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Mail Call for 12/24

December 27, 2001

Mail Call for 12/24



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 am trying to reach my daughter, Nina Hose. I am her mother and I need to contact her immediately due to medical reasons. I haven't seen her for 22 years and I need to get in touch with her. Please call me at 301-791-7683 or write to me at 1742 Edgewood Hill Circle, Apt. 3, Hagerstown, Md. 21740."




"I was reading about this lady Susie who writes for Funkstown in the paper. It seems to me that she has more common sense than any other person who writes for the paper."

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"To the lady who wanted to know what block the dog is barking on Chestnut Street. If you can't hear it, why should it matter to you?"




"To the thief who stole the large reindeer with 300 lights and a red-bulbed nose on Emerald Drive, I hope you are enjoying this because you sure ruined my day."




"Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to the street department of Hagerstown. A job well-done, Dale, you are great! Keep up the good work."




"To the person who had the free TV or VCR, please check with the local nursing homes to see if they would want it. Some of them don't have family or any entertainment."




"Robins don't have white feathers. Robins go south for the winter. You probably saw some other type of bird. Go to the library and try to find out what kind of bird it was because I really don't think it was a robin."




"To the person who wanted to know where the barking dog was on Chestnut Street. The one dog is in the 800 block at the end near Howard Street and the other one is near the other end of Chestnut Street."




"I am not complaining about not being able to park in front of my house. I am complaining about the man next door who has half of his yard blacktopped into a parking lot and has left his car in front of my house for over a week. He needs to park it in the parking lot where it belongs. Any of us can use the parking spot out front."




"For your information, the street belongs to the city, the city belongs to the people. The people are allowed to park on the streets that they own. You may own the house you live in, you may own the yard in front of your house or your driveway, but you do not own the street. We are allowed to park on the street. If only the people who lived in the houses were allowed to park in front of their house, where would there be any parking for anyone else? It's like everything else in this world, first come first served."




"Congratulations to Joe and Nancy for winning the Leitersburg area Christmas light contest. Thanks for your Christmas spirit and for brightening up the neighborhood."

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