Mail call

August 08, 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:

"So the Valley Mall is for sale. The Valley Mall is located outside the city limits of the City of Hagerstown. It's on county sewer and you wouldn't think that the county sewer would have anything to do with that potential sale, would you?"

"This is to wish Karen, alias Kari, a happy 39th birthday. So happy birthday, happy birthday, happy birthday to you."

"I would just like to wish that the residents of Potomac Towers would park in the designated handicapped spots and not in the visitors' parking areas. This used to be just a weekend problem and now it seems like its going on during the week also."


"This is to the individual that says all the foreigners should be thrown back into their other countries because they don't belong here. Well, let me ask you something. Weren't we foreigners when we came and took this land away from the Indians? We're all foreigners and we all belong here in America. Thank you very much."

"The average hourly wage of a United Parcel Service worker is approximately $20 per hour plus benefits. I cannot understand the greed that drives a union to strike. There are many capable and able-bodied workers who would love to have a job that pays $800 a week."

"What a wonderful experience to pick up the morning paper and start the day by reading about a honest person who picked up over $9,000 and went to the police department with it. I wish the lady who picked up my diamond wedding rings in Weis' on Maryland Avenue on June 3 would have had his morals and honesty to do the same thing. I hope she reads this in the paper. He said that people like her will not lead satisfying lives. It sure would do me a world of good if she'd still call and if she did, I'd give her a nice reward with no questions asked. People make mistakes but if they learn from them that's wonderful. These rings had so much sentimental value to only me and I will never forget them as long as I live. How can you wear them knowing that they don't belong to you or to pawn them either? Are you always looking over your shoulder to see if maybe you'll be recognized by the person in Weis' that you told you were taking them to the police department? Please get in touch with me and be an honest person like he was. Call Mail Call or the police department or 301-733-8118 and they will get in touch with me."

"If the pale, fat smokers keeps eating their hearts out, they will be so gorged that they won't be able to buckle their seat belts."

"I want to thank the friends and pastor of Mt. Zion Mennonite Church and Bobby Robinson and Calvary Temple for their prayers and support in my recent operation and due to being unemployed. I appreciate their prayers and we know who our friends are when we're down. Thank you again from Mr. Blair."

"Hello Mail Call. This is for all the people that are complaining about the Izaak Walton League and Woodmont Hunting Club. Make your own shooting gallery. Seems like the people of the North End of Hagerstown shoot whenever and wherever they want to and the law doesn't do anything about it. So if you don't have any place to shoot, just do it in your own back yard. Everyone else around here does."

"Exactly what is it that a pig or goat has to do at the Ag Expo to win a prize?"

"I just wanted to congratulate all the people that have rallied around the farmers. Where would we be if we didn't have any of the farmers? I'm so happy that people came out and told of their feelings and of their support. I'd gladly wait for the farmer to go by."

"I'm calling about the closing of 1st Urban Fiber and the firing of all employees. I think it stinks that this big company comes into town and gives all these people jobs and lets them think that they are financially secure and then goes and does this. I personally think that they should be held responsible for these employees after getting their hopes up with a feeling of job security and the benefits of working for a big company. Who do these employers think they are? I think it really stinks."

"Hi, Mail Call. Dale Conley for council. We could use more honest people like that. Keep up the good example, Mr. Conley. I think you're a good example for everyone. Thank you very much."

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