"I recently spoke to someone who had interviewed for a position of Animal Control Officer, this person said when they interviewed them, they were told that SPCA intended to hire three or four additional officers in the near future. So maybe that is where all that money they want is going to go to."
"I was at the truck stop on Hopewell Road the other night and when I left, I went on the wrong road. I got a $75 ticket. I haven't been up there for years and I didn't know which road to go on, so someone isn't always drunk when they do something like that. The officer was very nice and understanding, but he had to do his job."
"There is only one thing worse than taking medication to thin your blood and it is elected officials raising fees and taxes to thin your pocketbook."
"I would like to know when the Senior Fair is this year."
"I agree with the caller that it would be a mistake for the hospital to put all of its eggs into one basket."
"Can anyone tell me if there is a disabled vehicle or bus for disabled people going down to the opening of the World War II Monument in May? If so, please call back because there are many disabled people who want to go."
"In answer to the Mail Call in April 20 paper: For those of you who think that the new hospital at Robinwood is going to cost more, you better stop and find out something before you complain. All of the rates for the hospital in Washington County, as well as in the state of Maryland, are regulated and we can't charge more than what the state says you can. No matter if it's $5 or $500, it is regulated totally by the government in the State of Maryland. It is the only state in the U.S. that does this."
"Regards to the vehicle registration. I think it's ridiculous to raise it to $150 for two years. You have the elderly out there, you have the middle class people and you have the poor class people. Don't you think this is kind of high for two years? I can understand if it were for six years, but for two years? A lot of people can't afford to pay this $150 just for registration. This isn't right. Take a look at what you are doing to us."
"I wouldn't have a problem with the so-called flush fee to clean up the bay if I were one of the people causing the bay to be polluted. It is being polluted because of several small towns down closer to the bay has overloaded their disposal system and unloading the pollution into the bay. People up here have to pay for it. The smart thing would have been to pass the bill for the slot machines in Maryland, but Michael Busch in Anne Arundel County has to play politics at the expense of taxpayers and the rest of the state. I think it's time that those people down there are removed from office."
"The city of Hagerstown spent three days and who knows how many thousands of dollars on removing the old scoreboard at the stadium. You would think they could spend a few more dollars and a few more hours cleaning up the ruts in the ground, broken bushes and broken glass."
"To the practicing Catholic who supports John Kerry's stand against his own church. Everyone is born with a free will and know right from wrong. If you are wrong, you pay the price. But I am sure Kerry and Kennedy will be able to talk their way through the pearly gates, because look at how many practicing Catholics they already snowed."
"I am a special education teacher from the D.C. area. I work with the physically and mentally handicapped children. Years ago we decided to combine our elementary and high school, what a mistake. It didn't work out. I have made several trips to Job Development Center to observe their high school program. Why is Washington County moving the two schools together? It has proven to not work out in other counties. Why fix something that isn't broken? For years, the program at Job Development Center has been praised in the D.C. area. I think you should reconsider this bad decision."