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Mail call

September 11, 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:

"I'm one of those Smithsburg residents and I have walked the streets all night and I talked to the people and the response on Tommy Bowers our police chief, I have found very few that were against Tommy Bowers. I found a whole lot of people that are for him and that woman that put that in Mail Call saying that a lot of them are against him is wrong because I've walked the streets and she hasn't. I walked the streets and I saw the people and the people are NOT for the town council or the mayor. They are for Tommy Bowers."

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"So Commissioner Jim Wade is frustrated by the low ridership on the County Commuter buses. Well Jim old boy, your frustrations can't begin to compare to quite a few of its regular former riders who no longer ride since you guys moved the buses from the square and as a result we can't use them to go to the overpass in town as they don't stop at any corner until they reach the square. So what good are they to quite a few of us? It's nobody's fault but yours, the commissioners. You commissioners can and still do mess up everything, believe me."

"I'm calling about Mickey Myers the mayor of Smithsburg, Maryland. Every resident of Smithsburg had better lock their doors, lock up their children and lock up their cars because she's done it again. She's suspended our policeman that was left, Shawn Tyler. They snuck him out the door so that he couldn't speak to any one. That is sneaky."

"This is to the story about five families facing evictions because of their housing fund grants ran out. These people need to stop sitting around whining and wondering what the government is going to do for them. Let them take care of themselves. They're over 21 and they sure need to act like they are instead of crying in the newspaper wanting people to give, give, and give."

"This is a message to my husband Bob for Sept. 13. Everything that makes love special we share in the most wonderful ways. Happy anniversary with all my love. Your wife, Ruth."

"Good evening Mail Call. Do you wonder why it's raining? The re-enactment celebration asked that no planes fly over. So no planes means rain. "

"Hello Mail Call. Among Smithsburg residents who want Tommy back there are quite a few of us that don't and who think this whole situation has gotten out of hand. I just want everyone to stop making him out a saint because he was treated very fairly. Please stop trying to get Mayor Myers out of office because soon you'll hopefully realize that Smithsburg can be a much more safer and successful town with a new and better police force."

"This is in reference to the article in today's paper once again about Smithsburg. First Bowers and now Tyler. I personally plan on packing up and moving out of this stinking town. It's gone to pot and I don't want my kids growing up with these people in office. It used to be a nice little quiet town but not anymore."

"Yeah. I'd just like to know why the schools in Washington County don't take the Campbell labels if they need so much stuff like band uniforms and sports equipment?"

"Good morning. What's going on with the Mental Health Authority? Someone else got fired."

"It does seem that Hagerstown is trying to take the Antietam Battlefield away from Sharpsburg. Shame on you."

"This is to the person who stole two tree stands from the Rocky Forge Farm last week. We know who you are, so please return them with no questions asked to avoid further action. Besides stealing you are also trespassing."

"Hi. I'd just like to reply about the air show that was in Hagerstown last weekend. I attended and thought it was a very well run and clean and I was surprised that a person complained about it. I don't know what they are talking about. I was able to take my own food and drink in with me and it was not a money trap at all if you just planned ahead. So I just thought it was an excellently run affair and to the person who is complaining about it - just don't go next time."

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