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Thumbs up, thumbs down 8/4

November 09, 2001

Thumbs up, thumbs down 8/4



Thumbs up!

To all the exhibitors and volunteers at Washington County's annual Ag Expo, for the work they've done to celebrate and perpetuate this area's agricultural heritage. The event runs through Saturday, August 11.

Thumbs up!

To Washington County school officials for their attempt to access more funds by convincing those whose children are eligible for free and reduced-price lunches to sign up for the program. If enough do, it could mean up to $400 per pupil.

Thumbs down!To Rosemary Radovan of San Jose, Calif. who was recently convicted of child endangerment for repeatedly locking her children in the trunk of her car while she was at work. Can we do that to her?

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Thumbs down!

To former president Bill Clinton, for acting as if his decision to open an office in Harlem had nothing to do with the protest over his first choice, a much pricier office suite in midtown Manhattan. This guy's bread always falls butter-side-up.

Thumbs up!To Jim Taylor of Taylor Keyboards, for his donation of a new Yamaha piano worth $4,000 to Hospice of Washington County's 17th annual benefit auction. Thanks for being so generous.

Thumbs up!

To Maryland Mass Transit Administration officials, for working out most of the details of how MARC commuter trains will run between Frederick and Washington, D.C. The service, an alternative to auto travel, is due to start in December.

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To Jefferson County, W.Va. school officials, who can't seem to find out whether a local school principal has a doctorate degree. Why not have the employee in question request a transcript?

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To Waynesboro, Pa., where the council apparently decided years ago not install properly worded signs on handicapped parking spaces so that police officers can only warn non-handicapped people who park there. What's the rest of this story?

Thumbs up!To the Jefferson County. W.Va., Emergency Services Department, for overseeing the re-naming of 300 county roads to prevent confusion when fire/rescue personnel are dispatched.

Thumbs up!

To officials of Berkeley and Jefferson counties in nearby West Virginia for their decision to ask for expedited construction on the upgrade of W.Va. 9. It's time to stop reviewing this project and start building a new and safer road.

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