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For the record June 19

June 20, 2005

Marguerite Isman had a special Mother's Day at the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center of Maryland on Friday, May 6. She was presented with a prize of two special spa treatments donated by Thomas Scott Salon and Spa. The spa certificates were presented by the owner of the spa, Mary Jane Tabler. Isman and one of her daughters were the recipients.

Isman lived in Frederick, Md. She has five daughters and four sons. She said, "I've had a blessed life and am very happy. The cooking seminar was great."

She was referring to the cooking seminar held at the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center of Maryland on Tuesday, May 3. The seminar presented special tips for arthritis patients to use in the kitchen to help them with their disabilities.

Dr. Nathan Wei said, "We want to help our patients with activities of daily living. Quite often they tell us about a hobby or activity they would like to engage in that they have problems with now. With the new treatments it is possible...actually probable that we can help them attain a level of function undreamed of even 10 years ago."


Arthritis is the most common disease causing disability in the United States and affects more than 70 million Americans.

Wei is a board-certified rheumatologist and clinical director of the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center of Maryland, an arthritis research center in Frederick.

Third Class Boatswain's Mate (BM3) Joshua R. Henesy of Williamsport completed military service with the United States Coast Guard on May 5.

Henesy, a 2000 graduate of Williamsport High School, completed his basic military training in May 2001 at Cape May, N.J. Demonstrating superior knowledge of duties and seamanship skills, he was transferred to ANT Woods Hole, Mass., in November 2002, where he assumed new authority and leadership skills, He earned the status of BM3 and the Transportation Ribbon for extraordinary services to U.S. citizens in the wake of terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

In May 2003, the Division of Homeland Security and the Coast Guard merged. Henesy transferred to Chesapeake, Va., for a special joint services training know as the Joint Terrorism Task Force. He was then assigned to LEDET (Law Enforcement Detachment) and TACLET North (Tactical Law Enforcement Team) for patrol of the Arabian Gulf, Bahrain, in joint operations and training between the Coast Guard, British Royal Marines and the newly formed Iraq Riverine Patrol Services.

Henesy has received numerous ribbons, certificates and awards. In March 2003, he received from the Coast Guard and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, a certificate acknowledging his service and dedication to prevention of terrorist attacks, and was also awarded the USCG Good Conduct Award for adherence to core values of honor, respect and devotion to duty.

In December 2004, the U.S. Department of Justice, FBI, and USCG awarded him for the highest traditions of effective law enforcement in the Joint Terrorism Task Force efforts. On April 28, Henesy received from the USCG a Letter of Commendation and Expeditionary Ribbon/Medal for the Global War on Terrorism, acknowledging his outstanding performance of duty from July 2003 to May 2005.

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