Not every great idea turns out to be a good
idea (because it might not work), but one that
actually is producing the desired effect is the
collaborative effort known as Operation Safe
Initiated recently by area police, corrections
and governmental agencies, it identifies and targets
individuals who repeatedly commit crimes
and asks the public to help police find them.
Periodically, a list of suspects is released, and
their photos are posted
(when available) at
It has been very
successful. A recent
initiative resulted in
36 adult arrests and
the serving of 44 arrest warrants. The suspects
were wanted for offenses ranging from drug distribution
to robbery, domestic assault and failure
to appear in court.
One goal of the program is “nuisance abatement.”
Getting repeat offenders out of circulation
certainly works to that effect.
Among other things, it also identifies and
tracks priority offenders, trains patrol officers in
safe streets strategies and emphasizes identification
of suspended and truant children and
enforcing the laws that deal with them.
The public is a vital part of this process, and
we encourage citizens to continue helping by
responding to the lists of Safe Streets suspects
that will be published from time to time with contact
information for the police agencies that on
the lookout for these suspects.
Operation Safe Streets is rounding up offenders
Not every great idea turns out to be a good
There are an estimated 47,000 deceased veterans whose remains are unidentified and unclaimed throughout the U.S. A group of senators and congressmen hope to do something to
bring these men and women some dignity after death.
Support the March for Babies May 3 at Canal Place
At the March of Dimes, we promise to work tirelessly toward the day when all babies are born healthy.
The March of Dimes has worked for more than 75 years to help babies get a healthy start in life.
For the world’s more than 2 billion Christians, Easter is the day that defines their faith.
The exact date of Christ’s resurrection is unknown, and even the precise locations of his crucifixion and burial are uncertain. This hasn’t stopped some people from saying they know the answer to these questions and others from trying to find out for themselves, or simply arguing about it.
We’re certain that Donald Rumsfeld, who served as Secretary of Defense under Presidents Gerald Ford and George W. Bush, echoes what many Americans feel about the complexity of filing income tax returns.
When he filed his return, Rumsfeld sent the following letter to the Internal Revenue Service:
The first step
If all goes as planned, Frostburg State University will one day offer a doctorate in nursing, a physician’s assistant program and a new health sciences building on campus.
Where to look
Drive anywhere in Maryland and it seems there is one highway construction project after another. While it is good to see our roads and bridges being upgraded, it can be nerve-wracking for anyone traveling a long distance.
Public libraries remain one of the best uses of taxpayer dollars. They are open to all. Young or old, poor or wealthy, residents can use computers and read current magazines and newspapers. Compact discs featuring a wide variety of music and
movies on DVD may be checked out in addition to novels and other books.
Legislation that increases hunting oppportunities on Sundays in Garrett, Allegany and Washington counties has passed the Maryland General Assembly and reached the governor’s desk.
One cannot compromise on God’s word
A recent letter asked, “What is it about compromises that seem so undesirable?” Most of us are familiar with John 3:16, which says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” The next verse goes on to say, “For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him”
Ballpark project a partnership, not a government handout
To the Editor:
Regarding Mark Nelson’s recent objection to county government assistance to exploring the placement of a minor league baseball team in the Cumberland region, I would answer that the project should be considered a partnership between private enterprise and government. The private support would come by way of donations collected from local citizens, currently banked through the Dapper Dan Club.
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