Mail Call for 10/10

October 10, 2000

Mail Call for 10/10

Mail Call rules

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.

Please follow these rules when calling Mail Call:

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HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> It's OK to criticize decisions by government officials, but don't get personal.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> We don't allow people to criticize a specific business.

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HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Do have fun with Mail Call. You can thank someone for doing a nice deed for you or honor someone for an accomplishment. You can even tell your neighbor how nice her flowers look.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Or, if you like, you can vent in Mail Call, but please, no profanity.

We're waiting for your calls.

"I see where the parents want answers in the school bus accident. Great, I hope they get answers. Us bus drivers, assistants and teachers, all of us, need answers from the Board of Education on various matters, but not as serious as this. Things need to be looked into. The Board needs to get on the ball and find out what is going on here and quit letting us on the tail end of the string."

"It is nice to see people support the city police. You don't know how quiet it is when the police are in our neighborhood."

"To the people who want walnuts. Just come to Netz Road, turn to the left off of Md. 67 down below Boonsboro. Plenty of walnuts, big walnuts on Netz Road and I have seven, eight or nine wheelbarrows of walnuts down along the creek that I picked and put there because I didn't know what to do with them."

"To Rod Shoop, you have overstepped your bounds. You are not an elected official. The County Commissioners have the last say on money spent for new projects."

"I am looking for some flags or irises, any color, that people are taking out for the winter. I would like to have some. I could come and pick them up. Call me at 301-733-4044."

"I think Washington County needs to adopt a dress code for the teachers and the students."


"Where is Tim Rowland? I miss him. Please let us know."

Editor's note - Tim Rowland is on vacation. His column will resume on Wednesday in The Daily Mail.

"If Al Gore doesn't make it as president, he might want to go into the used car business. He would make a wonderful salesman. He has all of the qualifications."

"I was reading about the bus accident in Smithsburg. What do these parents want, do they want blood? This lady was doing what she could. Did you ever hear these students, the way they scream and holler and when you are on a curve, even a car can make a mistake. It takes a lot of experience to drive that big bus. I commend these bus drivers, they really go the extra mile. These bus drivers need a lot of encouragement. I am not a bus driver, I work in a school and I realize what these drivers go through. So, come on, give them a break, will you?"

"You know what I find amazing, the government has convinced people that smoking is a sin. But what I find amazing is that there is a motion picture coming out called, 'Legend of the Drunken Master,' where the main character gets drunk in order to fight the bad guys. The only way he can fight the bad guys is if he gets drunk. You want to talk about sending the wrong message out to kids? A lot of people have their heads screwed on backwards in this world. Guns are bad, but drunken good guys are good. Amazing."

"I read where someone wants to charge $5 for permits for yard sales. Why don't they just charge $30 for a person to get in to a ball game and let the people who go to the ball games pay for the stadium? Why should I have to pay for a permit for a yard sale, I don't go to those dumb ball games?"

"I think it is sick and disgusting what is going on at City Park and whatever else is going on around town. The best thing is to publish these guys' names. A lot of them are in their 60s and soliciting very young undercover officers. They need to be taken out of society and sent away for treatment before they prey on younger children."

"Congratulations to the Clear Spring Pee Wee Cardinal Football team and their coaches for their win on Sunday. A great game. A very special congratulations to our grandson, Bradley. We love you, Nan and Pap."

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