Mail Call

March 12, 1998

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 took my daughter out of North Hagerstown High because she wasn't receiving an education there and I'm now home schooling her and doing much better than they ever did. I am now told by the Washington County School Board that she cannot earn a diploma through any of their schools and that she must take a lowly GED at best and I'm fighting with them on it. Don't you think people believe that since your taxes support these school systems, that if they fail to live up to their duty of teaching the children that we should be able to teach them ourselves and still have the privilege of gaining the high school diploma, which is so essential today to began a child's scholastic career?"


"I'd like to give my definition of 'sad.' When 150 people can march on the Board of Education and demand that they control the school policy in Washington County over the objection of principals and teachers. That's sad. I've always known that this lobbyist group, The Band Boosters, were rich and had a lot of money but I didn't think they were that powerful that they could push their agenda ahead of the academic agenda for the Board of Education of Washington County."

" Mayor Mickey, please try to forgive Tommy Bowers for his ways. You have my vote because you are all for the people of Smithsburg, not like Tommy."

"If anyone at the Globetrotters' game Saturday night at HJC got a picture of the Globetrotters holding the hands of two small girls, one dressed in pink bib overalls, during the YMCA number, please contact me at 301-371-9666. I would really like to get a copy of that picture."

"The Rev. Jesse Jackson singing the praises of Bill Clinton. I guess birds of a feather really do flock together."

"A man in Dargan gets four years for molesting a child and another man abducts a woman on Jonathan Street and gets a year but in another state not too far away, a man abducts and molested two children and he got 45 years. There's obviously something wrong with the judges that are doing the sentencing in Washington County and it's time to throw all these judges out."

"I'm calling from Smithsburg. Please to the editor, please let up on Smithsburg. You're just tearing this town apart by putting all this stuff in the paper that this cop's putting in and the good people just sit back and don't do anything and we don't even know what to do. So please let up on it. We're all so sick and tired of hearing about Tommy that we don't know what to do. Please, please give up on all this, won't you please?"

"How can Tommy Bowers run for mayor of Smithsburg when he's suing the town of Smithsburg? I don't want someone like that running for mayor. That's having a double standard."

"I know that Barry Tuckwell is a fine, respected musician but how many farewell performances can one person have? Peace out."

"If your neighbors see Ken Starr going through your garbage there's a good chance that they are going to figure out that you're a liar, a crook and a sexual predator."

"If Tommy Bowers refused to do paper work when he was a police officer how to you expect him to do it when he becomes mayor?"

"I have a good quantity of National Geographic that I would like to give to somebody. They would be great for home study or any other projects. The number to call is 301-739-5927."

"Is there another Slender You in this area? They closed the doors of the one that used to be on Pennsylvania Avenue and I'd like to know if there's another one somewhere in this area."

"I have come up with the perfect solution for the mayor of Smithsburg. Hey Bob Brown, why don't you run for mayor and show them all what's going on? You got all our votes and then you can turn Smithsburg into Bobsville like it should be and just might be one day. Then run Mickey Myers and Tommy Bowers out of town and get us back to the nice little town we used to be. You have our votes and we just might write you in even if you don't run. Bob for mayor!"

"Hi Mail Call. On March 4 I was sitting looking at the paper and in the B section it says 'Remember when?' I found three errors wrong in there. William McKinley was not in the center as stated, he was on the left. Second, he was not president until 1897 and the third thing was Garret is spelled with one 't' and not two."

"Is The Daily Mail afraid of printing the truth? Monica Lewinsky's mother's fiancee is a good friend of Vernon Jordan. Maybe that's why Jordan tried to get her a job. That's news, that's giving us fair and accurate accounts instead of just trying to slander the president. Why don't they print the truth for a change?"

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