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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | November 28, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com Hundreds and hundreds of gun locks have been given out in the past 11 months by local law enforcement groups through the Project ChildSafe program. Now, the Hagerstown Police Department says it has thousands more, which are available for free. Inside the side door of the department's city barrack are dozens of boxes of free gun locks, Chief Arthur Smith said. The department recently requested reinforcements to the dwindling supply it had received in December 2003 and got plenty, Smith said.
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April 5, 2001
Gun safety bill heads to Senate By LAURA ERNDE laurae@herald-mail.com How they voted Following is how local legislators voted on a vote to require public schools to teach gun safety. A "yes" vote was to require public schools to teach gun safety: Donoghue : No McKee : No Shank - No Bartlett - No Hecht - Yes Snodgrass - No ANNAPOLIS - The Maryland House of Delegates passed legislation Thursday requiring that gun safety be taught in public schools.
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by SCOTT BUTKI | January 17, 2005
scottb@herald-mail.com Before the hunting season started this year, students at two schools in Frederick County, Md., were visited by Eddie Eagle, a character developed by the National Rifle Association, who had students repeat and act out a few simple gun safety rules. The character, accompanied by Deputy First Class Thomas Johann of the Frederick County Sheriff's Office, had the students say these words: "If you see a gun: Stop! Don't touch. Leave the area. Tell an adult.
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April 4, 2001
Gun safety education plan draws criticism By LAURA ERNDE laurae@herald-mail.com Some Washington County lawmakers said they are wary of a statewide proposal to require gun safety education in public schools. continued The Maryland House of Delegates is expected to vote today on the plan, intended to prevent children from dying in accidental shootings. Critics say it puts an added burden on school systems that are already struggling to give children a basic education.
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by BOB KESSLER/Penn State Extension Office | July 19, 2005
The Farm Safety Day Camp will be held Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chambersburg Rod & Gun Club grounds. Children ages 7 to 18 years of age are welcome. They will learn about disability awareness, cooking safety, fire safety, gun safety, horse safety, lawn mower safety and sun exposure. There will be a tractor rollover demonstration and the special attraction, the Life Lion helicopter. Registration forms are available at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension office at 181 Franklin Farm Lane (stone building)
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March 14, 2001
Waynesboro officials mull school safety By DON AINES / Staff Writer WAYNESBORO, Pa. - In the wake of two incidents this month that resulted in three students facing criminal charges, Waynesboro Area School District Interim Superintendent Herbert A. Phelps said Tuesday the district will try to help students police themselves. "Students are the best policers of their own ranks," Phelps said at the meeting of the school district's Board of School Directors. He said the district formed a task force early in the school year to examine student discipline, but now it is being asked to look at both school security and creating an environment in which students feel comfortable reporting incidents or behavior that could be a prelude to violence.
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April 13, 2007
MONT ALTO, Pa. - Penn State Mont Alto nursing students will host a free pediatric health fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in the Multipurpose Activities Center on the campus of Penn State Mont Alto. The more than 20 stations will focus on children's health and safety, allergy prevention, nutrition, car seat safety, eye exam, fire safety, poison prevention, preventing physical injuries, dental health, gun safety and more. Penn State's Life Lion helicopter will land on campus at 1 p.m. for children to tour.
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By MARLO BARNHART | April 10, 2008
HANCOCK - Outdoorsy from her earliest memories in Connecticut, Victoria Malaney grew up in a family that fished, canoed and hunted. Now a resident of Flintstone, Md., Victoria still says she is happy in the woods and seizes every opportunity to be outdoors even at the age of 81. "I went to camp in Connecticut," she said. "And my dad was a hunter who taught me gun safety, fishing and canoeing. " Seven years ago, Victoria learned of the Women in the Outdoors program through the National Wild Turkey Federation.
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by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | May 4, 2005
bonnieb@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Area third-graders are learning this week about health and wellness - both physical and emotional - at Children's Wellness Days, sponsored by Summit Health and Susquehanna Bank. Held Tuesday through Thursday in the Family Life Center of the Presbyterian Church of the Falling Spring, the event will reach about 1,500 students from most Franklin County school districts. The goal of "Wellness is a Rainbow" is to promote the basic concepts of good health in an entertaining manner to area third-graders, according to Sheran White of Summit Health.
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By LAURA ERNDE | November 30, 1999
Local lawmakers expressed skepticism Tuesday about Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening's plan to require childproof guns. cont. from front page "I'm concerned about the possibility that this is just the first step in an attempt to disarm Marylanders," said Sen. Donald F. Munson, R-Washington. Glendening announced this week that he plans to introduce legislation next year prohibiting the sale of new handguns unless they are equipped with devices allowing them to be fired only by authorized users.
