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January 14, 1998
Bowers challenges Davis on hiring policies By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer Washington County's personnel director was criticized by one County Commissioner and defended by another during a heated discussion about affirmative action policies Tuesday. Human Resources Director Alan J. Davis told the commissioners that the county needs to update the short-term goals in its affirmative action plans, which haven't been updated since April 12, 1994. County Commissioner Ronald L. Bowers criticized Davis for not keeping the plans up to date.
NEWS
January 16, 1998
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer MERCERSBURG, Pa. - About 400 students at Mercersburg Academy heard Dinesh D'Souza, author and aide to former President Ronald Reagan, talk Friday about putting an end to racism in America. He said non-white immigrants who come to America don't understand how the country's blacks, who have been here for generations, think about America. "My work explores that question," said D'Souza, whose books include "The End of Racism," published in 1995, and "Liberal Education: the Politics of Race and Sex on Campus," published in 1991, which made the New York Times best-seller list.
NEWS
August 9, 1997
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The keynote speaker at the West Virginia NAACP annual convention Friday night told the crowd at the Dudley Baptist Church that black Americans will continue to rise despite the current political onslaught against affirmative action. The Rev. Julius Caesar Hope, director of the NAACP's Department of Religious Affairs, said that some whites see affirmative action as reverse discrimination. "Some white males talk about affirmative action as if it's against white males," Hope said.
NEWS
August 9, 2008
Fed up? Try the Libertarians To the editor: Are you as fed up with what's going on in Washington as I am? I've become increasingly concerned about the current direction of our country. I'm concerned about what that direction means for us as individuals, and for the future of our families and our communities. It seems that no matter which party is in power, government keeps getting bigger, more powerful, more expensive and more meddlesome. Sometimes, I think that the only difference between the Democrats and Republicans in Congress is which special interest groups they're most beholden to. Frankly, neither party seems to care about the future of our country - they only care about staying in power.
NEWS
December 29, 1997
By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer Washington County needs to do a better job recruiting, hiring and retaining blacks and other minorities, especially in professional positions and in the Sheriff's Department, county Human Resources Director Alan J. Davis said Monday. "There are a number of areas that we're lacking in, especially technical and professional positions," Davis said. He said turnover is low for those types of jobs, however. Davis said of the county's 630 employees, 22 are minorities, including 14 blacks.
NEWS
March 5, 2008
"I enjoy 'Pulse' so much. Eva Niessner's article on 'Comic relief - for women' was eye-opening. Although I'd elevate Persepolis and Persepolis II to graphic novel status, I'm so blown away by Eve's eclectic taste. " - Hedgesville, W.Va. "Why would the County Commissioners want to spend $4 million for a building downtown when they don't have money to fix the roads? Then everybody could get benefit out of it. It doesn't make sense. If these County Commissioners run their businesses like they run the county, I don't see how they stay in business.
NEWS
December 31, 2006
Four Shippensburg University graduates are recipients this year of the university's Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. The recipients are Rob Davis, Class of 1992, Randall Fox, Classes of 1992 and 1998, Jennifer Peters Mabry, Class of 1992 and Michael Schultz, Class of 1997. The awards were presented Dec. 16 during the university's Winter Commencement. Davis is in his 10 season as the Green Bay Packers' long snapper. As a key member of the Red Raider football team, he was part of the 1991 squad that boasts one of the best season records in university history.
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October 14, 2008
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NEWS
August 9, 2008
Fed up? Try the Libertarians To the editor: Are you as fed up with what's going on in Washington as I am? I've become increasingly concerned about the current direction of our country. I'm concerned about what that direction means for us as individuals, and for the future of our families and our communities. It seems that no matter which party is in power, government keeps getting bigger, more powerful, more expensive and more meddlesome. Sometimes, I think that the only difference between the Democrats and Republicans in Congress is which special interest groups they're most beholden to. Frankly, neither party seems to care about the future of our country - they only care about staying in power.
NEWS
December 31, 2006
Four Shippensburg University graduates are recipients this year of the university's Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. The recipients are Rob Davis, Class of 1992, Randall Fox, Classes of 1992 and 1998, Jennifer Peters Mabry, Class of 1992 and Michael Schultz, Class of 1997. The awards were presented Dec. 16 during the university's Winter Commencement. Davis is in his 10 season as the Green Bay Packers' long snapper. As a key member of the Red Raider football team, he was part of the 1991 squad that boasts one of the best season records in university history.
NEWS
January 16, 1998
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer MERCERSBURG, Pa. - About 400 students at Mercersburg Academy heard Dinesh D'Souza, author and aide to former President Ronald Reagan, talk Friday about putting an end to racism in America. He said non-white immigrants who come to America don't understand how the country's blacks, who have been here for generations, think about America. "My work explores that question," said D'Souza, whose books include "The End of Racism," published in 1995, and "Liberal Education: the Politics of Race and Sex on Campus," published in 1991, which made the New York Times best-seller list.
NEWS
January 14, 1998
Bowers challenges Davis on hiring policies By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer Washington County's personnel director was criticized by one County Commissioner and defended by another during a heated discussion about affirmative action policies Tuesday. Human Resources Director Alan J. Davis told the commissioners that the county needs to update the short-term goals in its affirmative action plans, which haven't been updated since April 12, 1994. County Commissioner Ronald L. Bowers criticized Davis for not keeping the plans up to date.
NEWS
December 29, 1997
By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer Washington County needs to do a better job recruiting, hiring and retaining blacks and other minorities, especially in professional positions and in the Sheriff's Department, county Human Resources Director Alan J. Davis said Monday. "There are a number of areas that we're lacking in, especially technical and professional positions," Davis said. He said turnover is low for those types of jobs, however. Davis said of the county's 630 employees, 22 are minorities, including 14 blacks.
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