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Mail Call for 3/20

March 21, 2003

Editor's note - The Daily Mail has been asking readers to call in their views about the U.S.-led war with Iraq.

Several responses appear in today's Daily Mail on page A6. More war responses will appear over the next few days.

The Daily Mail also encourages readers to call the Mail Call line about other issues as well.

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 have about a 30 or 40 foot TV tower with the motor and the antenna. It is free for anyone who wants to take it down. Leave your number and I will call you."


"Nice weather is here and the car show season is starting to open up. There are some really good car shows in Carlisle, Pa., for Fords, Chevys and Mopars. My question is this, why isn't there any local coverage on these huge shows that are national events? A lot of people go up there, some of them actually win some awards. But there is never any coverage."

"I was at Bob Evans on Sunday for dinner. My ankle turned and I fell down. Two people and my son, helped me up and I didn't get to thank them in person. Thank you very much and God bless you. This is CP."

"What is happening to Boonsboro? It took me seven minutes to pull out of the AC&T gas station the other day around 4 p.m. Traffic is unbelievable, the homes keep going up and up. Next we will probably be getting high rise apartment buildings or office buildings, if it would be up to the town officials. When I first moved here, it used to be a little country town, but now it is a big city."

"A digging iron fell off my truck March 18 on Porterstown Road or the beginning of Redhill Road. I would appreciate it if someone would return it. Call 301-432-4297."

"There is a new country song out by a country music artist called, 'Have You Forgotten.' It talks about that horrible Sept. 11 and how we felt that day as we saw the towers fall and the living heck those innocent people went through. The patriotism that was shown afterwards, still brings tears to my eyes and a lump in my throat as I recall those months. Whether we agree with our president and the war that is about to occur, Bush and our troops need our love, prayers and support more than ever. Remember, we are supposed to be a nation united. Let's show that patriotism again."

"To the Einstein who wanted to know why it was good for the United States to have long range missiles and not other countries. The United States is not the one who threatens other countries or attacks on other countries without provocation. So apparently what is good for the goose is good for the gander also."

"To the people calling in about Huyetts Crossroads, they are putting turning lanes in there and adding more lanes. You also said about traffic being backed up to Md. 141, it's not Md. 141, it is Md. 144."

"To the person who needs help with vet bills for their little dog. There was a message in Monday's Mail Call, asking them to leave their number and how much they would need because they would like to help. My husband and I would also like to help if we can, so please leave your number in Mail Call."

"I think we need another traffic light signal at the square in Boonsboro. You can't make a right and you can't make a left without taking your life into your hands. Something needs to be done about this."

"Tom Daschle's comments regarding the president were shameful and he should be tried for treason."

"That was gross, such graphic play by play description of a pregnant teacher's final hours before delivery, was totally out of place in a family newspaper. Just like any pregnant teacher is out of place in a classroom. The Board of Education should require a teacher to give two months notice as soon as she is aware she is pregnant."

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