Thumbs up to the late Ruth Groves Kearney, one of the members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots program who received the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation's highest civilian honor, during a ceremony March 10 in Washington, D.C. Kearney's son, Stuart McClung, accepted the award on behalf of his mother.
Thumbs up to the three recipients of the 2010 Hagerstown YMCA Adult Achiever award - Carolyn Williams Brooks, Margaret "Maggie" Burnett and Heather Dixon. These outstanding role models and leaders were among those honored at last Saturday's Black Achievers Gala at Fountain Head Country Club.
Thumbs down to the Republican National Committee for a string of questionable spending decisions over the last several months. The latest was a Jan. 31 outing involving several members of the "Young Eagles" GOP group to a sex-themed Hollywood club that cost almost $2,000. The RNC staffer who helped organize the visit was fired, but why was it necessary for the committee to also spend money on other gifts for major donors, as well as more than $18,000 to redecorate RNC Chairman Michael Steele's office?