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by BOB MAGINNIS | August 10, 2005
On July 27, I asked readers to tell me, in 100 words or less, about a time when they felt proud to be an American. As an incentive, I promised readers that the seven best letters would receive U.S. flags flown at the Antietam National Battlefield during the "Healing Fields" event which honored those who died on Sept. 11, 2001. After the display, the flags were sold to assist th Parent-Child Center, a United Way agency that works to prevent child abuse. I now have eight flags, so here are the entries.
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NEWS
September 9, 2003
"It surprises me about the shortage of fuel and the price of gas. After all, we have the Alaska pipelines - or do we? I've spoken to many people and have heard rumors. I understand the American people get 20 percent of the oil, then 80 percent is sent overseas. Something is very wrong here! Who are the profiteers? Certainly not the man at the pump. " "Talk about a city with a bad case of the emperior's new clothes. Judge Wright has the city remove the benches in front of the court house because of the bums they attract, that are all over the place.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY and SCOTT BUTKI | May 17, 2003
tarar@herald-mail.com scottb@herald-mail.com Nearly 3 inches of rain that fell Thursday night and Friday in Hagerstown caused the closure of roads throughout the Tri-State area and led to some schools being dismissed early. More than 20 Washington County roads were closed at least temporarily Friday and county schools were dismissed an hour early due to flooding and rising creeks, Public Information Officer Carol Mowen said. As of 6 p.m. Friday, Hagerstown received 2 inches of rain, according to Hagerstown weather observer Greg Keefer's Web site.
NEWS
by STACEY DANZUSO | November 13, 2002
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Borough Council members renewed their support for the embattled Chambersburg Transit Authority Tuesday, taking measures to help keep the cash-strapped agency up and running. The council unanimously approved paying the authority $9,000 in cash to support its operations and using $9,000 to reduce the $17,000 debt the CTA owes the borough for fuel. Last month, the council shot down the authority's request to pay the remaining $18,000 it owed the CTA in its local match for fiscal 2002-03, questioning whether the authority would be able to dig out from under the debt it has accumulated.
NEWS
by DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | June 12, 2002
dank@herald-mail.com HANCOCK - Hancock Elementary School students will no longer ride the bus with Hancock Middle-Senior High School students, Washington County Board of Education President Edward Forrest said Tuesday. The splitting of Hancock school bus routes will cost less than previously estimated, Director of Transportation Chris Carter told the School Board Tuesday. Busing students to the two schools costs about $248,000 a year, Carter said. Running separate bus routes for the two schools would add about $87,000 to transportation costs, Carter said.
NEWS
February 1, 2002
Waynesboro bus routes may change By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro WAYNESBORO, Pa . - The Chambersburg Transit Authority, the agency running Waynesboro's struggling public bus transportation system, is considering cutting its one long route into two smaller ones in an effort to lure more riders in the borough, CTA executive director Eva Verdier said Thursday. Her theory is that the single Waynesboro bus run, which runs for about an hour and 15 minutes, is too long.
NEWS
March 22, 2001
Schnebly remark opens way for frank talk on merger plan Washington County Commissioner John Schnebly's statement that the public need not accept every detail of the proposed school-consolidation plan is welcome, because it opens the way for a real discussion of the problem, as opposed to an all-out war of opposition to the plan. We hope citizens take Schnebly's invitation seriously. The problem is that school costs are rising faster than the government's ability to pay for them.
NEWS
March 9, 2001
Thumbs up, thumbs down 3/10 To the Hagerstown City Council, for agreeing to give Community Rescue Service a $20,000 grant. Now it's time for the Washington County government to match that. To the Washington County Board of Education, for realizing that they need better communications with a variety of business, citizens and school groups and hiring a public-relations director to help with the job. To the Washington County Board of Education, for dithering around about proposed modification to Hancock bus routes.
NEWS
December 13, 2000
Board mulls buying buses By TARA REILLY / Staff Writer The Washington County Board of Education claims it can save a significant amount of money by purchasing its own school buses rather than paying contractors for their service. continued The news came at a meeting Tuesday afternoon with the Washington County Commissioners. Chris South, the School Board's director of finance, said the school system pays $8,400 a year for 12 years to its 63 school bus contractors.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | March 28, 2000
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - People who urged the Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority to extend the bus line from Martinsburg to Hedgesville weren't on board Monday, the first day of the new service. During an early afternoon trek north, only three people rode the 23-seat bus, and all were headed for destinations within Martinsburg. The addition to the line - turning a 4-mile round trip into 10 miles - lengthened their commute. Bus driver Ralph Petrie was making the rounds for the third and final time of the day and was still relying on a printed list of stops.
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