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Mail Call

November 12, 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 have seen several articles about impeaching President Bush. Maybe Clinton had his affairs, but he didn't have our men and women killed, like our soldiers in Iraq. People should get up and raise against Bush because we aren't making any ground over there in Iraq."




"If President Bush is now saying that we will no longer support countries that don't support our kind of government, meaning democracy, who don't treat their citizens with equal care, like we do in our country, OK, then does that mean that the Bush family has to cut their ties with the Saudi Arabians?"

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"The Hagerstown Rescue Mission will take newspapers. If anyone would like to donate them, you will need to drop them off at 125 N. Prospect St. in Hagerstown."




"Regardless if slots come to Maryland, the ones that want to play will play regardless if they can afford to play or not. Go to Charles Town and see how many cars are from Maryland. Also, the difference between moving into a new house and fixing up an old one could be the price difference."

- Hagerstown




"I want to thank a very nice lady named Shirley who helped me get my groceries out of my shopping cart. She was out shopping just like me today at Wal-Mart. Thanks again for your help. I wish more people would be just like you. Thanks again, you really made my day."




"Does anyone know a good recipe for broccoli soup?"




"I would like to know what the tavern guy was thinking about when he said that every tavern almost has a supervisor in it to detect if a person has had too much to drink or not. I have been in numerous taverns and I have seen people keep getting served and weren't even able to stand up. They were falling off bar stools and not able to stand up. I don't' know where you are getting your information from, but you are wrong."




"For the American Civil Liberties Union. One thing you aren't stressing in your little crusade against freedom, your rights end where my nose begins."




"I am seeing on TV where the South Carolina School System had a drug shakedown and apparently it's causing a lot of protest. The principal of that school had some meetings with parents, but some of the parents after this shakedown happened thought it was wrong. After looking at some of those parents, I can tell why they thought it was wrong, just by the way they look and the way they act. Let's keep our schools safe and keep drugs out."




"The ladies in the Red Hat Society and the Sweet Potato Queens down south have something in common. It's wonderful."




"As a local taxpayer, I think I am missing something. The Board of Education voted 6-0 to spend $14,000 to Oxford Associates to manage the school system's flexible spending account services. I am not sure what all this means, but don't we have a finance director that makes approximately $80,000 a year out there? Why do we need to spend $14,000 more on something related to finances?"




"We need to set a limit on trick-or-treaters. The age for boys should be 12 and girls should be 21."




"I was at the Boonsboro/Smithsburg game the other night and the halftime show that was put on by the Boonsboro students was very entertaining and very appealing. It was a great show. Thanks, Boonsboro students."

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