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Amy Dulebohn | February 14, 2013
A few weeks ago my baby-sitter asked me if I could have a family member watch my daughter for a few hours the next morning. The reason was because she had to take her kids to the dentist, and she thought it would be best if my 2 1/2-year-old didn't have to accompany them. She went on to say that she could picture my daughter trying to look into her 4-year-old's mouth while the young patient sat in the dentist's chair, and ask throughout the appointment, "Are you OK, ho-ney?" I could imagine the scenario quite well, too. While the sentiment might be lost on her young friend, my daughter is nothing, if not, compassionate.
NEWS
December 25, 2012
Chris White, LPN, was named City Hospital's Quality Service Award winner for November. Each month, the hospital's Service Award Committee selects an employee to receive the Quality Service Award. White, a nurse in the one-day surgery department, was nominated by one of her co-workers, who stated, “Chris has the ability to calm people in an environment filled with anxiety and shows compassion to patients when they need procedures/surgeries done. She is kind and welcoming to co-workers, and is the kind of person that anyone would want on their team.” Criteria for selection as a Quality Service Award recipient includes demonstrating a consistently high level of productivity and quality of work along with a high degree of initiative in performing work responsibilities; displaying exceptional dependability; exhibiting effective relationships with others; displaying a commitment to service and serving the City Hospital community; and meeting the criteria for the West Virginia University Hospitals-East mission, vision and values.
NEWS
January 4, 1998
90-year-old has compassion for underdogs By GUY FLETCHER Staff Writer Throughout her life, Emma Price said she has always been a champion for the victims in life. Be it her involvement in organized labor, Democratic Party politics or the American Association of Retired Persons, Price said it has always been about fighting for those who need help. "I'm always for the underdog, the guy who is being discriminated against, in other words," said Price, 90, who lives in the same View Street house she has called home for 40 years.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | April 27, 2006
A Washington County Sheriff's Department sergeant was recognized for his help with victim advocates and his compassion toward children Wednesday by the county Office of the State's Attorney's Victim Witness Unit, unit director Jill Ritter wrote Wednesday. Sgt. Dennis Mummert, who is assigned to the department's judicial division at the Washington County Courthouse, was honored as part of the unit's recognition of national Crime Victims' Rights Week this week. Ritter wrote that Mummert was recognized "for all of his assistance to the victim advocates.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | July 10, 2006
WILLIAMSPORT After her brother died, Gloria Bastian took guardianship of his three children. The experience is one of the reasons that Bastian, 72, of 10607 Appletree Lane in Williamsport, filed as a Republican on June 29 to run for Judge of Washington County Orphans Court, she said. Orphans Court judges meet two days a week at the Washington County Courthouse to probate wills, set attorneys' fees, settle disputes over estates, and appoint administrators and guardians.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | January 25, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Rachel Scott was a 17-year-old girl who once wrote in a school essay that "compassion is the greatest form of love humans have to offer. " But it was without compassion that on April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold entered Columbine High School in Colorado and gunned down classmates. The first fatality was Rachel Scott. On Jan. 30 and 31, in tribute to Rachel, her sister will speak to Waynesboro's sixth- through 12th-graders to issue "Rachel's Challenge.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | April 26, 2006
As part of national Crime Victims' Rights Week, the Washington County Office of the State's Attorney's Victim Witness Unit is honoring at least one person a day who went "beyond the call of duty" to help victims of local crimes and their families, Jill Ritter, the unit's director, said Tuesday. The Victim Witness Unit receives nominations and makes decisions on who gets recognized based on how the nominee reached out to help, whether they made an impression on the victims or their families and how they have expressed to them their understanding of what has happened and what will happen in the future, Ritter wrote.
NEWS
July 21, 1999
Like many people across the nation, Joan Geary felt compassion for the Kennedy family upon hearing of the deaths of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife and sister-in-law in a Friday night plane crash. Looking for an outlet for her grief, Geary, 74, called three local funeral directors, who agreed to offer condolence books for Washington County residents to sign in an attempt to bring comfort to the survivors. The Hagerstown woman thought the Kennedys would appreciate knowing others share their sorrow, she said.
OPINION
October 26, 2011
Attacks on the innocent deserve execution To the editor: I believe I speak for many when I question just what this world has become. It seems with each and every passing day some small child is either abducted, murdered then discarded like refuse, or abused in so many other incomprehensible ways. Lately here locally, such cases have involved babies having not yet even reached childhood. This leaves me to ask just how or why one would commit such atrocious acts against truly innocent little victims.
NEWS
August 25, 2009
Editor's note: The Herald-Mail invites readers to answer poll questions on www.herald-mail.com. Readers also may submit comments about the poll question when voting. A sampling of edited reader comments will run on The Herald-Mail's Opinion page on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The question posted Friday on The Herald-Mail's Web site was: Should Scottish officials have granted a compassionate release to the only man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing? "Another example of the West bending over to the Muslim extremists.
