Mail Call for 4/1

April 02, 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:

"I find it disturbing the way the networks are covering the war. They are putting it on as if it is a show with their fancy titles. It is appalling that the government doesn't want us to see POW's or wounded soldiers. They aren't even letting us see the flag-covered caskets being returned to Dover, Del. base. It's disrespectful. All the government wants us to see is their big bunker busting bombs, which also kill people."

"This is to Michael at CVS Pharmacy at North Pointe Village. He is the nicest guy I have ever met. He has helped me with medical questions. When I couldn't get a hold of my doctor. I ran to him, and he always had a smiling face. He is so handsome. I told him I see, 'I'm a nice guy' written on his forehead. He laughed. So if you need a medical question asked, go see him. He will have it for you. When the doctors not in, he is! Thanks, Mike!"


"This is the lady who's angry with 'Blown up!' If it weren't for George Bush, Saddam would be over here in your backyard. You better pray for George Bush and his troops or we won't get a chance to pray. If they get over here, you will be blown up. So George Bush, go get 'em and we will stand beside you with prayers."

"Is there someone to call about cleaning up old oil puddles from old junky cars that are parked on our street? This is an awful mess, especially when they park in front of your car and then you drag it into your house."

"To the anti-war demonstrators, we get it! You don't want the war, but guess what, it's not going to stop now until it's over. I seriously doubt if a few hundred people lying in the street are going to get anyone to even think about joining their crusade. The only thing we are thinking is that you are not thinking well. The only thing that you are accomplishing is wasting our police officers' time and money."

"I read in the paper where the older of the two sniper suspects who terrorized the Washington area a few months ago wants to hire some mental experts to evaluate them for their trial that is coming up soon. The question I have is, what are they going to hire them with our tax money?"

"I appreciate Bush's faith and scripture is needed in this day and age. I am glad when he uses the word of God. However, being human, he can make mistakes too and make wrong decisions. That is why Charley Reese's column is something to think about. Is the war going to be longer than anticipated, are the people really going to feel liberated? And what about profits, for the United States later on? This is something to think about because there is another side to the story."

"I live in the North End near the convenience store on Potomac Avenue. Has anyone seen the trash lately that the walkers who visit the store drop as they are eating their item that they purchased from there? I suggest that our City Council or mayor would do something about putting trash cans around. I noticed that one of the residents on Potomac Avenue has put a trash can in the alley and in front of her house, for people to put trash in. We need to do something. This is awful for visitors to Hagerstown to see."

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