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What Do You Think?

April 25, 2005

Editor's note: Each week, The Herald-Mail invites readers to answer poll questions on its Web site, www.herald-mail.com. Readers also may submit comments about the poll question when voting. Each Sunday, a sampling of reader comments will appear in The Herald-Mail.

Last week's poll question was: Should former Williamsport mayor John Slayman return to the town two framed prints depicting a Civil War scene?

"Since Mr. Slayman has no written evidence, but only hearsay testimony that the painter wished to donate the paintings to him (Mr. Slayman), Mr. Slayman does not have a legal leg to stand on. If two of the paintings hang in public places, it would appear to me that they belong to the town of Williamsport. If they did belong to Mr. Slayman, they would be hanging in his home along with the one that is currently hanging in the Mayor's Office, which is also a public place owned by the people of Williamsport. ..."

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"If folks state that he should donate the prints, you are saying that they are his to do with as he chooses. If they are valuable, that is the reason he will keep them. With all the extremely vital issues in our lives, I think that we could find a better subject to speak to such as which way should the toilet paper roll come off the roller, over the top or under the bottom. Or should the mustard be put on the bun under the hot dog or on top of the hot dog? Now these are important things."

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