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By ELISE CHISOLM | September 7, 1993
I knew it, I knew it, I knew somehow this would happen. The backlash of the Great Answering Machine Consumer Frenzy: The wrong number.Sure, I have to admit that our answering machine comes in handy with a big family and an aging generation of friends. We get many calls relating to gall bladder symptoms, hip replacement procedures and triple bypasses.And they're great when the kids want me to baby-sit or Aunt Sudie wants to discuss a new laxative or a telemarketing person is trying to sell me a cemetery lot -- I can answer immediately or never.
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By MARY CAROLE MCCAULEY and MARY CAROLE MCCAULEY,SUN REPORTER | August 16, 2006
The answering machine in Stephen Kilduff's kitchen normally is the repository for the minutiae of daily life: Messages from his wife, Kim, about evening plans. A pitch from a charity. An inquiry from one of the writers who works with Kilduff, a freelance copy editor of scientific journal articles. But not on this particular June day. This time, it was opportunity calling. Snow in the Stand 8 p.m. today through Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday at the American Theatre of Actors, 314 W. 54th St., New York.
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February 14, 1994
POLICE LOG* Scaggsville :10800 Graeloch Road: A door frame was removed from the rear of a house. A VCR and an answering machine were taken.
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August 18, 2004
BALTIMORE CITY Northeastern District Stolen vehicle: A four-door burgundy 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass with North Carolina tag JWS8646 was stolen over the weekend in the 2300 block of Pentland Drive. Southwestern District Burglary: A VCR, CD player and a clock/radio were stolen Monday from a house in the 800 block of Brookwood Road. Western District Burglary: An oven, a 27-inch screen TV, a stereo CD player and an answering machine -- valued at a total of $595 -- were stolen from a house in the 600 block of Bentalou St. between Thursday and Monday.
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February 13, 1996
Police logScaggsville: 8400 block of Jandy Ave.: Someone kicked open a door to a residence Saturday. There was extensive ransacking inside the residence, and televisions, a telephone and an answering machine were taken.
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July 2, 1996
Police logGuilford: 9500 block of Thorton Woods Way: A burglar pried open a construction trailer's window Thursday or Friday and took a phone and an answering machine.Jessup: 9900 block of Guilford Road: Someone entered a building under construction Friday or Saturday, broke through a wall leading to an adjacent office and stole tools, a battery charger and an answering machine.Pub Date: 7/02/96
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November 29, 1993
POLICE LOG* Harper's Choice: 5600 block of Harpers Farm Road: A second-story sliding glass door was entered Nov. 19 and a television, videocassette recorder and answering machine were taken. Police said the home also had been ransacked.* Hickory Ridge: 11200 block of Snowflake Court: A $350 car phone was stolen from a blue Buick last Monday or Tuesday.
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May 21, 1995
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April 20, 1994
Someone pried open the front door of a home in the 300 block of New Jersey Ave. and made off with $550 worth of property Friday, county police said.The burglary occurred between 8 a.m. and 3:10 p.m., police said. A videocassette recorder, telephone, answering machine and small cassette radio were stolen.
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March 24, 1994
POLICE LOG* Lisbon: 16300 block of Old Frederick Road: A resident reported that a man tried to break into a home by cutting glass out of a rear door just moments after calling the residence and receiving no answer Friday. The suspect was scared off by a dog. Police said an answering machine apparently suggested to the caller that no one was home.* Clarksville: 11500 block of Frederick Road: Tools were taken from Baltimore Masonry after someone drilled through padlocks last Thursday or Friday, police said.
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By MIKE HIMOWITZ | November 7, 2002
NEXT TO OAFS who use cell phones in movie theaters, telemarketers are the most annoying people in the world. But there are ways to minimize their intrusion into your life. One of them is to use the same technology they use to annoy you. For a year now, a $40 gadget called the TeleZapper has been a hot seller (www.telezapper. com) among the telemarketer-weary. It works by fooling the predictive dialing software that telemarketers use into thinking your phone number has been disconnected.
