Mail Call for 9/15

September 15, 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:

"Thanks to all those who helped with the Fun Farm Fest Fair in Mercersburg, Pa. It was such an educational and fun day to be enjoyed on Saturday."

"If anybody was a witness on Saturday, Sept. 4, at the D.E. Jones store with the incident where the lady claimed she was charged too much, please call 301-766-9146. It is very important."


"It is a sad situation when a child in kindergarten can stand on the square and see someone going through a red light, but yet the police officers don't seem to see it or else don't do anything. Makes you wonder, why spend money on cameras?"

"If you don't want people to smoke, just stop the tobacco farmers from growing it. About people increasing the cigarette tax, how about increasing the alcohol tax, like on wine, beer and liquor."

"I am a truck driver parked in the truck stop, eating a sandwich and soup. A man walks in and sits down, first thing he does is get his hanky out and blows his nose when a man is trying to eat. How disgusting some people are. Instead of going to the restroom, he blows his nose when he saw me eating. That man needs to grow up."

"What's the matter big boys, did the big bad policemen catch you speeding on Franklin Street Saturday night? I noticed he caught two of you speeding on Franklin Street. Ahhh, maybe this will teach you not to speed any more."

"My husband and I were walking my dogs down the street Saturday morning. There was a police officer up there at the corner waiting on a tow truck. When the tow truck arrived, while the police officer was standing there, there were two cars who decided to rev their motors up at the light at the corner of Franklin Street and Winter Street. The police officer stopped them right in their tracks. Good work, police officer, whoever you are."

"I need information on who to contact about having a house condemned. Call Mail Call, thank you."

"Hey, Hawk Boosters, don't forget you have to pay your boosters membership before you come to the raffle on Sept. 17."

"The Herald-Mail should have a policy against personal birthdays/anniversary greetings in Mail Call. These people should send them cards or put them in the personals. The rest of us don't need to read about their personal greetings. I think Mail Call should be used solely for public service opinions."

"This is concerning the call about the Board of Education not handing out their employees' paychecks if payday falls on a snow day because they don't want anyone to drive down there in bad weather. That only makes common sense. I hope that whoever is concerned about this and said what if it snows so bad that school is closed for a week how are you going to get your food and pay your bills? I certainly hope that this person isn't a teacher, because if you are, you must live in the dark ages because this is the '90s and we are almost at the turn of the century. Hasn't anyone ever told you about direct deposit?"

"I would like to wish my husband Gregory Mills of Pecktonville a happy 45th birthday on Sept. 15. May you have many more and may your life always be filled with joy and love."

"I have been reading about the nursing homes. There is no sense in it."

"This is concerning a person who wrote about their paychecks on how to get their checks on a snow day. There is such a thing called direct deposit. You may want to check into it."

"I am looking to two left arms for the Inspector Gadget that McDonald's had. If anyone has them, please leave your number in Mail Call and I will return your call."

"The smokers shouldn't be in the back of the bus. They shouldn't even be on the bus."

"Would the person who had a thing in Mail Call about a month ago who wanted refrigerators or freezers in any condition and would pick them up for free, I guess you would use them for parts. Could you please leave your number in again because we do have a freezer to give away."

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