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Mail Call for 12/6

December 06, 2000

Mail Call for 12/6



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.

Here are some of the calls we have received lately:




"If anyone has two tickets to the Keedysville house tour on Sunday, Dec. 10, please call 301-432-6002."




"Does anyone out there know if they still sell the Uncle Wiggly game? If they do, will you call Mail Call and let me know where I can get one."




"Looking for popcorn balls. If you know where I can get them, please call 301-790-3728."




"To the lady that wanted the metal ice cube trays. The Dollar Store off of Frederick Street, near Food Lion, has plenty of them."

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-Hagerstown




"It is the time of year when the public is supposed to honor the Lord's birthday. I go to the mall and the stores, but I don't see any signs or pictures of our Lord. Where is Christ? I don't even hear people mention his name. Christmas is a time for stores to make money and for the children. The parents should tell their children about Christ more often instead of Santa Claus."




"In regards to my call about Williamsport Tree lighting. It was the Williamsport town workers that get the credit. They put many hours into this project."

-Williamsport




"Count all the votes in Florida, or the machines brought in from the outside that has not been tampered with."




"This is the lady that called about the catalog and I wanted to thank everyone for giving me the number and the address of the catalog I needed. I received so many calls from so many nice people."




"To the person who mentioned that there were no laws about using a turn signal to merge on the interstate. Obviously you don't know what the law is. You should go back to driver's education because it is required."




"I hope Al Gore soon stops his whining. He is doing everything he can to prolong the count of votes for his benefit. God forbid if he becomes president. He should pay for all those lawyers he had. Bush won and he just can't accept it."

-Hagerstown




"I was reading about the lady getting her prescription refilled and how much it went up. Don't you know that all of these pharmacy companies put in millions of dollars to Bush? They want to get it all back now."




"I am so sick and tired of all of this controversy over Florida's butterfly ballots. Why can't the whole community, United States and every state have the same ballot? What happened to the old way of voting, a decent ballot?"




"Congratulations to everyone at the Washington County Playhouse. 'Nuncracker' was fabulous. Good work."

-Boonsboro




"Tim Rowland's article on 'The View,' in how Barbara Walters is now promoting Campbell's Soup for money, how sad. Great article, Tim."




"They say milk does your body good, well why don't they put milk machines out there in public places, the same as soda machines? There are a lot of people that are trying to watch their weight and you can only take so much soda. You can only drink so much coffee at work, so get the milk machines put in."

-Hagerstown




"I have an answer for all the Democrats that are calling in backing Mr. Gore. Wait until he gets in, wait until he gets your guns, wait until he tells you what time to go to bed at night and when to get up in the morning. Maybe then you will appreciate Mr. Bush. That is from a Republican and the entire Republican Party."




"I am sick of Clinton and I am sick of Gore. Go Bush, Go!"




"If you will notice that during this entire election process, George Bush has not come on TV once to defend himself. He came on once and read from a teleprompter, didn't move his arms or nothing. He was like a puppet on a string. There is Cheney, who had a heart attack and they put him up in the driver's seat. Is that who you want in the driver seat, one that knows nothing or do you want someone who has been there and experienced? I voted for Gore, I would vote for Clinton again. We don't need Bush; he is nothing but a puppet."




"It is that time of year again, I wanted to remind everyone not to forget their Herald-Mail carriers. After all, they deliver your paper every day, in rain, sleet, snow, and make sure that you have your paper every day. So don't forget your paper carriers at Christmas."




"I was calling about the lady who had a huge increase in her prescription. My mother had the same large increase, but not on the same drug. She called the pharmacy and questioned this large increase. They said they would call me back. They called back in about four hours, then it had only gone up about $5 instead of $30. So don't be afraid to question the pharmacy about what is going on. If they are aware that you know there is a problem, then they might do something about it."




"I think this situation in Florida is the biggest joke of this century. It is really amazing how things can get so mixed up. I personally think they should throw all the ballots in Florida away and make up one ballot and let the people revote down in Florida. That is the only way you can come to a really good conclusion."




"I have a suggestion for all the businesses, especially the beauty parlors. Say your name when you answer the phone, so you don't have to call down everybody's name to find the one you wanted to talk to."

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