Mail Call for 12/20

December 20, 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 want to get everyone's help. On Monday, I was at two different places, at the dumpsters on the hill at the Washington County Landfill and at Radio Shack at the Valley Mall. Somewhere between those two places, I lost my wallet. I would appreciate it if anyone who found it would please return it. You can have the money, all I want is my wallet back with my Social Security card, my driver's license, Medicare cards, there is no credit cards in it. There is a $25 reward. Being on disability and Medicare, it hurts. Have a good day."


"I want to know when the radio stations are going to play Christmas songs. I have called one of them and they said they were playing them all morning, but that is not true. Wherever you play them, in the car, at home, there are hardly any Christmas songs at all. I wish they would soon start."

"I want to know if anyone has an ideas of games or things to do on bus trips. If you do, please call Mail Call because I read it every day."

"Can anyone tell me where I can find a four-foot white artificial Christmas tree for on a table, in the Hagerstown area?"

"I want to cast my vote to Paul Swartz. Not everyone wants this stadium, we aren't all sportsmen. Let the people who want it pay for it. That includes him or anyone else who wants. I don't think it is fair to put it on the general public. Think about it, County Commissioners. Think hard."

"I wanted to remind all the Herald-Mail newspaper customers, don't forget your carriers. It is Christmas time. Don't forget to give them a tip or a gift."

"Councilman McClure, while you are in the process of discussing a deal with your engineering department to see what you can do about Franklin Street, why don't you go in there and make a few deals on the stadium? You guys are making deals, why don't you try to get a deal for getting the stadium approved? Funny, isn't it?"

"To the six hotel managers that opposed the tax hike. Do you really think that as a traveler, that you would drive past Hagerstown to save two percent? Give me a break."

"I am calling about the free parking downtown. I don't know why they bothered, because all it did was open up for employees downtown to park free all day without using their designated lots. The store customers aren't even getting a chance. They are the ones that have to go elsewhere to park."

"I think people are silly for calling in and thanking the people who stole from them."

"Whenever those scam artists ask over the phone for your credit card number, your address, or bank account number, give those phony people, the phoniest information you can give them."

"Did the person calling in about cluttering up the cemeteries, crawl out of a hole? People have been putting flowers on their loved ones for years. Why don't you donate something to a good charity, because you definitely have no Christmas spirit. I pity you when you end up in a cemetery. Nobody will know you are there, nor will they care."

"I just figured out why Glendening wants the campus downtown. It is so the drug dealers will have more targets."

"Some lady from Williamsport used to get me some country butter from someone up around St. Paul'sRoad. I was wondering if anyone up around the area or local has any country butter. I would like to have some. Call 301-223-8774."

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