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NEWS
November 30, 2007
We can focus on our similarities To the editor: On Wednesday evening, Nov. 21, I was privileged to furnish the music for the 96th annual Interfaith Ecumenical Thanksgiving service at the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren. This event turned out to be a milestone in my professional career that I will never forget. Members of 20 houses of worship in our community, as well as 15 pastors and other local dignitaries, collaborated in this service. Represented were, alphabetically, the Baha'i Faith, Church of the Brethren, Disciples of Christ, Episcopal, Islamic Society, Jewish, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, United Church of Christ, United Methodist and Unitarian/Universalist congregations.
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NEWS
April 14, 2006
Holly Place and Holly Place North, two assisted living facilities that have served indigent senior citizens in Hagerstown for the past 18 years, are facing financial trouble again. County Administrator Rod Shoop is correct when he says that it is not county government's responsibility to take on a burden the state has dropped. But someone in local government has to work on a long-term solution for this necessary facility. Why? Because in addition to serving a local need, the Holly Place facility actually saves the government money.
NEWS
By BRENDAN KIRBY | December 2, 1999
Community Rescue Service, the ambulance company that serves most of Hagerstown and its surrounding communities, had more than $880,000 in the bank when the fiscal year ended in June 1997. A little more than two years later, that money is gone, according to officials at the ambulance company. The money was used to pay for large capital projects - including four ambulances and an ambulance station on Eastern Boulevard - and to cover losses caused by escalating payroll costs.
NEWS
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | November 1, 1999
Community Rescue Service officers are to go before a Washington County Fire & Rescue Association steering committee today to ask for more money. CRS President Ron Horn said CRS is breaking even but has no cash reserve in case of emergencies or for equipment purchases. cont. from front page He blamed CRS' financial situation on a loss of some of the territory it formerly covered and on those who use the service but do not pay for it. The company estimates its uncollected billings amount to $50,000 a month or $600,000 annually.
NEWS
June 25, 1999
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NEWS
December 18, 1997
By DON AINES Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - When Hong Kong's stock market crashed in October, it triggered a worldwide panic in financial markets, but every crisis presents an opportunity, according to John Unger. "The Chinese characters for crisis translate, literally, into danger and opportunity," said the president of the West Virginia International Trade Development Council before leaving last Sunday for the Far East. During a trip to Hong Kong and China that will last through the holidays, the Martinsburg man said he will try to build on ties he made during a trip earlier this year and to seek out new opportunities for the Eastern Panhandle.
NEWS
August 5, 1997
By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer The Washington County Gaming Commission passed over The Maryland Theatre again Monday when it doled out $1.07 million in tip jar money to local fire and rescue companies and charities. Commission Chairwoman Sue Tuckwell said the theater failed to provide detailed financial information sought by the agency to justify the theater's $130,000 funding request. "That's not true," said theater President Patricia Wolford. "We gave them everything they asked for. We justified every dime.
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