September 21, 2009
Twin poles of GOP opposition could harm health care reform To the editor: Here are two quotes that tell you most of what you need to know about the twin poles of Republican opposition to health care reform. "If you don't (stop Medicare) and I don't do it, one of these days you and I are going to spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it once was like in America when men were free. " - Ronald Reagan, 1961 "If we're able to stop Obama on this, it will be his Waterloo.
September 28, 1998
Washington County Health Department's Flu and Immunization Clinics for adults will be offered at: Elks Club Lodge No. 378, 11603 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 3 to 7 p.m. Elks Club Lodge No. 378, 11603 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 1911 Rohrersville Road (Md. 67), Brownsville, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 3 to 7 p.m. Williamsport American Legion, 400 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, Thursday, Oct. 15, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Morris Frock American Legion, 405 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Potomac Street Community Health Center, 239 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sumans Community Center, Sumans Avenue, Hagerstown, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Smithsburg Fire Hall, 22 N. Main St., Smithsburg, Monday, Oct. 26, 3 to 7 p.m. Eagle's Club, 18 N. Locust St., Hagerstown, Thursday, Oct. 29, 3 to 7 p.m. Boonsboro American Legion, 710 N. Main St., Boonsboro, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Hancock Community Center, 26 W. High St., Hancock, Friday, Nov. 13, 3 to 6 p.m. St. John's United Church of Christ, Cumberland Street, Clear Spring, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Shots are for those ages 18 and older.
August 2, 2004
firstname.lastname@example.org HALFWAY - Sam Clingan weighed 505 pounds the day of his gastric bypass surgery. His blood pressure was spiking, his legs seeping fluid, and his joints were straining under the body weight that Clingan called the result of an increasingly sedentary lifestyle. "I used to be a be strong, muscular guy," said Clingan, 54, of Halfway. But a full-time desk job, taste for breads and fried foods, and distaste for exercise, caught up with him over the course of two decades.
March 2, 2005
email@example.com MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - The Berkeley County Commission tried to act as a conciliatory go-between Tuesday for at-odds volunteer EMS providers and the county's administrative Emergency Ambulance Authority. Scattered applause came at the end of the nearly hour-long meeting, when Commissioner Howard Strauss pledged to try to strengthen the relationship. "Whatever it will take for us to work better together, I'd like to see (it)," Strauss said.
October 28, 2002
By JULIE E. GREENE firstname.lastname@example.org Bill Bulla was eligible to retire and receive his full Social Security benefit 14 years ago, but the Hagerstown resident kept working out of need and desire. "I would like to retire. That's a quandary that is facing me at this particular time," Bulla said. Bulla, 79, is one of a growing number of people who are eligible to receive full Social Security retirement benefits, but have kept working because they need or want to, experts said.