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April 19, 2007

"To the person in Hancock ... the U.S is the world's largest food exporter. We also import lots of food/goods from other countries. It's called trading and it's all about politics. But I'm sure that our farmers wouldn't mind giving their hard-earned money to feed the poor and homeless in this country rather than selling it to some other country."




"Monday's shootings are another example of the threat to our security coming within the country and not from outside terrorists. It's time we had a president who will try to clean up the violent mess within this country and not overseas. We need a new attitude toward TV and movie violence and weapons control."




"Anyone interested in Anna Nicole, Imus or 'American Idol' now?

- Washington County




"The most dangerous, unsafe, rude and scary drivers are right here in Hagerstown."




"This is in regards to the Falling Waters, W.Va., person who put in here about the hospital. I don't know where you're getting your information from, but I work at the hospital, and I can tell you that 99 percent of the people do not want it on Downsville Pike. That is even farther than Robinwood. There are a lot of people in this town that do not have a way except a cab to get to the hospital. What kind of a price do you think they're gonna have to pay a cab to get to Downsville Pike? That is entirely too far out of town to have a hospital. This hospital needs to be built at Robinwood. Most of the doctors are at Robinwood. This is where it was supposed to be built to start with."

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- Hagerstown




"I'm wondering why it is so hard for The Herald-Mail to cover any of the tennis matches in this county. Don't they know that the tennis teams play their matches at their same school at the same time the baseball team and the softball teams are playing? They seem to get plenty of coverage. What's going on? There are some excellent athletes playing tennis, and yet they get no recognition. What a slap in the face."

- Hagerstown




"It was very nice to pick up the Parade newspaper in the Sunday paper on what people earn, and one of our local people from Hancock, Md., was in there. It was really nice to see somebody local. "

- Hagerstown




"To compliment the philosopher who writes for the paper - I think his name is Tim Rowland - and when I use that word 'philosopher,' it's meant in a very positive sense, because the piece he wrote that appeared in Sunday's paper on race relations is extremely well-stated, very rational, balanced, and an excellent example of the fact that Tim can write on very profound issues just as easily as he can write some silly and amusing things in some of his columns. So Tim Rowland, keep up the good work."

- Hagerstown




"I'm calling in response to the Clear Spring person that wrote in and wanted to know if it was wrong for her to feel more pain and sorrow when an animal is abused or killed than a human. I'm telling her no, it's not wrong. I feel the same way. Animals cannot defend themselves, and they depend on the humans and they trust them. When that trust is broken then it is heartbreaking, so I do agree with her."

- Hagerstown




"Mr. Brian Sullivan, the director of The Maryland Theatre, is a great guy and a real human being. He came in early Saturday morning to help the (Taylor Hicks) fans who spent all night in the cold waiting to buy tickets. He offered the people waiting in line the theatre facilities for hot coffee, use of the rest rooms, and coming indoors to warm up their cold ears and toes. The 'Hicks Chicks' and all the people waiting in line bonded and had a good time. Thank you, Mr. Sullivan."

- Shepherdstown, W.Va.




"Mail Callers blame Hagers-town for not having progress; that is, bringing a Costco or Starbucks to Hagerstown. If Starbucks or Costco thought they could make money in Hagerstown, they would have been here long ago. Hagerstown has nothing to do with it."

- Boonsboro




"I have to laugh when I think Maryland is called the Free State. You can't even smoke here. The only thing you are free to do is pay taxes."

- Pondsville




"This is the good old USA, where we have freedom of speech. There are many things said in this country about all races, and none of us like to hear them, but instead of letting it make us victims, let's rise above it and become stronger people. Before we know it, there will be a nationwide ban on our mouths, and we won't be able to speak freely at all."

- Hagerstown




"After what's happened at Virginia Tech, isn't it about time that decent people in this country say 'No more' to Hollywood and gangster rapsters for glorifying killing, and to the ACLU, who backs them up and says they have a right to say this and a right to do this?"

- Halfway




"Taylor Hicks tickets: Quit whining. Blue Oyster Cult played here, and tickets were $45. Now who's Blue Oyster Cult? You should be grateful The Maryland Theatre does not deal with ticket agencies, or the tickets would be twice as much. You can see Taylor Hicks for $60 at The Maryland Theatre. Quit whining."




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