Dear Sun Spots: I have a friend who saw something on TV about some make of fryer that was recalled because it might start a fire. I have three different fryers. I also gave one as a gift. Could you please find out what brand this is? – No Name, Norway.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Web site at, 47,000 fryers manufactured by The Metal Ware Corp. of Two Rivers, Wis., were recalled on Nov. 6.

The recall involves NESCO brand, stainless steel, deep fryers with a black plastic top and handles on either side. The model number is printed on the back of the product. Model numbers included in the recall are: DF-250T, DF-1250T and DF-1250TL. They were sold at discount department stores and retail Web sites from May 2001 through October 2003 for about $55.

Apparently, the mesh filter in the cover of the deep fryer can allow moisture to build up in the oil reservoir, causing the oil reservoir to boil over during or shortly after use. This poses a burn hazard to consumers. There have been eight reports of incidents, including one report of minor burns requiring medical attention. You should stop using this product immediately. Consumers can call the hot line, 800-638-2772, for more details. Call The Metal Ware Corp. toll-free at (800) 726-4457 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at

Dear Sun Spots: In response to a Nov. 10 inquiry: Northeast Historic Film in Bucksport does transfer from cassette to CD.

Also, to another posting: I donate my used books, including textbooks, to local prisons. There may be some restrictions, but I feel that some people with time on their hands may be encouraged to pick up and read a book they would not normally read. I think this can only be good. – Marilyn Burgess, Leeds.

Sun Spots located them at 379 Main St., Bucksport,, (207) 469-0924. A moving image archive company, they can transfer home movies to video, either VHS or DVD. Other readers seeking this type of service may also want to contact them Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dear Sun Spots: I have called Janice Miles, psychic, several times and I get her answering service, but she never returns my call. I wonder why? – Concerned in Bethel.

Janice Miles says she was not available until after Dec. 1 at which time she’s available for readings, meditation and Reiki readings. Miles also does readings and meditation for groups. You can reach her via voice mail at 441-5657.

Dear Sun Spots: I appreciate the help you have given me and others. There are two questions, my husband and I would like answers to, if possible.

This one will date me, but during the early-to-mid ’40s on the radio each morning was a man, Arlen E. Barnard, called “The Three A Safety Man.” He always ended his short program with “Always Alert, Never Hurt.” Does anyone remember him?

Also, my husband misses Bud Sawyer. He was on WLOB early mornings. Thank you for helping us solve our questions. Happy holidays. – Joan M., New Gloucester.

According to operations manager Richard Ringenback, Sawyer is on a temporary leave of absence for an operation and recuperation period. He will be returning to New Talk on WLOB at some point in the future. However, a definite date has not been scheduled yet. When he returns, you can tune in to Sawyer weekdays from 5:30 to 9 a.m. on New Talk WLOB on 1310 AM and 96.3 FM Monday to Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. You can also call the station at 1-877-393-8255 or (207) 775-1310 with your comments.

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