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May 17, 2006

"I've seen a few ads in the paper about the reunion of old Girls' Club members on May 21, to be held from 3 to 5 at the Girls' Inc. building. I would like to add that any members of the Morning Glories, who met at the Girls' Club more than 30 years ago, are urged to attend. Some of the group were alumni, but we also expanded the group to include friends of alumni also. We made homemade Easter candy each year for all the kids in the club, and did other services for Girls' Club. Several were regular volunteer workers, and there were some who were not members, whose girls attended the club. It's been more than ten years since we had a Morning Glories reunion, so why not drop by on the 21st to see what the new club is like, and to see old friends."

- Hagerstown

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"Thanks to the City Light workers for doing a good job. You have always done a good job and always will. You're always out there in all kinds of weather, so you deserve a lot of credit."

- Hagerstown




"I'm 37 years old, and I suffered a heart attack in January. The type of work I do is very strenuous, and I'm not able to return to that type of work. I've been applying for jobs, and I have to be honest about my heart attack - and they won't hire me. They won't come out and say they're not hiring me because of the heart attack, but it seems pretty simple. It's like I don't know which way to go or how to get help at this point."




"This is to the caller who wanted to know how the Bush voters felt now. I don't know what he or she was referring to, and I didn't necessarily even vote, but we have an economy that is extremely good and a stock market that is extremely good. I think everybody ought to really be pretty happy. For the ones who want to work, there are jobs out there, and the ones who want to be lazy have welfare, so I don't know what the problem is, unless they're referring to the gasoline prices. That's not Bush's fault any more than the price of eggs at the grocery store. Mr. Bush is not in charge of that. The caller ought to be happy that he or she is alive and has a job, if they have one."

- Waynesboro, Pa.




"When people come off the interstate and they are supposed to check for traffic and then proceed, instead of stopping, they keep coming right over and force you into another lane. It doesn't matter whether there is another car beside you. What's the matter with people? Can't they read? Maybe they ought to go back to driving school. A panel truck almost broadsided me in Williamsport today, and I am still shaken up about it. I wish people would do what they're supposed to do."

- Falling Waters, W.Va.




"It seems like landlords in Hagerstown are selling all their properties, and then poor people have to move and have nowhere to go. My rent is so high I can't afford it any more, and I am a desperate and single mom trying to find a farmhouse to rent cheaply. I will do repairs on the house."

- Hagerstown




"Everybody is getting upset about immigration. It's not right for aliens to come into this country and demand so much stuff from our government, but let's consider this. The Europeans came over here and took this country away from the Indians. We put them on reservations, and they had no rights. They're still on reservations, although many of them have rights. I don't think it's fair that we came over here and took their country away from them, because they are the true Americans - no one else but the true American Indian. I think it's right to give them some more breaks."

- Hagerstown




"I take exception to those who want to have Charley Reese's column removed from the paper. I think he's the one true, honest, blue-collar person who writes an editorial column. I think he's right on, at least 95 percent of the time. In my opinion, Charley Reese should be a candidate for President. I'd vote for him, and most sane, normal people would also."

- Sharpsburg




"I called in on Friday, May 5, and asked why they couldn't use the money that was found in Saddam Hussein's palace and the money that is frozen in America from Osama bin Laden's assets for the memorial for Flight 93. I said it would certainly be a slap in the mouth for those terrorists, instead of rebuilding Iraq with taxpayers' money, I'm wondering why that wasn't printed, yet the article about hunting mushrooms with a water gun was. I just don't understand this. Do you not want comments like mine in the paper? I enjoy your column when you print decent stuff, but not about hunting mushrooms with water guns, etc."

- Fayetteville, Pa.




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