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By GEORGE MICHAEL | May 18, 2013
According to one national leader, Obamacare is “a huge train wreck coming down.” You might be tempted to dismiss this quote as another tea party attack on the president's health care law. But you would be wrong. This statement was made last month by Max Baucus, D-Mont., the powerful chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Baucus, you might recall, was the lead sponsor in the Senate for securing passage of the health care law in 2009. To top it off, Baucus announced a week later that he would not be running for re-election in 2014.
OPINION
July 11, 2011
So the question today is: What hapless, legally challenged loser is the press and public going to leech onto now that Casey Anthony is no longer in play? The secondary question is whether there stands an accused criminal so vile, so disturbing, so repulsive, that he or she doesn’t appear to be a sympathetic person when compared to Nancy Grace. I’m not saying that Nancy Grace is not amusing in her own right. When the “not guilty” verdict was read in the C.A. trial, it was interesting to watch Grace as her eyes rolled back into her head and she appeared to give birth to a velociraptor.
NEWS
By CANDICE BOSELY | December 17, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - A man was injured Friday when his Jeep Cherokee was hit by a train, with police and witnesses saying he swerved around a lowered crossing bar after one train had passed without realizing that a second train was approaching from the opposite direction. George William Frick, who lives on Golf Course Road outside of Martinsburg, was taken to City Hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, Berkeley County Sheriff's Department Deputy Tom Carroll said.
NEWS
June 13, 2006
Is all the speculation about the possible furlough of thousands of Pennsylvania state workers just talk, or is it a real possibility? Either way, if it does happen it will demonstrate that elected officials aren't above using state employees as political pawns. The Associated Press reported that in the past two weeks about 20,000 state employees received notification that if the legislature and the governor don't agree on a budget, workers could be furloughed. Not only that, but the administration of Gov. Ed Rendell has met with unions to assure them that in the event of a furlough, the state would still pay its share of health-care costs.
NEWS
December 22, 2006
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The following are some of the comments from citizens who spoke overwhelmingly Thursday against the Jefferson County Commission's proposal to terminate Paul Raco from his job as executive director of the county's department of planning, zoning and engineering. - Pete Smith, a former member of the Jefferson County Planning Commission, said Raco always has strictly and fairly enforced the county's land-use regulations, which apply to home building and other projects.
NEWS
September 9, 2006
Thumbs up to all of the Washington County citizens who organized Operation Ian , to pay for the medical expenses of Ian Rhys Rogers while he battled a malignant brain tumor. Without your caring efforts, the family, which did have health insurance, would still have been financially overwhelmed at a time when they were emotionally overwhelmed. Sadly, Ian passed away this month after his nine-month fight. Thumbs up to the Hagerstown City Council , for agreeing to up the city's annual contribution to the Community Free Clinic from $40,000 to $50,000.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | May 19, 2013
Kids couldn't get enough Sunday of a 59-foot-long inflatable train at Railroad Heritage Days. Going through the bouncy train time after time, kids were smiling whether they were stepping, crawling or falling out of the opening in the locomotive's face. “He loves trains,” said Hagerstown resident Eddie Oliver, 31, of his son, Zac, 5. Zac said his favorite part of the inflatable train was the slide. After going through the train nine times, Zac was raring to go for another trip, or two, or three.
NEWS
December 4, 2000
Railroads explored in open houses in Pa. By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg photos: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - John Norris breathed a sigh of relief as he narrowly averted a freight train collision by flipping a switch. continued Perhaps the near-miss wasn't life-and-death serious, but for Norris and the hundreds of other model train enthusiasts who poured in to see the Cumberland Valley Model Railroad Club's display at an open house Sunday, a train wreck would have been a big disappointment.
OPINION
August 12, 2013
“There seems to be a major coverup for the lamestream media that we have in this country. President Obama has gone as far as to call it a phony scandal. Four Americans died, and someone was told to stand down, to help these people. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has gone as far as say, 'What difference does it make?'” - Hagerstown “To the Hagerstown mayor and city council: Kudos to you, for evicting the Soul Food. When's the last time you saw somebody in one of the old-time hospital wheelchairs?
NEWS
December 29, 1997
Possible shooting investigated An ambulance was sent to a mobile home park off of Interstate 81 Monday night for a report of a shooting, authorities said. The ambulance was dispatched at 10:21 p.m. to the Lakeside Mobile Home Park for a report of a person who was shot. Officials at the Washington County Sheriff's Department declined to comment late Monday. Hagerstown City Police stopped a vehicle in the city Monday night, although it was unclear at press time whether it was related to the shooting report.
