August 1, 2011
Robert McMillan, a five-year employee with the Harford County Department of Public Works, Division of Water and Sewer, has been named Employee of the Month for July. He was nominated by his crew chief from the Division of Water and Sewer, Tim Smith. McMillan recently went above and beyond what was called for to return money and paperwork left behind by a customer of the 7-Eleven where he and Smith had stopped for lunch. The crew chief pointed out paperwork on the counter thinking it belonged to McMillan, not wanting him to forget it. When they returned to their vehicle, McMillan noticed it was not his paperwork or money.
February 17, 2014
Shopper loses her purse and finds honesty in grocery store Today I lost my purse at Save A Lot Foods in Arbutus. I didn't realize it for almost three hours and was in a panic mode when I did. I went back to the store and asked the cashier if anyone had turned in my purse and they had. The manager had locked it in the safe. I want to take this time to thank the person, who found my purse. The manager said no name was left but I want to let him/her know how much I appreciate it. This action confirms my faith that there are still many good people around.
June 18, 1994
Crown Central Petroleum Corp., Baltimore's connection to the world of big oil, is trying something in its advertising that its bigger competitors often seem to eschew -- honesty.In a radio ad campaign that started last month, Crown admits there really isn't much difference between its gas and that of its competitors. All of it gets you from one place to another."As much as big oil companies would like to convince you otherwise, their gas won't change your life," says Crown's pitchman, Orioles great Brooks Robinson.
October 9, 1992
London. -- After Amnesty International, why not Honesty International, a group of citizens like you and me, to monitor those who are corrupt, whom they, in turn, corrupt, and the banks which hide the proceeds?Corruption has probably never been so rife in so many places. The voters and parliamentarians of Brazil have just unseated their president, Fernando Collor de Mello, because his own brother, not for the best of motives, blew the whistle on how the president took bribes from businessmen seeking government contracts.
April 28, 1991
HONESTY SPEAKING: Hirsh Goldberg, PR whiz about town and the author of four books -- his most recent is "The Book of Lies" -- has come up with a doozy. Hirsh has created National Honesty Day this Tuesday to honor honest people and companies.He tells us he's looking for nominations to honor outstanding examples of honest people and businesses. If you know someone who doesn't cheat on their taxes, send the name to Hirsh, in care of William Morrow, at 105 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016. "Honest Abe" awards will be presented at a ceremony next year on National Honesty Day.A CATERED AFFAIR: It's a sellout for tonight's "Man of the Year" awards honoring catering magnate Marty Resnick, at Martin's West, natch.
May 15, 1997
NEW YORK -- Faced with high levels of cheating, the University of Maryland recently arranged for students who sign an honesty pledge to receive discounts at several local shops. In effect, students can now reap financial rewards by agreeing -- at least on paper -- not to lie.Without question, it's admirable that the university is taking steps to address its cheating problem, which one student leader has described as ''huge.'' And the decision to use positive reinforcement, the proverbial carrot over the stick, is sound.