Mail Call for 1/19

January 19, 2001

Mail Call for 1/19

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 took my grandson to school in Williamsport this week and I was shocked by the number of cars and trucks with West Virginia tags that are coming over and dropping kids off. I don't understand why the school officials aren't doing anything about this. I can understand if you move to West Virginia for the lower taxes, heaven knows that Maryland is tax crazy. If you are going to move, accept what they have, don't bring your kids back here."


"In reference to the nursing shortage. First, who would choose a profession that requires you to work on weekends, holidays, long hours and requires overtime? Second, who would work in a position where you get little respect from the physicians you work with or little respect from the patients that think you owe them something? Nursing is a wonderful profession, however it is viewed in so many ways as a 'down thing' now. I think that the article should have had other things brought out, other than the nursing shortage. There are many other reasons for the nursing shortage other than what was printed in the paper."

"If this new owner of the ball team thinks that buying the ballpark is going to get us off his back as far as no ballpark, he is crazy."

"I am calling from Smithsburg concerning the public hearing, held Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. in the County Commissioners meeting room about changes in the animal control laws. For people who have concerns about vicious dogs in your neighborhood or upset about the dogs and cats running loose and nobody does anything, you can attend the meeting and call 301-791-3090 for more information."

"This is a message to the County Commissioners and the council. How can you possibly consider spending $15 million for a new stadium complex, while at the same time denying Community Rescue Service $750,000 to stay in operation? I believe that your priorities are way out of line. The taxpayers have said no to the new stadium, so let it go. The stadium will cost the people money, the Community Rescue will save lives. Which is more important?"

"I lost a man's gold ring with a 35-year emblem on it. If found, please call 301-733-2642."

"Happy birthday, Jamie, I hope your day is just peachy."

"I read where Mr. Bruchey is planning on running for another term. I hope that he goes from his champagne wallet down to a beer wallet. The people are tired of debts that we don't need. The big things like the stadium that he wants and a lot of other things. We have a sewer bill that needs to be paid off in this county."

"Our church has a great singles class, every Sunday at 9:45. Plus they do many socials. It is located on East Wilson Boulevard, Bethel Assembly of God. We would love to have you come."

"Call your senators, tell them to vote for John Ashcroft. Call them at 202-224-3121. Stand up for this innocent and wonderful man."

"To the lady who wanted to know where you could buy ground flax seeds. I bought some flax meal, which is ground flax seeds at the Health Food Store at College Plaza Shopping Center, across from the community college."

"With all the new stores, I do wish that there would be a fabric store come to town. One that would sell quality materials. We need a good fabric store."

"Someone was looking to buy flax seeds. You can buy them at Martin's Farm Market on Pennsylvania Avenue, call 301-733-3778."

"Does The Herald-Mail have any idea why you are carrying Dear Abby now instead of Ann Landers, (which is her twin sister)? Why is the picture they show of Abby's daughter?"

"My friend Margaret missed it when it was in the paper. Could you explain the difference between code red and code yellow at the hospital? Thanks very much, she will be looking for it."

"I am with the Washington County Red Cross Disaster Team and in this area for the past eight weeks, we have had approximately 12 fires, all of which have displaced the residents out of their homes. If this doesn't remind people of the devastation of a fire, then I think people should look at the possibility that it could happen at their house and the importance of renter's insurance. Most folks aren't insured. At an investment cost of approximately $100 a year, you could be protected."

"To the person who was looking for someone who sells Princess House. I have a friend that has been doing it for over 15 years. Her name is Dee, call 1-717-765-0223."

"For the person looking for Princess House plates, call 1-800-737-5223, this is a replacement service for china, crystal and silver, old and new. Perhaps they can help you."

"To the lady in Keedysville who was having trouble getting her cake baked, did you ever get it baked?"

"My wife sells Princess House, call 304-264-3934, her name is Gidget."

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