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Mail Call for 9/17

September 17, 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:

"The school board has once again found another way to waste our money. ID badges for employees will in no way protect student safety. If the administration needs employees and other school officials to wear badges to recognize them, then we have a big problem."

"I read where there is a Hagerstown man seeking to run for the school board seat. We need another one, some of them are running out. Especially B. Marie, she has good intentions but she is too old-fashioned for the newer generation. We do need better and newer ideas."


"When I was young, I did eagerly frequent doctors and lawyers and, being naive, did ever believe each daily pontification your editor Bob Maginnis wrote for the instruction of our government. But now, like the sage of yore, I note that evermore I go out the same door as in I went. I thought people would like to have some humor."

"The gaming commission members should be ashamed of themselves, with their distributions, they are giving $10,000 to senior citizens for a prescription program, but they are also giving $45,000 to the SPCA. I am an animal lover, but I would like to know where the senior citizens rank? $45,000 for animals and only $10,000 for senior citizens. Something is wrong."

"How can the governor make an informed decision on the site of a new campus when he didn't go inside the Baldwin House and only rode by the Allegheny Energy site? He must have X-ray vision. Super Gov.!"

"The puffballs that have been in the paper, aren't you able to eat them? Does anyone have the recipe on how you fix them? If so, leave it in Mail Call please."

"I was calling about the crop damaging permits that they are handing out. How can they hand out crop damaging permits to kill the deer when the crops were already damaged by the weather? The government is paying out a lot of money to help with the crops. I don't understand, pretty soon you are going to have to pay to go to a zoo to see any deer because there aren't going to be any left, especially here in Clear Spring."

"I have read it all in the paper. I just read where there is going to be a sobriety check in Charles Town, W.Va., on Saturday night at 9 p.m. This is the limit. The next thing you know they are going to be telling us when they are going to go to the bathroom."

"Wednesday, Sept. 15, did you read Tim Rowland's column? It was wonderful about the Ku Klux Klan. Hooray Tim, thanks."

"To the smoker who worries about being forced to the back of the bus. I want to point out that it is illegal to smoke anywhere on the bus. Front, back or middle."

"I saw all these calls of people who leave their phone numbers and are willing to give away recipes, microwaves, refrigerators and so on. I am low on money and I was wondering if someone could call and give me their phone number, then they could loan me their credit card for a few weeks so I could buy what I needed and then I would give it back."

"I would like to know if anyone has ever been in the Corner Pub and seen a very cute bartender named Amy. If so, please let her know she is very cute."

"I read in the paper about a drug addict that got 13 years. I read the charges, which he had a lot. None of them did he have a gun, weapon or any violence, But yet he got 13 years. But yet we had a two people shot on Jonathan Street and the suspects only got 10 years. Something is wrong here. I thought they were supposed to help the drug addicts?"

"Does anybody know how to get in touch with Richard Simmons? If you do please leave the information in Mail Call."

"I just saw where Long Meadow put their movie prices back to what they used to be. I want to say thank you to the management. It has always been a nice, quiet, inexpensive way to relax when you can't afford to go to another cinema. It was very nice to put them back to the way it used to be. Keep us more civil people in mind. I hope you keep the prices this low."

"To the person who wanted the number to have a house condemned, just call the city building inspector."

"I normally like to watch WHAG-TV news at 6 in the morning before I go to work. Lately it has been so aggravating to get up and down to turn the volume up and down when a commercial comes on. So I think I am going to start watching Channel 9."

"I would like to learn more about this vinegar diet that I have been reading about in Mail Call. How does vinegar make you lose weight? So call in and tell me more about this vinegar diet."

"I would love to see the day when these law enforcement officers would stop their cruisers and write some citations for the people that drive in the rain and fog without their lights on. It is the law, you know, and I haven't seen anyone pulled over. Do something about it."

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