Mail Call

September 11, 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:

"I was reading in Wednesday's paper, now they want to build 1,400 or more houses at Robinwood. Where are they going to get the water, because we always have a water shortage every summer? What are they going to do with the sewage, just dump it in the Antietam Creek every month and have some kind of excuse that they had some kind of breakdown? They better upgrade the sewage system now instead of waiting. They don't need these houses until they get the water and sewage capacity needed to furnish those houses and the hospital if it goes out there."


"I read in the paper where there were 1,000 soldiers killed in Iraq. This is terrible, but in the same length of time, there have been more Americans killed by drunken drivers in this country, but nobody ever says that we need to take the whiskey away."

"Dear great-grandmother, I missed the seafoam recipe you put in the paper. Could you please put it back in again and if you have a recipe for banana walnut cake, I would appreciate that, too. Thanks."

- Williamsport

"This is Thursday and this is in answer to the person who was interested in the Democratic headquarters. The Democratic Central Committee headquarters, the Kerry/Edwards office, is at 15 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, right of center square and the number there is 301-797-4385."

"I am calling for the people who are interested in the Republican Central Committee headquarters. I was told that it is going to be open Sept. 11 and is at 138 W. Washington St. You can get yard signs and bumper stickers at that location."

"I am calling about the traffic at Bester. I am like everyone else, if people would walk their children, it would save gas and solve a lot of congestion."

"To the person who said he was a longtime veteran and has always gone to the VA hospital and never had to pay a bill and now he is being billed. If it's not service related, the VA shouldn't pay for it. There are too many people that use the VA for unrelated service. This isn't right. I am a veteran and I never use the VA hospital."

"Here is a warning to all tenants who are renting on a month-to-month basis. Please check your rights. There is an apartment complex that is evicting tenants for no reason at all, without any wrongdoing. From what I found out, if you have been there and are paying a lower amount of rent, they are trying to get you out so they can get new tenants to pay a higher price."

"I am so sick of reading in Mail Call about how if we vote for John Kerry we are all going to be communists. Give me a break. Don't tell me how great it is that we haven't had an attack in the U.S. since 9/11. The reason we had a terrorist attack in the first place is because President Bush didn't pay attention to the memos that were hitting his desk. Bill Clinton was so busy with his messing around that he wasn't focused on terrorism, either. As for Kerry, he is a guy with a new start and maybe pay attention and we can have a safe country."

"We agree with the Charley Reese column this past Saturday where he writes about the terrible waste of life of our military men and women. President Bush is determined to finish what his father left unfinished and now we are all paying for it. He has stirred up a hornet's nest with a culture that we will never accept."

"Wake up, Americans. How can you say that the economy is not good? Just look around you at all the new homes being built on our farmlands. You say Bush took the jobs out of this country. Well, that happened long before Bush took office. You think that Clinton did so much? ... Talk to our people in the military, they need Bush, not the United Nations. Stop and think, if Kerry gets elected and something happens to him, Edwards may have a pretty face but has no knowledge of running our country."

"On Tuesday, Sept. 7, there was something on the noon news about the medicine Pazil and about a lawsuit. I didn't get to hear it all. I was wondering what it was all about?"

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