Mail Call 12/15

December 15, 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'd like to agree with the Mail Caller about people not using their headlights while it is raining. But what is really funny is that I saw a state trooper following a pickup truck without its headlights on and the state trooper didn't bother to turn him over. Obviously, we only enforce the law when we want to enforce the law instead of enforcing the law all the time. I wish I'd gotten that state troopers' number because I would have gotten his name."


"Hi, Mail Call. This is to the person who wrote in about the poor drug dealers that are getting time. First of all, neither is right for what they do and in my opinion, they should both be put away for a long, long time. What do these people think that a drug dealer is? Are they innocent bystanders? No, they are nothing but murderers. Anyone can be addicted to money, so go out and get something called a job. instead of being a menace to society. There wouldn't be so many shootings and everything else, if they would just get rid of all of them."

"I'm seeing red and boiling mad. Once again our elected officials jump on the band wagon of a small special interest group and spend taxpayers' money, very predictable results. I'm talking about all the red ink at the ice rink. It is so typical of our leaders to jump in with both feet, eyes closed to reality and let the taxpayers take the hit. It was like they had to build an ice rink quick before Waynesboro built theirs. Well, the Waynesboro rink is doing fine and we're bleeding red ink all over the place. We are being fed a bill of goods about the Fairgrounds. Councilman Bill Breichner said the rink was underfunded but any person with common sense could have seen that. Now the taxpayers will be saddled with this problem far into the future. Stop the nonsense! Also, I hope the new county commissioners are looking very hard at the enormous cost of operating their own boondoggle called the ag center and museum. Let's just stop all this nonsense and get back to reality."

"Saddam has done it again not letting U.N. inspectors do their jobs. The U.S. spent millions of dollars to keep the area under the Persian Gulf. What the U.S. should do when the inspectors are denied access is to make an air strike right away at the places where their weapons are stored. No hee-hawing around but do it the moment the U.N. inspectors are stopped."

"Hi, this is in response to the individual who saw some kids stealing lights out of the Christmas decorations on the light poles. I sure hope they did something to let those young people know that people were watching them and that it was a wrong thing to do. Elsewise, how are the young people to learn to do right."

"Every time I pick up the paper someone is criticizing downtown. Now, I would like to add my opinion. Don't give up on downtown. I have done quite a bit of traveling and there are no big city stores any where. We have many malls and outlet shopping centers. And no one would try to think of helping a customer. If you can't get it off the rack, forget it. But there are still people in downtown Hagerstown that want to help."

"My question is this, "If anyone knows the address, phone number, etc., of Ross Perot's reform party would you please contact Mail Call so that I can contact them. I would love to become a member."

"I'm asking Mail Call to inform its readers, if they would like to study the Bible chapter by chapter and verse by verse. They may watch WHAG 25 from 4-5 a.m. The show is called Seiberts Chapel and the teacher teaches it chapter by chapter, verse by verse."

The Herald-Mail Articles