Mail Call for Friday, Oct. 30

October 30, 1998

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"Everybody in Washington County seems to love Sue Tuckwell, or is it actually Barry that they hold in such high esteem? Sue Tuckwell's background is virtually unknown to local voters and it might prove interesting to know the following: her family background, parents, how many children, etc. Second, how long a county resident? And third, why did she leave a job at the electric company in which she states that she supervised 40 to 42 people in public relations activities. The voters need this kind of information to make an intelligent decision at the polls on Nov. 3. It's very critical that we have a strong Board of County Commissioners. Thank you."

Good morning, Mail Call. I'd like to wish Trish a happy birthday on Oct. 30. I hope you have a blessed day. Love you."


"Hi, Mail Call. I would like to wish all my friends and their families a happy, happy Halloween. Thank you."

"What a crock. Five men endorsed. There are two very qualified women in this county to be County Commissioners. One has more public service than those five men put together. I'm sure you won't print this but that's my opinion."

"Don't forget to vote next Tuesday, Nov. 3. I intend to vote against all incumbent commissioners. Let's make a clean sweep for the good of the county."

"Ron Bowers' radio ads are very misleading and amusing. All of a sudden Bowers presents himself as a guardian of the taxpayers' money. In addition, his campaign slogan - 'a man of action' - tends to be misleading, too. The fact of the matter is that Bowers is the man who's actions led us to a $55 million disaster!!"

"Ron Bowers is a slick politician. He's telling the voters now that he voted against the property tax increase last year what touts the county's surplus. The problem with all of this is that the surplus is a direct result of the property tax increase. Twenty years of this is more than enough. It's time for a change."

"I would just like to say thank you to the crossing guard at Northern Middle School. He does make a very big difference in everyone's day by keeping the traffic moving early in the morning. Thank you very much."

"The Washington Post, Oct. 21, 1998, front page article says James T. Brady, Maryland's former economic development secretary, says he had no idea that Staples pumped thousands of dollars into Glendening's campaign after receiving state funds to locate in Hagerstown. Come on now. Jim, I got some swamp land in Florida that I'd like to sell you."

"I'm calling in response to the person who said that if you celebrate Halloween you're worshiping the devil. I'll bet if you ask 100 children the meaning of Halloween, not one of them will say anything about Satan. I asked my day-care children what the meaning of Halloween was and these were their answers. Dressing up in costumes, getting candy, parties, and a 3-year-old said 'fun'. We had a Halloween party last weekend and not one of the 15 kids or 14 adults mentioned Satan once. When the children are dressing up as princesses, super heroes or even a werewolf they certainly do not need to be told that they are doing something wrong or committing a sin because they aren't. Adults that celebrate Halloween do not think of it as devil worshiping either. People that are devil worshipers do this purposely, knowingly and 365 days a year, not just on Halloween. As for the parade, I'm not even going to waste the paper's ink to discuss this with you. I believe in God, I pray every day and my children say their prayers faithfully every night and we celebrated Halloween as a fun, dress-up, collecting candy kind of holiday. I'll bet you're one of those people that ram God down other people's throats. If you don't want to celebrate Halloween that's your business but that doesn't mean you're right. Everyone has their own opinions and beliefs. Thank you."

"Should we support Bill Clinton's actions or vote Republican?"

"Remember gun owners, on Nov. 3 vote to protect your Second Amendment rights before it's too late."

"Yes, it's Wednesday, Oct. 28 and I'm just reading here in the paper about the complainer who can't find a paper on the street corners at about 5 o'clock in the afternoon or on Sunday afternoon. Why don't you have home delivery which is very convenient and you seldom miss out on a paper and I have my Sunday and Saturday paper by no later than 6 a.m. and I have my evening paper no later than 2:30 p.m. in the afternoon. Thank you."

"The laser pointer law was hasty and not well thought out. The laser pointer shoots 500 yards so how would they know who did it? They are just looking for another excuse to make kids empty their pockets so they can frisk them. Thank you."

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