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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | February 22, 2004
Editor's note: This is the fourth of a five-part series featuring black men and women who are making a difference in their communities. waynesboro@herald-mail.com Francis Achampong has large windows in his second floor office in Penn State Mont Alto's Conklin Hall, but they aren't needed to brighten up the room - his broad, infectious smile does that. Achampong, 48, is Mont Alto's director of academic affairs, a job that puts him second in command of the 1,100-student campus behind David Gnage, the school's campus executive officer.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | October 1, 2003
gregs@herald-mail.com At the time of his arrest in January, a Hagerstown podiatrist had nearly weaned himself off painkillers he began taking for severe headaches about two years before his arrest, the podiatrist's attorney said in a plea hearing Tuesday. Bradley Scott Williams, 29, of 112 Bentley Court in Hagerstown, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court to three counts of obtaining illegal drugs with false prescriptions. Washington County Circuit Judge Frederick C. Wright sentenced Williams to two years in prison, but freed him on the condition that Williams continue drug treatment and comply with restrictions imposed through a Pennsylvania licensing board.
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November 14, 2002
Editor's note - Please be as brief as possible when calling Mail Call, The Daily Mail's reader call-in line. Mail Call is not staffed on weekends or holidays so it is best to call Mail Call during the week. The Mail Call number is 301-791-6236 . You are welcome to leave a recorded message on any subject, but some calls will be screened out. Here are some of the calls we have received lately: "To the person who wanted to know how to get in contact with the bus that goes to Canada every so often for prescriptions.
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By BRUCE HAMILTON | December 26, 1999
Edward Forrest may not be able to cure the ills of every school, but he hopes he can keep them all healthy. The 36-year-old pharmacist filed his candidacy for the Washington County Board of Education last week. He believes the school system is strong and he wants to keep it running smoothly. "I want to do whatever I can to contribute and keep things going in a positive direction," he said. Forrest said he will serve as an education advocate, emphasizing its importance to the community.
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By BRYN MICKLE | September 8, 1999
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Maryland man has been charged with 31 counts of prescription fraud in Martinsburg, according to court records. Craig Ward, 47, of Corriganville, Md., was arraigned Tuesday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court and held on $30,000 bond in the Eastern Regional Jail. Four pharmacies in the Martinsburg area told police a man and a woman used a prescription scheme to illegally obtain painkillers, including the highly addictive Vicodin, according to court records.
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June 15, 1997
By ELLEN LYON Staff Writer Pharmacist Jeff Moyer knows what he would do if confronted with a request to fill a prescription that violated his religious beliefs on abortion or birth control. "I wouldn't be able to fill it," he said. Moyer, manager of Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital's pharmacy, said he would invoke a hospital policy that allows employees to decline to participate in an aspect of patient care that conflicts with their cultural values, ethics or religious beliefs and then he would refer the customer to one of the other two pharmacists there.
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