Mail Call for 5/19

May 19, 2000

Mail Call rules

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.

Please follow these rules when calling Mail Call:

* It is best to limit your calls to issues in the news, but it's OK to say something nice about a person, place or thing you like about this area.

* It's OK to criticize decisions by government officials, but don't get personal.

* We don't allow people to criticize a specific business.

* Don't call about buying or selling an item.

* Don't call to advertise your business or ask where a certain item can be bought in this area.


* Don't give medical advice.

* Don't criticize a specific neighbor.

* Don't call about hiring someone to do odd jobs for you.

* Do have fun with Mail Call. You can thank someone for doing a nice deed for you or honor someone for an accomplishment. You can even tell your neighbor how nice her flowers look.

* Or, if you like, you can vent in Mail Call, but please, no profanity.

We're waiting for your calls.

"I found a baby shoe on the road to Boonsboro. It looks like it is a pretty nice sneaker. You can get it back by calling 301-790-3811."

"I would like to see all the gun sportsmens clubs and the NRA get together and have a Million Person's March about the middle of October this year and do something about this political advising of gun control going on. I believe that there are more sportsmens club members and more NRA members than there would be for a Million Moms March. That was nothing but politics. So I think we should turn around and have an anti-gun march. Please get together and get this march started."

"The lady that wanted to know when Jennifer Silbert wrote 'A Tribute to Mother.' That was in the Tuesday, May 9, Daily Mail. I too read it and I felt very emotional reading it. It was such a blessing to read that around Mother's Day and to see how that mother gave all that love to that many children. I had a family of seven and my mother was a good person, too, but this Lillian Roberts had to be a Godly woman, she seemed like a precious woman. I know that they are going to miss her, but the family will stick together. I know that the mother had to teach them to all stick together and be friends and siblings of one another."

"The other day I was watching Channel 3 and I saw a big purple dinosaur and it really disgusted me. Is there anything I can do about that?"

"We would like to wish Paul a happy 45th birthday on May 29. Love Carol, Justin and Crystal."

"Well it is almost Friday night again and it is warm, so I guess we will hear all of the drag racing, booming radios and rattling windows again on Mulberry Street. I heard on the news something about calling the police every time you hear loud radios in vehicles and they will come down and fine these people. Is this true? If it is, I guess they will be handing out about $3,000 or more worth of fines every weekend. This needs to be taken care of. Some people have weekends off and would like to sleep a little bit."

"I am calling about City Hall and they are always complaining about the stadium. We need money for the stadium, this and that. Taxes are going up and us older people who are on SSI and Social Security, we cannot keep up with it. They don't look out for us because they just think that their city is more important."

"If you want to see drag racing don't be disappointed, come up on Pinehill Drive."

"If you have seen a medium sized black dog that was last seen on the Downsville Pike, please call 301-582-3592. Thank you very much."

"With all of the construction going on around Franklin and Washington streets, did they forget that there are still side streets in between there that need cleaned? The parking spaces on Mulberry Street, north and south, are totally filthy. I have seen several people sweeping out the parking spaces for more than 30 minutes at a time. This should be done by the city, not the taxpayers. I know it has been at least six months since these two streets have been cleaned. Come on, mayor, do your job and keep these city streets looking like they should and not like New York City or Baltimore. I thought Hagerstown was better than that."

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