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Mail Call

November 04, 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:

"Driving down Md. 62 Thursday morning, I saw a school bus driver with a Halloween mask on. I asked the Transportation Department if this was really professional driving when you couldn't even see."




"On Tuesday evening, I was a patient in the Washington County Emergency Room. With my treatment, you wouldn't have known that they are underpaid and understaffed. It was just wonderful. They were there every minute that I needed them."

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"I read in Mail Call where someone was refurbishing a Moller pipe organ and someone was upset about that. They said that they should have bought a cheaper organ and given the rest of the money away. Who are you to try and tell someone how to spend their money? It's their organ and their money and if that is the way they want to spend it, let them. Good grief people. Get a life."




"Who invented the new theory that houses produce children and therefore should be further burdened with more taxes. Houses simply shelter children and only one out of three have school aged children. Children are produced by people not houses. If the two-century American tradition of the whole community being responsible for the education of our children is somehow no longer valid, then perhaps a conception tax would be more appropriate than raising the cost of a new home beyond the reach of an average American family."




"I want to state that the best thing for Hagerstown and Washington County could do is build a new hospital. We want the best, we like to have state of the art, in way of our health equipment. Just think about this, why is it better to move into a new house, rather than fix up an old house?"




"I want to comment on the caller who suggested that the mayor of Hagerstown should be more visible like the mayor of Frederick. I guess there is nothing going in Hagerstown that is of any interest.."




"I am interested in getting a 1972 North High Yearbook. If anyone has one or has one they are willing to sell, call me at 301-824-7569."




"We want to thank Halfway Firehall for the great Halloween Party that they had for the children. They loved it. Thanks."




"If any of you out there buy the tabloids at the supermarkets, you need to pick up the National Examiner, the Oct. 28 issue. It seems that Hagerstown has made the tabloids. The very last page under short takes."




"Way to go Hamilton Boulevard. Some really neat Halloween stuff out here this year. The world should stop and see it."




"I am calling about the route book that someone found for the bread company. I am interested in it, call 301-790-2497."

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