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Mail Call

June 16, 2009

"I want to say thank you to the nice lady who was driving by my daughter's house April 18 at Hamilton Boulevard. I dropped my keys in the street. She stopped her car and brought the keys to the house. Not just anyone would have stopped and done this. You are special." - Hagerstown




"It is time for the citizens who are dissatisfied with the code compliance inspectors to come forward and do something about them. As stated before, they are driving property owners out with their rudeness." - Hagerstown




"I was watching the City Council meeting on Tuesday and they're talking about these projects they want to start. I think the City Council and the mayor better think about the projects they want to start because I see where they're gonna lose another big tax factory in Hagerstown, called the Good Humor ice cream plant. So there goes some more tax money, thanks to the politicians. So you know, I think you better cut back on your projects and hold off until the economy gets better, if it gets better, because people don't have jobs. We can't afford more taxes or what do you call them, fees." - Hagerstown

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"This is a response for honest politicians that came from Illinois. I'd like to recommend the greatest president in my lifetime. That's President Ronald Reagan." - Hagerstown




"There are at least 100 parking places in front of Weis market in Boonsboro, and at least 50 in front of Coach's Liquor, but every time I'm out there, there's always somebody parked in the fire lane, and they're not loading their groceries." - Boonsboro




"Thanks for putting Mr. Jones' article in the newspaper for D-Day. It shows the great commitment that generation showed, and I'm so proud of him. I'm his oldest son, Gary, and I'm a retired senior NCO from the military. Thank you again." - Hagerstown




"To the caller who said Jesus would think us naive for not torturing our enemies: I missed that part of the New Testament. Could he explain whether that is before or after Jesus said 'Love your enemies.'?"

- Boonsboro




"I just read in the paper where they're going to make an extension to Eastern Boulevard. When are they ever going to connect the West End with the North End, like it was planned years ago? It stops, and then you have to make all these different routes to get over to the North End or to the West End." - Hagerstown




"I want to say congratulations to Heather ... and the entire 2009 class of South High, graduating class of South High. I was at the graduation. It was a beautiful graduation and we are proud of all of them." - Hagerstown




"The old Sears building ... in the Long Meadow Shopping Center, that would, I believe, make an excellent place for a senior citizens center, so I'd like to hear your views on that." - Hagerstown




"In Friday's Mail Call, again I see someone from Hancock voicing their opinion about what should go on in Hagerstown. It just amazes me that these other towns around Hagerstown, people don't live here, but yet they like to voice their opinion about what should go in Hagerstown. Hagerstown'll take care of Hagerstown." - Hagerstown




"This is to the person who put the cat in my yard and she's gonna have kittens. I hope she takes it back down to Mount Lena where she brought it up from." - Mount Lena




"I live in the southern part of the county, and I got a trash man. They told me that I had to put my trash in containers and have lids on them if possible, but not pasteboard boxes. But why do some of these people put these pasteboard boxes out, like last night, get all wet, and then I had all the trash along the way, and I had to go pick trash up this morning ... and I'm not gonna continue doing this." - Boonsboro




"Their doors always require use of its knob or handle to exit. Reality is, not everyone washes before handling and exiting. These restaurants with hand dryers only - more sanitary? Without paper towels, there is no clean getaway." - Smithsburg




"I guess comments that people call in on Thursday don't have a chance of making your column on Friday. It takes you people a while, I guess, to go through the comments. But anyway, I'd like to call this comment in. Maybe you can work it in next week some time. I think it's really something in the world today of how a lot of these so-called Americans, women especially, that go around out and about, thinking they're all that and all, acting as though they're too good for anyone to even say hello or say a kind word to people and all. But they're not any better than anyone else." - Greencastle, Pa.




"I'm calling about the cats eating the songbirds. You know, what we need is more coyotes to eat the cats. This will save the songbirds, too." - Bunker Hill, W.Va.




"What's up with the County Roads Department? The sides of practically every rural road of Washington County resemble a jungle. The grasses haven't been mowed, the bushes and shrubbery are sticking out over the road, and tree limbs are hanging far below their 13-foot limit." - Clear Spring




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