Mail Call for 5/18

May 19, 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:

"I lost a black Genie Intellicode garage door opener in the vicinity of Giant Eagle supermarket. If you find it, please call Mail Call and leave your number."

"I want to thank the lady clerk at the Virginia Avenue Sheetz store who had my change purse I left in the store. I didn't get her name, but she will know who she is when she reads this."

- Hagerstown

"I see where additional $7 charge for trash is being planned for fiscal year 2005 budget. Now is a good time for more people to plan on recycling paper and cardboard, which is picked up by the city. This will reduce the extra charges for trash pickup."


"I see where the city is going to crack down on trash and unkept lawns. I think the county should have the same thing. Some houses in southern Washington County would take days to clean up, the weeds are a few feet high and the trash is terrible. I think someone should look into this."

"Former Governor Schaefer and Ehrlich, right on. If you want to live and work in America, you should have to learn to speak English. I am an immigrant and I still look after my country. But I am an American now and proud of it."

"A poll asked, 'was a war in Iraq worth it?' How can one answer such a question when we don't know what would have happened if we didn't go to war?"

"I would like to say thanks to the two girls that work at Dunkin Donuts at the drive-through in the morning. They are very nice, they are so outspoken, they are very generous and the service was wonderful."

"To the dishonest person, I lost my change purse out between Dick's or Circuit City. There was a dishonest person who picked up my change purse that had $150 and my driver's license. This really shows how dishonest people are. Just think about what you would do if you were in my shoes."

"About the person who put in the paper about Broadfording Road Bridge and saying that we should get a lawyer. Yes, I think we should. We had someone come around here with a petition, but nothing has come from that. If this bridge wasn't on Broadfording Road, but in a neighborhood in the north end of Hagerstown, I guarantee you it wouldn't even be closed at all."

"Why do the county and city officials keep on insisting adding more and more fees to our daily lives and the products we use? If the necessities that they are providing us with are really necessary, then add a few cents to the tax rate, so the expense is deducted on our tax returns. Fees aren't deductible, but taxes are. Why can't they understand this?"

"A standing ovation is due to Ruth Hobson and the drama students of Smithsburg High School for their outstanding performance of their school spring production of 'Guys and Dolls.'"

"I live in the West End area and I recently lost a red Pomeranian female that answers to Rita. If anyone found her in the West End area, call the SPCA and report this because I have already given them my number."

"People should stop by Maples Gourmet on Pennsylvania Ave. and take a look at their window, it's a tribute to our servicemen for Memorial Day. It is so beautiful, so take a look at it."

"Where can you dispose of the old propane tanks that have the old valves on them? Does anyone know, can you swap them for a new tank or do you have to take them somewhere?"

"I finally figured out what NASCAR stands for. It means Non Athletic Sports Centered Around Rednecks."

"Boycott the gas pumps on May 19. This will help bring the gas prices down. Don't buy gas on May 19."

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