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Mail Call - April 12

April 12, 2011

“I was just reading in the sports section of The Herald-Mail March 31, about ‘Picking area’s best was kind of hair-raising,’ the basketball picks for the winter. Let me tell you one thing. Almost every time I look at the newspaper, it seems like we only have three schools that they really push, and that’s North High, South High and Williamsport. Guess what? Hancock might be up at the end of Washington County, but ... let’s not forget the smaller schools. Those guys worked hard, and they’re just as important as the major big three.”

— Hagerstown



“Now and then I like to go up to the court and watch some of the court trials, but the problem is you can’t hear the judge. They’re too lazy to speak, and they ought to do something about their microphones and turn them up a little bit, because if you’re not sitting right on the first row, you can’t hear them. And what good does it do you to watch his lips running? Whatever you do, put it in Mail Call. Get them to turn that mike up, because I enjoy going to these court hearings, but I can’t go if I can’t hear it.”

— Hagerstown

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“With all the talk about unions, and limiting the collective bargaining rights of the unions, I’m curious to know what kind of benefits state and federal legislatures get. What kind of pensions do they get, what kind of retirement packages do they have? And if they can have those kind of packages, how dare they say that the rest of the Americans cannot?”

— Hagerstown



“When dining out using a discount coupon, please don’t base your tip on the reduced amount. Servers make about half the minimum wage, even in upscale restaurants. They rely on tips to bring their salary up to par. Don’t be so cheap. You’re already getting a good deal.”

— Hagerstown



“Has it dawned on anyone but me that the middle class — and yes, the poor — pay taxes, while the rich, the oil companies and corporations pay virtually nothing? It is time the citizens demand that everyone pay their fair share. If they did, our financial problems would be solved. Enough is enough.”

— Flintstone, Md.



“There is a white-headed robin on Georgia Avenue, in the 800 block, that looks like a miniature bald eagle. My granddaughter looked it up on the Internet, and said that it is an albino robin.”

— Hagerstown

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