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Mail Call for 10/6

October 06, 2000

Mail Call for 10/6



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.

Also, Mail Call is now running home towns wth responses. It is not mandatory, but it is requested with your responses.

Here are some of the calls we have received lately:




"I wanted to say thank you very much to the local UPS staff. Recently my son left a suitcase in Indiana. When we realized what had happened, we contacted the small inn where he had stayed. They admitted that they had it and they refused to ship it to us, even though we agreed to pay COD. So we contacted our local UPS office to find out what we can do. They explained everything I need to do and they sent a local driver from Indiana to pick up the suitcase and mailed it back to us. We appreciate this so much. Thank you UPS, you are the best."

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"I wanted to let everyone know that the South High Rebel Alumni Band is practicing on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. for the Alsatia Mummers' Parade, which is at the end of October. Come on out and join the fun."




"The Washington County Water and Sewer Department may be $52 million in debt but the Baltimore Ravens certainly are not. A new minority owner has made the Baltimore Ravens one of the most stable NFL franchises today."- Hagerstown




"I want to comment about telemarketers that invade my privacy and mainly ask for a husband or wife. Won't leave a name, company or phone number. Sometimes the spouses are suspicious when an unknown male or female calls for the wives or husbands. This could cause tension in a marriage. This is a terrible invasion of privacy and I am sick of it."




"I want to congratulate Todd and Laquissa on their engagement."




"Though we lost our good music station, I have found a few other good ones, 1550 AM. WMRE and 105.9 in Falls Church."




"I have a suggestion for raising money for the new stadium. Start charging $5 for a permit to have a yard sale and if they don't get a permit, then charge them a $25 fine. I guarantee you, with all the yard sales that go on, we could make a lot of money."




"To the person who wants black walnuts, call 301-739-7759."




"I am trying to locate Eugene Price. He is a former student of mine. We recently spoke briefly at Martin's grocery store. I would like for Eugene to call the school and leave me his phone number or address."




"I agree with the person who called in about the North Hagerstown area reporter. They rarely mention schools and I would like to see them do more school news and less of those things that really aren't important. Come on schools, call him, e-mail him, give him information. It is our column and we should have in it what we want."




"Today I was going to the grocery store and I had to go down Burhans Boulevard. They are tearing the road up. They don't bother to put anything up around the manholes or where they start or finish. What if we blow a tire out? We are on fixed income, we can't afford that."




"To the people who are concerned about the nursing homes, please call me at 301-733-8353 between the hours of 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. As we gather together, we can help each other."




"I am calling about the person that put in the paper about the nursing homes. I had someone in a nursing home too and if you would like to contact anyone to talk about it, call the Washington County Office on Aging. Ask for the ombudsman. Call 301-790-0275."

- Hagerstown




"I want to wish my grandmother, Pauline, a happy 86th birthday on Friday, Oct. 6. We love you and hope that you have many many more happy birthdays. From Tammy, Mark and Joseph."

-Hagerstown




"I was wondering if anyone else was watching that 'Facts of Life' marathon on TV? I just love that Tootie."




"I lost a set of keys in the Park Lane area in Hagerstown. There is a reward offered. Attached to this key ring was a small stuffed animal, the Walt Disney character Goofy in an African safari outfit. Call 301-739-7560."

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