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Mail Call

September 01, 2010

"I'd like to make a comment that I saw in the paper in regards to the old job development center building in Smithsburg. I'm a 1992 graduate of that center, and I think what - and agree with what the person said about turning it into a community center. I think that would be a great idea for the old building. And I would hate to see it get torn down or anything, you know. And I'd also like to say that I hope they can find a practical use for the old job development center building."

- Hagerstown




"Mount Lena caller, black snakes are definitely not venomous. In fact, my farming family taught me that they are beneficial; eat pests like rats, and are the farmer's friend, so you should never harm one. But it's certainly possible, even if you washed it well, that your cat's wound could have become infected or there could be other complications, so I urge you, if you haven't already done so, to get your cat to a vet immediately ... if he appears to be ill."

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- Frederick, Md.




"Washington County briefs: 'Museum won't need to repay part of loan.' Right below it, 'Request denied to ease landfill fees for vets.' Maybe one day the vets won't be around to protect us - and it's coming soon."

- Hagerstown




"I'm calling in regards to the Thursday, Aug. 26, entry in Mail Call, and a person stating 'I'm an atheist, and there, thank you, I repeat.' ... You're an atheist. Well, frankly, who cares?"

- Hagerstown




"In Thursday's paper, they said the city got a grant to replace the sidewalks with bricks, from the square to Franklin Street. I can understand the grant covering the area at the visitors center, but how come all those businesses up the hill don't have to pay for their own, like we property owners have to pay for our own sidewalks? I wouldn't mind brick at all, and I'd even pay for the broken window. Also, any news on replacing stop signs at the Target shopping center with pedestrian crossing signs?"

- Hagerstown




"This is in regards to the humane society. I do not think that they deal with the problem of overpopulation in a good way. I feel $75 to rent a trap, in this economy, is a lot for most families. Therefore, one mother and two kittens becomes a much bigger problem. There are a lot of fundraisers and donations going to them, and I feel they need to put more of it into solving the overpopulation of cats and dogs in the county."

- Hagerstown




"I'm calling in response to the woman that said the Bible says once you marry, that is it. Divorce is condoned. I can't believe that there's a God that's that unforgiving, that will not let you remarry or leave somebody that always beats you up and is constantly tormenting you and raping you. I don't think God wants us to stay with a person like that. I'm sorry, I think He believes in second chances, and so do I."

- Hagerstown




"So, one out of five Americans think President Obama's a Muslim. What's so surprising 'bout that? According to certain polls, one out of five think aliens have visited earth."

- Greencastle, Pa.




"To the person who says Chris Shank is 'a fresh new face, he has good ideas:' Shank is not a new face. He has been in Annapolis for 12 years and has done very little to help Washington County. Shank introduced 10 bills in the House of Delegates this year and none were passed. Most of them never made it out of committee. Another one says, 'Shank is fighting unemployment and trying to get jobs for Washington County.' Big deal, every candidate is saying that, but they actually are doing nothing."

- Washington County




"I saw an old video last night where Sen. Obama in 2007 voted against helping the troops; in other words, sending them money or whatever. He also said the surge would never work. Well, the surge was suggested by Sen. John McCain to George Bush. After the surge worked, yesterday, Joe Biden got on the TV and said that the surge worked due to the Obama administration's tactics and ideas. No, I'm sorry, this all happened under George Bush."

- Waynesboro, Pa.




"I overheard a statement that the county commissioners are going to change the name of the quaint community of Pleasant Valley to 'Tower Alley.' The communications tower is just the beginning."

- Keedysville




"South End drivers, do not forget to say thank you to the CSX folks for repairing the Wilson Boulevard rail crossing. I have not seen or heard any thank you messages for the repair."

- East Hagerstown

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