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June 01, 2009

"Reference to a traffic hazard for ... Smithsburg, and the county, and maybe state, on 66 at Cave Hill Road, I see there was another accident there. ... You cannot pull out and see because there are trees blocking your vision to the right, and the left is really bad." - Chewsville




"Everybody's bellyaching about the price of gas. If you recall, the price of gas always goes up around Memorial Day. It's been doing that for years, even when there wasn't a shortage of gas. That's the first thing. The second thing: You'll pay $2 for a bottle of beer, but ... the price of gas." - Hagerstown




"I'd just like to make a comment about the audacity, and I guess the ignorance also, of people that empty their shopping carts and then push them out into traffic and let them roll across the parking lot." - Hagerstown




"I'm a 24-year-old adult, and I work for the federal government, but when people see me in person, they just assume that I'm just a teenager who is into nothing but, you know, trouble, just because I have blue hair and a ton of tattoos, and you know ... I don't think it's right or fair for people to judge me. I have a 5-year-old son, and I'm extremely responsible ... I do my share of community service. ... Don't judge a book by its cover." - Hagerstown

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"In reference to the person who wrote in about the flowers on Eastern Boulevard and Potomac Avenue, they're a variety of roses called Knock Out, and you can get them in pink, red or white." - Hagerstown




"You don't have enough coverage about this water and sewer bill going up. It's absolutely amazing. They're spending money left and right on surveys, consultants, all kinds of things - buying a quarter piece of land for the airport. That money should go right to the bill of water and sewer instead of raising the price of it. Doesn't anybody else see this?" - Washington County




"I called in about a week ago and it wasn't printed, about President Obama saying that we should not be a country of torture on our terrorists, the way we're treating terrorists, but my question is, what does he think happens to our unborn when they are being aborted, especially partial-birth abortion? If you didn't know - if they did that to an animal, they would probably put us in detention." - Boonsboro




"Last night, Wednesday, I was sitting at the intersection of the Downsville Pike and Oak Ridge. While waiting on a red light, I had five cars come up on my right and make a turn onto Oak Ridge. Never one of them stopped, to proceed into the intersection before making their turn. I wonder where the sheriff's. ... Please check them out." - Hagerstown




"I'd like to know why when you get a converter box for the TV and they have it fixed up and you can't hardly get the channels on it. It's snowy just like it was before, and sometimes you can't hardly see anything. Have a good day." - Mount Lena




"I'm calling, I called before. I think people want work - there's plenty. Used to be ads in there for people to go to your house and shampoo your rugs when you can't do it yourself, and I'd love someone to run some ads so I can find someone to clean my carpets." - Hagerstown




"I think it was a very good idea about the fire drills in these high-rise apartments. We have what they call fire drills in our building, and all they do is test the alarms. There is no instructions for anybody on what to do in case of a real emergency. Please consider it before something serious happens." - Hagerstown




"Can you believe this? I gave a lady $5 too much change for a yard sale item. She drove back to my house about 20 minutes later to return the $5. There are still honest people out there. And again, thanks to this lady." - Williamsport




"I would appreciate it if - both the elected and those that did not get elected - candidates would remove their signs. ... I think it's ugly. So I would appreciate it if these candidates would remove their signs from the people's yards where they put them." - Hagerstown




"My question is why, at the carnivals, they do not wear plastic gloves. ... They handle your hamburger rolls and hot dog rolls, and at the french fries, but they do not wear plastic gloves. And I just had a question, you know, why they do not do this, out in public service." - Williamsport




"I just have to respond to the caller who said Bush should have seen 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina coming. Huh? How in the world could he have predicted either of these catastrophic events? There was a little something that happened under Clinton's administration: The first attempt at bombing the WTC. It just didn't turn out the way the terrorists wanted. Did he do anything to prevent another attack?" - Hagerstown




"To the caller from Shepherdstown who says liberals and the ACLU will lead us to civil strife: The ACLU is the first line of defense of our constitutional liberties. Hatemongers ... are what will lead us to civil strife." - Chambersburg, Pa.




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