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by TIM ROWLAND | July 11, 2004
Forty-eight years ago in Atlanta, Ga., Branch Rickey began his speech to the One Hundred Percent Wrong Club banquet with the warning "Ladies and gentlemen, my plane doesn't leave until tomorrow at 10:35 a.m. and I haven't a thing to do between now and then but to talk - and I feel like talking. " Indeed, the Brooklyn Dodgers general manager had a lot to say, specifically about how he was able usher the first black baseball player into the Major Leagues after a century of racial exclusion.
NEWS
June 15, 2009
INWOOD, W.Va. -- An Inwood man was wounded early Monday in a home invasion, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department said. Police are looking for two men in connection with the incident. The wounded man was in recovery at Winchester (Va.) Hospital following surgery for nonlife-threatening injuries, Lt. Gary Harmison of the Sheriff's Department said. The incident was reported at 3:08 a.m., Harmison said. Two adults at 384 Patricks Court in Inwood were awakened when their front door was forced open, Harmison said.
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by DAN DEARTH | March 28, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - A man whose brother was sentenced to 51 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to charges of making racist threats said Tuesday night that he recently overheard the city's only black councilwoman mutter that she loathes all white men in Hagerstown. The councilwoman, Alesia Parson-McBean, denied the accusation immediately after Mike Shifler made it during a City Council meeting. About 30 people were in the audience, including members of a local Girl Scout troop.
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by DAN DEARTH | March 28, 2007
A Hagerstown City Council woman denied Tuesday she made remarks attributed to her during the sentencing of a man who had threatened her. Councilwoman Alesia Parson-McBean issued the denial at Tuesday's council meeting immediately after Mike Shifler, the brother of man sentenced earlier this month to 51 months in federal prison for civil rights violations, said in the public meeting that he heard Parson-McBean say she loathed all white men in...
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by PEPPER BALLARD | September 25, 2004
A man asking for a cigarette Friday morning allegedly showed a handgun and robbed another man in the area of Washington and Antietam streets, according to Hagerstown Police Department Sgt. Curt Wood. About 3:52 a.m., the 24-year-old victim stepped outside and was approached by two white men and a white woman, Wood said in a news release. A white man wearing a gray sweat suit then asked the victim if he could have a cigarette, but the victim told him that he didn't smoke, Wood said.
NEWS
June 17, 2009
INWOOD, W.Va. -- A woman was tied up in her home early Tuesday in the second home invasion reported in the Inwood area in as many days, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department said in a news release. The woman said several people entered her home and demanded that she turn over her prescription medicine, the release said. She was tied up and left in her home, but was able to free herself and call for help. The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff's office at 304-267-7000 or Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.
NEWS
August 9, 1997
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The keynote speaker at the West Virginia NAACP annual convention Friday night told the crowd at the Dudley Baptist Church that black Americans will continue to rise despite the current political onslaught against affirmative action. The Rev. Julius Caesar Hope, director of the NAACP's Department of Religious Affairs, said that some whites see affirmative action as reverse discrimination. "Some white males talk about affirmative action as if it's against white males," Hope said.
NEWS
February 8, 2002
Robbers force way into home, steal money McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police in McConnellsburg are warning senior citizens to be cautious if strangers approach their homes following a home invasion robbery Tuesday afternoon. At 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, three men arrived at a home on Heavenly Acres Ridge Road in Thompson Township in the southern part of Fulton County near the Maryland line in a black van. One man knocked on the door and when Helen Funk, 80, answered, he told her the electricity was being turned off, police said.
NEWS
January 5, 2004
Police seek men in alleged armed robbery FREDERICK, Md. - One of several white men walking near Kentucky Fried Chicken on U.S. 40 in Frederick Saturday afternoon allegedly showed a man a handgun, ordered him into a red pickup truck and drove him to an unidentified parking lot in Boonsboro, robbing him of an undisclosed amount of money, according to the Frederick Police Department. The men then fled the area, police said. Anyone in the area who observed anything suspicious is asked to contact the Frederick Police Department at 301-694-2100.
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February 7, 2013
Agency collecting furniture in need of donations To the editor: Christian Social Services has been operating a program to provide usable furniture to people in our county who have been “burned out” or find themselves in desperate situations where they have little or no furniture. People make appointments for our volunteers to pick up the furniture. We store the items in a storage facility and, when the need arises, the person makes a request and we make arrangements for delivery.
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NEWS
June 17, 2009
INWOOD, W.Va. -- A woman was tied up in her home early Tuesday in the second home invasion reported in the Inwood area in as many days, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department said in a news release. The woman said several people entered her home and demanded that she turn over her prescription medicine, the release said. She was tied up and left in her home, but was able to free herself and call for help. The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff's office at 304-267-7000 or Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.
NEWS
June 15, 2009
INWOOD, W.Va. -- An Inwood man was wounded early Monday in a home invasion, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department said. Police are looking for two men in connection with the incident. The wounded man was in recovery at Winchester (Va.) Hospital following surgery for nonlife-threatening injuries, Lt. Gary Harmison of the Sheriff's Department said. The incident was reported at 3:08 a.m., Harmison said. Two adults at 384 Patricks Court in Inwood were awakened when their front door was forced open, Harmison said.
NEWS
January 21, 2008
On Aug. 28, 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and gave his "I Have A Dream" speech. He spoke to a quarter of a million people who participated in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and to the world. The speech is considered one of the greatest speeches in history and a benchmark of the Civil Rights Movement. Here is what he said: "I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.
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by DAN DEARTH | March 28, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - A man whose brother was sentenced to 51 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to charges of making racist threats said Tuesday night that he recently overheard the city's only black councilwoman mutter that she loathes all white men in Hagerstown. The councilwoman, Alesia Parson-McBean, denied the accusation immediately after Mike Shifler made it during a City Council meeting. About 30 people were in the audience, including members of a local Girl Scout troop.
NEWS
by DAN DEARTH | March 28, 2007
A Hagerstown City Council woman denied Tuesday she made remarks attributed to her during the sentencing of a man who had threatened her. Councilwoman Alesia Parson-McBean issued the denial at Tuesday's council meeting immediately after Mike Shifler, the brother of man sentenced earlier this month to 51 months in federal prison for civil rights violations, said in the public meeting that he heard Parson-McBean say she loathed all white men in...
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | May 15, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - Hagerstown Police said an early morning strong-arm robbery in City Park almost two weeks ago was an isolated incident. Sgt. Paul Kifer said people should not be afraid to go to the park, but should use some caution when visiting. "This is very uncommon," he said. "I think this (robbery) was just based on the time of day. It was a chance opportunity thing. " The man was robbed by two men May 3 while walking to work through the park about 5:30 a.m., police said.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | September 25, 2004
A man asking for a cigarette Friday morning allegedly showed a handgun and robbed another man in the area of Washington and Antietam streets, according to Hagerstown Police Department Sgt. Curt Wood. About 3:52 a.m., the 24-year-old victim stepped outside and was approached by two white men and a white woman, Wood said in a news release. A white man wearing a gray sweat suit then asked the victim if he could have a cigarette, but the victim told him that he didn't smoke, Wood said.
NEWS
by TIM ROWLAND | July 11, 2004
Forty-eight years ago in Atlanta, Ga., Branch Rickey began his speech to the One Hundred Percent Wrong Club banquet with the warning "Ladies and gentlemen, my plane doesn't leave until tomorrow at 10:35 a.m. and I haven't a thing to do between now and then but to talk - and I feel like talking. " Indeed, the Brooklyn Dodgers general manager had a lot to say, specifically about how he was able usher the first black baseball player into the Major Leagues after a century of racial exclusion.
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