Mail Call

September 24, 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'm sure these kids will survive in a classroom without air conditioning. I did and I'm in my 70s. If the kids weren't in school where it was 96 degrees, they would be outside playing and be a lot hotter and not mind it a bit."

"Anybody who is missing a cat should try on Frazier Road. Within the last couple of months there's been at least 15 cats of all shapes, sizes, and colors that have showed up and nobody wants to claim them. They're just running all over the place. So try Frazier Road, you just might find your missing cats."


"It seems to me like President Clinton has Alzheimer's disease."

"I'm pleading with you not to put ex-Gov. Donald Schaefer in office as your chief tax collector. He knows nothing about that job and probably only wants the hoopla of being back in politics. He didn't even know his way out of Baltimore when asked directions and that's where he lives. Thank you Mail Call."

"I was reading in Mail Call and this is to the person saying about Jeff Gordon and that he rules Winston Cup racing. Well, it used to be Dale Earnhardt that they picked on because he was winning. I'm an Earnhardt fan but everyone needs to lay off Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt and just leave racing to racing and watch it and have fun. Cheer for whoever you want to cheer for and just go on. Thank you."

"Hi. This is to the mayor of Williamsport. I think it's a crying shame for a small town like this and that you want to get T-shirts or jackets that would identify the city officials when they attend public functions. I just think it's a crying shame. If you want to get to know people or for them to know you all you have to do is to attend these functions and I also know that some of these councilmen wouldn't dream of attending some of the town functions. Thank you Mail Call."

"People who don't vote and show no interest in elections should have their voting privileges taken away from them and have to live in a dictatorship."

"Hello Mail Call and give me a break! I read in Sunday's paper where Chris Shank said he is in favor of less government. This is the guy whose only job has been working for state government and who took legislative scholarships from four, count them - four, legislators. Chris Shank saying he's for less government is like Yogi the Bear saying he's for more park rangers. I don't think so. Thanks."

"I'm not a bit surprised to read that two out of three voters elected to stay at home and not vote and I'll bet that they are the biggest complainers. Thank you."

"You know, I don't know what all the fuss is about Clinton because everyone that's involved is going to get their pockets lined with gold but not him. Figure that one out and also if they ever clean out all those closets down there in Washington, there won't be anyone left to even run the government."

"I just wanted to say that I was appalled when I picked up the paper on Saturday morning and saw some of the excerpts that were in there from the Starr report. I personally could not bring myself to read them. I can't understand why this is being published in newspapers where our children can pick them up and read them. From what friends and family have told me there were some really explicit things that were published. Yes, this man did have an affair and yes, he lied to this country but I, for one do not need to know the nasty details. So I think it's time to get over it and to get on with business. Thank you."

"Bill Clinton is the prime example of why the 19th amendment of the Constitution should have never been passed and should be repealed."

"Is everybody as tired of hearing about this Clinton/Lewinsky mess as I am?"

"Books, magazines, TV and movies all endorse adultery, sex before marriage and immoral life styles, yet we want to impeach President Clinton who is a product of all this. It's our culture that should be impeached. Let's start by protesting what's on TV and let's stop being hypocrites and going after President Clinton when our culture endorses everything he does. Thank you."

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