Mail Call

December 17, 2003|by

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 don't know why Ehrlich was so determined to save the jobs at Mack Trucks in Hagerstown when half the people that work there are from either West Virginia or Pennsylvania and don't pay any taxes in Maryland."

"I was wondering if the Hagerstown police are going to do another sting with the out-of-state tags? North and South Locust streets and North and South Mulberry streets all have out-of-state tags. These cars have been on these streets for the past 30 days. The law says that when you move to another state after 30 days, you are to have your tags changed. I think Hagerstown needs to do another sting on this because it's getting really lousy."


"I am calling about the person who said that we need to take care of the poor in our own country. If you read the Bible, it says that there will always be poor among us. We need to teach them how to take care of themselves, more than helping them. So, it goes both ways."

"Hi there R.J. and Aaron Robey. So, you both are waiting and counting the days until your holiday break. Well, my dear cousins, it won't be too long now. As good as you both do, remember to read some books while you are vacation. I know how your mom, dad and grandparents like to read Mail Call. Love you both, keep up the good work. Thanks, Mail Call."

- Williamsport

"To the Washington County School Board: If there is so much flu going around, why don't they make the children stay home that are sick or close the schools before the rest of the children get it? It's the holiday, let them home. Too many children are dying."

"I was wondering if anyone had a good used typewriter that they would like to donate. If you do, leave your number in Mail Call and I will get back with you."

"I am a senior citizen that needed to have my smoke detectors checked for working order, and a very nice man from the Halfway Fire Company came the other day and checked all four of my smoke detectors and replaced one of them and also supplied the battery for the one. I thank the Lord for nice people. His name was Nick Datillio. He is a volunteer fireman."

"I was reading Friday's paper and I seen where Nike signed another athlete to a $40 million contract. You think they could pay their local employees at the Nike outlet a little more money, wouldn't you think?"

"I think that with this flu going around, I think the stores need to be careful when they have their samples tray out."

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