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February 03, 2006

"What do the Super Bowl and mashed potatoes have in common? No 'Skins!"

- Sharpsburg




"I'm calling to reply to the caller who asked why everybody is not a Baltimore Ravens fan, since we live in that area. I just want to know what his team when Baltimore left town and skipped out on us. I became a Redskins fan, and that's what I am now."

- Falling Waters, W.Va.




"I went to a bank that I don't deal with, because someone wrote me a check from there. I got there at 3:30, and since I didn't have an account there, they said they couldn't cash the check because I would have to come in to the lobby, and the lobby closed at 3. If the check comes from your bank and we go through the drive-thru, I would think you would honor it instead of making someone come inside. I don't get off work until after 4. If every bank has this policy, I think they ought to make changes."

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- Hagerstown




"I hope everyone sees that you cannot trust the promises made by the government. I do not live in the Robinwood area, or even in Hagerstown, but when the promise was made that a hospital would never be built in that area, and that there would be no building over a certain height, and no helicopters or ambulances, did this mean just until we want to change it? Nor do we want to forget the promise not to allow the quarry to expand. This doesn't affect me personally, but the next time it might."

- Hancock




"I'd like to thank the lady bus driver who treats my great-grandson like a prince. She's so good to him, and he thinks so much of her. I just want to thank her from the bottom of my heart."

- Hagerstown




"The recent murder of a correctional officer emphasizes the danger of taking prisoners out of confinement for medical care. Recently, I was sitting in a crowded doctor's office at Robinwood, when four convicts and their armed guards entered. What a perfect setting this presented for a hostage situation, should this have been on the prisoners' agenda. To further add to the injustice, here were convicts getting medical care that many law-abiding citizens are unable to afford."

- Hagerstown




"I can't believe that Alesia Parson-McBean has not apologized for what has happened, or admitted that it was wrong. It really saddens me."

- Hagerstown




"I'd like to thank the person who returned my pocketbook at Lowe's on Monday afternoon."

- Hagerstown




"I enjoy the council meetings on Channel 6. The only thing missing is the ringing of a bell and people fighting when it goes off."

- Hagerstown




"Democrats are losers. They have lost the House of Representatives, the Senate, the presidency. This morning, they just lost the Supreme Court, and they are sore losers. Never in my 70 years have I seen such an extreme, mean-spirited, arrogant, spiteful, untruthful group of leaders. What's worse, they have no program to offer us, except to bash the President of the U.S. For the good of the country, please, please, please keep doing what you have been doing until you disappear."

- Rohrersville




"I would like to know why the Smithsburg post office has to close for lunch for one hour when they have two windows. Why can't they take two different lunch hours? If you forget about and go over, you have to go back again."

- Smithsburg




"A caller said that Maryland needs tougher laws to stop armed robberies. Maryland has tough laws, but they are the kind directed against the private citizen. They disarm the robbery victims. I'm talking about gun control and civil liability laws."

- Waynesboro, Pa.




"This is in response to a comment that the state will get only 3 cents on the dollar from the slot machines. I hope the state makes my state income tax 3 percent."

- Hagerstown




"Regarding the flush tax, Boonsboro city gets charged every three months on the water bill. We called and verified that you should not have to pay the $30 flush tax. We pay it in increments over the whole year, $3 every three months. So if you got that bill for $30, don't pay it."

- Boonsboro




"I'm a waitress at a local Hagerstown family restaurant, and I would like to know why people come out to eat with their families and spend up to $50 and hardly leave a tip. Their kids slop food all over the floor like they're eating out of a trough, and the parents don't clean up after them. They let them run through the restaurant like they're in a playground."

- Hagerstown




"We've heard from plenty of callers who were ticketed for having expired plates, but is there anyone else out there, whether an ordinary citizen or a politician, who enjoyed the same treatment that the councilwoman got? For those callers who see nothing wrong with giving her special privileges, what other laws do you think politicians ought to be able to violate as long as they are on 'public business'?"

- Frederick, Md.




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