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April 20, 2010

"I can only think that the commissioners' 9 a.m. meeting is a ploy to keep people from coming to the meeting, and come election day, I think they ought to all be out of office. We need new blood in there."

- Hagerstown




"I agree with the tea party that's going on, and I think Obama needs to realize that this country is for the people, by the people, and he needs to stop outsourcing to foreign countries and realize this country is in a huge deficit, and to concentrate and not dictate that we need to buy benefits."

- Hagerstown




"I'm calling in regards to the mayor and the council putting the employees on a 10-day furlough without pay. I was just wondering, what are the council and the mayor gonna do - they gonna take a thousand dollars off of their pay? They're part-time employees, but they should still do something to show that they are really behind this."

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- Hagerstown




"Someone called in and said that they want Ehrlich back as governor. Wasn't he the one that doubled everything at the MVA, gave us a flush tax? ... No more taxes - just user fees."

- Clear Spring




"I'm 82 years old and I'm calling from Funkstown. I stopped at Town Hall yesterday to pay my water bill, and I drive a small gas-efficient car - it's small, and I tried to pull out of the parking lot and there was a large white van parked right up to the edge. It was a county vehicle with a county emblem on the door. I almost got hit pulling out, because I could not see."

- Funkstown




"If we ... must have a new library, why not ... put it in an old Lowe's store building and then move the books, and use the old library for a senior citizen building and a homeless shelter?"

- Hagerstown




"This is in reply to the McConnellsburg caller, about the lights and utilities at the correctional complex south of Hagerstown. The only lights that go on and off at certain times are the courtyard lights and some security lights inside the institution. ... So this person evidently doesn't know what they're talking about. And as far as complaining, the judges hand out sentences as required by law."

- Hagerstown




"I think the Funkstown government should stay out of trash removal. Everybody in the town ought to be able to get their own trash collection. A lot of times we set things out and they don't pick it up anyway."

- Funkstown




"This is in reference to the Shepherdstown caller who made mention that space rockets are tearing holes in the sky. Apparently, this is causing global warming and rain. Do you have any concept of how big our planet is?"

- Washington County




"Job well done, Tim Smith, for organizing the Soap Box Derby in Hancock."

- Hancock

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