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Mail Call for 4/2

April 03, 2001

Mail Call for 4/2



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 wanted to know why the seagulls are so far inland this year. The reason for that is because every spring they eat limestone and it makes their egg shells hard and when they sit on them they don't break."




"I wanted my mom Debbie to know that she is the best mom in the whole world and I appreciate everything she has done for me. From her daughter, Stacey."

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"I am calling about the lady who lost the money at Food Lion. I am praying that she will get it back, because I know how it is when you are on Social Security. I am also calling about the people that are calling in about the cops and the dope. Why don't they just let them do their jobs? This is K.P."




"I have a serious question to ask, I thought Hagerstown passed a law where the radios and boomboxes were not allowed to be played at full blast after a certain hour? My wife and I try to go to bed at a decent hour and 1, 2 and 3 in the morning, they go riding up and down the street, radios blaring full blast. They have the windows wound up and you can still hear it full blast. I thought the law was supposed to be no loud radios? Please respond."




"Why do car manufacturers put turn signals on cars? Nine out of 10 drivers don't even use turn signals. You stand on a street corner, waiting to go across and you watch the cars, you think they are going to go straight and the next thing you know, zoom, they turn the corner. Can someone tell me what is going on with these so-called drivers?"




"I am calling about the Mail Call about the egg hunt at the Ag Center. I am very disappointed with the egg hunt. There were too many teenagers there who did not belong there. I think there should have been someone there watching to make sure that the teenagers didn't get in. I also want to comment on the new curfew law. I think it is great. Kids don't need to stay out all night. Midnight or 11 p.m. is late enough. Come on kids, live a little, live early and get home early, so you can get some rest. Come on, kids, give your parents a break."




"Life is a precious gift from God. I believe that we have no right to kill an unborn baby with abortion. Is there any wonder that our children are bringing guns to school? Because they think that the sanctity of life is nothing. Parents, wake up and smell the coffee. If you feel that life means so little, what do you think your children think?"




"I wanted to respond to the person in Lakeside Park. We also live in the park and are members of the neighborhood watch. Where are you? If you are so concerned, why aren't you a member? Just keep in mind, this is all volunteer. You are one of those people who like to talk a lot but don't want to get involved. If you are so concerned, come join the neighborhood watch and become a member of your community."




"When I got the Daily Mail paper on Wednesday, March 28, I thought it was a disgrace. Why did you ever put such a picture of a school child that doesn't even look like one of our children at all. I don't know who they would belong to. It is a disgrace to the 7, 8 and 9 year old kids. It is a disgrace to the younger generation. I don't know where he should be going, but not to a private or public school."




"In response to the article in the paper about the neighborhood watch in Lakeside Park. It is all about volunteer. If you are so concerned, why don't you get involved? We are not a paid security. We are concerned residents. The people in Lakeside need to get involved."




"In response to the person talking about the crimes being committed in Washington County. They don't want to do anything about crime in any of the counties in this country. There are a lot of jobs that you are talking about, jobs for the judges, the police, the guards, the lawyers, they are not interested in doing anything about these crimes."




"I am calling about that guy's helicopter ride to Allegany County because his generations-old house burnt down. I found out on the news today that it cost the state of Maryland $600 to fly him home to his house. I don't know who authorized something like that, but you take $600 into consideration, going from wherever he was when they picked him up and to go to Allegany County. I was injured two years ago, on the job, in the 100 block of E. Antietam Street. I was billed $490 by the Community Rescue Squad to take me to the Washington County Hospital's Emergency Room, which was a block and a half away. Can someone tell me if something is wrong with these mathematics? This is getting out of hand. Someone should lock the doors, or they are going to let all the dogs out."

-Hagerstown




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