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Mail Call for 5/25

May 26, 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:




"This is for the person in charge of the flags at the Williamsport Moose Club. The Maryland state flag and the American flag are in terrible condition. Shame, shame, shame. They do look terrible."




"To parents with children who are still in high school. Take them out in the country and let them listen to the cicadas. I live west of Clear Spring and it's amazing to watch them come out of the ground and stick to the trees and listen to the beautiful sounds they make. Just remember they won't be back for 17 more years."

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"President Bush is going to have to do something with food and gas prices. I believe that he is only for the rich, because they are the only ones that are going to be able to afford to drive to the polls."




"To Betty and Buck Harsh of Williamsport: If there were more people in this world like you two, what a wonderful world it would be. So caring, giving and nice. We are thankful for both of you. Love ya and God bless you both."




"Everyone thinks it's bad now. God help us if Bush gets re-elected."




"I go to a a Chinese buffet and I was just wondering why when you go into a Chinese restaurant and you go up to the buffet and you have inconsiderate people who will stand there and pick out stuff, for example, it will say shrimp chow mein, but they will stand there and pick out all the shrimp. Have some consideration for the people standing behind you."




"Let us all remember the USS Liberty and what occurred then. It has a great deal to do with the International situation now."




"I want to say something about the smoking in front of children. Kids these days don't live a sheltered life any more, they are going to see someone smoke, curse and that is just the way life is. If you don't like it, then teach your child not to act like that or not to smoke."




"I read the letter to the editor about the hospital and how Allegheny Power was a preferred site until the doctors got involved. Now that Allegheny Energy's building is for sale, that building would serve well for the office staff, then the hospital could be added, then the parking and so on. So get the hospital out there where it can be. Dual Highway can't afford any more traffic, I live out there, it's horrible and can't handle any more."




"I agree about the terrible parking lot at the hospital now, he is totally right, that is not improvement, I think it's worse. You can't back up anywhere. It was very stupid."




"I am the lady who put a Mail Call in the paper last week about wanting my front steps repaired. You would be surprised how many nice answers I got. My steps are fixed now and I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart."

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