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OPINION
May 5, 2012
Thumbs up to students in a Human Rights Literature class at Greencastle-Antrim High School who created “The Glorious & The Brave,” a documentary about World War II and the Holocaust. The video preserves the memories of local veterans and Holocaust survivors, who share firsthand accounts of the liberation of concentration camps. Thumbs up to Joseph Ernst, Emily Gross, Baily Covington and Devin Fales, middle school students who were recognized by the Washington County Board of Commissioners with Youth Meritorious Awards.
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NEWS
February 28, 2003
Editor's note - Please be as brief as possible when calling Mail Call, The Daily Mail's reader call-in line. Mail Call is not staffed on weekends or holidays so it is best to call Mail Call during the week. The Mail Call number is 301-791-6236 . You are welcome to leave a recorded message on any subject, but some calls will be screened out. Here are some of the calls we have received lately: "This is to the people calling in about how good the snow was removed in Williamsport but wasn't removed in Hagerstown.
NEWS
By BRENDAN KIRBY | July 19, 1999
Senior citizens advocates have asked the Washington County Gaming Commission to come up with money to start a program to help poor retirees pay for medicine. [cont. from front page ] Pointing to the escalating costs of prescription drugs, the Washington County Commission on Aging has applied for a $100,000 grant from the Gaming Commission to start a drug program. "The cost of drugs to seniors who have no coverage is at least twice as much as to preferred customers who buy in bulk," said Frederick F. Otto, the executive director of the Commission on Aging.
OPINION
March 8, 2012
“This is in response to the baseball stadium, senior citizens, and anything else that the people don't want in Hagerstown. You know, we could have had a NASCAR race track in Hagerstown, outside of Hagerstown, but people didn't want it. It'd only been here one day a year, but it would have brought money into hotels and everything else. Now they don't want that. I think the people in Hagerstown need to grow up a little bit, and think things out a little bit.” - Hagerstown “The new stadium, new baseball stadium in Frederick is very nice.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | January 8, 2007
You're home sick and the only over-the-counter medicine you have in the house has a year-old expiration date. The only can of chicken noodle soup in the pantry has a severe dent in it. What do you do? Try getting someone else to stop at the store for you because those two options aren't looking good. Many food and drug products come with dates on them, but it's not always clear what they mean. Should they be thrown away after that date, or is the quality just going to be a little off?
NEWS
by LAURA ERNDE | January 24, 2003
laurae@herald-mail.com ANNAPOLIS - A program that links people with free prescription drugs supplied by drug companies may end unless the Maryland General Assembly can convince Gov. Robert Ehrlich to add $3 million to his budget. Del. John P. Donoghue, D-Washington, is leading the effort to save the state Medbank program, which began in Hagerstown and was expanded statewide last year. "To me it's a true money-saver and preventative medicine at its finest," Donoghue said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | June 3, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A $7,000 grant awarded recently to the Waynesboro Area Human Services Council will allow the nonprofit organization to offer prescription drug assistance to low-income individuals, according to Jane Birt, coordinator for the program. Residents of the Waynesboro Area and Greencastle-Antrim school districts will be eligible for one month's assistance if they meet the federal guidelines of 125 percent poverty level, Birt said. Summit Endowment provided the money for the Waynesboro Area Human Services Council.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | June 4, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A $7,000 grant awarded recently to the Waynesboro Area Human Services Council will allow the nonprofit organization to offer prescription drug assistance to low-income individuals, according to Jane Birt, coordinator for the program. Residents of the Waynesboro Area and Greencastle-Antrim school districts will be eligible for one month's assistance if they meet the federal guidelines of 125 percent poverty level, Birt said. Summit Endowment provided the money for the Waynesboro Area Human Services Council.
NEWS
January 11, 2007
A 16-year-old boy was found Wednesday in Washington County juvenile court to have been involved in giving a prescription drug to a Williamsport High School classmate in November. After a short adjudication hearing, the equivalent of an adult trial, Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr., sitting in juvenile court, found the youth to have been involved in the crime and ordered him to continue on placement that was ordered for a previous offense. Long warned the boy that in the adult system, "People get prosecuted for murder for this type of thing.
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by BOB MAGINNIS | June 25, 2002
Beware of politicians bearing "gifts" in an election year. Sometimes the "present" end up costing those who get them more than they can afford. That's why citizens need to carefully scrutinize prescription-drug plans advanced by two West Virginia politicians. Both Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., back the idea of plugging a prescription drug benefit into the Medicare program, which now serves 39 million Americans. However, that's where the agreement ends.
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