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August 25, 2000

Thumbs up, thumbs down 8/26



Thumbs up!

To Joshua Younker, a 10-year-old Hagerstown boy who took the initiative to call 911 after his mother collapsed and fell unconscious. You're a life-saving hero, young man.

Thumbs up!The Boys & Girls Club of Washington County and the Hagerstown Housing Authortiy, for their plan to create a new mentoing and activities program for youths at the Noland Village public housing project.

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To the Chambersburg, Pa. Borough Council, for approving a resolution requring the systematic inspection of rental property. Details have yet to be worked out, but this is a fine start.

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To the Hagerstown Police Department, for sending letters to owners and occupants of more than 30 houses where drugs have been found, telling them that if such activity doesn't cease, the properties may be seized.

Thumbs down!To the U.S. Mint, for designing the Sacagawea golden dollar coin without first figuring out how to get people to use it. So far, it's been a collector's item and a curiosity.

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To the Washington County Child Support Enforcement Division, for giving parents who pay support on time free tickets to Hagerstown Suns' games. Rewarding those who do the right thing makes sense to us.

Thumbs up!To Cathie Burke, for the 27 years of hard work that led up to her being named the Jefferson County, W.Va. Teacher of the Year. In all that time, she says, "I haven't been in a rut yet."

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To Dan Rogers, a 19-year-old Martinsburg, W.Va., resident who worked with many other teens to get a facility at the city's War Memorial Park for skateboarders, roller bladers and bicyclists. They even held a voter-registration drive!

Thumbs up!To Common Cause, for proposing that the Pennsylvania legislature adjourn Oct. 31 to prevent a lame-duck group from voting on items after the Nov. 7 general election.

Thumbs up!To Chelsea Unger, Heidi Weller, Amanda True and Ashley McCusker, for work they did on the "Give a Heart" breast-cancer awareness program that won them national awards in the Students Taking Action with Recognition contest.

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