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Mail Call for 5/4

May 07, 2001

Mail Call for 5/4



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 found a charge card today for gas in the West End. If the person wants to call me and tell me the name on it, they can have it. My number is 301-745-5617."

-Hagerstown




"I am a home-schooling parent and I would like to know if there are any secular home-schooling groups in the area?"

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"There was a set of keys left at a Herald-Mail box on Pennsylvania Avenue this past Monday evening. Maybe someone will be looking for them. It looks like car keys, maybe with a housekey. It will be at the Herald-Mail's main desk."




"I have free maple firewood you cut and haul. My number is 301-791-6453."




"I want to thank all the volunteers at the Community Free Clinic on West Franklin Street. There really are angels in this world."




"I have been driving in Hagers-town for nearly 30 years. I live on North Locust Street, which is one way and one lane. When parking my car, there is always someone going too fast or in a big hurry trying to go around me. My driver's manual says that when parking, ongoing traffic should yield to parking vehicles. Is this law still in affect? If so, I wish that these people would turn down the radios, hang up the cell phones and let me park."




"For Colonial Park east, there are firecrackers going off at night. There is a juvenile that is doing it, but there are adults doing it, too. Maybe the people in the neighborhood need to get together and confront them."




"I went shopping today at one of the big stores for plants and I could not believe how these people can just leave these plants outside to die. They look terrible. I understand that the big store right beside it does the same thing. They look worse. I guess it is just too much trouble for them to water them. They would rather let them die and take a loss."




"Can anyone tell me how to keep groundhogs out of my gardens? I know where they live and I can see their burrow."




"How can you keep the squirrels out of gardens? We just got that new red mulch and they love it. But I don't know how to keep them out of my gardens."

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