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NEWS
February 4, 1998
By GUY FLETCHER Staff Writer ANNAPOLIS - Libraries trying to cope with the demands of the information age often do so even as budgets tighten, said Washington County Free Library Director Mary C. Baykan. "The libraries are in a very challenging position at this time," she said. Baykan testified this week before the House Ways and Means Committee on behalf of legislation that would increase the state's appropriation to the library in Washington County and elsewhere.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | April 7, 2012
Using a pilot program to make the transition from paper textbooks to digital textbooks, intensifying the use of social media in recruiting new teachers and using social media to get community feedback are among the recommendations a Washington County Public Schools committee listed when charged with exploring innovative ways to use social media to enhance learning, according to a committee report. Those recommendations and several others were in a March 6 report to the Board of Education.
NEWS
BY STACEY DANZUSO | March 29, 2002
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Republican David Keller hopes to put his best foot forward with the residents of Pennsylvania's 9th Congressional District during a walking tour that will take him through 14 counties. Keller, who is running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster and Chambersburg resident David Bahr for the Republican nomination in the May 21 primary, started his journey Thursday from the steps of the Franklin County Courthouse. He planned to head east on U.S. 30 and south on Mont Alto Road, stopping for the night in Mont Alto, Pa. Keller, 32, plans to spend the next few days in Franklin County and then will march 15 to 25 miles a day, popping in businesses, community forums and group meetings along the way. "I figured this would be the best way to get out and meet people and hear what's on their mind," Keller, a Hamilton Township resident, said Thursday.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | September 20, 2010
The expansion of high-speed broadband Internet will be a "game changer" for Western Maryland in the way the B&O Railroad once was, U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski said Monday as she visited Hagerstown Community College to announce a $115 million federal grant to expand broadband access across the state. "It means over 1,000 jobs just to lay the fiber optics," Mikulski said. "It's just like laying railroad tracks. " The project also will help with jobs long-term as the increased bandwidth availability will make the area more attractive to data-related businesses, officials said.
NEWS
April 14, 2008
Writer says story on wireless bill was written entirely wrong To the editor: Regarding the March 19 story "Proposed Md. Bill would make intentional theft of wireless Internet access a crime," the wording is wrong entirely from the start for what the real proposed bill stated. First, one must understand that using another network without the owner's consent is already a crime. This bill would not have made it any more of a crime than it already is. Under the current Maryland Criminal Law, "access" means to instruct, communicate with, store data in, retrieve or intercept data from or otherwise use the resources of a computer program, computer system or computer network.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNIGHAM | August 11, 2008
MAUGANSVILLE - The 200 children moving from Paramount Elementary to Maugansville Elementary School this year will have at least one familiar face. Assistant Principal Kathy Forrest has taken the same job at their new school. Forrest said several Paramount teachers also are moving on to the new, larger Maugansville Elementary, which opens for students Aug. 20. The new 91,586-square-foot building is more than twice the size of the former school, which still stands about 100 yards from the new building.
NEWS
April 6, 1997
By KERRY LYNN FRALEY Staff Writer SMITHSBURG - Smithsburg High School began its technological odyssey three years ago, when the school became part of the Maryland Virtual High School, a collaborative effort between 16 schools in the state. Through grant money from the National Science Foundation, the school was able to integrate more computer usage into its science and math curriculum and hook up to the Internet, said Principal Michael J. Shockey. "That gave us kind of a peek into the future," said Shockey, whose school since has become a model for implementing the Washington County Board of Education's system-wide technology plan.
NEWS
By CLYDE FORD | July 10, 1998
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - At the Live Wire Cafe, customers are asked if they want a computer with their coffee. Cheryl Everman opened the Live Wire Cafe on June 27 at 123 N. Queen St. "I had wanted to open a cafe," Everman said. Her daughter, a student at Shepherd College, and her son, a student at Jefferson High School, both complained about the lack of access to computers to get on the Internet. Everman said she saw the Internet Cafe in New York City, where computers are placed at the coffee shop for customer use. She liked the idea and planned to open a similar shop in Shepherdstown, W.Va.
OPINION
By U.S. SEN. JAY ROCKEFELLER | March 19, 2013
In 1996, we were just beginning to understand the power of the Internet and the world of opportunity it would open for students. We knew businesses and communities relied on it - and we knew it was important to give students access to technology, no matter where they live, so they could thrive in this new economy. That's when I decided to come up with a way every West Virginia school could get online. I sat down and wrote a bill that created what we call the E-rate program - a funny name that basically means schools and libraries have the ability, at a discounted rate, to purchase technology and connect to the Internet.
NEWS
March 4, 2006
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