Cumberland Times-News

Jan Alderton - Opinion

March 15, 2008

Two hate groups exist in area

Last week’s reports of racism at Fort Hill High School prompted us to check with the Southern Poverty Law Center to see if there are any documented findings of hate groups in the area. It turns out there are two in nearby West Virginia.

The National Socialist Movement is listed for Romney, while the American National Socialist Workers’ Party is active in Fisher, according to the center. It said the groups share a hatred for Jews and a love for Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany. They also profess a hatred for other minorities, homosexuals and even sometimes Christians.

According to the center: “While some neo-Nazi groups emphasize simple hatred, others are more focused on the revolutionary creation of a fascist political state.... American neo-Nazi groups, protected by the First Amendment, often publish material and host Internet sites that are aimed at European audiences — materials that would be illegal under European anti-racism laws.”....

Why are more Hispanic visitors from Northern Virginia coming to Allegany County?

Who is the Cumberland man who has visited 48 countries in the last 23 years?

Do they still teach Latin in high school?

What is the smell that is creating a financial success for a Garrett County couple?

How many elementary school teachers in Allegany County are male?

We’ll give you the answers beginning a week from Monday when the annual Regional Update sections appear in the Times-News.

The publication schedule is:

March 24 — Recreation and Entertainment

March 25 — Automotive and Transportation

March 26 — Real Estate and Development

March 27 — Health and Wellness

March 28 — Religion

March 29 — Education

March 30 — Commerce

March 31 — Industry and Technology....

Daylight Saving Time saves energy, right? Not so, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The newspaper says researchers have concluded that the reduced cost of lighting in afternoons during DST is more than offset by the higher air-conditioning costs on hot afternoons and increased costs on cool mornings. The findings were revealed at a National Bureau of Economic Research conference....

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