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Mail Call - March 27

March 26, 2013

“I commend Bob Parasiliti for an outstanding article about Aaron Miller and his battle with leukemia. I have never read an article that has moved me as this one did. As a parent, and also a person who suffers from an autoimmune disease, it is great to see the medical care was able to help this young man to overcome this great obstacle and be able to have a fulfilling life ahead of him. I wish him and his family the best.”
— Kearneysville, W.Va.

“In case there’s someone, and I’m sure there is, in the Sharpsburg area that doesn’t know about Bucky, the community deer that was the naughtiest little thing around, he died. Someone placed a lasso around his neck, and he got caught up in a fence. So he is buried, he’s with his best friend, Jeff ... but we loved him.”
— Sharpsburg

“I just want to say that story on the front page in the Sunday paper this morning, broke my heart. I’m so happy for the young boy who has leukemia, he’s in remission, and God bless him. I think everybody in the Hagerstown, Washington County area, should pray for him and hope that he stays that way. And God bless him for a good outlook on everything.”
— Hagerstown

“All of this talk about revitalizing the downtown area is frustrating. They want to force the BOE or a baseball stadium to go into the downtown; however, it will still be the same downtown. Until our officials realize the true problem, the downtown will never be revitalized. Clean up the downtown. Clear out the downtown. Then focus on the businesses to put downtown.”
— Hagerstown

“Huge amounts of money are being spent to protect the country from foreign terrorists, but they are not the real threat to your safety. The biggest threat is from the criminals and crazies within the country. Major changes are needed to stop the violence, and you know what is being done, a lot of talk and no action. It’s time to get upset and tell your Congressperson to stop the talk and deal with it.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.

“Did Vice President Biden or President Obama ever reimburse the taxpayers for the use of the airplanes to fly all over the country to campaign, when they were trying to get re-elected? I think I know the answer. I think the good old taxpayer got stuck with the bill.”
— Hagerstown

“I was reading The Herald-Mail today, and as always, I look on the back to see what the average temperature is for today. It says 52 and 33. Well, it’s 2:30 in the afternoon and the temperature now is 33, and it feels like 22. I wonder if Al Gore is still making all that money on global warming, because this winter had to be one of the coldest on record. Or is he into something new, like getting the salt out of the seawater, or getting rid of clouds in the sky?”
— Williamsport

“Thank goodness President Obama, who, as usual, is historically delinquent with his federal budget, is on time with his March Madness basketball brackets. Thank you, Mr. Obama, you’re an outstanding leader.”
— Hagerstown

“It’s about cutting out Saturday mail delivery. What they need to do is cut out all the worthless mail. I get five bills a month, and every day, my mailbox is loaded with worthless mail. That would be the solution to the problem. I’m sure I’m not the only one with all that junk that can be done away with.”
 — Hagerstown

“Whoever is walking their dog on Cemetery Street, there where the gate is to go into the cemetery, there’s a bench there, because it’s an elementary school bus stop, and someone with a medium-to-large-size dog has let it do its No. 2 right there where the children stand to get on the bus. One of the children did tramp in it. Whoever this disgusting person is, it’s bad enough you’re not picking up the (waste), but to allow him to do it at the kids’ bus stop, where the children are tramping in it, please do the right thing and go and pick it up.”
— Funkstown

“Since the majority leader of the Senate will not bring the weapons ban to a vote, I cry for the 26 of Newtown.”
— Hagerstown

“This is about Pangborn being overcrowded already. Do they not think about all the apartments that are being built, from behind Weis to the Y? Also, why are we coming up with new plans that are going to cost almost $100,000? We can use Maugansville as our new school, and we were supposed to be going to use those plans for future schools. What happened to that? Almost $100,000 to draw a plan, and then we’re putting out work and bidding out to places other than Hagerstown, and keeping the work in ... We need Kris Aleshire in there as mayor, because all we ever see is pictures of Gysberts and Brubaker on the pictures in the paper, and this is just plain old common sense, and Kris Aleshire is smart.”
— Hagerstown

“About the BOE’s new site, and the stadium’s new site downtown, what are you going to do with the old BOE building, and the ground, and the old stadium, huh? Let it stand and rot for 10 years, like so many other unused buildings in this town? The longer you wait to tear them down, then the more they will cost.”
— Hagerstown

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