Mail Call for 1/6

January 06, 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 am calling about two houses and a garage in the West End, 15 and 17 Elizabeth St. and 53 Elizabeth St. the garage. They have been empty for about two years, the roof is leaking, the only thing left is the wall. Kids are getting in."

"Wasn't it such a big relief that nothing terrible happened with Y2K? I thought that it was amazing that everything went so smoothly all around the world. I went to church on Sunday and my preacher said that he believed God pulled us through that and all of our prayers were answered. I prefer to think that way too, that people believed and had faith in God and everything is all right now for the new millennium and I hope it stays that way."


"Would someone from St. Andrews United Methodist Church on Maryland Avenue please call in and let the community know what date your impact aerobic classes begin. After reading about your classes in the paper, some of us came on Monday and nobody was there."

"I am calling about the dog that was hit and the man, John Harris that stayed with the dog until help came and then called and offered to pay half of the vet bill. I just wanted to tell you Mr. Harris, you are one wonderful person."

"I would like to know if there is any lady out there who would like to go into a home and help take care of a lady in a wheelchair? They would treat her very nice, pay her really good. If you do, my number is 301-739-1837. I sure appreciate it."

"This is for Tim Rowland. You did a fantastic job on your last articles. For the person who has all of the water, what is the matter? You can still drink it."

"I am calling about the Bradford Learning Center. My children miss it, they miss the staff, the other children and their grades have gone way down."

"Put these unwed mothers to work, get them off of welfare, stop giving them medical cards. The elderly cannot work, give it to them. We, the elderly, have to struggle to make ends meet and go without our daily needs. Please help."

"I would like to know why you haven't put the Almanack in the paper? Are you going to cut that out too since the new makeover?" (Note: The Almanack for January appeared in the Friday, Dec. 24, Daily Mail)

"My name is Donald Blickenstaff and I was just calling to thank the paper and Tim Rowland for his column. I really enjoy reading his column. It is very informative and puts items in front of the public that need to be known. I also enjoy his humor. I wanted to thank The Herald-Mail and Tim Rowland for a job well done."

"If you bought too much for Y2K, water or anything that you can't use now, give it away. There is a lot of people that could use it."

"To the person who has all the Y2K stuff that she bought, my name is Amy. I want you to leave another message in Mail Call and let me know exactly what you have, so we can get together and I can buy some of it."

"To the person who wants to start a singles group in this area. I suggest you go to the Frederick Holiday Inn. It is near the Francis Scott Key Mall on the first, third and fifth Sundays of the month. There is an excellent singles group that meets there. There is about 700 to a thousand people. That is where I met my husband that I just married three months ago."

"I just read in Tuesday's Mail Call about forming a singles group formed in this area. You could form this group yourself and put a number and a place of the meetings and I am sure that you would get a lot of people. If anyone is looking for a 55 or older singles group, there is one called, Tri-State Singles, 301-766-9449. This is for 55 and over. It is a wonderful group. I don't know of any groups under the age of 55, but I know that you can form one yourself. It is a lot of work, but it can be done."

"I am looking for someone who has lottery calendars. If anyone knows anyone who has any, would you call me at 301-797-8691."

"To all of my Herald-Mail customers, I want to say thank you for your patience and understanding. My work schedule has changed and has forced me to give up my route. Thank you for your generosity over the years and for all the Christmas gifts. I wish you all the happiness and good health. Again, thank you from the Hall family."

"Has anyone out there have Sam's Club Prescription Insurance? If you do let me know if it is good and what it pays for."

"I have been hearing different versions on what Glendening's son got for his drinking and driving charge. Could someone who really knows the facts let me know exactly what he got? About 12 years ago, my wife got caught for DUI for doing someone a favor. She not a drinker and she never drank in her life, except for that night. She got a $500 fine and a year's probation, so I was just wondering how fair things really are."

"My name is Sue and I deliver papers in the Greensburg and Smithsburg area and I want to thank all of my customers who left me Christmas gifts over the holidays. I hope I will be seeing everyone over the rest of the holidays and throughout the year."

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