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By Andrei Codrescu | October 21, 1990
New Orleans--THERE ARE certain acts that transcend - notice the prefix trans -- ordinary human measure. Take President Bush's display of paternal love: starting a war to get his son out of the news. that's mega-love -- notice the prefix mega -- and the fact that it didn't work doesn't make it any less extra -- notice prefix -- ordinary.People have been writing to Ann Landers about their wristwatches lately to say that something in their bodies wrecks their watches. Some say it's the pulse, others blame biorhythms, while others simply attribute the phenomenon to meta -- are you prefix-careful?
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By KEN MURRAY and KEN MURRAY,SUN REPORTER | December 16, 2005
The old Baltimore Colts couldn't get a new stadium built here, but they are helping to get one in Indianapolis. And they are not especially happy about it. Specialty license plates bearing the retired numbers of Hall of Famers John Unitas, Lenny Moore, Raymond Berry and Gino Marchetti are on sale in Indiana in a promotion that will help finance the Indianapolis Colts' new $500 million stadium. "I don't like it, because I don't particularly want to be associated with them," said Moore, who lives in Randallstown.
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BUSINESS
January 24, 1992
You know all those reminders about using the new 410 area code?Despite its harping about the importance of using 410, Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. still hasn't kicked the 301 habit.Eagle-eyed customers might have noticed that the old 301 still appears at the top of phone bills.Also, Bell Atlantic's newly issued calling card, dubbed the IQ Card, still carries -- you guessed it -- the old 301 area code.C&P said that, despite its recorded messages reminding callers to use the 410 prefix, it will not be switching over until all of its software has been updated.
NEWS
July 20, 2005
ONE OF THE STRONGEST arguments for getting a cell phone is that it is handy for calling for help during emergencies, large and small. A little tweak would make it handier in the biggest: when phone owners are so incapacitated they can't make the call. By adding the prefix "ICE" ("in case of emergency") to an entry in the phone's address book, cell phone users could ensure that if they lose consciousness, police and ER workers know whom to call to find out who they are, what medical conditions they have and whether it is OK by them to resuscitate, operate or donate organs.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Staff Writer | May 12, 1995
Handing a victory to Bell Atlantic Corp., the Maryland Public Service Commission has turned down a bid by AT&T Corp. to win easier access to callers making short-haul toll calls within the state.In a letter dated Monday and received by AT&T yesterday, the PSC told the company that it would not require the local phone company to let customers presubscribe to a competing long-distance company as its carrier for toll calls that don't cross long-distance boundary lines. An example would be a call from Baltimore to Annapolis or Bel Air.The ruling means almost all Maryland phone customers will still have to dial a five-digit prefix if they want to make a local toll call through a carrier other than Bell Atlantic.
NEWS
January 13, 1991
The following telephone numbers may be called to obtain information about the contents or the status of a bill. For example, someone wanting to know which committee is hearing a bill, and when, would call Legislative Information.Numbers also are listed for the main office of the General Assembly delegation from each of the 47 districts.General Assembly switchboard . . . . . . . 841-3000Legislative Information and Bill Status . .841-3810/3886Legislative Accounting Office.. .. .. .....841-3797Bill room .. .... .....
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By Joseph Gallagher | March 29, 1991
For the U.S. and its allies the Gulf War became the euphoria war. ''Eu'' is the Greek word for ''good/well,'' and euphoria is the response to news which is ''well-borne,'' easy to take.Eugene and eugenics pertain to being well-born in another sense. Euclid means good fame, and Eunice good victory (nike). Eucharist is good charism or favor; a eulogy is a good word; euphemism is good speech which softens a hard word (e.g., ''passing'' for ''death''); euphony a good sound; euthanasia a good death.
NEWS
July 20, 2005
ONE OF THE STRONGEST arguments for getting a cell phone is that it is handy for calling for help during emergencies, large and small. A little tweak would make it handier in the biggest: when phone owners are so incapacitated they can't make the call. By adding the prefix "ICE" ("in case of emergency") to an entry in the phone's address book, cell phone users could ensure that if they lose consciousness, police and ER workers know whom to call to find out who they are, what medical conditions they have and whether it is OK by them to resuscitate, operate or donate organs.
NEWS
By KEN MURRAY and KEN MURRAY,SUN REPORTER | December 16, 2005
The old Baltimore Colts couldn't get a new stadium built here, but they are helping to get one in Indianapolis. And they are not especially happy about it. Specialty license plates bearing the retired numbers of Hall of Famers John Unitas, Lenny Moore, Raymond Berry and Gino Marchetti are on sale in Indiana in a promotion that will help finance the Indianapolis Colts' new $500 million stadium. "I don't like it, because I don't particularly want to be associated with them," said Moore, who lives in Randallstown.
