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August 13th, 2002

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BellSouth Changes Pt.II

Just saw this in the BellSouth Personal Web Page Newsgroup...apparently the venting by numerous customers did some good...

All,
Based on the concerns expressed here by concerned BellSouth Internet
customers, the decision has been made to remove all advertising on BellSouth
Personal Web Pages (PWP). Effective immediately, all ads are removed from
the new PWP FTP sites as well as from the "template" PWP service and the
"Community" service. In the short term, some ads may still appear on
"secondary" pages, but product development folks will be removing those
shortly.

It is our intent to be responsive to BellSouth Internet customer concerns
while balancing our commitment to BellSouth shareholders by controlling
costs. However, as has been pointed out here and in other forums, little is
gained by trading increased revenue for customer dissatisfaction.

We appreciate everyone who took the time to express their thoughts on this
issue. Direct feedback from customers help us to be a better, more
responsive, company.

Sincerely,

BellSouth Internet Services
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Door Sign

Okay, I think I have put up signs on both my front door and the door under the carport that will solve three problems in one swipe:
1) The problem of friends/relatives knocking on the door, but not knocking loud enough for me to hear when I am back here at the computer.
2) Those old "Jehova's Witnesses" ladies or people asking if they can pave my driveway or paint my house knocking on my door.
3) Those idiots that knock on my door at least twice a week asking if I know anything about that vacant house up the road.



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From the latest "Entertainment Weekly"

Aug.16 will mark 25 years since a prescription-drug-addled Elvis Presley keeled over on his toilet. But what might have happened had the original King of Rock & Roll not passed away in 1977?

1978: On Aug.16, music fans pause to honor the anniversary of the birth of Kool & the Gang's James "JT" Taylor.

1982: A 320-pound Elvis decides he wants to leave the building, discovers he can't.

1983: Richard Simmons rescues the King with a crane. "Thank you," Elvis says after he's freed. "Thank you very much."

1984: Elvis' title track propels the Footloose soundtrack to the top of the charts.

1986: Graceland is moved whole-hog to Branson,Mo., and renamed The Elvis Presley Burnin' Love Theater.

1990: Winner of annual Elvis-impersonation contest stripped of trophy after it's discovered he actually is Elvis. "I thought I had this one nailed," Presley later tells the Associated Press.

1992: During great postage stamp debate, an already divided nation is forced to choose among "slim Elvis","fat Elvis", or "really" fat Elvis." Project is eventually abandoned when someone points out that Elvis is still alive and therefore ineligible.

1994: When Lisa Marie marries Michael Jackson, Elvis rolls over in bed, not grave.

1996: Hungry? Try Elvis Presley Roasters!

2000: At a sparsely attended press conference, boy-band impresario Lou Pearlman announces he will take over Elvis' management. "He's like all five kids in one body!" exclaims Pearlman.

2001: To make it up to his former dad-in-law, Jacko casts Elvis, not Marlon Brando, in fat-old-guy role in "You Rock My World" video.

2002: Elvis makes Santana-style comeback album, featuring duets with Ja Rule, Alicia Keys, and Chuck D, with whom he does a remake of "Fight The Power". Chuck reluctantly changes the lyrics to "...and he always meant a lot to me."

1977-present: Reports of Elvis sightings dramatically increase.