Mail Call for 2/25

February 25, 2000

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Here are some of the calls we have received lately:

"If you will recall a few weeks ago, I inquired as to where Larry Vaughn was because we needed him. Well, we found him and I am glad of it."

"This is for the person who said that the Power Team had no business being in the schools. Without the word of God for these kids, they have nothing positive to look for in school. I am not a real religious person, but for one, I am supportive of people trying to get prayers in school. God made you and He gave you what you have and you can't even be thankful? Remember that when Judgment Day comes."


"I am calling about the high gas prices. Let's all of us middle class income folks stay home for about three days and see if anyone notices it."

"Once again Darryl Strawberry has failed a drug test. How many times does it take to get rid of him?"

"In relation to the Washington County Commissioners giving money to the YMCA building fund. I don't think that is right. Why should we be taking tax money to build a nonprofit organization? They have other fund-raisers and other ways and means to fund their building. Another thing, Commissioner Iseminger, also being a member of the YMCA Board of Directors, why does he not abstain from many discussions on this? It seems to me that this is a conflict of interest on his behalf."

"This is in response to the grandparent who wanted to know why there isn't a Children's Day. In my book, every day to me is Children's Day, you take them to the movies, you watch over them, they go skating, out to eat with their parents. To me every day is Children's Day. That's what I tell my children. The mothers go out, the grandparents go out, the fathers go out once a day to celebrate, but the children celebrate their day, every day."

"How many more times are they going to give Darryl Strawberry a break? This is about the fifth time that he has been tested positive for cocaine or picked up and arrested. I guess the next time he will do it out in the outfield while playing ball and all they will do is slap him on the wrist. Poor Pete Rose."

"City Councilman Wally McClure is doing everything he can to get more parking spaces and work for his part of the city and other people should not be jealous of that."

"I see where Darryl Strawberry has been tested positive for drugs again. I don't know how long they are going to put up with these athletes. Poor old Pete Rose can't even get into the Hall of Fame because of a little bit of gambling. I think selling and taking drugs, driving drunk is more dangerous than gambling. I think it is a shame the way they are treating Pete Rose."

"Enough about all the cats that get hit, we all get the message. If the person who keeps calling about Brenda at CVS, loves her so much, go tell her, stop putting it in the paper."

"Give it up, Larry Vaughn. It will never happen."

"When I was a kid, I asked my parents the same thing about Children's Day. She told me the same thing, every day is children's day. But then again, later on, she said that Halloween was Children's Day. The way we treat Halloween nowadays, I don't know, maybe we should make it Children's Day."

"Tim Rowland, if you don't have the facts about NASCAR, don't write about it. You don't know what you were talking about. Before you write another article about NASCAR, you should look into things a little more clearly."

"Children's Day is every day. They get hugs, kisses, gifts, they have a roof over their head. Just basically a lot of the stuff that children get, they get them everyday. Children's Day is every day."

"Wally McClure has more sense in his little finger than Mr. Vaughn has in his entire body. Please, Mr. Vaughn, the West End doesn't want you as our representative. You don't know how to work with other people, you don't know how to get things done, you go off the deep end and we don't need you back in politics, so just stay out."

"I want to wish Kim Myers a happy big 30 on her birthday. From her Bucky."

"Someone should tell Wally McClure to take a lesson from some other local politicians from the past. He who opens his mouth much too often, winds up out of office."

"I want to find out when the Chippendales are going to be in town? Where they will be. Get back with me, my number is 301-745-5447. I would appreciate it."

"I am a student at South Hagerstown High School, to the person who said that the Power Team should not have come to public schools because they were sponsored by Assembly of God. I have one question, were you there when the Power Team spoke or demonstrated what they did? I don't think you were, because if you were you would know that they didn't mention God once. They talked about choices, safe sex, women should be getting respect, not to drink and drive or not to drink at all. They also told a story about their personal life. Personally, I got more out of them about right and wrong than any other adult telling me not to do this or do that. Maybe if we did have God in schools, we wouldn't have the problems that we do now. So to that person, there are a lot worse things to talk about than God."

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