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Thumbs up, thumbs down 7/8

July 07, 2000

Thumbs up, thumbs down 7/8



Thumbs up!To the volunteers of the Washington County chapter of SCORE -' the Services Corps of Retired Executives - who lend their expertise at no charge to operators of small businesses.

Thumbs up!To the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and all the sponsors who put together the annual concert at the Antietam Battlefield, bringing thousands to the site where thousands died in the fight to keep the nation intact.

Thumbs down!To the Irish Protestants bent on stirring up animosity by scheduling a parade to run through a Catholic area of Northern Ireland. Isn't it time to end religious-based hate?

Thumbs up!To Clara Broadus, organizer of For Our Kids' Sake, a Hagerstown community group that will take up to four busloads of children to Kings Dominion in Richmond, Va. on August 5. Want to sponsor a child's trip? Call (301) 739-2557.

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? ? ?To Maryland's Public Service Commission, which is advertising that consumers can now choose their electric supplier when no out-of-state suppliers are offering deals in Maryland. Did we miss something?

Thumbs down!To the person or persons who have attacked a black Labrador retriever on South Prospect Street in Hagerstown three times this year. There's something mighty cowardly about a person who would hurt a helpless animal.

Thumbs up!To the U.S. Congress, for passing a law to force those who contribute to ad campaigns that attempt to influence government policy to reveal their names. Bravo!

Thumbs up!To the Washington County Technical High School, for the hard work that won it the chance to participate in Automotive Youth Education Services, a nationwide program that provides students with jobs after graduation.

Thumbs up!To newly elected Martinsburg, W.Va Mayor George Karos, for what seems to be a well-thought-out set of goals for his term, including creation of a new community college.

Thumbs up!To the State of Pennsylvania, for giving homeowners until August 1 to apply for a one-time $100-per-household rebate. The original deadline was yesterday, so if you're eligible, you've got a second chance for a small bonanza.

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