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Mail Call for 2/7

February 08, 2002

Mail Call for 2/7



"In response to the person who wanted to know how to get rid of cats. What do you mean get rid of cats? How could you rid the world of cats? Cats are very helpful. They keep down the rodent population. They keep away snakes. They eat and kill snakes, rats, mice and bugs. Why would you want to get rid of cats?"




"I just paid my gas bill for the month of January 2002. I checked back to see what I paid for January 2001. I know this past January was warmer than January 2001. But I don't think it was more than twice as warm as 2001. I have gas heat, gas stove and a gas water heater. They said the cause was supply and demand, if the demand is greater than supply, why are they installing these new lines for new customers?"




"I would like to congratulate my daughter Tina Grimm for making the Dean's List again at Hagerstown Business College. Love, Mom."

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"I haven't seen any Girl Scout cookies for sale. We live in Lakeside Trailer Park. We really want some. If anyone knows anyone, please put their number in the paper. Also, my daughter goes to Hickory Elementary and I was wondering if there are any Brownie Troops that meet in this area. She is 6 years old and I would really want to get her involved."




"Yippee, Popeye's is coming to Hagerstown, across from Valley Mall. I can't wait."




"A little while ago, our neighbor shot up our other neighbor's house at 2 a.m. in the morning. They contacted the police. I had to find out from my other neighbor what was going on. I want to know why it wasn't in the paper. We have small children in our home and I feel that the police should have put that in the paper to let us know what was going on. That could have happened to anyone of us. We are down by the ice skating rink. What if a child would have been lying in bed and something like this happened? We would like to know what happened and what was going on. No we are not trying to be nosy, but we want to know as a community."




"I think that Social Services should check the people who are from West Virginia who are getting Maryland food stamps and other benefits. There are several of them that are doing that and they are getting their relatives to lie for them."




"In response to all the complaints of the nursing homes. I would like to say, spend a day in our shoes. I work for a nursing home, we do primary nursing. The patients are well cared for at our facility. We do check patients every two hours, they are up, fed and dressed. There are so many things you can do when you have a large facility and a large amount of people. My suggestion is to come visit your parents, participate in their care, the more you give, the more you'll get. The nursing homes are trying their best. We need more quality care nurses and aides. If the aides would get the respect they deserve instead of being bad mouthed all the time, you get more with sugar. That's a shame to say, but it's true."




"When are they going to start filling in the road tar along Franklin Street on the way to the Wal-Mart area. We know that they are being fixed, but there are gaps that need to be filled in with tar, especially in front and past the post office on Franklin Street."




"I can tell you how the city can make a significant dent in its budget deficit. Why don't they put the cameras at Eastern Boulevard and Dual Highway and Edgewood and Dual Highway, like they had planned on, then changed their minds and said they weren't. They aren't going to offend me. I only live two blocks from there and I don't even live in the city. It would be a wonderful thing for public safety. I sat there the other night, there were four or five cars that came through long after the light had turned red. They could make a fortune. Maybe people would soon learn to respect the law for their own safety."




"In response to the person who wanted to know how to keep cats out of the yard. You need to get a rat trap, put tuna fish in the trap, set it out in the yard and once the trap snaps their nose, they will stay out of your yard."




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