Mail Call for 1/28

January 28, 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 to apologize to my one neighbor, she lives in the West End. I wrote a letter to her and I wanted to apologize to her for what I said to her in the letter. I hope she will accept my apology. I should not have said what I did."

"To the superintendent of the Washington County schools. We the parents and students of Washington County would like to know why Washington County is always the last ones to announce that school is closed? No matter if there is a delay, cancellation, a half day or getting out early, doesn't matter, we are the last ones to know. At 6 p.m. last night, nothing, 11 p.m. still nothing. Now this morning they say it is closed. We don't like that, we would like to know when everyone else does. We have children and we would like to know where we have to put them when we go to work. We would like to have this straightened out. From a very much concerned parent."


"I want to thank my neighbor Clyde Hartzell for bringing his snowblower to my mobile home and clearing the piled up snow for me. Thanks to a good neighbor."

"I have two different things to mention. Why is the mayor and council considering taking away the taxi stands? You have all these buildings for senior citizens downtown and not everyone can afford a car. Such a disservice to your people downtown. Also, Judge Wright, I wonder if a female member of your family was sexually assaulted, would you give them a suspended sentence? And the fact that the woman was retarded, his sentence should have been double the maximum. Shame on you, Judge Wright. Lord have mercy on you."

"I can't believe that the editor is suggesting that we should forget the back rent to the person who had the restaurant in downtown Hagerstown. Back rent is back rent and should be paid. I also want to say that they did a wonderful job in clearing the snow."

"In reference to the person who was looking for the king size water bed sheets. The best place to get them is from JC Penney, you can't get them from the store, you have to order them from the catalog. But they fit and you can buy just the fitted sheet, you don't have to buy the attached top sheet . They are better and they are great."

"Whose responsibility it is to clean the lots at the post offices? There is one in Maugansville that is a total, total mess."

"I am just starting to buy stuff from craft shows. I see so many wonderful things that people have bought from them. However, I don't know where, when they are and is there a schedule that is set up locally. Is there someone that goes to these regularly and could call me and give me some ideas of when and where these craft shows are held or are they just in the summer? My number is 301-766-4571."

"To the person who supported men meeting women on the Internet, I think that it is fine as long as they aren't married. My husband met women on the Internet for over a year behind my back. Then he left me after 20 years of marriage with two children still at home."

"To the person who said that they don't think that there are any more decent men out there. I consider myself a decent man. I am very friendly with people and I never think about the bedroom when I am dating. That is something that you should grow into and something that is very personal."

"Is anyone looking for a house cat, her name is Mindy and she is Persian. My name is Randy, my number is 301-791-5761. I live in the Hagerstown area."

"I would like to get a home for an older cat, she is house broken and neutered. She is declawed. It would make a nice companion for an older person. My number 301-582-4374."

"Happy birthday to my darling dog, Butter. I love you very much. You have given me a wonderful nine years. Love, your mother, Betty. Since you seem to have a great thing for free for these people who don't want to pay for their birthdays, love and so forth. Then I can call and give you a love announcement for my pets."

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