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by CANDICE BOSELY | March 1, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - Those who need to call 911 most likely don't know - and don't care - whether it's a volunteer medic or a paid one who responds. They want an ambulance in their driveway and a qualified person taking care of them or their loved one. Both sides of a rift between the county's Emergency Ambulance Authority and volunteer EMTs and paramedics cite the needs of residents who require medical help as their primary concern. A meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. today to address the concerns.
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NEWS
March 25, 2004
We agree with Bob Grove, chairman of the Berkeley County, W.Va., Public Service Sewer District, that hooking citizens up to public sewer is a matter of public health. But judging by the complaints of the citizens who attended a Tuesday meeting, working with the public is not the district's strong suit. The south county project is a long way from completion and a little public relations would go a long way toward making it run smoothly. Two years ago district officials said that project was being done to clean up the water table, which has been contaminated by runoff and failed septic systems.
NEWS
April 20, 2010
The question posted Friday on The Herald-Mail's Web site was: Do you think municipalities should accept Maryland prison officials' offer to provide free inmate labor to undertake certain tasks? Poll results: Yes: 672 votes (88 percent) No: 93 votes (12 percent) "Yeah, let them work. Washington County prison inmates have grown crops, built houses, cleaned roads and done many more tasks in years past, so why not require them to work. I'd rather hire prison labor vs. illegal labor, which is a double drain on the economy.
NEWS
May 5, 2007
Thumbs up to the Community Foundation of Washington County, the Pauline Anderson Foundation and the Women's Giving Circle, for their donation of $68,171 to eight area nonprofits. Among other things, the funds will allow agencies to train baby-sitters, help with a diabetes case-management program, expand Meals on Wheels and teach life skills to women who are in early recovery from drug and alcohol dependency. Thumbs up to the students at E. Russell Hicks Middle School who are collecting school supplies for Operation Iraqi Children, a program that provides pencils, paper, scissors, rulers and the like for students in that war-torn country.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | August 6, 2009
Teresa Spruill asks some tough questions, but she's got a good reason. She's trying to convince people of the importance of preparing a critical life inventory, a move she says can result in peace of mind for those who take her advice. Spruill, owner of Spruill Money Management and Organization Services, gave a lunchtime presentation Thursday at Washington County Free Library in Hagerstown to about 20 people. She said her presentation was prompted by the fact thet September is designated National Preparedness Month by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
NEWS
August 7, 2007
A sure way to pump up interest in voting To the editor: Based on the recent "American Idol" voting extravaganza, I suggest we do away with the current voting system we use in the United States of America. Any group that can represent themselves as a "party" (Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Wigs, Sudokus) will be allowed to enter a team of participants (presidential hopefuls). They would be sent to "WishIWasPresident" Island for 60 days. During their time on the island, each team will be subjected to foraging (not forging)
NEWS
October 3, 2008
Editor's note: On Fridays, Herald-Mail reporters and editors will answer some of the questions that are called in by readers to Mail Call. Consider this us returning your call. Q: A caller to Mail Call wanted to alert motorists driving on the Burnside Road in Sharpsburg about a park ranger who is stopping people for speeding, "and he insists that you give him your Social Security number. " The caller questioned the legality of asking for Social Security numbers. A: Ed Wenschhof, chief ranger at Antietam National Battlefield, said rangers ask for Social Security numbers when they issue tickets.
NEWS
April 15, 2007
Need help? Need help preparing those last-minute tax returns? Here's where you can find it. · Help is available on the IRS Web site at www.irs.gov . · An IRS toll-free line - 1-800-829-1040 - will be open between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. · Another IRS toll-free line - 1-800-829-1954 - may be used to check on the status of refunds. Callers must have their filing status, Social Security numbers and refund amounts on hand.
NEWS
December 13, 2003
Federal education officials are warning college students to watch out for identity theft amid concern that it could land young adults in huge debt. Education Department leaders today unveiled a Web site, www.ed.gov/misused, that offers advice on how to prevent identity theft - the stealing of personal information - and how to respond to it. The department has created several ways for people to report trouble, including a hot line, 1-800-MIS-USED, and an e-mail address, oig.hotline@ed.
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