Mail Call for 1/23

January 24, 2003

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:

"Would all believers please bow their heads in prayer and ask our heavenly Father to help Ricky with his heroin addiction and could He help Donna and Vicki with their evil battle with cancer. It would be much appreciated. The Bible says that He loves to hear us pray in great numbers. Amen and God bless you all."

"For the poor undereducated person who wanted to know why we have inspectors over in Iraq looking for hidden nuclear missiles and missiles of mass destruction and biological warfare and why aren't they looking in the United States. Well, the United States doesn't have a nut with his finger on the button, so to speak. If you had the choice of living between two neighbors, one neighbor was nuts and the other one was OK, would you worry about the one who was OK owning a shotgun or would you worry about the one who was nuts and owning a shotgun?"


"Thanks for letting me know when 'Candid Camera' was on, I really appreciated it."

"I saw in the paper, on Jan. 21, where you might have to pay a fee for the bulk trash to be picked up twice a year. As I remember, for years and years, that was always free of charge but now all of the sudden, with all the construction, all the sidewalks and all the bricklaying, now they want us to pay a fee for bulk cleanup. The thing is, a few years down the road, they are going to have to tear the bricks up and that money will be wasted. You can blame Mr. Bill Breichner for that."

"To the person who wanted to know who the weird guy is in the orange jump suit on the Garth Brooks Dr. Pepper commercial. I don't know why he is there either but he isn't a freak, he is a human being just like you and I."

"I am the one who called in about the tabs off of the soda cans. I want to thank the lady who called in about Doris at the AMVETS on Frederick Street. I called her and she was more than glad to take them from me. So I took them over to her because I had a whole bunch of them. But I didn't get an answer on where to purchase a phone book cover. Does anyone know? I am willing to buy one."

"I am calling to ask why Ron Bowers still has the state vehicle in his driveway? My husband worked for a company and if he would have been drunk driving the company vehicle, he would have immediately lost his job. I believe that the state has a double standard for some people."

"About the play that Williamsport is putting on, I think it's just acting. We need to stop criticizing these young kids for doing something that they like to do, just because of the language. First it was the books, now the plays. Come on, let the kids act. Let them have fun."

"I want to thank the people in the North Colonial area for their Christmas cards given to Daniel King and family from The Daily Mail route. Thanks very much."

"This is Eva again. Someone is asking in Mail Call for a number for someone who collects Christmas cards. I collect them. My name is Eva. My number is 301-733-2830 and thanks to everyone who has been nice enough to give me their cards and calendars already."

"To the person who is worried about the Republicans being very happy over electing Republican county commissioners. Please be advised, we are very happy."

"To the person who questions inspecting other countries and the United States not being inspected. I think you should sit down and read a paper or listen to the news, you would understand that. I can't believe that anyone in the Hagers-town area is so misinformed."

"I want to know why the newspaper didn't report Ron Bowers' exact blood alcohol level? They seem to report it for everyone else."

"I want to give a thumbs up to the city of Hagerstown for starting the recycling program. It's about time everyone does their part in helping with the environment."

"Does anyone out there have a recipe for making pecan, cashews, peanuts or almonds with some kind of a brown sugar on them? We got them at Hershey Park one time and they were good and they told us that we could make them. Does anyone have a recipe for it?"

"I have a Beanie Baby hedgehog. Call me at 240-420-6261."

"Has anyone bought the old-time store picture and the old-time school picture or the 'now I lay me down to sleep,' which was taken to the Salvation Army Store recently? My daughter passed away in December. They were hers and they were taken down there to be sold without my knowledge. I am looking to get them back for sentimental reasons. If you have them, call 301-766-9146."

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