Mail Call for 4/17

April 17, 2001

Mail Call for 4/17

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.

"To the person who called in about the lady bugs. I called a local pest control company. They were polite and they were efficient. They came over on a weekend. Two treatments did the trick. They guarantee their work. If you see any bugs, they will come back and do it over for you free of charge. Hope this helps."

"Charlie and Eileen would like to thank Sam and Harold for keeping their driveway free of snow this past winter. I wish Sam, Jeanne, Harold and Carol a happy spring and a happy summer."

"To the person who called about the lady bugs. If you want to get rid of them, don't kill them. They are supposed to be good luck. If you find them inside, they are not harmful, they are cute, just take them outside without harming them."

"To the person who called about what George Bush's major was in college. I don't think that he had a major or a minor."

"To the person who wanted to know when the Apple Blossom Festival is in Winchester, W.Va. was. It is May 3, 4 and 5. Have a good time when you go, I always do."

"About the yard sale that was listed in the paper. It was for 12 Funkstown Road. My sister and I rode down there and there is no such road. The people in Funkstown even said that there is such road. Maybe its not called that anymore. Where is this at?"

"Parents, if you had a child that showed up with an ashtray full of change and a Sprint PCS phone, it was not given to them. It was stolen from a vehicle from the North End of town over the weekend. Please have them return, it would be appreciated. Hopefully, there are still some honest people in Hagerstown."

"If anyone has seen a gray and black striped cat, called 'Tiger,' call me at 301-733-5153. He got away on Saturday afternoon."

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