Mail Call

March 31, 1999

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 weekdays at 301-791-6236.

Readers are welcome to leave their recorded message on any topic they choose, but some calls are screened out.

Here are some of the calls we have received lately:

"We are selling Easter flowers on Thursday through Sunday, April 1-4, starting a 9 a.m. We are at two locations: Medicine Shoppe lot on Cannon Avenue and Cearfoss Pike in front of the Antique Shop."

"I need help. I am in need of witnesses of an accident that happened on Virginia Avenue right outside of AC&T. It happened, Thursday, March 25, at 2:30 p.m., and involved a tractor- trailer and a silver car. It was the first time I was ever involved in an accident and I was too upset to get witnesses. If you can help me, please call 301-223-6871. Thank you and I really appreciate it."


"I thought when people went to church they were supposed to learn about the Bible and Jesus Christ. I didn't know that you went to church to talk on the cell phone. Sunday I went past a church and I saw a woman coming through the church doors talking on the cell phone. I think the cell phones should be left at home when you go to learn about God."

"This emissions test has nothing to do with clean air. It is all about money, tax money that is controlled by the Democrats in this state. I doubt if it will ever be defeated because 80 percent of registered Democrats are uneducated."

"Egg Beaters has been purchased by Beatrice. Somewhere along the line the instructions for defrosting the packages have been lost in the printing on the packages. When you call the number on the package it turns out to be incorrect. It is something called ITI. When you finally get a hold of them they will give you the number for Nabisco. Then they will give you the number for Beatrice, which now owns Egg Beaters. I thought I would call in and tell everybody that the number for defrosting Egg Beaters is 1-800-988-7808."

"I agree with the caller in Thursday's Mail Call who said to build the stadium behind Interstate Truck Equipment where the mall was supposed to be built years ago. The land is still for sale. The residents of the Rhode Island Avenue area should circulate a petition, get everyone they can to sign and submit it to Mayor Bruchey and Paul Swartz. That sounds like a terrific idea to me."

"To all the county workers trimming the trees on Bottom Road. As a truck driver I want to say thank you, thank you, thank you. Keep up the good work."

"My wife and I went to see 'The Secret Garden' at the Washington County Playhouse on Saturday night. We didn't know there were so many beautiful voices in the community. If you want to hear singing the way the good Lord intended, you need to go see this show. We are long standing members of this community and as such we highly recommend you go see this show."

"I want to wish my daughter a happy 2nd birthday. Her birthday is March 31 and she will be 2. Her name is Briana Moats. Love, Daddy."

"This is for Mr. Kevin Hoover and Mr. James Patton on Mt. Aetna Road for being such good neighbors and taking away the snow from the driveways when it was needed. We thank you so much, you guys, for being good neighbors and bless you."

"I was reading in the paper about someone complaining again about the school buses. Probably one third of the buses are privately owned. Stop your complaining. There are a lot of other things to complain about."

"I am going to state that I am not a smoker but I am also kind of fed up with Gov. Glendening's ax to grind with the tobacco industry. Someone mentioned about the smokers going to West Virginia and Pennsylvania. I agree 100 percent. I hope that the people who voted Glendening in for another term, remember this, because it is their fault. It's time we run him and some of his other buddies right out of office. That's the only way you can work is to get him out of there and the people that don't support Washington County."

"This is to Clarence Scheer. I read your article on Monday about the water and sewer meeting. I laughed for hours, who do you think you're fooling? We protested putting in the sewer because we could not afford the expense of the sewer to begin with. Now you expect people to waste their money, time and gas to come to this meeting. We are beat before the meeting ever happened. Talk to the hands because the ears are not listening."

"Granny Boots and Pappy Hank, you are loved very much. Happy Easter."

"I have seen a lot of responses about county employees being harassed about getting a raise. They don't deserve it, half the time when you go by them, they are working on the street, it takes three or four of them to put down one little cone. They stand around and watch the cars go by, and talk, God knows they don't deserve any more money for doing nothing. They get enough now as it is."

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