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Mail Call - Dec. 6

December 05, 2011

"Thursday, Nov. 24, paper, someone from Hagerstown said about how it's unsafe for the Greyhound to be there on the Dual Highway. ... They are on the Dual Highway, but it's way out by Foxshire ... where Dunkin' Donuts is. It's in the lower level."

— Smithsburg


"Just want to say this: There's some great people in the world. Tuesday evening at (a restaurant) on the Dual, I'd like to give a big thanks to the gentleman who I believe is an employee there, who came out and got my son's wheelchair up when he went off the curb because of a vision problem. He lifted the wheelchair back up so my son could go in and eat, and then when we got ready to leave, it was pouring down rain, and another gentleman quit eating his meal, went out and moved his vehicle so we could load my son back into the van. There are still great people around. Thank you, once again."

— Hagerstown


"When I was in school, we learned to diagram sentences. This has not been done in the school system for many years. I was told by a teacher that they were not allowed to teach this concept. Case in point: A recent (Herald-Mail) article ... : '...one of the daughters were taken to the hospital ...' This was not a pleasant article to read, but I have to use this as an example, where diagramming this sentence would have allowed this writer to realize that 'one' is the subject for the verb in this usage, 'daughters,' which is the subject of the preposition, is not. Therefore, the verb should have been 'was' not 'were.' It is a crying shame that students have not and continue to not be taught how to diagram or dissect a sentence to learn how to use proper."

— Oakland


"Never read the comics. I'm a seven-day subscriber. Think it's a waste of money. If people want to read comics, they can go to a comic book store and buy comics. And to the Steelers fan from Smithsburg: Don't forget, the Ravens only came into existence in 1997, so I surely would hope that you would have more Super Bowls than the Ravens. You've had a lot more years to accumulate those six rings than the Ravens have. Wishing everybody a happy holiday season. Good day."

— Hagerstown


"This is to Allan Powell. Enough of the Bush-Cheney bashing. They're no longer in office. Why not evaluate the guy who is in there now, who is driving us into bankruptcy to appease his union and environmental buddies?"

— Brightwood Acres East


"I hope you print this. The people who live along a road have nice front yards, and then these farmers come up with big old tractors and cut up in your yard and make big ruts. I think it's a shame. I think they ought to stay on the road."

— Halfway


"This is a test. This only a test, to see if the news readers are paying attention. I was reading your classified ads this morning, 25 Nov. 2011. I noticed that your displacement of ads in the incorrect categories. Such as the category for 'lost and found,' the ad for 'Need additional income.' Did someone lose their additional income? Mmm, maybe they did? The category in 'childcare offered,' in it were the ads, 'large set of keys, lost ring, new chair, a pure breed Jack Russell lost.' I could go on and on, but it got funnier as I read further. My wife and I enjoyed the clerical errors this morning, and we hope we have passed your test."

— Hagerstown



"The Republicans took control of the House of Representatives in 2010. How many bills have they passed? Very few, the worst in American history. They simply hate the fact that a black American is the president of the United States. They want the country to collapse. They are not living up to their oath to the American people. ... Please vote them all out in 2012."

— Hagerstown


"I'd like to respond to a piece in the paper Tuesday on page 4, opinion paper, Maryland's air quality. Mrs. Daphne Wysham, Institute for Policy Studies, you know something, you can take your EPA and take them to China or someplace else, because the more you do studies, the more you people want, and you're really killing this country. I'm glad Obama did put EPA on the delay."

— Hagerstown

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