To Mary House, a 90-year-old Hagerstown woman who volunteers several times a week at the Commission on Aging. Helping others makes her happy, she says.
To Hagerstown radio personality Lou Scally, for having the presence of mind to alert friends of Mrs. Juanita Queen, when the "Phone Party" regular didn't call in Dec. 1. The 94-year-old, now okay, had fallen and couldn't arise.
To Washington County, a community that spends $60 million-plus on tip jars, but has trouble finding $1.5 million to fund the annual United Way campaign. Try harder.
To Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening, for putting together the "Smart Growth" plan that will make low-cost mortgage money available in older areas of Hagerstown. This is an opportunity the city must capitalize on.