To Washington County's United Way volunteers, who raised a record $1.6 million in their 1996 campaign. No one who hasn't been involved can know how many (unpaid) hours this job takes.
To the Charles Town, W.Va. Police Department, for doubling the number of drug arrests from 49 in 1995 to 99 in 1996. Let's put this activity on the endangered species list by doubling that number again in 1997.
To members of the Maryland General Assembly trying to tie a personal income-tax cut to a plan to put slot-machines at state race tracks. The mix is a mistake that may defeat both items.
To Del. Bruce Poole and state Sen. Don Munson, for their proposal to write a bill revamping Washington County's tourism operation, just in case a voluntary solution doesn't materialize. It's good to have a stick if you need it.