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April 02, 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:

"As a taxpayer and former veteran, I am not complaining about the wall at Marty Snook Park. The wall will be an asset to our county. The complaint comes with this Joint Veterans Council which refuses to have any fund- raisers. There are many of us that would like to support their fund-raisers. Please, Joint Veterans Council, have some fund-raisers."

"I want to tell the caller who called in about the West End and the stadium out there. We don't need a statue out here like the South End has out there at the recycling plant, not doing anything. As far as the wildlife, you need to get up out of bed at 4 a.m. and ride the highway and you will see all kinds of wildlife."


"It's a shame that the state of Maryland can observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but they don't think Good Friday is good enough to observe."

"I have been reading in the paper and seeing the commercials on TV about the YMCA needing members to bring members in. I have a problem with that. I'm upset because they are moving out on Eastern Boulevard to the outlying area of the city. Three or four of my buddies and me have been members for about 10 years or so now. We walk up there because we don't need the transportation to get there. I know our membership money has gone toward the addition they put on this building about 10 years ago. Now they are going to up and move to a bigger building. A lot of us members have supported them for years and years and now I feel like my worthiness to this club is void because we will have to walk two miles to get to this facility. I wish the YMCA would come to an agreement to keep the building here. If you want to expand, expand in your own district here, but please have some kind of sympathy for us people who can't make it out there, please."

"This is to all the people who do not like solicitation calls. I suggest you call Sen. Munson's office and have him go for this law that will protect people from a $5 fee from receiving any solicitation calls."

"This is to Steve Francis, the guard for the University of Maryland basketball team. You are no more ready for the NBA than I am. I hope you fall flat on your face in the pros, and by the way, I have been a Maryland fan all my life."

"I wanted to thank my family, the Roberts family, you all know who you are out there, for helping me in my time of need, since my fiance Kenny has been sick. I want to thank you for all the money you collected and for all your prayers, good thoughts and support. I would also like to thank all the church people and relatives who have prayed for us and your prayers have been answered. So thank you very, very much."

"To the caller from Greenberry Hills that was talking about the trash being thrown all over their yards. It's the same out here on Crystal Falls, beer cans, trash, papers, any old thing they don't want in their cars, goes out in our yards."

"This is in regards to the lady complaining about the woman, or whomever, who brought the cell phone to church. I didn't know you went to church to judge others and tell them how to live. I thought you went to church to learn how to live through God."

"Don't forget everyone, the Shepherdstown (W.Va.) Farmer's Market starts again this Saturday, the day before Easter. It will be open for every Sunday thereafter until November. Hope to see you behind the Men's Club in downtown Shepherdstown for the farmer's market."

"This is for the post office. Thanks a lot for changing the stamps and not putting a price on them. I sent a $250 money order and they never received it so I waited and waited, and finally after two weeks I got it back and they said I didn't have enough postage on it. Evidently, I had an older stamp, which didn't have a price on it either just like the new ones don't. I have been put through a lot of trouble and worry for nothing when they could easily put the price on the new ones. So people, don't get them mixed up like I did."

"This is to the person interested in the vine on my arch in my front yard. It is Hyacinth Bean. I have extra seed and will share. I want to thank everyone for the kind words about my garden. It is there for everyone to enjoy. My phone number is 301-739-4470."

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