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HOAG & SONS P[] B(] X 1 6 2 SPR I NGPORT . - B002 BOOK BINDERY 2 MI 49284 ~. 0162 @ $245,000 Drive now at 43.5% of goal A low voter turnout is predicted statewide for next Tuesday's Gen- eral Election in West Virginia, but more voters than normal in an off- year event are expected to turn out in Jefferson County because of an excess levy issue for paid ambu- lance service and four hotly con- tested state and county races. Two Martinsburg residents are seeking the State Senate seat from the 16th District. Harry E. Dugan, the Republi- can incumbent, who unseated long-time Democrat Sondra Lucht in the previous election, will be the target of political Democrat John Unger, a newcomer to the political scene. Court Convenes in es IRD WSf the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals convened in the historic Jefferson ~," V6 CC~th use on Tuesday, marking the first time since 1912 that the justices have held L Tili -R-~Charles Town and two other cities in the state regularly hosted the Supreme Court d' ~ ^~' ~'ough 1912, but that rotation was ended when the court moved into new and perma- .~t~, tJls in Charleston. from left, include Justice Elliott E. Maynard, Justice Margaret L. Work- ~stice Robin Davis; Justice Larry Starcher and Justice John McCuskey. to Chief Justice Davis, the court plans to visit several other cities this year in hopes public a better idea of how the court proceeds with its work. historic court room Tuesday to view the cases heard by the high court. Dugan, a street-wise business- man, who touts several key suc- cesses during his term, will have to fend off a strong challenge by Unger, a Rhodes Scholar who has garnered a tremendous amount of support in the Democrat commu- nity throughout the district. Two Jefferson County residents, incumbent Democrat John Doyle, of Shepherdstown, and Middleway resident David Woods, a Republi- can, will square off against each other fi)r the 55th District. post in the West Virginia House of Del- egates. Doyle is counting on a record that helped bring about the renais- sance at the local race track over ihe past couple of years, along with additional project funding at Shep- herd College and several other lo- cal projects in Jefferson County. Woods, who was appointed by Republicans following the primary election to challenge Doyle, says that he disagrees with every posi- tion that his opponent endorses. He belives that the delegate's role begins with the people he or she serves and ends in the legisla- ture. Two local races that will un- doubtedly will bring more voters to the polls features Democrat in- cumbent Greg Lance against Re- publican A1 Hooper, a civil engineer. Democrat Joseph J. "Jack" Snyder against Republican incum- bent commission member Jame~,~ G. Knode. Lance and Hooper are seeking the commission ~e~ from Charles Town District, While Sny~er and Knode are running in the Shepherdstown District. Lance has mounted a campaign on the accomplishments of the County Commission over the past four years, but Hooper believes that better planning for the future is essential and that his experience as a civil engineer could be a key ingredient in that planning. Knode is a fiscal conservative who believes the commission's job is to ensure that the taxpayer's money is wisely spent. Snyder says that the county needs to pinpoint capital improvements for the fu- ture, which would include ex- panded infrastructure and new schools. He has long been a propo- nent of high-speed rail as a form of alternative transportation. Three veteran incumbents are running unopposed this year, in- cluding Circuit Clerk Patsy Noland, County Clerk John Ott and 56th District Delegate Dale Manuel. All are Democrats. Also on the ballot this time will be two constitutional amendments and the Jefferson County ambu-Passage of the levy would pro- lance levy, designed to provide an vide an emergency medical techni- ambulance service operated by a clan and paramedic at four mix of paid personnel and volun- 1 o c a t i o n s I n d e p e n d e n t, teers. Shepherdstown, Blue Ridge and The County Commission put Friendship fire companies. the issue on the ballot at the re- Elsewhere in this newspaper, quest of the Jefferson County Am- figures involving costs to taxpay- bulance Authority. Passage of the ers and businesses are provided in levy would generate $2.2 million an advertisement from the Ambu- for the service, providing person- lance Authority, as well as in the nel, training and equipment for official sample ballot in today's le- the ambulance service, gal advertisements. A complete listing of polling The levy is being put before the places provided by county govern- voters in order to help meet the ment is provided in today's legal burgeoning medical transport advertisements. needs of the Jefferson County citi- By the way, polls open at 6:30 zenry. Ambulance calls number a.m. next Tuesday anal will remain around 3,000 annually, open until 7:30 p.m. Hours for "Trick or Treat" Ghosts and goblins and "things that go bump in the