Mail Call for 9/8

September 08, 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:

"Has anybody ever wondered why there are so many women in Washington County hurt or killed by domestic abusers, especially in the last couple of years? I think any woman that has been a victim of domestic violence, here in Washington County should call The Herald-Mail because I think a story needs to be done on this."

"I would like to thank the Robinwood Medical Center for having the big chair for obese people. They don't let them sit at each door, but if you want one when you go out there, just call Angie at 301-714-4090 and they will make sure that you have a big chair brought down to you. Again thank you very much for accommodating obesity."


"I found a mother's ring in the parking lot of Magnolia Management, next to Howard Johnson's. Apparently lost sometime ago. Leave your name and number and I will call you."

"Doesn't the American Cancer Society send acknowledgments any more for contributions in honor of people? I sent a contribution about a month ago in memory of my friend and haven't received an acknowledgment. I also sent a contribution to Hospice, but I received one from them."

"I go along with the girl that goes to the Frostburg University in downtown Hagerstown. I hope the governor and mayor reads this, because it's unsafe for anyone of any age to walk the streets. From a concerned senior citizen."

"If rust does get on clothes from hydrant flushing, what is the best way to get it out?"

"I was wondering why the North Hagerstown High School Hub Band didn't play at Saturday night's football game against Bowie High at School Stadium? I heard it was because they have a new band director and their musical program wasn't ready yet, but they could have at least come out and played the fight song or something. They were missed."

"The C&O Canal Days event does not benefit the town of Williamsport, it just cost the taxpayers money. Where do the proceeds from this event go?"

"You should screen out the personal calls for Mail Call. Cheesy greetings are adorable, but this is not what Mail Call is for. It's purpose is to enable citizens to talk to one another anonymously about local and other events that affect our lives. Not nana and pappy's anniversary. To all of you cheesy callers, call 301-733-6900 and place your next cute little announcement to each other in the personal classifieds, where they belong."

"I saw an old acquaintance of mine from high school, driving my daughter's school bus this past week and I just wanted to say that it was really good to see you again."

"For whoever put the floors down at South Hagerstown High School, I must say it is some of the best work I have ever seen. Take a look at the floor in the cafeteria, it was done under pressure in less than a day. It is absolutely fabulous, great work."

"I can't believe somebody would kill a little innocent puppy. I just heard on the news that the state police and Smithsburg police are launching an investigation into the death of a puppy in the Smithsburg area. That is absolutely pathetic and I hope whoever did it has the heart and conscious to confess to the crime. It is sickening and terrible to see something like that happen to an innocent dog. What did that dog ever do to that person? Break a neck and drown a puppy, that is stupid, I hope they catch this person."

"I have a message for a special person, Jeanette. I love you and hope you get better soon and return to work. I care about you and you are the sweetest person I know. I mean what I say."

"On Monday, two weeks ago, Aug. 20, a Hagerstown Redskins football team was holding practice at the Maugansville School behind the Ruritan Club in Maugansville. One of the boys was shot in the back by a pellet rifle. While the boys father saw him bleeding, he saw a person in the corn field with the rifle. He took off after him, he caught up with the sniper, it turned out to be a teenage resident of Maugansville. What we would like to know is why this was never in the local paper?"

"I would like to know if somebody has found a set of keys in the 400 block of Summit Avenue? If you have, please leave your number in Mail Call."

"To everybody who has been praying for rain, don't forget to say thank you."

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