March 12, 2007 Readers’ corner |

March 12, 2007 Readers’ corner

Digging Dr. Gott: Apparently, every time Union columnist Mel Walsh calls our syndicated medical columnist, Dr. Peter Gott, the phone lines don’t stop ringing. So, here’s another opportunity to hear him: Call KVMR (265-9555) between 1:15 and 2 p.m. Wednesday during Mel’s “Second Wind” show and ask your medical question. (Cheaper than going to the doctor, right?) Mel says, “Dr. Gott has indicated he loves talking with this area’s readers and listeners.”

Where does S. Dixon live? She says, “Speaking of confusing, I live off Bitney Springs Road, and although my phone number is Penn Valley, and we have a post office box in Penn Valley, technically I live in Nevada City. Why are we called Nevada City, when we are closer to Penn Valley? When I asked the Nevada City Post Office that question, they just said they don’t draw the lines. So who does? And why are the lines where they are, forcing us to be Nevada City? It’s difficult to cash a check out of town with two addresses in two different towns!” Readers, do you know the answer?

More Mondegreens/Malapropisms: This comes from The Union cartoonist R.L. Crabb. “When I was a kid, I thought that ‘Reform School’ was ‘Report-’em School’… where bad kids were turned in. Years later, I was hearing ‘Old Timer’s Disease’ instead of ‘Alzheimer’s Disease.’ Maybe it was too much loud music as a teenager.”

Bumpersnicker: Spotted in Auburn by Louise Avilla: “Don’t steal, the government doesn’t like the competition.”

Global Day of Action: Lorraine Reich let me know that on March 17, a Saturday, Nevada County residents will be participating in Global Day of Action in opposition to the War in Iraq and to bring our troops home. The Peace Center of Nevada County will host the Peace Rally at Memorial Park in Grass Valley at 1 p.m., then a Peace March to follow through Grass Valley downtown from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The peace walk will end at St. Joseph’s Cultural Hall, where there will be speakers and music from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Then at 7 p.m., Michael Stone’s 5 Rhythms play for “Give Peace a Dance,” with proceeds to benefit the Peace Center. For more information call the Peace Center at 478-0699 or visit


Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by e-mail at, or by fax at 477-4292.

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