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Mail Call for 8/16

August 16, 2000

Mail Call for 8/16



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 wish that the railroad would get someone to cut down the weeds out here. Down on 64, they look terrible. My husband and I used to do it, but we both have arthritis and he has heart trouble."




"If you like beautiful flowers, take a ride to Larch Avenue and see the beautiful canna lilies. They must be six feet tall and have the prettiest red flowers on them. I would love to have some of them."

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"WHAG-TV sports department, what a waste. No mention whatsoever of our Pony League All-Stars in the World Series and here you have a five-minute segment on Jefferson High School football, which hasn't even started yet. What a shame and a disgrace."




"Hey, Hagerstown, I received a statement in the mail from my cardiologists. They said my balance was one cent. They paid 33 cents to tell me this."




"This concerns Muldowney switching his party from Democrat to Republican. The reason he gave in the paper for switching, all I can say is goodbye, good luck and good riddance."




"I was wondering if anyone knows where a lady could get dressy custom made shirts done?"




"Last Thursday, when I stopped at Rose Hill Cemetery to water some flowers, my car wouldn't start. One of the workmen came to see what the problem was, some other workers gave my battery a jump start. I was able to get the car to a store where I purchased a new battery. Just wanted to thank the workmen who took the time to help me. I really appreciated their help. Thanks again."




"I read about another murder. What are we going to do about this? Our justice system needs to look at people being charged with murder and the citizens of Maryland are not going to tolerate this. Give them the maximum penalty, which to me would be a life for a life."




"In honor of National Truck Drivers Week, I would like to thank my husband, Luther, and his fellow employees of Overnight Transportation for all they do."




"To the woman whose mother who has coughing fits and to anyone else who does. Pinch your middle finger at the joint nearest the tip. It suppresses coughing. Try it, it works."




"How about those cute green dump stickers? Couldn't we have a better color? It looks like a money grabber's color. If someone places one on your vehicle, especially if you are out of town, you really look weird."




"My friends and I from Hagerstown went over to the Leitersburg Peach Festival. Very good, everything was great, except there were too many dogs. We got our peach pie and other things and one of my friends stepped in dog mess. Too many dogs. Try to do something about that next year. We heard other people complaining about it also."




"The person who called and wanted iris. If they would leave their number, I will call them back. You would have to dig them; they are miniatures."




"To Paul Muldowney, we hope that you stay with the Republicans now because you were nothing but trouble for the Democrats."

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