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Mail Call

December 27, 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 just called the SPCA for information about adopting a cat for an elderly couple that we know. They had a cat for about 10 years and they had to have it put to sleep. I didn't want the cat for a Christmas gift. I was willing to wait a couple of weeks or however long that it would take. The lady that I talked to me was extremely unfriendly, verging on being rude. I was under the impression that the SPCA encouraged good people to adopt their unwanted pets. I can promise you that I will never call there again for a pet. My husband works in Frederick. Maybe the SPCA there will be better to work with. And by the way, the lady that I talked to - I hope you get a new attitude for Christmas."

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"I have an electric typewriter that I would like to get rid of and I saw in the paper that somebody wanted one. Leave your number in Mail Call and I will call you."




"You can tell that the person who called in and asked about the camel through the eye of an needle has never gone to church."

- Boonsboro




"They always say that it's better to give than to receive. How about the one who receives? What does he do with it? Does he stand there holding the bag?"

- Boonsboro




"I'm fairly new to the Hagerstown area, which includes all the little suburbs or whatever you want to call them around Hagerstown. I'd like to know where you keep a complete listing of all the volunteer work that's available. A listing would save me a lot of time of going to different places. So I would very much appreciate this information if you would please publish it."




"I would like to apologize to the people that live out on U.S. 40 west for hitting their dog - a little gray dog. I tried to avoid hitting it but it came out from behind a stone wall and I just wanted to let them know that the dog did not suffer much. I'd like to highly apologize - I'm sick over it. I'm sorry."




"I'm completely furious about the little young punk sniper getting life in prison without parole. How naive can people be? How brainwashed can people be that somebody could help kill all those people and they are so unforgiving towards him. Now all our tax dollars are going to keep that little punk alive forever until he dies, which by the way could be pretty quick in prison. There's a lot of people in prison that don't approve of what he did, either. But I just cannot understand how anyone on the jury could be so naive as not to find him guilty and give him death."




"To the person who called in about the fact that we need to catch bin Laden. You're so right! We have all forgotten about him. I'm so glad you brought that back to our attention. Now we'll start looking for him all over again. Thank you very much!"

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