Mail Call for 11/10

November 10, 2000

Mail Call for 11/10

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.

Mail Call is also asking callers to leave their home towns with their call-ins. It is not mandatory, but we will print the home towns with your reponse.

Here are some of the calls we have received lately:

"When are they going to finish the Halfway problems with the traffic out there?"

"On Friday, Nov. 3, my husband and my children went to the Long John Silver's for dinner. We got the best service. I wanted to thank Charlie, who got our drinks for us and Pearl, who waited on us. We haven't had good service like that in a long time. We wanted to thank them for excellent service. Thanks again."


"I am calling from Williamsport. I am responding to the remarks from the Martinsburg, W.Va., patron. I agree with them about the Mummers' Parade. I am disappointed year after year after year. I have been going to or in the parade for approximately 35 years. It really bothers me that you do not hear the bands play as much as you think you should. The bands that do play, are just playing the drum beat and not the music. Maybe the Alsatia Club should respond. The bands should play every one and a half blocks."

"To the people who are calling in and bashing the Mummers' Parade. Here is a no-brainer. Next year stay home, set your VCR. That way you can fast forward through all the stuff that you think is unnecessary. Then that way, your children will have a bathroom right around the corner. But then again, next year, you will probably call in and complain about the cameramen, not filming the parade to your satisfaction."

"Hello Democrats, guess what? I had a few Republicans tell me the other day that if Bush wins, they are going to pull the win stakes out of the yard, the ones that say Gore on them and they are going to take them to the saw mill and have toothpicks made out of them. I asked them, 'why are you going to do that, because if Bush gets into office, you are not going to have enough in your mouth to pick."

"South High may have lost their volleyball match on Monday night, but they are still the best. Go REBELS!"

"The South High Class of '81 is going to start working on its 20-year reunion. The first meeting will be held on Sunday, Nov. 12. For more details, call Kristi at 301-416-7681 or Mary at 301-791-5816."

"I am a Democrat and it is now 4:35 p.m. election day and I am assuming that the man I voted for, George Bush, is going to win the presidency. I wanted to let everyone know that we are sending a message out that we want the country back, we want law and order, we don't believe in a marriage other than man and wife. You people that are the minorities that want to wish your lifestyle on his, we don't like it and we are not accepting it."

"The Mummers' Parade is far too long. Eliminate all the politicians and the firetrucks and police cars."

"Tammany Manor is strongly opposed to the proposal to build apartments and town houses in our neighborhood. Keep it single- family lots."

"My name is Carrie from REACH, in response to the message in Mail Call. A volunteer had to be found to pick up your items. If you are the person who lives on Salem Avenue. A volunteer was found on Nov. 7 late in the afternoon and should be in contact with you, depending on her work schedule, in the next two days. We are very grateful for all donations to assist the cold weather shelter, which opens this Sunday, Nov. 12, at 3 p.m., at First Christian Church at 1345 Potomac Ave."

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