Mail Call for 8/3

August 03, 2000

Mail Call for 8/3

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 stopped at a convenience store on Monday night to get a drink. I was getting in my purse to get my money and when I looked up there was this man walking toward my car. He came over and told me that he would go in and get me a broom to clean up my mess. I was startled and asked him 'what mess?' He said to me 'you just dumped all those cigarette butts on my parking lot.' I was extremely upset since I don't smoke and my ashtray is full of spare change. I explained this to him and he said that he just cleaned that lot a few minutes ago and still accused me. I am sure that the people who were there on the pay phone and pumping gas would agree that the way he handled the situation was so unprofessional. I thought that he owed me an apology but still he accused me. So I was forced to call the main number at headquarters. To top it off, I found out that he was the store manager. I explained to them how I was harassed and they told me that they would have someone call me today, which is Tuesday. I don't like being harassed and accused of something I didn't do."


"Our dog is missing, he is a white Maltese, he is friendly, he answers to Kibby. Whoever has him, please return him to 331 Central Ave. The kids are really upset about, they would like to have their dog back."

"This is a thank you to Dr. Su and Dr. Hornbaker while I was a patient at Washington County Hospital. Also thanks to everyone in CCU and PCU. My care was the best. Again a big thanks to all of you."

"This is for the lady that called in about the Fraternal Order of Police. I used to get those calls, too. When I asked them to send me a form, something that they can send with a signature on it, they didn't and they stopped."

"I am responding to the lady regarding the Fraternal Order of Police soliciting on the phone. The local FOP at this time is not soliciting. All of the calls that the people in this county are getting is coming from the State Lodge are Baltimore. None of that money comes back to the local organizations, whatsoever. So if you get calls from the State Lodge FOP, tell them you give to the local lodge and hang up on them."

"I am interested in buying a HUD home. I have been trying and trying, they won't lower the price. I don't know why, they can sell the City of Hagerstown a home for a $1. But won't lower the price for people who are out working hard and trying to buy a home. Someone answer this if they can."

"This is a complaint for the people who abuse having a handicapped sticker or license plate. They shouldn't park in those spaces when the handicapped person isn't even with them. They should be fined and have this privilege taken from them. This is supposed to be as a courtesy and not to be abused by a spouse or a relative. This is so rude and inconsiderate of the handicapped."

"I was reading about the resident of Bethel Gardens saying that they don't have any police protection. All the police I talked to said that all of the protection down there is on the drug dealers. Do you want a little cheese with your whine? People and other residents of Hagerstown don't have any protection and we have to leave our house unguarded because everyone else is dealing with the drugs in this town. You ought to thank God that you at least have the police in your area."

"I would like to see Ron Bowers run for mayor. I think he has enough experience that he can control a lot of the slum areas and also he would be for the people and never allow that college downtown. It needs to be out in the country where it can expand. Please Ron, run for mayor."

"I was wondering whatever happened to the stop sign intersection of South Prospect and Walnut Lane? It has been over a month, they said it takes two weeks to put it there. As of today, I noticed it is still not there."

"I want to extend a very special thanks to the staff of Speedy Lube on Pennsylvania Ave. They are very courteous and considerate. A special thanks to Randy for helping me get my car started last week. He was the only one who could help."

"I live in the East End of Hagerstown, around East Franklin Street and Mulberry Street and I take pride in my home. I try to keep it up and keep it pleasant and nice. I am delighted that the policemen are looking into the crime rate that we have here. I only hope that they continue and I hope that the landlords are made to take care of their properties, so that we all have a nice home and neighborhood."

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