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Thumbs up, thumbs down 4/28

April 30, 2001

Thumbs up, thumbs down 4/28



Thumbs up!To Pamela Rubisch of Conococheague Elementary School, for the hard work that won her the honor of being named Washington County's Teacher of the Year for 2001.

Thumbs up!

To the more than 120 Washington County high school students participating in the Maryland's Tomorrow program. After experiencing difficulty in high school, these students decided not to give up the struggle to be educated.

Thumbs down!To the Maryland legislative panel that voted not to restrict the Chesapeake Bay crab harvest until July because commercial crabbers whined about the idea. When the crabs are all gone, we'll all whine.

Thumbs up!

To the Millbrook Chamber Orchestra, which has been provided people in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle with symphonic music from 1979 until now, when financial problems are forcing the group to shut down. We'll miss it.

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Thumbs up!To the more than one dozen workers of TYCO Electronics in Waynesboro, Pa. who built an 8-foot-by-12-foot log cabin they'll raffle off today for the benefit of the American Cancer Society.

? ? ?To those seeking release of a list kept by convicted Frederick, Md. madam Angelika Potter: Have you considered the fact that once it's released, those it names will have to prove they didn't do what everyone will assume (without proof) that they did?

Thumbs up!To the parents of an unnamed South Hagerstown High student, who reported him to police after discovering that he stolen a $2,300 computer. Many others would have pretended not to notice.

Thumbs up!

To officials at the Mont Alto campus of Penn State University, who've formed a committee to discourage student drinking, even though it's not near the problem it is on the main campus in State College, Pa. Need help? Call (717) 749-6219.

Thumbs down!To the Terre Haute, Indiana vendors who've printed tee shirts to commemorate the execution of Timothy McVeigh. We hope you all are stuck with a warehouse full of them afterward.

Thumbs down!

To the Bucks County. Pa, judge who gave Gerson Benoit 26 months' probation for kicking his girlfriend's puppy to death for defecating on the rug. It would never happen, but what the cruel punk deserved was (at least) 26 kicks in the behind.

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