Mail Call for 7/26

July 26, 2002

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:

"In regards to the lady living in the Hagerstown area speaking about the kidnapped girl killed in California. She said to get on the Internet and see how many of them are in Hagerstown. I was wondering what was the Web site address. I would like to know because I have kids, too."

"I want to thank the man that paid for my oil change on Monday. I am a low-income family and it really helped me out. It's nice to know that there are still nice people out there."


"I have the ideal place for the new hospital. It would be no demolition charge, no relocation charge, they could use the Municipal Golf Course. It would save the city of Hagerstown operating expenses and there are already plenty of other golf courses in the area."

"Jerry, I am so proud of you and all that you have accomplished. Keep following your dreams and they will keep coming true. You are an unbelievable person and I love you. Good luck at the World Series. Love always, Brittany."

"I am a resident on Cleveland- town Road, south of Boonsboro, and I would like to know when the County Roads Department is going to mow the weeds. They have not been here this year at all. Also down Netz Road there is a couple of mailboxes that are covered up with grass. It's a disgrace to the road and the homeowners. When are they going to do this? It's about time for it."

"I noticed that The Herald-Mail gave a thumbs up to the cards to be used by deaf drivers. I have a mild hearing loss, but it scares me to death to think that there are drivers out there that cannot hear an ambulance approaching or a warning horn by other drivers. What's next, blind drivers?"

"We lost a small orange kitty with a white chest, a neutered male, who is very friendly, answers to the name Tiger. We just moved next door to Potomac Heights Elementary School near Eastern Boulevard, near the YMCA last week. Please call 301-791-0142 or 301-992-6981. My name is Monica."

"If anyone has a copy or seen 'Door to Door' on July 14 on TNT, I would like to borrow it. Call me at 301-824-3772."

"I need some information on the Tri-State Christian Academy. I would like to enroll my two children."

"The Washington County Hospital Trauma Task Force will meet Thursday, July 25, to hear comments about the hospital's trauma program. The meeting will begin at 5:30 in room 121 at Pangborn Hall on East Antietam Street.

"I wanted to say thank you to a very nice lady at Food Lion on Wilson Boulevard. She helped me make a deposit at the ATM machine. She was very nice and quite helpful. I hope there are more nice people like you who are willing to help those who don't know how to use those machines."

"The question was, where was God when the 5-year-old child was raped and killed? The answer, God was there, He reached out His hand and took her soul when she passed from this world into the next. He said to her, 'come with me little one, you will suffer no more.' What would Heaven be without children? I know it's hard to part with them, but we have to remember, everyone is only here for a brief moment or only on loan from God. God isn't the one that killed that child or had anything to do with it. That was the devil, the evil way of mankind. But thank God, when she left here, she had some place to go. Heaven wouldn't be heaven without a child. I pray for her parents that they can find some kind of peace. I myself cannot imagine. I am not a Bible thumper. I could flip the switch on the man that murdered that child without hesitation. The only hesitation I could think of is that it would be too quick for him. Just the same, I know where God was, he is in the hearts and souls of everyone who believes in Him, but you have to believe."

- Sabillasville

"In response to the officer holding up the deaf sign in the vehicle the other day. I read Mail Call that there was a response to that. I too would like to know how these people can hear emergency vehicles, a train and another vehicle honking at them? If they are unable to hear these how is a deaf sign going to help them? Why do these people have a driver's license?"

- Hagerstown

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