Mail Call for 12/4

December 04, 2000

Mail Call for 12/4

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.

We're now putting home towns in Mail Call with your call-ins. It's not mandatory, but we think it is interesting to see where the calls are coming from.

We're waiting for your calls.

"If you want some really good entertainment, head on out to Barracuda's on Tuesday nights to listen to the great music of 'Yesterday's Wine.' They are there every Tuesday and they are great! They are there from 8 to 11:30 p.m. See you there."

"Would the people who called in about WYII playing the Christmas music. Would you please tell me what the number is on the radio dial?"

"I was wondering if you would please put Santa's number in the paper so the children can call and talk to Santa this year?"

"To the person who was driving the van on Wednesday night, you changed lanes right in front of me on Dual Highway around 4:50 p.m. I would like to remind you that this is a hazard in doing this. I was driving of a very heavy truck. Because of the weight of my truck, it takes a certain amount of space between me and the next vehicle to get this truck stopped. I allowed the space required but then you changed lanes and came over right in front of me and I had to use my breaks. To make it more hazardous, the roads were wet. Lucky you I got stopped in time. Please think about the hazard of cutting in front of a heavy vehicle."

"For the woman who needs an address or phone number for Harriet Carter. I have the number, it is 215-361-5122."


"For the person who said they wrote a note to the County Commissioners and suggested that they give the money to the Free Clinic instead of the Board of Education or Animal Shelter. If we give money to the Board of Education, we can educate people and prevent people from having to go to the free clinic. Also, to the person who said about not using turn signals on the interstate. There is no law that states that you have to use turn signals on the interstate to merge."

"I want to say that it is too bad that Al Gore doesn't have a mother and father, sisters and brothers to get up and fight for him, like Bush does."

"I take a prescription drug called Prempo. A lot of females are on this drug and in September I had it filled for three months, it was $58.13. I just had it refilled this week and it was $86.37. It has gone up that much in three months. I think someone should get on the ball and find out why these drugs are escalating so much."

"The more I hear and read from Al Gore, the more glad I am that I didn't vote for him."

"To the lady who wanted to know what she could do about the hunters hunting across from her field in the cornfield. The first thing you could do is buy the land from the current owner and tell the people they can't hunt there and the second thing you could do is move!"

"Come on Republicans, do you really want a man that reads from a teleprompter and stares at it like he is a zombie? I don't think I would."

"I hope that Gore wins. The Republicans care about nothing but themselves. They don't care about the hard-working people in this country. Please Gore, I hope you win, I am praying for you."

"I am in disagreement about having another Wal-Mart in the Funkstown area. We already have a Wal-Mart and it is a Super Wal-Mart and that is sufficient enough. I think we need to have another shopping mall, like Frederick has. The area is growing. I think having another mall would benefit the people in Washington County. They need to put other stores that are only in other counties and other states. I am not saying that Hagerstown should be like Baltimore, but we are growing."

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