Mail Call for 4/6

April 06, 2001

Mail Call for 4/6

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.

"Thank you, WJEJ 1240 on the dial, for the lovely music at the early hours of the morning. It certainly makes my day start off right."


"To the diabetic with the foot problem. I heard that there is a cream, but it is a prescription. Please talk to your doctor about it. Good luck."

"The school children have five snow days to make up. Does anyone know what five days that will be?"

"Does anyone know of a bus trip that is going to Ohio to the Longaberger plant? I would like to have two tickets. My number is 301-432-6218."


"My snow angel this winter has been the Burks, who kept my driveway clean when it snowed. I really appreciated it. It is great to have such great neighbors. Thanks, from Dusty."

"I want to wish my grandson Brady a very happy belated birthday on April 2. He turned 8 years old. Also, congratulations for playing a great game of soccer on April 1. Love you, Nan C."

"The reason seagulls come so far inland is because they have bird brains."

"It is about time that the North End thanks Sanders Cookie Jar for moving to our end of town. No matter how early you go in there, Loretta, Jan and Mom, they brighten your day with a bright smile and a happy hello. These girls make getting up in the morning a lot easier."

"Why do neighbors have to copy off of each other all the time? The other day we cleaned our yard up to get ready to plant vegetables and our neighbor did the exact same thing. Mind your own business and do your own thing."

"Here we go again, Sheriff Mades' deputies are going to Frederick if they don't receive wages equal to Frederick County. Why do you think that Frederick has 22 openings? Believe me, these Hagerstown deputies want no part of Frederick, at any price. Comparing Hagerstown to Frederick is like comparing Frederick to Baltimore."

"I am looking for a hall to rent on May 12 to have my daughter's birthday party. If you know of a hall that is available, call me at 410-767-3674, ext. 7068."

"I am looking for someone who has a Chadwick's of Boston Clothing magazine that they are not using, that I can have to place an order out of. Also so I can start getting the catalog from them. My number is 301-739-8992."

"This is a thank you to a very special person in my life. To my father, my father in heaven. There is only one word to describe my God and that is Awesome. We have the privilege of serving Him each and every day and we need to give him all the praise, the honor and glory that he deserves. For now and ever more."


"I watched "Jeopardy!" on Tuesday night. Bob Fleenor of Martinsburg was the five time champion, he received two Camaros. I wish they would have at least announced that he worked for The Daily Mail. Go Bob, go Bob, Go Bob, as far as you can go."

"I cannot believe they want 10 and a half percent property tax increase. Are you crazy, are you kidding me? Ten and a half percent? Come on! This has to be the worst mismanaged local government, I cannot believe this. Why do the property owners have to carry the burden all the time? It doesn't pay to own property in this town. I think everyone should move out."

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