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Mail Call for 5/1

May 02, 2001

Mail Call for 5/1



Editor's note - 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.

Here are some of the calls we have received lately:




"I would like to know why the fast food service at a restaurant in town is so lousy and when you get your order, it is never right."




"Thanks to the Review and Herald for their excellent nutrition and cooking classes. I enjoyed tasting and receiving all the new recipes that were demonstrated. It seems like the couple of hundred people that attended were as enthusiastic as I. Again, thanks to the Review and Herald for sponsoring these healthful and useful classes."

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"I have a slew of good, clean quart jars - all Mason jars. I'll give them to anybody that wants them if they'll come and get them, 7302 Sharpsburg Pike in Holland. All free."




"Yeah, I called in a couple of times wanting to put something in. It's nothing about any other country. It's just that you remember World War II, remember the Korean War, remember the Vietnam War, remember the Gulf War and most of all, remember Pearl Harbor."




"This is for the person who wrote in to the paper to Letters to the Editor about stopping the raid on social security. I think whoever she is who wrote in should write to our President St. George and his Republican cohorts and tell them about it."




"Since Herman Bartlett is now leaving the school system, how about getting rid of some of the hand-picked jobs he put in, like the PR person we don't need."




"Does a person need a license in Maryland, Pennsylvania, etc., to become an antique dealer? Who is responsible for the sales tax collected? Question: When you do antique shows, do you need to show a license, or if you move in an antique or flea market, is this required? Please reply to Mail Call ASAP. Thank you."




"Originally, while hunting mushrooms near Sharpsburg, I was approached by a gentleman who claimed to be a game warden. I was hunting mushrooms, and he told me you was only allowed to get enough for your own use, and you couldn't get more than you could use, and you couldn't sell them. Has anyone ever heard of this law? Thank you."




"Yes, I'm wondering about moving into one of these places that the senior citizens live in downtown. But I have back trouble and leg trouble, and I would have to be on the first or second floor. I wonder, could anyone call in and tell me what happens with anyone with back problems or in a wheelchair even. Are they given preference for the first floor? Or are they asked to live on one of the floors up? I wish somebody would call in and let me know about this before I make a decision."




"I live in Colonial Park and have heard the firecrackers going off late at night. I've been told the police know who's doing it, but the parents are not cooperating."




"People comment about their snow angels - this angel - that angel - and whatever angel. There are people that give good quality and long-lasting favors to people that are partially handicapped. And two of those people are Clyde and Alice Hartzell, Boonsboro."




"I'm calling from the East Franklin Street area. Twice this week, I've seen a policeman in our area, and that's great. It's about time. That was in the 200-to 300-block. If it's because of Vicki Bodnar or Mayor Bruchey, you both have my vote, that's for sure."




"I agree with the person calling in about the contractors. I have called two contractors three times in two weeks, and they say, 'We will get back with you as soon as possible.' Well, they don't, and it's a darn shame that people cannot live up to their word."

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