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By CANDICE BOSELY | August 21, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com Even its name is mostly numbers. Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corp.'s SJ30-2 - the main shell of which is assembled in a plant outside of Martinsburg - is a seven-person jet, including crew, that is defined by its statistics. Jet-setters, consider this: Its cabin pressure is 12 psi, meaning it maintains sea-level pressure at 41,000 feet - the highest ever in the industry; it can travel 2,500 nautical miles without refueling, and it travels at Mach .83, or 560 mph. As the sales brochure puts it, the SJ30-2 will enable its buyers to go "Farther, Faster, Higher for Less!"
NEWS
November 27, 2007
Fedora Copley, 15, is a sophomore at North Hagerstown High School. She loves to read and would happily buy an Amazon Kindle e-book reader if only she had money. Sally Newlin, 16, is a junior at Washington County Technical High School. She has experienced a lot of ups and downs in her relationships, and has learned a thing or two. Darcy Shull, 15, is a sophomore at North Hagerstown High School. She loves fairies and fantasy books and movies. Robert Keller, 15, is a sophomore at North Hagerstown High School.
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by TARA REILLY | December 8, 2006
An elevator project at the Washington County Administration Building that caused headaches for county officials has been completed, but at more than double the budgeted amount. The contractor doing the project ran into several issues that increased the cost from about $95,000 to about $210,000, Public Works Director Gary Rohrer said. The county undertook the elevator maintenance project in late June to comply with state regulations, according to a press release issued by the county in the summer.
NEWS
July 9, 2004
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - Travis Ishikawa has had his ups and downs in 2004. On Thursday, he went upward with a clutch three-run home run in the ninth inning to give the Hagerstown Suns a 4-3 victory over Kannapolis. Derek Barrows and Brian Munhall led off with back-to-back singles and both moved up a base on a sacrifice by Tim Hutting. Johanny Abreu was hit to load the bases, but Barrows was picked off third base. Ishikawa then rapped his homer off Kannapolis' Ehren Wasserman to make a winner out of Sean Martin, who had given up two runs in the bottom of the eighth as the Intimidators broke a 1-1 tie. Tim Alvarez came on for the Suns to record his 18th save as Hagerstown (5-8)
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September 21, 2010
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) -- Quarterback Joe Flacco is a big reason why the Baltimore Ravens are struggling to score points. Coach John Harbaugh Monday guaranteed that his third-year signal-caller will play better. He needs him to turn around quickly. The third-year quarterback threw a career-high four interceptions in Sunday's 15-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. In Baltimore's opener, a 10-9 win over the New York Jets, Flacco lost a fumble and threw an interception. Because of their offensive struggles the Ravens trail unbeaten Pittsburgh in the AFC North despite not having given up a touchdown.
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by ELIZABETH SCHULZE | March 22, 2007
This weekend the Maryland Symphony Orchestra reunites with the renowned mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer in the magnificent French song cycle, "Les Nuits d't" by Hector Berlioz. These "Summer Nights" are reflections on the joys, anxieties and frustrations of love. While the first and last songs convey the ecstatic and hopeful faces of love, the four inner movements proceed through misery, melancholy and mournful resignation. It can be no coincidence that the composer was experiencing the breakdown of his first marriage when he was setting these poems to music.
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by LAURA ERNDE | November 21, 2002
laurae@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Four years after puffing her last Virginia Slims menthol, Angie Rowe is still smoke free. "Free, free free. Isn't that something," said Rowe, 36, of Falling Waters, W.Va. The Herald-Mail has followed Rowe's progress in her battle with nicotine, which began during the Great American Smokeout of 1998. After starting to smoke in college, she had become a five-pack-a-week smoker. Rowe decided to quit when her employer, Washington County Hospital, offered a smoking cessation class.
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BY ANDREA ROWLAND | April 10, 2002
andreabh@herald-mail.com United Parcel Service employees in Hagerstown helped the delivery company surpass $50 million in contributions in 2001 to United Way campaigns nationwide, UPS spokesmen said Tuesday morning during a small ceremony at the UPS warehouse on Oak Ridge Drive. "Now whenever people see a large brown truck not only can they be confident UPS is delivering packages on time, they can be confident UPS is delivering help," said Bill McCloy, communications manager for UPS' Atlantic District.
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By JACK HILL III | September 12, 1998
The Smithsburg volleyball team had a successful start to its season this week, at the expense of North Hagerstown. On Tuesday, Smithsburg defeated North in its season-opening match. On Saturday, the Leopards beat the Hubs again, 15-9, 15-9, in the championship match of the Second Annual Hub Classic Volleyball Tournament at North. North has had a strong program in the 1990s, winning four region titles in the past five years. "It feels good to beat a team the caliber of North two times in one week," Smithsburg coach Jim Klein said.
