To all of the volunteers who gave up their own Thanksgiving family meals to serve dinner and some companionship to the poor, the homeless and the lonely. Bless you.
To Washington County citizens who donated 7,000 pounds of food in two days, so that the annual Bags of Plenty food drive would reach its 25,000-pound goal. After a potential shortfall was publicized, many generous folks kicked in.
To the late Odello M. Leiter, a Hagerstown businessman who served his community on numerous boards and commissions. He's a good example of what a life of service means.
To Gary Branum, a University of California columnist who urged UC students to attack Chelsea Clinton, who attends Stanford, UC's football rival. Branum said his piece, which referred to a "bloody carcass," was a satire. Satire's funny; this wasn't.