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NEWS
April 27, 1999
This past Saturday's shooting of a Georgia man is the sixth firearms incident this year in Hagerstown's Jonathan Street area. So far, there have been four people wounded by gunfire and three arrests. It's not the carnage they're accustomed to in the metropolitan areas, but it's still unacceptable and should spark a debate about what to do about it. Any discussion of the situation needs to start with an acknowledgement that major crime in the city dropped during 1998, with major felonies down 7.7 percent.
NEWS
BY SCOTT BUTKI | May 3, 2002
scottb@herald-mail.com If members of different faiths tolerate each other and are just, they can build a foundation of peace that cannot be destroyed, not even by terrorists, Shahab Siddiqui, a member of the Islamic Society of Western Maryland, said Thursday. "We should all be fair and just to each other," said Siddiqui, who is a doctor. He made his comments at an interfaith conference held Thursday to strengthen bonds and promote tolerance among Jews, Muslims, Christians and those of other faiths.
NEWS
August 7, 2006
The NicoloWhimsey Show will perform at Hagerstown Community College's sixth annual Lollipopalooza on Saturday at the Alumni Amphitheater. The free event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the NicoloWhimsey Show is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The NicoloWhimsey Show aims to entertain and educate students of all ages, presenting an exciting show that combines juggling, music, poetry, storytelling, character-acting and audience participation....
NEWS
March 14, 2001
Letters to the Editor 3/15 Culture could learn from church To the editor: Syndicated columnist Bill Tammeus told us at length why we should believe that sometimes it is religion and not culture that is wrong. I agree with his conclusion, but find the way he argues his case troubling. We get 1.5 columns of old news about Christian church mistakes followed by a celebration of Buddhist enlightenment. The only positive reference to Christianity is a one sentence nod to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Then we get a wrap up in which we are told that Christians need to be more humble.
NEWS
By JOHNATHAN R. BURRS | October 7, 2007
The influx of racially motivated hate incidents that have come to the attention of mainstream America in recent weeks are only symptomatic of the root causes for why a share of our society remains mentally stagnated with regard to equality, justice and freedom. I am referring to the failure of the "powers that be" to adopt a zero-tolerance policy with regard to racism, hatred and the terrorist minorities that have been tolerated for more than 130 years. Hangman's nooses swinging from trees in the incident that became known as the Jena 6 and more recent incident at the University of Maryland College Park, which is alleged to be in retaliation for supporters of the Jena 6, are examples of social toleration for hate.
NEWS
BY BOB MAGINNIS | May 22, 2002
This past Monday was my anniversary, not of my wedding, but of the day when I began working for The Herald-Mail Company 29 years ago. If I had done the same thing for all those years, I might be ready for a straitjacket, but in addition to having at least five different jobs here, I've also had the opportunity to interact with the community in ways I'd never thought about when I was in journalism school. For instance, I recently worked with a committee of the Hagerstown Exchange Club to read 34 applications - complete with transcripts, personal essays and letters of recommendation - for the club's annual $3,000 scholarship.
NEWS
March 4, 2002
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: "For the council people of Hagerstown who are for all this hoopla about these national historic places.
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OPINION
November 27, 2011
People should be tolerant at family events To the editor: On Monday, my daughters and I attended the Christmas event at The Maryland Theatre. The performances were fabulous, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I was lucky enough that both of my daughters (ages 5 and 6) behaved themselves, for the most part, but not all parents were as lucky. Throughout the show, there were some slightly unpleasant and, perhaps annoying, incidents. For example: kids screaming; adults talking loudly; and many clapping to a tune or song, which made it impossible to enjoy the rendering.
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OPINION
January 20, 2011
Six people are dead, 13 others wounded, and a bright, energetic congresswoman from Arizona remains hospitalized with a head wound she suffered in a senseless attack. Daily reports suggest that U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., is making amazing progress for someone who had a bullet travel the length of her brain. Charged with the killings and maimings in the Jan. 8 shooting at that Tucson shopping center is a man who appears to be mentally unstable. Based on what we've read and what's been reported, 22-year-old Jared Loughner did not open fire because he was a die-hard follower of Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin or the Tea Party.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | November 20, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- As traffic whizzed through Hagerstown's Public Square, TerriLee Bell stood on the sidewalk and promoted tolerance. Bell held up a sign telling motorists that Thursday was a day to remember transgendered people who have faced discrimination, crime and even death for who they are. Thursday was the 10th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. The occasion brought members of Hagerstown TGs to Public Square for a candlelight vigil and to hold up signs to catch the attention of those passing by. Hagerstown TGs is a social network and support group for "transsexuals, cross dressers, transgenderists, androgynes and anyone who considers themselves gender conflicted," according to a notice describing the group.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | July 6, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - Before he retired in December as pastor of Christ's Reformed Church in Hagerstown, the Rev. Don Stevenson was active in programs that helped the homeless and promoted child safety. But one of Stevenson's most important contributions to the community, he said, was helping create a series of interfaith sermons after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Stevenson, 69, said the sermons promoted tolerance and cultural exchange by featuring speakers from almost every faith, including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism.
NEWS
April 27, 2008
The Maryland Cooperative Extension's Home and Garden Information Center's hotline for gardening questions at 800-342-2507. Outside Maryland, call 410-531-1757. Go to www.hgic.umd.edu/content/onlinepublications.cfm and click on "Xeriscaping and Conserving Water in the Landscape. " · Annette Ipsan, Maryland Cooperative Extension in Washington County, at 301-791-1604 or at aipsan@umd.edu . · Robert Kessler, Penn State Cooperative Extension in Franklin County, at 717-263-9226 or at rxk4@psu.
NEWS
April 26, 2008
Here are some examples of plants that grow in the Tri-State area that can tolerate dry, hot conditions: May to June blooming: · Sea pink · Butterfly weed · Perennial bachelor's button · Gas plant · Cushion spurge · Day lily · Coral bells · Candy Tuft · Dwarf crested iris · Bearded iris · Iceland poppy June to September blooming: ...
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | April 26, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Five summers ago, drought conditions led Donna Berard to take desperate measures to save the flowers in her cottage-style garden that featured tight plantings of daisies and foxglove. "I had to use a lot of water and they didn't grow very well," Berard said. By coincidence, Berard, a Franklin County master gardener, had done some reading about drought-tolerant gardening just a few months earlier. Faced with the dry summer of 2003, she decided it was time to take action.
NEWS
March 11, 2008
Bullying, the subject of a package of Herald-Mail stories that ran Sunday and Monday, is an animal instinct. Anyone who has lived on a farm knows that baby chicks will peck one of their own to death, just because it has a speck of blood on it. That's why the status of a group's members, determined by contests of one sort or another, is called "the pecking order. " But although we see this behavior (or ritual combat) in many species, doesn't mean that it should be acceptable for human beings.
NEWS
By JOHNATHAN R. BURRS | October 7, 2007
The influx of racially motivated hate incidents that have come to the attention of mainstream America in recent weeks are only symptomatic of the root causes for why a share of our society remains mentally stagnated with regard to equality, justice and freedom. I am referring to the failure of the "powers that be" to adopt a zero-tolerance policy with regard to racism, hatred and the terrorist minorities that have been tolerated for more than 130 years. Hangman's nooses swinging from trees in the incident that became known as the Jena 6 and more recent incident at the University of Maryland College Park, which is alleged to be in retaliation for supporters of the Jena 6, are examples of social toleration for hate.
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