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By LINDA DUFFIELD | August 29, 2009
The Second Amendment to the Constitution gives us the right to bear arms. That right is accompanied by the responsibility not to go around shooting people willy-nilly. The First Amendment guarantees that Congress -- meaning the government -- is barred from infringing on press freedom or on the right of people to speak their minds. The responsibility that accompanies that right should keep news organizations from firing untrue or unproven verbal shots willy-nilly. That responsibility, along with our sense of fairness and ethical standards, also prevents The Herald-Mail from letting others take groundless potshots in letters to the editor, Mail Call items or other submitted material.
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NEWS
June 21, 2009
For photos of all of the Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen contestants, visit www.missmd.org. Miss Outstanding Teen Abingdon Name: Shateara Lach Harrison-Clark Hometown: Abingdon, Md. Talent: Vocal Platform: Family values Miss Outstanding Teen Allegany County Name: Aleksandra Knepper Hometown: Frostburg, Md. Talent: Piano Platform:...
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By JENNIFER FITCH | May 4, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Storm-water management. Vacant storefronts. Cohesive vision. Barely started housing developments. Candidates for Waynesboro Borough Council and the Washington Board of Supervisors provided a variety of answers when asked this week what they perceive to be the biggest issue facing the Waynesboro area. The question came as part of a nonpartisan forum hosted by the Waynesboro Area Democrats. Council candidate Billie Finn, a Republican, was the first called upon to identify her perception of the biggest issue.
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By DAVID GYSBERTS | February 1, 2009
Why I am running for mayor of Hagerstown: 1. Vision and Leadership: The job of the mayor is to put forth a vision of a prosperous Hagerstown with a high quality of life for all citizens. The job of the mayor is to also set the agenda, to prioritize and to bring people to the table to get things done. This includes getting the votes needed from City Council members to take effective actions on city priorities. This also requires getting stakeholder feedback from all members of the community.
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By DAVE McMILLION | May 29, 2008
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.VA. -- A Shepherdstown election season that has seen a "little extra craziness" this year will end Tuesday when town voters will select a mayor, five council members and a recorder. Mayor Lance Dom, who will run against John D. Meeker for recorder rather than running for mayor again, said there is always lively discussion about politics in town. But issues are more heated this year, Dom said. Among the issues this year was when council members in February supported a recommendation by Dom that the town's zoning officer, John Mathews, be dismissed after Dom said there had been problems with Mathews acting in a condescending and arrogant manner in town hall.
NEWS
January 9, 2008
Terry Dutrow, an employee with City of Hagerstown Parks and Recreation department, on Tuesday uses a pole to move a floating platform that holds the Christmas tree that was displayed in City Park's lake. The park's holiday decorations were removed Tuesday.
NEWS
By CHRIS COPLEY | December 9, 2007
I work on The Herald-Mail's teen-oriented section called Pulse. I have a team of about 20 teens, mostly from Washington County, who produce stories, illustrations, poems and other material for the section. Logistically, putting Pulse together each week is complex. You might think that a week is plenty of time to come up with stories for each Pulse. It might be, if that were all I did in a week. But as assistant Lifestyle editor, I spend most of my time working on Loop, the newspaper's weekly arts and entertainment section, and the Sunday Lifestyle section.
NEWS
October 26, 2006
· Supports health-care programs serving uninsured residents · Public safety through sex offender registry Web site and proper funding for state police · Freeze University System of Maryland tuition · Legalize slot machines to supplement funding for education and senior citizens' prescription drugs · More meaningful medical malpractice reform, such as good Samaritan protection for emergency providers ...
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October 26, 2006
· Curtail property-tax increases by freezing property assessments until homes are sold · Change state policy of dropping some paroled prison inmates at the bus station outside Hagerstown and giving them money for a ticket home · Nonmonetary reforms - such as requiring expert trial witnesses - to stem rising medical malpractice insurance premiums · Legalize slot machines to pay for education · Eliminate some...
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October 25, 2006
· Tort reform, including lower caps on lawsuit awards, only certified experts as trial witnesses and tighter filtering of frivolous lawsuits · Attract high-tech jobs to subdistrict · Opposed to slots · Improve teachers' pay by having a statewide salary structure, similar to the one for correctional officers · Association health plans for small businesses that band together
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