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Mail call 7/25/05

July 26, 2005

Editor's note - Please be as brief as possible when calling Mail Call, The Daily Mail's reader call-in line. Calls should be limited to 30 seconds.

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:

"I just want to call in and inform somebody that Clinton was not impeached for lying. No president has ever been impeached and before you call into the newspaper to give somebody some information, why don't you check your facts first."

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- Hagerstown

(Editor's note: Former President Clinton was impeached, but he was not removed from office. Impeachment is the process Congress uses to remove a president, but the evidence against Clinton was not enough to put him out of office.)




"To the person who called in and said that president Clinton was impeached and supports Bush. This shows the quality of people who support president Bush and their intelligence."

- Hagerstown




"Buyers beware, today I found a leak in my pool liner. Calling for help, I find my old faithful supply and repair business is now under new ownership. My pool has lost five inches of water overnight and I was told that they may send someone to look at it in four weeks. To all potential buyers offered new pools or spas, buy where you can get service."

- Washington County




"I noticed several comments about people leaving their cars running when they do some quick business in the store. Can someone please explain to me why they do this while they are at church or Sunday school. My husband did this recently and I have to keep a close eye on him."

- Washington County




"I'd like to say a special thank you to my husband, Mike, and all the men and women who are out there working in the hot sun and in the heat. The job you are doing is very important but so is your health. So drink plenty of water and take as many breaks as needed. We appreciate it!"

- Hagerstown




"To the people who drive on Pennsylvania Avenue. It is U.S. 11. However, it is the city limits and the speed limit is 30 miles per hour. There are many homes and businesses along Pennsylvania Avenue and people getting in and out of these businesses. Remember you have two pedals, you have a brake and an accelerator, not just an accelerator. Be kind to your fellow drivers and use your brake occasionally. Be a courteous driver and not an aggressive driver."

- Hagerstown




"The person who called in about the neighbor who keeps trapping her cats and taking them to the SPCA. Maybe you should keep your cats in your own yard. You're not allowed to let them run. It's like a dog, you keep your dog in your own yard so why don't you keep your cats in your own yard?"

- Hancock




"I wish that Woodmoor was getting lights like Greenberry Hills development is."

- Halfway




"I'm calling about the lighting in Greenberry Hills. I do not want it and I live in Greenberry Hills and I will not pay the bill if they put it in. This is still America and I will not pay the bill. And No. 2, the way they have the lights up, it would not benefit me, anyhow. If I want a light in my front yard, I will put a light in my front yard. You will not tell me when I can and can't have a light."

- Halfway




"I am not a city taxpayer but anything the city government does affects me, too, because I buy in the city. I think it is time that this mayor and council start acting like adults. They should start acting like adults and work with the mayor and work together as a team. Take a look at the county government."

- Hagerstown




"For the person who put in Mail Call that we are over in Iraq because of 9/11. Iraq has nothing to with 9/11. We are over in Iraq for their oil. As for 9/11, we should be chasing bin Laden."

- Hagerstown




"I just wanted to call and congratulate Tim on winning the mail-stuffing contest in the marketing department at Washington County Hospital."

- Hagerstown




"I would like to congratulate my boss for not saying anything stupid in the last 24 hours."

- Keedysville




"To keep bananas fresher you have to either keep them on a banana tree or in a paper bag."

- Hagerstown




"I have a reply to the individual who is trapping cats. I would love to know how to trap cats. I cannot even sit on my patio without smelling the bathroom remains of five neighborhood cats. They won't potty in their own yard, but they come run over to my flower beds and it stinks in my yard. Please, neighbor, come and trap the cats in my yard."

- South County




"I am getting sick and tired of people bashing Bush. Bush is the best that has happened to us in a while."

- Washington County




"How can wealthy people donate a lot of money and still leave a 10 to 15 percent tip for good food and service. It happens a lot."

- Greencastle, Pa.




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