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May 3, 2005
As a resident of Hagerstown, and I want to be perfectly clear about this, I would just like to say that we are not racists simply because we don't want to name anything in town after a black man. The urban media feel differently, of course, writing up grandiose articles blaming, among others, "old-timers" for perpetuating sentiments in "this blue-collar town" (read, "hick city") that hold desegregation to be right up there with gay marriage and low-rider pants on the scale of bad ideas.
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NEWS
February 8, 1999
Veterans need Bartlett To the editor: As an Army veteran (WWII) I feel compelled to write this letter. There seem to be quite a few negative remarks tossed about lately concerning U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett. I write in defense of this man. He is the best friend the veterans could possibly have in our Congress. He is ready to help them in any way he can. He fights for veterans' rights and for what is legally due them. Let me give you an example. Last year Congress passed a multi-billion dollar highway bill, but it passed without Bartlett's vote.
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by TIM ROWLAND | May 3, 2005
As a resident of Hagerstown, and I want to be perfectly clear about this, I would just like to say that we are not racists simply because we don't want to name anything in town after a black man. The urban media feel differently, of course, writing up grandiose articles blaming, among others, "old-timers" for perpetuating sentiments in "this blue-collar town" (read, "hick city") that hold desegregation to be right up there with gay marriage and low-rider pants on the scale of bad ideas.
NEWS
July 31, 2010
"I agree with Barry Martin in his letter to the editor. People should remember who was there first. ... If you don't like it, go back to where you was before moving here. " -- Boonsboro "I want to complain about President Obama. Ever since he's been in office I've been unemployed. And times are rough, and all the stress and everything. I think it's because of the unemployment issues, and I go out every day, I go on the Internet every day, and still no job ... I submit my resume and I never hear nothing back, and I wait for months and months, and I just think something's wrong there.
NEWS
February 28, 2002
If you go: Buffalo Soldiers Day, featuring displays, memorabilia and re-enactors Saturday, March 2 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Martin Luther King Center 131 W. North St. Hagerstown Free
NEWS
September 16, 2000
Buffalo Soldier exhibit unveiled By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer On today's date in 1891 Hagerstown native and Buffalo Soldier Cpl. William Othello Wilson received the Medal of Honor for braving hostile Indians in South Dakota to get help for a wagon train under siege. On Saturday, Wilson was honored again with the unveiling of an exhibit panel telling the story of his bravery. The panel stands on the Medal of Honor Triangle, a small grass island at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue, Forest Drive and Jonathan and Charles streets in Hagerstown.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | May 28, 2011
(Editor's note: This story was edited at 5 p.m. May 31 to correct information about the number of Medal of Honor recipients in Washington County.)   His supply train surrounded by Indians, Capt. John S. Loud circled the wagons and looked for someone to get an urgent message to his commanding officer. Two Indian scouts refused to carry the message through the gauntlet, but Cpl. William Othello Wilson stepped forward and volunteered. With a volley of rifle fire from his fellow cavalrymen, Wilson took off on horseback with the Sioux in pursuit.
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By GUY FLETCHER | May 30, 1998
by Richard T. Meagher / staff photographer see the enlargement When William O. Wilson of Hagerstown died more than 70 years ago, it seemed that any recognition of the valor that earned him the nation's highest military honor died with him. For years no one even knew where he was buried. But Saturday morning, more than 150 people gathered beneath the hot sun at Rose Hill Cemetery for a belated tribute to Wilson, the only Washington County resident ever to earn the Medal of Honor.
NEWS
January 28, 1997
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - Sixteen teenagers have walked away from VisionQuest camp for juveniles here in the past 13 months, and some residents in the area say the escapes are making them uneasy. Last year, 12 teenagers walked away from the VisionQuest camp, which houses 120 juveniles sent there by the courts, according to Pennsylvania State Police. So far this year, four youths have walked away from the South Mountain camp, VisionQuest officials said Tuesday.
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