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March 18, 2007
Editor's note: On Tuesday, March 13, at 1:30 p.m., The Herald-Mail held an online chat with Dee Mayberry, the Western Maryland representative of the Maryland Commission for Women. An edited version of that chat transcript follows. Currently no other chats are scheduled. If you would like to make suggestions for guests or topics, send your questions and suggestions to onlinechat@herald-mail.com. Moderator: You are the Western Maryland representative for the Maryland Commission for Women.
NEWS
October 28, 2007
On Tuesday, Oct. 23, The Herald-Mail hosted a live online chat with Katrina Eversole, the Commission on Aging's Medicare insurance specialist. The following is an edited transcript of that chat. Moderator: The Medicare Part D prescription program has been operating for a year now. Have there been any major problems with it so far? Eversole: Actually, initial enrollment started in November 2005, and ended May 15, 2006. Then there were a few months before the first annual enrollment, which started again in November 2006.
NEWS
August 20, 2006
The following is an edited transcripted of an Aug. 15 online chat with Gordon Lynn, a candidate for Washington County state's attorney. The next chat will be on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 1 p.m. The guest will be Jerry Joyce, who also is seeking the state's attorney's post. Questions can be e-mailed in advance to onlinechat@herald-mail.com . Ruth: If you should be elected, what are your plans to improve on the state's sttorney's office as a whole? Gordon Lynn: I think that one of the main goals that I will have as the state's attorney is to open the lines of communication with various agencies such as the police department, parole and probation, the correctional officers, the public defenders office and the bar association.
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March 1, 2013
Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg arrested a 17-year-old boy from Southampton Township, Pa., on Friday after he made threats in an online chat room that he was going to “shoot up” several area elementary schools, according to a state police spokesman. Trooper Rob Hicks said the arrest stems from a man who noticed the online threat Thursday and contacted the FBI. The threat was to “shoot up” three elementary schools in Carlisle, Pa., although no specific schools were named, Hicks said.
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NEWS
September 10, 2009
A Hagerstown man who taught middle school music and drama in Frederick County, Md., pleaded guilty Thursday to receiving child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein's office. Adam Windsor, 25, was a teacher at Ballenger Creek Middle School in Frederick, a news release from Rosenstein's office says. Windsor is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 1 in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The release says Windsor paid $79.99 for a subscription to a Web site where he could access and receive child pornography.
NEWS
April 16, 2008
HARRISBURG, Pa. - A Mont Alto, Pa., man was charged last week with unlawful contact with a minor after allegedly trying to set up a meeting with a person he thought was a 14-year-old girl, according to a press release from Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett. Sandy Lee Daywalt, 48, of 5437 Anthony Highway, was taken into custody April 10 in Swatara Township in Dauphin County. He was there for what he believed was to be a meeting with the girl, according to the release. Daywalt was driving a vehicle fitting the description of one he had given an undercover officer during an online chat.
NEWS
November 11, 2007
On Monday, Nov. 5, The Herald-Mail hosted a live chat with Ray Linebaugh, a Vietnam veteran and former president of the Joint Veterans Council of Washington County. What follows is an edited transcript of that chat. Moderator: Did you enlist or were you drafted into the military? If you enlisted, what inspired you to do so? Linebaugh: I enlisted in the air force Dec. 1, 1959. The reason I enlisted was that I had just finished 10th grade, and I wasn't getting anywhere. I decided to do something productive and joined the United States Air Force.
NEWS
October 28, 2007
On Tuesday, Oct. 23, The Herald-Mail hosted a live online chat with Katrina Eversole, the Commission on Aging's Medicare insurance specialist. The following is an edited transcript of that chat. Moderator: The Medicare Part D prescription program has been operating for a year now. Have there been any major problems with it so far? Eversole: Actually, initial enrollment started in November 2005, and ended May 15, 2006. Then there were a few months before the first annual enrollment, which started again in November 2006.
NEWS
September 16, 2007
At noon on Tuesday, Sept. 11, The Herald-Mail hosted an online chat with Dave Jordan, executive director of the Washington County Community Action Council, and Richard Cline, director of the Virginia Council of Churches Refugee Program. They spoke and answered questions about the forum on refugee resettlement scheduled for Sept. 19 at Hagerstown Community College. Jenny: Why Hagerstown? Because this is a Virginia Council of Churches effort, why not Virginia? Richard: Refugee resettlement has taken place in Western Maryland, including Hagerstown, since the 1980s.
NEWS
September 11, 2007
In June of this year, Dave Jordan, director of the Washington County Community Action Council, wrote an opinion piece criticizing the project to resettle refugees in Hagerstown. At the time, Jordan took pains to state that he was not opposing the idea of refugee resettlement, but knocking what he perceived as poor communication by the sponsoring organization, the Virginia Council of Churches. After his piece appeared, Jordan was invited to attend a monthly meeting that included representatives of VCC, Hagerstown's Police Department, the Department of Social Services, Hagerstown Community College and the state refugee coordinator's office.
NEWS
August 28, 2007
Washington County School Board member Roxanne Ober made history in her first run for office, teaming with Bernadette Wagner to offer the voters a two-for-one deal that touted the duo's combined leadership skills and brainpower. The boards she has served on have racked up some impressive accomplishments. They hired Elizabeth Morgan as superintendent of schools, dealt successfully with the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act and were successful in getting the school system's budget fully funded by the Washington County Commissioners.
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