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Mail Call - March 15

March 14, 2011

“Congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wolfensberger, who recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Article was in The Herald-Mail on Sunday, Feb. 20. With love, patience, tolerance and compromise, it can be done. And as the years pass, it just gets ‘sweeter’ all the time — 62 and counting.”
— South Pointe

“I have noticed that when people call in and ask a question concerning the Bible, the questions are always put nicely, but the replies that come back are always ridiculing someone or calling them some sort of names. The ones putting the replies in I hope are not calling themselves Christians. If so, start acting like a Christian. Be nice.”
— Clear Spring

“Could somebody please tell me whose decision it was to build those elementary schools in the East End of town, and not in the West End of town? Because now you are now taking West End children and busing them clean to the East End. What kind of thinking is our board members or our administrators doing anymore? Makes absolutely no sense to me. I really would like to see some answers on it.”
— Hagerstown

“I saw in the paper where some doctor from Johns Hopkins was saying that the liquor taxes should be raised, and that most of the alcohol is used by people who make $50,000 a year or less. Well, all I can say is we can’t afford a yacht or a plane, we don’t go on vacation to Europe. We take all our trips and don’t leave the farm. When they want more taxes, it’s always the poor man.”
— Pondsville

“Could anyone please put in here the number to call for the national Do Not Call list? We can’t find it anywhere, and I have a grandmother who keeps getting phone calls and I want it to stop. So if anyone knows the Do Not Call list, would you please put it in Mail Call?”
— Dam Four Road

“This is to the Hagerstown caller who is going on record to say that many teachers are not good teachers, and raises issue with whether or not teachers should get raises. First, how many teachers do you actually know, and have you been in their classroom to observe? Also, what qualifies you to determine who is and is not a good teacher? Third, Washington County would not have the reputation it does for a quality educational system without a multitude of good teachers.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.

“Just reading this letter in the paper from Mary Burkholder in Chambersburg, and my husband worked for a company that worked in a right-to-work state, and he got very seriously hurt — seriously hurt — 17 days in the hospital, and nobody knew if he was going to live or die. And when he got well and came out, he could never work again. And ... because he worked in a right-to-work state, he could not sue the company or the state or anybody else. So be careful what you do with a right-to-work state.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“I’m calling about the article in the paper about the Boonsboro fire department. I’m a retired firefighter from Hagerstown, Md. There happens to be two mobile air units in Washington County, paid for by the taxpayers of Washington County, and they also have two chase units with spare cylinders. Just a duplication of services and a waste of government money.”
— Hagerstown

“The Maryland State Police and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department needs to place tachographs in every cruiser, so that these policemen will stop their speeding when they’re not on emergency calls. They’re supposed to be setting examples, not constantly speeding.”
— Washington County

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