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By LAURA ERNDE | March 16, 2000
ANNAPOLIS - Washington County lawmakers asked Gov. Parris Glendening Wednesday to add $450,000 to his budget to help bring a national Civil War Museum to downtown Hagerstown. Del. John P. Donoghue, D-Washington, and Del. Sue Hecht, D-Frederick/Washington, met with Glendening to lobby for his support. The Antietam Creek Coalition, the nonprofit organization developing the $40 million museum, made its pitch to the governor's staff a month ago. But it wasn't "on the radar screen" until Wednesday's personal visit, Hecht and Donoghue said.
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NEWS
April 3, 2000
Great chances for Hagerstown To the editor: What an exciting time for Hagerstown and Washington County! A new university. An innovative Civil War Museum. An attractive arts and entertainment district. An exciting sports complex. A museum to herald our distinctive railroad history. These projects, combined, represent $80 million in new investments in our community - $80 million! To give proper perspective, that's equivalent to the Prime Outlets development. Each project brings new opportunities.
NEWS
By BRENDAN KIRBY | June 19, 1999
A proposed Civil War museum in downtown Hagerstown, as envisioned by its proponents, would attract tens of thousands of visitors each year, feature hundreds of exhibits and "tell the traumatic story of the most trying moment in our nation's history. " Dennis E. Frye, a leader of the effort, said last week that the group is seeking a partnership with the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian's 2-year-old Affiliations Program lends artifacts to new and existing museums all over the country.
NEWS
October 13, 2000
It's time to tell state lawmakers that they need to bring home the bacon Twenty years ago the pre-season Philadelphia 76ers basketball team thought the odds were in its favor. Later, the season over with no championship in hand, the team promised the city "We owe you one. " Although it would never own up to any shortcomings on its part, such could have been the reprise of the Washington County legislative delegation after the 2000 session. Huge surpluses in the state treasury made success almost a certainty, but one by one our projects went down and lawmakers wound up having to scramble to preserve preliminary funding for something the governor actually wanted as much or more than they did - the University of Maryland branch campus.
OPINION
By GEORGE MICHAEL | October 30, 2011
Harrisburg, Pa., is broke. The city is not just in trouble financially, it is bankrupt. Its plight serves as a wake-up call for cities and states all across the nation.   Three weeks ago, facing a number of lawsuits from vendors and creditors, the Harrisburg City Council voted to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy to skip making past due payments. Current debt is estimated to be $458 million.   Daniel Schwartz, an attorney hired by the council to deal with the mess was quoted as saying, "The city does not have the ability to pay those money judgments or any significant portion thereof and still provide health and safety services to its citizens and other essential government services.
NEWS
By BRYN MICKLE | June 16, 1999
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - It will take millions of dollars to transform the Berkeley County roundhouse complex from a series of crumbling buildings to a historical showplace, according to one of the committee members working to raise money for the project. [cont. from news page ] Renovation of the B&O Roundhouse property off Martin Street in Martinsburg moved a step closer to reality Monday when the county learned it would receive $300,000 from the state of West Virginia to purchase the property.
NEWS
January 23, 2001
Museum omitted from governor's budget By LAURA ERNDE / Staff Writer ANNAPOLIS - Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening has set aside $33.3 million for building projects in Washington County, nearly half of which are related to education. continued But the one glaring omission in Glendening's proposed fiscal 2002 capital budget was a $3 million request for a Civil War museum in downtown Hagerstown. As expected, Glendening earmarked $13.3 million for the University System of Maryland Hagerstown Education Center.
NEWS
By TIM ROWLAND | May 6, 2008
I vaguely remember a plaque in the lobby of my old junior high school that listed the names of the old fossils who were on the board when the building was constructed back in who knows when. Obviously, I don't remember any of these names. And if I had, I would have hated them for facilitating those prison walls that kept me from more interesting and useful pursuits. I guess, at some level, that I understand why school board member Donna Brightman is upset that her name was not to be included on the self-congratulatory plaques of three elementary schools opening in August.
NEWS
October 6, 1999
By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer If all goes well, a Civil War museum could open in downtown Hagerstown around September 2002, Dennis E. Frye, the local member of a group pushing for a museum in the city, told members of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce Wednesday. Questions remain about where $30 million to $40 million would be found to fund a museum, where a museum would be located and whether the Smithsonian Institution would lend its name to the project.
NEWS
By SCOTT BUTKI | April 3, 2000
Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening has wounded, and perhaps killed, the planned Civil War museum in downtown Hagerstown by refusing to provide money needed for planning, a project spokesman said Monday. cont. from front page The project can't go forward unless it finds an another source for the $450,000 developers need for site planning and to pursue an affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution, said Dennis E. Frye, spokesman for the project. Glendening did not include any money in his annual supplemental budget for the $46 million museum, which the nonprofit Antietam Creek Coalition wants to build on the corner of Antietam and Potomac streets.
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