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MailCall for 12/4

December 04, 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:




"Yes, I would like to say that people plead with their insurance companies for life giving treatments every day in this country. Many times it's denied and, therefore the patient dies but when someone assists someone to die with dignity they call it murder. I personally see no difference."




"Yes Mail Call. First day of the new Board of County Commissioners swearing in ceremony after we found out that good Mr. Greg Snook was voted in as president again because he's been there, done that so to speak, the very first event which was the swearing in ceremony, Mr. Snook never even had the Bible there for the commissioner elects to put their hand upon when they said the oath of office. Never has that happened in modern times. Bad news for Snook. You should have taken the advice and dropped out from even running. You'll never make a full term."

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"Hi Mail Call. I'm a White Sox fan and I'm glad that Mr. Belle signed with the Orioles. First, he said it's no fun to talk about baseball when you're in last place. If he looks at the final standings he will find out that the White Sox had a better record than the Orioles. So the next year you can start your golf practice in September."




"Hello Mail Call. Just like to comment on a picture on the front page of your newspaper several weeks ago pertaining to the students who were given special scholastic recognition The four young girls were from South High and they all had dresses on. No jeans, no shorts, no overalls or any other apparel but real dresses and stockings. No rings in their noses, no rings in their eyebrows, no goofy hair styles. Just four nice looking girls. How proud their parents must be and how proud South High must be to have them represent their school."




"OK, The Herald-Mail certainly could use a new flag. There's a hole in the one you have at the top where it's caught on the eagle. The flag itself is torn. If you can't afford a new one, maybe you could take up a collection. Get a new flag Herald-Mail."




"Hi, I'd like to know if anyone knows where I can get a perpetual calendar? It's wooden and hangs on the wall. It has little wooden blocks with the numbers and months on them and you switch them around as each month changes. If you can call in with the name and number of the place that has them, I'd really appreciate it. Thank you so much."




"Hi Mail Call. In response to the caller about AC&T only donating one cent per gallon of gas. Do you realize how many gallons of gas gets pumped per day? Think about it. Why don't you match it? Happy holidays to the Fultons."




"I realize that this will not get put in the Mail Call column but I wish The Herald-Mail would get off Greg Snook's back. He hasn't done anything to the county that The Herald-Mail should continually denigrate this man. Just let him do his job."




"Yes, just to follow up on the caller talking about the eye surgeon at Robinwood. I've seen a few doctors lately myself. I'm convinced that they all work together. Yeah, I know what some of you are going to think but I really believe it's true. I feel so very sorry for the ones that don't have insurance but when they learn that you do, get ready for the full course. I have good insurance and in the last two months I've been to four different doctors for the same condition, one referring to the other of course, and guess what? I still feel miserable. What do you do?"




"Harry, congratulations on your 8-point buck. I just wanted to let you know that you are a very kind and special brother-in-law."




"I'm reading the paper today and I see that Wolfe's Furniture is having a tree decoration contest and that they are awarding prizes to the tree with the most food items. Not to the owners of the trees but to the actual tree. Great writing Herald-Mail!"




"Yes, I'd like to wish my husband Patrick a very happy 38th birthday. I love you."




"Good evening Mail Call. I was just reading last night's Mail Call and I just wanted to respond to the lady calling in about Robinwood Surgery Center. I've been a patient there before and I think the center's wonderful. I love the people that took care of me. She said that her husband was having eye surgery. That should be worth any price if he can see better. You even pay for your subscription for the newspaper before you get your papers. You pay for your gas before you use it. Thank you Mail Call."




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