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Mail Call for 9/7

September 07, 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:




"How can the city supervisor do his job right and be using his office computer visiting these auction sites? This just shows that he either doesn't do his job or he doesn't have enough to do that his job could be eliminated and save the city that amount of money. The old saying was that there are too many chiefs and not enough Indians. What do us taxpayers pay him for?"




"I am calling concerning a lady who stopped at a yard sale last Saturday. She is anticipating opening a rent-it shop for prom gowns and dinner wear. I would like her to call mail call and let her number as to where she can be located. She lives in the Halfway area."

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"So the Maugansville Little League couldn't have a dunking booth at the Maugansville Pride Day event and therefore will lose about $500 from the fund-raiser. I understand that this loss doesn't present a big financial hardship on the Little League. More importantly, farmers need the water for crops. What makes this Little League less important than any fund-raiser by the Muscular Dystrophy or Hancock Baptist Church? Maugansville Little League owns its own field but it does not receive any financial support from the county or city governments or free maintenance help. Volunteers give their time to administrate, coach, work in the concession stand, mow grass, umpire and paint buildings. We spent $42,000 five years ago to put lights on our senior league field. We borrowed money from people in the community and paid them back with the many fund-raisers, which included the dunking booth. Will the loss of this unimportant fund-raiser prevent any of our 400 kids from playing ball next year? No, we will have to ask our volunteers to sell an extra 1,000 candy bars."




"The office of the Comptroller of Maryland does not come equipped with a cushioned bus for the occupant of the office to gallivant around the state with his friends. The honorable Louis L. Goldstein had his own driver but he drove his own car. Goldstein served the state honorably and faithfully and on a fiscally responsible basis for 40 years. Schaefer is already showing his true colors. Hold on to your wallet and hold on to your pocketbook."




"I read in the paper from Brooklyn, Ohio, about the cell phone driving ban being enforced. I think it is a great idea and I think it should be enforced here. It is very dangerous to drive and talk on the phone. Nowadays, with all the wrecks that are happening, how can anyone talk and drive at the same time? You need both hands on the wheel and you need complete concentration. I think the ban should be on here as soon as possible. Please, please do it, write to whomever you have to."




"Could somebody out there tell me the meaning of Home Car? I saw a Pennsylvania license plate that had the words Home Car on it at the top part of the license plate."




"I would like anybody out there who saw the new 2000 Monte Carlo, is it a new Monte Carlo or is it the old Thunderbird? If you look at it, I believe it is the old Thunderbird with General Motors on it."




"This is to the lady who is looking for a pair of reading glasses. She can find them at the Dollar General Store for $6. That is where I got mine."




"I read the article about someone in Smithsburg drowning a German shepherd puppy in a bucket of water. I would like to invite them to come meet my German shepherd. They won't though. They are cowards and they only deal with the little puppies. I hope someone really gets you some day."




"In response to all the people who want the recipe for the vinegar diet. First of all make sure you use apple cider vinegar, you take two tablespoons and put into eight ounces of very cold water. You drink one in the morning and one in the evening. It will take about a week before you feel any results, but this will start to speed up you metabolism and curb your appetite."




"I want to wish my mother and father Robin and Jack a happy 28th anniversary. Love, Christina and Jackie."




"The Sharpsburg Crier had a nice article on the Sharpsburg Rifles, but they only took it to 1961. I was wondering if they would have another article that would take the activities of the Rifles through the re-enactment of the Civil War?"




"I think it is a shame that the Board of Education expects the parents of school children to buy their gym clothes at the school store when it is cheaper to go to a department store and buy a pair of shorts and a top. Some people can't afford it."




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