Mail Call

April 02, 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:

"It used to be heathens that pierced their bodies that provided excess pain. Here we are, the good old USA acting like a bunch of heathens."

"Mail Call. There are a lot of dysfunctional families in our society. All you have to do is observe what is going on around you. There is an 'excuse me Mr. Law, I don't give a darn' attitude and of course that is passed down to the next bunch of illiterates."


"I'm calling to respond to our local newspapers that Ron Bowers and some of the other County Commissioners, that they are going to think about running for re-election. If I were you, I'd forget it. People of Washington County don't forget things that easy. There are people out there who are thinking about running that can do Washington County a good job and they will be for the people and not against them."

"Hi Mail Call. The little girls in Arkansas better watch out if they went to kindergarten with our President Bill Clinton. Ken Starr will be after them."

"It would be nice if the local TV station would include Hancock in their different salutes to other localities. We have some beautiful churches, the C&O Canal Visitors Center, and Widmyer Park. Many Hancock people patronize Hagerstown businesses."

"Hello Mail Callers. You know, I've been reading the paper here and the past month or so it seems like whenever I read the Mail Call somebody is calling someone around here a redneck. I've lived here all my life and I respect the people of Hagerstown. OK, but I guess it's been about maybe a couple of weeks now that I've been riding around this town and observing and seeing and watching other people here OK? This town does have a redneck problem. It really does. It needs an attitude adjustment. I mean, if you all want to live this way, if you want to act like this, go live in the city. There's plenty of room there."

"Mail Call, people should beware out there that there are some telephone scams going on right now. One is trying to sell insurance, one is for a free basement check for leaks, one is identifying themselves as Maryland State Police asking for pledges and there is also one selling cemetery lots. Beware."

"I'm calling about the article in the paper about the kids being into Goth. Just because they wear black and white makeup they consider themselves Goth. I think they need to go back and see what the real definition of it is and as far as the music they listen to - that is very far from Goth music. Sublime - that's not even close. If they're really into Goth they'd be listening to bands like Sisters of Mercy and Bough House and even The Cure for that matter. Thank you."

"Yes. What do you think of that guy who walked through the mall on March 30 in his bare feet? I think it was cute."

"Yes, I hope that you take and publish this recording seeing how it is about your newspaper, The Daily Mail. I'd just like to thank Pat Myers my evening paper carrier, for what a great job he does. When it rains and it's bad weather he makes sure he puts your paper inside the door. Carriers are supposed to do that but some don't. Pat knows how to bring a smile to your face when you have a bad day. So I'd just like to tell him to keep up the good work and I appreciate all that you do with my paper. Thank you, Melissa."

"Yeah, hello Mail Call. Anyone in Hagerstown that was hit by eggs on Sunday night should know it was done by someone in a black Camaro with Maryland tags and it was followed to Brandenburg Hollow Road in Frederick County."

"We're so thankful to have Foltz Manufacturing on East Washington Street. The window is super. It's the only decent building on Washington Street. Thanks guys for a job well done. Keep on keeping on."

"This message goes to all the people who think the speed limit on Mulberry Street in Clear Spring is 50 miles per hour. It's only 20. There's a sign posted. I've lost two dogs from people flying down that road and I don't intend on losing a child. So slow down!"

"I'm disappointed in the coverage by the local press concerning local high schools. Everytime I see something negative in the paper it seems to be geared toward South High and I never see anything negative in the paper regarding North Hagerstown High School. They can't do anything wrong. I'd just like to see some positive press towards South High and some of the other local high schools. I'm sure they'd appreciate it also."

"Some security. I'm a strong supporter of Skip Kauffman for County Commissioner. Come on Skip, let the people know now of your intentions."

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