To the West Virginia State Police, for their wise decision to settle a suit brought by the parents of Amanda Smailes, killed in 1996 by a motorist police were chasing.
To Washington County Commissioner Jim Wade, for the quick thinking that saved a city-county meeting on sewer cooperation from dissolving into chaos. Wade wisely saw that a small step forward was the best the county could hope for.
To the more than 100 people who attended this past week's hearing on the Washington County school budget. It's a welcome change from last year's handful of attendees.
To Maryland Del. Michael Burns, R-Anne Arundel, for his bill to restrict the Orioles' ability to increase ticket prices. Isn't this the same lawmaker who usually opposes government meddling in private business?