Mail Call for 5/22

May 22, 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.

"Thank you, Mr. Shankle, of the Hagerstown Housing Authority for taking care of the problem in the lobby of the Potomac Towers. Keep up the good work."

"I wanted to know if anyone knows what happened to the one D.J. on 106.9. He was Mr. Rock 'n' Roll. He was on at night. I was wondering if anyone knows what happened. Did he go to another station or what? I haven't heard anything yet. Just wanted to know from a listener that listened to him a lot."

"I am trying to get in touch with the pastor of the Woodpoint Christian Chapel or the Ladies Ministry of Woodpoint Chapel. My number is 301-432-8397."

"Does anyone have any idea how come every time we open The Herald-Mail or The Daily-Mail we have to see a picture of our mayor?"

"I am reading where someone is trying to get their two children into modeling and commercials. This message is for you; have you watched the JonBonet Ramsey story? Get out and go to work and let your children be children for heaven's sake."

"For the person who called in and asked how to keep flies out of your house. It is called a fly swatter."

"I have been having a problem with my knee for over a year now with very bad pain in it. My doctor told me that he can't help me because I don't have any health insurance. I have even tried the free clinic and they told me that they can't do anything more than what my primary care doctor could do. I even went to Social Services and they told me that I am over 21 years old and they can't give me any kind of help either. Please does anyone know anywhere I can get help?"

"I have a lot of old time plants that I would like to share with a young person who is just starting a property. If you would come and dig them up, I would be glad to share them with you for a little bit of labor. Please call 301-739-0112. I have herbs, mint and old fashioned flowers, trees, you name it, I have it."

"OOPS, I forgot to call in a few days before to wish Shirley a happy birthday. Well, this is what happens when we get older. Happy belated birthday old friend and I hope you had a nice one."

"Would the party who found the package at Ames on Tuesday in a cart, please return it to Ames and give it to Sandy. It was a blouse and two pair of underwear. Thanks, it was a senior citizen's package."

"I am calling because my child and a few other children who ride a bus at Lincolnshire, they had an incident with the bus driver cussing at them and calling one of the children a very bad name. This person is still driving the bus and I wanted to know if this is fair? I would like everyone's input on this."

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