"I would like to know why the Hagerstown City Police Department has policemen on bicycles patrolling downtown during the day you see them all over the place and there is no one patrolling at night, when all the crime happens? I'm a nurse in the emergency room and I get off at 3 in the morning and I never see any policemen down there patrolling."
"If the mayor is so intent on doing something for Willie Mays, why doesn't he change the name of the water works to the Willie Mays water works?"
- Washington County
"I recently saw the article once again about the teacher contracts in the school and the school board negotiating. I would just like to say that there are some wonderful teachers in our schools, absolutely wonderful. Some of the men that are teaching are doing a wonderful job. The kids love them, the kids respect them, they have a great attitude, they enjoy teaching, they do a great job and they give 100 percent. When they go home, they are still great to the community and they enjoy talking to parents and they enjoy life in general. There are some teachers, a select few that have been in the system for quite some time and have a very bad attitude, very rude, degrade students, and are very disrespectful. You don't teach children to learn that way, they are the teachers that need to be eliminated through contract talks."
"Bush sure doesn't know how to hold a news conference. All he did is had that Cheshire Cat grin and repeated himself."
"This is a fair way to rename any road, stadium, etc., for those that can't leave well enough alone. Let the people in the area, not the mayor and council, suggest possible names and then let there be a community vote take place. They can do this every year and they can market the town as a place where the total citizens have a choice and not just a few. I'm sure the TV and newspapers would pick this up and every year wonder what new name the town has decided on."
- Greencastle, Pa.
"Charley Reese was wondering what the real reason was why Bush started the war in Iraq? I'll tell you. Saddam tried to assassinate the elder Bush in the Gulf War in 1991. For years all George W. Bush heard was get Saddam, get Saddam, so he seized on a flimsy excuse of WMD and blew the whole thing. All Bush had to do was ask the Israelis, they would have told him. No, Saddam doesn't have any WMD. He had them in 1991 and we went in and took them out. Remember that? Such stupidity may be the beginning of the end for the USA."
"I want to thank you for helping me (April 21) when I had a problem with my car. Not only did you stop to see what the problem was you plugged my tire on the spot, which was very difficult to do on a small car with low-profile tires. You got wet and muddy but didn't care. You worked until it finally got done. You wouldn't take anything for your trouble. You are a very special person, not many people today are as caring and kind as you. I don't know who you are I only know your tag, DONDI J. Thanks again from the grateful lady in the silver Miata."
"I'm calling in about Willie Mays. I think it's ridiculous the way our mayor is doing this. I don't know what he is trying to prove. You sure won't get my vote this year. I thought he was going to be a decent mayor but he's not concerned about the citizens of Hagerstown, he's concerned about a name for himself and himself only. Mays did nothing. When he came to Hagerstown he didn't even want to meet the children. It's a sad, sad thing that our mayor thinks more of Willie Mays in trying to make a name than he does for the City of Hagers-town."
"I'd like to know why they would fire a judge for having the Ten Commandments in the courthouse but keeps Tom DeLay into the House as moral majority leader for illegal ethics? What is wrong with this picture? In the last days of the Bible it says, they will say good is evil and evil is good. Is this what it is? What does this teach our children?"
- Washington County