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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | February 22, 2004
Editor's note: This is the fourth of a five-part series featuring black men and women who are making a difference in their communities. waynesboro@herald-mail.com Francis Achampong has large windows in his second floor office in Penn State Mont Alto's Conklin Hall, but they aren't needed to brighten up the room - his broad, infectious smile does that. Achampong, 48, is Mont Alto's director of academic affairs, a job that puts him second in command of the 1,100-student campus behind David Gnage, the school's campus executive officer.
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by TARA REILLY | July 12, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - The Washington County Commissioners are tentatively scheduled to discuss sexual harassment allegations against Health Officer William Christoffel next week, Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook said Tuesday. Christoffel, who has been on administrative leave since June 9, told The Associated Press he was planning to meet with the commissioners Tuesday. That meeting didn't take place. Snook said the commissioners and Christoffel were not able to agree on schedules and that Christoffel's attorney was not available Tuesday.
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December 27, 2006
"Unfortunately, I do remember my town when it was a very small, quaint, wonderful place to live, and unfortunately, growth is a thing that is going to happen. I would much prefer our town mayor and council take care of this and take into consideration the rate of growth, than the county officials, who really don't have a whole lot of interest in the town. I think that people should know that Fletcher's Grove is not in the town's limit, therefore, there was no controlled growth there.
NEWS
September 12, 1997
By GUY FLETCHER Staff Writer Small businesses face pressures because of piece-by-piece additions to government regulations made by lawmakers, according to an organization that represents many small companies. "They never stop to think of the pile of regulatory burden that is already on small businesses," said Jim Goeden, Maryland director of the National Federation of Small Businesses. The organization hosted a meeting Thursday morning at the Best Western Venice Inn to discuss legislative issues with state Del. D. Bruce Poole, D-Washington, and Sen. Donald F. Munson, R-Washington.
NEWS
May 30, 1997
By KERRY LYNN FRALEY Staff Writer All public middle and high school students in Washington County will receive a copy of a new edition of "Students' Responsibilities and Rights" when they return to school this fall, according to school officials. The Washington County Board of Education on Tuesday night approved the revised 21-page handbook, outlining students' rights within the school system and the responsibilities that go along with them. It will take the place of an edition last revised in the spring of 1989, said William McKinley, director of secondary education.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | March 2, 2000
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A judge has dismissed five of seven plaintiffs in a federal civil rights lawsuit against Berkeley County Sheriff Ronald E. Jones. Four of the seven plaintiffs were current or former deputies with the sheriff's department. Two others were unpaid volunteers and one was not affiliated with the department, according to court records. The plaintiffs accused Jones and other unnamed members of the sheriff's department of sexual harassment, racial discrimination and favoritism.
NEWS
May 1, 2001
Lawsuit against Bowman dropped By DAN KULIN dank@herald-mail.com A Mennonite man has dropped a religious discrimination lawsuit against D.M. Bowman Inc. in which he accused the Williamsport trucking company of refusing to let him take Sundays off. continued Edward Pipkin, of 13944 Broadfording Church Road, Hagerstown filed a $300,000 federal lawsuit against his former employer in September. He claimed the company failed to accommodate his religious practice by attempting to force him to work Sundays.
NEWS
April 16, 1998
Media, politicians are falling behind To the editor: Psychotherapy has worked. The women's movement has worked. The New Age has worked. We are in a different day and everyone who has the authority to make comments on that - political pundits and journalists - are perplexed as to what happened? There has been a massive consciousness shift in our nation while no one appeared to be looking. It also is a stunning and freeing situation for true morality to be seen in full light.
NEWS
By BRUCE HAMILTON | January 31, 2000
Some students say they welcome the harassment policy that the Washington County Board of Education is preparing to pass. cont. from front page The School Board during its regular business meeting tonight will hold a second reading of a policy to ban all forms of harassment. It covers conflicts among students, between an adult employee and a student or among adults. The new rules would prohibit all forms of abuse based on race, sex, color, national origin, size, religion or disability.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | May 19, 2006
HAGERSTOWN Montgomery County State's Attorney Douglas F. Gansler told a group gathered Thursday at Washington County Courthouse about plans for fighting crime and cleaning up state water that he wants implemented if he is elected as Maryland Attorney General. Gansler, 43, a Democrat, announced his bid for Maryland Attorney General on Monday in Rockville, but he has not officially filed for the office. Incumbent Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr., 74, a Democrat who served as the state's attorney general for 20 years, has said he will not seek re-election.
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