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By Peter T. Kilborn and Peter T. Kilborn,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 25, 2002
SOUTH BOSTON, Va. - For 13 years, Amy Altman worked at the JPS Apparel Fabrics plant here, and wound up earning $9.50 an hour. With production grinding toward a halt early last year, she began working one week on and one off, and on the off weeks she collected a $224 unemployment check. When the plant closed on Aug. 1, letting 346 workers go, the checks continued. But in October, they stopped. Her eligibility, limited to six months, had expired. Creditors phoned. "When would I pay?" she recalls them asking.
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From Sun staff reports | April 2, 2014
A second-half comeback by the Mount St. Mary's men's lacrosse team fell short Tuesday night as host Saint Joseph's won, 10-5. The Hawks improved to 7-3 overall and 3-0 in the Northeast Conference. Clayton Wainer scored twice for the Mount (0-11, 0-3), which trailed 8-1 after three quarters. Mount St. Mary's scored four straight goals to cut the lead to 8-5 with 8:45 remaining, but Saint Joseph's scored the final two to pull away. State women Frostburg State 19, Southern Virginia 3: The visiting Bobcats (2-9)
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By Lavinia Edmunds and By Lavinia Edmunds,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 25, 2003
It is hard for me to believe that my husband and I are rolling through the gates of Berry Hill as welcomed guests. All my life, I have admired the beautiful symmetry of the crumbling Greek Revival mansion, like the temple of some unknown religion on a hill. As a teen-ager growing up in this rural region of southern Virginia, my friends and I risked life and limb catapulting over the padlocked gate and running up to the porch, just to sit on those cool stone steps on a summer night and conjure ghosts from the past.
SPORTS
By Patrick Gutierrez | October 11, 2008
Rhode Island (2-4, 0-2 CAA) @Towson (2-4, 0-2 CAA) Time: 3:07 p.m. Site: Johnny Unitas Stadium TV/Radio: WNST (1570 AM) Outlook: The Tigers are hoping a raucous homecoming crowd will help propel them to their first Colonial Athletic Association win of the season. The Rams, fresh off a win over in-state rival Brown, are also winless in the conference. This could be a high-scoring game as both teams look to throw the ball early and often. Towson QB Sean Schaefer is averaging 246 passing yards; his counterpart, Rhode Island's Derek Cassidy, threw for 298 yards and five touchdowns last week.
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By Patrick Gutierrez | October 11, 2008
Rhode Island (2-4, 0-2 CAA) @Towson (2-4, 0-2 CAA) Time: 3:07 p.m. Site: Johnny Unitas Stadium TV/Radio: WNST (1570 AM) Outlook: The Tigers are hoping a raucous homecoming crowd will help propel them to their first Colonial Athletic Association win of the season. The Rams, fresh off a win over in-state rival Brown, are also winless in the conference. This could be a high-scoring game as both teams look to throw the ball early and often. Towson QB Sean Schaefer is averaging 246 passing yards; his counterpart, Rhode Island's Derek Cassidy, threw for 298 yards and five touchdowns last week.
SPORTS
From Sun staff reports | April 2, 2014
A second-half comeback by the Mount St. Mary's men's lacrosse team fell short Tuesday night as host Saint Joseph's won, 10-5. The Hawks improved to 7-3 overall and 3-0 in the Northeast Conference. Clayton Wainer scored twice for the Mount (0-11, 0-3), which trailed 8-1 after three quarters. Mount St. Mary's scored four straight goals to cut the lead to 8-5 with 8:45 remaining, but Saint Joseph's scored the final two to pull away. State women Frostburg State 19, Southern Virginia 3: The visiting Bobcats (2-9)
FEATURES
By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | July 13, 1997
Usually, when my father and I set off on a summer vacation together, we've picked a place too far.It's always a well-known place or a beautiful place that requires us to drive a little too fast for too long to get there and then, after we've spent a few days sightseeing, demands a similar performance on the long drive home.But this time, when we got to the end of the driveway, we had no destination. Did we want to go north or south? We didn't know, so we flipped a coin and headed south -- toward Virginia.
