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Mail Call - April 25

April 25, 2012

“I wanted to mention that I think that the picture in the Tuesday, April 17, in Section B of the girls that are from Martinsburg, and they’re just sunbathing, I think that the angle is ridiculous. ... I think he got a very obscene shot of that young woman.”

— Hagerstown



“I think The Herald-Mail should do an article explaining ‘Obamacare’ and what it really means. Maybe once people see that they will be forced to purchase health insurance, what the coverage actually will entail and what their costs will really be, they may think twice about whether or not this is a great gift to our country and our people. And once they find out how much care won’t be covered, they may really think about it twice.”

— Smithsburg



“Regarding the construction of a new stadium and sports center for downtown Hagerstown, wouldn’t it be better to keep the stadium at its present location and build whatever elaborate sports facility the experts say we need? The adjacent former city power plant and the abandoned paper plant could be demolished, and be incorporated into whatever the final plans are. The streets of Hagerstown could not possibly accommodate ... or by our local wishful thinkers.”

— Hagerstown



“To the person who remembers the garden behind Bester school: I lived in the 300 block of South Mulberry Street, from the age of 4 until I was 11. I walked to that garden many times. Corn was 50 cents a dozen. I can remember what the man looked like, and his name was Mr. Munson. I’m 71 years old, and who knows, you and I might have known each other back then.”

— Hagerstown



“I’m calling about the pension funds. I wanted to say that I think there should be a time limit, wait until they’re at least 60 before they start collecting, what they call double-dipping, getting paid two or three jobs, like this Weiner on TV, gets $37,000 a year for serving in the Senate or Congress, for I think three terms ... change that.”

— Hagerstown



“In today’s paper, April 17, Kathleen Parker’s editorial was absolutely correct. She spotlights the problem of some blogs that report stories without checking the veracity of said stories. As she also points out, many print newspapers take up these accounts, thus compounding the problem. It is very discouraging to those of us who want facts, not fiction. Perhaps if more press take up Ms. Parker’s complaint, media outlets will sit up and take notice.”

— Williamsport



“This is in response to the item in Mail Call about people being 80 years old not being competent, they shouldn’t be allowed to vote. I know people in their 80s, and people even in their 90s, who are not only competent, but they’re intelligent and probably even more up to date on the issues facing this country than some people half their age.”

— Falling Waters, W.Va.



“I’m curious if anyone can explain the unmarked helicopter that was flying low over Clear Spring this past Sunday. It was flying so low it — as it flew over a couple of the farms, it frightened livestock, even resulting in the death of a young horse. I’m curious if, what was going on that day with that helicopter.”

— Clear Spring

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