Thumbs up to all of those who helped plan, organize and raise money for the new Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg, Pa. The $37 million facility has 97,000 square feet of space, almost double what was available previously and a batch of new, modern equipment. It took five years to raise the money and just 18 months to build. Maybe our neighbors to the north know something we don't know.
Thumbs down to John Allen Muhammad, for appealing his murder conviction as one of the "Beltway snipers" on the grounds that he had wrongly been allowed to represent himself and also wrongly determined to be mentally fit to stand trial. If you had been found "not guilty," would you still be appealing the verdict, John? Determined to outsmart the legal system, you ended up outsmarting yourself.
Thumbs up to the late Brian Linn, a West Virginia State Police Trooper who died in the line of duty Nov. 2 when his police cruiser crashed on W.Va. 9 while he was responding to help another trooper who was chasing someone on foot. Every day, on every call, police officers put their lives at risk. Those citizens who are served and protected must not forget that.