Mail Call for 10/14

October 15, 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:

"I am responding to the comment made by some person who said that it was a high-powered hunting rifle that was killing everyone. It's not a high-powered deer rifle that is killing anyone, it is the nut who is killing everyone."

"For anyone interested in the neighborhood watch in the Maugansville area. There will be a meeting, Monday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Maugansville Elementary School cafeteria."


"On the talk about the town of Williamsport. I have been going into Williamsport since the early '70s two or three times a day. I think they have an awful traffic light system, none of them are synchronized. But then when it comes to snow removal, I give them an A+. They do a wonderful job of removing snow."

"I know how to get some money for the Trauma Center. They made a lot of money down at the Civil War re-enactment in Sharpsburg. They could give that money to the trauma center."

"In regards to Paul Swartz's comment in the paper about charging the inmates $10 a day. The idea sounds good, but it's funny how politicians bring up things like this at election time. They say things that they think people want to hear."

"Just a thought, if Paul Swartz gets lucky enough to get that money from the inmates, maybe he could put that $10 toward the ball stadium that he wants to build and nobody wants."

"I think we should go into Iraq and get Saddam. I don't have a problem with that, but there is one thing I would like to know. When Bush sends all of our sons and daughters off to war, where will he be hiding?"

"How come the re-enactors want money from Hagerstown? The re-enactment was in the county. Why don't they go to the county?"

"Last week, I found a yellow-green reflective vest like traffic workers use. I found it on Baltimore Street early in the morning. If this is yours, please call Arn at 301-733-5131, ext. 7688."

"With the birds testing positive for West Nile, I cannot believe people would throw seed and other food in yards to attract the crows and birds near our homes. Wake up people, this is dangerous."

"I just read the Daily Mail on Oct. 10. I think it's terrific. Paul Swartz's 'let's charge the people that are locked up in detention.' Charge them that $10. Why should we pay? Good for you, Swartz. Charge them."

"I am calling about the sniper attacks now. I don't think there should be trick or treat this year. Not because people are afraid, but too many parents let their kids go out alone. I know, I have seen them out by themselves. I think it should be canceled everywhere."

"I am calling in about Robinwood. They should have someone fix the doors out there for people in wheelchairs. Senior citizens have a terrible time going in there to get our medicine."

"I just wanted to know if anyone knew what channel Al Roker's wife would be on. I know her name is Debra and I know she is on the news. I don't know if she is off because she had her baby or not."

"When you go to work at some of these fast food restaurants, they make you wear a uniform but I don't think they should be allowed to tell you how to wear it. Some of them make you tuck your shirt into your pants but some people aren't built for that. I am one of them. It looks terrible."

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