Mail Call for 11/13

November 14, 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:

"To the person who wanted to know how to get in contact with the bus that goes to Canada every so often for prescriptions. I don't know how to do that, but, I did see an advertisement one day last week for an e-mail."

"Mr. Munson, I am a county employee, I seen them come and I seen them go. The only thing I can say to you is 'bring it."


"We see a lot of advertisements for the Olive Garden and we have been to the one in Frederick and we love it. I was just wondering if we were going to get a good Italian restaurant here in Hagerstown."

"With the abandoned buildings like the old Lowe's building on Maryland Avenue, the Weis Market on Maryland Aveue, the old Lowe's building on Wesel Boulevard and the Ames store on Cleveland Avenue and Dual Highway and out at Long Meadow Shopping Center with the old Sears and the old Routhzan's store, are they planning on ever putting anything in those buildings that have been empty for a long time?"

"In response to the person complaining about fund-raisers and helping people with AIDS. I want to know, are you so narrow minded that you still feel that only drug users and gays get this disease. Wake up, this is the 21st century, 50 million people worldwide have this disease and 900,000 of those people live in the U.S. There are three million kids worldwide living with this disease. Instead of complaining about it, why don't you take a lesson in human compassion? Stop complaining and try to stop it."

"I would like to thank the city or whoever was responsible for putting the lines in for left and right hand turns there on Salem Avenue. This was a good idea because it might slow down some speeders in that area."

"On Friday, Nov. 8, my Mail Call was in there, it was about the K-mart pharmacist. I forgot to include Shawn, who is also a very nice pharmacist and a very nice lady. So here's to you, Shawn, welcome back and thanks along with J.J. and the girls for being so nice."

"I was at Martin's Food Store on Pennsylvania Avenue on Saturday. I had my sister there with me. There was a child in there about 4 years old with his grandmother and mother. He was screaming at the top of his lungs to his grandmother calling her name because she wouldn't get him a toy. So the mother went over and got the child the toy. I am appalled at how a parent would let a child call their grandmother that name and then reward them."

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