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April 30, 2007

"On Monday, April 16, a terrible, terrible tragedy occurs at Virginia Tech. Thirty-two innocent people dead. The Herald-Mail, in all of its wisdom, on the sports page has 'Boston Mess Occurred,' about the Boston Marathon. I think this was bad journalism and very inappropriate. I can't understand how the editor could let this happen. If they were trying to be funny, it certainly was not the day to do that. Someone dropped the ball on this one, and it is inexcusable."




"For the person who thinks your family doctor is going to run to the hospital if you have a heart attack, I doubt seriously that happens. That's why they have ER doctors and other specialists on staff."

- Funkstown




"I think the editor of The Morning Herald owes the paper's readers an explanation as to why the war in Iraq is never a front-page story. Nine Americans killed the other day is without a doubt a front page item, no matter what your political bias is. Just an explanation, please."

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"This is in response to the person complaining about the mud in the road and the ruts in the park from four-wheelers and dirt bikes. First of all they, are not riding in the park, they are riding in a field behind the park. There is a lot of mud on the road from the construction of new homes being built in Tammany."




"The season has arrived when all the self-appointed pavement maintenance experts in the county start second-guessing the professionals in the Washington County Department of Public Works and complaining because our roads are being repaired. The DPW is doing a great job of preserving existing pavement with a limited budget. If you people who think you are pavement experts were in charge of county road maintenance, we'd be back to dirt and gravel roads in no time."




"In response to Judy Warner's letter the other week ago concerning their counter march in Washington, D.C., I feel people can still support the troops but still be against the president's policy of prolonging their stay over there. Just because some of Americans may have different opinions and beliefs on that subject doesn't mean that they're not really supporting the troops, because they very well are. I feel people are allowed, should feel free to agree and disagree."

- Greencastle, Pa.




"As a Vietnam vet, I'd like to explain to the caller in Boonsboro about Harry Reid's statement that the war in Iraq is lost. Congratulations, Mr. Reid. You are the man. Back in 1965, there were 24,000 service men and women who gave their life, for what? A country where the South Vietnamese were too cowardly to defend their country, so we did it for them. Military advisers, as well as generals in 1965, said the war was unwinnable. Mr. Boonsboro, do you know what 'unwinnable' means? By 1970, there was an additional 34,000 servicemen and women dead, to a total of 58,000. Mr. Boonsboro, please, as a Vietnam vet, tell me what they died for."

- Falling Waters, W.Va.




"First, parents complained about schools being overcrowded. Now new schools are built, and those same parents are complaining because their kids are gonna have to switch schools. What is it, do you want a new school or do you want crowded schools to remain? You can't satisfy everyone. That's the problem with this county."

- Hagerstown




"It looks like the fire and rescue association got their wish. It looks as if the county's gonna hire nine medical technicians, which I'm OK with. Now it's time to have the fire companies and ambulance companies open the books up to the public, since taxpayers will be funding this money. We might be surprised at what we see."

- Hagerstown




"It seems to me that only the military and law enforcement are the ones that need guns that shoot more than one bullet at a time. If the general public should only purchase weapons that shot one bullet at a time and required continual reloading, think of the lives that could be saved."

- Hagerstown




"About the new school going in Maugansville: Instead of tearing the old one down, why don't they leave that up and make that like the Maugansville library or something like that, and move the road over a few feet? I'm sure a few feet isn't gonna make a difference. Why tear down a perfectly good, sound building? They don't build them like that anymore. And it would save on construction costs. Just some food for thought."

- Broadfording Road




"To the person who took the wooden cross off my father's grave that I worked very hard to make and it's been on my father's grave since last July: I hope your conscience bothers you until you bring it back. There's a verse in the Bible that says 'I shall not steal.' Please bring it back."

- Hagerstown




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