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By JENNIFER FITCH | November 4, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - I relied heavily on the translators during Monday's interview with visiting journalists from Thailand, but the chorused response to one particular question needed no interpretation. Do the people of Thailand seem to prefer one U.S. presidential candidate? I asked. "O-ba-ma!" Five newspaper editors, publishers and owners visited Waynesboro before today's stops at polls and the state capital to learn about elections in the United States. Their week concludes in Washington, D.C. The group gathered for afternoon tea had a keen understanding of not only the candidates and their platforms, but also the U.S. system of democracy and the electoral college.
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NEWS
November 3, 2008
Last week's question During this election season, especially on the national level, many citizens have expressed the feeling that the candidate they oppose is not only unsuitable, but downright evil. What accounts for this excess of ill feelings? The media whipping up frenzies on issues that really amount to nothing. - 22 votes (23 percent) The candidates themselves, who have decided that if they have to be nasty to win, then that's what they will do. - 13 votes (14 percent)
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By TIM ROWLAND | September 9, 2008
Imagine if politicians were prohibited by law from having sex. Who would bother to run for office? That's why a law proposed by Frederick County Commissioner Lennie Thompson is so disturbing. If passed by the state legislature, it would be illegal for elected officials to have sexual relations with employees under their supervision -- which, to be honest, is one of the main reasons people run for public office. So you can see the immediate problem. You take away Perk No. 1 and all of a sudden the primary incentive to lead disappears.
NEWS
January 29, 2008
Comedian and filmmaker Woody Allen once said that "80 percent of success is showing up. " By that standard, Del. John Donoghue, D-Washington, has guaranteed that he will fail, because he's announced he isn't going to show up anywhere. Not only has Donoghue decided to skip meetings between Washington County's General Assembly delegation and local elected officials, but he has also said he won't come to any of the delegation's official meetings. His no-show attitude is the result of a falling-out with his former protégé, Del. Christopher Shank, the Republican minority whip, who is not blameless in this dispute.
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By ASHLEY HARTMAN | September 13, 2007
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Franklin County Republican Committee voted 6-4 Wednesday night to put Fred Young III of Greencastle on the November ballot for the Antrim Township Board of Supervisors. "He's someone who can work with the supervisors, he had broad knowledge and a lot of energy," said James Taylor, chairman of the Franklin County Republican Party. Young was sworn in Tuesday night to serve on the Antrim Township Board of Supervisors until Dec. 31 to fill the vacancy left by Robert Whitmore.
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By ASHLEY HARTMAN | September 8, 2007
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Antrim Township Board of Supervisors received six applications Friday from those interested in filling the vacancy left by Robert Whitmore, who resigned Aug. 31. Larry L. Eberly , Rodney L. Eberly and Robert H. Schemmerling, all of Greencastle; Dwight Thrush of Chambersburg, Pa.; and John F. Alleman of State Line, Pa., submitted their letters of interest and rsums by the noon deadline. Fred Young III of Greencastle submitted his application after the deadline.
NEWS
By ASHLEY HARTMAN | September 7, 2007
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Antrim Township Board of Supervisors received six applications Friday from those interested in filling the vacancy left by Robert Whitmore, who resigned Aug. 31. Larry L. Eberly , Rodney L. Eberly and Robert H. Schemmerling, all of Greencastle; Dwight Thrush of Chambersburg, Pa.; and John F. Alleman of State Line, Pa., submitted their letters of interest and resumes by the noon deadline. Fred Young III of Greencastle submitted his application after the deadline.
NEWS
August 14, 2007
The news that Maryland's Republican Party is almost broke is not good for any state resident, regardless of his or her political affiliation. In our view, two (or more) healthy parties are essential for good government. The state GOP's dire straits were reported Saturday in The (Baltimore) Sun, which obtained a copy of the party's financial statement for the period ending July 31. At that time, the GOP treasurer reported that the party had cash in hand of $4,615 and was $50,500 in debt.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | July 16, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - As she begins her two-year term as president of the League of Women Voters of Washington County, Fanny Crawford said the revitalized organization is looking for new members, gender notwithstanding. "We have about 50 members currently," Crawford said, estimating six to 10 of them are men. "I would like to see that grow to around 75, especially among younger voters. " While some of the membership is of the experienced type, there are some new members to the game and that's good for everyone, she said.
NEWS
May 30, 2007
"It seems that we are having the same problem we have every presidential election: not one of the candidates are worth (anything.) When it gets down to it, you either have to vote Democrat or Republican because no other party or person is rich enough to get on the ballot. And then if they do, they can't get any air time because the Dems and Repubs have literally pushed them out or bought up all the TV and newspaper spots so no one knows there's something else out there besides these lame parties.
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