Mail Call for 8/7

August 08, 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:

  • "In response for the return for the recipe for zucchini crabcakes. My family always called them poor man's crabcakes. The recipe is on the side of the Old Bay crab seasoning. Follow the recipe for the crabcakes, the only thing different is that you use zucchini instead of the expensive crab meat."

  • "I am the lady from Sabillasville who called in with the cheap cure for toe fungus using Vick's. I have a cheap cure for poison Ivy, poison oak. Go to the drug store and buy the cheapest roll of liquid deodorant, wherever you have the patch of poison, roll on some deodorant a few times a day. The aluminum chlorohydrate, which dries up your armpits, will also dry up your poison. Then your poison is gone."

  • "I was wondering how the 'Today' show can afford to pay Katie $50 million a year. It's no wonder, I taped that show, it takes you about 45 minutes to watch a two-hour show, minus the hour and 15 minutes of commercials. When they go into commercial, it's about 10 minutes before they come back. The whole show is nothing but basically commercials and a story here and there. Absolutely ridiculous. They need to cut those salaries a little bit and they could get rid of some of those sponsors and make the show a little more interesting."

  • "To the organization 'Brothers Who Dare:' How dare you say that your community is slighted upon. What other area has their street shut down two weeks a year so the city can clean it up? What other community has concerts practically every week in Wheaton Park? How dare you."

  • "To the taxpayers of Washington County, be sure to read Liz Thompson's article in Valley/Classified, Sunday's paper, Aug.4 Section C. It's time to get out and vote and get rid of the County Commissioners who are now using our tax dollars so foolishly."

  • "I am the person that found the change purse and felt that I should have been given a reward at the fast food restaurant. I was reading all the responses in Mail Call who disagreed with me. You are right, I shouldn't have expected anything, but all I was saying is if that had happened to me, if someone found something of mine, I always reward them. By the way, I am not a kid, I am in my 50s."

  • "I am a member of the Boonsboro Class of '77 and I would like to know when the reunion is. I have been busy with a case and I would like to come."

  • "I was wondering if there was any place in Hagerstown that an elderly person on a fixed income can go for some legal advice?"

  • "I was just reading in Mail Call about someone talking about God's existence and saying how he exists and told the people who didn't believe in him to look up different Psalms in the Bible and then went on to talk about an ant getting stomped on. I had to laugh, that was so funny and I agree with you wholeheartedly."

  • "This is to C.J. who used to live on Frazier Road in Smithsburg. This is your Frazier Road mom and I hear that you have been in Hagerstown. I miss you and I would really like to see you. If you give me a call I can make arrangements to come and get you and visit with us for a while. We all miss you. Give me a call."

  • "I heard on my monitor Sunday evening about two children that were in a locked car at a steak house in Hagerstown. Whatever happened there? Whoever left those children in there should have been put in that car and put all the window up with no motor running, just like the kids were."

  • "Why do you put a blockbusting story in Sunday's paper about the commissioners paying the head of department four months for doing nothing and then you don't follow up on Monday?"

  • "Does anyone know, I think there used to an old wives' tale about ladybugs in your house. I have probably had about 15 of them in my house in the past two weeks. Can anyone tell me why?"

  • "Does anyone know of any Web site's or numbers to call and find out an author's address?"

  • "Last week there was a movie on TNT, it was called 'Door to Door.' Did anyone happen to tape that and if you would like to loan that out, I would appreciate it. Leave your number in Mail Call and I will get back to you."

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