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Mail Call - March 14

March 13, 2012

“Congratulations to the sixth-grade Williamsport girls basketball team, who went undefeated and won the championship. Way to go, coaches and girls. We are so proud of you.”
— Hagerstown

“Please don’t close the urgent care on East Antietam Street. We need it on this side of town. Everything is for the North End or the Robinwood area. Close the one out at Robinwood, because they have the hospital there. They don’t need that one out there. And we got one for Pennsylvania, on Pennsylvania Avenue, for the North End people. But leave the one on East Avenue for the people on this side of town. Why close it? Close the one at the hospital.”
— Hagerstown

“I read in the morning paper, Washington County is going to put $9.3 million to extend Yale Drive, develop 173 acres of land out near Robinwood, and then they’re going to put companies in there. I just came from there. It is 3 p.m., and I just came from Robinwood, and the traffic was horrendous.”
— Hagerstown

“Congratulations to the Harpers Ferry Alumni Association, for their pizza party for the county champs, the eighth-grade girls basketball team, and the cheerleaders. Good job, well done.”
— Charles Town, W.Va.


“Same-sex marriage is not a religious concern. Everyone should have the right to marry who they choose. Religious beliefs must not have any bearing on this civil rights issue.”
— Williamsport

“I believe there’s such a thing as having your child in too many activities. I believe that too many activities is just as bad as not having any at all.”
— Hagerstown

“In answer to Mail Call about hospice being free, we have hospice (that works) for us, and ... we do have bills. Hospice does not do for free.”
— Hagerstown

“I’d like to comment on the closing of the urgent care in Hager Park. I think the name is very misleading, because there is a Hager Park out on Frederick Street, which has been there for decades, and I think people are confused, perhaps, on where the location is. Also, it’s referred to as the old Fennel building. Many people don’t know what that is, either. There should be some way to clarify where this location is, as I do believe there is a need for it.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m just wondering how so many people can be against abortion, and also be against birth control. To me, that’s an oxymoron.”
— Hagerstown

“For those people who don’t believe in same-sex marriage: What about the Bible saying that the law is summed up in a single commandment, you shall love your neighbor as yourself? And what about ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you?’ Remember that? I love everybody. I wish you would, too.”
— Hagerstown

“I am a Republican, but after reading the newspaper, Monday, March 5, I will be voting for Mr. Gysberts, because I like his ideas about the stadium, and what we need for the downtown.”
— Hagerstown

“This is to the caller who called in and wanted to know how many Suns had actually made it to the bigs. He doesn’t know Suns history very well. Besides Jim Palmer, who is a former Suns, there’s Michael Young, who’s with the Rangers; Brian Wilson, with the Giants; Mike Messina, with the Yankees; Vernon Wells, Brady Anderson, Matt McClain, Ricky Lopez. And if he reads the sports in Saturday’s March 3 ... signing contracts ... are former Suns, including Bryce Harper. He needs to read up.”
— Washington County

“I am 78 years old. I have voted in all the elections since I was 21. I like to listen to the candidates — and gather all the information I can. Many of the candidates running now, for any office, seem to be conceited, nasty, and (have) no concern for the feelings of their competitors or constituents. If most of them are showing their true personalities, we don’t need them being our leaders or making our ... seriously thinking about ending my voting days.”
— Hancock

“To Hancock caller about Schetrompf’s cave: The cave got its name from the original landowner, Stanley Schetrompf. Mr. Schetrompf also operated a small lime kiln on Cresspond Road, and he built the Hagerstown Speedway.”
— Clear Spring

“It’s a shame Maryland can’t get a voter ID bill passed, to ensure that the people that are voting are actual citizens, but we know that’ll never happen in Maryland, because Maryland is ruled by the Democrats and just like that expose they did on that outfit that was funded by the Democrats that was ... and getting illegals to register to vote. I know we’ll never get it passed in Maryland, but... I would really like to see it.”
— Williamsport

“It just cracks me up how many people you see complaining about, oh, don’t wear this to church, don’t wear that to church, you should dress nice, you should do this, you should do that. God doesn’t care what you’re wearing, as long as you’re there. Show up in jeans, show up in dress clothes, show up in a prom dress. You’re not going to be judged on what you’re wearing. It’s your being there and your taking in the message. Who cares? Have a nice day.”
— Hagerstown

“About this Rush Limbaugh incident, everybody’s saying ... just misspoke. He doesn’t misspeak. He doubled down on three straight days, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday last week, he attacked this woman, verbally attacked. That’s not a mistake, that’s exactly how the man believes. If he’d say it just one time, OK, woops, excuse me. The second time, what’s wrong with this guy? But three times? He should be taken off the radio, and his brother should be taken out of our paper.”
— Hagerstown

“The president says that the economy is good, yet many people are still losing their houses to foreclosure. There were 13 listed, one day in The Herald-Mail. And unemployment is still out of control. The president says unemployment is down ... that’s so because the people who are on unemployment have been dropped off, because they were on there so long they can no longer be counted. The president doesn’t care that they have no jobs. He only cares that they can’t be counted, so he can brag about the rate going down.”
— Hagerstown

“As a former Republican, the Republicans have sold their souls, starting with Jerry Falwell, through Rush Limbaugh. Now it’s not worth even buying back.”
— Sharpsburg

“I cannot believe, when I read this morning’s paper, that they’re even talking about putting that stadium, new stadium, down on Baltimore Street and down in town. I cannot believe this. It’s unbelievable. The powers to be must have rocks in their head or something. You’ve got to build a stadium out off the interstate, where people can get to it. Traffic will be bogged up downtown there.”
— Hagerstown

“I see the proposed stadium development map, or proposed multifacility building map, and you’re going to need more parking than what is shown in that picture.”
— Hagerstown

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