Mail Call for 3/18

March 19, 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:

"I would like to thank the couple who stopped to help me when I fell in the parking lot at Grace Academy Thursday night. I am stiff and have a broken nose. We appreciate your help. God bless and thank you."

"I am calling about the traffic problem at Huyetts Crossroads. Something needs to be done. The traffic is getting worse. A left turn both ways, may be the answer. I was involved in an accident there and I am just surprised that there hasn't been a fatal there yet. At times I have seen traffic backed up one mile to Md. 141 east and out of sight going west."


"I just rode by the Valley Mall area and I noticed that there were six to eight county deputy cars involved in a seat belt check. There were enough deputies that you would think that there was a terrorist attack. If that is the best thing that the sheriff has to do with our tax money, then he doesn't need another tax dime. Maybe he needs less money."

"I am the person who called in seeking a vet who would accept a monthly payment to treat our small dog. The cost of our treatment is beyond our ability to pay the large sum of money at the time of treatment. We are seniors on a fixed income, but we want our dog to get the treatment it needs before it gets worse. If anyone knows of such a vet and could help us, leave a message in Mail Call. Thank you."

"This is Theresa from Hagerstown. I just read where Chambersburg is going to pay $50,000 for someone to draw up some plans over there. Why don't they have the public submit their plans and give them a prize of maybe a $1,000, let them give their input. You know what happened to the golf course up there close to Cumberland (Md.) where they paid that golfer all that money. Why doesn't Chambersburg get wise."

"In response to the Mail Call about the apron strings. Here we go again. What is it about the apron strings? It is nobody's business, if a parent wants to take care of their child. It's nobody's business, no matter how old that child is."

"I was wondering if anyone knows the law on keeping receipts or tax forms that you send into the IRS or your bank statements and things like that. Also would whoever put the recipe in for the pie in the blender, that had a really good and detailed recipe, please put it back in, I lost the paper I had it on."

"I would like to thank the man who stopped me twice on Downsville Pike early Thursday morning. I really appreciate what you did. You know who you are. Thank you very much."

"To the person who returned the black wallet at Wal-Mart Supercenter. Thank you very much. You have no idea how much it meant to me to know that there are still honest and good hearted people in this area."

"I went everywhere looking for the Town and Country Hagerstown Gruber Almanac. I went to five stores at the mall and looked at all the CVSs and they sent me to Big Lots, they then sent me to all the Hallmark stores, and any where else you can think of. Finally after looking all over the place, in my own little town of Sharpsburg, at the Sharpsburg Pharmacy, they had it to me within 25 minutes. Thanks for being a wonderful and caring pharmacy."

"To all the people who have seen robins and think that spring is coming. That is nothing. I have seen the Beagle Man. I know spring is coming."

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