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Mail Call 3/1

March 02, 2004

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:




"Thanks to Margaret Fishack for your kindness. It will not be forgotten. Thanks for being so nice and kind. You are a very caring person."




"I saw in Wednesday's paper in the letters to the editor where someone wrote about Care Providers and that they deserve thanks. Us seniors would like to say that we have a wonderful care provider named Sherri Reed from the Health Department and yes, sometimes we do forget to say thanks. That was a lovely letter. Thanks to all the providers from the Health Department or any other agency. They do deserve thanks. Maybe one day people will learn to appreciate them more."

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"I found a half a gallon of mushrooms the other morning, on the mountain above Blairs Valley Lake."

- Boonsboro




"Thanks Herald-Mail for your great coverage on Bucky. I do hope Tim has recovered."




"Stop talking about Bucky already. I am so sick of hearing about him."




"I am going to see the 'Passion of the Christ' next week. I do hope they show the resurrection. By the way, in Isaiah: 53, it says in prophecy, 'Jesus was smitten by God.' God controls our breath, whether we be on a cross or just walking in the mall."




"Let me get this straight, people, we will allow our children to play these horrible video games with guns and so forth, all kinds of violence. But when a movie comes out about Jesus Christ and how he died to save the world from our sins and how he was a savior and Son of God, then the film is too gory and violent. You people don't have any brains."




"If Bush gets a constitutional amendment to prevent gay and lesbian marriage ceremonies, is it true that heterosexual couples living together, not married, will have to have a ceremony or separate to avoid an arrest?"




"I am a true-blue 'Days' fan and for those who watch it, do you know they moved up to the number two spot for the most ratings. Keep watching and let's make it number one."




"I really like and enjoy Leonard Pitts' column in the newspaper. I think his article about the girls, women and one Neanderthal coach should be posted in every gym in the country. It really says a lot."




"Sounds like the city fathers are getting desperate to revitalize downtown. Now they are going to pay people to move downtown. They say that it's not our tax dollars, but how did they get the $50,000 to start this project?"




"I just want to thank Eric Deike and his men in the Public Works Department of Hagers-town for trying so hard to keep up with the ugly weather we have had this winter. Also the trouble with the potholes. The manpower is not what it used to be and they have had their budget cuts. I think they have done a magnificent job of keeping up with the potholes. I know the streets aren't perfect, but the weather isn't, either."




"The legal system in this country is making me sick. This country was founded on Christianity and now it seems like we have 300,000 types of religion in this country and we have to be fair with everybody. We can't do certain things because we are afraid of offending someone else. The best thing I can tell someone coming into this country, if you don't like the Christianity and you don't like what this country stands for, then find another country. I am sick of the Bible being kicked out of everything because we are afraid of offending a small group of minorities. Who cares what everyone else thinks when we are the ones who had this country before they got here."




"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Remember that the next time you bash homosexuals and lesbians and try to enact the constitutional amendment that will bar us from laws that other Americans enjoy. We may not have much peace on this Earth, but we will in Heaven."




"I guess that as a modern society, we are supposed to feel exempt from the laws of nature. Since Bush is running the nation into the ground, I would be glad to have a gay married couple live next to me."




"I have decided that I am going to vote for Sen. John Edwards for the Democratic nomination for president. There is something about this man that really inspires me. Maybe it's because of his middle-class background. He knows what all of us on a daily basis have to go through. Mr. Edwards is someone who I think will attract Republicans, independents, and, of course, Democrats. Don't forget to vote on Tuesday."




"Last Friday, Feb. 18, after shopping at Wal-Mart, I couldn't remember where I parked my car in the parking lot. A very kind person named Betty Hixson helped me search for my car and she finally found it for me. I wanted to thank her again for going out of her way to help me find my car."




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