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Mail Call

February 04, 2005

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. You must include your town or county of residence.

Here are some of the calls we have received lately:

"If people would turn their hate toward each other into love toward each other, this would be a better world."

- Greencastle, Pa.




"These hate letters being sent to citizens in our community are ugly, vile and should not be tolerated. But what would make it even more obscene or hideous is if they were being circulated to advance someone's political aspirations."

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- Hagerstown




"I just read in the paper that they are going to put seven portables at South High. If they would move the Alternative School, which houses middle school students, out of South High they wouldn't need those portable buildings for the kids that live in that district and want to go to that school, without having to be put in a portable building."

- Hagerstown




"To the parent from Hancock, this is a junior/senior prom, there shouldn't even be any drinking going on."

- Fort Loudon, Pa.




"I want to commend the Williamsport boys basketball team for a very good effort against a much more athletic North High team on Tuesday. I know that it wasn't a win, but it was a very good effort and keep playing just as hard and good things will happen through the rest of the season. Good luck, boys."

- Williamsport




"We would like to thank our snow angel Roger Netz for plowing the lane and driveway to our house. God will bless you in a special way for your concern for others."

- Boonsboro




"The paper needs someone else to pick the comics. The ones that Terry picks are the worst comics I have ever seen. Please bring back the old ones."

- Waynesboro, Pa.




"Dearest Margaret, my mother, how very blessed I am to have you as a loving Christian mother for 74 years. Your grandchildren, your great-grandchildren and your greatgreat-grandchildren are so happy to know you and love you. Thanks for your unconditional love for each one of us. Happy Valentine's Day. Your daughter, June."

Hagerstown




"I was a patient at Washington County Hospital and nurses Sheila, Tyler, Randy and Heather all did a fantastic job. They all went out of their way to help me. I wish there would be more people like that. And the nurses' assistants did a fantastic job, too."

- Hagerstown




"I would like to thank the lady who witnessed the accident on Garland Groh Boulevard on Dec. 16 and stayed there until the police arrived so she could tell the officer she saw what happened. You don't see many people like this anymore."

- Hagerstown




"I am retired from the state and when I got my statement, I was $18 short on this pay than what it was in December. I am glad to have the insurance, but they will give us a raise in June and then they will take it all back next January when they raise the insurance premiums again."




"I also want to respond to the cafeteria workers in Washington County. My child attends Northern Middle and I have had lunch with my child several times and each time the ladies were very nice. These ladies work hard. Hats off to the school lunch servers."

- Hagerstown




"I read with great interest the article about the airline service from Hagerstown to Philadelphia, which greatly interested me because I never knew they had that service. I am sure they meant Pittsburgh. It seems odd to me that an editor didn't catch that. We did not have or ever have a Hagerstown to Philadelphia flight. That was an AP story, but I thought that an editor would have caught that."

- Franklin County, Pa.




"We are wishing Rich Doggett a great birthday. It was on Jan. 30. So kind and nice, that's you Rich, so happy birthday. Have a great day."

- Williamsport




"This is for Buck Harsh of Williamsport. Feb. 7 is your birthday. we want to wish you a great day. Nice and kind people should have a happy birthday and every day. So happy birthday, Buck."

- Williamsport




"In reference to the Mail Call in Monday's paper where someone from Hancock was complaining about the prom being held in Hagerstown and was worried about the kids drinking and driving. My advice to you is if you think your kid is going to drink, transport them to Hagerstown and back yourself."

- Hancock




"In response to the article appearing in the Feb. 1 Mail Call about the trash haulers. First of all, they are sanitary engineers. They work in rain, sleet, snow and sunshine. If you are that worried about your lids, get one that has hinges."

- Washington County




"I read in Tuesday's paper that Dick Trump is running for mayor. I personally know him. I used to work for him with the Valley Revue Magazine. I can't think of a better candidate. He definitely has the city at heart and I think he would do very well."

- Hagerstown




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