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August 07, 2006

"Jim Palmer doesn't 'bad mouth' the Orioles. It's called (unbiased) reporting of the facts. After all, the Orioles are 16 games out of first place in August."

- Red Sox Nation




"To the person discussing the school bus from Hagers-town to the Maryland School for Deaf in Frederick: Yes, there is a bus that goes into there, however, the bus ride for our grandson would be 1 hour and 50 minutes. That certainly is unacceptable for any child to have to endure. Do you wonder why I drive him to school each day? Another example of our taxes at work in Washington County!"




"President Bush is not a good president. He is definitely responsible for what is going on right now in Lebanon and Israel. We back Israel; we give them bombs and machinery to deliver those bombs. And you say President Bush has given more to the poor than any president in history. Can you please back this up with some facts? Because I would say just the opposite. He is condemning more and more of us to a life of poverty."

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"Is there anybody else out there as tired as we are of these battery compartments that require a screwdriver to change the batteries? We should start a revolution against this. This is just ridiculous. We never had trouble with the batteries staying in the toys before."

- Hagerstown




"This goes out to all the employees at Fahrney-Keedy nursing home. You all are wonderful. No matter what time of day we go down, the job is being done. The people are very conscientous and kind, and certainly, they're underpaid."




"In reading Wednesday's Daily Mail, Aug. 2, where the funding for (intersection improvements) the state's gonna pay half of the $12 million, the county $3.6 million, and the city will contribute $2.4 million. There again, the city taxpayers get taken for everything, because we pay state, county and city taxes, so we're paying 100 percent of that. We not only pay property taxes, but we pay state income tax and county tax. It is just not fair, and if other people have any ideas how they can be changed, call in to Mail Call."

- Hagerstown




"Again I am calling asking why we do not have a light at this dangerous intersection where the Weis Market complex has gone into. There have been many, many accidents, and these politicians in that state delegation better be checking into something like this, or they might lose a lot of votes this coming election. I've been trying to get a hold of Chris Shank, because he's in charge of this area through here, so I think he'd better get on the ball and try to see something's done, but it's awful that one has to deal with this. I have to go early in the morning when the store opens so I don't get in a lot of traffic."

- Boonsboro




"I was reading this article in the paper about the community getting together about crime, and this lady is saying about she doesn't feel any safer in Hagerstown than she did in New York. That's kind of odd. The reason (for) more shootings and killings in this area is because of people coming from New York, with drugs. The drug traffickers are coming to Hagerstown. I said 20 years ago that Hagerstown would be the stopping point between Miami and New York. I guess I was right."

- Hagerstown




"I find it interesting that the shooting that took place that took the life of a girl on Franklin Street, on that block there's a camera. When this all took place, who was watching the cameras? As a taxpayer in Washington County, I understand that we're trying to fight crime. Our police department needs to get out like (they did) in the '70s. I worked downtown in the '70s, and I saw cops walking - not riding bicycles - walking, in the downtown area. Chief Smith, I feel if you can't do the job, you need to step down and let somebody (else) in Hagers-town do it."

- Washington County




"In Wednesday, Aug. 2's Mail Call, a caller said about tipping at restaurants 'You are supposed to be tipping 15 percent.' With a demanding attitude, people will be lucky to even get a tip. Why so bossy?"

- Smithsburg




"I'm calling about the Mail Caller from Maugansville, saying that terrorism really started under President Clinton. This person obviously wasn't born in the '70s. Terrorism actually started in the late '70s, (with) the hostage takeover in Iran. That was under Jimmy Carter, not Clinton."

- Hagerstown




"I need some help. Back in the '70s, there was a rock group called the Flaming Groovies (and I'm not putting you on - that was their name). They had a particular album with a song called 'Roadhouse.' I'm interested in trying to get a hold of that. If somebody has it or knows somebody who does, give me some kind of lead. I'd appreciate it. We're not talking CD here; we're talking album or cassette. Please call 301-797-9859."

- Hagerstown




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