Mail Call for 1/24

January 24, 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 in for the person who called in about needing grocery stores in the West End. The flea market, Jenny's, she sells groceries. It is in Weis' old building. She has reasonable prices and she is cheaper than those other two stores. She is always open. Ever since she has been there, we have been dealing with her."

"I just heard on the radio that there are 30 million people here in the United States that are going hungry. Why can't the government do something about this? Instead of sending the money out of the country, we should help our own first."


"The year 2000 has brought on a younger generation that constantly complains about deadlines and being stressed out. They bring it on themselves with cell phones, beepers, car phones, fax machines, answering machines, e-mails. I wish this generation would get smart and overlook these modern conveniences that keep them in the middle of tension. They bring them on themselves and I don't want to hear them complaining again."

"Happy 40th birthday, Daddy. I love you. Love, your daughter, Heather."

"I personally think that a divorce is someone's own business and should not be put in the paper. It is not for the public to know. When someone gets divorced, it is very sad for them and it is very personal. I know from my own experience. So I am glad that they don't put it in the paper."

"This is the owner of Turnover Two calling in response to the person who called in about the hours not being posted. My hours are clearly posted on the door. My hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Thursday, 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday. I would like to invite everyone to have a look around and maybe you will find what you are looking for."

"I am calling about the person who wants to get rid of the cassette tapes. If you leave your number, I will get back with you. I am interested in them because I collect them. Tell me how much you want for them and I will be glad to take them."

"About the cassette tapes. If you take them to the Salvation Army on Frederick Street they will accept them and then you can get a receipt."

"I want to wish John a happy 40th birthday on Jan. 21. Love, your wife."

"It boggles my mind how our newspaper delivery people make certain you receive a note at Christmas with a name and address encouraging you to give them a gift, but yet they don't exert the same effort to thank you. Putting a message in Mail Call does not cut it. If they can put the note out to get a gift, they can put one out to thank you. If you put a check out, you don't even know if they got it. Oh yes, my check cleared the bank, but next year my check goes to a local charity."

"Does anyone know what happened to the show 'Once and Again' that came on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on Channel 7? Has it been changed, canceled or what?"

(Editor's note: "Once and Again" has been moved to Mondays at 10 p.m., on ABC-TV, beginning tonight)

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