Mail Call

August 11, 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 have a question. Does the city realize what they are doing by digging up all these spots around the city? They dig a hole and they don't finish what they're doing and then they go to the next corner and dig another hole and then they go to the next and they've got the whole city dug up and it's very inconvenient for the drivers. Why don't they finish one hole and put something in it before they go to the next hole? What kind of city councilmen do we have?"


"I had to laugh out loud at the caller who said that President Clinton preys on women and that poor Monica was his own daughter's age. Do you read? Do you watch TV? I'm 60 years old and I'm sure Monica has had 99 percent more sexual experiences than I ever did. This is not about Clinton or Monica. This is about Linda Tripp getting a book deal. Did you know that Linda Tripp worked in the White House for George Bush and she started the same stuff about President Bush and a girlfriend? Do you remember reading this? Do you know that George Bush sent her to the Pentagon?"

"Yes Mail Call, I went to a car show on Tuesday at the Ag Center off the Sharpsburg Pike and I would just like to say that we didn't go down there to buy a half of a beef. We went into the car show and it cost us $4 a person to get in and I had three people in my vehicle which was $12 plus it cost $10 to get into the Ag show. I think this is a little ridiculous. I mean like I said, I wasn't out to buy a cow."

"Yeah, I just saw President Clinton on television and all of a sudden it occurred to me, he reminds me of one of those Arkansas mountain men that was in that movie with Burt Reynolds called 'Deliverance.' Wow!"

"If Clinton is innocent of any wrongdoing, he'd be like any other American would be and standing on the steps of the grand jury building beating on the doors to get in to prove our innocence. He's doing everything he can to try and completely snow the public that he's innocent. He's as guilty as sin and everyone knows it. These polls that say people don't care, well I don't believe the polls, I care!"

"Yes, this is for the person who called in about chairs sitting in the Hagerstown Square at night. Well, I know who you are and if you would stay out in Smithsburg where you belong, you wouldn't see all of us sitting in our chairs."

"Yeah, I'd like to say that anyone interested in recycling like the Boy Scouts or someone, who wants to pick up newspapers, cans and stuff like that which is recyclable please call me at 301-791-0740 before 11 a.m. in the mornings."

"Yes, I was just reading in the paper in the Clear Spring section where that woman preacher took her 3-month-old son along on the Habitat for Humanity. Why?"

"I'm calling in reference to the person who would like to have a treadmill. I have one and if you're interested you may contact me at 301-797-1640."

"Yeah, I'm calling about the nurses and aides and all of them at the hospital. It seems like a lot of them are walking around just plain-faced. They are not smiling or anything. They don't need to smile all the time but my goodness, they all act like they're, I don't know, like it's a drudge to work there. Something's wrong there. The upper crust aren't acting like that, they all smile. What's so wrong with the regular employees? They just look like they're played out, tired and they look like they're about ready to cry. Washington County Hospital needs to get on the ball. Pay your employees a little bit more and encourage them to work there and be happy."

"Yes Mail Call, if someone truly want the chance to be a good mayor, then that same person should stop continuing the suit against the town and the taxpayers of that town."

"Yes, I'm calling about the person who wanted a treadmill for a reasonable price. I have one and if you're interested call me at 301-739-8646."

"Yes, I'm responding to the person who called in about the kids on Jonathan Street not having enough money to go to Kings Dominion. That person felt that maybe the poor people on the South End could go with them. I suggest that the poor people in the South End do exactly what the people on Jonathan Street did. They looked out for their children and they tried to raise the money but what I really believe is that the person that called in and put that in is just really a smart aleck and prejudiced."

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