Mail Call for 3/13

March 13, 2001

Mail Call for 3/13

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.

We're waiting for your calls.

"My wife and I were watching a very interesting show called 'Doc.' For the doctors in Washington County, they should watch and maybe it will jar their brains as to what they made a doctor for."

"I was wondering, are there any single groups out there for people in their late 20s and early 30s? Apparently there are few around the area, but they are for the ones that were already married before. Are there any out there for singles that have never been married?"

"I just read an article where a man was being violent and threatened a police officer. He was let off on 60 days probation. There was no anger classes ordered for the man or anything. Hasn't Columbine and this recent school shooting taught us anything that people who threaten violence, do violence. Let's get more violence classes, so these problems can be dealt with before someone gets hurt."

"I had a tree cut down and would like to give some of the wood away for free. Leave a number and I will get back with you."

"I live in Hancock and on Feb. 4, in my spruce tree, I saw about 15 or 20 robins."

"I want to wish my grandson Michael a happy belated 15th birthday. God bless you, I love you very much, Granny."

"I want to thank my neighbor Bonnie and Jim for being super to me. They are the best."

"I see the Board of Ed has hired another administrator that does not pay county or state taxes for the State of Maryland."

"I am a concerned county resident and would like to know when the signal is going up at Eastern Boulevard and Security Road. I travel this area frequently and it is like suicide trying to get over to Eastern Boulevard. I guess I know the answer, when they start building around that area, then we will get it."

"I have a solution to the school violence. I think if we bring back the paddle discipline like we had, then we wouldn't have the problems that we do today."

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