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By ALLAN POWELL | July 13, 2008
Modern American conservatives are still wrestling with an identity crisis. In a recent column in The Washington Post, conservative apologist Michael Gerson, (The Heart of Conservatism, Dec. 12, 2007) traces the intellectual roots of conservatism back to the properly renowned British writer, Edmund Burke (1729-1797). In doing so, Gerson recognizes two branches of conservative thought. One branch is very resistant to any attempts at social reform while the other branch will tolerate a well-modulated and restrained sense of social improvement.
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October 25, 2011
Each year, Church Women United in Washington County presents a Human Rights Award to people who have demonstrated a personal involvement in the struggle for human rights. The 2011 recipients are Gaye McGovern and Vicki Sadehvandi. McGovern moved to Washington County in 1987 and established her insurance business. Prior to her move, her profession was in education, serving as a teacher, administrator and superintendent.   McGovern has been honored by numerous community organizations for her commitment to community service.
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by MARLO BARNHART | August 12, 2002
marlob@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Unwilling to let the huge problems of a South American country discourage them, the Rev. David Schlicher and his wife, Anne Jenny, are still reeling from their recent experiences in Colombia. But the Hagerstown couple remains undaunted despite seemingly overwhelming odds that two people can make a difference. "I came back physically exhausted but spiritually hopeful," Schlicher said. The pastor of the Hagerstown Church of the Holy Trinity accepted the challenge eagerly and doesn't regret one minute of his 12-day trip.
NEWS
November 19, 2004
Phi Theta Kappa, the honors society at Hagerstown Community College, will auction a quilt to raise funds for World Aids Day on Wednesday, Dec. 1. The quilt front shows caring hands of HCC students, faculty and staff. Bids can be made by e-mailing thornhilll@hagerstowncc.edu. The winner will be announced Dec. 1. Proceeds go to Doctors of the World, an international health and human rights organization.
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July 8, 2005
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Upper Potomac Chapter of Amnesty International will have a letter-writing session at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at Four Seasons Book Store, German Street. The human rights issue for the letter-writing session will be directed to ask the governments in the Ivory Coast, Sudan and Uganda to stop allowing children to be used as soldiers.
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September 30, 2009
Homeless shelter to benefit from scare attraction CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Franklin County Shelter for the Homeless has been chosen by Community Underground as the organization to benefit from the 2009 Halloween season attraction at the former Eddie's Tire Service building at 1515 Lincoln Way East in Chambersburg. "There is no more worthy cause in our community than the Franklin County Shelter for the Homeless. We are pleased to assist financially with a portion of our proceeds, and we promise that Terror Beyond Bars 2009 will not disappoint," said Bart Raifsnider, chief executive officer of Community Underground, which created "Terror Behind Bars" at the old Franklin County Jail in 2008.
NEWS
August 3, 2009
ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. -- Samuel Carpenter Birnbaum of Sharpsburg was recently awarded the Hampton Davey Award at the annual St. Mary's College of Maryland Awards Convocation. The award was established in 2000 as a tribute to Associate Professor of Political Science Hampton "Red" Davey, recognizing an outstanding senior majoring in political science. Birnbaum graduated in May with a bachelor's degree in political science, and a minor in international languages and cultures (Chinese)
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December 17, 1997
Royal Vendors employees named in lawsuit By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Martinsburg, W.Va., woman filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Jefferson County Circuit Court claiming she was sexually harassed while working at Royal Vendors. Vicki Rhodes alleges in her lawsuit that she quit on Dec. 5 because of a "constant barrage of unwelcome sexual advances, offensive sexual comments, touching and other forms of sexual harassment" by her co-workers and supervisor.
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By TERRY MATTINGLY / Scripps Howard News Service | November 2, 2008
BERKELEY, Calif. - The interfaith coalition that formed in the 1990s to lobby for religious liberty in China was so large and so diverse that even the New York Times noticed it. One petition included two Catholic cardinals and a dozen bishops, Evangelical broadcasters, Eastern Orthodox bishops, Muslims, Tibetan Buddhists, Baha'is, Orthodox and liberal rabbis, Scientologists and Protestant clergy of a various and sundry races and traditions....
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By ERIN JULIUS | November 28, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Tim Bearese, 24, lived without indoor plumbing for two years. His diet during that time consisted primarily of tomatoes, green peppers, eggplant, rice and pasta. By the end of his stint with the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso, a country in west Africa, Bearese was a little homesick for Hagerstown, he said. Bearese, a 2001 graduate of North Hagerstown High School, studied Latin American history and Spanish at the University of Maryland, graduating in 2005. He then decided to try something new, and when the Peace Corps offered to send him to Africa and teach him French, Bearese jumped at the chance.
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