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Mail Call - Feb 13

February 12, 2012

“Thanks to Lisa Prejean on her article of Feb. 3 about ‘Clothing choices draw attention.’ Now, how about the way people dress for church? I have seen very short shorts, and tight, low tops. No respect. Our God should be honored with the best, and better, and people do have better.”
— Hagerstown

“I have a short question for everybody. What has that long runway done at the airport, has done for Hagerstown? Somebody please tell me what. Please put it in Mail Call.”
— Hagerstown

“This is on Friday the 3rd, Feb. 3rd’s paper, by George Michael, ‘It will never be enough.’ Mr. Michael, I believe what you say in this piece in the paper 100 percent. Our government is out of whack. So I wish everybody would read this piece in the paper because this green movement thing isn’t going to work. It’s just putting more pressure on people. Now you have an attorney that sued an automobile company, which she won her suit, now she wants to take on anybody that wants to sue because these electric cars didn’t put out what they said they were going to do. More power to her. I hope she wins every one.”
— Hagerstown

“I want to thank Will Robinson, the Herald-Mail news reporter who does the sports, for the Hagerstown Northstars ice skate team. He does a really great job on reporting. His articles are really good. ... Hagerstown, you don’t know what you’re missing if you don’t listen to the hockey game or come out to support the team. They’re a really good bunch of kids, and it’s really good for Hagerstown.”
— Hagerstown

“It seems Hagerstown has a new mascot. It is a pit bull. Everywhere you go, you see someone leading one, and at every place where there is mulch, there is evidence of the new mascot, a big pile of it. Why isn’t this ordinance ever enforced? Also, there is a big problem with people riding their bikes on the sidewalk. Why isn’t this law enforced? The police and the new auxiliary police who were just hired want another substation to go to. Maybe they should take the ones away that they already have and make these guys just walk around more and start enforcing some of this stuff. ... Maybe you should take Little Heiskell down from on top of City Hall and replace it with a new image, a pit bull riding a bike.”
— Hagerstown

“Thanks to the paper for the article in today’s Herald-Mail about the benefactors and neighbors who are helping Brenda Cole, out there on Dual Highway. ... There are so many good people out there that help make up for the couple of bad apples in this county.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m a lifelong resident of Hagerstown and Washington County, and I used Greyhound when I was in the service, and they were right in the paper, on Saturday. That Greyhound terminal is like the bouncing ball. I got an idea: That underused community — I guess it’s a commuter line, downtown, across from the REACH shelter, that’s an awful big parking lot. Let them put something down there for them. That’s better than just seeing one or two buses every now and then.”
— Washington County

“This is on Saturday morning’s ‘Shuttering of power plant symbolic of energy’s future.’ It’s on A4. The Herald-Mail editor wrote it. I think your article is pathetic. All you environmental people are a bunch of nuts, far as I’m concerned. You talk about coal-fired plants and everything. You’ll never get rid of coal. And if you think this solar power and wind power is so good and everything — and people can’t afford it anyhow — why don’t you put a wind power or solar panel up in your house, and let me know how it works?”
— Hagerstown

“The proposed bike trail should be a real rail-trail commuter service to Washington, with MARC trains from Hagerstown, Keedysville and Gapland, and a trail running alongside the tracks. They have Maryland MARC service in Brunswick, Frederick and in West Virginia. Why not here?”
— Southern Washington County

“A petition is not a secret ballot. It is not a vote. If the people signing the petition don’t want to stand up for their public request for a vote, they shouldn’t sign. This sounds like the proposal to put in unions by signing cards instead of having a vote. I don’t need to hide behind Del. Parrott when I sign a petition. If he were to get his way, we would have petitions against petitions — that’s a good idea. How many people would sign a petition supporting the Dream legislation? Maybe we wouldn’t have to vote again after our elected representatives already voted for it.”
— Boonsboro

“I’m calling about the ‘Around Funkstown’ article that is published every once in awhile. Us, as people that live in Funkstown, would like to know more about what’s going around in Funkstown. We have the smallest article, we are a small town, but we do have big things happening here. Things are happening at the firehouse all the time. We’re getting tired of reading about South Hagerstown, or about, you know, anything happening in Hagerstown. We are proud of our small town, and we stick together as a community. So let’s get that ‘Around Funkstown’ article a little more better news about Funks-town.”
— Funkstown

“We were encouraged to go green. Now that many of us have gotten into the recycling habit, they want to punish us by adding a separate permit for recyclables; possibly as much as $35. That will be three permits: One for garbage, one for brush and now one for recyclables. We all know what will happen. People will throw the recyclables in with their garbage. So much for going green.”
— Huyetts

“It’s laughable, but also disgusting, that selfish rail-trail supporters attempt to justify spending tens of millions of taxpayer dollars on their pet project, with taxes high and going up, so many people struggling, and our roads and infrastructure in horrendous shape, by claiming, with no actual proof or evidence, that it’ll somehow benefit all county residents, by somehow doing everything from cutting everyone’s health care costs to creating tremendous economic development and tons of new jobs — don’t ask how — while, oh, no, never, never encouraging sprawl, and never violating anyone’s property rights.”
— Frederick, Md.

“I would like to say I thought it was an excellent article on Feb. 6 that Leonard Pitts wrote about Don Cornelius. It was wonderful. Thank you, Leonard Pitts, and thank you, Herald-Mail, for printing it.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“To have federal tax forms mailed to you, call 800-829-3676, or you can download and print forms at irs.gov, if you click on ‘Forms.’ If you don’t have a computer, use one at your local library.”
— Hedgesville, W.Va.

“For those people who are represented by John Donoghue, and are really tired of the taxes, the gas tax and the fees that Gov. O’Malley wants to ram down our throats, you need to call 1-800-492-7122, and let him know you don’t want him to vote for it. If you don’t, then you’re going to pay the price.”
— Hagerstown

“This is in reference to the recent articles about the airport. We have a white elephant out there, whether we believe it or not, and we’re all still saying we’re planning for the future. That article you printed not too long ago, they missed a couple things, and I wish somebody would redo the article and add a couple things. How many flights come in and out of Hagerstown, and how many days a week? How many people can be on that little crop-duster airplane that Cape Air has there? And also, how much is the total cost at the airport?”
— Leitersburg

“This is for the individual from Clear Spring who had the call from the credit card company. They can call out, but you can’t call in on that number. It’s out of service, as such, because they can only make outgoing calls, but they don’t receive incoming calls.”
— Hagerstown

“To the person who called in and said they want to see their preacher dressed in a suit and tie to preach: That doesn’t make a preacher. A man’s heart makes a preacher.”
— Hagerstown

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