Tri-State briefs

October 16, 2007

Frederick declares water emergency

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - The city of Frederick has declared a water emergency and banned certain uses of water, including car washing and gardening.

The declaration by Mayor William Jefferson Holtzinger follows an unusually dry summer and early autumn across the state.

The ban also extends to outdoor fountains, swimming pools and pavement washing. It doesn't include commercial car washes.

Holtzinger is also asking residents to curtail their use of water for purposes other than ordinary household uses.

Capito hosts W.Va. Academy Day Sunday

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito will host Academy Day in Berkeley County, W.Va., to give young West Virginians an opportunity to learn about admissions to U.S. Service Academies: Air Force, Military (West Point), Navy, Merchant Marine and the Coast Guard.

Capito, R-W.Va., said her office will host its next Academy Day on Sunday in the Hedgesville High School auditorium beginning at 2 p.m.


Similar to college fairs, Academy Days are a recruiting tool for the military academies to send representatives to address students regarding their particular academy. Interested candidates receive information on the advantages of U.S. service academies as well as guidance in the nomination and appointment process.

At the meetings, a representative of each academy will make a presentation and answer questions from local prospective candidates, parents, and school counselors.

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