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Letters to the Editor 9/15

September 18, 2000

Letters to the Editor 9/15



Support rescue service



To the editor:

We are fortunate to have Community Rescue Service in our area. They are there when you need them, During 1999 I used the Community Rescue Service five times. Thanks to them I was taken to the hospital in emergency situations.

I am lucky to be alive. The emergency technicians were efficient and considerate and made sure I had good care. Community Rescue Service deserves the monetary support of every citizen in its service area. Let's be there for them just as they are there for us.

Gerald C. Hicks

Funkstown




Vote for schools in Jefferson County



To the editor:

On Sept. 23, voters in Jefferson County, W.Va., will have an opportunity to support education and children. I hope they will join me in voting "yes" for the $39 million construction bond being proposed by the Jefferson County Board of Education.

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The board listened to Jefferson County citizens and teachers two years ago when we said we didn't want Jefferson High School to be expanded. The enrollment at the high school would have exceeded 2,200 students had the expansion project moved forward.

With a new second high school and an improved Jefferson High school - the two primary projects included in the construction bond - our students will have better facilities and more opportunities to excel.

The responsibility of providing quality education belongs to the entire community. Please support our schools by supporting the bond. On September 23, vote "yes" for our children.

Teresa E. McCabe, Chairperson

Citizens For Better Schools

Harpers Ferry, W.Va.




Help appreciated



To the editor:

A special thanks to our friends, neighbors and relatives who prepared meals, visits, flowers, cards, gifts and donations especially prayers during the illness and passing of our loved one, Teresa Shafer. Thanks to the nurses from Hospice and Pastors Bill Wyand and William Freed.

We appreciate the support that was given us during this time of need.

Terry, Taylor and Tara Shafer

Gladys Shuman

Hagerstown




Dishes for all



To the editor:

Right on Mary Burkholder of Chambersburg, Pa.!

The bias of the media is glaringly apparent. Not only on TV by "reporters" who do not report news but rather try to make it. They have become celebrities and act like political analysts. Every evening the major networks carry the same stories with the same "spin" which always favors the Democrats. The mantra liberals use now is "risky" instead of "mean-spirited" regarding any Republican proposal.

It's frightening that so many people have come to believe that when the "government" is handing out grants, subsidies and programs that the money somehow materializes from outer space. Don't people realize that money comes from neighbors and other family members' pockets?

I fully agree with your comments regarding cable TV. We have lived in this area less than two years and have inquired many times of Antietam cable why the Fox News Channel is not provided. We have gotten several excuses why - but never the same one twice. It is obvious they do not want to carry a channel not controlled by liberals. The Fox News Channel has out-rated the major networks for months - and I'm certain it is because they provide unbiased coverage of both liberal and conservative views.

The time has come for us to put up satellite dishes so we have control over what programming we want to watch.

Dorothy Archer

Hagerstown

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