Mail Call for 1/27

January 27, 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 WHAG-TV 25 and the weather line. I am watching the 6 p.m. newscast and there is nothing on there about Washington County Schools being closed and WQCM already announced that they are closed. They need to update that. What is the sense in having that if it isn't updated?"

"To all the people who were driving around Tuesday morning in the snowstorm without your headlights on, you people need to be more responsible."


"Clinton is trying to win votes for Gore by proposing that women be paid the same as men for doing the same job. It is an admirable thing to do, but there are many men that aren't being paid the same as women, doing not only the same job, but a job that requires more skills and experience. We have a good example of that right here in Hagerstown."

"I am calling concerning Lou Scally, you should give credit where credit is due. He has the best weather information starting at 5 a.m. I am a fan of WHAG-TV and I am sure that there are many more. Lou Scally is the best. Yeah to Lou."

"This is to thank a snow angel. Tim Winters on Guilford Avenue. For all his help in removing all the snow from his neighbors' walks. We really appreciate all of your help. God bless you."

"To the person that stole my granddaughter's purse out of her car parked in her mother-in-law's driveway last week. I hope you can live with yourself. You can take the money, but you can at least return her purse and her personal papers, driver's license and so on. Honesty pays off, evidently you don't know that. You will suffer for this."

"As your Daily Mail carrier in the Origin Hills area on Jan. 25. Even with the snowstorm, I want to let the customers know that they had their papers delivered, dry and complete by 1:30. Thanks very much."

"I lost a long purple scarf on Sunday afternoon around 1:23 p.m. near Washington County Hospital. This was a special gift from my mother overseas and has great sentimental value. Please call 301-797-2172 if you find this scarf."

"I am calling about the new restaurant on Dual Highway called Texas Roadhouse. It is a great place to eat, all the employees are just simply wonderful. The manager even stopped at our table to check. I eat at a lot of restaurants in Hagerstown, but this one is the best. You should go out there and try it out. Way to go Texas Roadhouse, we need more restaurants like this one in Hagerstown."

"I was wondering if there is such a thing as a ringworm or tapeworm? If there is, how do you get it, what are the symptoms and how do you get rid of it?"

"Does anyone have a recipe for baked donuts? It was in the paper a few years ago and it was a very good recipe and I have misplaced it."

"I think that people's lives are much more important than stores being open. For instance one store says it is going to be open until 10 p.m. Another store said that they aren't going to close. We have over 12 inches of snow, drifting snow. People have to be there to work and they are the ones that have to try and get home. If management is smart they wouldn't be responsible for people's lives if they try to get home. Stop and think about, what good is the money if you made your six or eight hours and then you die?"

"Thanks to Sue Yoder, through rain, sleet and snow, she still delivered our paper even when the Postal Service couldn't make it."

"I am calling in response to someone who called in and said that they needed someone for snow removal. I am a person who does snow removal and grass mowing in the summer time. My number is 301-733-2267."

"There is a difference between good ole fashioned wood and a fire stove and the stuff that these people in Leitersburg burn in their stove."

"There are as many deadbeat moms as dads. I have the experience of dealing with a deadbeat mom. No, I am not a father, I am a grandmother. My children receive all the payments she pays in a timely manner. The only problem is, she very seldom pays."

"Many thanks to the mysterious snow angel who shoveled us out at 1132 Potomac Avenue. We would like to reward your good deed."

"I want to thank all the people who worked at Sheetz on Tuesday night after the snow. They were so good to my son, he couldn't get home and they let him stay there. It is the one down on National Pike in Boonsboro. Thank you very much and you were the nicest people to him."

"Why do they put deeds in the paper and telling everyone what they have done for their house? People are nosy enough without people reading it in the paper."

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