Mail Call for 7/13

July 13, 2000

Mail Call for 7/13

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:

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> 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.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> It's OK to criticize decisions by government officials, but don't get personal.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> We don't allow people to criticize a specific business.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Don't call about buying or selling an item.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Don't call to advertise your business or ask where a certain item can be bought in this area.


HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Don't give medical advice.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Don't criticize a specific neighbor.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Don't call about hiring someone to do odd jobs for you.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> 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.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Or, if you like, you can vent in Mail Call, but please, no profanity.

We're waiting for your calls.

"To the lady from Mercersburg, Pa., who stopped at my yard sale on Oak Springs Road on Friday, July 7. She bought a wagon and kids pool, left a deposit with me, then stopped after work to pick them up. We both forgot that you already paid a deposit, so if you would, pick it up on the way to work some morning, I have it here for you."

"I am calling to ask if anyone knows of a good and honest long distance calling service? The one I have charges me 50 cents for a call that I never completed. Please advise, thank you."

"I want to thank my good neighbors for all they do for me. They do so much for me, I can't name them all. Just to mention a few, they mow my grass, they bring me food, they take my trash out. I just wish everyone had neighbors like mine. They are so precious to me. God bless you, from A.T.M."

"Does anyone know how to make plum jelly, old plum preserves. I got the plums and don't know what to do with them."

"About the Wal-Mart. I think we should have one around the Funkstown area to help the people in the eastern part of the county and the southern. It is a long distance to go to the one on the other side of town. Keep up the good work, we are going to keep fighting for a Wal-Mart on this side of town."

"I would like to wish my husband, Spanky, a happy 26th birthday on July 22. Love always, Jennifer."

"Wal-Mart's reason for building a store in Funkstown is because they sell groceries. Hello, isn't Martin's located there? They are a grocery store."

"Within 30 minutes driving distance, where can someone purchase frozen custard ice cream? Thank You."

"At Potterfield Pool on Frederick Street, if you have a pass can you get in early? The lady I know, she has a pass and she gets in ahead of time before anyone else and she is already in the pool. I was wondering if she can get in ahead of time, why couldn't we do it?"

"I read the paper on Monday and the statement made by the Suns manager, he said, 'fights like that are just part of baseball.' I think they need to go to another city. Our children don't need to know sportsmanship like that."

"Why has councilman McClure changed his mind after a private meeting with Mr. Blenckstone? Reconsider Mr. McClure, we taxpayers are counting on you."

"I am confused, I have a question, How can you pay nurses so much money to take care of sick patients and you pay caregivers very little to take care of infants?"

"I travel on Pennsylvania Avenue every day and there is a little island across from County Market that the weeds are so high, that they are getting to be that you can't even see the fire hydrant. Some of them are three foot high and I would like to know why our city cannot keep these little places cleaned up."

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