December 23, 1998
It's two days before Christmas, but for many who've had the traditional tree up for several weeks, a pile of gifts stacked beneath its branches, there's still that nagging feeling that there's still something left undone. Let us suggest that perhaps it's time to spend a moment thinking about the needs of the community. We're talking about Washington County's United Way charitable appeal, which has now raised $1.2 million toward its $1.7 million goal. If you haven't made a pledge, it's important to do so now. The United Way's message of caring and community was harder for its volunteers to deliver this year, not only because of the local elections, but also due to events taking place on the national and international stage.
October 25, 1998
By JENNIFER LAM photos: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer Ever wonder what really happens at the polls during election days? This year, instead of munching on your cold cereal while watching your parents pull out of the driveway, go with them and vote yourself. Thanks to Kids Voting, a nationally recognized program that engages the parents and students in the democratic process, you can participate. --cont. from lifestyle youth-- The project is modeled after a program in Costa Rica, the country with the highest voter turnout of any Western democracy.