Mail Call for 5/19

May 20, 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:

"So the president is in touch with his feminine side. What else is new? Wonder what else he's hiding?"

"Someone called last week and wanted to know when the annual Mile Long July 4 yard sale was going to be. It will be Monday, July 5, the legal holiday."

"Our granddaughter Danielle will be graduating from Shepherd College on May 22. The test she took on Monday, she got 100 percent. Boy, was she ever proud of herself. Danielle, we knew you could do it and we are very proud of you. She went into nursing in college for five years. Danielle, we wish you the best in your future years. Love you, Maw Maw and Pap."


"I noticed in Sunday's paper, there was a letter from someone from the Washington County Board of Education whose title is executive assistant for strategic planning and board and community relations. Is there just an executive for strategic planning and board and community relations or an assistant to the assistant for strategic planning and board and community relations? If they plan on hiring an assistant to the assistant, I would like to apply for the job, but I wouldn't take anything less than $85,000."

"To the person who called Mail Call about where to donate old cell phones. Any of the cell phone companies will take them. Because 911 works and they give them to the elderly."

"I want to see when the paper is going to start printing property sales and transfers again? I really look forward to reading them."

"I thought there was no weapons of mass destruction. The other day they found a artillery shell with sarin gas in it, alongside the road, booby trapped. Gee, I wonder where that came from? Duh."

"I have read and heard about disgusting situations in this world, but this same sex marriages is about the lowest thing a human being can do. If Massachusetts wants to let them have this, then let them stay up there."

"I was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer and I was wondering if there was a support group that meets anywhere in Washington County."

"My name is Mike and I graduated from North High in 1988 and I just wanted to get in touch with some of my old classmates who live in Washington County, I just want to see how they are doing."

"Wednesday, May 19, is called Boycott Day for gas pumps. Do not buy any gas on this day."

"I would like to congratulate T.J. Hose, North High pitcher. You did very good the other night. Congratulations, T.J."

"I have a lot of magazines, Southern Living, Good Housekeeping, Country Living, Woman's Day. If anyone is interested in having them, leave your number and I will call you."

"I would like to know why low-carb bread is so much higher in price than regular bread?"

"I want to congratulate Deputy Jim Holsinger of the Washington County Sheriff's office for receiving the Governor's Award from the State of Maryland for Crime Prevention. Way to go, Jim."


"This is for Tim Rowland, about your great article in the May 17 paper. Boy, you hit the nail on the head. Jaywalking, what a joke. But if you get caught and fined, it's not so funny. I have enjoyed a lot of your articles, but this one is right to the point."

"The South High Class of 1994 is planning their 10th reunion. If you graduated or know someone who graduated with this class and have not been contacted, call 301-733-6376 or e-mail your information to by June 1."

"I saw where eight people interviewed by a Herald-Mail reporter were asked their opinion on a slot machine referendum for people to vote on slots. They all favored it. Hopefully, Washington County politicians will have the question about slots on the 2004 ballots when voting."

"I hope everyone read the piece in the Opinion section on Sunday about the hospital. The man who wrote it obviously knows a great deal about it."

"To whoever had the billboards on the tractor-trailers at the intersection of Wesel and Burhans Boulevards. I noticed that they were finally moved. Hats off to them, what a nice job. Finally, we don't have to look at those ugly trucks anymore."

"To the people who want a Wal-Mart in the old Sears building. Sorry, guys, but they are tearing that down and moving CVS there. If CVS is going there, great, but I wish they would have a hardware store there so you don't have to run clear out to the mall to get nuts, bolts, power tools, etc. Think about putting one of those type of stores in where the CVS is now, when they move out."

"These head custodians are the keepers of the schools and we as taxpayers demand that these positions be filled. If not, we are putting our children and or staff in jeopardy by not having these people on duty."

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