"Yesterday, while listening to a NASCAR radio show, a caller called in and was clearly upset. He took his grandson to see his first race Sunday at Talledaga, and today, his grandson has a bald spot and 48 stitches in the back of his head, from some moron attempting to throw a beer can onto the racetrack. I am a Jeff Gordon fan; however, I have never had a dislike for the late Dale Earnhardt - easily a legend and leader of the sport - or Dale Earnhardt Jr. Seems like a nice, down to earth guy with a talent to drive a race car. I'm not blaming all Earnhardt fans, but there was a sea of red at Talledaga on Sunday."
"This is on the piece in the newspaper this morning about graffiti on residential and business people's property. This Mr. Lestitian, the code enforcer, he wants to fine people $200 if they don't take graffiti off their houses and buildings right away. If the city council and the police department would have fought the gang members that they knew were coming into Hagerstown sooner, and if they'd do something stronger about that instead of worrying about some of the other stuff, we wouldn't have to worry about graffiti on the buildings. "
"In Monday's paper, April 30, it says 'Property owners are urged to remove graffiti.' What's the use to remove it when they'll just put it right back on there again?"
"I applaud the guy who wrote in about the mistake on sending out all those wrong mailings that cost so much money, the taxpayers have to pay. I called in and complained also, but I'm glad he figured it up that it was $7,000 more that we the people have to pay for. Somebody else should have to pay for that."
"I see where they say property owners are urged to remove graffiti that somebody else put there, and if they don't they will be fined $200. Why don't they get these kids in the high school that have to earn credit to clean that up for the elderly, instead of the elderly out there trying to clean it when they didn't put it there in the first place."
"In reference to The Morning Herald on May 1, on A4, about the reader's opinion about the most famous man you've never heard of, from the Frederick person who wrote the article in about James Pennington, I think that'd be a wonderful tribute to that gentleman if they would name that elementary school after him. That was a great article, and I think a lot of people should read that. Good job, Herald-Mail."
"I find it interesting that May 1, 2007, marks the anniversary of the ever-popular statement 'Mission accomplished' by George Bush. If the mission's accomplished, why are we still there? As a popular song once said 'Things that make you go 'Hmm.'"
"The anti-gun Democrats in Philadelphia and their handmaidens, the newspapers, are trying to derail the debate from their assault on gun ownership to the language used by the protesters on one sign, which said that someone should be hung from the tree of liberty. They want that sort of language banned from the capital area. So I guess they don't favor First Amendment freedom of speech any more than they do Second Amendment gun ownership."
- Waynesboro, Pa.
"Calling in about the students collecting school supplies for Iraqi children. I think it's great that schools are trying to help people, and teach kids the responsibility of sharing and caring, but instead of having them collect all these things and taking them on these field trips to see the Holocaust thing and everything else, why don't they just organize something and just drive them around Hagerstown and some of the surrounding towns like Boonsboro and Smithsburg, and show them the people that are homeless?"
"I see fire and rescue got nine new medical technicians. It's about time the city opened it up and got us some more police officers and communications officers."