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July 12, 2002
Munson hurt, not helped, campus effort To the editor: I read with amusement Sen. Don Munson's letter to the editor regarding his "efforts in Annapolis, on behalf of obtaining a University of Maryland campus in Washington County. . . " His letter is a real laugh, and an insult to everyone who can remember two years back. To refresh the senator's memory, he wanted the location of the campus anywhere but in Hagerstown. He wanted it so badly he put some additional study requirements on the appropriation, which infuriated the governor.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | June 28, 2002
tarar@herald-mail.com Tri-State area residents, lawmakers and community leaders questioned Thursday said they shared the sentiment of President Bush after hearing of a court panel's ruling that it was unconstitutional for schoolchildren to recite the Pledge of Allegiance: It's ridiculous. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Franciso on Wednesday issued a ruling that said the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance violates the separation of church and state.
NEWS
March 3, 2008
Last week's question: What do you feel it's essential to know about the presidential candidates that they or their campaigns haven't told you yet? Readers' votes: I don't care. - 16 votes (46 percent) I'd rather make a comment. - 19 votes (54 percent) · I would like to know what "special interest" groups are funding or supporting them. If you watch the film "Sicko," you see Clinton has accepted a lot of money from health insurance related groups.
NEWS
September 29, 2008
Board of County Commissioners County Administration Building 100 W. Washington St., Room 226 Hagerstown, Md. o Noon -- C&O display ribbon cutting and lunch Location: Discovery Station - Marie Byers o 1 p.m. -- Depart for 100 W. Washington St., Room 227 o 1:30 p.m. -- Maugans Avenue budget and schedule summary - Robert Slocum, P.E. and Jessica Spring (attachments) o 1:50 p.m. -- Franklin Street properties development - Joe Kroboth III, P.E. (concept plan)
BUSINESS
July 22, 2012
Youngsters can show their patriotism and get free ice cream as part of the “I Pledge” Project at Misty Meadow Farm Creamery in Smithsburg. The program, launched by Leopold's Ice Cream in Savannah, Ga., rewards those 12 and younger who recite the Pledge of Allegiance from memory with a free ice cream cone. Stratton Leopold, owner and operator of Leopold's Ice Cream, is recruiting fellow ice cream shop owners across America to take part in the “I Pledge” campaign to promote patriotism among children and to celebrate July as National Ice Cream Month.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | October 23, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Watching television helped Michele "Mike" Schiano Di Cola learn how to speak English when he emigrated from Italy to the United States at the age of 15. "It was definitely not easy, but being such a young person, it helped," Di Cola said Friday morning after he and 33 others from 22 nations took the oath of allegiance and became U.S. citizens at the federal courthouse in Martinsburg. Di Cola said he fell in love with "the land of opportunity" when he came from his hometown outside of Naples to visit his brother in the United States.
NEWS
January 21, 2003
Two appointed to county zoning board CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Commission last Thursday nominated Charles Town attorney Doug Rockwell and Jefferson County resident Tom Trumble to two open positions on the Jefferson County Zoning Board of Appeals. Rockwell was named to a full, three-year term. Trumble was named to an unexpired term that will run a little less than two years, Commission President Jane Tabb said. Trumble will fill a position vacated by Ernest Benner.
NEWS
by BOB MAGINNIS | July 1, 2002
This week's ruling by the 9th U.S, Circuit Court Appeals that the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance violate the U.S. Constitution could not have come at a worse time. The effort and resources that some government officials seem ready to spend to overturn this decision are desperately needed for other purposes. Let private citizens handle the appeal. The court's ruling came as the result of a suit filed by Michael Newdow, a California atheist who objected because he said his daughter was forced to listen to her second-grade classmates recite the pledge.
NEWS
May 18, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Board of Education, 820 Commonwealth Ave., Hagerstown Tuesday, May 19, 8:30 a.m. Agenda o 8:30 a.m.: Joint Meeting Board of Education - 3rd Quarter Budget Adjustments - County Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Budget - CLOSED SESSION o 9:30 a.m.: depart for 100 W. Washington St., Room 227 o 10 a.m.: Call to Order - Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance - Approval of Minutes o 10:05 a.m.: Adoption of Budget o 10:30 a.m.: Citizens participation o 10:40 a.m.: Other business - County attorney issues - Appointments to County boards and commissions - Reports from County staff o 11 a.m.: Receive Bids for the Washington County Maryland Public Improvement and Refinancing Bonds of 2009 o 11:30 a.m.: Public Hearing - Maryland Community Development Block Grant o 11:45 a.m.: Depart for Elgin Station Community Center (40 Elgin Boulevard, Hagerstown)
NEWS
November 15, 2002
It's no surprise that a Cumberland-county lawmaker's bill to require students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance passed the Pennsylvania State Senate by unanimous vote this week. The question that remains unanswered is whether it will accomplish sponsor Allan Egolf's objective. Rep. Egolf introduced the bill, which also requires that the American flag be displayed in all classrooms, after he found some schools didn't ask students to recite the pledge. Without that, he said, the schools are getting away from teaching the country's history and what it stands for. We certainly agree that the teaching of history, particularly American history, could be improved.
