Mail Call for 1/7

January 09, 2002

Mail Call for 1/7

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 lost a diamond dinner ring, possibly around the Podiatry Associates on Oak Hill Avenue or Weis Market on Eastern Boulevard. It's very precious to me. It was a retirement gift. There will be a reward. Call 301-733-0533."

"If we would make Gov. Glendening king of Maryland and send Alex Mooney to Siberia, would that be enough to satisfy Tim Rowland?"

"To the Hagerstown Police Department. I moved from Pennsylvania to Maryland and I have been in Maryland for four to five years and I still have my Pennsylvania license plates. They came around and told me that I have to get Maryland license plates. I have no problem with that. But how come for the last four years there are two cars that I know for a fact live in those apartments off Cleveland Avenue with West Virginia tags? I would like to know why after four years they still have West Virginia tags and they are clearly residents of Hagerstown? I have Maryland tags now, but I would like to know why the police department is not doing their job with these two cars?"

"To the person who wanted to know what happened to the character 'Haddy' on Days of our Lives. They said it was a Marlana look- alike. First of all, 'Haddy' is going to be coming back in the month ahead, in full force. Second, it's not a Marlana lookalike, it's Marlana's real twin sister in real life. This is coming from a true 'Days' fan. She is coming back, look for her."

"The Mail Call readers are tired of these people calling in and reporting someone with different license plates dropping children off at schools. If they would be doing something useful with their time, they wouldn't have time for this stuff. You should remember when you are pointing your finger, there are four more fingers on that hand pointing back at you for what you are doing."

"To the one that wants to know where to find the channels for the new TV stations, they are channels 69, 70, 71 and 72."

"I see where Baltimore city had 259 people killed last year by guns. I was wondering, back in 1993, I remember them saying that 85 percent of males between the ages of 18 and 31 spent time in jail. I wonder if that is a coincidence or what. Maybe that is why we have someone like Glendening as governor, they probably all voted for him."

"Another bin Laden tape popped up again. Now we are finding tapes of him left and right. Fake tapes, fake tapes. This is all a scam."

"Did you just get a new property tax assessment in the mail? Make sure to send for a worksheet on your property and a copy of home sales in your area. It's free, they base the taxes on house sales, but they neglect that the people who sell homes put money in the homes before they sell. They also neglect that those of us who aren't selling ignore things that we should repair. So there is a wide margin for error. Most of us should therefore appeal our assessment. They sent me a list of 64 properties in my area that sold recently. Twenty three percent sold for less than taxable value, so those people paid too much tax. Another 20 percent sold for $10,000 or more in excess of taxable value, so those people paid too little tax. You can bet that those are the ones that appealed every time. It's your right to appeal, use it or lose it."

"To the person who called in about the cable channels. If you check out channels 69, 70, 71 and 72, they are there."

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