Mail Call

December 31, 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:

"There were two items in Mail Call in Monday's paper regarding education and money and one about the stadium versus education. For the one about teachers' salary and more money, I'm all for a living wage for our professional teachers. They spend a lot of money for education. They do a lot of overtime in grading papers and other things and I'm for their increase. However, you make it sound like our teachers aren't doing their best. That they would teach better if paid more money. Well then, somebody is doing poor supervision. If teachers are just teaching poorly, supervisors are not supervising well. On the other one, the Suns versus money to teach kids to learn. The kids already have someone who should be tutoring them, their own parents. And I hope parents accept that responsibility. Thank you."


"Hello Mail Call. I keep getting letters from The American Legion Headquarters asking for donations to protect the American flag. Of all the corruption going on in the government, do they think I really care what they do with it? Thank you."

"Yes, I would like to advertise that I have cats and rabbits free to a good home. All you have to do is call me at 301-824-3035. Thank you."

"Yes, I want to say Happy Birthday to my mom and to Kelly, I love you, Tracy."

"I'm calling and would like to put an ad in Mail Call. I'm a female trying to find a commute from Hagerstown to Frederick, Monday through Friday. My hours of working are 7:30 to 4:30. I would appreciate if they could give me a call if there is anyone out there who could give me a ride. I could come to work earlier than 7:00 or I can stay later than 4:30. My phone number is 301-790-9793. And I will be beginning the week starting January 4th. Thank you."

"I would like to thank the customer in the Bon Ton on Saturday after Christmas who found my gift certificate and took the time to track me down to return it. Thank you, Lucinda. You have proven that honesty does exist."

"Well just two minutes is more than enough. In answer to the letter about Bill Clinton. The answer in the Mail Call about Bill Clinton. The Republicans had eight years and got us deeper in debt, and now the tax rate is low and everything, and so forth and so forth. Now that Bill Clinton is straightening things out for them. Besides, he knows what it is to forgive, to love and all the good things in life. Thank you, Thank you."

"Yes, I'm also responding about the impeachment process about how the local republicans or democrats don't listen to the people. I do however believe that the people in Wash. Co. do speak rather loudly but yet our leaders and our county fail to listen to us. And until they listen to us then we all will be changing. Thank you."

"Hi, Mail Call. I would like to thank the fireman and the man making the home improvements on the house in Virginia Avenue for helping me out on Monday when I was having car trouble. Your kindness was greatly appreciated. Thank you. Goodbye."

"Hi, Mail Call, I hope these two little girls that were crying at this manager or worker at the mall, that they call the Scrooge. I hope that somebody that sells beanies would get in contact with the lady in Smithsburg and find out who she is, find out who the little girls are. And make sure they get the beanies that they wanted. I think it is a crying shame that somebody would act like that. And I did go by that store this morning and sure enough there is a sign there, no kids under 12 years old will be allowed Beanies. Well I've never heard of such a thing, when things of that nature should be for kids. Thank you very much."

"Yes, Mail Call. I would like to see us change the way our voting procedure is. I think they should have a computer where they would know how you vote. So when you put someone in office like Parris Glendening that is going to raise gasoline again, let the people that put him in office, let them pay for it. And the people that were smart enough not to vote for him, so that they wouldn't have to pay for this gas increase. Let the people that put these fools in office be the ones to pick up the tab for their tax increases every time they turn around. Thank you."

"I would like to thank the mysterious stranger and his daughter who helped fulfill my daughter's Christmas wish by giving her a Furby at the community dinner on Christmas Day. Thank you. Goodbye."

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