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Mail Call - May 9

May 09, 2012

“Concerning four young men on bicycles Friday, 27th, at 4:10 p.m. at the intersection of Oak Hill Avenue and Northern Avenue at the new McDonald’s, those young men had better say their prayers tonight and thank God that they were not run over or killed. That was totally — they had run through a red light. ... Very fortunate for them that they did not get run over. So I hope they read this and take note.”

— Washington County



“I’m watching the news this morning, Saturday morning, and I read the paper, but then I turn the news on and I see where the governor of Maryland wants to raise everybody’s taxes that makes over $75,000 a year. That means more people are going to move out of Washington County and the state of Maryland, if you’re going to pay a lot more money out of your checks or money you make for work.”

— Hagerstown



“If the city wants to keep good businesses downtown, they should readjust their attitude toward these businesses. Think about all the businesses that have left, and wonder if it was because of the attitude of ... the city of Hagerstown. By the way, how many people who want the baseball stadium in Hagerstown are willing to donate money to that cause? Or do they just only want it because somebody else is paying for it?”

— Washington County



“I just want to say evidently you can just go steal a car in Hagerstown, because the Hagerstown City Police won’t do anything about it. But I’m sure this won’t make the paper, because we’ll cover up for them. But I’m really disappointed in the fact that you can go steal a car in Hagerstown, and no one will do anything about it.”

— Hagerstown



“You Republicans say you don’t want to vote for President Obama. OK, but you say you want to vote for a Christian, and Christian values. You do realize that Obama is a Christian — although 25 percent of you all still think he’s not. But so you’ll vote for a Mormon. OK, isn’t that kind of against your Christian values?”

— Hagerstown



“Could we get a petition started and spread to everyone we know, and hopefully their friends, too, and so on, pertaining to the fact that we are all sick and tired of the extreme lies, twisted truths, character assassinations, etc., to demand that our political candidates can only tell us what they themselves plan to do and how? By this I mean an overall plan for the future of this country, the immediate and also long-term goals to achieve those plans, and absolutely no negative comments by anybody on the opposing team.”

— Waynesboro, Pa.



“I wanted to give congratulations to the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts for their production of ‘Beauty and the Beast.’ I took my two daughters, and they did a fantastic job, and there’s nothing better than to see the joy on your daughters’ faces, to watch a production like that. It was very good.”

— Waynesboro, Pa.



“I am not opposed to recycling, but a war between two or three trash-carrying companies and the city, state, and county governments, over garbage, is nothing but garbage.”

— Hagerstown



“I think they should consider using the Army Reserve center as a seniors center, because it’s already paid for, there’s parking, there’s transportation to get there, and the government wants to turn it over back to the city and everything, and why spend millions of dollars on it?”

— Hagerstown



“I have a neighbor whose tree branches overhang on my fence into my yard, and all the leaves in the fall come fall into my yard. Is there anything I can do? I haven’t spoken to these neighbors in over three years, and we really don’t get along, so is there any kind of action, city hall, wherever, I can call? I’d appreciate it.”

— Boonsboro



“If any of you people want to get yourself a low-maintenance animal, one that’s cheap to keep, get yourself a cat. All he requires for entertainment is an empty paper bag or an empty cardboard box, or a milk cap lid, something like that. They’ll entertain themselves all day long, and they’re really nice animals.”

— Sharpsburg



“I take the lid off of partly-filled paint cans, set it outside and let the paint dry up. You can put sawdust or kitty litter in the can to dry up the paint also. I set the cans out for the garbage man with the lids off, and have no problem with him taking them.”

— Waynesboro, Pa.



“Two nights in a row at two different locations, I observed thunder and lightning while kids were either practicing or playing games. It really kills me how some of these coaches wait until the storm gets really close and then say, ‘Now we should leave.’ Every league I know of has the 30-minute rule in effect, in which if you hear thunder or see lightning, it’s 30 minutes before you can get back on the field. A good coach worries about their players’ safety.”

— Hagerstown



“Don’t you find it nauseating that the city and county are always able to find pools of money to move from one account to another for their pet projects such as the stadium? But yet the commissioners have no problem enacting recycling permit fees? This shell game of moving money around perpetuates the fact that taxes are too high and there is waste and abuse at all levels of government. ‘Creative’ accounting at its finest.”

— Hagerstown



“Where will parking be available for about 1,000 people when a program at The Maryland Theatre is on the same night as a ball game, or when the Bluesfest or other special events require additional parking space, if only the parking for the baseball people is provided?”

— Williamsport

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