Mail Call for 1/5

January 05, 2000

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 think it is terrible that the Health Department is allowing their workers to smoke inside. What happened to the state law that forbids smoking within businesses? I hope they think again about this."

"I have five 50-gallon drums of kerosene and100 gallons of water, if anyone would like them. Leave your number and I will call you."


"My name is Mark and I am a carrier of the Herald Mail. I would like to thank all of my customers for all the gifts and the cards that they gave me. Happy New Year."

"My daughter and I live in a house on Corbett Street. On Sunday evening, our five-month-old kitten must have sneaked outside and now she is missing. She has long white hair, charcoal grey ears and pale. Black marks on her nose. Her paws have grey and black markings. She answers to Jasmine. My daughter is only three years old and she is devastated. I am offering a reward in exchange for her safe return. If you have any information, call 301-665-1264."

"I see where someone phoned in about the hot dogs. I am sure that everyone knows that Sheetz has hot dogs. He wanted to know where the hot dogs were at downtown. Maybe he doesn't have time on his lunch break to go to Sheetz."

"The albino deer was weighed in and checked in and it was at legal size."

"For 37 years, Dr. Charles Spencer has served his profession with the utmost and caring, friendly manner. As a 37-year patient of yours, you will surely be missed. But the time has come for your retirement. From a Williamsport patient. Just remember Dr. Charles, Spring is coming and lots of time in the flower garden. Congratulations on your retirement."

"In the past week, the Herald-Mail has had articles in the paper on two women with newborn babies and neither of them were married. Does this say anything for family life?"

"Tim Rowland's extraordinary gift of writing is a blessing to me. It inspires me to be the best I can be and try to see only the good in everybody and everything. His article on Jan. 1 was a real keeper. Thank you, Mr. Rowland."

"A whole page to fake wrestling. What's next, Loch Ness monster or a UFO page?"

"I wanted to say thank you very much to the person who found our black collie up on East Avenue around the YMCA and turned it in to the SPCA. Thanks so much."

"Does any of the readers know where we can rent a hall or a place to have a child's birthday party? We have a rather large family and we would like to make this birthday a special one. Some of the places I have called are so expensive. If anyone knows of a place that is willing to rent one out, we need a kitchen. Let me know and let me know how much they run for."

"Thank you to the city and county governments, banks, stores or anyone who dedicated themselves to avoiding any Y2K problems. We citizens appreciate all of the hard work and efforts made on our behalf. We didn't have any of the hardships that we could have had. We didn't even have any inconveniences. Great job, thanks."

"I want to know why 25 Alive keeps repeating the same news over and over again. You watch it at 6 p.m., you watch it at 11 p.m. and you watch it at 6 a.m. and it is always the same thing. What is their problem? You have to turn it to Channel 2 and watch their news, but that isn't local news."

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