"I don't agree with all the comments that Lynn Jones made on her online chat with your paper. It seems that veterans in this country have to die in a war in order to be considered heroes. Why can't Americans remember veterans every day instead of just when we're in a war crisis situation? I feel that Cindy Sheehan has a right to her beliefs and her opinion. She's not dishonoring her son's service just because she took a stand against Bush's policies. People are just making her out to be a criminal, which she's not."
- Greencastle, Pa.
"I see the comment in the Monday, March 27, newspaper from someone about box tops for education for Broadfording. It doesn't say what kind of box tops - crackers, cereals, or certain brands. I don't think you want every box top that we have. Please put in here what you want and I'll be happy to save mine."
"With the dispute about Mexicans coming across the border, why don't they bring Mexico into the U.S. as a state and we'll use their taxes and their oil or whatever they have? It would be just like how we brought in Alaska and Hawaii a couple of years ago. I don't see a thing wrong with it. It would solve a lot of problems."
"I'm a Maryland Terrapins basketball fan, and I'm really concerned because they don't seem to have any star players like they've had in the past 10 or 15 years. They've always been a contender, so I'm just hoping that they improve."
"I lost the tailgate to my trailer, and it had my license tag on it. The tailgate was about 4 feet long and about a foot wide. I lost it somewhere between Hagerstown and Boonsboro. If anybody finds it, please call me at 301-432-5660."
"I'm calling in regards to the complaints about paying for other people's children from people who don't feel that it's their responsibility. I'd like to say that it is everyone's responsibility, because kids are our future, and that's who is going to be taking care of them later. They need to stop complaining, and pay out."
"I suggest that all U.S. citizens call and write to your senators to ask them to support the House version of the illegal immigration bill."
"I can't understand this one - we've got two mailmen on the same street, and one gets one side and the other gets the other side. Somebody just isn't using common sense."
"This is for The Daily Mail newspaper. Why are you not keeping all the obituaries together in one section of the newspaper? Why are you putting the business section in the middle of them? Come on, Daily Mail, let's have some respect for the dead."
- Clear Spring
"I was appalled that The Herald-Mail published (as front page news, no less) the story of the woman whose baby arrived just six hours after the wedding."
"Concerning Paul Muldowney's letter to the editor in the Tuesday, March 28, paper, it is not surprising that he is sticking up for Wal-Mart 'in the name of free enterprise' but does not want Wal-Mart employees or others workers throughout the state to have decent health benefits. It was Del. Muldowney, along with Del. Fred Rummage of Prince George's County, who cast the deciding votes in 1982 that denied Maryland teachers a decent pension plan, except for those who paid an extra 2 percent of their salary to stay in the 'old' pension system. Muldowney does not need to be elected again in 2006."
"Was President Bush a cheerleader in high school or in college? I do know that he was a cheerleader."
"People call in about the price of gas going up, and that the price of this and that is too much, but I've never heard anybody complain about the price of drugs, cigarettes, booze, body piercings, or tattoos. I haven't heard of one person who is trying to conserve gas, or giving tips to other drivers on how to conserve gas. We do have a problem, and we don't have to like it, but we have to accept it. There are ways to get around it and be a little more economical. I don't think these people are really trying, but they're the biggest complainers."
- Waynesboro, Pa.