"We just moved here about a year ago from a large city. Both of my high school aged kids have both commented on what a big drug problem there is for a small town. I am concerned, are the parents policing their children? Get them drug tested and get them help. There is a big drug problem, just drive down any main street or Dual Highway, they are all selling drugs. Wake up!"
"In regards to Sheriff Mades' salary increase. What else can you expect from a government where the commissioners think that making $8 an hour is a good deal. I would like to see them live off of $8 an hour for their families."
"I am watching this presidential debate and it is really interesting if you like to hear snow jobs by both sides. A big bluff."
"Where can I get a big Gore sign to put in my front yard? I am backing Gore all the way. Another eight years please."
"Women, children, senior citizens and minorities and anyone who someday hopes to draw Social Security, God help us all if George Bush gets elected."
"Of course, a Million Family March was not sponsored by the U.S. government. Therefore, no taxpayers' dollars were used in any way to support it. It was a private event and unfortunately it was hosted by two so-called leaders of different groups that have been preaching hate tactics for years."
"I want to see a video store open that sells old movies. Sometimes when I go to a video store to rent an old movie, they tell me that the movie was too old and they had to stop selling them. What is the reason for this?"
"I think it is a disgrace that our commissioners are even considering giving the stadium committee $3 million to build another stadium we do not need. They can find the money for that, but they can't seem to find it for our children's education or for our school system. Just think what our school system could do with $3 million. I guess that says it all."
"I want to congratulate Chief Arthur Smith and the Narcotics Task Force who had the drug bust in Hagerstown about two weeks ago. I am one very appreciative West Ender who enjoys being able to sit outside again on my front porch without watching 20 to 30 cars coming by to deal drugs. Thanks again and keep up the good work. Congratulations!"
"I lost a set of keys Wednesday morning between 8:30 or 9 a.m. at Long Meadow Shopping Center. The keys won't do anyone any good, other than me. It has a black leather strap on them. I dropped them when I got out of the car during the rain spell. Call me at 301-739-1055. I will come pick them up."
"A beagle dog was found in the South End area of Hagerstown. It was a male, very playful. He wasn't wearing any collars. Call 301-791-0257 and describe this dog if it is yours. If there is no answer, please leave a message on my machine."