Mail Call for 3/7

March 07, 2001

Mail Call for 3/7

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:

"It is a good thing that Herman Bartlett is looking for a position as a school superintendent in the South. If he got a job north of Maryland and called off school every time there was a few snowflakes on the ground, like he does here, he would be laughed out of the state."

"Our local weather section is very good when they tell us us what the low and high temperatures were way back in history and what the snowfall was on this date. I would like to know when the last time they got a forecast right? I think they should keep track of that. Right now they are batting a zero."


"To the mayor and council of the city of Hagerstown. You need to revisit your vote on the zoning change of the Corner Pub. If you treat people as if they are second- class citizens and they don't matter, that is how they are going to behave. This community is 60 or more percent renters. We cannot afford to have 60 percent or more of our population feeling that they don't matter and that anything they do isn't going to have any great affect on their welfare, so they might as well go and do the worse thing. Please reconsider your vote."

"To the fan who wrote the negative letter about Dale Earnhardt in Saturday's sports section. You are not a racing fan, or you would not write such a nasty letter about any driver. If you are really a racing fan, you would know that the other drivers were not interested in retaliating against Dale Earnhardt. Actually some of his rivals on the track were his best friends off the track. They respected him, looked up to him and strive to be as good as him, but at the same time knew that they never could be. Your remarks about someone who died in such a horrible accident, were totally uncalled for and a true racing fan would not make such remarks even if they didn't like the driver."

"On Saturday afternoon, March 3, I found a watch in the County Market parking lot. If you think it is yours, call 301-790-2358 to describe it. I would also like to report angels living beside me. Their names are Lisa and Harold and Nickali, they are very precious angels."

"Thanks, Antietam Cable, for Fox News Channel 68."

"I am so tired of hearing about Character Counts!, Character Counts! in the Tri-State schools, character counts, what a bunch of hypocrites we are. It didn't make a bit of difference when Clinton was doing whatever he wanted. Character didn't count or he would have been impeached."

"I cannot believe that you printed such a negative letter about Dale Earnhardt in Saturday's sports section especially since you said that no other letters were going to be published on the subject. Dale Earnhardt is gone, the greatest thing about NASCAR is gone and he deserves better than that letter. You showed a complete lack of judgment and should be ashamed to publish a letter such as this. Where is respect for the dead? The writers didn't even have his facts straight. If he has to wonder why Dale Earnhardt fans are in shock, he would never understand anyway."

"That northeaster that we got, boy that was sure some snow. It wasn't very deep, but it sure was wide. The lines at the grocery store were pretty long, too."

"Yes, Dale Earnhardt was a NASCAR driver and won races. The only problem, he caused accidents by bumping other drivers. In the past, he did it for his own wins, but in the last race, he wanted to make sure his other cars won."

"When the local weathermen said that we were going to get the storm of the century, they were close. The storm on Jan. 20 was the biggest storm of this young century, Monday's was the second."

"I am calling to tell everyone that there are still a few tickets left for Saturday, March 10's Basket Bingo, sponsored by the Hagerstown Children's School. It is a wonderful bingo, full of great Longaberger basket stuffed with wonderful things. If you are interested, call 301-739-6886, tickets are limited to ensure good odds of winning the baskets."

"Please bring back the pro wrestling page. It is being missed dearly. There was a lot of informative information on that page and those of us who enjoy pro wrestling, miss the page."


"In response to the caller who said that they saw a robin on March 1, well I saw a robin on Feb. 1."

"On Monday, the North End reporter was doing much better, but he isn't quite there yet."

"I have been everywhere looking for a Goldberg wrestling T-shirt. I was at Wal-Mart, Kmart, Ames and all they have is The Rock and Stone Cold. If anyone knows where I can get one, call me at 301-745-5617."


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