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Mail Call for 10/18

October 19, 2000

Mail Call for 10/18



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:




"This is directed to the Alsatia Club, that does a great job putting on the Mummers' Parade. My family loves and supports this every year. Every year they advertise that they are going to sell the tickets and they will start at 9 a.m. This year they must have started selling at 8 a.m. The people that showed up at 9 a.m. were out of luck, because by 9 a.m. whole blocks of tickets were already sold. This is not the right way to do it and you better figure something out or I will not support you next year."

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"To the person who said about the teachers and parents calling the Board of Education. The Board of Education was fully aware of the cold temperatures in the 50s. The higher ups just chose to deny that it was that cold. I know several parents who called the Board of Ed and complained and were given the runaround. As for teachers complaining, I don't know if any of them called or not, but I doubt if it would have done any good either."




"Whoever mailed me a U.S. flag with no return address. It was not necessary. My flag became worn over the winter, but I always replace them. I already had a new one up when this one came. You mind your own flag and I will mind mine."

-Hagerstown




"Dustin, happy 15th birthday, my little big man. I love you always. Love, Mom."




"Regarding the comment made about too much homework in schools. The teachers have a hard enough time teaching without the parents interfering with the homework. They will come back years later saying that 'my child didn't learn because this teacher didn't do their job.' My opinion is, they have to be taught that secondary things come second, school work is an essential part of school so they can learn more throughout the year."




"Congratulations to the Clear Spring Cardinal Pee Wee Football team and coaches for their win in the very long overtime game on Sunday. You all played a very good game. You all have worked very hard and it shows. We have a very special Hooray for our grandson Bradley. Love, Nan and Pap."




"I don't think the pictures of the two girls skateboarding was irresponsible and it wasn't the wrong thing to do by putting it in the paper. It was shocking to see two girls on the street on a skateboard with no helmet. Every day I see kids riding bikes on the street with no helmets. It doesn't make sense. Just like with these new scooters, make the kids where helmets, it could save their lives. Its not that big of a deal to put that helmet on."




"Ron Bowers helped put this county $54 million in debt. Now he wants to tell these people how to build this Hagerstown education center. Hasn't he heard enough from the citizens of this county? I think it is time for him to clear out."




"Yes, you are able to vote in the presidential election if you did not vote in the primary. But you do need to be a registered voter to do that."




"I am disappointed that the newspaper did not mention the new C&O Canal museum that opened over the weekend. Very educational and a great place to visit."

-Williamsport

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