Mail Call for 1/12

January 12, 2001

Mail Call for 1/12

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:

"I wish that Paul Swartz would find a new subject or can't he understand English? We don't want to pay for a new stadium. If you want the stadium that bad, why don't you pay for it? You can have a dozen new owners and we still would not want a new stadium. Get a new soap box."

"To high school students and their parents. Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. and again at 1 p.m., MPT will air an informational program on financial aid, grants, loans and scholarships. This information could be useful and you might want to set your VCRs if you are not going to be home."


"Forget about moving Sears. Sears is exactly where it should be in the North End. They always have good business there. You don't have to drive clear out to the mall to get what you want. You can drive right out into the North End."

"I want to wish Breece a happy first birthday. Love, Nanny and Pappy."

"Has the Board of Education made a decision regarding the cut-off age for kindergarten enrollment? What about the all-day kindergarten? Perhaps The Herald-Mail could investigate these issues and inform the community. Let's get on the ball, guys, kindergarten registration begins in February. Parents need to know if their child will be attending."

"Thank you, Virginia, for seeing that I got my flu shot. You really are an angel."

"I am calling about the person who wanted to know who sold Popular Club in the area. Call 301-733-9536."

"I want to thank all those who dropped all the calendars off at the Western Maryland Hospital Center, they have been greatly appreciated. We have met our quota. Think about us around calendar time next year and maybe you can drop some off. Thanks again from the Western Maryland Hospital Center residents."

"I want to thank Mr. Lynn very much for cleaning our sidewalks in Chewsville, during the recent snow. I don't know about the other neighbors, but it sure was appreciated by one. Thanks again."

"So now we are complaining that we want to consolidate some schools. Why is it fair for Eastern Elementary to have on the average of 30 students per classroom and two miles away Funkstown Elementary might have 15 students per classroom? Is that fair for our school system? Now, we are complaining that Cascade Elementary wants to close its school. Is it fair for Smithsburg Elementary to be open and Cascade to be $6,300 per student? Come on, wake up, this is in the year 2001, not the 1900s."

"To the person who wanted to know where to find the Town Planner Calendars. You can find them at the local AC&Ts or the local Burger Kings."

"When Wards move out, put a Popeye's or Value City in there."

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