-trailers along Interstate 81 came into view, followed by the rooftops of the buildings of downtown Martinsburg. In an instant, the whole of the upper Shenandoah Valley opened up below as the balloon soared to 1,000 feet into the evening sky over Berkeley County.
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By GUY FLETCHER | March 17, 1998
Bikers ride again against helmet law ANNAPOLIS - Smithsburg resident Gary "Pappy" Boward has come to Annapolis every year since 1981 to voice his opinion on motorcycle helmet regulations. And he sees no reason to stop now. "I'll keep coming as long as there's a need for this," said Boward, 48, state executive director of the motorcyclists' rights organization ABATE - A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments. Boward and several other Washington County motorcyclists resumed their fight Tuesday when they were on hand to support legislation that would exempt adults from the state helmet law. "It's important to me because I feel I should live my own life," said Scott MacMichael, 36, of Smithsburg.
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By HEATHER KEELS | May 29, 2010
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Donald Koontz was looking forward to cashing in his Christmas gift from his son, a certificate for a one-hour "discovery flight" from the Hagerstown Aviation Academy, when he encountered a small problem. Hagerstown Aviation Academy no longer seemed to exist. "I tried calling the number and they told me it was out of service, and then I had a fax number and I sent them a fax, and on April 7, I sent them a letter," Koontz, 74, of Chambersburg, Pa., said Monday.
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by STACEY DANZUSO | August 16, 2002
chambersburg@herald-mail.com Warren Eichelberger swore Thursday was the last time he would jump out of an airplane. It took all day, but he finally did. The 71-year-old Greencastle, Pa., man said it was time to focus on activities that he can share with his wife, Mary Ann, like riding their Harley-Davidson motorcycles and snowmobiling in Canada. Eichelberger was one of about 50 veterans or relatives of men who served in the 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, who were to jump during a memorial reunion Thursday.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | March 24, 2003
andrews@herald-mail.com Imagine being in a Hollywood movie and not knowing it. John Frantz was an extra in "Gods and Generals," but he doesn't know yet if his scene was kept or cut. He hasn't seen the movie, which was released a month ago. It's almost four hours long, he said, so it's worth waiting and watching it on video at home. It's not that Frantz - who's known by his nickname, Jay - isn't curious. He is. But he doesn't feel a burning need to find out right away.
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by DON AINES | June 2, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com An infusion of federal cash means Chambersburg Airport will have a new owner and the borough of Chambersburg will be able to make some much-needed street improvements, Borough Manager Eric Oyer said. Pennsylvania's U.S. Sens. Arlen Specter and Rick Santorum last week announced millions of dollars in funding for 22 airport projects in the state, including $750,000 through the Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. Department of Transportation for the Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority to acquire Chambersburg Airport.
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by JOEL HUFFER | May 21, 2006
At some point in time, we've all had our to-do lists. Some were for work; some were for school. Some were even written for us by others (wives, husbands, parents, children, etc.) I have one that I made about 10 years ago. For a while, I carried it in my wallet. Now, it's etched in my memory. On the list are six things that I'd like to do in my lifetime. 1. Write a book. 2. Run a marathon. 3. Attend a World Series game. 4. Go skydiving. 5. Visit Alaska and Hawaii.
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September 30, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Harland Carney's idea of wheeling around town has nothing to do with getting into a car. Every day, weather permitting, the 70-year-old straps on his top-of-the-line in-line skates and rolls out onto the streets of Chambersburg, or preferably onto empty parking lots, constantly trying to increase his distance and speed while decreasing his time in a sport he says keeps...
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March 7, 1997
By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer This September, mock bombs and explosions will rock Washington County - and not just at the Antietam reenactment. A week before the 135th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Antietam, an arsenal of 20th-century technology will descend on Hagerstown for "The Great Hagerstown Air Show" Sept. 6 and 7. The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce will run the show for the first time, said Executive Vice President Fred Teeter.
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by Alicia Notarianni | November 4, 2003
alician@herald-mail.com At last year's inaugural The Sun Rises Over Rotary Auction, Julia Wright, 24, and Patrick Truby, 28, of Hagerstown, won a sky-diving package. "We had a lot of fun last year. It was a good time," Truby said. This year, they came back looking for more excitement. On Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Sheraton Four Points on Dual Highway, the couple set their sights closer to the ground, on a pair of framed bird prints donated by Eric Rosenthal. "We keep getting outbid," Wright said.
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