Mail Call for 5/10

May 10, 2000

"I am calling about the stadium. I think that the owner of the land could donate that ground and save an awful lot. They could name the stadium after him. I think that would be very nice and they could afford it. I think that would really help the stadium get going."

"I have noticed that during the day, even when it's not raining, that people are driving around with their headlights on. I know that you are supposed to have them on when it is raining, but this has been going on in the past couple of days when it has been warm out. Could someone call in and let me know why they have their lights on?"

"In reference to the deer and people complaining. I agree with the person who called in on May 5 who said that their habitat is being taken away. I thought that I was the only one who thought that. It is man that is destroying the land and they have no place else to go anymore. We don't need another Frederick or Baltimore. Stop taking the land and destroying it. Pretty soon there will be no country, birds or deer left. There is nobody else to blame but man himself. The land's number one enemy. Stop building the malls and apartment houses, we don't need them."


"I am calling about one of Washington County's best-kept secrets. The Job Development Center in Smithsburg. This is a school for special needs high school children who can't manage the classes taught in regular high schools. JDC teaches these children skills so they can succeed in a job. The staff members are very dedicated in helping these children to be able to flourish in a job environment outside of school when they graduate. So if you have a special needs child with special needs, please call JDC and come out and see the school. I have seen these children who otherwise get lost in the other high schools and excel at JDC."

"I am a taxpayer and I think that the stadium is a good idea. Hagerstown and Washington County need to do things to move into the 21st century. We need a new stadium. If we don't spend it now, we will pay a dear price in the years to come."

"My name is Linda and I am calling in regards to the children or kids who steal flowers off of graves. She was buried in January and her name is Mary. So please stop taking them."

"I just wanted to say hello to Bill and wish him a happy day."

"We want to wish Donald a happy 38th birthday. He lives on Chestnut Grove Road. From his grandmother, Willie, and mother, Doris."

"What happened to the warm, friendly greeting that we used to get at the front desk at the hospital? Something has changed and it is not like it used to be. Where are the two dark-haired ladies who would go out of their way to help someone? We never see them anymore. They were the best. The smiles that they had could warm your heart. Please let us know when you will be back. We really need you and miss you. You really know how to do a good job and you made everyone happy."

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