Mail Call for 3/21

April 10, 2001

Mail Call for 3/21

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:

"I wanted to let people know that there is an event happening at North High's gymnasium, a donkey basketball show, Wednesday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. It is sponsored by the junior and sophomore classes. Advance tickets are $2 cheaper on each ticket price. They are also sold at the door. It should be a fun night for all."

"To the person who wanted to cook a hamburger in a short period of time. All you have to do is, use a George Foreman Grill and you can cook a hamburger in eight minutes."


"To the person who wanted to know how to repair burn holes in a carpet. I suggest that you take the matches away from your son before he burns your whole house down."

"About the Easter basket question, about anyone eating the marshmallow peeps. I love those peeps and so does everyone in my family. I don't think they are totally nasty. So, yes, everyone does eat those peeps."

"We need volunteers over at the VA Center. I am a volunteer over there myself and they could use some more volunteers."

"There are 32 states in this great free country of ours, that now have the 'right to carry' laws. This means that law-abiding citizens may carry concealed firearms for protection. In each of these states violent crime has dropped dramatically. So the person who said that they should not make firearms for their pockets, I say bull. It is not the law-abiding citizens that you have to worry about, it is the criminals."

"Thank you, city of Hagerstown, for the stop sign at the bottom of Prospect Street. It was long overdue. It was ridiculous that two lanes of traffic had to stop for one lane on Prospect Street."

"Just one question, how come day care run by the private sector can have one teacher for every eight kids? Our school system, run by our paid bureaucrats, can get away with having one teacher for every 28 kids? Totally unacceptable. Another double standard set by our friends in office. From an old man in Clear Spring."

"We were driving on Jefferson Boulevard on March 10 when we accidentally drove away from our house with our mail on top of our car. When we stopped at the first traffic light at Eastern Boulevard and Jefferson Street, someone knocked on our car window and handed us our mail. It was a very important package and we would like to thank you very much for your help. It is nice to know that there are still honest and helpful people in this twisted world. God bless you. We learned a valuable lesson that day, never to be in a hurry when leaving somewhere in your car. Always check your roof. You could regret your mistake if not for an honest angel watching over you."

"It was magic at the Maryland Theatre this weekend when the violinist and the orchestra set the place on fire. It was gorgeous. The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts has also mounted a beautiful exhibit of 20th Century Art from their own collection. Everyone should see it."

"I just wanted to compliment the State Roads Department for repairing a nasty pothole that we had out here on Virginia Avenue in the South End. I also wanted to compliment Cindy, Kim and Steve Davis, our assistant resident engineer. They did an outstanding job and if more people would call them, they would do an outstanding job helping everyone of us. I give them my best."

"I saw my first groundhog out and moving around on the city golf course around 2 p.m. on March 19. That sure is a good sign of spring."

"To all the Hagerstown City Light employees: You are all doing a fantastic job. Keep up the good work. You deserve a lot of credit. You go, guys, keep up the good work."


"I am reading Friday's paper and I noticed that they have the annual spring clean up dates for picking up at the homes. Do you think you can start putting that in the paper more than three days before they pick it up? I work night shift, I sleep during the day, I have no time to put that stuff on the sidewalk. As far as the Dumpsters, those things are horrible, you need to empty them more often. I don't know if it is the newspaper or the city officials, but you need to get that notice in the paper earlier."

"Don't blame President Bush for this recession. You can thank Clinton for this. Get your priorities straight."

"Why should they have to close down sunny Hagerstown schools just because Boonsboro got snow? It has nothing to do with not wanting to deal with my kids for an extra hour or two. I could deal with them all day. The fact is, when school is in, you should go. Schools in Hagerstown should not be delayed because Boonsboro got two inches."

"I have had quite a few people ask me when this Ryan's Restaurant is going to come into town. I have been telling them that it is going to be around May or June. But I have been riding by the Wal-Mart store and there is no ground breaking going on. I don't know what to tell people, they will think I am lying or something. Does anyone know when it is going to be built?"

"In response to the person blaming President Bush for the recession. Have you been on Mars for the past eight years?"

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