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By TAMELA BAKER | June 23, 2007
That drive to the beach this summer will cost about twice as much as it did just five years ago. With gasoline prices averaging around $3 per gallon on the East Coast and about $3.25 per gallon in the West, summer travelers are having to make adjustments to pay for the added costs. And some aren't traveling at all. "For people that are not traveling, the No. 1 reason is high gas prices," AAA Mid-Atlantic spokesman Troy Green said. Among those who are traveling, many are choosing to take shorter trips to closer destinations, Green said.
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August 7, 1998
Rotarians of District 7350 are seeking four business and professional people to visit Central America during February and March 1999. The trip is part of the Group Study Exchange Program of The Rotary Foundation. The program's goal is to improve international understanding by enabling people from different countries to learn from each other on a personal level. Through the program, teams of business and professional people are exchanged for four to six week visits. While abroad, team members stay with Rotarians to observe their way of life and study the nation's economics, and social and cultural characteristics.
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December 24, 1997
Tips for holiday travel The American Automobile Association offers the following tips for air travelers dealing with holiday crowds: Travel with photo identification. Reconfirm your flight with the airline 24 to 48 hours prior to departure. Use public transportation or arrange to have someone drive you to the airport to avoid holiday traffic and parking delays. If you must drive to the airport, consider off-airport, park-and-ride arrangements.
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by KEVIN CLAPP | February 11, 2003
kevinc@herald-mail.com An hour before each Maryland Symphony Orchestra MasterWorks series performance, Music Director Elizabeth Schulze strides onto The Maryland Theatre stage to share insights with a smattering of concertgoers eager to deepen their understanding of the concert. In May, Schulze gets to take her show on the road, sort of, to a trio of European cities, each a hotbed of classical music. Presented by the MSO Guild and Richards World Travel in Hagerstown, the Imperial Cities Tour to Budapest, Hungary, Vienna, Austria, and Prague, Czech Republic, will expose up to 47 travelers to the richness of European culture.
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by ROSEMARY IVOSEVICH | August 9, 2005
There are a number of costs that go into car ownership. You have to think about how much you want to spend on the car itself, insurance, gas and repairs. All of these things add up quickly and can become very expensive. I've recently had to start paying for gas, on top of half my insurance and I didn't realize how much of my paycheck went into operating my vehicle. I've been driving for a little over a year, and I didn't have to pay a penny until I totaled my first car. After the accident, my insurance skyrocketed.
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August 8, 2005
Elvis tribute concert GAITHERSBURG, Md. - An Elvis tribute concert, "One Night with You in Gaithersburg" will be presented from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at Holiday Inn Grand Ballroom in Gaithersburg. The tribute will star John Fix, Mario, and Anna Nicholson. The Las Vegas-style show will have a cash bar. Ticket prices include a buffet dinner and beverage. Dinner will be served from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets cost $40 for regular seating and $50 for VIP seating.
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August 23, 1998
How much is too much? That's the question some of Andrew Humphreys' Washington County school board colleagues have about his travel expenses. Humphreys says (in a statement we'll print in tomorrow's Herald-Mail) that his attendance at various conferences was his way to fulfill his pledge to become well-rounded and well-informed school board member. To do that, Humphreys apparently spent a little more than $5,000 of the $8,000 originally budgeted to cover annual expenses for the five-member board.
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January 20, 1998
Within three years, having one's day in court in West Virginia may be as easy as picking up the telephone. It's part of West Virginia 2001, a joint project developed by Bell Atlantic and the state government to link various agencies in a high speed communications network. And even better, the first application of the system promises an immediate savings of tax dollars. Beginning in April, prisoners in Cabell and Kanawha counties will be able to make court appearances by video link for non-trial events such as pleas, depositions and pre-trial hearings.
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December 23, 1998
Make sure you're well rested, buckle up and brace yourself for delays by factoring in extra time, experts advise the millions of people who'll be hitting the highways for holiday trips over the next two weeks. The American Automobile Association and state police officials in Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania offer the following tips for safe and enjoyable holiday travel: Plan your route ahead, avoiding the congestion around major shopping malls and airports.
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by DON AINES | August 10, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com One of two illegal aliens arrested last week for trafficking in forged identity documents passed through several countries and was arrested twice after entering this country before making his way to Chambersburg, according to a statement he gave police. Richard Bravo-Rivera, 30, of 818 S. Fourth St., was using the false name Gabriel Angel Cruz when he was arrested Aug. 6 after allegedly handing over a forged Social Security card, resident-alien card and Mexican driver's license to a police informant.
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