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Mail Call for 5/11

May 11, 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:




"To the person who keeps coming to my property and letting my dog loose. Just to let you know, I know who you are and when you are caught on my property, you will be arrested. The area is being watched."




"Look out, Bill Breichner, at voting time. Things are being done to beautify the city of Hagerstown. Sidewalks and curbs are one big eyesore. I do think you should fight more to have sidewalks and curbs put down where there are none. To vote against repairing what is down, is pure stubbornness."

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"For the City Park and the City of Hagerstown. Someone needs to trim back or cut down the hedges along City Park Drive next to the parking lot at the Holland Way end of the park. Saturday night, prom night, I witnessed an unfortunate accident as a young man and his prom date attempted to exit the lot. They had met there earlier with friends for pictures. I feel very bad for the driver, he was very cautious and stopped several times to try and exit. He simply could not see because of the overgrown hedges. They totally blocked the view of the oncoming cars. I have seen more than half a dozen people have the same problem trying to get out of the lot. I was almost hit myself, that is why I am calling. I hope the young man's parents weren't too hard on him. If I could have talked with his parents myself, I certainly would have. I hope the young man and his date had a good time at the prom. I thought about them all evening. The accident was not that young man's fault. It was the city of Hagerstown and the park. Please remove the hedges. It is a real bad situation there. Go see for yourself."




"I am calling to say that I have a problem with Clear Spring Elementary. School officials are telling the children that they have to wear shorts to their knees and they aren't allowed to wear tank tops. As hot as it is, the school officials are sitting in an office with an air conditioner. I don't think this is being very fair to the children."




"You people who think that we should invest in the baseball stadium and the roundhouse, you must have the kind of money that we don't have."




"I wanted to urge people to stop by the Java Jungle on the Dual Highway. It is a welcome addition to Hagerstown and I would like to see them do well and stay in business. It is very good service and a good arrangement of cool drinks and coffees. I wish them luck."




"I would like to give a big thumbs up to Jennifer Silbert from Sharpsburg for her article, 'A tribute to Mother.' A job well done. I. too lost my mother. This Sunday, if you still have a mom, go see her, cherish her and thank God for her."




"I just wanted to say that if anyone is riding on a four-wheeler that they didn't have before, well, that's because they stole it out of my yard up here on Resh Road. I hope they enjoy it because they will pay for it later."




"I just read where one judge let off another judge's son that was already on probation for drugs and alcohol. Just extended his probation. I think that is a lovely deal. Now all we have to do is the same thing for everyone else who is on probation, just suspend the jail time and keep giving them probation. That's the way to crack down on crime."




"Why do we need another stadium. The one we have now is never filled to capacity. Don't the elected officials understand what the taxpayers are saying? Thanks, but no thanks. When they were voted in to listen to do what the people wanted to have done. On this issue, they won't even put it to a vote. What are they afraid of? What part of NO don't they understand? We do not need or want another stadium. What's the point?"

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