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Mail Call for 7/29

July 29, 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:

"We were at the City Park not too long ago and I would like to complain about all the ducks and geese running around in there. You can't even walk on the pavement without stepping in piles. I think the City of Hagerstown should do something about this, they want people to enjoy our beautiful park. But how can you enjoy it with situations like this? There is such an overabundance of animals in there."

"I would like to commend the president for doing everything he could in the tragedy with JFK Jr. That man deserved everything that they did for him. You people should think about al the negative comments you are making."


"The State of Maryland should pass a law requiring home builders to be licensed and bonded, even West Virginia does that, but we don't. Here in Maryland you need licenses for a lot of things, but a builder can build your house and doesn't need a license or have to be bonded. That is outrageous."

"This is for the Sports Department, I would like to know why there is always coverage on Little League baseball. There are other sports in the community, like swimming. We asked you to come do articles and we asked several times and nobody ever shows up. I was wondering if there is any other sports besides baseball that you cover?"

"I was calling to see if anyone knew of a child's play or gymboree class. I have a 1-year-old son and I would like him to get involved with other children his own age."

"This is to the person who put in about who cared about the soldiers who died in Kosovo. I do, they may have been my son or daughter, or they may been that individual's son or daughter. It was somebody's son or daughter, they care. John F. Kennedy, what did he do? He was living off of what his father did, not what he did."

"This is in response about the ACLU bringing fear into Washington County. Everyone should realize that the church and the state are supposed to be separated. It doesn't have anything to do with fear, it has to do with abiding by our Constitution. Posting the Ten Commandments is in no way going to change the behavior of people. It is how people behave that matters, not what we post."

"I want to know if anybody out there knows how to treat an iron skillet to keep it from sticking?"

"I want to wish my wife Kathy a happy birthday on July 29. Love you, sweetheart."

"We had another major fire downtown. Our city fathers will probably knock down the building and put more parking down there. Nobody knows why they put all the parking down there. The only ones that park there are the lawyers and government employees. No one else goes downtown."

"I want to congratulate and recognize Tim Rowland. I saw a comment about his article on Burkittsville, etc. The man is a genius. Hagerstown doesn't truly appreciate his humor, intellect and his right-on-the-money commentary. Keep it up, Tim."

"Is there a union for direct care workers or community living assistants if you work with a homes of handicapped and disabled people? We work at a company and we are having major problems and we were wondering if there was a union. If so, leave your name and number in Mail Call and I will get back with you."

"I am a heavy smoker and can't quit. Is there any one that has been hypnotized that would be willing to call Mail Call and tell what your experiences were? I am considering it and I would like to know your opinions."

"Mayor Bruchey should give up on downtown. There are lawyers there in the daytime and crooks there at night."

" The person who called and wanted appliances picked up, call this number after 6 p.m. 301-791-1066, I will pick them up, free of charge."

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