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Mail Call - March 26

March 25, 2012

“I know there’s supposed to be a law about loud music in your cars and everything, but when there’s foul language in the music, and I have a child sitting in the car asking why that is — I was sitting in three lanes in Hagerstown yesterday, I’m on the right, the guy in the middle had his window down, the passenger window was up. There was a ... police officer in the left lane — very, very nasty music playing, and I’m blowing (my horn) to ask him not to play that because I have a child in the car. The police officer’s windows are down, he can hear it, pays no attention.”
— Hagerstown

“Stadium supporters, if, as you claim, regardless of taxes, regulations and local business conditions, a minor league team by itself is such a huge business draw, why haven’t they been flocking to Hagerstown all the time you’ve had the team? It’s the same old bogus justification politicians use for all their crony capitalist schemes. Spend all these tax dollars and it’ll bring jobs and businesses here, with no objective proof or evidence provided to show it’s worth the cost, or will even work. Build the multiuse stadium and they’ll come, they say. What if they don’t? Remember Rocky Gap Park?”
— Frederick, Md.

“This is the person who called in with the names of former Suns that made it to the big leagues. I guess I wasn’t maybe speaking clearly. The article says ‘Ricky Lopez.’ It’s actually Felipe Lopez. He was with the Suns years back, when the Suns were affiliated with the Blue Jays, I believe.”
— Hagerstown

“About the new stadium downtown, where the car wash is, well, it wasn’t thought out. They thought out the stadium very neatly, but they didn’t think out the traffic design. They don’t say anything about the flow of traffic. And the only thing I’m showing downtown there is mainly bail bondsmen. Now, I don’t understand, in between, how they’re going to handle the traffic flow. How do you handle a traffic pattern downtown at that location? Please come up with a design.”
— Hagerstown

“This is in response to Gov. O’Malley’s piece in Wednesday, Thursday’s paper about we need this gas tax hike. Well, Mr. O’Malley, you don’t need a gas tax hike to build bridges and do roads and everything else. ... My suggestions to all the other lawmakers is, is turn down your gas tax, and you need to start spending money more wisely, and don’t take it out of your transportation fund or any other fund and put it into pork projects.”
— Hagerstown

“I agree with the caller who called in concerning the buses being washed by the inmates, or people that need to do community service. They should also take in consideration the parents who are deadbeat parents, that refuse to pay their child support or keep jobs to pay their child support. Maybe they can go out and clean the buses once a week. That way at least the children that they don’t pay for have a nice, clean bus to ride on. I’m sure my children would love it, since my husband is over $21,000 in arrears, can’t keep a job ...”
— Keedysville

“The problem with downtown Hagerstown isn’t the lack of a stadium there. The problem is that for the last several decades, we’ve done everything in our power to pack it full of low- to no-income and/or elderly and/or disabled housing. These people can’t afford to shop in fine boutiques, or dine in fine restaurants. This is why we don’t have a vibrant downtown.”
— Hagerstown

“I just wanted to say that I thought that the stadium downtown would be a good idea, even though I would like to see old Municipal Stadium used and the area around it used, by getting rid of the old power plant and the fiber plant, and adding some attractions there. A stadium downtown would work also. They could move the start time up to 7:35. That way people that get off work at 5:00 that work downtown have plenty of time before the games start, and it would help revitalize downtown, the restaurants would get busier, and it would be a good situation.”
— Hagerstown

“Gov. O’Malley, you’ve got to stop taxing the whole state just to benefit a few counties. Put a lot of those people back to work — that is, if they want to work — and create jobs. Stop hurting the rest of the state.”
— Williamsport

“Why in the world would we put a stadium where we have to tear down a lot of property, when we have so much open space around Hagerstown and Washington County? That’s an oxymoron, or whatever.”
— Hagerstown

“Just a thought: Why don’t they put the stadium out by Citicorp or the airport?”
— Greencastle, Pa.

“The perfect place for the ball stadium in Hagerstown would be down on Downsville Pike, where the old PE building was. They have all that land down there, and it’s very close to the interstate. I think that would be the perfect place.”
— Hagerstown

“As a homeowner in Hagerstown, I will not vote or support any candidate who supports a new ball stadium. My taxes are too high now. I think the whole thing is delusions of grandeur.”
— Hagerstown

“Could someone tell me what the Ides of March means?”
— Hagerstown

“To the mayor, to the county: The big thing is jobs, J-O-B. Take the money you’re going to waste on a stadium and a senior citizens area, and put it out or put the people out that are looking for jobs, for the jobs.”
— Hagerstown

“I read in Wednesday’s Herald-Mail that the people are complaining about the fire siren in Clear Spring. They may complain more if the fire company or ambulance personnel don’t show up when necessary. So people, deal with it.”
— Clear Spring

“I think if we build a new stadium, it should be built where the old Woodland Way school is. There you already have a multipurpose building which would be appropriate for all events, plus a large park, which is owned by the county, with more acreage than is on Summit Avenue.”
— Hagerstown

“To old Lefty from Hagerstown: You’re right, Rush Limbaugh made a choice in what he said about that professional student/protester — just like Bill Maher’s remarks of Sarah Palin’s body parts and what he would like to see done to them. The only difference is, President Obama called the student and apologized. I wonder why he didn’t call Palin. Ha, ha. Great columns, David Limbaugh.”
— Big Pool

“I recently visited a church whose sermon was about the Revelation. I could not believe they did not know it was written by John, who was a Roman prisoner before Rome became Christian, and he was writing about the demise of Rome, which has already happened.”
— Hagerstown

“Beware of college ‘students’ claiming to be selling magazines to earn overseas study trips. Don’t let them into your house. Ask for picture IDs, including the college student card. Read all of the fine print carefully. Hidden fees for as much as $15 per magazine may be added to the cost. Get contact phone numbers for the company and the ‘students.’ They may claim to be from your neighborhood, but they often park a car with out-of-state tags a distance away and walk to it after they try to make a sale. I’m not saying all of these are bogus, but practice due diligence if they come to your house.”
— Williamsport

“I am wondering just what a multiuse ballpark is. Why isn’t Municipal Stadium considered a multiuse ballpark, and if it isn’t why it can’t become one? As I recall, the Suns only ask for the existing stadium to be improved to league standards, they didn’t ask for a new park.”
— Greencastle, Pa.

“I want my health care guaranteed. That’s why I will be voting for President Obama.”
— Hagerstown

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