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July 15, 2010

"My husband and I spent the day yesterday shopping in the Hagerstown area - downtown, Long Meadow, Walmart area and the Valley Mall area. We were both very impressed with the friendliness of everyone we encountered, from clerks and other shoppers to 'hellos' and smiles we received from strangers whom we passed on downtown sidewalks. What a great day. Thanks, Hagers-town. We'll be back."

- Frederick, Md.




"To the caller from Greencastle who is afraid of getting rear-ended on the on-ramps on I-81: I agree that those on the highway should be courteous and move over 'if you can.' But it seems many drivers think the on-ramp traffic has the right of way, and they force traffic on the highway to brake by not yielding, thus creating a potential for a collision that would be far worse. Remember, the on-ramp traffic sign says 'yield.' If you create an accident by not yielding when entering the highway, it will be your fault."

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- Hagerstown




"Two days ago someone stole my 'Murphy for governor' sign from my property, in broad daylight. Today I learn that another Murphy supporter had theirs stolen. Frankly, there are only two campaigns that would play dirty tricks - O'Malley or Ehrlich - and try to eliminate the only conservative in the race. Brian Murphy is our best hope to clean up the corruption in Maryland politics, so they must silence him."

- Keedysville




"So Tim Rowland is surprised that the Democrats elected Alvin Greene in the South Carolina U.S. Senate primary. (Herald-Mail, July 7, 2010). The next thing you know they will be nominating and electing a U.S. president whose only experience is as a community organizer and a short, unfinished, and undistinguished U.S. Senate term, with no managerial or executive experience. ... No, wait, that could never happen."

- Chambersburg, Pa.




"Blood is thicker than water until the selfishness of someone takes over. Fifth Commandment: Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God gives you. It is equally important for your parents to honor you as their children that the Lord your God has blessed them with."

- Berkeley Springs, W.Va.




"As for summer free lunch, my mother packed five and six lunches every school day for us. There were no freebies then. No WIC, food banks, except your garden and what you canned. Dollar store has peanut butter/jelly combo for $1.50 jar, bread a dollar, canned pudding, fruit, for four for $1. The new generation is spoiled and depend on government, and pass this off to their children."

- Hagerstown




"You guys figure out where this one goes. I'll watch and learn. Heard from Martin Short on MSNBC Hardball, July 9: 'If you're an ordinary working guy, who'd like to live like a Republican, vote Democratic.' I'm an ordinary retired guy, registered Republican, who somehow always finds himself voting Democratic. Am I voting my slender pension pocketbook, or am I voting what remains (after eight years of Bush-Cheney) of my battered social conscience?"

- Chambersburg, Pa.




"I'd like to compliment and thank all those responsible for the great fireworks display at Fairgrounds Park. However, what wasn't so great was how the park looked the next morning. There was litter and debris scattered everywhere in and around the grounds. It's a real shame that people who gather to celebrate the birthday of 'America the Beautiful' don't do their part to keep it that way."

- Hagerstown




"This is in response to the Hancock caller. A person doesn't have to be rich to own a computer or digital camera. If you insist on using a 35-millimeter camera, might I suggest you learn to develop the film yourself."

- Cavetown




"The comment about Sen. McCain going to Iraq shows me just how little people know about our government. Oftentimes the president sends certain senators or congressmen to certain countries to address matters with military generals or their leader - as Hillary told Obama during the initial debates that McCain had a knowledge, experience, to be our president. McCain spent five and a half years in a North Vietnam prison camp, has been a senator for a long time. Ivy League Harvard elites don't usually know about nor care how to run the military. McCain earned my respect."

- Hagerstown




"This is to the person who was at the Waynesboro Emergency room. First, let me begin with agreeing with you, and anyone who has lived here for any length of time should learn to speak and read English. Having said that, the rest of your statement I do not agree with. How do you know that these people were not here legally? Perhaps they are migrant workers here picking the crops in the 100-degree weather. Or maybe passing through on vacation and the child got sick. If you visit Mexico, do you learn to speak Spanish? ... That is why the Arizona law is causing problems. It promotes racial profiling."

- Hagerstown

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