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Mail Call for 6/13

June 14, 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:




"I lost my eyeglasses somewhere between the Salvation Army and West Side Avenue. They were in a dark case and have light colored frames. Call me at 301-733-9571. I live on West Side Avenue."




"I just did my shopping at Food Lion on College Road and I never experienced such kindness of a lady by the name of Lois at the Deli. She really makes us senior citizens feel good. In all of my 70 years, I have never had people treat me so nice. She told us where things were, she told us what to buy, what was good deals. If we had more people like Lois in this world, what a wonderful place it would be. I will never shop anywhere else."

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"I just heard that there is going to be a bigger and better tavern in Funkstown. I would love to go over there and tour all the taverns. You wouldn't even have to drive, there is such a nice closeness about the town and the people are really great. I have never run into a drunk, while doing my rounds over there. I live in Williamsport, I am looking right now for the possibility of moving to Funkstown because of the nice people and the closeness of the community."




"I was wondering when the hospital is going to announce that it is going to move behind Robinwood Medical Center? There is adequate parking and adequate space."




"I think that downtown is the best place to have the Blues Fest. It's perfect in every way."




"I have lived in Hagerstown for almost 40 years and I have never seen anything like I have seen with the trees being chopped down."




"I have been reading an advertisement, a very large one page advertisement about being hypnotized to lose weight or to quit smoking. Has anyone tried this, does it work? I would be interested in the outcome for the smoking and I am especially interested in losing weight."




"Here is Heloise's recipe for Chinese pickled beets that was requested: You will need three 16- ounce cans of whole or sliced beets, one cup sugar or use sugar substitute, one cup vinegar, two tablespoons of corn starch, 24 whole cloves, three tablespoons of ketchup, three tablespoons of oil (optional), one teaspoon vanilla extract (optional), salt to taste. Mix ingredients together and cook for three minutes over medium heat, or until the mixture thickens. Let cool and refrigerate. We used three quarters teaspoon of salt and liked it much better without the vanilla, the oil really isn't necessary either, but it's OK."




"Who are these people talking to? I see all these people driving around in their cars, talking on cell phones and I just want to know who they're talking to. It just seems like it is idle chatter."

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