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By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | June 28, 2013
The Rev. Rob Apgar-Taylor traveled from Hagerstown to Washington, D.C., to be outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday morning. As 10 a.m. approached, those outside began checking their smartphones, trying to find out how the court had ruled on two important gay rights issues. The rising crescendo of cheers told Apgar-Taylor, a pastor at Hagerstown's Veritas United Church of Christ, that there was good news for gay rights supporters. Apgar-Taylor, who is openly gay, quickly texted his husband, Rob Apgar, a police officer with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority: “We won. DOMA fail.” The text referred to the court ruling that struck down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, guaranteeing federal benefits for same-sex couples.
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OBITUARIES
April 9, 2013
Elizabeth "Susie" M. (Sterling) Myers, 73, died Friday, April 5, 2013, in Hagerstown, Md., under the compassionate care of Hospice of Washington County and her beloved daughter and family. Born May 4, 1939, on Coffman Avenue in Halfway, Md., she was the daughter of the late Wilbur Lee Sterling Sr. of Williamsport, Md., and Carrie Elizabeth (Smith) Sterling of Funkstown, Md. She was a 1957 graduate of South Hagerstown High School. She was a Baptist. Susie is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Lisa S. Myers and Max A. Cacas of Arlington, Va.; sisters, Carolyn (Bill)
NEWS
Amy Dulebohn | February 14, 2013
A few weeks ago my baby-sitter asked me if I could have a family member watch my daughter for a few hours the next morning. The reason was because she had to take her kids to the dentist, and she thought it would be best if my 2 1/2-year-old didn't have to accompany them. She went on to say that she could picture my daughter trying to look into her 4-year-old's mouth while the young patient sat in the dentist's chair, and ask throughout the appointment, "Are you OK, ho-ney?" I could imagine the scenario quite well, too. While the sentiment might be lost on her young friend, my daughter is nothing, if not, compassionate.
NEWS
December 25, 2012
Chris White, LPN, was named City Hospital's Quality Service Award winner for November. Each month, the hospital's Service Award Committee selects an employee to receive the Quality Service Award. White, a nurse in the one-day surgery department, was nominated by one of her co-workers, who stated, “Chris has the ability to calm people in an environment filled with anxiety and shows compassion to patients when they need procedures/surgeries done. She is kind and welcoming to co-workers, and is the kind of person that anyone would want on their team.” Criteria for selection as a Quality Service Award recipient includes demonstrating a consistently high level of productivity and quality of work along with a high degree of initiative in performing work responsibilities; displaying exceptional dependability; exhibiting effective relationships with others; displaying a commitment to service and serving the City Hospital community; and meeting the criteria for the West Virginia University Hospitals-East mission, vision and values.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | October 6, 2012
The image of Chick-fil-A and its inflammatory label was heavily circulated on social media sites. “You'd never see that many Christians lined up to help at a food bank or homeless shelter. And that's something Jesus actually said to do,” it read. The message came in response to crowds of people turning out locally and nationally on Aug. 1 to support Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. The day of appreciation was suggested by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee as a way to counteract boycotts sparked by company President Dan Cathy's statement that he and Chick-fil-A are “guilty as charged” in opposition to gay marriage.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | September 12, 2012
While Clara Barton's care of the wounded and dying during the Civil War is the stuff of legend, it took the hands of just about every area woman and girl over the age of 13 to tend to the thousands of patients from the Sept. 17, 1862, Battle of Antietam, according to Susan Rosenvold, superintendent of Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office. The efforts, from the Hagerstown-based Ladies Aid Society to local families whose homes were forcibly converted to hospitals, helped save lives and offered compassion and care both to those who would live and to the dying, Rosenvold said.
LIFESTYLE
March 23, 2012
Shepherd University will host the Diversity and Cultural Competence: Create and Cultivate with Courage and Compassion seminar and workshop on Thursday, March 29.  A workshop for faculty and staff will be held in the Storer Ballroom, Student Center, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.; a seminar for prenursing and nursing students will be from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Frank Center. A workshop will be held with nursing faculty, the nursing advisory council, and community health care partners at 3:30 p.m. in Erma Ora Byrd Hall and a reception will follow the workshop.
OPINION
October 26, 2011
Attacks on the innocent deserve execution To the editor: I believe I speak for many when I question just what this world has become. It seems with each and every passing day some small child is either abducted, murdered then discarded like refuse, or abused in so many other incomprehensible ways. Lately here locally, such cases have involved babies having not yet even reached childhood. This leaves me to ask just how or why one would commit such atrocious acts against truly innocent little victims.
NEWS
August 11, 2010
Tara Petite, her husband, Darren, and their three children follow a vegan lifestyle, abstaining from all animal products, including meat, eggs, dairy and honey. Tara Petite said she first became interested in vegetarianism after reading John Robbins' book, "Diet for a New America," more than a decade ago. She actively promotes a healthy and compassionate way of eating through the Western Maryland Veg Life group on MeetUp.com and holds regular meetings at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Hagerstown.
NEWS
August 25, 2009
Editor's note: The Herald-Mail invites readers to answer poll questions on www.herald-mail.com. Readers also may submit comments about the poll question when voting. A sampling of edited reader comments will run on The Herald-Mail's Opinion page on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The question posted Friday on The Herald-Mail's Web site was: Should Scottish officials have granted a compassionate release to the only man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing? "Another example of the West bending over to the Muslim extremists.
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