Mail Call for 5/21

May 21, 2001

Mail Call for 5/21

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 was wondering if there was anyone out there that would know of an address or phone number to help find a lost sibling. Call me at 240-420-8521. I would really appreciate your help."

"I want to take time to complain about the rights of the little boys and girls to play T-ball or baseball in Little League. I thought every child had the right to play ball. I thought this was free American right in the United States. I see it is not what you know, it is who you know, that counts. My great grandchild was turned down three years in a row, because the child is in the wrong district. But we are not in the wrong district when it comes to voting. Figure that one out. It is like everything else, money talks. If you have money, everybody wants you and if you don't, you are not eligible."


"I am calling about a school bus that has had a tail light out for over a year and a half. This is in the Williamsport area. I know they go through inspections. Why hasn't this been caught before now? I follow this bus every morning. I feel that these inspectors are not doing their job or are inspections only good for some people?"

"I am calling in reference to the taxpayers paying for moving the residents from the YMCA to another location. I don't think the taxpayers money should be spent for that. They are there by their choice, they can find some other place, just like everyone else. Let's hear it from the rest of the people."

"The word is out over the whole country, of how bad we treat our school superintendents, with no backing from the county commissioners and school board. It is going to be quite hard to recruit someone to come in here."

"Maybe if Mayor Bruchey would have spent more money on Community Rescue and not so much on the ice rink, maybe he would have been re-elected."

"To all you 6 a.m. horn honkers in Hagerstown: Be quiet! There are young children and adults who are trying to sleep. If you are coming to pick someone up, tell your rider to be outside waiting or you are not going to wait for them. Give us a little peace and quiet. Bad enough we are kept up until 1 or 2 a.m. with the drunks and drug dealers."

"I want to comment on David, who works at the Hagerstown Suns' concession stand. He is always friendly and caring. The other day, I left my wallet on the counter, he came and found me and gave it to me. Good luck, David."

"I am a city taxpayer, if I am reading your newspaper correctly, the city is going to be giving $42,000 to take care of the people who were living at the YMCA. Your paper also told us that our taxes were going to go up and our city employees would probably not be receiving a raise. There must be something wrong with this picture. People who live at the YMCA will get our tax dollars, but the people who go to work and work for the city will not receive a pay raise, could lose their medical benefits, or reduce medical benefits. We are going to pay higher taxes. Could someone take this picture and put it on the front page and then have other people tell me what is wrong with it?"

"God help us, another Democratic mayor. Just when things were getting better."


"I think everyone who is running their mouth about the Republicans and why the gas prices are going to be $2 this summer, better shut their mouth and realize that this all came to play before Bush was even elected president. Thanks Democrats, you all seem to think you have the money, why don't you pay my gas bill?"

"Did anyone hear or see on the Internet or on the news about a man who wanted to play 12 minutes of beautiful music to usher in the soul of Timothy McVeigh? Do they not realize that this man is not going to heaven?"

"National Little League, when the minor league starts to keep score, please put the game results in the paper. Give the players the recognition they deserve."

"If anyone has witnessed an accident on Monday, May 14 at 5:30 p.m. involving a GMC Truck and a brown Ford Windstar minivan at Leitersburg Pike and Long Meadow Shopping Center, just below Sears, please be a responsible person and call 301-824-2126 with any information regarding this. All calls will be confidential. Thanks very much, Mike."

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