Mail Call for 6/4

June 04, 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:

"I was reading where someone said they were experiencing fatigue and they had experienced these symptoms, its called SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder. Because you are affected with this disorder in the season of winter. They used to call it in the old days, cabin fever."

"Can anyone tell me how to get rid of pigeons roosting on my back porch? We have tons of pigeons, they won't leave. Please call Mail Call with your ideas."


"To the lady who lives in the 300 block of North Cannon Street: It is illegal to set a chair in a public parking spot on a street to reserve it for someone."

"In regards to the maps being passed out at the Memorial Parade in Sharpsburg that had a politician's name and picture on the back of it. I was wondering if you could tell me who the politician was."

"I heard some disturbing news today. I would like for someone else to comment on this. I heard that the Washington County Hospital after June 1 will no longer have the trauma center."

"I heard on the news where the trauma center in Washington County is going to be discontinued. My beef with this is, what happens if I need an ambulance and my ambulance service is taking a patient to Baltimore and they have nobody to cover?"

"I am calling about the Blues Fest. I think it should be held at a place like City Park, Halfway Park, or Doubs Woods because a lot of people don't like blues music. The people who live around Antietam Street have to listen to it. You can even hear it over your TV when your apartment is all closed up. It's not fair for people who have animals and it might scare them. If I want to walk on the sidewalk, I will walk on that sidewalk to come through to get to my apartment. I will not pay, it's a public walk. They can't close that down. They should take a vote to see where it should be held, somewhere where it won't interfere with the traffic or the public."

"If the school board is going to eliminate sports in the schools, they better eliminate all sports, or I will cry discrimination."

"My goodness, Hagerstown, what is going to happen now? The hospital decides that we are not going to have a trauma center anymore, Since 1981, we had one. Where are you going to send people real quick, down to Baltimore and die on the way down. I don't understand what is going on."

"A belated thank you to Greenbrier Elementary School for Grandparents Visitation Day. We were impressed on how well the children behaved, how they could read and the work they were doing. Thank you for having us. We enjoyed the visit, hope you have it next year. From grandparents in Chewsville."

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