NEWS
August 9, 2002
Go to community events involving history, culture, art, music, storytelling or areas of interest to your children. Visit museums of art or history to look at displays and meet artists and historians. Explore the area's geology and natural history at Sideling Hill Exhibit Center, on Interstate 68 near Hancock. Ask your child to fill in the blank: "I've always wanted to know about _______________. " Follow up at the library or on the Web. Find out what skills and hobbies friends, relatives and neighbors have and would be willing to share.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | June 28, 2012
The family, friends and colleagues of Washington County Emergency Medical Services Director Brigitte Heller, who died Thursday of injuries suffered in a traffic accident earlier this month, remembered her as a dedicated and passionate member of the rescue community. Kevin Lewis, director of the Washington County Division of Emergency Services, said EMS employees intend to remember Heller, among other things, by wearing a black mourning strip over their badges. Lewis said EMS personnel were told about Heller's death Thursday morning.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | November 17, 2011
Editor's note: This is the fourth story in a five-part series about some of the people who will compete in the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon Saturday in Washington County. Waylan Showe's approach to running long distances is far from regimented. A few years ago, he was so impressed with people who can run a 50-mile race in one day, he decided to try it himself. He had only run short distances, such as in gym class, but he wasn't intimidated. He signed up for the JFK 50 Mile and started running - whenever he could, however far he felt he could go that day. He didn't set a specific training schedule or goal.
NEWS
September 21, 2010
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) -- Quarterback Joe Flacco is a big reason why the Baltimore Ravens are struggling to score points. Coach John Harbaugh Monday guaranteed that his third-year signal-caller will play better. He needs him to turn around quickly. The third-year quarterback threw a career-high four interceptions in Sunday's 15-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. In Baltimore's opener, a 10-9 win over the New York Jets, Flacco lost a fumble and threw an interception. Because of their offensive struggles the Ravens trail unbeaten Pittsburgh in the AFC North despite not having given up a touchdown.
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By ARNOLD S. PLATOU | April 10, 2010
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Sheila Kurtz thinks she might be the only homeowner left in her Hagerstown neighborhood. During more than two years of recession, many of the townhomes in her Pangborn Park development have been repossessed, sold and turned into rentals, or stand empty. "I can't believe what's happened on our street," Kurtz said. "There have been three houses sold as the result of foreclosure" since last fall, when she bought the townhome at 519 Papa Court, she said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | January 21, 2009
Editor's note: This is the first of two stories focusing on the ups and downs of the struggling economy and its impact on Berkeley County. Click here to read the second story. MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Battered by a housing market crash that is part of a national recession, Berkeley County's economy isn't knocked out cold, according to business leaders. "It's not completely stopped," said Tina Combs, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce of Martinsburg and Berkeley County.
NEWS
December 31, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Assessing the success of Maryland's season depends on whether you see the Humanitarian Bowl as half empty or half full. The Terrapins capped an up-and-down ride with a 42-35 win over Nevada on a chilly Tuesday night in Idaho before a crowd of 26,781. There were more empty seats than Maryland fans, yet those in attendance watched the Terps secure their fifth eight-win season in eight years under Ralph Friedgen. There's nothing wrong with finishing 8-5, but Maryland expected much more after beating four ranked teams to put itself in position to play for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship.
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By MARLO BARNHART | July 16, 2008
WILLIAMSPORT - About four years ago, Darlene Kirby's life began to fall apart, and she wasn't sure what was happening to her. "I'd fall asleep at my sewing machine," she said of her work at B&B Embroidery in Williamsport. She was also having pains in her side and problems remembering how to do the simplest things. One night, for example, Kirby got up, went to her kitchen and proceeded to take cans out of the cupboards, stacking them around the room. Later, she said she accused her husband, David, of doing it because she had no memory of the events.
NEWS
November 27, 2007
Fedora Copley, 15, is a sophomore at North Hagerstown High School. She loves to read and would happily buy an Amazon Kindle e-book reader if only she had money. Sally Newlin, 16, is a junior at Washington County Technical High School. She has experienced a lot of ups and downs in her relationships, and has learned a thing or two. Darcy Shull, 15, is a sophomore at North Hagerstown High School. She loves fairies and fantasy books and movies. Robert Keller, 15, is a sophomore at North Hagerstown High School.
NEWS
by ELIZABETH SCHULZE | March 22, 2007
This weekend the Maryland Symphony Orchestra reunites with the renowned mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer in the magnificent French song cycle, "Les Nuits d't" by Hector Berlioz. These "Summer Nights" are reflections on the joys, anxieties and frustrations of love. While the first and last songs convey the ecstatic and hopeful faces of love, the four inner movements proceed through misery, melancholy and mournful resignation. It can be no coincidence that the composer was experiencing the breakdown of his first marriage when he was setting these poems to music.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | December 8, 2006
An elevator project at the Washington County Administration Building that caused headaches for county officials has been completed, but at more than double the budgeted amount. The contractor doing the project ran into several issues that increased the cost from about $95,000 to about $210,000, Public Works Director Gary Rohrer said. The county undertook the elevator maintenance project in late June to comply with state regulations, according to a press release issued by the county in the summer.
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