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Mail Call for 11/20

November 20, 2000

Mail Call for 11/20



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.

Here are some of the calls we have received lately:




"To the person living in Williamsport who wanted to know who was running against Mayor Slayman. It is going to be Mr. Maurice Snyder. It should be a good race."

-Williamsport




"A few days ago I saw an address in the paper where you can get your name on a list to stop the telemarketers from calling your residence. If anyone has this information, call Mail Call."

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-Hagerstown




"In response to a person who wanted to know why their regular mailman delivers his mail two hours later than the substitute mailman. I have always heard that you shouldn't judge a person, unless you have walked in his shoes. A possibility is that he has short legs."




"For the person who is having trouble sleeping at night. Try drinking a cup of caffeine free tea before going to bed at night. That should work."




"Al Gore is bound to win, his campaign chairman, Bill Daley is from Chicago, his dad was elected mayor several times by people who were dead. How can that happen?"




"How do the people in Florida know that they voted for the wrong person? Does that mean that I probably voted for the wrong person myself? Give me a break here."




"Like Clinton said, 'In order to look like a Republican, you got to vote for the Democrat.' Go Gore, Go Gore, Beat Bush, Beat Bush!!"




"To the person who can't sleep at night. Call me after 5:30 p.m. at 301-797-9815."




"Now, do the right thing. The bike your son brought home on Tuesday, Nov. 14 was stolen on Hamilton Boulevard. He knows who it belongs to. Help your child do the right thing and return the bike. Don't let him grow up and think it is Ok to steal from others."

-Hagerstown




"I think the problem of our election could have been solved if on the ballot somewhere there could have been a 'none of the above' place we could have voted. Then we wouldn't have this problem right now."




"All this going on in Florida. Why don't they do one of two things, either let them re-vote, or if they can't come to any decisions of what they want to do then let Clinton stay where he is for the next four years? This is getting old seeing this on TV all the time. Why is it all of the sudden, they never had all these problems before but now they have a problem with Florida? Either let the entire state re-vote or the entire United States to revote. This is getting old, let's do something about it."




"Can someone tell me where those foam peanuts that come in packaging can be taken if someone recycles it or uses it in some other way?"

-Clear Spring




"I like to do crafts and I would like to know if any other local crafters can tell me how to find out about craft shows?"




"It is Nov. 16 and very bad weather is upon us. Please would the young girl that loves cats and dogs that moved away from Rose Hill Avenue, call your friend that loves them, too, as soon as possible. Call 301-733-3902."




"I called my doctor's office and everywhere to find out when the flu shots will be available and nobody seems to have them. I called Martin's and they said they gave them a month ago, but I never saw it advertised. Where can I get the flu shot?"




"I heard about a holiday house tour in the North End on Dec. 3. Can anyone let me know the time and how to get a ticket?"




"I want a name and address for a person from the City of Hagerstown that I can send a bill to. Because of these birds, I have to get my car washed every day."




"How can the city afford to spend millions of dollars to build a new stadium and have a white elephant like the ice rink, but not have enough money to get rid of the crows?"




"We should have a new Regis show called 'Who Wants To Be President" to decide the elections. The $100 question could be, 'which of these has nothing to do with the Florida election vote: A. The swinging Chad, B. The multiple hand recount, C. Buchanan's foot or D. The butterfly ballot. It would be a lot more entertaining than the legal battles that are going on in the courts. We could sell commercials, too."

-Hagerstown

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