Mail Call for 3/27

March 27, 2001

Mail Call for 3/27

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:

"Those Democrats will forget the election and Al Gore when the Republicans remember that Bill Clinton is no longer president and move on to the areas that are more important, like the economy."


"I think the possibility of having surveillance cameras in nursing homes is a step in the right direction. But I also feel that some of the nursing homes out there need to better screen the applicants that they have applying for the jobs. There are people who work in nursing homes that do care about the patients and do their job. There are a percentage of people that work in these homes that do get too stressed out or are only there for the paychecks. It is obvious what is going on in these places that people need to be aware of. To the people who have relatives in these homes, go visit them more often. They need a friendly visit, even if it is only for a few minutes."


"Is there anyone out there that knows if there is such a thing as artificial skin? Can a patient who is having an operation have access to it from their doctor or have access to it in a hospital? I really need to know quickly."

"I want to know how many more children are going to die before sexual abuse toward children are taken seriously for the crime that it is? There are many of us who are adult survivors who live each and every day, unable to ever feel safe again. We look at our abuser walking around free and wonder when there will be justice for us."

"I would like to nominate the 1100 and 1200 block of Wayne Avenue as best neighborhood in town. We have lived here for over 19 years and we love it."

"My name is Lori Hall and I am the South End correspondent and I just wanted to answer a question that was in Mail Call on Friday. If you live in the southwest or southeast end of Hagerstown, give me a call. If you live in the northwest or northeast end of town, call Dr. Clopper."

"I am calling concerning the people still bellyaching about the election in Florida. What these people are forgetting is that they have the same voting booths and the same voting cards that they had eight years ago when Bill Clinton was elected. Sounds like sour grapes to me."

"From 1972 to 1974 we had an oil shortage in gas lines all over. The government said that if we pass legislation to get the Alaskan pipe line, we would never have to worry about this again. Money was spent for the pipeline and it was all completed. What happened? We are back in the same position we were in then and it is 30 years later."

"To the person who responded to a woman looking for a sitter for her 9-month-old. Tell you what, why don't you pay this persons' bills and what nots, so she could stay at home with her child? Be for real, would you."

"In response to the person who wanted to know if someone could recommend the best fertilizer for their garden. The best fertilizer to use is 10-10-10. That will take care of it for you."

"I think that the bundle haulers and the carriers should be commended for their help in the Focus, 2001. They are the ones that had to deal with three or four separate piles to deliver. They are the ones that had to go out and make sure that they got delivered to the proper places. So let's give these people the recognition they deserve for their help in the focus. You never hear about what they do for The Herald-Mail, it is always the people in the departments upstairs and in the mailroom that you hear about. So, let's give the haulers and carriers a round of applause, too."

"Congratulations to the Clear Spring Lions Club on another terrific Minstrel Show. It has been 50 great years. Keep up the great work. Thank you."

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