Thumbs up, thumbs down 8/18
To Hagerstown City Council members, for their pledge of $50,000 to Community Rescue Service, the chief emergency medical service provider for city residents. It's a giant step forward.
To Kathy Siggins, a Mt. Airy, Md., woman who turned the grief she felt after her husband's death from Alzheimer's disease into a drive to get the U.S. Postal Service to issue a special stamp which would help fund research on that disease.
To Rep. Gary Condit, for his plan to go ahead with an Oct. 20 campaign fund-raiser despite his involvement with Chandra Levy, an intern half his age missing since May 1. Has this guy got chutzpah or what?
To S. Barry Klohr, commander of a Civil War re-enactor group that participated in the recent Battle of Funkstown, for apologizing because some in his unit violated the event's no-alcohol rule. Klohr didn't attend, but took responsibility anyway.