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Mail Call for 8/10

August 10, 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:




"We found an angel in Hagerstown but we are so sorry that we did not write down her name. We do know that she lives in Spring Valley. We had bought a 12x12 carpet pad and thought that we tied it to the car. After leaving the place of business and heading home, we were forced to stop three times because the pad was falling from the car. This angel came along and loaded the padding in her station wagon and followed us home. We wish we could remember her name."

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"I recently came across a 1939, 8x10 poster of 'Gone With The Wind,' with all the characters listed on it. I was wondering if someone could call Mail Call and let me know the value of it and where I could take it to find out."




"I see that Vice President Al Gore had millions of gallons of water pumped into the Connecticut River so he could take a canoe trip while the rest of us are having a drought. Why wasn't this water trucked to the farmers instead?"




"We are the parents from the Pony League who sat all season and watched the kids play great baseball. Our kids didn't make the All-Stars, but we are interested in who did. We would like to see a picture and recognition for this group of 13-year-olds who won the Eastern Tournament, which is the highest level their age group could go. I wonder why there hasn't been anything in the paper?"




"I just moved here from Michigan with my family. I hear that Hagerstown has a great ice skating rink, but I don't know where it is. Could someone let me know its location and hours. It seems it would be a very good activity on a nice hot summer day."




"In regards to the Civil War museum, I think it should be built there at the ice rink. That way the city can throw all its money down the same hole."




"Most of the junk you see in people's driveways is not their junk, but somebody else's junk and people will clean it up for them."




"Can anyone out there tell me what the dates of the York Fair are?"




"I am calling about the man wanting to know how to contact the Narcotics Task Force. The only thing to do is call the police department and they will give you that number."




"I would like to know if anybody in the Funkstown area would know who the owner of the big brown boxer that runs loose around sometimes. I saw the dog on Beaver Creek Road twice and I saw him on Alternate 40 once. The dog seems to be very well taken care of. He won't let you get too close to him. He has a beautiful coat. He is a big dog and in really good shape. He was out here on Thursday at the Beaver Creek and Hebb Road intersection and that is a very dangerous place. If anyone knows who owns this dog, please let me know in Mail Call so I can return this dog to the owner before it gets hurt."




"I want to wish my father a happy birthday. His name is Joseph Sandy. This is from his daughter, Angie, and his grandson, Cameron."




"This is in reference to the parking fee hike in downtown. It says that the little white ticket under your windshield wiper may seem like an annoyance, but to the city it is a way to raise the revenue to maintain the parking facilities. Well, it is also a nuisance to know that you put 50 cents in the meter and it doesn't even give you two hours. However, the city can ticket you. As well as the fact, it annoys you that such meters for certain individuals gets stuck on two hours quite frequently. I don't know how. I am sure others would as well."




"This is in regards to the person who wanted to know if the drought ban for the water was for the people with wells? Yes it is. It was on the news the other day. You cannot over use your well, water is water, you have to do the same as everyone else."




"Does anyone know if there is a law against having a yard sale every day in your yard. I was wondering, because there is a house in our area that has had a yard sale going on for at least a month. Does anyone know if this is against the law or not?"




"Happy Birthday Rachel and Sara. From Mom and Dad. We love you."




"This is in response to all the people who complain about the drought. It is nobody's fault, we have to obey the law. If you want some helpful hints, you can use your shower or bath water to water your flowers, use a bucket, save the water."




"I would like to thank Mike Neuland, our officer in Smithsburg, for a job well done. This boy has been speeding up and down and carrying on in town like he has been going crazy. Thanks to Mike, this might stop. He did a good job. The only thing I can tell you is to keep an extra can of mace because this boy is going to mess up again."




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