Mail Call for 1/31

January 31, 2001

Mail Call for 1/31

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:

"Residents on this street are very concerned about these two dogs that are in a cage that does not have anything over the top to keep them in. They have two dog- houses in this cage that the rott-weiler keeps getting up on and if this happens it is possible that he will be able to get over top of the cage. The shepherd does not pose a threat but the rottweiler is vicious and extremely aggressive. They bark and carry on fiercely when someone walks by. A lot of the residents here are walkers and are afraid to walk because of the possible danger if the dogs get out. Since this is the only way out of this area, residents are very upset that they cannot walk like they used to. The owner thinks that the rottweiler is not dangerous. This is not fair for us residents who walk and some of us walk very early in the morning. From a concerned resident in Halfway."


"I wish the drivers on Falling Waters Road would make a New Year's resolution and that would be to drive closer to the 30 or 35 mph speed limit that is posted and not the interstate speeds. Just think, you could be saving the lives of your family, my family, or a friend's family or even an animal's life."

"We men should feel very fortunate. What kind of life would we have now if a woman had been the first to step foot on the moon? She would have said, 'One small step for woman and one giant leap for womankind.' I think you guys understand."

"Friends of mine built a nice home on Ridenour Road, east of Hagerstown, off the Dual Highway. This was several years ago. This area was zoned residential and as far as they know it is still residential. Now that several other people have built homes there, they are now letting people put farm animals. This was one of the restrictions, no farm animals of any kind allowed. There are some people with horses in their back yard. I was wondering if someone else has had any problems with these zoning laws not being followed in any other part of the county?"

"This is a response to the people in the South End of town. I have never seen so many bad situations of people leaving things on their front porch and things along the side of their house. It is a horrible situation. We the people who try to make our properties look decent, you are the kind of people that make it look bad. Help clean it up."

"My husband and I attended a funeral at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home on Thursday, Jan. 18. When my husband went to the coat closet he found his light tan London Fog raincoat had been taken and one left in its place. If anyone knows anything about this, would you please call 301-739-3802."

"Iney Sue, you are the queen of football and I should have never doubted you. Your son-in-law."

"I lost my driver's license about a year ago and I bought a moped. That must be legal because I drive it everywhere. The cops don't seem to notice it, or at least they don't ask if I have a driver's license to operate it. I suppose it's all right, so I will continue to drive it."

"Who cares about the Super Bowl and the Ravens? Let's get going with racing. Come on, Daytona."

"I was reading about the individual from Williamsport who used to live in Hagerstown, thinks he does a terrific job. I think he does a terrific job, too, so let's each donate $1,000, and that is just for starters. If you are originally from Hagers-town, you should know that CRS was originally started by a man named Harvey Maugans. He had an ambulance and ran it all over Washington County. Then CRS come around and takes over $400,000 a year plus to run an ambulance, but the county companies don't take that much. How come? I see where Company 28 has been covering for CRS. Does that mean that CRS can't do their job or won't do their job or what? $400,000 is a lot of money. I think they deserve it. Come on guys, let's start some Bingo."

"I sympathize with the person who put in about the fuel assistance. Mine has been in about two months also. I know, I have called at least a dozen times and I don't get any call backs. They are looking for some kind of technicality or any reason so they can't give it to you."

"Don't bother trying to call Sen. Munson's office for help because they won't call you back either. They didn't call me back until I already got the problem solved and that was three weeks after I called Munson. "

"We are asking anyone who reads this to pray for our granddaughter Missy who is battling cancer. Please help us, she is our only grandchild. Thank you, from her Nanny and Pappy."

"I want to know where the fuel assistance is, too."

"I am a member of CRS and have been for quite some time now. I am ashamed that the company has put them in a situation and believed them from the start that the city would bail them out. The city would be very foolish to hand this money out. They want your money, but believe me they would not take your advice and the problem would still exist. The best thing for the city is to put the money in your own ambulances and have them in your fire departments with you fire engines and provide a guaranteed service to the residents. That way you know where your money is going and the coverage area would be greater. That way you wouldn't need five secretaries to do the billing. That in itself would save you money."

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