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August 28, 2006

"This is for all Maryland state employees, and especially correctional officers. Election season is right around the corner. Are your working conditions better now than they were four years ago? I don't think so. Remember this when Gov. Ehrlich starts talking about how much he's done for state employees and for correctional officers."

- Williamsport




"I'm complaining about all the trash that's left on the highway when people take things to the dump. They ought to have to either pay a fine or learn to cover it. It really looks terrible on the highway. Thank you."

- Washington County




"This is to the caller who said the U.N. was hunting for WMDs in Iraq, couldn't find them, and was saying 'Wait,' and then Bush went into Iraq anyway. Let's get the story completely straight. The first war with Iraq was stopped early, and Saddam Hussein promised to let the U.N. people come in and inspect. Then he kept postponing, reneging, trying all sorts of things, and the U.N. was allowed in to really look for WMDs. He didn't hold up his end of the bargain, so that's why Bush went into Iraq. Can you imagine the mess we'd have over there right now if Saddam Hussein was still in power, with Iran acting like they're acting, and the mess in Lebanon? We would have a real mess. At least we're trying to get part of it cleaned up now, and I think we're very lucky that we went in there and are at least starting to get things straightened out."

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"What's this about mandatory driver's testing for senior citizens? These people are careful, competent drivers and should be left alone."

- Hagerstown




"I work for a distribution center, and there's people that go around kissing up to the supervisors. It really irritates me."

- Greencastle, Pa.




"In response to the caller from Hagerstown about Rich Poffenberger: I'd like to agree that we should elect Rich Poffenberger. He is one of the only Republican politicians that I've seen in the area of Washington County running his campaign and being out with the locals, and getting to know everyone."

- Hagerstown

"I'm calling about the news they have on TV this afternoon about some of the schools in Frederick, Md., without any air conditioning, and the money it will cost to upgrade or put air conditioning in. Right here in Hagerstown, Md., my kids attend Pangborn School. We went back there Monday and Tuesday for the students' return, to meet the teacher. The teacher says 'your fifth grade student is in the portable,' which is good, cause it has air conditioning. The rest of the school is without air conditioning. They had us sit in the cafeteria and everybody was sweating in there, and the principal was making jokes about it. You'd be surprised of all the people who got up and left out, that could not stand being in that heat."

- Hagerstown




"How come every time we do something, taxes go up? Where does the money go? Somebody's putting this money in their pocket. Oh, my fault - it's going over to George Bush's war in Iraq. Billions of dollars to tear that country down, to build it back up, fighting for all that oil that we're supposed to be running out of, and still paying too much for. Could somebody look into this and see where the money's going?"

- Hagerstown




"I'm calling about schools having soda machines in the area where the children are at. Supposedly there's supposed to be something done about taking them all out of the school, even in the teachers' lounge, because it's not fair for teachers to walk around holding sodas if kids can't have them in the classrooms and lunch and stuff, but I don't think it was a good idea for the Daily Mail to print a picture of the first day of school, and North High students walking into the building and the first thing they see is a Pepsi Cola machine. What's this about? I thought they were supposed to be removed from schools. Could someone give me some info on this? Thanks."

- Clear Spring




"This is to the 'Am I the only one?' I say no, you're not. If we have the faith, we can bring our troops home, by fasting and praying. Jesus says in His holy word: Love one another, do good to them that hate you, love your enemy. If people which are called by my name shall humble themselves and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and heal their land.' It's time to stop killing of innocent women and children. The Bible says wars come from within man. When Jesus died on the cross, He said 'it is finished.' He will fight our battles. Thank God. I am a mother, grandmother and grandmother, and (have) a grandson in Iraq. Let's move this mountain. God hates war."

- Hagerstown




"I was calling in regards to the farmers spreading manure on weekends and on holidays, from the Cearfoss caller. Ask them if they've been a lifetime resident in that area. Farmers need to work seven days a week to provide for the families in the area, and this is just one of those jobs they have to do whenever they have the time. Thank you."

- Keedysville




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