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Mail call 4/3

April 03, 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:

"This is to the police officers who stopped my neighbor on Jonathan Street for a drug bust. Only because he had long hair and a pickup truck with a cap on it. Come on, officers, you can do better than that. The only thing they got him for, was not wearing his seat belt. Because there wasn't any drugs. You better put lights and cameras up on every street in Hagers-town, not just Jonathan Street, because it's going to be just like Baltimore. Get the big boys out and leave the little guys alone."

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"Here's to all my guardian angels: My husband Joe, my children, my mother Evelyn, my sisters, brothers, Dottie, Jane, Debbie, Rev. Bill Peters and Delores, Willis and Betty, Pastor Bobby and Rita, Mary and Elton and Rev. Timmons. God bless you all for you have blessed one crazy woman who used to be! Thanks for your prayers. Oh, and Ronnie who helped me when I had an insulin attack! Thanks! Brother-in-law, you're the best. So don't ask for one angel, God is so great he'll give you many! I promise! They've made me an amazing grace!"




"I have my flag out to support the troops, but should I put yellow ribbon out too, or is that just for the families that have the men and women in the service? I was just wondering if I could put the yellow ribbon up also? I don't have a family member in the service, but I would like to put it out, but I was told that was just for the families that men or women in the service. What should I do?"




"Saddam had nothing to do with Sept. 11, there were no Iraqis on the airplane. If you don't believe me, check the newspapers. It's true. Donald Rumsfeld said it, Dick Cheney said it and the CIA said it. Furthermore, the song, 'Have You Forgotten' is absolutely horrible. Who would forget."




"I am looking for some attractions in Baltimore County. My daughter is doing a report for school and we can't find anything. Please help."




"Am I wrong, or was there a time in this country when young people were allowed to make up their own mind without a college professor telling him his opinion instead of the old style of reading, writing and arithmetic?"




"I want to thank the person for putting the Mail Call in about the older people. Nobody comes to see them. I know the feeling. I am in my 70s, I have no children, but plenty of relatives. Don't wait, go see them while you can."




"I would like to thank the man who found my credit card at McDonald's on Monday, the one close to Bob Evans. Thanks again."




"Does anyone know what is good for poison? I have tried everything and nothing so far has really worked."




"Do any of the movie theatres in the Hagerstown area have hearing devices for the hearing impaired?"




"I think it is time for America to show patriotism, hang the flags and put out yellow bows to let the troops know that we are in support of them. Also, let's say prayers for their safe return home and God will be with them and their families while they are away."




"I don't think the protester have any idea what this war is all about. Maybe they should be drafted and sent to war then maybe they would have other things to do and not have so much time on their hands."




"If Amy Myers thinks that the words in the play are bad, then she should sit out some time when the kids get off school. Her ears would really burn and she would then think she was in church when she went to see the play."

- Hagerstown




"I hope the Herald Mail doesn't start selling their paper by the pound, because that is really ridiculous."




"I do pray for our troops, but I don't like George Bush. Everyone has a right to their opinions."




"Can anyone do anything about the rent in Hagerstown? They are outrageous. What is a person to do to be able to afford to live in a nice apartment or home when they cost so much money. Everything is always about money."

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