Mail Call for 9/29

September 29, 2000

Mail Call for 9/29

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.

Also, callers into Mail Call are asked to leave their home towns with their calls. It is not mandatory, but we are running home towns with calls now.

We're waiting for your calls.

"I hope everyone read the County Commissioners' wish list for the state delegates. I hope that the next election that we take appropriate action. Almost all of those initiatives was something for the county to spend more money and encourage overdevelopment by making the existing residents pay. As far as the fire tax goes, that might be all right, but we have been told a while ago that for a number of years now that this is why we have all this wide open gambling in this county. I suggest that if we are going to have fire tax, I think we should get rid of the gambling. There have been many lives ruined, homes lost and bankruptcies because of the gambling here. Some people can't control themselves."

"For the people who love good music, tune in to Memory WMRE 1550 on the AM dial. That is Martinsburg, Charles Town and Winchester."

"Listen, doesn't anyone want black walnuts? They are almost all out of the haul, all you have to do is dry them and crack them. Let a yes or no in the paper and where you are from. You don't have to leave a number or name. I will call you back and let you know what road you have to come on and I will leave them along the road."


"Way to go Charger football team, especially No.14. From your biggest fan, Heather."

"I want to thank all of my family, friends and neighbors in the North End that bought the coupon books for North High's football team. It really helped my team and I really appreciate it. Mrs. Wayne Boward."


"Yes, don't blame the SPCA, blame the people that are running it. County Commissioners, when are you going to wake up?"

"Congratulations to the Clear Spring Charger football team for winning their first game. Way to go, Chargers, and way to go Charger Cheerleaders."

"I am a watcher of WHAG news and I recently returned from a business trip and I noticed that Trish is not on anymore. Can anyone let me know where she went? I really miss seeing her every night."

"In regards to the school bus accident that happened on Md. 77 by the Smithsburg bus. I can sympathize with that driver. One day I was coming down that road with my two grandchildren on a wet day and didn't' realize it and before I knew it I was sliding sideways on that curve. I thought something was wrong with that curve at that time. So apparently that is a very bad curve and I would advise everyone to obey the traffic signal there. That is the sign that says to go the speed limit that it suggests."

"If the SPCA isn't to be blamed for the cattery proposal, then how come they were the only testimony in favor of the proposal at the Planning and Zoning Committee meeting?"

"I was going through the yard sales last week. I found a key case with two keys in it out on Virginia Avenue. If anyone wants them call me at 301-797-6724."

"To the individual that called in about fall being dark, damp, dreary and disgusting. It is all in the way you look at life."

"I want to wish Todd and his engagement to Lisa a congratulations. I also want to say congratulations to Crystal and Freddie who recently got married."

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