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December 30, 2009

"This is to all the people complaining about the headline for the South High graduate who killed his father. Come on people, The Herald-Mail was not pointing out South High, they were just trying to say that he was from this area. Perhaps they should just have said he was from Hagerstown but this headline sure got a lot of recognition, so I say it worked. Good job Herald-Mail." - Washington County




"You know, I've been watching TV about the plane incident where the guy tried to blow the plane up, and I've been thinking, we've got a real bunch of inept (people) running our government and our country. We need to get these people out of office and get a government like Israel's got, where there's a no-nonsense policy. They do what they gotta do." - Sharpsburg




"Up on Pennsylvania Avenue in Hancock, we have the antique mall. I wish whoever owned the property or who's ever in charge would mark parking spaces in the lots, on both sides. Also, fix the holes in the parking lots, because some people took up almost probably two parking spaces sometimes, what could be two parking spaces. And designate handicapped parking right next to the building ... May you have a happy new year." - Hancock

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"I'm calling about the man in Smithsburg that asked about if there's a law against pushing snow onto your property or anything else. Yes, there is, but the problem is to get somebody to do something for you. It just depends on who you really are." - Mapleville




"I'm responding to the person from Smithsburg questioning whether or not his neighbor can blow his snow in his front yard. No, he can't. He can't put anything on your property. I know, because a couple years ago I called the law and they told me no, you can't put anything on anybody else's property. Go out and stand in your front yard. If he blows it on you, he will be arrested for assault." - Hagerstown




"This concerns the Ravens and Steelers game Dec. 27. After the Ravens scored two touchdowns, the ref called penalties, both times. What I think, the ref should be, should have been penalized." - Conococheague




"In reference to the Greencastle, Pa. caller, concerning the nonbelievers removing the words 'In God We Trust' off of money: How ludicrous. This country was built for people who were fleeing persecution for their beliefs in Christianity, and the first time that people get in trouble, ... what do they want to do? They want to pray ... the good thing about this country is you can pray and have the belief system that you want to believe in. And that's what's great about this country. So, no, we're not gonna remove anything from our money. If you don't like it, then move to (another) country." - Hagerstown




"I'm glad that they passed this Obamacare thing, because maybe now when people see the outcome, they'll get off their butts and go to the polls and vote these lifetime politicians out of office. That especially goes for Maryland." - Williamsport




"I'm calling about the governor of Maryland's against the death penalty. He should tell little Sarah that, the one just got ... killed. The only reason why they kill is so they can't be testified against in court. If they rob somebody, hijack a car or do anything at all against them, that's the only reason why they kill them, so they don't have to go to jail for a while. So tell little Sarah that, if she was alive, what his reasons are." - Hagerstown




"This is for the Toys for Tots, for Hagerstown, Md. I just want to give a big thanks to The Salvation Army for giving Hagerstown residents a shout-out and a helping hand for the Christmas Eve giveaway of toys. My son appreciated it, and God bless. Hagerstown is a wonderful place to live. Thank you all." - Hagerstown




"You football fans, of which I'm one, the National Football League is being questioned by the Supreme Court as to whether it is a single entity or a collection of 32 teams. Well, the problem being here, the Supreme Court - why they're involved in sports is beyond me - but if they say that it is a single organization, well, that's gonna really affect the teams. The whole league will be able to jack up prices on everything. It will affect TV and radio contracts. To follow up on this, go to www.parade.com/intel." - Hagerstown




"I graduated from North Hagerstown High School, and I'm really offended that South High had a grad that was charged with murder and you put it on the front page, and I just want to know if North High ever had one. Please print it if you did." - Maugansville




"I don't know how many times I'm gonna have to call you and tell you that I'm gonna find that word 'gonna' in the dictionary. Please correct your English." - Leitersburg




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