Mail Call

January 29, 2004

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:

"Avian flu is starting to spread to humans, another reason to go vegetarian."

"How about that article in Sunday's paper about American products sales falling dramatically all over Europe, McDonald's, Coca-Cola, you name it. That just goes to show the Europeans can boycott our products, just as the same as us putting out hot air about boycotting the French and Germans. Oh well, here goes the trade war."

"This is from Sunday's Editorial: 'As for Frostburg's current offerings, everything but the accounting program is going to migrate next door. Accounting and Information classes will move beginning in 2005. Then Hopefully, hopefully, hopefully by the Fall of 2005/Spring 2006, other institutions will begin offering courses.' We are putting up another stupid parking garage in order to handle the same student body, essentially that we have now at Frostburg because it's only Frostburg moving next door. I don't believe it. I just don't believe it. Talk about pie in the sky."


"I get upset when I read about our prisoners getting free college education when our law-abiding, hard working parents can't afford college for their children. Something is wrong in this country. The prisoners used to have to work out on a farm at the prisons, raise their own vegetables, meats and everything else. What happened to the good old thing called work without pay?"

"I want to thank whoever shoveled out the sidewalk where I live. My name is Helen and I live in an apartment and I would like to thank the person who shoveled this out for the entire apartment."

"I want to thank the three teenagers who shoveled snow back into where we already had it plowed out. I hope when you get to be a senior citizen that someone does that to you, especially if you have cardiac problems like I do."

"Many thanks to our snow angel, Dave, for clearing our driveway. You are a wonderful neighbor. From Rod and Kathy."

"I want to thank my snow angel David Mellott on South Mont Valla Avenue for shoveling my sidewalk when it snows. Thanks for shoveling my sidewalk, my porch and around my car. I really appreciate it."

"I want to thank a snow angel, my son, Steven Hutzell, for shoveling the walk, the pavement, my car and a neighbor's car, before daylight this past Saturday morning."

"Why is it that people who drink beer or soda have to throw their cans all over the road? To the person who said about smokers who throw their butts all over the place, they said it is called littering, what about the drinkers, throwing cans all over the place is littering, too."

"I would like to know how many homeowners in Washington County this month, had an outrageous water bill. Everyone I have talked to has said about how high their water bill was. I don't know if they are trying to collect extra money for some kind of activities or what, but I want some feedback on this."

"I want to thank the family on Signal Drive in Williamsport for shoveling our driveway. It was very nice of you and we would like to say thanks again. From a very thankful neighbor."

"I am tired of hearing people complaining about the smokers at the Washington County Hospital. Mind your own business."

"I just finished reading Alesia Parson's 'Around Jonathan Street' and I just wanted to say how special it is to read her column. Each week, I laugh, I cry and I understand. She is so enjoyable to read, so upbeat and considers everyone to be special and she can describe that so well."

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