To Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Tom Routzahn, for his rescue of a female gunshot victim. He took action without knowing whether the shooter was still on the scene.
To Smithsburg Mayor Mildred "Mickey" Myers, for challenging dismissed police chief (and mayoral candidate) Tommy Bowers to a no-holds-barred debate. Leave the lawyers home and let us know all the facts.
To Maryland Del. John Donoghue, for pressing ahead with his bill to make health-maintenance organizations consider something else besides the bottom line.
To Washington County hunters who donated 74 deer - 3,700 pounds of meat - to Hunters Feeding the Hungry, an organization that links hunters with food banks and other groups which ensure that the poor don't go hungry.