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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | September 20, 2012
Acting on legal advice, the Greencastle-Antrim School Board has halted its tradition of opening meetings with the Lord's Prayer and replaced it with a moment of silence. At Thursday night's meeting, however, audience members recited the Lord's Prayer in unison during the moment of silence. Board President Eric Holtzman said the Lord's Prayer has been a mainstay of the board agenda for several decades. “I'm sad to see a tradition that was intended to help the board and the community end because of a court ruling,” Holtzman said.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | September 6, 2012
For the first time in recent memory, the Greencastle-Antrim School Board did not recite the Lord's Prayer at its meeting Thursday, instead choosing a moment of silence. Without missing a beat, the overflow crowd that filled the Greencastle-Antrim Middle School library broke the silence by reciting the Lord's Prayer in unison. As a chorus of voices began to blend into the well-known prayer, several of the board members became visibly upset as they refrained from participating.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | October 8, 2012
After prayerfully opening its meetings for decades, the Tuscarora School Board is considering whether “thy will be done” might need to fall to a court's will. At issue is whether a longtime board practice of praying in unison aloud in meetings can continue in light of Doe vs. Indian River School District, a 2011 ruling by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. That ruling found that prayer at school district meetings violates First Amendment rights. The Tuscarora School Board's legal counsel offered advice about whether to say the Lord's Prayer at the beginning of meetings, Board President Clifford Smith said Monday.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | October 18, 2012
At the first meeting following the Greencastle-Antrim School Board's official decision to pull the Lord's Prayer from its agenda, the public took matters into its own hands Thursday. Trying not to break the law while exercising his faith, Brian Cordell of Greencastle tried a new approach - using his three minutes of public comment to pray. While the board and the audience remained silent during the board-led moment of reflection, Cordell returned prayer to the meeting. First, Cordell thanked the board for their selfless service.
OPINION
October 16, 2012
“To the voters of the Sixth District: We haven't had a good representative here since Beverly Byron, so now's a good time to change and get things straightened out once and for all. Remember, if they're only there for four years, we don't like them, you can get rid of them and get somebody else.” - Hagerstown “Today Mitt Romney said that 23 million people were out of work. But he's only promising to create 12 million jobs. I guess the rest of the ... people will just be part of the 47 percent who are moochers, mooching off our government.
NEWS
May 6, 2008
Prayer issue is about respect To the editor: My conscience, my faith and my upbringing require me to write. I've been blessed to have worked with, eaten with, lived near, become friends with, mourned and celebrated with a wide variety of people of various ethnicities, races, colors, political affiliations and religions. I realize that many people have not, either by choice or by lack of opportunity. I've been able to study and explore cultures and religions other than my own and have encouraged and enabled my son and granddaughter to do so. All of my life I have had an insatiable curiosity about the lives, culture, circumstances and frames of reference of others.
NEWS
July 15, 2011
Haven Lutheran Church , theme, Pandamania, Where God is Wild About You, 5:43 p.m. to 8:31 p.m. Monday, July 25, through Friday, July 29. Ages 3 to fifth grade. To register or for information, call 301-733-5056. Inwood Family Worship Center , Inwood, W.Va., theme, SonSurf Beach Bash, 6 to 8:30 p .m. Monday, July 25, Friday, July 29. Ages 3 and older. Call 304-229-6716. Longmeadow Church of the Brethren , theme, The Lord's Prayer, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 25, through Wednesday, July 27. Ages 3 to fifth grade.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | April 22, 2008
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - A local man's objection to the practice of Charles Town City Council members reciting the Lord's Prayer before their meetings touched off a long debate on the issue at Monday's council meeting. Rich Schaffer, who lives on Mildred Street, said he sent Mayor Peggy Smith an e-mail recently saying that reciting the Lord's Prayer is not fair to people who have other beliefs. Instead of reciting a prayer, Schaffer believes there should be a moment of silence.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | May 6, 2008
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- A tradition of more than 60 years - reciting the Lord's Prayer at Charles Town City Council meetings - has ended. In its place will be a moment of silent prayer, city council members decided during their regular meeting Monday night. "I'm not happy about it," said Mayor Peggy Smith, who noted previously that phones at city hall "rang off the hook" from people in support of saying the Lord's Prayer after a controversy arose over its recitation. Council member Ann Paonessa made the motion to institute the moment of silent prayer, and council member Geraldine Willingham was the only council member to vote against it. Willingham earlier made a motion to continue use of the Lord's Prayer but the motion failed when only she and council members Don Clendening and Ruth McDaniel voted for it. McDaniel also tried to table the issue, but that failed.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | October 18, 2012
At the first meeting following the Greencastle-Antrim School Board's official decision to pull the Lord's Prayer from its agenda, the public took matters into its own hands Thursday. Trying not to break the law while exercising his faith, Brian Cordell of Greencastle tried a new approach - using his three minutes of public comment to pray. While the board and the audience remained silent during the board-led moment of reflection, Cordell returned prayer to the meeting. First, Cordell thanked the board for their selfless service.
