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by ALAN SOKOL | August 22, 2006
Note to teenagers: The world of politics doesn't have to be complicated. Yes, I realize that most of you don't care much about politics and are more interested in the most advanced gaming system or the latest music downloads. But politics is what influences things like gasoline prices, taxes taken out of your paycheck, college tuition and funding for public schools. Yes, politics can seem complicated from the outside, and it can be boring when you listen to some presidential debate droning on and on. But that's because you're trying to listen on too high a gaming level.
December 2, 2008
Heritage Academy students in Lisa Prejean's English classes read Mark Twain's "Dawn in the Forest" and "What Stumped Blue Jays. " They were then challenged to creatively personify an animal, object or idea. Keep watching for more examples from Prejean's students. Politics By TROY COSNER Politics is a cruel master that can sting worse than any human's scorn. She can pretend to be your friend and protector, and then without warning or remorse, she can destroy you. Politics is rarely friendly, as her primary function is to be used by people to overcome their opponents in elections and votes.
April 11, 2012
David Preston "Kip" Koontz, 48, of Frederick, Md., a former member of the city's board of aldermen, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 8, 2012, at his home. He is survived by his devoted spouse of 19 years, J.D. Hulse. Born June 11, 1963, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Harry E. and Karen Ann Stouffer Koontz. He was a 1981 graduate of South Hagerstown High and received his bachelor's degree from Western Maryland College in Westminster, Md. He was a history buff who shared his tremendous love of local history, especially of Washington and Frederick counties.
by KATE S. ALEXANDER | January 12, 2007
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Entering his new position on the Greencastle Borough Council with "cautious optimism," Christopher Grimm says he is excited to begin his career in politics. "Politics is a new thing for me," he said. "It can bring out the good and it can bring out the bad, but I think it will be good. " The council appointed Grimm, a regional loan officer for First National Bank of Mercersburg, at its Jan. 2 meeting to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Kate Deater, who resigned in December.
December 21, 2008
By Al Allenback When the phone rings at four forty-five in the morning, it's usually not good news. And that's why it is that this morning's wake up call from my daughter is especially difficult, because it brought news that I knew would be coming, that an old friend, mentor, and member of the Greatest Generation has fallen. Don Currier, lieutenant colonel, USAF, Retired, veteran of World War II, Korea, and the Cold War, a businessman, author and teacher, who was known to many of you through his frequent columns on everything from public policy to economics in this paper for the last 40 years, has passed on. I met Don in the summer of 1968, amid the swirling politics of that time because I was dating his daughter.
December 18, 2006
Dr. John E. Stealey III, Distinguished Professor of History at Shepherd University, has published his third book, "Porte Crayon's Mexico: David Hunter Strother's Diaries in the Early Porfirian Era, 1879-1885. " In this book, Stealey introduces, explains, and edits the Mexican volumes of the David Hunter Strother diaries creating the first primary-source material on the subject. In his diaries, Strother, also known by his pen name Porte Crayon, writes of his observations of Mexican society, life, and politics as he worked as U.S. consul general in Mexico City.
By TIM ROWLAND | January 27, 2008
One of the derisive mantras in Annapolis is that you have to "go along to get along. " In other words, to promote the things you believe in, you have to play ball with distasteful bedfellows. Apparently, not any more. Del. John Donoghue, the lone Democrat in Washington County's legislative delegation, said this week he won't attend weekly delegation meetings because, "It's not a productive use of my time. " Supporters of home rule for Washington County must secretly be loving this - if our state guys can't even stand to be in the same room together for 45 minutes, how can we expect them to accomplish what needs to be accomplished?
April 9, 1997
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Bill Bradley, a former three-term U.S. senator from New Jersey and ex-New York Knicks basketball superstar, used humor, parables and plain speaking to get his point across to a Shippensburg University audience that America has to lead the world by the power of its own example as a pluralistic society. Bradley was the first lecturer in the University's new Willard E. Kerr Lecture Series, named after the former dean of the graduate school who left an endowment for the series in a bequest after his death.
August 31, 2010
Munson is a good conservative and legislator To the editor: Good governance demands that responsible officials fix problems that are brought to their door. In 1991, the Baltimore City Jail was under court orders to alleviate problems that the City of Baltimore did not have the money to fix. Overcrowding and safety were issues. Pre-trial confinement bordered on being unconstitutional. The state had no alternative to taking over the jail other than to ignore the issue and let the federal courts completely intercede.
by NICK MOHAR-SCHURZ | July 4, 2006
"Politics isn't about big money or power games; it's about the improvement of people's lives. " - The late U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.) Governments make up the world's structure, designed to mend and preserve nations. America's next generation will soon take part in this future, but many teens from the Tri-State area confess they are behind in both local and world politics, and thus, unprepared for their roles as aspiring voters. As teenagers take on this responsibility, their young minds "must no longer be protected from politics," argues Kristy Kennedy, 15, of Boonsboro.
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