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Mail Call for 5/8

May 08, 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 was at the meeting on Wednesday night about the Funkhouser Park bridge. I just wanted to say that the panel did a nice job and we appreciate them taking the time to get input from the citizens about the bridge issue."




"I want to say thank you to the lady who gave me the Maalox tablets in Wal-Mart. That was very kind of you and I hope that your husband has good luck with his test."

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"To the reader who wanted to know when to set out her tomato plants. It is around May 15, the frost will be over."




"I wanted to say congratulations to the E. Russell Hicks' Eighth Grade Middle School Band for receiving a superior rating at the state festival. You guys did it again, good job."




"Just wanted to wish a happy birthday to Mark on May 8. He will be celebrating his 29th birthday."




"I wanted to say congratulations to the students who went to Towson University from E. Russell Hicks for the State Band Competition. Everyone of the students came home with a superior rating. I hope that the Board of Education is listening and reinstates a lot of the music programs because these kids could not have done it without those music programs."




"The idea of a Wal-Mart downtown is excellent. The perfect place for it is the Baldwin House. There is plenty of room there and they could really fix it up at Wal-Mart's expense."




"I live across the street from Winter Street School and I think it is ridiculous that when I come home from work, I can't even park in front of my house. I am a taxpayer and I think I feel that I deserve to park in front of my house."




"To the person who wants to put Wal-Mart downtown. There is one big problem, Wal-Mart doesn't want to go downtown. There is no money to be made downtown. Downtown is dead, dead, dead. The university campus shouldn't go downtown either. Only the mayor thinks that everything should go downtown. Maybe he should move down there."




"Well there was another bad accident with people hurt at the intersection of Dual Highway and Edgewood. Boy, we really need a Wal-Mart out here. It took the police almost 15 minutes to get there. I think they need to close the entrance to the AC&T, the two banks and the other service station there. It is too close to the intersection. Of course, the city will say that is not our problem that it is a state road, the county will say that it is the state, but it is all the city's development."

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