December 24, 2004
A front page of good news To the editor: Did you see the front page of The Morning Herald on Monday, Dec. 20? Every single story on the front page had a positive message. Did the editor plan it that way or did it just happen? Either way, I thought it was great. I am a cynical person and so are a lot of my friends. News always seems to be bad. I read the newspaper every day. I watch the newscasts on CNN, CBS and NBC. Most of the time, the lead stories are about war, death and destruction.
October 3, 2004
To the editor: With the situation in Iraq far from being stabilized, and possibly headed toward a civil war, Donald Currier's op-ed proclaiming George W. Bush as "a man with a vision" seems a tad premature. Actually, if you consider that Bush proclaimed an end to major military operations more than a year ago, and was wrong about WMD and any Saddam-9/11 connection, one might be inclined to say his "vision" is of the impaired variety. Currier goes on to favorably compare our president to the likes of our founding fathers - true visionaries who were misunderstood in their day. Comparing George W. to Thomas Jefferson, the father of The Declaration of Independence, among many other accomplishments of genius, is laughable.
December 3, 1997
Grant to fund after-school program By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer, Waynesboro CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Youths from some of Chambersburg's south end neighborhoods, where school officials say drug activity, vandalism and poverty prevail, are being targeted for a special after-school program. The borough is receiving a grant of nearly $90,000 through the state Department of Community and Economic Development's community crime prevention program. The grant was announced by state Rep. Jeffrey Coy, D-Franklin, according to Kristen Rawlings, an aide in Coy's Harrisburg office.
February 2, 2004
email@example.com SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - A Shepherdstown-area minister called on members of the community Sunday to work together through education in eradicating poverty and other problems such as troubling school dropout rates. The Rev. Ernest Lyles, who also announced he was stepping down as pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church, made the comments at Christ Reformed Church during the 17th annual Interfaith Worship Service honoring the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. Lyles said remembering King is more than taking some time to "enjoy the choir and sip on punch.
September 8, 2005
After considering what to do about people who refuse to leave areas threatened by natural disasters, U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pennsylvania, has come up with an idea - penalize them. Coming from a man who has been mentioned as a possible candidate for president, it's a sorry statement. Santorum first made the remarks in a weekend TV interview, then clarified them after the adverse reactions began. Santorum said Tuesday he meant people who had the means to leave, but didn't.
August 2, 2012
In a very animated speech given in early May of 2012, Glenn Beck, a conservative political analyst, made a plea for people to work their way through intellectual puzzles by “relying on the message we get from the gut.” If this was a lone opinion, we could dismiss it and consider the source. However, it appears in popular usage enough to be a concern to those with some respect for reason. “Thinking with our gut” is a course of action for lazy minds waiting for an accident to happen.
March 21, 2002
"Senior citizens and teens have collided twice this past year with the railroad underpass at Pangborn. The latest one on Thanksgiving Day at 9:30 p.m. Do we need a fatality before we focus attention to this dark bent road? The road is built with one 90 degree turn and then a sweeping 60 degree turn to enter the underpass. Speed and poor visibility have been a factor in both collisions to the bridge. Pole lights have been burnt out at the 60 degree curve, with no reflection devices or white lines denoting curvature of roadway.
January 14, 1997
"With millions of Native Americans still living in poverty on thousands of government reservations and millions of blacks and other minorities still living in poverty in thousands of ghettos, a small Confederate flag seems insignificant doesn't it? We need to put aside our individual heritages for a moment and do what is right for God and country. We are all Americans living under one beautiful stars and stripes flag. That is the flag that counts. Let's start living up to it. To preserve all our varied individual heritages is fine but let's do it with cooperation and compassion for our fellow Americans.
February 17, 2011
The South Central Community Action Programs invites the public to find out what it is like to be poor and living in the United States at a poverty simulation exercise to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Wilson College, 1015 Philadelphia Ave. The program, called Living on the Edge, will be held in Sarah’s Coffeehouse on the lower level of Lenfest Commons. The exercise will be facilitated by a community organization called Circles, a community initiative led by SCCAP.