Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Emails dejour ..

A sample of some of the interesting emails that have come into our newsroom over the last few days:

One lady writes: "I'm looking for help with my sick cat. She has been in and out of the hospital for a week and they have run all kinds of tests, but cannot find the reason why she won't eat or why she is throwing up. We are trying to find help with the rising costs of her vet bills, already $4000.00 to date."

We actually get quite a few emails from viewers just looking for financial help. Some need money for rent .. some need to pay bills .. a few need bail. I never quite know what to think about folks who turn to a TV newsroom for financial help. It makes me wonder if they're completely at the end of their rope if they have to turn to the media for $$. Unfortunately, there's not much we can do to help this lady ... because if we do a story on one pet's needs, then other pet owners would be asking for the same treatment.

Linda emailed to tell me, "When my computer does spell check and doesn't recognize 'WAKC' it offers 'WACKY' as a possible alternative!"

Now that's comedy. Anyone who ever worked at WAKC-TV (the old "23 news") will certainly get a chuckle from that one. Most days there was definitely something wacky about that place! Of course, "WACKO" would have been appropriate some days too.

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