Mail Call for 7/19

July 20, 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:

"Does anyone else watch 'Guiding Light?' I am so tired of the writers making Reva Shane such a drama queen. In the midst of all of Cassie's despair, the loss of her love and soul mate Richard, who is the story surrounding, but Reva the drama queen? I wish the writers would stop doing this and leave some of the action to the other characters in this story. Does anyone else share this opinion or am I just sick of Reva Shane?"


"I want to thank The Herald-Mail for their coverage of potential county commissioner candidates. The latest in Tuesday's paper, William Russell, a stay-at-home father. Think about what he is saying, reduce development and building of homes and apartments. Just where are the 1,100 or so students from our local graduates from last year supposed to go? Maybe we should slow down some of the traffic moving here from Charles County. You want businesses here, but who is going to run them and where are they going to live? Please leave the Board of Education alone. Don't run more of the good talent we have here to the neighboring counties. If they have a higher education, they should be paid well. Isn't that what a good education is all about? They didn't get the education to stay home."

"Has anyone with diabetes or high blood pressure had it caused by a trauma? If so, call Mail Call with your phone number."

"To the caller who asked about getting gum out of hair. I have heard peanut butter, cooking oil or rubbing alcohol works."

"To the man and his wife that were shopping at Home Depot on Thursday. I know who the man was that helped you load your car. He is a great guy that would do anything for anyone, he is one in a million. You missed your mark when you guessed his age, but I am sure you made his day. I am proud to say that I have been married to this man for almost 34 years. His name is Camp."

"You used to be able to buy funnel cakes at the carnivals up until this year, but so far, they haven't been selling them."

"Why when you go to the Washington County Hospital, you can't have your own family doctor check you out in the hospital? You have to have an emergency room doctor check you out. I think you should be able to have your own doctor check you out in the emergency room."

"To the person who wanted to know how to get the gum out of hair. Try peanut butter, it works great. I tried this on my daughter's hair and it works wonderfully. All you have to do is rub the peanut butter on there and take the comb through it and then wash it."

"To the person who has gum in the hair. Put ice on the patch of hair with the gum for about 20 to 30 minutes and the gum will harden and come right out."

"I'm wondering why the state roads department thought there needed to be a traffic light at Eastern Boulard and Security Road before they put one up there by the new YMCA? There's a heck of a lot more traffic associated with the Y than there is there at Security Road."

"To the person who was asking. There is a new Popeye's restaurant at Valley Mall. Over there where they put in that new Burger King. It's not inside the mall, but right next to it in the mall parking lot."

"I am calling about a problem at a white house in our neighborhood where three young teenage girls are being left alone every night. They are constantly having parties. Weekends it goes on anywhere from 3 to 5 a.m. I hope something can be done about this."

"I just read about the buy one get one free. I agree with this, they actually put the price up on one of those items. I have caught them doing it and they didn't know what to say when I asked them about it."

"For the gum in the hair, work a lot of peanut butter into and the grease in the peanut butter will help work the gum out."

"I have lupus and I was wondering if anyone else has had seizures?"

"For the gum in the hair. I heard Vicks Vapo Rub works just great. No, I'm just kidding. But Iwould like to know if anybody tried the vapo rub on their feet fungus. Does it work? Call into Mail Call."

"I want to thank the fine staff at Sheetz on Maugans Avenue. We construction workers were working out in the heat. When we went to buy two bags of ice, they helped us fill up our coolers. Last week in the bad heat, I went to one of the service stations in the area and she sold me the ice and told me I couldn't have any water."

"I want to congratulate Chuck for his success in the Pony League and how proud I am of him. Love, Grandma."

"Where was God when the 5- year-old girl in California was being raped and murdered?"

"To the person with gum in the hair, put a little bit of baby oil on it and it will come right out."

"To the person who wanted to know how to get rid of ants. Spray ground cloves. You can buy cloves in any of the bulk stores, that way it won't be too expensive. There is a bulk store on Pennsylvania Avenue."

"To all the people complaining about how they bag your groceries. I think if you would sort the food out in the cart and put them on the counter the way you want them bagged, they will bag them that way. They don't have the time nor the room to sort them out as they are bagging them."

"I would like to know if the Health Department will be inspecting all the food sales that will take place at Smithsburg Pride Days this weekend?"

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