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Jan Alderton - Opinion

April 17, 2009

Byrd among Pig Book ‘Oinkers’


The Moorefield Examiner reports an estimated 250 people were employed at the Moorefield facility, located on South Fork Road. The firm announced the closure on April 1....

Ocean City vacationers who enjoy going to the Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille may find that there will be many more of the restaurants in the future.

According to The Daily Record in Baltimore, the restaurant plans to open nearly 130 locations across the East Coast in the next five years. Greene Turtle already has 20 locations in Maryland, one in Washington, D.C., and one in Delaware....

At the Maryland Board of Public Works meeting last week, state Comptroller Peter Franchot questioned a $400,000 line of credit extension given to the Maryland Economic Development Corporation for Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort.

According to Lisa Rein, writing in the Washington Post’s Maryland Moment blog, Franchot said: “I can’t imagine it’s going to be a banner year for conferences and corporations. Given the condition of the economy, how can we have any confidence we’re not going to be right back here next year?”

But Robert C. Brennan, MEDCO’s executive director, called the 216-room, five-story hotel an “asset of the state” that he will fight to keep alive. “The next three months look very good” for bookings, Brennan is quoted as saying in the Post report. He assured the board that Rocky Gap would end the year in the black....

Ashley Taylor Landon, granddaughter of the late television actor Michael Landon, will serve as Queen Shenandoah LXXXII during the 82nd Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival April 24-May 3 in Winchester, Va.

She is the third member of the Landon family to be crowed queen of the festival. Once she is crowed, she will take part in numerous festival activities, including the Firefighters’ Parade and the Valley Health Queen’s Ball May 1, and the Grand Feature Parade May 2....

Seen on the Internet — Actual newspaper headlines:

• Food basic to student diet

• Dealers will hear car talk at noon

• Lawmen from Mexico barbecue guests

• Smokers are productive, but death cuts efficiency

• British union finds dwarfs in short supply

• Sex education delayed, teachers request training

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