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By LAURA ERNDE | July 22, 1999
After meeting Wednesday with an aide to Gov. Parris Glendening, local officials were reassured that the debate over where to put a University System of Maryland Hagerstown Center won't drive the project out of Washington County. [cont. from front page ] "The governor's commitment for a campus is to Washington County. In my view, that's the most significant thing of all," said Sen. Donald F. Munson, R-Washington. Munson and Campus Project Director Robert E. Sweeney met with Gene Lynch, a special assistant to the governor, in Annapolis Wednesday morning.
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BY Tim Rowland | April 8, 2002
When going got tough, Munson came through for campus Sen. Don Munson has a habit of tying himself in knots every time there is a tough, controversial decision to be made. If you feel the need to take him to the woodshed over his vote in favor of raising the cigarette tax this week, save your energy - he's undoubtedly taken himself to the woodshed many times over. But even if you are a smoker, even if you sell cigarettes, even if you are an anti-tax ideologue who would vocally oppose a tax on sawing someone's legs off, it might be wise to keep your peace on this one, because Munson did what he had to do. This week, Sen. Barbara Hoffman, chair of the Senate budget committee put a gun to our senator's head and said this is the deal: Vote for the cigarette tax or lose $12 million for the university campus in downtown Hagerstown.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | April 3, 2008
ANNAPOLIS -- A new round of negotiations for funding Hagerstown's campus was canceled Wednesday, but Sen. Donald F. Munson said he hopes a tax vote he cast will inject new immediacy into the talks. Munson, R-Washington, was the only Republican on a Senate committee Wednesday to vote for repealing a tax on computer services and instead create a new tax on millionaires. He said the vote could lead to GOP backlash, but he did it to push for a solution to University System of Maryland at Hagerstown's uncertain funding.
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by TARA REILLY | December 17, 2002
tarar@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - Washington County Commissioner John C. Munson said Monday he's having second thoughts about his opposition to a $10,000 pay raise approved for the commissioners in April because of the workload that comes with the elected post. "I should not have said that during the campaign I guess," Munson said. "There's a lot more to being a County Commissioner" than most people realize. He said he could not reject the raise if he decided to because the increase was approved by the state legislature and signed by the governor.
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by TARA REILLY | November 8, 2006
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Incumbent Washington County Commissioner John C. Munson lost his bid Tuesday for another four years on the board. Munson, a Republican who has served one term, was soundly defeated in Tuesday's general election, according to complete but unofficial results. The two other Republican incumbents, William J. Wivell and James F. Kercheval, were re-elected. John F. Barr and Terry Baker, both Republicans, and Democrat Kristin B. Aleshire, a current Hagerstown City Councilman, also won election.
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By DAVE McMILLION | July 28, 2010
Maryland Senate candidates Del. Christopher B. Shank and Sen. Donald F. Munson were among the candidates who appeared at a forum Wednesday night hosted by the Washington County Republican Club at the American Legion Morris Frock Post 42 on Northern Avenue. The room where the forum was held was filled with spectators and about 20 other people were seated near a doorway. Munson, R-Washington, who is seeking his sixth Senate term, went to the front of the room and recognized the people in attendance as the ones he truly adores and "I truly love.
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by TAMELA BAKER | January 30, 2006
ANNAPOLIS - Washington County District Judge Ralph H. France II was confirmed Friday for another 10-year term by the Maryland Senate, according to Sen. Donald F. Munson's office. Munson serves on the Senate's Executive Nominations Committee. France first was appointed as a District 11 judge by former Gov. Paris Glendening in 1995. District 11 includes Washington and Frederick counties.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | March 23, 2000
Hagerstown Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II apologized Tuesday night for remarks critical of State Sen. Don Munson. "I offer my apologies to those citizens who felt that my comments were disrespectful to Sen. Munson. Again, that was never my intention," said Bruchey, reading from a written statement at the end of the Mayor and City Council's Tuesday work session. During his State of the City address on March 14 Bruchey said Munson, R-Washington, had to change his attitude about locating a University System of Maryland education center in downtown Hagerstown in order for the project to succeed.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | January 8, 2004
gregs@herald-mail.com Washington County Commissioner John C. Munson on Wednesday was found not guilty on a single charge of second-degree assault after testifying in Washington County District Court that he never touched an employee at a cellular phone store in October. "I never touched her, not once," Munson said during court testimony. U.S. Cellular employee Trisha Lynette Lynn said in a written statement she filed in District Court on Oct. 27, 2003 - the day of the incident - and in testimony Wednesday that Munson became agitated while trying to make an exchange at the store and then pushed her into a counter, cutting the skin near her left eye. Both Munson and Lynn refused comment after the hearing.
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By DAVE McMILLION | May 24, 2009
Slideshow: Memorial Day in Washington County HAGERSTOWN -- Sen. Donald F. Munson encouraged audience participation during the Memorial Day service at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park Sunday afternoon. Between his remembrances, Munson, R-Washington, asked the crowd of about 70 people to repeat after him in saying "For freedom is never free. " "Thank you. This is getting better and better," said Munson, after encouraging the crowd to join in several times. Attendees sat in chairs and stood just inside the entrance to the cemetery along West Washington Street as Munson reflected on the sacrifices veterans made so peace and freedom could prevail.
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