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By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | February 6, 2013
Hundreds of gun-control opponents showed up in the state capital Wednesday as Gov. Martin O'Malley testified in front of a senate judicial committee in support a bill that would bring stricter gun laws to the state. Among those crowding the Lawyer's Mall, a public space outside the Maryland State House, were some Washington County residents who said they had come to voice their opposition to the bill and make sure that their Second Amendment rights are not infringed upon. As crowds milled around the State House, President Obama was also in Annapolis on Wednesday talking strategies on gun control and immigration with U.S. Senate Democrats at a nearby hotel.
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By MARLO BARNHART | April 10, 2008
HANCOCK - Outdoorsy from her earliest memories in Connecticut, Victoria Malaney grew up in a family that fished, canoed and hunted. Now a resident of Flintstone, Md., Victoria still says she is happy in the woods and seizes every opportunity to be outdoors even at the age of 81. "I went to camp in Connecticut," she said. "And my dad was a hunter who taught me gun safety, fishing and canoeing. " Seven years ago, Victoria learned of the Women in the Outdoors program through the National Wild Turkey Federation.
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April 13, 2007
MONT ALTO, Pa. - Penn State Mont Alto nursing students will host a free pediatric health fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in the Multipurpose Activities Center on the campus of Penn State Mont Alto. The more than 20 stations will focus on children's health and safety, allergy prevention, nutrition, car seat safety, eye exam, fire safety, poison prevention, preventing physical injuries, dental health, gun safety and more. Penn State's Life Lion helicopter will land on campus at 1 p.m. for children to tour.
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by KRISTIN WILSON | September 23, 2005
kristinw@herald-mail.com When Dick Knight reflects on his 66 years of life, his fondest memories surround his family, his rifle and his time in the woods. Knight is a lifelong hunter who says, "I pretty well cut my teeth on firearms. " He was raised as a hunter, raised his daughters to be hunters and is now passing on the sport and pastime to his grandsons. For many families in the Tri-State area, bringing kids up hunting is as natural as teaching them to play golf or the piano.
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by BOB KESSLER/Penn State Extension Office | July 19, 2005
The Farm Safety Day Camp will be held Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chambersburg Rod & Gun Club grounds. Children ages 7 to 18 years of age are welcome. They will learn about disability awareness, cooking safety, fire safety, gun safety, horse safety, lawn mower safety and sun exposure. There will be a tractor rollover demonstration and the special attraction, the Life Lion helicopter. Registration forms are available at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension office at 181 Franklin Farm Lane (stone building)
NEWS
by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | May 4, 2005
bonnieb@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Area third-graders are learning this week about health and wellness - both physical and emotional - at Children's Wellness Days, sponsored by Summit Health and Susquehanna Bank. Held Tuesday through Thursday in the Family Life Center of the Presbyterian Church of the Falling Spring, the event will reach about 1,500 students from most Franklin County school districts. The goal of "Wellness is a Rainbow" is to promote the basic concepts of good health in an entertaining manner to area third-graders, according to Sheran White of Summit Health.
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by SCOTT BUTKI | January 17, 2005
scottb@herald-mail.com Before the hunting season started this year, students at two schools in Frederick County, Md., were visited by Eddie Eagle, a character developed by the National Rifle Association, who had students repeat and act out a few simple gun safety rules. The character, accompanied by Deputy First Class Thomas Johann of the Frederick County Sheriff's Office, had the students say these words: "If you see a gun: Stop! Don't touch. Leave the area. Tell an adult.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | November 28, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com Hundreds and hundreds of gun locks have been given out in the past 11 months by local law enforcement groups through the Project ChildSafe program. Now, the Hagerstown Police Department says it has thousands more, which are available for free. Inside the side door of the department's city barrack are dozens of boxes of free gun locks, Chief Arthur Smith said. The department recently requested reinforcements to the dwindling supply it had received in December 2003 and got plenty, Smith said.
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by JANET HEIM | October 7, 2004
janeth@herald-mail.com MAUGANSVILLE - Lt. Joe Goodrich of the Maugansville Goodwill Volunteer Fire Co. has been working with his 4-year-old daughter, Lorrie, since she was 3, practicing fire drills and teaching her what to do in case of a fire. Convinced that it's better to start educating children - along with their parents - about safety sooner rather than later, the Maugansville fire company hosted close to 50 children and about 20 parents for their three-night Safety Camp program.
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April 5, 2001
Gun safety bill heads to Senate By LAURA ERNDE laurae@herald-mail.com How they voted Following is how local legislators voted on a vote to require public schools to teach gun safety. A "yes" vote was to require public schools to teach gun safety: Donoghue : No McKee : No Shank - No Bartlett - No Hecht - Yes Snodgrass - No ANNAPOLIS - The Maryland House of Delegates passed legislation Thursday requiring that gun safety be taught in public schools.
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