Thumbs up, thumbs down

April 21, 2000

Thumbs up!To Timothy E. Moffitt II and his dad, for their April 14 rescue of a man whose van had overturned and caught on fire on Interstate 81. Thanks, guys, for getting involved.

Thumbs up!To Washington County Health Systems, the Community Free Clinic and the Maryland General Assembly, for their work on plans to help senior citizens with limited incomes pay for their prescription drugs. Thanks so much.

Thumbs up!To the downtown chapter of Neighborhoods First, for organizing today's Easter Parade activities in downtown Hagerstown. Who says you can't have a good time downtown?

Thumbs up!To Chambersburg, Pa.'s Third Ward Task Force, for its proposal for rental housing inspections there. Rejecting this program and allowing the housing stock to deteriorate would start a downward spiral the city might never recover from.


Thumbs up!To Julia Lowe and six other Washington County students whose writings or artwork were chosen for the Maryland Student Anthology 2000. Her painting of hummingbird is on Page 57.

Thumbs up!To the West Side Cruisers, a Greencastle, Pa. card club, for the charitable work they did to win the Golden Rule ward from Valvoline Oil. Each year they help a dozen or so local folks who've experienced major misfortunes.

Thumbs up!To Hagerstown Community College and Shippensburg University, for agreeing that students who begin their academic careers at HCC can transfer without losing any credits.

Thumbs up!To Clarence E. "CEM" Martin III, and all other members of the Martinsburg, W.Va Roundhouse Authority, for realizing that the history of the area's railroads is worth preserving for the next generation to see and appreciate.

Thumbs up!To the more than 100 Career Connections students honored recently by the Washington County officials for excelling in a program to help students experience what the working world is like.

Thumbs up!To country singer Julie Reeves, for her call to Amanda Cummings, a Hedgesville High School cheerleader who was hurt while cheering at a basketball game and who collided with a player chasing a loose ball.

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