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Mail Call for 12/29

December 30, 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 lady who promised me I would have a SpongeBob SquarePants Stuffed animal by Christmas because you got one and said I could have it: Thanks for disappointing my son on Christmas morning. Why didn't you call me? I put my number in the paper two days and I never heard from you. I was very upset because I could have had one, I went to Kmart on Saturday, Dec. 20, and I saw them, but I didn't get one, because you promised you would call. So I decided to call Kmart on Christmas Eve to see if they had any left and they were all gone. If you still have it, could you please still call me? I would still like to have it. Call me at 240-675-0018. Thanks."

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"Would anyone be interested in back issues of Architectural Digest? I have quite a few back years of this magazine. You can have them for free."




"Just wondering why there is so much confusion whenever they have something planned for City Market? I thought it was a great idea to bring canned foods in, but there was no place to put them. Now that the market opens at 5, if it is only for special hours, I think it should be posted that way. Anyone that goes to market, knows that you have to get there early to get the stuff."




"I was a born-again Christian and people should give a gift to the Lord by repenting."




"I want to ask all you readers a question about the sniper case. What would you want Malvo to get if he killed someone you loved? Would you want him to live or die? I am so disappointed in that verdict."




"Congratulations to Allegheny Glass and Mirror Service, A14 of Dec. 24 paper had a very beautiful ad saying Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to our beloved troops. Good job ladies and gentleman. Very good."




"I want to congratulate the pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church for having a children's service on Christmas Eve at 4 p.m. The kids all participated while the parents and grandparents sat there with glee. She did a beautiful job."




"I am calling on behalf of some of the families served by the Parent Child Center. The other day, I went and picked up donations from Hagerstown Honda. It was overwhelming, the generosity of those people, left me almost speechless. You almost know that the people who were receiving those gifts were so touched by your kindness in the midst of their needs. Thank you."




"I was reading in Tuesday's Mail Call where someone was complaining about the gas going up. We have the cheapest gas in the country. All the American people do is complain. The other countries don't mind paying $30 for a carton of cigarettes, a $26 for half gallon of whiskey or a $1 for a quart of soda. I know this for a fact because, I was just down in the Bahamas and the gas down there is $3.19 a gallon for regular and the import tax on an automobile is 60 percent, because they don't make automobiles down there."




"I want to thank the two fine organizations, Robinwood and the church, who reached out to the members of the community over the holidays. If it weren't for them, people like me, who are single, wouldn't have any place to go."


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"In response to the Bible questions referring to the poor. Jesus did say that we will always have the poor among us. He also said that it's harder for a rich man to get into heaven than a camel to pass through the eye of a needle. This person as well as most other people left out the next and most important line and that is 'But all things are possible with God.' That means that we are all sinners, rich and poor and fall short of the grace of God. But yet salvation is still offered to all. To the person who didn't sent in the passage correctly, try this on for size: Don't worry about the speck in your neighbors' eye, when you have a plank in your own or judge not, lest you be judged.' Have a Merry Christmas."

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