To Hagerstown officials for giving city police overtime cash to put additional officers on the street until more can be hired. Nobody will complain about the cost of this government service.
To Councilwoman Susan Saum-Wicklein and the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites, for working hard to make Hagerstown the hub of Civil War tourism activity. Last week's convention is just the beginning.
To Penny Florek of the Washington County Hospital, for the hard work that won her Secretary of the Year honors for 1997. As she said, a good secretary is the backbone of any company.
To any member of the Washington County Gaming Commission tempted to give the Maryland Theatre $130,000 to pay off its debts. Until there's new management, a real business plan and an up-to-date audit, don't give 'em a cent.