Mail Call for 3/30

March 30, 2001

Mail Call for 3/30

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.

"I am calling about the funeral home item in the paper, $4,000 to $10,000 for a burial amount. A lot of people cannot afford that type of burial. I was interested in this because I stopped up in Greencastle. There was a man up there that sells caskets and stuff. He has caskets for $700 to $900 that funeral homes has for $1,300 and $1,400. He also has vaults cheaper than funeral homes, too. There is a law that he can deliver them right to the funeral home, to whoever wants that service."

"My name is Rich and my wife and I walk our children to school. We go around that island there at Canine Cuttery there on West Washington Street. There is so much glass laying around that area, it is ridiculous and very dangerous for the children to be standing there and wait on the school bus. The city used to clean it, but now they don't anymore."

"My children and I are looking for a friendly Methodist church in the Fairplay and Sharpsburg area. I appreciate any help."

"I am looking for a male Shih-tzu under 10 pounds for stud services. Leave your number in Mail Call."

"I would like phone numbers of someone who can come to your home and do computer repairs, updates or lessons."

"I would like to know what is wrong with the judicial system. Someone was murdered in cold blood, but no one has to take the blame. All you have to do is plea bargain and you are not up for murder charges. Is that all it takes?"

"Are there any birders out there that know why or can give an explanation as to why the large flock of seagulls that I have seen around the shopping centers this winter, are so far inland? It is quite interesting and I have never seen them so far inland before."

"I want to wish every Hagers-town resident a happy spring and God bless."

"Now that Sears has made it official that they are moving to the mall. Why doesn't Wal-Mart go there and leave Funkstown alone?"

"I would like to congratulate the ladies at the Cookie Jar on Pennsylvania. They are very professional, always reaching with a friendly smile. They are wonderful people and they need to be commended."

"I want to know who won the World Figure Skating Championship this past weekend. I have not seen anything in the paper or on the news. I am beginning to think that it is a secret."

"My name's Rose Marie, 301-582-1895, and I am looking for someone to plow a 2,200 square foot garden. I live on Hopewell Road, right by Fed Ex."

"Can anyone do something about the pot holes on Pennsylvania Avenue, at North High going towards County Market? Some of them are very big. They need to be filled in."

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