Mail Call for 9/6

September 06, 2000

Mail Call for 9/6

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:

"Yes, in regards to the person who wants the recipe for Poorman's crab cakes made with squash, here is the one I've used, and it's delicious. I used zucchini squash, but this first recipe makes only four cakes, so I would triple or quadruple the recipe. You take 1 1/2 cups grated zucchini, 1 egg, 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs, 2 tbls. grated onion, 1 tbls. mayonnaise, 1 1/2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning, and then 2 to 4 tbls. cracker crumbs or flour. You beat the egg, add other ingredients except the cracker crumbs or flour. Form into patties and dip in cracker crumbs or flour. Brown in the skillet in a small amount of vegetable oil. Like I said, I always tripled or quadrupled my recipe. I hope you enjoy it."


"Hi, I'm just reading last Monday, Aug. 28th's, paper. Someone called in, wanted to know what happened to Doug Hill on Channel 9, Washington, D.C. weather station channel. I, too, would like to know that. He was also on Oldies 100 radio station, and now he's nowhere. What happened? We're interested."

"I just wanted to thank David Blenckstone and the rest of the staff for the Hagerstown Suns, to the coaching staff and to the team itself for making the 20th season of Suns' baseball so successful. It was a year-long celebration, and I enjoyed every moment that I was able to be a part of and all the times I spent at the ballpark here this year. Again, to the team, I'd like to say thank you very much for a season well worth remembering - a season I won't soon forget - to everyone involved, thank you for making the 20th season of Hagerstown Suns' baseball a memorable one."

"I have to differ with Carol and Lisa about how a child, or adult for that matter, should answer the phone. No way should you tell your name or who it is until the person calling says this is Mr. or Mrs. whoever, and then they ask who they want to speak with."

"Hi, Mail Call. I wonder why Washington County's residential growth rate is so low. Could it be because of an extreme amount of commercial development? You know, our quality of life has been eroding for the last 10 years. People here are just now beginning to see it."

"Why would anybody build a new home in Washington County with the ridiculous water and sewer cost? Why would anybody build a home in Washington County when the planning and zoning rules are not followed? Who wants to build a new home and have a Wal-Mart or row of Burger Kings next door?

"And why? Because the planning and zoning rules were never followed since 1973. If a homeowner wanted to violate the rules, they'd have a fit, but if there wants to be a commercial enterprise anywhere, well, then they make an exception here and an exception there.

"So the planning and zoning rules since 1973 are an absolute joke, and we can see the results of it now."

"Daily Mail, Friday, 9/1/00, was disgusting. It violated every rule set up by Mail Call. If this is the kind of selection you choose to print, then it is better to discontinue Mail Call. This isn't good for the community. We aren't interested in this."

"Why is Al Gore, Democratic candidate for president, so silent about his anti-gun legislation package?"

"Hi. Last Friday, before noon, at County Market, I couldn't find my checkbook, and I checked at the customer service, and it hadn't been turned in there, so I went to other places where I'd been. But when I returned to County Market, it was at the checkout, and the cashier said a lady found it and gave it to the cashier not long after I left. So, I want to thank very much the lady who found it and to let her know that I'm very grateful that she found it and turned it in. Thank you."

"This is to the person in Mail Call on Friday that wanted to know why there weren't school bus stops any more. It's probably because of the way people drive in the mornings now. Parents don't want their kids walking along the road. It's common sense. Think about it if you have kids."

"Thank you, 105.9 Easy Listening. It may be a little jazzy, but I'll take it, because it's the only easy listening station I can find, and they have some spiritual moments mixed in with it. So, thank you 105.9."

"Last Friday, I drove to Cumberland on Interstate 70 and the traffic was horrendous from where Interstate 70 hits I-81 to Hancock. There were no accidents that I could see and there were signs warning of road work but I never saw any road work going on. I know it was the Labor Day weekend but we came to a complete halt a couple of times. There just didn't seem to be any reason for these delays and it was very frustrating. There, I just had to get that off my chest."

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