Mail Call for 3/22

April 10, 2001

Mail Call for 3/22

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 responding to someone who is looking for someone who sells Avon in the Frederick Street area. Call Karen at 301-714-0136. She is a great girl."

"We wish to thank the gentleman who wrote the letter to the editor about the hunting and trapping in Maryland. We need more hunters and trappers who keep the wild animal population under control, to stand up for their rights against these animal rights activists."

"This is Jean, I wanted to say congratulations to Ron and Prude Horn for being sole owners of Superior Dairy ice cream parlor. They live in Colonial Park. Good luck to you two."

"Penn State Alumni: I have a menu, in perfect shape from Fred's Restaurant on Alan Street in State College. It was a big hangout, 60 years ago. Would anyone be interested in this piece of history? Call 301-739-0072."

"Congratulations, Melinda, on receiving your doctorate. Your family is very proud of you."

- Boonsboro

"For two Sundays, some residents in the Halfway area are not receiving ads or manufacturers coupons in their papers. However other people are, who live outside of this area. We are paying for our full newspaper and we would like to receive it."

"Hot diggy diggy. Someone finally reported about being stoned on that physic hotline. That wouldn't have happened if you wouldn't have left them suck you into it."

"How about someone posting where bicycles and skateboards are not supposed to be on the sidewalks before someone gets seriously hurt? Warm weather is coming and there are more people out walking, especially downtown."

"I am responding to the person who called in and wanted to know what the landlord does when they ask for an application fee for renting a house or apartment. The fee is to do a credit check. We do a credit check on everyone who fills out an application. The credit check costs $15. I suggest that everyone keeps their credit in good condition if they ever want to rent a house or an apartment, because of that credit check, we could find out in a half hour, how much you owe in the entire United States."

"Well Mr. Bush, the stock market went down another 238 points again on Tuesday. I hope you don't turn out to be another Herbert Hoover, at least for the people's sake. You talk recession and it looks like you are going to get what you want. I hope it is not long and severe, for your sake and ours."

"I want to know when the church on the corner of First and Spruce Street got a nightclub license? The people in the 700 block of Spruce Street are tired of all the loud music being played up there and the parking is terrible. The churchgoers can't get a place to park anymore."

"Some years ago, there was a popular song called, 'Boo Hoo, You Got Me Crying For You' which today could be the same song for those Democrats that cannot admit that Gore lost the election. The Florida secretary of state is going to remove all the deceased from the voters' rolls. She also announced that they are going to get rid of those paper ballots. But then what would the Democrats have to boo hoo about. Hello, Florida, welcome to the real world."

"Can you do computer work at home, or anything you can do at home and get paid for it and is legitimate?"

"How about opening up a Krispy-Kreme donut shop in this town? It is a shame that Dunkin Donuts left. We need another coffee and donut shop where people can sit down."

"It is Wednesday, March 21. What, no two-hour delay? No delay at all? I am flabbergasted. It is raining out; you never know, a bus might skid off the road. What is the School Board thinking about, no delay because it is raining?"

"Just wanted to say how great of a show the Clear Spring Lions Club's 50th Minstrel Show was this past weekend. The director was superb. I really enjoyed the chorus and good music. The band music before the show started was also really great. Many thanks."

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