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September 17, 2007

"I was so shocked and saddened by the news of the sudden death of attorney Gordon Lynn. I met Gordy in a professional setting over 18 years ago, and little did I know on that first meeting that I'd made a true friend for life. He was just that sort of kind of man. His great big smile alluded to the compassion and friendliness that was such a part of his whole being. His passing will leave an empty spot in all who knew him. My heartfelt sympathies to his family and many friends. God bless and keep you, Gordy."

- Hagerstown




"As a Patriots fan, I think the Patriots deserve the appropriate punishment for being stupid enough for getting caught videotaping signals after being warned. But don't be so naive to think that other teams are not doing it."

- Cavetown




"The Sheriff's office made the following report to the County Commissioners this week: 'The Sheriff's office responded and arrived on scene to 2,219 false security alarms in 2006. Per procedure, at least two deputies respond to each alarm for safety purposes. At an average of 45 minutes per call per deputy and assuming an average hourly wage of $20 per hour per deputy, the estimated total wage cost to the department in 2006 for false alarms was $66,570. Not included in such costs are vehicle and fuel expenses and the opportunity costs of not performing other functions required of the deputies.'"

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- Hagerstown




"I agree with the caller on the fact that we need to keep Holly Place open. These are our own senior citizens who have no place to go or no one to help them out, and very little money. We can spend billions of dollars on refugees and immigrants coming into our country every year, but we need to take care of our own. Charity begins at home."

- Hagerstown




"Reduce, reuse, recycle. Recycle? How and where? Now they've taken the box out of Boonsboro, and we're supposed to go to South County landfills, wherever they are, whatever that's called. And when I finally found it and went there, the box is too small to even get a garbage bag full of stuff in. There is stuff sitting on the ground where other people drive, because it's always full. I tried to recycle oil for like the last week and a half; can't recycle oil because it's full. Do they really want us to reuse and recycle? If we want to keep our country green and we want to reduce waste, then provide some place where we can really recycle these products, instead of filling up our landfill."

- Boonsboro




"I want to thank the Hagerstown Police Department for setting up radar in the school (zones). That is a real good idea."

- Hagerstown




"Thank you, Wal-Mart, for finally putting a barrier up in the fire lane at the east end of your building. The only people parking there were the lazy people. The disabled have their own spots. This was way overdue. Also, I was glad to see where the county commissioners approved spending to buy the former Phoenix Color building, to expand the jail as recommended by Sheriff Mullendore."

- Hagerstown




"Keeping inmates out of Hagerstown - what a joke. This man that's in charge now of the DOC must be a magician. When is someone in headquarters gonna step up and say 'Hey, we're working these correctional officers six and seven days a week, plus on top of that, ordering them to work double shifts different times.?' And he thinks that keeping inmates from returning to Hagerstown is a big deal? Take care of your staff - which, by the way, your staff is the taxpayers."

- Hagerstown




"Congratulations to the Hagerstown Community College Lady Hawks women's volleyball team. They are ranked ninth out of 117 schools in the AJCAA for junior colleges."




"Solution for lead paint found in toys made in China: Bring those jobs back to the U.S. They're trying to poison our children. Why would they be using lead paint? Are these uneducated people? Do they use lead paint when making toys for their children? Cheap labor - is it worth damaging our children?"




"The twice-weekly advisement periods at North High need to be eliminated. And excuse me, but I will continue to refer to ninth graders as 'freshmen,' forever and a day. I don't need some federally-funded program trying to brainwash and make everyone feel warm and fuzzy about things that aren't warm and fuzzy. If you can't deal with being called a freshman, then heaven forbid when you move on to college and you're called a freshman then. You're gonna have such a shock in your life, you won't know what to do. At least that's what they want us to believe."

- Hagerstown




"After reading tonight's Daily Mail, I've concluded that the 30,000 troops that they're going to release in April of next year, or March, whatever, are the same 30,000 that they surge with this year. Does that indicate that we didn't have enough troops in the first place? Why didn't our esteemed military leaders, Secretary of Defense and all that, realize back years ago when all this uproar over there commenced?"




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