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Mail call

June 26, 1997

Editor's note - Please be as brief as possible when calling Mail Call, The Daily Mail's reader call-in line.

Mail Call is not staffed on weekends or holidays so it is best to call Mail Call weekdays at 301-791-6236.

Readers are welcome to leave their recorded message on any topic they choose, but some calls are screened out.

Here are some of the calls we have received lately:

"Hello, I'm calling to ask if anyone has a knowledge of Teresa McClure and Dennis Slater who were married in Fairview, Pa., on Nov. 9, 1979? My daughter bought several boxes at a storage shed sale about two years ago and among the things were several picture albums of small children, baby pictures and wedding pictures belonging to this couple. I've tried to find them to return these albums but have been unsuccessful. If anyone has any information of this couple please call me at 301-797-0438. Thank you."

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"Tim Rowland must have been hatched from the same egg as Jim Wade."

"I assume that our communist sympathizer caller is a Maryland resident. If so, he certainly lives in the right place. There's nothing free about the Free State anymore - unless you're on welfare. In that case free means free medical care, free Independence card, free rent and free utilities so that you can enjoy all of your free time."

"Tim Rowland should be banned from ever writing for this newspaper again."

"This is to the persons that had their lights cut off last week and that are on welfare. It's a crying shame that the taxpayers have to foot your bills. You should be made to go to work and repay all the money that you have bilked out of the system. And then to have the nerve to go and sit in a bar while waiting for welfare to have your lights put back on is an injustice to all us taxpayers and I wish that I would have met you there and knew the story. You wouldn't have liked me very much because I sure don't like you and your kind. Get a life and pay your own bills. I think that all taxpayers should rally and not pay taxes either and then these so-called human beings wouldn't get our money no matter what."

"Hi Mail Call. Tim Rowland's remarks just prove that poor children gain strength by struggling and the affluent graduate from college without a grain of common sense in their heads."

"Tim Rowland's remarks about poor children are about as sick as Jim Wade's remarks about low income parents."

"Hi Mail Call. I'm calling about the suggestion from a commissioner for the parents to pay for their children's school books. I feel that this is going to be very hard for parents and while they're asking for this, there are many able- bodied people living in public housing, young people that haven't worked for years and paying as little as $7 a month for rent. I feel that public housing should be for senior citizens and for people that have worked and need this type of housing and not for people that are able-bodied and can work. "

"Hi Mail Call. We need your help. The South High Class of `82 is still looking for classmates. If anyone hasn't been contacted by now, then we need your address. So please call 301-582-1119 and leave it on the machine. Our next reunion meeting will be July 3 at 7 p.m. at the Funkstown Legion. Thank you."

"I often wondered what a loyal politician looked like and then I saw the ex-mayor of Hagerstown. He's a great guy."

"Hello Mail Call. How about let's getting on a new program here in Mail Call. One of tenant rights. Tenants who rent off landlords. Landlords don't give tenants their rights. How about let's getting on a new subject like that. Ask questions and call Mail Call."

"I watched the story on the news about the Baptist and the boycott on Disney. First of all, Disney probably should be boycotted for using up and changing fairy tales and old stories. What's next - Disney's Joan of Arc? Oh, but Joan must live and become a hero. Anyway, as I recall God is supposed to love all of us equally. What gives the Baptists the right to make up rules and how come they decide who God loves and doesn't? I'll bet the boycott doesn't last long when their kids start whining to see `Hercules.' Thanks Mail Call."

"I'm calling about a little boy who bought a remote control car from me on Friday at a yard sale on Dalewind Drive and he didn't get the antenna that goes with it. So if he comes around I have it for him. Thank you."

"I'm so sick and tired of hearing these people calling in and whining about the guy who shot the deer. Instead of whining about the deer, why don't these people get some decency about them and whine about the human beings that are being taken out of this world by abortions and other means? It doesn't make sense to me. Here you got grown up people worried about a deer which doesn't have a conscience or anything else, and where put here to eat to begin with by man. What's wrong with these people? There's something wrong with this picture. Are these people so wrapped up in animals that they don't even know what's going on in the world today? Thank you."

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