"I have a suggestion for the Lost and Found section of the paper. When a dog or cat is lost, and maybe if they're later found, the owner could call in and tell the newspaper. Then the newspaper could run the ad one more day with maybe a 'Found' stamp put across it, so that people know the animal has been found. Just a suggestion. I'd think it'd be nice public service, so that we know we no longer have to look for these animals."
"No wonder U.S. automakers are in trouble. If you people who worked all your life for unions and made good wages, got great vacation, pensions, and benefits, would buy union-made vehicles, we wouldn't have this problem. ... I see many of you retired, driving your non-union-made vehicle to church every Sunday." - Hagerstown
"I wish that man who lives on Mitchell Avenue would move that motorcycle. It's been sitting there three weeks. He's taking up spaces, and it's not enough spaces as it is." - Mitchell Avenue
"Concerning the comment by the Boonsboro caller, wanting to know what condition the lady was in that fell in the Weis parking lot the other day, why didn't that caller, person, stop and help that lady, if she's so worried about her? I mean, that's the trouble with people today. They wait for somebody else to make a move to help somebody. Chances are nobody makes a move. That lady that seen her fall should have assisted her in helping her." - Greencastle, Pa.
"They had on the news this morning where they were talking about the bailout. They turned it down for the automakers. Well, when everybody goes down the drain with them, then they'll wake up. ... I think it's about time somebody - these congressmen that are making big bucks wake up." - Hagerstown
"Pittsburgh at Baltimore: The brawl for it all." - Smithsburg
"I just thought of something, about all you hunters out there, and all you naysayers about the environment and about global warming. If the earth dies, humankind dies. If humankind dies, the earth survives. So we need the earth more than the earth needs us. That's just food for thought for all you people who think there's no global warming. Without the earth, we can't survive, so think about that." - Hagerstown
"The holidays are here, and all the organizations want my money. If I gave to all of them, it wouldn't even be funny. So who helps out my family when we're turned down for something we need that is medically necessary? Do you think I could take up a fund drive and call everyone in the phone book to help out my daughter, who needs help but has been turned down from her insurance company? Hmm. Tis the season."
"A3, Dec. 12: Thank you, Herald-Mail, for giving us a good report about the lawmakers. Chris Shank and all that gang saying that we're gonna have to start paying ... for the county BOE's retirement fund. $6.5 million ... ? Give me a break. I'll be one of them will be down there protesting this. What's the teachers paying toward their retirement? What's the city and the county paying for it?" - Leitersburg
"People are complaining on the radio about having college degrees and all kinds of skills and only being offered $10 an hour total, and this is a result, a direct result of the public being anti-union. Back in the '60s when the unions were strong, people could afford a loaf of bread and a visit to the doctor's at the same time. But today they want you to have a college degree and all kinds of skills and pay you $3 over minimum wage, and that's what they want, and that's where they have you. If the unions were strong and if the public got behind the unions, wages would be decent and our economy would straighten out." - Sharpsburg
"The person that just wrote in today's paper saying that when Clinton was president, about how he closed Fort Ritchie and left an opening around the country for 9/11, etc., well, I'm wondering if that person remembers that George Bush number one, as we call him, the 41st president, he left the door open for the first attack on the World Trade Center, when Clinton was only in office a few months. And secondly, and I pray it does not happen, I wonder if that same caller would have the decency to say, yeah, that was George Bush's fault." - Boonsboro
"Hurrah - the West Virginia GOP is going to be made 'more inclusive.' Not only will it embrace real Republicans, crypto-Republicans, half-vast Republicans, and RINOs (Republicans in name only), but also most likely, left/center-to-right Democrats. How about embracing freedom, frugality, free enterprise and laissez-faire capitalism?" - Martinsburg, W.Va.