Cumberland Times-News

Jan Alderton - Opinion

October 17, 2009

Meatless Mondays hit the spot


From March 24, when the service began, through Aug. 30, 2,750 passengers took the trip (counting each one-way trip separately). “As far as the initial response, we couldn’t be happier. The community support has been terrific,” spokeswoman Michelle Haynes said.

The Hagerstown Herald-Mail said the service is part of the Essential Air Service program, which provides a federal subsidy to link rural communities with larger hub airports. The subsidy was set to expire at the end of September but has been extended through March 2010....

TV viewers who are annoyed at the loud volume of some commercials may soon get some relief. Congress is considering the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act (CALM), which would establish standards for commercial volume levels.....

The Times-News will publish its annual Homecoming Memories and Rivalries section on Tuesday, Oct. 27.....

While Cumberland still is in need of permanent restroom facilities for Friday After Five and the many other activities, Hancock recently saw delivery of a pre-fab bathroom building for the town’s Joseph Hancock Jr. Park....

Seen on the Internet — Funny newspaper headlines:

• Cold wave linked to temperatures

• Kicking baby considered to be healthy

• New study of obesity looks for larger test group

• Child’s death ruins couple’s holiday

• Never withhold herpes from loved one

• Milk drinkers are turning to powder

Jan Alderton is managing editor of the Cumberland Times-News. His email address is

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