To Hagerstown and Washington County elected officials, for agreeing on a plan to provide sewer to the Prime Retail development. It's a first step toward future cooperation.
To Washington County's Phoenix Color Corp., for donating $92,000 to help three local schools upgrade their computers. The only condition: Each school must start a reading program. A great donation and a good idea.
To any Talbot County, Md. judge who takes seriously Merle W. Unger's plea for a new trial in the 1975 slaying of a Hagerstown police officer. This guy should do his life-plus-40 term.
To Boonsboro Elementary School officials, for sticking with their decision to give peanut butter sandwiches to students who forget their lunch money. If parents had paid when the school extended credit, this wouldn't be an issue.