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January 15, 2007

"I'm calling in regards to the person who believes that the current graduation requirements are too difficult. As a 2005 graduate of the Washington County School system and a current student at Virginia Tech, I am outraged that anyone in Washington County would think that our graduation requirements are too hard. As a sophomore at a top-rated university, I believe that our county does not do enough to prepare our students for the future."

- Smithsburg




"I had the pleasure of watching our boys play a boys varsity basketball game against Clear Spring last Friday night. It was a well-played game by the Clear Spring boys, who were definitely overmatched by our team. However, the thing that appalled me the most was how South High continued to press and run up the score, as well as call timeouts and leave their starters in when Clear Spring was beaten by more than 30 points. The final score was not indicative of the play that these young men displayed. It was despicable that a program would do that to any team that was beaten down."

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- Hagerstown




"My dad and I rode around to City Park the other day. In the summertime, City Park is so beautiful, but if the city would take care of it right now and get rid of all the old shrubbery and the weeds that are growing up, City Park would be much more beautiful."

- Hagerstown




"I just read in the paper the comment about the freeloaders and their free electric bills. That's not the problem. They have to feel like they have to sit and watch their cable while they keep warm with their free oil. So I don't know what the big deal is, but it seems to me if they're able to have cable, they should not get their light bill paid. I think somebody better be looking into this because I'm tired of working and keeping these people who have all the luxuries that the working person can't even afford."




"I'm reading here in Wednesday's Daily Mail where there was a minister appointed to fill a school board seat in Pennsylvania. I think that's so nice for the ministers to go outside of the church and work for some of their living, instead of expecting the people to give them money to live on and to go places and buy cars and things like that. I think maybe if some of these ministers would read this, maybe they'd go out and find a job, too, and wouldn't expect too much out of the people that's in the church, because nowadays they seem like they just want you to pay to come to church. Not all ministers, but some of these ministers just don't want to do anything outside of the church. I think everybody has enough to do in their own way of supporting their families, let alone having to pay to go to church."

- Boonsboro




"County Commissioner Jim Kercheval stated in this paper that the county won't look the same after the rezoning of the growth areas is completed. He's absolutely right - it won't. We, the people of Washington County, like it just like it is. We suggest that the commissioners leave their hands off of any further zoning. The ones that do vote to rezone might as well not even run for re-election."

- Hagerstown




"Penny Nigh is absolutely correct. The two-plus-two committee has been a pure waste of time. The commissioners and the council do need to meet at least once a month, but the county should not give in and give the City of Hagers-town all the money they want for every little thing coming down the road. If they can't live within their own budgets, they should give up their charter and become part of the county."

- Hagerstown




"OK, Democrats, this is why we voted you in. Stop (Bush) before we're all dead. We voted you in there to stop this war. You can stop him. Do like they did in Vietnam: Stop the funding. When they run out of money, they have to leave. I don't want to hear that bipartisan baloney. He hasn't worried about bipartisanship for the last six years. He's just blowing smoke. Stop him, or two years from now, we'll vote you right back out."

- Hagerstown




"I'm just wondering why, when oil goes up $1 a barrel, why does gas have to go up 10 cents a gallon? And when oil comes down $10 a drum, how come it only drops 4 cents a gallon?"

- Hagerstown




"In 1993, Clinton treated the World Trade Center bombing as a criminal matter. It was followed by five other terrorist attacks in later years, with many killings. Clinton did nothing. (After) the seventh attack, on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, Bush declared war. There have been no attacks since. Strange, isn't it? Maybe the other seven would not have happened if Clinton had acted in 1993."

- Boonsboro




"Instead of raising taxes, if we sent all the illegals home and stopped giving them our Social Security and our free health care and all those things, we wouldn't have to raise taxes. We'd get the money we're handing out to people that don't deserve it. Quit letting the illegals cross our borders."

- Hagerstown




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