Mail Call for 11-14

November 15, 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:

"For the person who wanted to report telemarketers that are still coming in. Call 1-888-382-1222. The same number you used to put your name on the Do Not Call list. You stay on the line and listen to the menu, I think you push #4. You must have the date of the call, the company name and possible address, and/or phone number."

"To the person who placed the American flags at Western Maryland Center on Nov. 11: A very special thanks, what a very inspirational display to honor our veterans and our country. Thank you."


"I am calling to leave the local number for the MVA, it is 240-420-5223."

"I wanted to respond to the person who called and wanted to know the cost difference between a helicopter ride and jet ride from Washington for the president. He does not fly the small jet from Washington to our airport. He usually lands at Washington County Airport when he has been in another part of the country. For example, in Florida, he may fly from Miami to the Hagerstown Airport in order to go to Camp David for the weekend. As far as I know he has never flown in the jet from Washington to Hagerstown Airport. Next, the helicopter is used to transport him from Washington County Airport to Camp David. It makes perfect sense to do a little research and know something."

"To the person who wanted the answer as to why you were allowed to peddle pot leaves on items at the parade. It is the same reason why you can peddle naked women on certain items, and other things of such nature."

"The problem with those people sitting on the steps smoking at the hospital is that you can't walk up and down the steps without having to walk around someone with a cigarette in their hand and they don't an attempt to move and the security guard is right there with them and doesn't say anything. That is my point."

"To the person who was wondering about the jobs for people who were laid off. I am looking in the want ads right now and there are all kinds of jobs in there, don't complain that you can't find a job. Try working."

"To the person who wanted to know how to stop drinking other than going to AA meetings. You can start by not going into bars and liquor stores."

"The problem with you people sitting on the steps and smoking when we are trying to walk into the building. First of all, you are in my way and second of all, you are blowing the smoke in my face."

"I am a smoker and I agree with the person who called in about the people sitting on the steps at the hospital. I have went out there several times and I couldn't get around anybody and nobody would move. When I go down there to smoke, I stay out of the way. But you know, if they would put the benches back out there, that used to be there, nobody would have to sit on the steps to smoke."

"George W. Bush is a great man, a great leader and a great president."

"My name is Mike and I graduated from North Hagerstown High in 1988 and I am looking for yearbooks for 1985-1988. Please let me know if you have any of these yearbooks."

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