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Herald-Mail Forums

June 02, 2008

Last week's question:



Should some Hagerstown employees be allowed to drive city vehicles home?

Yes, if they're police or firefighters. - 18 votes (14 percent)

Yes, if they are on call. - 38 votes (30 percent)

Yes, if they take a pay cut. - 2 votes (2 percent)

Some or all of the above. - 20 votes (16 percent)

Some or all of the below. - 2 votes (2 percent)

No, gasoline is too expensive. - 5 votes (4 percent)

No, it's not a perk most of us get. - 4 votes (3 percent)

No, as a taxpayer, I don't want to pay for it. - 38 votes (30 percent)




Comments

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· Police or firefighters absolutely should be permitted to take vehicles home - providing they reimburse the city for personal use. This allows them to quickly get to the site of an emergency without having to go to the "office" to pick up an official vehicle.

If my home was being broken into, it is a comfort to know the policeman down the street could be there in a few minutes in his official vehicle.

· If the cop is not on duty, it does not mean that he will answer the call. So what is the sense in letting him drive a cruiser home. Most of the time, it just sits there until he goes back on duty?




This week's question



Did the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association overreact when it required South Hagerstown High School's baseball team to forfeit its place in the May 24 Maryland Class 2A state championship game?

· No, rules are rules. Period.

· No, students need to understand the ramifications of breaking the rules.

· No, it would have been unfair to the other teams to allow South High's team to play.

· No. All of the above.

· Yes, it's just high school baseball, for Pete's sake.

· Yes, it was unfair to the South High players.

· Yes, fine the coaches or the school, but the team should have been allowed to play.

· Who cares? This is not a big deal.

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