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Mail Call for 5/27

May 27, 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 during the week. The Mail Call number is 301-791-7647.

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 live in Potomac Towers and I wanted to congratulate the maintenance and the office workers and everyone involved in running it. Everything was great. When I sat out on my balcony I saw how great the mulch around the trees looked and the grass cut and it really looked nice. We wanted to let the crew know that they are doing a great job. But one thing, please, paint the arrows. They would look a lot better. Thank you, Mail Call. Keep up the good work at Potomac Towers."

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"I will admit the Baldwin House Complex is big and ugly. Who wants a big and ugly campus? Let's put it down on Downsville Pike where it can be made to look like a college campus, big and beautiful."




"I wanted to wish my husband Richie a happy 26th birthday. I wanted to let him know that I love him and I hope that he has many, many more birthdays. Love, your wife, Tina."




"I am calling about the lady who got a letter in the mail from her child's school about them missing too many days because of the bomb threats. I do understand that it was because of all of these bomb threats. She also said that everybody needs to stand up and speak out. I wanted to let that person know that I have. My child goes to North High also. I called the Board of Education, the school and Mail Call and I haven't yet received an answer as to why. Up until this year my child had perfect attendance and she was off for three days because of the flu and I had a doctor's note. I also got one of those letters. But now they want to punish her because of these bomb threats."




"I am calling about the person saying about the police pulling you over because you don't have a seat belt on. In case they didn't know it, it is a primary offense in Maryland to not have your seat belt on. If they don't like the idea that you can receive a citation, then maybe they should buy a motorcycle so they don't have to wear one."




"Washington County has a wonderful opportunity to have a University of Maryland Campus off the interchange on Downsville Pike. I think that the mayor, ex-mayor, council and the commissioners should all get their hands out of the pie and let something good happen in this community for a change."




"I was in the graduating class of 1989 from Williamsport High School. This should be our 10- year class reunion and I have yet to hear any information as to when or if there is going to be a reunion. If anybody has any information, please call into Mail Call."




"I am a neighbor of the person who ran the fruit stand on Halfway Boulevard and she is now located on Frederick Street at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Frederick Street, right in front of the Potterfield Pool where that garage used to be. The owner's name is Sharon and her husband's name is Kent."




"The law is getting tough on seat belts now, which is all right. But when are they going to get tough on these people driving without lights in the rain and early in the morning? Why are they afraid to get out of their cruisers and get wet to give them a ticket? That's a law too you know."




"To ex-mayor Sager, if you want the old building downtown for the University of Maryland, you fix it and put in parking places free to all the students. A voter."




"Give the University of Maryland the ground that Allegheny Power offered. That would have great parking. Downtown doesn't."




"I think it's great that the police are checking for seat belts and I think everybody should wear their seat belts. It saves your life. If you are upset about this then you either got caught without it on or don't want to wear it."




"You people who are upset about the police checking for your seat belts, can't you see that they are doing this for your own good. It could be one of your family members who could be saved with a seat belt or your life."




"This is to the caller who thinks that placing a permanent marker at the place where someone was killed is the right thing to do. That is what graveyards are for. If the speeding drivers don't pay attention to red lights, what makes you think they are going to pay attention to these markers when they are too busy speeding."




"I would like to inform the individual female who was at the City Park on Tuesday. Handicapped parking is not meant for people who don't have a permit to park there. It is too bad that you couldn't have moved your car somewhere else to do your hair. Please stay out of the handicapped places or you will get ticketed."




"Could someone answer me why the TV cable converter box keeps approximate time instead of exact time? Can somebody answer that?"




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