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Mail Call for 10/24

October 24, 2000

Mail Call for 10/24



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.

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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 are now running home towns with call-ins.

We're waiting for your calls.




"To the County Commissioners, it seems like you guys are not going to give up on the idea of a new stadium. You should check the facts, there is no way that the state will give us $6 million for a new stadium. You already wasted over $300,000 on plans for a new stadium. But, yet the school libraries are inadequate with old books and not enough books for the children in the schools. It seems that the County Commissioners are more concerned about a new stadium than the education of our children. Let's remember this, two years from now when elections come, those who vote for the stadium won't have a seat when it comes around next time."




"We at the Salvation Army of Hagerstown Corps would like to say thanks to Majors Robert and Georgia Henderson during Pastor Appreciation Month for all the love and care they give their members and soldiers."




"I want to thank the State Roads employees for the wonderful job they are doing on Dual Highway. Our little one likes to go out at night and watch them work. He wants to be a working man and he is taking lessons. Looks wonderful, guys."




"Congratulations to the Agriculture Center outside of Sharpsburg on their recent expansion."




"I am calling about the question in Mail Call about the Cracker Barrel Magazine. It can also be purchased at the Borders Books and Music in the new shopping center on U.S. 40."




"I am a taxpayer and there is a dope house near the police station. It is so close that they can smell it. I don't understand why the chief of police doesn't send over some officers to raid that place. It is right over on Washington Street, right close to the station. They are doing a lot of damage around there."




"I want to thank the State Roads Department for removing the old railroad tracks at the Garden State Tanning in Williamsport. We live on Md. 68 at Pinesburg and travel that way all the time. You are definitely our shining stars. Thanks again guys for a job well done. M.K."




"I am an independent voter, I do not belong to the Democratic or Republican Party. I notice the Letters to the Editor are now giving advice as to how to vote. I will vote for whomever I think is best. I do not need advice from any organization. It is our privilege to vote for our choice."




"I want to wish Mr. and Mrs. Doug Willman of Clear Spring a happy 32nd anniversary."




"Is Leitersburg going to have their haunted house this year?"




"I see in Mail Call where someone said that we needed a Popeye's Chicken Restaurant in Hagerstown. Amen, we sure do. That is the best chicken around, except for KFC. They would both make out real well. One wouldn't take from the other because everyone likes both of them."




"I would like to thank Cindy, Doug, Daryl and Beth for assisting my husband the other night when he broke down. There really are good people in Hagerstown. Thanks again."




"It is not the cats in Washington County that are the problem. It is the County Commissioners and the Humane Society. If they use their time to take care of important things, they wouldn't have time for such nonsense as the cattery law."




"I read the article about the hobos. I was wondering why someone doesn't put something in the paper where the homeless can get help instead of everyone calling them hobos. Offer them services instead of calling them hobos or find out why they are homeless or what is wrong with them and what they can do to get off the streets."




"Elton John has been sighted recently at the Washington County Board of Education. If you see him, be sure to wish him a happy birthday."




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