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Mail Call for 5/31

May 31, 2002

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:

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"To the person who called in and raised the dickens because someone else called in and said that Lyme disease and Bell's Palsy were two different things. They were correct. I am a nurse and I am here to tell you that Lyme Disease and Bell's Palsy are two different diseases. Lyme disease may cause Bell's Palsy-like symptoms, but Bell's Palsy is a disease all its own. Granted, Lyme fisease will mimmick and cause Bell's symptoms, but the next time you raise the devil because someone doesn't know what they are talking about, you better get your facts straight, Dr. Doolittle."

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"I am on a low fat diet and I love the portabella mushrooms. Does anyone have any low calorie recipes using those mushrooms? Ones that don't call for oil or fat to be used in the recipe. I would appreciate this, so I could try them."

"Does anyone read in Mail Call on Tuesday, May 28 where someone said that they were tired of reading about fatigue and depression. Enough is enough. Do you want me to discontinue my newspaper? Can you imagine anyone trying to blackmail the newspaper into not printing something because they don't want to read about it? What happened to freedom of expression, freedom of speech? If you don't want to read it, skip over it and go to something else. Don't threaten the paper, What kind of person are you? Boy I am glad that you weren't in charge of the Anthrax problems. People would have come to you complaining about the Anthrax and you would have just told them to shut up."

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"I was at the Memorial Day Parade in Sharpsburg. People were going around passing out Maryland Highway maps. On the back of it says, 'Published for free distribution by the Maryland Department of Transportation.' So you turn it over and there is a political sticker stuck to it, making it look like this person was paying for this. Well my tax money paid for this map, but this political person is getting the benefit of it. Suppose I don't want to pay for this person. My taxes are paying to support this person in their endeavor to being elected."

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"To the person who is having trouble with the groundhogs eating up their garden. Go get some smoke bombs. Close the one hole, put the smoke bomb down the other hole, light it up and then close the hole up. You could also get some ground burnt limestone and throw that in the holes. You can get these items at most feed and supply stores."

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"Why did they cut the trees down on West Washington Street at the square? Why don't they cut the hedges at the City Park so you can see the lake?"

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"To those complaining about fatigue calls, obviously you have not experienced these symptons. Lack of sunlight in the winter can cause depression and fatigue. If you improve now with longer days, check out the condition called FAD."

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"Hey, wasn't that some real wisdom our city leaders used in cutting down every single tree around the public square a week before the Blues Fest. On top of all that, they left the stumps there about two to three feet tall, I guess they figure if we would need more seating, then people could sit on the stumps. I guess the real reason, is if people had any doubt about how many vacant store fronts we have, the trees wouldn't hide them anymore. What a disgrace."

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