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By KIMBERLY DURNAN | December 4, 2005
DALLAS - The holidays are supposed to give workers a break. So why do so many employees open e-mail with their presents? They check gift lists and office voice mails. And they dabble in eggnog and in spreadsheets, all while they're supposedly on vacation. Take, for example, Jeff Chadwick, who enjoys using his hard-earned vacation days but is unlikely to unplug from his many responsibilities. During a trip to Disney World, while his wife and children slept, the Carrollton, Texas, accountant logged on at 4 a.m. several times to slip in some work at his job at KPMG back in Dallas.
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NEWS
September 8, 2008
Last week's question: Looking back, did the price of gas have an effect on your travel and vacation plans this summer? o No. We took a cross- country car trip. (Nine votes - 3 percent) o No. We worked the higher gas prices into our plans. (72 votes - 24.2 percent) o Yes. We decided not to fly and stayed close to home. (14 votes - 4.7 percent) o Yes. The gas prices and all the other skyrocketing prices kept us home. (92 votes - 32 percent) o What's a "vacation?"
NEWS
by ADAM BEHSUDI | June 11, 2005
adamb@herald-mail.com MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Three little words were all it took to turn Breanne Toms' vacation to Los Angeles into an unforgettable experience. Shortly after Toms heard "Come on down," the 20-year-old nursing assistant ended up taking a boat, a sauna and a seven-day cruise to Alaska home to Middletown after winning the coveted showcase on the popular game show "The Price is Right. " Her winnings were valued at $39,774. "Half of me felt really nervous, and the other half was really excited," Toms said.
NEWS
August 23, 2007
Health insurance forum set for today To the editor: The Franklin County Adult Learning Center is pleased to announce that Colleen Milligan, outreach specialist for HighmarkBlue Shield, will present information on various health insurance programs in Chambersburg today, Aug. 23, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The information session will be held at Franklin Fire Hall, 70 N Franklin St., in the downstairs meeting room. Light refreshments will be available and an activity for children will be provided by the LIU12 Family Literacy program.
NEWS
September 28, 2006
Investigator Greg Alton, with the Washington County Sheriff's Department, recommended that people going on vacation for any length of time, including snowbirds, make their local police department aware of their departure. An officer can drive by the home to check on it, he said. Alton recommended people let the police know the following before leaving: · Who to contact in the event of an emergency. · The makes and models of any cars that could legitimately be at the home.
NEWS
By DON AINES | January 8, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Chambersburg Borough Council Monday approved what one member called a "Band-Aid solution" to help an injured police officer and appointed a committee to develop a policy for a sick leave bank to help all employees. The council voted unanimously to allow police officers to donate sick leave to the officer, who was injured in an off-duty accident. This "nonprecedent-setting" policy only applies to the particular case of the recovering officer. Borough solicitor Thomas Finucane said current department policy allows officers to donate vacation time and compensation time to help out fellow officers with injuries or illnesses.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | May 21, 2007
Editor's note: This is part of an occasional series about three Washington County families participating in a food diary program created by The Herald-Mail and Washington County Health Department. The families are keeping track of their food consumption and exercise for about three weeks. Then they will have food and exercise plans developed for them and will continue to track their food consumption and exercise for a month. Struggling with her weight is not something new to Hagerstown resident Kellee Smith, who said other family members have had similar struggles and one family member had gastric bypass surgery.
NEWS
by MARK KELLER | August 2, 2002
keller@herald-mail.com "Honey, that vacation will have to wait. " That might have been what coach Darryl Powell said to his wife Sunday after Funkstown Post 211 beat Frederick for the Western Maryland District American Legion baseball title and a berth in the state tournament, which begins today at Frank Perdue Stadium in Salisbury. A state title would make Powell's trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., well worth the wait. "We're supposed to leave (Salisbury) and go right down from there," Powell said.
NEWS
by DAN DEARTH | June 8, 2007
Click here to view and/or purchase photos. CLEAR SPRING - Aric Lippoldt said before Clear Spring High School's commencement ceremony Thursday evening that he didn't want to graduate. It was the past four years, he said, that were the most enjoyable of his life. "I'll miss the high school," Lippoldt said. "A lot (that I'll miss) is from football ... Hanging out with my core group of friends. " Failing to avoid the inevitable, Lippoldt, 17, graduated with 109 of his classmates as family members and friends packed into the high school's auditorium to watch the ceremony - a tradition that began in 1916.
NEWS
By Tony Mulieri | August 14, 2005
At The Herald-Mail Co., like a lot of businesses, summertime gets kind of crazy. With so many vacations to cover, you often find yourself doing someone else's job. The paper doesn't shut down when employees go on vacation. So that's why you often hear someone in the newsroom saying, "I'm Larry this week;" or "I'm Liz today;" or "I'll be Tim on Saturday. " At a small paper like The Herald-Mail, you have to wear a lot of different hats. You take on the duties of the person on vacation and all calls and assignments for that person fall to you. That can be a daunting task.
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