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Mail Call for 11-26

November 27, 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:

"Stop the press. Austin Yost from Clear Spring Elementary made the honor roll. Keep up the good work. We're proud of you. Love, your family."

"I just want to say that I am very proud of our mayor. What he said against those people coming into town. We don't need that kind of nonsense here in Hagerstown."


"In response to pro-Bush callers, it is wonderful that Bush is spunky because that is what America needs right now, Spunk! And Clinton, you're right, nobody talked about his so-called wars because they weren't for all the wrong reasons. Read the paper, even though you think that we needed to go to war and that Iraq was partly responsible for the attacks of 9/11, well they weren't. There is no point in us being over there in Iraq and now we are stuck. So if you hope Bush will be remembered for doing well in contributing to a successful war and for his spunk, you are terribly misguided. He will always be remembered as the president that made the worst possible decision EVER!!"

"It just turns my stomach to see these big companies sell out their fellow Americans just to stuff their already bulging pockets. Being a patriot isn't just displaying your flag, to me, it is loving your country and your people. Without manufacturing, this country can't survive. I just hope someone wises up before it is too late. Write your congressmen and demand that they do something to protect to American jobs. These greedy corporations won't do it on their own. Buy American- made products, if you can find them. Let's protect our own people first."

"No, I am not a Dixie Chick, but I am embarassed to say that I am from Hagerstown and the mayor that we elected would allow his face on the front page of our newspaper and compare the Gay Miss America National Pageant to a Hobo Convention or a KKK rally. Evidentally, he doesn't have too much good for anyone. Mr. Breichner, what do you stereotype yourself as? I bet that comment wouldn't make the front page."

"I want to congratulate Haley Carter for receiving all As on her report card. I love you and I am proud to have you as a granddaughter. Love, Mee Maw Vicki."

"Thanks Mr. Breichner for standing up against the gay pageant that was too be held in Hagerstown because we don't need that kind of thing in Hagerstown. We have a nice little town and we don't need it."

"In the Hancock Town Museum there is a small cross made from the Wye Oak tree. It was presented to the senior class of Hancock High School by Gov. Theodore McKeldin in 1955."

"For Cheryl Shank of the Landlords Association, you are one extraordinary good egg. Thanks for all the help that you put in that was just out there for us because we needed it."

"How can you compare the pageant to a Klan meeting? I would much rather watch a man dress up in a Bob Mackie gown, rather than a white sheet from Martha Stewart."

"I think something should be done with those trailers that are right there as you go to turn onto Wesel Boulevard. They are the same advertisements, plus they are an eyesore. Add some flowers or something, maybe make it a park or something. If you want to advertise, do it somewhere else, where it won't be an eyesore."

"A year ago, no Americans died in Iraq. This past month, 70 Americans died in Iraq."

"Thanks to the Union Rescue Mission. I am someone who doesn't have much family around anymore and my friends, I can't get out to see. I appreciate that they have this dinner that welcomes everyone in the city. It's not just for people who are down and out on their luck, it is for people who have to spend the holidays alone because they don't have anyone around."

"We would like to congratulate Amanda Palmer of Springfield Middle School for making the honor roll. We are very proud of you and love you."

- Williamsport

"I want to congratulate our son, Sean Doub, on a job well done. He ran the JFK-50 miler for the first time and did a fantastic job. We are very proud of you. Love, mom and dad."

"I had my husband at the hospital on Friday, Nov. 21, for a cancer scan. He asked me to hold his necklace with a charm on that our daughter-in-law gave him. It had an angel on the front and strength on the back. It meant so much to him. I asked the people at the desk if anyone turned it in. If anyone finds it, call 301-733-2907 or leave it at the information desk at the hospital. He was so upset that I lost his necklace. He wore it everyday for the strength that our daughter-in- law gave him. Thanks, D.D."

"Thanks Herald Mail for the great coverage of the JFK race."

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