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May 11, 2010

"I was just calling to congratulate the guys and girls from Washington County Technical High School and Barr Construction Institute for their awards. I'm glad to see that finally the technical high schools are getting a lot of recognition."

- Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.




"For the people worried about the house wrens. They are back in this area. One reason they haven't been around is the harsh winter. If the winter wouldn't have been so harsh they might have been back in April but they usually show up around this area in the early part of May."

- Hagerstown




"I'll stop smoking when people stop talking on their cell phones in their cars. You know there was a study that if you take away people's cell phones for one week they go into withdrawal just like people on heroin. That's pretty sad. I don't own a cell phone and never will. It's dangerous while driving."

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- Hagerstown




"Ditto to the person who called about people in the North End not taking care of their property. Why do they have bicycles and trash cans on the front porch? Grills, trash and toys all over the driveway and hammocks, too. What do they use their backyards for?"

- Hagerstown




"Yes, I just want to comment, I'm tired of being judged for having felonies and not being able to get a job because I get turned down all the time. People who change their lives around from having felonies still get looked down on."

- Hagerstown




"Life is not fair and being a part of a team is a learning experience with lasting benefits."

- Hagerstown




"Kudos to the woman with two kids who is working and taking care of them and making more money than the person who has to give her money and is the father of those children. If they are his, then he should have to pay for them, it doesn't matter how much money she makes."

- Falling Waters, W.Va.




"I was just wondering where are the police officers on the interstate? I'll be going 70 and people fly by me like I'm sitting still. They have to be going 80 or 90, and no police are around and I get pulled over for a headlight. What's with that?"

- Hagerstown




"Every president learns from their mistakes that they make except for this president. He thinks he never makes mistakes."

- Williamsport




"I was just wondering if anyone ever heard the song 'America, America' and who sings it? And where can I find it."

- Hagerstown




"I'm so tired of picking up this paper and reading about this one person who keeps talking and talking about curbside recycling in Boonsboro. We, the elderly do not want curbside recycling. ... All of us in this town are sick of hearing about it and none of us are going to pay for the rate that they are going to have to charge."

- Boonsboro




"I'm just calling about the 'music' on the Square on Thursday nights. Does anyone know where you can get a noise level meter? You can't even understand what they are saying, they are just yelling. All we ask is that they turn it back a notch or two so that people can enjoy it. You can't even hear your TV in your apartments, even with the windows closed."

- Hagerstown




"If you cross the North Korean border illegally you get 12 years hard labor, if you cross Iranian border illegally you get detained indefinitely, cross Afghanistan border illegally you get shot, cross Saudi border you are jailed illegally, cross the Cuban border illegally, you will be thrown in prison to rot but cross the United States border illegally you'll get a job, Social Security card, driver's license, free housing, food and anything else they can hand you."

- Washington County




"Maybe more people should know the Pledge of Allegiance - One nation under God, indivisible, for liberty and justice for all."

- Hagerstown




"I'm sure other gardeners have the same problem that I do with deer and rabbits eating their plants. Does anyone know from their own experience a pellet that you can make at home safely that is less costly as commercial products?"

- Hagerstown

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