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BREAKINGNEWS
February 10, 2011
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced he is handing his powers over to his vice president, Omar Suleiman, and ordered constitutional amendments Thursday. But the move means he retains his title of president and ensures regime control over the reform process, falling short of protester demands. Protesters in Cairo's central Tahrir Square, hoping he would announce his resignation outright, reacted in fury and disbelief. Many watched in stunned silence to his speech, slapping their hands to their foreheads in anger and shock, some crying or waving their shoes in the air in a sign of contempt.
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NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | January 4, 2011
A decision about Pennsylvania's remaining Category 3 resort casino license has been delayed until after next week's change in membership on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Among the four applicants for the remaining license is Mason-Dixon Resorts LP, which has planned for a $75 million resort and casino that would be operated by Penn National Gaming. The project would be developed in the existing Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center near Gettysburg, Pa. Gregory C. Fajt, chairman of the gaming board, said previously a decision could be made by the end of 2010.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | October 31, 2012
Democrat John Delaney made his case for election on Wednesday at a chamber of commerce breakfast in Hagerstown - without his opponent, Republican Roscoe Bartlett. Bartlett initially committed to attend the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce's forum, but backed out on Tuesday so local government officials could show him the effects of the storm that passed through Maryland this week. As the only candidate at Wednesday's forum at Academy Theater in Hagerstown, Delaney had more time to answer questions in-depth on topics such as economic development and federal procurement.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | January 11, 2004
julieg@herald-mail.com The PenMar Development Corp., funding for the Department of Natural Resources and the state budget were among topics discussed Saturday morning at a public forum held by state lawmakers. The forum at South Hagers-town High School's auditorium was dominated by discussion about a state initiative affecting correctional officers, but other issues were raised. Jim Lemon, a member of the Cascade Committee's steering committee, said members do not want the PenMar Development Corp.
NEWS
By LAURA ERNDE | April 12, 1998
Staff Writer If you're a big environmentalist, you might be inclined to support Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Paul Sarbanes, both Democrats from Maryland. But if you strongly believe in the values of the Christian Coalition, you would probably prefer the politics of Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Maryland, or Rep. Rick Santorum, R-Pennsylvania. A recent report from the Roll Call Syndicate shows how four conservative and four liberal special interest groups rate the Tri-State area's representatives in Washington, D.C. The groups judged how the elected officials voted on issues important to them.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | May 2, 2012
Washington County Republicans Wednesday night got a possible sneak preview of 2014, as David R. Craig - a possible gubernatorial candidate - blasted the Democratic establishment in Annapolis. Craig was the keynote speaker at the Washington County Republican Central Committee's annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner. Nearing his term limit as Harford County executive, Craig is campaigning for a 2014 office, but hasn't specified which one. However, two Republicans who spoke before and after Craig on Wednesday - state committee Chairman Alex X. Mooney and county committee Chairman Ray Givens - said what is widely suspected, that Craig has his eye on the governor's mansion.
NEWS
By FRANCA LEWIS | January 4, 1997
Staff Writer U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., said Friday he plans to introduce legislation that would allow national parks to sell scenic easements to generate much-needed money for park improvements. The legislation would open the sale of land along the C&O Canal to homeowners with the intention of restoring the view along canal, Bartlett said. He said he expects the legislation to be welcomed by homeowners who have vacation homes along the canal. Many of those homeowners lease the land from the government, and those leases are running out, he said.
NEWS
by DON AINES | May 18, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Almost a year after hearing a presentation on the subject, and 201 years after it was incorporated as a borough, the Chambersburg Borough Council took another look Monday night at changing its form of government. In June 2003, Frederick A. Reddig, deputy director for the Governor's Center for Local Government Services, detailed for the council the steps it would need to take to change from what he called a "weak mayor - council" system to become a home rule municipality.
OPINION
June 24, 2011
Where were the other dads in Father’s Day series? To the editor: I read the Father’s Day stories with interest and disappointment. Each family had a wonderful story to share with your readers. But my disappointment came because no minority or average fathers were recognized. You interviewed a judge’s family, a banker’s family, a doctor’s family and the family of a past and present county commissioner. All of which are Caucasian. What happened to the Latino family, the African-American family and the Asian family?
OPINION
By TIM ROWLAND | timr@herald-mail.com | November 27, 2011
Western Maryland Republicans accusing big-city lawmakers of playing politics by redrawing our congressional district to favor Democrats are correct, but the argument itself is irrelevant. Of course, the lines are politically motivated; redrawing boundary lines is part of the political process. Republicans might as well accuse Democrats of playing politics by holding elections. Same goes for the Republican complaint about Democratic gerrymandering. Show us a district in America that isn't gerrymandered.
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