To Ryan Reid and Amanda Shifler, two Washington County youths who had the presence of mind to call 911 when their fathers were stricken with life-threatening illnesses.
To Maryland State Trooper First Class Dan Weaver of the Hagerstown barracks, for the work he and a partner did to win a three-day counter-sniper competition at Fort Meade. Somehow the win make us feel a little bit safer.
To Stephen Jones, Tim McVeigh's defense attorney, for hinting that executing McVeigh might lead to more violence. This attempt at intimidation should be soundly rejected.
To the Gallup Poll Organization, for its less-than-startling conclusion that more whites than blacks feel good about the state of U.S. race relations. The next news flash will probably involve the fact that the sky grows dark at night.