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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | January 30, 2008
ANNAPOLIS -- Instead of four or eight years in office, each Maryland governor would get six, under a bill Del. Robert A. McKee plans to file this week. It would take a state constitutional amendment to make the change McKee is proposing. Voters would decide through a referendum in the next general election, but the change wouldn't take effect until 2014. "I just think it takes out some of the politics and makes it better government for the people ...," said McKee, R-Washington.
NEWS
February 27, 2012
The former chairman of the Franklin County (Pa.) Republican Party has announced his candidacy for the GOP nomination to the 33rd District of the Pennsylvania Senate. Mercersburg resident Jim Taylor described himself as a conservative Republican who supports right-to-work laws, tort reform, lower taxes and term limits. He said he was a member of the Minutemen who stood watch on the Arizona border. The 33rd District seat, currently held by Richard Alloway, serves Franklin and Adams counties, and part of York County.
NEWS
May 29, 2003
Speedway left out of paper's coverage To the editor: Let me start by saying that I am in no way affiliated with Hagerstown Speedway. However, I can not sit on the sidelines and not speak out about what I feel is a sad issue. I have personally attended races at our local speedway since the 1960s. I have seen it go from a struggling speedway to one of the best tracks in the country. Let me say that credit has to be spread from the original owners to the present ones.
NEWS
December 21, 1997
Notes from the trail U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, R-Md., said last week he intends to officially file for re-election in January when he meets with state legislators in Annapolis. If he wins, it would be his fourth term - more than would be allowed under some of the term-limits legislation that he has voted for. Bartlett, in fact, has voted for every piece of term-limits legislation that has come his way. So how does he reconcile support for term limits and running for another term?
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | June 13, 2007
Six terms on the PenMar Development Corp. board of directors will expire at the end of the month, Chairman George Griffin said Tuesday. One seat automatically will be open because of term limits. Two other board members have asked not to be reappointed, Griffin said. The other three board members - Griffin, Phil Ulzheimer and Elizabeth Morgan, superintendent of Washington County Public Schools - said Tuesday that they would like to be reappointed. Washington County Commissioner William J. Wivell cannot be reappointed because he has served two four-year terms, the maximum allowed, Griffin said.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | September 8, 2010
They didn't debate, but state Senate race opponents Donald F. Munson and Christopher B. Shank jabbed at each other at an election forum Wednesday, six days before voters choose a winner. The Republican candidates -- competing for Munson's seat in Tuesday's primary -- laid out their differences on legislative style, supporting state budgets and term limits. Munson, seeking a sixth four-year term, declared that he is "not in favor of illegal immigrants under any circumstances," but Shank raised questions about some of Munson's immigration votes.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | March 28, 2008
SCOTLAND, Pa. -- The three candidates who spoke Thursday at a Citizens for Responsible Government forum remarked several times that they agree on many issues, but each presented his or her background as a deciding factor for voters. Those voters in the Pennsylvania state Senate's 33rd District have a contested race for the first time in many years. The contest, however, comes only for Republicans this primary election as no Democrats have filed for the seat being vacated by retiring state Sen. Terry Punt.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | June 12, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Pursuing a ninth term in Congress, U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett on Monday said the world will run out of oil at its current pace of consumption. Eighty-five percent of the world's energy is from fossil fuels, which will be used up in approximately 150 years, said Bartlett, R-6th. The problem is acute for the United States, which has 5 percent of the world's population but is responsible for 25 percent of all oil consumption, he said at a Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | November 5, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Berkeley County's next sheriff will be a longtime member of the department, according to complete, but unofficial, results released by County Clerk John W. Small Jr.'s office Tuesday night. Sheriff's Department chief deputy Kenneth M. "Kenny" Lemaster Jr., 52, of Martinsburg received 53.8 percent of 35,754 ballots cast in the race and Carlton R. "Cootsie" DeHaven received 46 percent, according to Small's office. The Berkeley County sheriff is elected to a four-year term and receives a salary of $44,880.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | April 21, 2007
Two appointed to Planning and Development Council MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Del. Jonathan Miller, R-Berkeley, and John Reisenweber, former Martinsburg representative for U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, have been appointed to the Eastern Panhandle Regional Planning and Development Council by the Berkeley County Commission. Reisenweber resigned from his post with Capito earlier this month to accept an executive banking opportunity with Centra Bank in Martinsburg. Reisenweber replaces Daryl Bryarly.
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Bill Kohler | November 11, 2012
When it comes to the 2012 election, I have four important words for you: “Thank God it's over.” The votes have been cast, the winners have been congratulated, the election-party hangovers have abated and the world has started to move on to the next big thing. It's time for us to bury the hatchet for a while and work together. For those in office, it's high time to reach across the aisle and find common ground on the problems faced by this country. I want to know who will be the bigger person, the one to stand up against partisan politics in Washington and our state capitals and do the right thing.
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OPINION
September 12, 2012
“I want to congratulate South High on their win Friday night, and commend their coach ... for putting in his second string during the second half. What a great show of good conduct and wonderful sportsmanship, and best wishes for the season.” - Hagerstown “I would like to invite everyone to get on the Oriole bandwagon and join, and enjoy some Oriole magic.” - Sharpsburg “I keep reading that people are not going to vote. I hear it around wherever they go, they're not going to vote.
OPINION
April 15, 2012
Those on all decks will pay for selfishness To the editor: As I make my way through the world, I see desperation and a cry for help in many people's faces. But here in this dog-eat-dog society, help is not forthcoming. Why? We're all out for Number One. Too much of our sense of community and nationhood has broken down, and people and families live as individual units or extended tribes, fending for themselves. Some love their treasure too much. Christians, sadly, are terrible offenders.
NEWS
February 27, 2012
The former chairman of the Franklin County (Pa.) Republican Party has announced his candidacy for the GOP nomination to the 33rd District of the Pennsylvania Senate. Mercersburg resident Jim Taylor described himself as a conservative Republican who supports right-to-work laws, tort reform, lower taxes and term limits. He said he was a member of the Minutemen who stood watch on the Arizona border. The 33rd District seat, currently held by Richard Alloway, serves Franklin and Adams counties, and part of York County.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | September 8, 2010
They didn't debate, but state Senate race opponents Donald F. Munson and Christopher B. Shank jabbed at each other at an election forum Wednesday, six days before voters choose a winner. The Republican candidates -- competing for Munson's seat in Tuesday's primary -- laid out their differences on legislative style, supporting state budgets and term limits. Munson, seeking a sixth four-year term, declared that he is "not in favor of illegal immigrants under any circumstances," but Shank raised questions about some of Munson's immigration votes.
NEWS
October 13, 2009
"The headlines of Friday's paper says 'city hospital limits young visitors.' I think the hospital emergency room should limit people that are using the emergency room for a doctor's office. " - Hagerstown "A watering hole is a place where people go to act stupid. " - Clear Spring "I'd like to say that I agree with the caller saying that we need term limits for Congress. Ted Kennedy, who was in the Senate for 47 years - that is 47 years of one person's ideas, for 47 years.
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