Mail Call for 1/6

January 07, 2003

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 Mail Caller, we do have freedom of speech. Trent Lott wasn't punished, he's not in jail, his own party threw him out. Sometimes you can say things that upset people and then you must pay the consequences for what you say. Freedom of speech we have. But watch out, the White House has taken away the rest of our freedoms."

"About the people concerned about the bed and breakfast on Spielman Road. It's not like there is going to be a 200-room hotel there. There isn't that much traffic on that road and I think it would be a good idea."


"I am calling in response about the caller wanting us to stop bashing John Munson. We are going to have a field day with him being a county commissioner, just listening to all his comments in the newspaper."

"I would like to thank my Daily Mail customers on Virginia Avenue, Lincoln Avenue, Lincoln Heights, Coffman Avenue, Rosner Avenue and Gay Street for their Christmas gifts and tips. My husband and I and our two little boys, Ryan and Ronnie, have enjoyed delivering papers to you. The Herald-Mail has made some zoning changes as of Jan. 1, and I will no longer be delivering papers on your side of Virginia Avenue. Again, thank you and have a safe and happy new year."

"I am a widow and I just moved to South Point on Winding Oak Drive and I would like to say thank you to two snow angels, Kristi and Crystal for shoveling my snow on Christmas Day. God bless you."

"To the person who felt it was OK that the snow plow on Salem Avenue and Cearfoss threw snow up on people's porches and damaged their personal items, while they were in a rush to get home with their family on Christmas Day. All I can say is that you are seriously misguided, because they are doing the job that they are paid to do and paid quite well to do and they are paid overtime or double pay for doing it on the holiday. So there is no excuse for them to damage personal property while doing their job, especially for a higher pay. If they didn't want to work on a holiday, then they should have gotten another job."

"Happy New Year, I had pork, sauerkraut, gravy and mashed potatoes. I was always told that if I ate chicken, I would scratch backwards, but if I ate pork, I would scratch forward, that is for good luck. I hope everyone else did the same thing."

"I found a cowboy glove, cowboy cap and a child's glove in the 200 block of North Cannon Avenue on Tuesday night. If this belongs to anyone, call Mail Call and I will be sure to get these items back to you."

"In reference to the traffic lights at Salem and Burhans and the one at Church Street, the city should do something about these lights. They have never been right since they installed this so-called new system."

"We would like to thank our paper delivery man, Mr. Gossard, for 14 years of good and dependable and caring service. We will miss you, best of luck, residents of Dam 4."

"To the person who called in about the nine gift certificates for Ponderosa, you can call me at 301-797-3518 as I have some information about the Ponderosa Restaurant in LaVale, Md., that I can share with you."

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