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NEWS
February 18, 2001
Physical therapist provides wheelchairs to the needy By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg MONT ALTO, Pa. - In the last four years, Tom Glumac has helped thousands of people around the world gain the freedom that only a set of wheels can provide. But the Penn State Mont Alto physical therapy professor isn't talking about cars or even bicycles - his interest is in wheelchairs. A Dillsburg, Pa., resident, Glumac has taken at least a half-dozen trips since 1997 with organizations that donate wheelchairs to disabled children and adults with polio, leprosy and paraplegia.
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NEWS
October 12, 2000
No anchor for his dreams When Michael Smith, 12, bowls at Charles Town's Shenandoah Lanes, no one stops to gawk at the cumbersome metal contraption he uses to line up his ball. When he bowls 11 strikes and scores the day's highest average, no one is surprised. continued After seven seasons of bowling with Charles Town youth, the 158 members of the Youth Bowling League expect Michael to do well; he is, after all, one of the best in the league. He just bowls a little differently, with help from his dad, Rick.
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By DAVE McMILLION, Charles Town | May 24, 2000
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Kenneth Stevens touched many people's lives with his will to live. cont. from news page Born with spina bifida, "little Kenny" was expected to live no longer than five years, said his father, Kenneth Raymond Stevens Jr. Although he was blind, deaf in one ear and had the mental capacity of a 2-month-old, Kenny had the uncanny ability to sense what was going on around him, family members said. When members of his family would walk into a room, Kenny would burst into laughter.
NEWS
March 24, 2000
How you can help Send contributions to the Kelly Deater Fund, Home Federal Savings Bank Kelly Deater Fund 122-128 W. Washington St. P.O. Box 1179 Hagerstown, Md. 21741-1179 Account number: 21456437 By MEG H. PARTINGTON / Staff Writer With community support, Jeff Wilson hopes to buy one of his friends some freedom. The Hagerstown resident set up a fund at Home Federal Savings Bank for Kelly Deater, a Frederick, Md., man he met through one of Deater's aides.
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By SCOTT BUTKI | October 5, 1999
Hagerstown Regional Airport improvements, including a wheelchair lift, were unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday. The Washington County Commissioners dedicated the lift as part of Disability Awareness Week. The $20,000 device was paid for by Passenger Facility Charges, a surcharge placed on tickets. Federal law requires airports with passenger service to have a lift available by Dec. 1, 2000. The lift, which can lift up to 850 pounds, will be leased to Chautauqua Airlines.
NEWS
June 24, 1999
"I am calling about the handicapped access to the Valley Mall. Unfortunately there is no automatic doors when you are trying to push someone in the entrance, who is in a wheelchair. This matter definitely needs to be corrected. When I called the mall office and asked to speak to someone, the manager wouldn't even have the courtesy to talk to me. He just told the girl in the office that they are considering it with the renovations but he didn't say that it would absolutely neccesity.
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By KERRY LYNN FRALEY | April 10, 1999
It didn't take any effort for Hagerstown resident Mary Beth Kinman to stay in the lead of her group in the annual Multiple Sclerosis Walk on Saturday morning. Pushed by her father, Clear Spring High School health teacher Matt Kinman, Mary Beth's stroller led a pack of seven brisk walkers, including her parents, another Clear Spring teacher and her husband, and three Clear Spring High students. "This is her second walk. She was 10 weeks old when she did her first one," said her mother, Christin Kinman, 24, walking for two people with MS who she knows.
NEWS
March 25, 1999
By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer MONT ALTO, Pa. - A video taken in Vietnam in January by a Penn State Mont Alto professor shows the hardships faced by some of the disabled people there. [cont. from news page ] Thomas Glumac, director of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program on the Mont Alto campus, and student Karen Baldwin joined a group of 24 Americans on a mercy mission to the Southeast Asian country.
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By MATTHEW BIENIEK | September 9, 1998
Washington County officials have been invited to take a ride in a wheelchair during the week of Oct. 5-9 as part of the county's Disability Awareness Week, said N. Linn Hendershot of the Western Maryland Hospital Center. Hendershot discussed Disability Awareness Week with the Washington County Commissioners at their Tuesday meeting. The wheelchair ride, coupled with blindfolds, is intended to help county officials and business leaders learn about the barriers the disabled deal with every day, he said.
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