NEWS
March 12, 1992
A state veterinarian plans to use a variation of fingerprinting in an attempt to identify a 35-foot whale that has been hanging around the Chesapeake Bay Bridge as one of a group of humpbacks whales that have spent several months in southern Virginia waters.Dr. Cindy Driscoll of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that the whale, last seen near sunset on Tuesday, is a humpback. She plans to send photographs of the animal to officials at the Virginia Marine Science Museum in Virginia Beach, who have been photographing at least eight humpbacks since December.
SPORTS
By Tom Keyser | August 27, 1997
Colonial Downs opened its track for training yesterday -- six days before the scheduled opening of the track in southern Virginia.Lenny Hale, Colonial Downs' racing secretary, said that 24 horses galloped over the track, and that at least seven were scheduled for workouts this morning."
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | July 16, 1998
Gov. Parris N. Glendening has appointed John B. Franzone as chairman of the Maryland Racing Commission.Former chairman E. William Furey, who served two straight one-year terms, the legal limit, remains on the nine-member board.Franzone, a member since 1996, has owned thoroughbreds since 1987.Meanwhile, the Virginia Racing Commission approved amended dates for a 25-day Colonial Downs thoroughbred meet: Sept. 7 to Oct. 11. Horses will race at the southern Virginia track 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 4 p.m. Monday.
TRAVEL
By Lavinia Edmunds and By Lavinia Edmunds,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 25, 2003
It is hard for me to believe that my husband and I are rolling through the gates of Berry Hill as welcomed guests. All my life, I have admired the beautiful symmetry of the crumbling Greek Revival mansion, like the temple of some unknown religion on a hill. As a teen-ager growing up in this rural region of southern Virginia, my friends and I risked life and limb catapulting over the padlocked gate and running up to the porch, just to sit on those cool stone steps on a summer night and conjure ghosts from the past.
NEWS
By Peter T. Kilborn and Peter T. Kilborn,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 25, 2002
SOUTH BOSTON, Va. - For 13 years, Amy Altman worked at the JPS Apparel Fabrics plant here, and wound up earning $9.50 an hour. With production grinding toward a halt early last year, she began working one week on and one off, and on the off weeks she collected a $224 unemployment check. When the plant closed on Aug. 1, letting 346 workers go, the checks continued. But in October, they stopped. Her eligibility, limited to six months, had expired. Creditors phoned. "When would I pay?" she recalls them asking.
FEATURES
By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | July 13, 1997
Usually, when my father and I set off on a summer vacation together, we've picked a place too far.It's always a well-known place or a beautiful place that requires us to drive a little too fast for too long to get there and then, after we've spent a few days sightseeing, demands a similar performance on the long drive home.But this time, when we got to the end of the driveway, we had no destination. Did we want to go north or south? We didn't know, so we flipped a coin and headed south -- toward Virginia.
SPORTS
By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | March 17, 1994
RICHMOND, Va. -- If he isn't awarded the license to run Virginia's first thoroughbred horse racing track, Joe De Francis said yesterday that the only other applicant for the track license he would work with is Arnold Stansley, a Toledo, Ohio, harness operator who wants to build a track in New Kent County, about 25 miles east of here.The owner of Laurel and Pimlico race courses told members of the Virginia Racing Commission that if either he or Stansley ran the Virginia track, there would be an interstate-racing circuit.
SPORTS
By From Sun staff and news services | October 12, 2008
Defensive end Jarrell Chandler broke through St. John Fisher's offensive line to sack quarterback Tim Bailey on fourth down and seal a 58-52 victory yesterday in Rochester, N.Y., for No. 20 Salisbury, which defeated the No. 25 Cardinals in four overtimes. The Salisbury players spilled onto the field and celebrated a huge nonconference win for the Sea Gulls (5-1) before an announced 740 at Growney Stadium. The victory kept alive Salisbury's playoff hopes, which looked bleak late in the fourth quarter.
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