Mail Call for 3/9

March 09, 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:

"Hey sis, on March 13, you will be celebrating your birthday. Since you read Mail Call I couldn't find a better way to say happy birthday, Jean Groff. You don't need a rocking chair. Have a great one, sis, and remember you are so special. Love you and God bless you."

"I am responding to the person who inquired about dental services in the Hagerstown area. This person said that they were on a fixed income. Please know that the Health Department does have free dental services every Tuesday at 7 a.m. People are encouraged to be at the doors at 6 a.m. They do extractions and they take the first 15 people."


"Someone call in and let me know about the vinegar and water diet. How much do you put in and how often do you drink it? Also, if it really does help you lose weight."

"I want to commend The Herald-Mail for having continued the policy of placing obituaries in the paper at no charge. However, I think a little more effort should be put into proofreading the general information. In Monday's paper, it was printed that a memorial service would be held in a church at the corner of Spruce and Winter streets. Not only do these streets not intersect, but they are on opposite ends of town. Take the time to be more professional, it certainly would pay."

"I am calling about the highways, from Dual Highway out to Rt. 40. The white lines on the highway are really getting lousy, you can't hardly see them at night time."

"I agree with the mail caller who complained about the timing of the mail service, particularly south and west of the city of Hagerstown. Just remember it hasn't been that many years ago when the postal service made two mail deliveries to each household every day. Now for 33 cents a piece, they can barely get the letters in your box by sundown, even if you only live one block outside the city limits. Someone needs to light a fire under the Postal Service or someone needs to allow private carriers to carry first class mail."

"Someone said that Sam's Club was going to expand into the old Wal-Mart building after they moved. That is not so, there is going to be a Value City Department Store going there. Sam's Club is going to have some renovations made to their present store."

"You may be too little to read this now, Jennifer Erin Morris, but I know that your mommy and daddy will read it to you and keep it for you. On March 7, you will be having your first birthday. Go ahead and mess in your birthday cake. Happy birthday Jennifer with lots of love."

"One of the nights that the John Jacobs Power Team was at Bethel Assembly, I pulled out of there and pulled into the path of a man. The man got upset with me, flashed his lights, got up on my tail and blew his horn. I got upset with him and returned the favor. I was driving a 1983 Chevy Capri classic station wagon with a bumper sticker that said "No Hope For Dope" on the back. I want to apologize to that man. I should not have been upset with him, especially when it was my fault. That is road rage and it is totally inappropriate. That was on Thursday evening before Valentine's Day."

"In reference to the young man who bought the queen size water bed frame off a lady in Clear Spring. I let you borrow my water hose and you promised to bring it back on Friday. I would appreciate it if you would bring it back."

"To the person who said about getting your mail at 5:30. Why don't you stop at the post office at 6 a.m. when your carrier is in there starting their day and not get home until 7:30 at night, then maybe you would appreciate getting your mail at 5:30 p.m."

"To the person who wants to know if O.J. Simpson is getting any closer to solving the murder of his ex-wife, my guess, can't you think a little, I think he solved that one himself."

"I think with all the stabbings and shootings today, I think that they should bring back the hanging. Then maybe they will think twice before hurting someone else."

"On this day, March 8, Aleshia would have been 19. But we still want to wish her a happy birthday. In our hearts, she will always be with us, always. From her daughter Mariah, Russell, Marilyn and Jim and J.W. Randall. Love you, Aleshia."

"My number is 301-824-5374, I am looking to buy a weather vane, preferably one that looks like an airplane with spinning propellers. Is there anyone out there that makes those."

"What can I put around my tulips to keep the rabbits from eating them off? How do I know it's rabbits? They left their calling cards behind."

"To the retired couple who is looking for a dentist that doesn't have medical insurance. Dr. Palank on 314 S. Potomac St. 301-739-0100. I went there, he is very upfront, he sets up consultations with you. He doesn't take your money. Whatever his word is, is what he feels best for you. His staff is so pleasant and they treat you with respect and so does Dr. Palank. I highly recommend Dr. Palank for anyone looking for a good dentist. He also offers family dentistry. Thank you and good luck. My name is Chirlene."

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