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Mail Call for 6/21

June 21, 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:




"To the town fathers and the County Commissioners: For all the jobs you have brought to this area, I would like to see you work at any of them and survive. Each day to be a threat to be walked to the door. Restroom, not allowed, hold it, go on your break. You work for three days, off for four days, work three days, off seven days, at a push, breakneck speed. Most jobs are part-time, no benefits. Yes, some work two to three jobs to survive. If you are over 50, forget it. They'll hire a couple of people so discrimination can't be proved, but most are turned away with a promise 'We'll Call.' That call never comes. So you sit by a dead phone, and wait!"

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"I want to say that I just tried the new Mountain Side Deli in Boonsboro and to my surprise, their subs, homemade potato chips and ice cream are excellent. It is the best I have found anywhere yet and my family enjoyed it all tremendously. The folks there are wonderful people. So thanks for the new deli in Boonsboro."




"Way to go, Dustin Warner, your very first job with the Hagerstown Suns baseball team as their bat boy. We love you, Nanny and Pappy."




"To The Herald-Mail, I know you can't put all the schools on the front page of the paper, but why is it always South or North? Maybe tomorrow night it will be one of the others, hoping to see their faces on the front page, too. You can't put them all on there in one night, but you can put them on there gradually."




"I am calling to thank the person who knocked my tail lights out at the new Wal-Mart and doesn't even leave a note on my windshield letting me know who it was."




"Mom, I would like to thank you for everything you have done for me. You are a wonderful mother and I thank you for that. Love, your daughter, Jessica."




"I want to thank all the employees at the Cookie Jar in downtown Hagerstown for making my day brighter. I had a pretty rough week and I went in there this morning to get some doughnuts and buns to take to the office and they really brightened my day. It is nice to know that you have such nice people working there. Thanks again."

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