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OPINION
August 12, 2013
“There seems to be a major coverup for the lamestream media that we have in this country. President Obama has gone as far as to call it a phony scandal. Four Americans died, and someone was told to stand down, to help these people. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has gone as far as say, 'What difference does it make?'” - Hagerstown “To the Hagerstown mayor and city council: Kudos to you, for evicting the Soul Food. When's the last time you saw somebody in one of the old-time hospital wheelchairs?
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NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | May 19, 2013
Kids couldn't get enough Sunday of a 59-foot-long inflatable train at Railroad Heritage Days. Going through the bouncy train time after time, kids were smiling whether they were stepping, crawling or falling out of the opening in the locomotive's face. “He loves trains,” said Hagerstown resident Eddie Oliver, 31, of his son, Zac, 5. Zac said his favorite part of the inflatable train was the slide. After going through the train nine times, Zac was raring to go for another trip, or two, or three.
OPINION
By GEORGE MICHAEL | May 18, 2013
According to one national leader, Obamacare is “a huge train wreck coming down.” You might be tempted to dismiss this quote as another tea party attack on the president's health care law. But you would be wrong. This statement was made last month by Max Baucus, D-Mont., the powerful chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Baucus, you might recall, was the lead sponsor in the Senate for securing passage of the health care law in 2009. To top it off, Baucus announced a week later that he would not be running for re-election in 2014.
OPINION
July 11, 2011
So the question today is: What hapless, legally challenged loser is the press and public going to leech onto now that Casey Anthony is no longer in play? The secondary question is whether there stands an accused criminal so vile, so disturbing, so repulsive, that he or she doesn’t appear to be a sympathetic person when compared to Nancy Grace. I’m not saying that Nancy Grace is not amusing in her own right. When the “not guilty” verdict was read in the C.A. trial, it was interesting to watch Grace as her eyes rolled back into her head and she appeared to give birth to a velociraptor.
NEWS
By TIM KOELBLE | January 10, 2008
The Brunswick boys basketball team had the wheels in motion Wednesday night, especially in the second half when the Railroaders rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to steam past South Hagerstown, 59-51. On every defensive rebound, Brunswick sent two, and at times three, players releasing on the offensive attack, and it worked most effectively in the second half as the Railroaders (4-5) came back from a 29-21 halftime deficit. "We wanted to be aggressive and release off the boards," said Brunswick coach Dan McLane.
NEWS
December 22, 2006
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The following are some of the comments from citizens who spoke overwhelmingly Thursday against the Jefferson County Commission's proposal to terminate Paul Raco from his job as executive director of the county's department of planning, zoning and engineering. - Pete Smith, a former member of the Jefferson County Planning Commission, said Raco always has strictly and fairly enforced the county's land-use regulations, which apply to home building and other projects.
NEWS
September 9, 2006
Thumbs up to all of the Washington County citizens who organized Operation Ian , to pay for the medical expenses of Ian Rhys Rogers while he battled a malignant brain tumor. Without your caring efforts, the family, which did have health insurance, would still have been financially overwhelmed at a time when they were emotionally overwhelmed. Sadly, Ian passed away this month after his nine-month fight. Thumbs up to the Hagerstown City Council , for agreeing to up the city's annual contribution to the Community Free Clinic from $40,000 to $50,000.
NEWS
June 13, 2006
Is all the speculation about the possible furlough of thousands of Pennsylvania state workers just talk, or is it a real possibility? Either way, if it does happen it will demonstrate that elected officials aren't above using state employees as political pawns. The Associated Press reported that in the past two weeks about 20,000 state employees received notification that if the legislature and the governor don't agree on a budget, workers could be furloughed. Not only that, but the administration of Gov. Ed Rendell has met with unions to assure them that in the event of a furlough, the state would still pay its share of health-care costs.
NEWS
By CANDICE BOSELY | December 17, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - A man was injured Friday when his Jeep Cherokee was hit by a train, with police and witnesses saying he swerved around a lowered crossing bar after one train had passed without realizing that a second train was approaching from the opposite direction. George William Frick, who lives on Golf Course Road outside of Martinsburg, was taken to City Hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening, Berkeley County Sheriff's Department Deputy Tom Carroll said.
NEWS
December 4, 2000
Railroads explored in open houses in Pa. By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg photos: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - John Norris breathed a sigh of relief as he narrowly averted a freight train collision by flipping a switch. continued Perhaps the near-miss wasn't life-and-death serious, but for Norris and the hundreds of other model train enthusiasts who poured in to see the Cumberland Valley Model Railroad Club's display at an open house Sunday, a train wreck would have been a big disappointment.
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