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Mail Call - Feb. 24

February 23, 2011

"As I was completing a job application I noted the employer wanted my permission to check my credit report. I have a degree, and the job would involve a great deal of need for honesty. Even though I have great credit, and we have always paid our bills on time, I would never allow or give permission to check our credit reports. It was my understanding this request was against the law. Can someone answer this?"


— Falling Waters, W.Va.


"Barbara Ingram lived her early years in Funkstown. Ingram is her maiden name. She graduated from the Hagerstown High School. Her photo is in the 1953 yearbook as the best-dressed female. She was a ballet dancer and a nice, quiet, kind, intelligent young woman. I rode with her on the school bus to high school. Perhaps others can add to my comments."

— Beaver Creek


"I'm calling concerning the library, to voice my opinion on the library downtown on Washington Street. I've been down there twice, and both times it's been on Mondays — of course, it's quite a bit of time between the visits, not realizing that they were closed on Monday — and had to put my money, put 25 cents in the meter, both times. ... Whoever heard of a library being closed on Monday? Of course, I guess they're open on Sundays, and they have to take one day, but I just thought it was unusual to close on Monday."

— Hagerstown


"Isn't it wonderful? The governor's proposing taking money from the highway trust fund to help balance the budget shortfall. Certain members of the legislature want to raise the gas tax 10 cents a gallon to pay for deteriorating highways. Hey, that's change we can believe in."

— Smithsburg
"Terry Baker and John Barr, while riding around checking out the gas prices, which are higher in West Virginia and higher in Pennsylvania, and worrying about losing people going over buying gas and buying other stuff while they're over there, maybe you should have stopped and checked out the C&O Canal, and get together with your partners down there in Annapolis and fix up things around here, so we can keep people in Washington County."

— Clear Spring


"I just read the headlines on today's paper about Washington County rejecting the money for the C&O Canal, and they got my whole-hearted — I'd like to shake hands with every one of them for saying no. We have to learn how to do that, because we are so far in debt, and the C&O Canal is not a necessary item. They can forget about it."

— Hagerstown


"This is regarding the comment on the paper Thursday, Feb. 10, regarding outlets from the utilities company. It seems that people don't have any idea about the weather causing changes in your service. After all, I worked for a utility company for 15 years, and when I retired, I still remember our motto: We do not guarantee continuity of service if the weather causes your outage. I admire all men who work on the lines. They have a tough job."

— Hagerstown
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