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NEWS
June 9, 2013
Allegiant Air will be halting its service from Hagerstown to Orlando, Fla., in August. Does that signify the airline might be leaving Hagerstown Regional Airport? The question comes from Howie Lore of Winchester, Va., who recently sent an email to The Herald-Mail saying the airline was only booking flights on its website through Aug. 13. “... Is this a sign once again of departing Hagerstown?” Lore asked. He said in a follow-up email that he and others enjoy being able to fly out of Hagerstown rather than traveling to Baltimore or Washington, D.C. According to Allegiant spokeswoman Jessica Wheeler, the airline has no intentions of leaving Hagerstown and the absence of available flights after Aug. 13 is only part of its “seasonal suspension” of service.
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NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | February 28, 2013
Washington County Commissioner John F. Barr and Hagerstown Regional Airport officials were in Arizona this week to talk to Allegiant Air officials about additional flights in and out of Hagerstown, including Myrtle Beach, S.C., and more Florida destinations, Barr said Thursday. Airport Director Phil Ridenour told the commissioners Tuesday he would meet with Allegiant representatives Friday to discuss the possibility of opening a route from Hagerstown to Myrtle Beach. Direct Air had scheduled flights to Myrtle Beach that ended in 2011.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | February 26, 2013
There was some good news mixed with some uncertainties when Hagerstown Regional Airport Director Phil Ridenour briefed the Washington County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday. On the good side, Allegiant Air, which operates twice weekly flights to Orlando from the airport, had nearly 4,800 passengers between Jan. 4 and Feb. 25, Ridenour said. Its planes were at 93 percent of capacity on departures, or 154 passengers per flight, he said. Departures averaged about 88 percent of capacity last year, he said.
OPINION
By Art Callaham | October 6, 2012
I am worried about our nation and specifically, in recent days, about our president's welfare. First let me say I did not vote for Mr. Obama in the 2008 election and I do not intend to vote for him in 2012; the current president and I have many differences associated with politics and ideology. All that said, he is our president, commander in chief and arguably the leader of the free world. So in spite of my political or ideological bent, he is still “the man.” Several times in my past I have personally sworn allegiance to our Constitution and those leaders appointed over me. The president of the United States is the top leader reflected in that oath and unless the president violates our Constitution I have always sworn to defend or protect our president and his office.
BUSINESS
July 22, 2012
Youngsters can show their patriotism and get free ice cream as part of the “I Pledge” Project at Misty Meadow Farm Creamery in Smithsburg. The program, launched by Leopold's Ice Cream in Savannah, Ga., rewards those 12 and younger who recite the Pledge of Allegiance from memory with a free ice cream cone. Stratton Leopold, owner and operator of Leopold's Ice Cream, is recruiting fellow ice cream shop owners across America to take part in the “I Pledge” campaign to promote patriotism among children and to celebrate July as National Ice Cream Month.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | May 25, 2012
Allegiant Air on Friday began a new chapter of commercial service between Hagerstown Regional Airport and Orlando, Fla. Opening-day participation was strong, with the first flight from Orlando to Hagerstown about 85 percent full, which airport Director Phil Ridenour called unusually good. Then, the first flight leaving Hagerstown was even more crowded. Shortly before it left, Ridenour said 145 of the 150 seats had been sold. Allegiant flew from Hagerstown to Orlando-Sanford International Airport from November 2008 through July 2010, ending service because of a “lack of market demand,” The Herald-Mail reported at the time.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | March 23, 2012
Allegiant Air's $59.99 introductory fare from Hagerstown to Orlando is only for some flights, airline spokeswoman Jessica Wheeler said Friday. In his announcement Thursday that Allegiant would offer twice-weekly flights between Hagerstown Regional Airport and Orlando starting May 25, Allegiant Manager of Airports Eric Fletcher announced an “introductory fare of $59.99 each way.” The company news release issued at the time of the announcement said...
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | March 22, 2012
Washington County officials this morning officially announced that Allegiant Air, which previously provided air service out of Hagerstown Regional Airport, will again offer flights between Hagerstown and Orlando. County, airline and airport officials made the announcement Thursday morning at the airport, although the information already had been posted on the airport's website.   The nonstop jet service between Hagerstown and Orlando, Fla., via Orlando Sanford International Airport will begin May 25, a release on the airport's webpage said.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | March 22, 2012
Lured by incentives from Washington County, Allegiant Air is taking another go at providing air service from Hagerstown to Orlando, starting May 25, county and airline officials announced Thursday. The company, which flew the same route in 2008 through 2010, will again offer twice-weekly flights, generally on Mondays and Fridays, from Hagerstown Regional Airport toOrlando-Sanford International Airport, Allegiant Manager of Airports Eric Fletcher said. Tickets are already on sale, with an introductory rate of $59.99 each way for tickets purchased by April 12. The service will fill the gap left last August when Direct Air ended its service from the county-owned airport to Myrtle Beach and Lakeland, Fla. Currently, the airport's only commercial service is its commuter flights to Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
NEWS
May 23, 2011
Scheduled meetings this week of the Washington County Commissioners; Washington County Board of Education; and Hagerstown Mayor and Council:   WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS     Tuesday, May 24, noon Academy Theatre, 55 E. Washington St., Hagerstown • Washington County Historic Preservation Awards Luncheon • 1 p.m. - Depart for 100 W. Washington St., Hagerstown County Administration...
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