Mail Call for 6/21

June 21, 1999

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 during the week. The Mail Call number is 301-791-6236.

You are welcome to leave a recorded message on any subject, but some calls will be screened out.

Here are some of the calls we have received lately:

"Congratulations to my little granddaughter, Kelly Hill, for her fine academic achievements at Greenbrier Elementary School this year. We love you honey, Nanny and Pappy."

"I think it is time that we get on with our lives and start trusting the one person that we can really trust. The one person's who's promises are true and that is God Almighty. I think when we straighten ourselves out and realize that our strength comes from God, not ourselves. Then we as a people can reunite and get our country together again. Our country is in terrible shape and that reason is because we turned our backs on God. I believe that people aren't afraid of God anymore. People don't have manners anymore. Teenagers have lost their sense of respectability to elders, teachers, older people. Some of them are so self-sufficient that they think that they don't need anybody else."


"I wanted to say thank you, Lord, for this wonderful rain. Amen!"

"I like the new stop and go lights. They are very large and bright and can be seen very good. Better than the old ones. Good idea, thank you."

"A set of keys was found in the 14,000 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. Please call 301-739-2626 to recover them."

"I would like to make note of the wonderful job that Kelly and Alfredo did while dancing. The show that they put on at the Kepler Theatre was beautiful. They do a wonderful job teaching the kids how to dance and good luck to Nikki who is one of the teachers there and is competing for Miss Maryland."

"How many hours of community service do you have to perform to get a GED diploma?"

"If you want to do something with the Baldwin House Complex on Washington Street, why don't you put the Board of Education offices in there instead of building a new one behind the swimming pool? That would revitalize downtown. It would be daytime work and all those people would be spending money downtown."

"Maybe the bridge would still be up at Pony League if the kids would have behaved themselves. Why can't the kids leave the man's garden alone? He doesn't plant it for someone to tear up. I am sure you would have done the same as he did if this would have happened to you. The kids should be taught to respect other people's property."

"Why don't you quit downing the president and give him credit for what good he has done? Quit bringing up the past. I'm sure if his wife and daughter can forgive him, you should, too. Be quiet about all of this, it's over."

"I am a citizen of Washington County. I was upset on Wednesday, June 16. We went out to City Park to hear a wonderful gospel concert singing. However, to our amazement, a man in the band took up a collection. It is a shame that the city of Hagerstown wants a $100 in order for the concert to continue to play on Wednesday evenings. I think it is a shame that as taxpayers we have to keep paying for a delightful evening. I wonder if it was rock music if they would still want a $100?"

"Blinking your lights to warn your fellow motorists to slow down is not against the law. It is a secondary importance and therefore it is not illegal. So therefore, keep blinking your lights to advise your fellow motorists to slow down."

"I wanted to thank the person for flashing lights to warn people of the police ahead. It saves a lot of money and speeding tickets."

"To the person who called in and suggested that people should be more concerned about their fellow human beings, and less concerned about these poor animals tied in the sun. For your information, these people who call in concerned about these animals are no less concerned for their human beings. The compassion that these people feel is for more than animals alone, but for all living creatures."

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