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OPINION
October 16, 2012
“To the voters of the Sixth District: We haven't had a good representative here since Beverly Byron, so now's a good time to change and get things straightened out once and for all. Remember, if they're only there for four years, we don't like them, you can get rid of them and get somebody else.” - Hagerstown “Today Mitt Romney said that 23 million people were out of work. But he's only promising to create 12 million jobs. I guess the rest of the ... people will just be part of the 47 percent who are moochers, mooching off our government.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | October 8, 2012
After prayerfully opening its meetings for decades, the Tuscarora School Board is considering whether “thy will be done” might need to fall to a court's will. At issue is whether a longtime board practice of praying in unison aloud in meetings can continue in light of Doe vs. Indian River School District, a 2011 ruling by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. That ruling found that prayer at school district meetings violates First Amendment rights. The Tuscarora School Board's legal counsel offered advice about whether to say the Lord's Prayer at the beginning of meetings, Board President Clifford Smith said Monday.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | September 20, 2012
Acting on legal advice, the Greencastle-Antrim School Board has halted its tradition of opening meetings with the Lord's Prayer and replaced it with a moment of silence. At Thursday night's meeting, however, audience members recited the Lord's Prayer in unison during the moment of silence. Board President Eric Holtzman said the Lord's Prayer has been a mainstay of the board agenda for several decades. “I'm sad to see a tradition that was intended to help the board and the community end because of a court ruling,” Holtzman said.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | September 6, 2012
For the first time in recent memory, the Greencastle-Antrim School Board did not recite the Lord's Prayer at its meeting Thursday, instead choosing a moment of silence. Without missing a beat, the overflow crowd that filled the Greencastle-Antrim Middle School library broke the silence by reciting the Lord's Prayer in unison. As a chorus of voices began to blend into the well-known prayer, several of the board members became visibly upset as they refrained from participating.
NEWS
July 15, 2011
Haven Lutheran Church , theme, Pandamania, Where God is Wild About You, 5:43 p.m. to 8:31 p.m. Monday, July 25, through Friday, July 29. Ages 3 to fifth grade. To register or for information, call 301-733-5056. Inwood Family Worship Center , Inwood, W.Va., theme, SonSurf Beach Bash, 6 to 8:30 p .m. Monday, July 25, Friday, July 29. Ages 3 and older. Call 304-229-6716. Longmeadow Church of the Brethren , theme, The Lord's Prayer, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 25, through Wednesday, July 27. Ages 3 to fifth grade.
NEWS
May 6, 2008
Prayer issue is about respect To the editor: My conscience, my faith and my upbringing require me to write. I've been blessed to have worked with, eaten with, lived near, become friends with, mourned and celebrated with a wide variety of people of various ethnicities, races, colors, political affiliations and religions. I realize that many people have not, either by choice or by lack of opportunity. I've been able to study and explore cultures and religions other than my own and have encouraged and enabled my son and granddaughter to do so. All of my life I have had an insatiable curiosity about the lives, culture, circumstances and frames of reference of others.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | May 6, 2008
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- A tradition of more than 60 years - reciting the Lord's Prayer at Charles Town City Council meetings - has ended. In its place will be a moment of silent prayer, city council members decided during their regular meeting Monday night. "I'm not happy about it," said Mayor Peggy Smith, who noted previously that phones at city hall "rang off the hook" from people in support of saying the Lord's Prayer after a controversy arose over its recitation. Council member Ann Paonessa made the motion to institute the moment of silent prayer, and council member Geraldine Willingham was the only council member to vote against it. Willingham earlier made a motion to continue use of the Lord's Prayer but the motion failed when only she and council members Don Clendening and Ruth McDaniel voted for it. McDaniel also tried to table the issue, but that failed.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | April 22, 2008
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - A local man's objection to the practice of Charles Town City Council members reciting the Lord's Prayer before their meetings touched off a long debate on the issue at Monday's council meeting. Rich Schaffer, who lives on Mildred Street, said he sent Mayor Peggy Smith an e-mail recently saying that reciting the Lord's Prayer is not fair to people who have other beliefs. Instead of reciting a prayer, Schaffer believes there should be a moment of silence.
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