night" will take to the streets of municipalities in Jefferson County Saturday night for the annual "Trick or Treat" festivities. In Charles Town, Ranson, Harpers Ferry and Bolivar, young people will be allowed to go to homes seeking treats of all kinds, but only where residents leave their porch lights burning. Trick-or-Treaters are asked to carry flashlights with them at all times as a safety precaution, and adult supervision is recommended in all areas. Youngsters festooned in dark costumes are requested to wear some kind of reflective material so that they may be easily seen by passing motorists. In Shepherdstown, Trick-or-Treat hours on Saturday will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Again, all safety precautions should be exercised. Remember, all treats should be carefully checked by an adult before being consumed by youngsters. Royal Vendors will build a newon engineering and innovation. plant in northwest Mississippi. However, the snapshot today re- Construction will be underway by veals an astonishing fact; the pace the end of this year and produe- of industry growth and over- tion is slated to begin in 1999. The whelming market demand for primary plant in KearneysvilleRoyal Vendor's equipment were will continue to be the location of vastly underestimated. Goals its management team and corpo-were redefined beyond the found- rate headquarters, company offi- ing mission against which Royal cials announced. Vendors can only be measured as Royal Vendors, Inc. has long successful. been recognized as the leadingEvidence of setting new stan- manufacturer of cold beverage dards occurred in spring of this vending equipment. Innovation,year, when 142,000 square feet of commitment to customer serviceproduction and office space were and employee expertise have added to the original 120,000 shaped Royal Vendors into a square foot plant. This expansion world-class organization, allowed the organization to shape The vision that first emerged an even more aggressive and with the birth of Royal Vendors 11 proactive posture for the future. years ago was believed to be ambi- Royal Vendors is committed to fos- tious; steady growth, interna- Continued on Page 2 tional expansion, continued focus i West I(304) at our r, :he Avanti Ristorante in Charles Town afternoon as a delegation of Italian officials of San Gimignano visited here as part of the Sis- *gram. The group posed for this photograph d~ar- ception for the European visitors, one of many during a four-day visit. left, are Guido Tinacci, translator and town San Gimignano; Giacomo Bassi, a opposition party; Randy Hilton, Mayor of mi, Mayor of San Gimignano; and a member of the Cultural and Tourism in San Gimignano. (Photo by Bar- ~,ES Page 2 WEATHER Page 4 The extended forecast for the area~. Page 11through Sunday is: Page 19Partly cloudy through today, be- Page 24coming sunny through Sunday. Highs Page 31ranging from the low 60s Thursday to Page 33the high 50s by the weekend. Over- Page 34night lows ranging from around 50 to Page 3440 by Sunday night. No rain is forecast. Mayor Nencioni and his group arrived in Charles Town late Fri- day after a meeting with officials from the Sister Cities Interna- tional. The delegation also toured the White House, met with Italian Ambassador Salleo, took a tour of the U.S. Capitol where they ate lunch in the Senate dining room; and capped off the day with a bar- becue at Elmwood Farm. Events on Saturday included meeting with the Charles Town City Council and a walking tour of the town and its points of interest, the public reception and dinner at the Charles Town Races, where a special race was held in honor of Mayor Nencioni. On Sunday, the group toured Harpers Ferry, local farms, the Washington homes, and saw a number of local artisans and their work. The day was capped with dinner at Richwood Hall. Monday's itinerary centered at Jefferson High School with a tour, a performance by the school's Pop Singers, and lunch. In the after- noon, a tour of the National Park Service Conservation Lab preceded departure of the San Gimignanon officials. Mayor Nencioni and his entou- rage accepted the invitation from Mayor Hilton recently following a visit by Hilton and his wife to San Gimignano last fall. The Sister Cities Progam is a Continued on Page 2 at Classics' A number of sports legends participated in last weekend's Breeders' Classics' Breakfast held at the Charles Town Race Track under the sponsorship of the Charles Town Rotary Club. Seated, from left, are Donald Mickey, of the Rotary Club; NFL quarterback Sonny Jurgensen, now in the Hall of Fame; Sam Huff, president of the Breeders Classics and himself an NFL Hall of Famer; and John Askintowicz, president of the Charles Town Rotary Club. Standing, from left, are Sonny Randle, long-time receiver for the NFL St. Louis Cardinals;, Frank Herzog, well.known broadcaster in the Washington area; Chris Lincoln, of ESPN Sports and master of ceremonies; and Mark Moseley, forme/" placekicker with the Washington Redskins. More on the sports break- fast in today's sports section.