Mail Call for 12/18

December 18, 2000

Mail Call for 12/18

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.

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

We're waiting for your calls.

"Thank you, Mike, for delivering my paper up here on Pinehill Drive and to all the other dedicated carriers who made it on a day like this with all the ice. Thanks again."

"This is for Wal-Mart. I really hope you win against Funkstown. They are so proud of their great little town. I don't know what there is to be proud of. I'd be ashamed of it. Think about it. In one little town, there are four bars and a strip joint and they don't mind the drunks leaving the bar. Besides, why do they think all of the traffic would be going through their town? The Dual Highway is ready to deal with it, through all the resurfacing and added lanes. We could use another supercenter. They are great. They have just about everything, with low prices, especially their groceries. They can't be beat with their meats. Go to Wal-Mart, look at their parking lot and compare it to other stores. Wal-Mart is an asset to any town or city. I really wish them luck, they are a lot bigger than the Funkstown drunks. Come on, Wal-Mart!"

"Way to go, 95.9, wonderful Christmas music. I have been to every store at the mall, the doctor's office and out at Robinwood and everyone has WYII on. Thank you so much for the Christmas music and bless you."

"Isn't Washington County such a wonderful county, that we have over $200 some million on the wish list. They even have so much money that they sent private contractors out around 2:30 on Thursday after the ice storm, after it already melted. I would imagine that they will get paid anyway. Thanks for the great service and when we have a big snow, we won't see any for two days. I know the people always complain, but they have more common sense than what the government officials do."

"I wish Antietam Cable would carry the Fox News Channel."

"It doesn't snow in Florida, but I think someone there received a snow job."


"I am calling in response to the ad, Dear Santa. I only have two things to say. First, girl I have news for you, there is no such thing as a Santa. Second, there is no Santa that would bring a man for you. So you have to do what any other woman would do, you have to find him on your own."


"I wanted to say that all of the Hagerstown City Light workers have been out since 3 a.m. last Thursday, trying to get power back on. People call Mail Call and say that they want to work for the city and get their own truck and ride around all day long. Where were you at 3 a.m. last Thursday? You sure weren't up and out in the ice storm, like the city workers were. Get a life!"

"I want to thank whoever put the lights in the tree in the median at the corner of Dual Highway and Cleveland Avenue. A few weeks ago, I called Mail Call and said about putting lights on that tree and how it would be nice to see it on your trip to downtown Hagers-town. Thanks so much, from a senior citizen."

"I read the paper yesterday where WYII would like to change their format to a different kind of music format. I think that everyone likes the real old traditional country music. Plus, Ken Jay on Sunday mornings. Call them and tell them to keep it like it is. If we lost them as Country music, we have lost the only good country music station in town. Come on country music fans, call in for your support. Thank you."

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