Mail Call for 5/29

May 29, 2002

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:

"Is there a support group in the Hagerstown area for people who suffer from migraine headaches? A family member suffers from these. If she could talk to people who understand what she is going through, it would be of help to her."

"Printing all these calls from people who say they are fatigued. I think The Herald-Mail is just fanning the flame. Maybe they should report all these calls."


"To all the people who drive up Gay Street in Halfway toward Halfway Boulevard and by Lincolnshire School; there are a lot of kids that walk up and down that path and run out in the street. I have clocked cars going down the road between 70 and 80 mph. Some of them go by so fast you can't even see them. I just wish the sheriff would sometime sit and watch what they do. It's a back street, too."

"In Thursday's Mail Call someone claimed that Lyme disease has nothing to do with Bell's Palsy. I am sorry to disagree with you friend. True, there are various causes of Bell's Palsy, but Lyme disease definitely could be one of them. Because the Lyme Support Group has several members who experienced Bells Palsy, as a result of Lyme Disease. So please be more careful about making claims like this."

"I am so sick and tired of reading about fatigue and depression. Enough is enough, do you want us to continue or discontinue our paper? No more calls about fatigue."

"Right on to Tim Rowland, it is high time that county commissioners take a look into fire companies and ambulance clubs' finances."

"Does anyone know who I can contact about someone using a fake Social Security number for a checking account? But I don't know what the bank or the Social Security number is. Call in and let me know who to contact."

"To School Board member Roxanne Ober, you are in the business of education, but what a perfect opportunity you are missing to teach the students the power of democratic vote."

"Would someone explain to Linn Hendershot that the neighbors around Pangborn Park are not concerned about the parking lot, they are more concerned about the added houses and what part of the majority rule doesn't he understand?"

"If I hear one more person calling into Mail Call about feeling sick, tired or fatigued, I am going to scream. This has been going on long enough. I am tired of seeing six or more in Mail Call every day about people feeling tired. So what, if you are tired, go to bed."

"I am a very concerned citizen of Hagerstown, I have been a taxpayer here for 39 years. Ten years ago we planted trees downtown. Thursday, I saw them cutting down trees. I think this is a waste of taxpayers' money. Now we have to wait another 10 years for the trees to grow up again. Why is our money being wasted? They could have been planted somewhere else."

"I live on King Street and I would like to leave a message for the person who stole my flowers off my porch. I hope they brighten up your very lonely existence. It's an awful thing to do. All you had to do was knock, I probably would have given them to you."

"Where in the world have all the trees gone? Who cut them down? Who got rid of them? Whose brainstorm was that? This is not going to beautify Hagerstown, it's making it worse. Why were they cut?"

"Found, very young kitten in the Fairground Avenue area. Easy to identify, call 301-739-2183, the kitten was very hungry and had been hanging around here for five days."

"I was at the Senior Fair and I dropped my small Hecht's shopping bag, a small black bag. It had one important item in it, I would like to find. Call 301-733-8628."

"I wish grocery stores would show their employees how to bag groceries. One day they put hot chicken in with ice cream and another day, they put five bottles of ketchup and other groceries in with other groceries in one bag. They were so heavy, I could barely carry them up two flights of stairs. Why don't they use common sense?"

"What has happened to The Morning Herald? You can't even depend on it anymore to put the senior menus in. It's quite frustrating for us, when we depend on that."

"Groundhogs are eating up my gardens. What do I do to get rid of them?"

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