Mail Call for 6/17

June 17, 1999

"I am responding to the individual who is interested in York Fair tickets for Alan Jackson. They can call 1-717-848-2033, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. They can give you all the information you need to get tickets for Alan Jackson."

"I am calling about the person who called in about the dogs with no shelter in the scorching hot sun. Why not report those people? I haven't seen any yet or I would. It is not fair to the animal and I would suggest that you report. Do not delay, do it now."

"I would like to know what is wrong with these people who are reporting these animals tied in the sun and so forth that they don't call the SPCA? They are not very good humanitarians themselves if they don't try to do something to help these poor, helpless animals."

"I live on Edgemont Road and I am missing a cat. She is a tortoiseshell, a full grown female, black, gray and brown. If anyone has seen her, please call 301-824-7152. She goes by the name of Ginger."


"We are wondering if anyone has a handicapped vehicle that they take people to the doctor and so forth. If they do, will they please call 301-733-8891."

"Everyone says that something has to be done to improve the conditions of the downtown area. Someone has to step up to the plate and start an example, start the flow going. What better way to do that then for the city, county and other government agencies along with the private sector to establish a desirable function in the downtown area which will serve to bring in the desirable people into downtown. The undesirable people that are there are there because nobody else wants to do anything about it."

"To the person who keeps calling in about the animals tied up in the back yard. I was almost concerned until I heard that they were animals. These people should be more concerned about their fellow human beings and less concerned about animals."

"Congratulations are in order for the grand opening of the Hagerstown Trust on Dual Highway. It is a very beautiful building."

"I was reading about all the concerns in the paper about the campus going in downtown. I would love to further my education at the University of Maryland, but not downtown, not with the drunks and the shootings going on. I would never go to college downtown. It should go on Downsville Pike where it belongs."

"This is an answer to the person who thinks it is OK for people to flash headlights at each other to warn you of police officers with radar. It is not OK. I believe that it is illegal, but anyway, you are encouraging these people to keep speeding. It is only going to slow them down at the time. They are going to keep on speeding. A fine is the answer. That will make them slow down. You are saying that you want them to keep on speeding so they can maybe hit one of your kids or your wife and hurt them. That's the way I look at it and I am sure that you are going to debate this but flashing headlights is not the answer."

"This is to Brianna, I wanted to tell you that you did a great job Saturday night with the Show Kids. The show was great, I love you, Mimi."

"What should be the number one priority in selecting the site for the University of Maryland? It should be the safety of the students. You surely wouldn't have this downtown. You couldn't pay me to walk to the parking deck or parking lot in the day, let alone at 9 or 10 p.m. Just read the paper about the muggings, prostitutes, shootings, stealing pocketbooks and drug dealing. I'm sure you get the picture. Fight this, Mr. Swartz, you are 100 percent correct, no child of mine would be downtown at a university."

"I would like to know how anyone is supposed to attend the shows at the Fairplay Carnival if they don't have the times that they are?"

"Now that we have beautiful brickwork all around the corners of Dual Highway and Cleveland Avenue what are they planning on putting in the areas where the weeds are growing? Why did they remove the black-eyed susans?"

"How long is the local TV station going to keep airing that shaking commercial? I'm sure that it is the only TV station that has a shaking commercial."

"To the person who is flashing their lights to warn others of the radar. Well I called and verified with the police and you could get a ticket for doing that."

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