Mail Call for 8/24

August 24, 2000

Mail Call for 8/24

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.

"Someone wanted to know who won the Leitersburg Peach Quilt. It was won by Mary Wade, who lives at Paramount."

"I was wondering if someone could tell me if there is a place in the area where I could get old wood from to make bird houses?"

"I would like to congratulate the Hagerstown Pony League. I know they didn't win the World Series championship, but they were in there fighting, as hard as they could fight. My grandson plays on the team. I would like to thank the coaches, managers and all of the parents who brought their children to play on the team. I think they did a wonderful job and I think Hagerstown should be proud to have sent such a well-behaved team to the World Series in Washington, Pa. From a very thankful grandmother."

"For the lady who wanted to know how to clean the Wesson oil off of the hummingbird feeder. Just leave it on. When you see the bees on it, put it on again. When the hummingbirds leave for the year, take it down and wash it in hot soapy water."

"To the lady who wanted to know how to clean the sticky Wesson oil off the hummingbird feeders. You should bring it in at least every 10 days to scrub it up with hot soapy water. Scrub it good and rinse it really well, so the birds don't get sick. The oil sours after a week or so, so clean it every 10 days."

"The Hagerstown Braves won the Maryland State Championship last week. They are the ones that belong in our local stadium. The Suns are certainly not worth the $15 million difference and we should cancel their lease. If the members of the Chamber of Commerce want a new stadium, why aren't they contributing to the private sector? They should put their money where their mouth is. So long Suns, good-bye, good-bye, good-bye."

"The Board of Education and board officials should be ashamed of the way you are treating the contractors. The contractors have done an outstanding job throughout the years of service that have been in business for the school board. Shame on you."

"Radio Station WWMD, you are the best. Your variety of music is great. Especially the oldies and the good band music on Sunday. I tune in on you first thing in the morning and go to sleep with your music at night. Keep it up."

"If you are interested in an rewarding experience, call 301-791-4478 and leave a message to find out how you can volunteer at the Western Maryland Hospital Center."

"To the person who wanted to know if there was any need for volunteers in the area. The Volunteen Program at the Washington County Hospital could use some volunteers on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights. All you have to do is go to the Auxiliary Office from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and get an application. They will call you back."

"There is volunteer work at the SPCA. They need lots of volunteers. Call 301-733-2060."

"To the lady who has the scanner that comes with the guide book on how to program. I misplaced your number. I am interested in buying that scanner off of you. Leave your number in Mail Call. I am willing to offer you a decent price for it. My name is Mark, in case you forgot."

"I would like to know from someone from the town of Boonsboro. When is the construction supposed to start on Main Street? I thought it was supposed to start back in April."

"I found a dog in the Williamsport area, I live on Clear Spring Road. It is a golden retriever mixed. It is a girl. She is really friendly. If anyone knows whose dog it is, please call me at 301-223-5785. I cannot keep the dog and I do not want to send it to the SPCA. Please call me. She would make a great house dog or farm dog."

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