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By Jill Kubatko and Jill Kubatko,Sun Staff | April 7, 2002
Flower power is blossoming for a new generation of girls with large daisies and tulips in bold hot pinks, oranges and yellows showing up on bed sheets, comforters, rugs, frames, shelves and desk sets. Target (below right) offers a "Flowers Etc." bed in a bag for $79, which has matching furniture. Hecht's "Pick A Petal Ensemble" starts at $99 for a comforter, bed sheets, sham and skirt. American Girl (top right) features a "Daisy" three-piece bed set at $120. Sears is spreading its garden theme with tulips, daisies and butterflies and in items ranging from $39.99 for comforters and sheets to a $24.99 butterfly rug. Stop and smell the flowers at these stores or check them out online at www.target.
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By Larry Bingham and Larry Bingham,SUN STAFF | February 21, 2002
In Florida last year for the holidays, Sen. Ida Ruben was in her car, on her cellular phone, checking her messages back home as every good Maryland legislator should. And everything was fine until she came to the one message on her answering machine left by a telemarketer. Annoyed? That's one way to describe her reaction. "I had to listen to this long spiel, and I don't even remember the company. I was so angry I was mouthing off." Livid? That's another. "I'm waiting and waiting and waiting for all this to be finished, and I'm getting more and more aggravated."
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | April 3, 2000
Call it a communication problem. Parents complain that the telephone lines for Howard County schools are often busy and they can't get through to staff. Teachers complain that the school lines are often tied up and they can't get through to parents. Some people are suggesting that more telecommunications resources are in order. The Leadership Committee on School Equity, a 23-member group that studied the county schools, recommended in a report last month that all teachers and administrators should have voice-mail boxes.
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By Tamara Ikenberg and Tamara Ikenberg,SUN STAFF | November 15, 1999
Some people have children. Some people have a computer and children. I just have a computer, but it might as well be my child.I worry about it constantly. My hopes and dreams are locked inside it. And it's expensive.My baby doesn't have a crib. Until a few weeks ago, it sat on a cheap, collapsible particle-board desk. I bought the desk four years ago from the girl who lived in my apartment before me, who probably bought it from the girl before her, who probably bought it at a thrift store in Guam.
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By Richard J. Dalton Jr. and Richard J. Dalton Jr.,newsday | October 25, 1999
Answering machine, schmanswering machine. The popular device is now a relic of the 1980s. And an answering service? That's an artifact from the days of black-and-white movies.At least that's what Symantec Corp., a maker of communications software, claims in its press kit.But don't sneer at these pre-PC means of communications. The answering machine offers incredible advantages through its simplicity: Hook it up to a phone line, turn it on and push a couple of buttons to record your outgoing message, and hit another button to retrieve messages.
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By Jane Tinsley Swope | February 14, 1994
Love can be sent with roses, candy,Balloons, if you would take the risk.All I ask is -- do not send meBallads on a floppy disk.Love's not meant to be recordedOn an answering machine,Nor will such a modern loverFind the answer to his dream.Valentines were made of ribbon,Colored paper bits and lace.Best of all, the quaint old customOf a heart-to-heart embrace.So keep your modems in the basement.A business deal they may enhance.Bring harpsichords beneath my casement.I'm a girl who likes romance.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 27, 1998
An Oregon man pleaded guilty yesterday to terrorizing his former girlfriend in Maryland, the first time that authorities here have prosecuted someone under a new federal anti-stalking law.Edwin R. Carter IV pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Baltimore to threatening Michele A. Danoff, 35, whom he repeatedly harassed in telephone calls, prosecutors said."
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,SUN STAFF | March 20, 1997
"Homicide: Life on the Street" actress Melissa Leo took the witness stand in a Baltimore courtroom yesterday to play a very different role -- as a victim of harassment by movie actor John Heard, the father of her 9-year-old son.Heard, known for his role as Macaulay Culkin's father in "Home Alone," is being tried in Baltimore District Court on charges of telephone misuse and harassment in incidents alleged by Leo, 36, and her live-in boyfriend, John A. E. Russell. Heard also is accused of assaulting Russell.
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