"I read about the sob sisters in Wednesday's Morning Herald. They were complaining about the schools being redistricted. They said that would make PTA meetings more difficult to attend. I'll bet if there were a 50 percent sale at the Valley Mall, we would hear no complaints about those distances. Why don't you do it for the kids, girls?"
"This is in reference to the Do Not Call list. For those people who missed the article in the Sunday, Sept. 23, paper, the number is 888-382-1222. Numbers placed on the Do Not Call registry, which began in June 2003, are valid for only five years. The numbers automatically drop off, beginning next June, if you do not enroll again. To quote The Herald-Mail 'The FCC built the five-year expiration date into the program to account for changes such as people who move and switch their phone number'. For more information, see page C4 in the Sept. 23 Herald-Mail paper."
"For the Hagerstown person that makes an annual trip through Funkstown, and is worried about the new one-way streets: Why worry? It's only once a year. If you do it daily, the streets were changed because many people are in such a hurry, they don't stop at stop signs, speed and whatever else they can do to get through town and miss traffic. The only thing the new traffic pattern has done is congest Baltimore Street more than it already was. My suggestion is take an alternate route home. Howell Road to Mount Aetna Road to Eastern Boulevard brings you right out on Frederick Street."
"This is for the person that said they live in the country, and felt because they lived in the country it was OK to shoot a gun. Well, I live in the country, too, and I'm glad you're not my neighbor."
"To the lady in Hagerstown that was talking about the child support: I feel also that the non-custodial parents should pay the fee for $25 a year. They're the one put us in this situation, because they couldn't stand up to be a mother or a father to their child, so to me, Social Services need to look into it more. Instead of wanting people to go down and get cash assistance, why don't you get them people to go out and get a job? Some of them can't get a job, but the point is, why should I, as a custodial parent, we're the ones transporting these kids to school and doctors' offices, and the noncustodial parent is out there doing whatever they can and getting away with it. Because I am myself as a custodial parent, and I am not paying the $25, and they will not take from my child."
"This is an answer to the Hagerstown caller that stated 'Two heterosexuals live together for eight years and are considered a common-law marriage - what if two gay people live together for eight years, what are they considered?' They're considered the same thing the heterosexuals are: Sinners."
- Clear Spring
"This goes out the Hagerstown caller who said 'Can someone explain what the State of Maryland does not tax?' Maybe our county commissioners can hire some kind of a group that'll do a study on that situation. That would be dollars well spent, like the airport, etc."
- Broadfording Road
"I'm calling about the Thursday, Sept. 27, sticker shock on the volleyball games for South High. Looks like a senior citizen paid $5 to get in, and I just want to let you know that there is a gold card available to our senior citizens in Washington County. Please contact any school or the central office, and anyone will be happy to help get a gold card for a senior citizen - and it's free."