Mail Call for 1/26

January 26, 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:

"Attention Clear Spring residents. On Thursday night someone came into my fenced-in yard and stole three sleds off of my porch. There were two new blue sleds and a black snowmobile-type sled. I know whoever stole the sled doesn't have a conscience, but I hope that their parents make them do the right thing and return the sleds to my 3- and 6-year-old sons."

"Has anyone else noticed that every day that Clinton says anything, he wants $27 million for this and $20 million for that? My heavens, we are already $520- some million in debt now, where are all of these millions coming from?"


"I would like to say that I am enraged about this price increase in the gas and kerosene. When it was real nice and warm, the price was 99 cents and as soon as it got cold they raised it to $1.59. How are we elderly people supposed to survive on this high price of kerosene? It is either go without food and buy kerosene and medicine or go without."

"To the person who supported men meeting women on the Internet, I say let the man go, he's probably not worth it anyway."

"The lady who wanted the phone number for the birdhouses at the Elks Club, it is 1-717-328-9246."

"I am calling in response to the remark about the newspaper carriers who left a card with their name and address to make certain they receive a Christmas gift and then they don't thank you for it. AMEN to whoever wrote that. I think that is great and that is so true. I have one just like that."

"I heard on the radio the other day that there are 30 million people here in the United States that are going hungry. Why can't something be done about this? Instead of sending it out of the country? We should help our own first."

"I read the article in Sunday's paper about William Chaney and his plan for the monuments to the Confederates. I want to know where I can send my contributions. It wasn't mentioned in the article. He is asking for donations and I think that it would appropriate for me to congratulate him by submitting a check for whatever I can afford. Please list the place where I can send the money or a number or an address where I can send my donation."

"In reference to paper carriers giving you notes with their name and address on it and not giving you a thank you when you do. I agree wholeheartedly. I want to say that the mail carriers always say thank you. I know they are from the post office, but at least they say thank you. The paper carriers should be the same way. They should appreciate what we do for them, we appreciate what they do for us."

"We would like to wish a big happy birthday to Ms. Lillian Willman on Thursday, Jan. 27. She will be 84 years young. From her six children, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren."

"How can a new landfill need a permit when the construction has been going on for months now?"

"I was just over to get kerosene the other night and the gas is unbelievable. What is going on? The price at the gas station is $1.69 a gallon. What happened that this is going up? These people are getting rich and us poor people are getting poor. One convenience chain has got it for $1.49 a gallon, which is still 20 cents cheaper. Come on, people, let us know what is going on with this."

"Happy birthday to my darling wife Betty, I love you very much. You have given me a wonderful four and a half years. Love Michael."

"This is Jeremy. I am a paper carrier in the South End on Kenwood Drive, Ravenwood Drive, Kenly Avenue, Knightsbridge and Frederick Street. I had a list of everyone that gave me tips over the holidays, but I lost it. I want to thank everyone now and I sure do appreciate it."

"We the residents would like for the city to do something about the speeding on Haven Road. There is a 25 mph speed limit, but some of the cars go 50 or 60 mph. There is a double yellow line down the road, but that doesn't matter, they still pass on the double line."

"Can we please make up the missed school days during the spring break instead of making them up at the end of the year?"

"I am looking for king size water bed sheets, I have checked everywhere. Ames is the only place that sold them and when I took them home and put them on the bed, they came right off. If anyone knows where you can purchase sheets that fit, particularly J Stevens, please call in."

"To the lady who needed someone to shovel her sidewalk. I have two young boys who would like to make some extra money. My number is 301-791-0715, the evenings would be best."

"To the lady who needed her sidewalk shoveled on North Locust, call me at 301-223-9091. Also anyone else who needs their sidewalk cleared can call me."

"My name is Derek and my number is 301-790-3549. I am referring to the couple on North Locust Street who needed their sidewalk shoveled around this time of year. I would be glad to do it anytime that they want me to."

"I am calling about the people who needed their sidewalk shoveled on North Locust Street. My number is 301-739-4042 and ask for Lester."

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