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Mail Call

July 02, 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:




"I absolutely agree with the person who called in. We need a stadium for the Suns. Our stadium wasn't good enough for the O's, good riddance of the O's. If the other caller doesn't want a stadium, you take the Amtrak to Florida."




"I think it is wrong what the Suns are doing with this religious discrimination thing by having people bring church bulletins to get in at a discount price. The same way, I think it is wrong for bars to have Ladies Night, that is very discriminatory and they are setting themselves up for lawsuits by doing that."

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"Our president is going to save Medicare, we remember who raised our Medicare rates back in 1993, none other than Bill Clinton. He hopes to improve his very poor image for his legacy. Also, remember who brought the real peace and prosperity that Clinton is riding on, Ronald Reagan."




"I was wondering who is paying for all the police protection at the Redland Brick Company. Why are so many cars needed for someone who is on strike?"




"There used to be a lady who used to live out on Pennsylvania Avebue named Betty that fixed canvas, tents and things like that. Does anyone know of her whereabouts, if she still does the repairs or if you know of anyone who does those repairs?"




"I see where the Agricultural Heritage Museum's ground- breaking ceremony has been held. That area is remote. Its use will be limited. The voters of Washington County spoke clearly of agricultural heritage in the last election by eliminating Commissioner John Shank. The taxpayers are paying for this museum."




"I took a trip downtown and all I saw was the dirtiest filth I have ever seen. So if you still want a new stadium, I have a suggestion, get a bulldozer and level all the buildings and build a new stadium, because it is not good for anything else. I have a new name for West Washington Street - 'Cigarette Butt City.'"




"I want to congratulate the Clear Spring Astros of the Clear Spring Little League for tying with the Cubs for the year end championship. Way to go, guys, good year."




"I want to congratulate Dylan Nichols who is going into kindergarten. I am very proud of him, from Aunt Linda and Uncle Bill."




"To Robert Smoot, I am very proud of you for doing so good last year in school. You have a great year in third grade. Love, Nanny and Pappy."




"I think it is ridiculous that every time you ride by Redland Brick there are two or three cop cars sitting there. Nothing is happening, let them alone, we need the cops elsewhere in this county."




"Someone needs to start watching the little boys down around the Keedysville Store. Something tragic is going to happen there because the boys are running out into the street to get the balls. Please watch out for your kids before it is too late."




"Congratulations to my granddaughter Tammy for passing her state test. Now you are a registered nurse. Good job, Tammy. I love you, Grandma Eva."




"I'm calling about the person who is widowed at a young age. There is a group called Parents Without Partners, you can get in touch with them."




"Congratulations to Corey Baker of Conococheague Little League for making all-stars. We are very proud of you. Love, Mom and Dad."




"I am responding to the Mail Caller who is giving away free rug hooking wool. I do rug hooking and my number is 1-717-369-2832."




"Amanda Palmer will be going into the third grade, you did a great job, had good marks last year. Stay as bright as you are and study hard next year. You are a good listener and learner, do your best, read your books and have a fun filled summer, sweety, we love you."




"This is for the lady who is a disabled diabetic who was refused a cup of ice. Honey, if you come up to the snowball stand on Madison Avenue they will give you all the ice you want each day. Come on up, sorry it happened, but there are still some nice people in Hagerstown."




"Y2K, are we going to hear any more information from our leaders, we need to be informed, we need to have several community meetings on what the situation is on the Y2K situation and what we need to do to be prepared just in case. It could be a big problem or a small problem."




"To the person who wanted to take swing lessons, contact the City Ballet. Paul Watson is giving out swing lessons this summer for adults. Contact them and they will give you the times and everything."




"If they are going to use my tax money to build a privately owned organization, then I am not going to pay any more city taxes."




"I want to thank the three people that stopped on the way from work to help the cat that was hit on Sharpsburg Pike near Kent Avenue. They got the tag number off the cat and called the vet's number to see who it belonged to. The lady ran to the owners house. I notified the owners. I saw the girl take off her sweater and put on the cat, which wasn't dead. I have never seen such human kindness for a stray animal. May God bless these people whoever they are."




"I want to wish John Petro a happy birthday."

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