Mail Call

October 21, 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 want to thank Mrs. Martin for retrieving our flag in Maugansville and being so kind as to calling us, so we could get it back. It's nice to know that there are nice people out there."

"Mail Call, do you know a Rita? Rita, you called me, said have a nice day. I have no Caller I.D. and you didn't leave a number. I've tried all ways to find you. This is my last resource. It's been 37 years. I would like to see you again. Graduation was in 1966."


"I was visiting a friend at Washington County Hospital the other day. I went down to the cafeteria to get a bite to eat and I saw on the board a bunch of newspaper articles about how doctors like the hospital moving. I have never seen one negative news clipping. What is this a propaganda place or what? Shouldn't you have both sides of the story?"

"I wanted to put an end to this ridiculous dog situation at Bester. First of all, I work for the state of Maryland and I definitely am not allowed to bring my dogs to work with me. Let's face the truth, the only reason the principal had the dogs at the school is so they wouldn't be locked at home all alone."

"To the lady or man who called in about the lady bugs. We have lady bugs, they aren't box elder bugs. If you don't think we have lady bugs, come up on Fairview Mountain and you will see them galore."

"To the person who called in to say that we don't have lady bugs. You are wrong. We don't have the box elder bugs. The lady bugs are so bad that we have to vacuum them up. We have them from October through May. Good luck, lady."

"In reference to the Mail Call about the bus assistant and lunch aides not getting any more money. In my point of view, I don't think some of the lunch aides should get what they get now. I have a child in school and I have never heard so much yelling as I do from those lunch aides there. I don't know why the principal doesn't do anything. I don't see how a kid can have fun at lunch when you have someone yelling and screaming over your shoulder while you are trying to eat."

"I am still interested in obtaining a 1948 Hagerstown High School yearbook. If anyone has one, call 301-797-7838."

"Congratulations, Alisa King, for making the honor roll for the first marking period. Love, Mom."

"I read the article concerning the resident making a complaint against the town clerk of Williamsport, Bonnie Errico, during a town meeting. I was appalled that the council actually allowed that resident to stand up and make accusations of that nature without any proof. The paper should not have printed it."

"In answer to the person who wanted to get rid of the benches in front of Waypoint Bank because of the undesirables that are hanging around. Why don't we just get rid of the undesirables and save the benches for the people who are decent, taxpaying citizens."

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