Mail Call for 7/30/99

July 30, 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 301-791-6236.

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 just want to say I was over at City Park and looking across the street from City Park there's these beautiful flowers in the front yard. They have petunias hanging on the posts. They have flowers in the trees hanging - it's just beautiful. So, don't miss seeing it. Come out and take a look at it. It's all free and the blooms are really beautiful."

"I am calling again like I did before to the person who's giving away the washer and dryer. He can call this number: 301-791-1066 after 6 o'clock. I'll be glad to pick it up from him. Thank you."


"Hi, Mail Call. My husband and I are retired and on Social Security or Medicare. We have Medicare and Bankers. Is there such a thing that we need nursing home insurance? This guy is trying to talk us into this and I feel it's going to keep us strapped too much. Can somebody out there help me?"

"Instead of giving all the money to the ice rink, why don't you give some money to this $54 million sewer blunder that the county made so we don't have a high water bill all the time?"

"Job well done, 14-year-old Pony League All-Stars. Reach for your field of dreams, especially to our grandson, Brandon Fisher. Love, Nan and Pap Fisher."

"To the woman who said, 'No one wants the washer and dryer:' I would like the washer and dryer."

"I'm a citizen of Clear Spring and I'm calling to express my utter dismay at the loss of one of our beautiful trees today. Nobody knew it was going to happen. The town looks horrible. My understanding was the new plan would include the existing trees. There'll be more about this I'm sure in the letters to the editor. This was the quickest way to express the problem. It's a shame Clear Spring looks as bad as it does."

"I just want to say I was very saddened to hear and disappointed in reading the paper today, which is Wednesday, in the column there, that a young girl had her money stolen somewhere. And that's a shame, that someone would find something that didn't belong to them and take what doesn't belong to them and I hope if they read the paper and have a conscience they would give the money, somehow, back to the person. They seem to think because they find something, it's theirs. That's not right for the little girl. We all lose things at times. Let's remember if it was something that we lost, we would hope that someone would leave it alone, and if they find it and it has the owner's identification in it, they would give it back to the owner."

"Yes, I would like to thank the person named Shorty who put the dedication in the memory of Reese Dickson in the paper on July 28. That was very refreshing. That was very moving. That was a really nice thing that they did. I'm not sure who they are and what relation they were to Reese. If they read this, could they let us know?"

"I just think a lot more people need to be like Mike and Donna who put a Mail Call item in on July 28. I hope they work out and I wish them the best of luck."

"I would like to ask anybody out there who knows Reese Dickson that passed away on July 18 where I can find an obituary. If anybody out there has an extra obituary that I can have or maybe an address that I could send my condolences to the family, I'd really appreciate it. Just call Mail Call and leave a message. Thank you."

"I was just wondering, of all the people out there that are doing drugs, and that are into drugs and are selling drugs, why aren't there more arrests? We put all this money into a new task force and more police and more cruisers. Why aren't there more arrests?"

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