Mail call from 8/15

August 16, 2002

"Surprise, surprise, Mr. Phillips, County Commissioner candidate, pro-development man, is against the stadium. Isn't that interesting? Well, people of Washington County, don't be short-sighted and vote for someone just because they are against the stadium. Because you might not get the stadium, but you will get 20 or 30 other things you wish you never saw. Then, Mr. Phillips in the same letter to the editor, has the nerve to bring up, 'wouldn't there be three or four banks in Washington County that would loan money for the stadium?' Of course not. Mr. Phoebus was head of the stadium task force for more than two years and you never heard a word out of his mouth that Home Federal was going to loan any money. None of the banks are going to loan money because they know it is going to be a bad investment. It's just going to be like the ice rink, the taxpayers are going to subsidize it. They are going to subsidize the golf course and this that and other."


"I wanted to remind the readers that Sept. 11 is just around the corner and now is the time to go out and buy your American flags before you get stuck without one. Check the quality of your flag. If it's torn, or worn out, buy a new one. I hope to see more flags flying around shortly."

"To the person complaining about the woman who slapped her child at the supermarket. I say thumbs up to the woman for slapping her child because I for one am tired of going out to the grocery stores, shopping and restaurants and having to put up with screaming kids who aren't getting their own way. I don't agree with child abuse, but I do agree with discipline and spanking. There are too many of these kids being left to do what they want to do, and when they scream, they do get their own way because the parents get tired of hearing them scream. That is what's wrong with this country. Come on, people, start disciplining your children."

"Watch your grocery slips. I went to a grocery store in the area and cashed in a lot of coupons at the register. I asked the cashier if she got all the coupons and she confirmed she did. When I got home, I added up all the coupons and it should have been $11.30, she had only taken off $9.30. Even that, when you take $9.30 from $44.10, it should have been $34.80, but it showed $36.76. When this was called to the manager's attention, he was surprised and couldn't believe it. He then gave me $3.96 for the difference. There was a glitch in the computer and I wonder if this is general at all stores, so I began checking them all."

"I would like to make a heartfelt request to all kind and caring folks. Please pray for my dear friend Rita and her family. She is a single parent with five children, she is quite ill. If you would like to send her a word of encouragement or a get well wish, call me at 301-432-4979. Please pray for her. Thanks."

"I live on Howell Road and there is a family that has had a yard sale set up all summer. I thought there was a restriction on this, to where you could only have one two weekends per year or per month. Could someone check into this and see why they are allowed to have this stuff in their yard, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all summer. It looks horrible. I had people visiting from Toronto about two weeks ago and they were amazed that they got away with doing this. Put it away, it looks horrible."

"In response to the person who asked if there was going to be a special remembrance for the Sept. 11 anniversary. John Wesley United Methodist Church in Hagers-town will be open for prayers and reflection on Sept. 11, between 8 a.m. and noon. Sept. 11 will be remembered with prayers. The church is at 129 N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown."

"Ladies and gentlemen, please do not vote for any of the current County Commissioners at the upcoming election. If they can spend our money in secrecy, Lord knows what they will do in the future. Please don't vote for them because you will be deeper in debt if you do."

"We got a letter from the Board of Education that my second grade son, who is 7 years old, has to remember a five-digit PIN number, it is larger than mine at Hagers-town Trust. Who thought this up?"

"The bees are terrible this year. I have them in my wall on my porch. I can't seem to get rid of them, no matter how much we spray. My girlfriend has them in her yard with her horses and goats and she can't get rid of them either. Can someone help us please?"

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