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Mail Call for 4/19

April 19, 2000

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:




"Janet Reno should send the D.C. police to Miami, Fla., to get that man's son back for him. It is disgusting that protesters in D.C. can be pepper sprayed and tear gased at the same time protesters in Florida can keep a child from his father."




"Quite a while back there was a song called 'Remember Me.' Can anyone tell me who sang that song?"




"To the parents of Western Heights Middle School students. When you send your little kiddies to school with their Pop Tarts, milk cartons and sodas, how about teaching them to properly dispose of them, rather than toss them in everyone's lawns. Teach them some respect."

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"To the engineering department of Hagerstown. Nice job on that bottleneck you created at the intersection of Dual Highway and Eastern Boulevard. What is the work you have done for the past six months, traffic backed up to the Ames Shopping Center on many nights. Way to go."




"I wanted to say that I saw the Chamber of Commerce on the front page again. I could really care less about the grades, mine are certainly nothing to be ashamed of. I am tired of the Chamber of Commerce trying to run this county. We are going to get a stadium that we don't want, that will lose money. We will probably get a museum that will lose money. What ever happened to business people? I am a conservative myself and I would like to see people in business make money, not lose money. Also, if they know anything about classic economics, they would know that it is not the government's job to subsidize business. I think it is very unfair to the taxpayers. We are going to pay for this, the businesses aren't."




"I would like to know why the local TV sports channel does not give the results of the Hagerstown, Winchester, Bedford and Williams Grove speedways on their sportscast?"




"I would like to thank the Washington County delegation to Annapolis, especially Senator Don Munson, for standing up to the Beltway Bully, Gov. Paris Glendening."




"I would like to see the state of Maryland pass a law that the pharmaceutical companies cannot sell their drugs in this state for more than what they can sell them for in Canada or any other country."




"I wanted to talk about two nice ladies who run the Chinese Restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue. They have excellent food, the atmosphere is beautiful. I wanted to thank them for being so kind and for giving back to the community. They have wonderful chicken and broccoli."




"I wanted to thank Tim Rowland for giving credit to our beagle man on Eastern Boulevard. The man deserves credit for standing out there giving everyone a wave and making happy days for everybody."




"Happy birthday to Tim Gay. He was 40 years old on April 18, From his mother Doris and Grandmother Willie."




"I am tired of hearing about that little kid from Cuba. Let's put him on the next boat back to Cuba. Send him back where he belongs and stop devoting all our resources and attention in that situation. The Cuban-American community in Florida, half of those people are probably here illegally. We should not be letting them tell us what to do. We can run our country our own way, not the way they say."




"They finally got Franklin and Washington street graded. Now when are they going to blacktop it? I think it is about time that they get on the ball. They said that they would have the streets graded in two days and it took them three days. How long is this going to take? I think it already took long enough. It is time to turn this back into Hagerstown and stop making it look like one huge construction company."

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