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thumbs up, thumbs down 11/4/00

November 03, 2000

Thumbs up, thumbs down 11/4



Thumbs up!To the more than 400 participants who ran, walked and exercised to raise more than $50,000 to fight breast cancer during the annual Washington County Y-Me Fitness Challenge.

Thumbs up!

To the Old Forge, Smithsburg and Boonsboro elementary schools, for the improved test scores that earned them an additional $142,828 in state aid. It took hard work from parents, students, teachers and administrators.

Thumbs up!

To Shepherd College, for moving ahead with a plan to begin holding community and technical classes at the old Blue Ridge Outlet Center by January. The sooner the better.

To Hagerstown officials who said that a planned Civil War museum and an open space plan for the new University Systems campus downtown are private projects which don't need to be on their priority list for state funds. Private projects?

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To President Clinton, for comparing his impeachment to the persecution that many gays undergo. The next thing you know he'll be comparing himself to Mother Teresa.

Thumbs up!

To the Long Meadows Rotary Club, which turned a one-acre plot of unused land on Northern Avenue into a community park, showing again what can happen when government and a group of good volunteers work together.

Thumbs up!

To the Washington County school system for the work it did to win honors as one of the nation's top 50 school bus fleets by putting "people first, both employees and customers."

Thumbs up!

To West Virginia Public radio's "Mountain Stage" program, for agreeing to help raise cash again for the restoration of the old B&O Roundhouse in Martinsburg, W.Va. General admission to the 7:30 p.m. show at Musselman High is $20.

Thumbs up!

To the voters who've paid attention to the candidates' statements, attended public forums and generally done the work that good citizenship requires. Thank you so much.

Thumbs up!

To Dolores Harmon, Janet Keller, Ethel Nemcek and Michael Weller for the work they did to win the Washington County Partnership for Children and Families' awards for community service. They labor to ensure the next generation's success.

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