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May 12, 2006

W.Va. officials discuss roadside solicitors

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Members of the Jefferson County Commission talked again Thursday about placing limits on people who solicit money along highways in the county.

Officials have expressed concern about people who stand along roads in Jefferson County - particularly U.S. 340 - and collect money from passing motorists, officials have said.

The groups are collecting money for some type of cause, but sometimes, it has been hard to determine what the money is being collected for, officials said.

A bill being considered in the last session of the Legislature that would allow county governments to set up a permitting process for solicitors did not pass.


The commission on Thursday discussed drafting its own law, and agreed to have a workshop session on the issue.

Legal Services book sale this weekend

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The 22nd annual Friends of Legal Services Book Sale will features more than 50,000 items when it gets under way this morning.

The sale, a major fundraiser for Franklin County Legal Services, runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The sale will be held on the campus of Wilson College. More than 50,000 used and new books, CDs, audiotapes, videos, maps, prints and other items will be for sale.

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