BUSINESS
By AT&TCOX NEWS SERVICE | February 19, 1996
WASHINGTON -- In less than two weeks, the people who run America's telephone systems are going to dial 1-888-WORRIED and install a new toll-free dialing system.A new set of toll-free numbers -- area code 888 -- will be added March 1 to the "800" numbers that callers now use to order flowers, make plane reservations, even complain to the IRS.The old dial-1-800 approach almost ran out of numbers, a dreaded situation that telephone engineers call "numbers exhaust."Installing the new toll-free network will be more complicated than simply issuing new 888 numbers to the next businesses that want to get onto the system, industry spokesmen say."
BUSINESS
By Mark Ribbing and Mark Ribbing,SUN STAFF | April 3, 1998
Once again, America is running out of toll-free numbers. And so, once again, a new toll-free code is about to be launched. Starting on Sunday, 877 will join 800 and 888 as the prefixes for nationwide free calling. The new code is the result of steeply rising demand. According to the MultiMedia Telecommunications Association, the number of working toll-free numbers zoomed from 2.4 million in May 1993 to 11.4 million in August 1997. The Federal Communications Commission said there were 13.6 million working toll-free numbers by the end of last month.
BUSINESS
By AT&TCOX NEWS SERVICE | February 19, 1996
WASHINGTON -- In less than two weeks, the people who run America's telephone systems are going to dial 1-888-WORRIED and install a new toll-free dialing system.A new set of toll-free numbers -- area code 888 -- will be added March 1 to the "800" numbers that callers now use to order flowers, make plane reservations, even complain to the IRS.The old dial-1-800 approach almost ran out of numbers, a dreaded situation that telephone engineers call "numbers exhaust."Installing the new toll-free network will be more complicated than simply issuing new 888 numbers to the next businesses that want to get onto the system, industry spokesmen say."
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | October 25, 1995
A coalition of Bell Atlantic's potential rivals has proposed its own plan for splitting Maryland into four area codes -- offering the Public Service Commission an alternative to a "bizarre" map that would have cut Baltimore off from Baltimore County.The group's proposed solution provides the PSC with another choice besides the original map presented by a Bell Atlantic-led industry group and Bell Atlantic's own preferred solution -- an "overlay" that would create two new area codes within the borders of the current 301 and 410. That solution would require callers to dial 10 digits for all local calls.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Sun Staff Writer | May 12, 1995
Handing a victory to Bell Atlantic Corp., the Maryland Public Service Commission has turned down a bid by AT&T Corp. to win easier access to callers making short-haul toll calls within the state.In a letter dated Monday and received by AT&T yesterday, the PSC told the company that it would not require the local phone company to let customers presubscribe to a competing long-distance company as its carrier for toll calls that don't cross long-distance boundary lines. An example would be a call from Baltimore to Annapolis or Bel Air.The ruling means almost all Maryland phone customers will still have to dial a five-digit prefix if they want to make a local toll call through a carrier other than Bell Atlantic.
BUSINESS
January 24, 1992
You know all those reminders about using the new 410 area code?Despite its harping about the importance of using 410, Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. still hasn't kicked the 301 habit.Eagle-eyed customers might have noticed that the old 301 still appears at the top of phone bills.Also, Bell Atlantic's newly issued calling card, dubbed the IQ Card, still carries -- you guessed it -- the old 301 area code.C&P said that, despite its recorded messages reminding callers to use the 410 prefix, it will not be switching over until all of its software has been updated.
NEWS
By Joseph Gallagher | March 29, 1991
For the U.S. and its allies the Gulf War became the euphoria war. ''Eu'' is the Greek word for ''good/well,'' and euphoria is the response to news which is ''well-borne,'' easy to take.Eugene and eugenics pertain to being well-born in another sense. Euclid means good fame, and Eunice good victory (nike). Eucharist is good charism or favor; a eulogy is a good word; euphemism is good speech which softens a hard word (e.g., ''passing'' for ''death''); euphony a good sound; euthanasia a good death.
BUSINESS
By Mark Ribbing and Mark Ribbing,SUN STAFF | April 3, 1998
Once again, America is running out of toll-free numbers. And so, once again, a new toll-free code is about to be launched. Starting on Sunday, 877 will join 800 and 888 as the prefixes for nationwide free calling. The new code is the result of steeply rising demand. According to the MultiMedia Telecommunications Association, the number of working toll-free numbers zoomed from 2.4 million in May 1993 to 11.4 million in August 1997. The Federal Communications Commission said there were 13.6 million working toll-free numbers by the end of last month.
NEWS
January 13, 1991
The following telephone numbers may be called to obtain information about the contents or the status of a bill. For example, someone wanting to know which committee is hearing a bill, and when, would call Legislative Information.Numbers also are listed for the main office of the General Assembly delegation from each of the 47 districts.General Assembly switchboard . . . . . . . 841-3000Legislative Information and Bill Status . .841-3810/3886Legislative Accounting Office.. .. .. .....841-3797Bill room .. .... .....
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