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By ASHLEY HARTMAN | February 8, 2008
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Forty students at Greencastle-Antrim High School have been working since December to help those in impoverished nations in West Africa, as well as those in need in their own community. The students are a part of the O Ambassadors club, a joint program of Oprah's Angel Network and Free The Children, according to a press release from Greencastle-Antrim High School. "They are part of a network of O Ambassadors clubs across North America that are working to find solutions to global challenges through active learning, idea sharing and taking action," the press release said.
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by Dan Wallace, Williamsport | 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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | February 2, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.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.
NEWS
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.
OPINION
By ALLAN POWELL | 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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
July 15, 2006
Mexico trying to reclaim territory To the editor: We have been invaded by a hostile country. Mexican politicians are openly bragging that 11 million illegal immigrants (some put the figure as high as 20 million) are being instructed on how to obtain citizenship so that they can "recover the lands, peacefully, that the Americans took from them by force. " What has President Bush done about this invasion? Talked a lot, as usual. Now President Bush does have charisma and a glib tongue, but his rhetoric is the political equivalent of selling the Brooklyn Bridge.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
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