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by TIM ROWLAND | April 22, 2003
My job description is pretty simple: Spend six hours a week writing columns and 32 hours a week deleting spam. Even the 42 percent of people who do not spend any time online have heard of spam by now, because spam has overtaken second-hand smoke as tops on the baby boomers' omnipresent whineometer. Half the country is overburdened by spam. The other half is overburdened by people complaining about spam. Spam is basically e-junk-mail. Spam clogs home e-mail boxes. It costs American businesses $12 billion a year in lost productivity.
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by TIM ROWLAND | October 7, 2004
Our e-mail was down yesterday. That made me depressed because one of the joys in my life is reading all the spam (electronically generated ads, for all of you people smart enough not to have a computer), which for some reason I find fascinating. Unfortunately, the company installed some kind of filter that blocks out a lot of the spam, severely cutting back on my access to special sales on Ginsu knives and porn. As if this weren't bad enough, the filter does not block out any of the spam generated by politicians under the premise, I suppose, that it somehow falls into the realm of "serious discourse.
NEWS
January 9, 2002
Meat in a can A few cans of meat in your cupboard plus an imagination can yield very credible edibles By KEVIN CLAPP kevinc@herald-mail.com Looking to fix a quick meal without the hassle of running to the store for fresh meat? Keep the pantry stocked with canned foodstuffs like SPAM, ham, turkey or chicken and the fix will be in, easily. continued "I think SPAM is a misunderstood product," says Nick Meyer, product manager for SPAM, a division of Hormel.
NEWS
May 20, 2009
The Herald-Mail would like to publish penny-pinching, tasty recipes by thrifty cooks in the Tri-State area on the Food page every week. Contact staff writer Julie Greene at 301-733-5131 or 800-626-6397, ext. 2320, or
NEWS
August 29, 2003
Greetings, fellow Earthlings. I know that sounds strange, but trust me, there was a time a few months ago I didn't think I'd be saying that. That's right, folks. I could have sworn back in January that the end was near. And no, I'm not trying to say that the steady diet of hot dogs and brats that ingest this time of year had finally caught up with me. No, I'm talking apocalypse here. Sports Illustrated - that other magazine that I read for the articles - has its sign of the apocalypse every week, right?
NEWS
Linda Duffield | June 30, 2012
Around here, we get a lot of emails. Sometimes, they pop up in such rapid-fire fashion that you begin to despair of ever getting through them all. I don't know if we get a lot more of the electronic messages than people working in other businesses, but I suspect we don't. I've heard it suggested that emails are so prolific that managing them can be an art form. Business emails can be an asset, opening an avenue for improved communication and giving people a way to connect that when properly used can be more efficient than the telephone.
NEWS
March 28, 2012
“I would like to thank Jaime Dick, Mayor Bob Bruchey, the Hagerstown police, and all the people supporting the runners on the sidewalk during the Run For Your Luck 5K Saturday. You people are first-rate.” - Greencastle, Pa. “To the person saying that if a woman is old enough to have sex she should pay for her protection: We're not asking the government to pay for contraceptives. We're asking health care plans to cover them. After all, if a man is mature enough to have sex, he should pay for his own Viagra pills, instead of expecting the insurance company to do that.
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by BIG SYDNEY | October 27, 2005
When you are as big as I am, there are only a couple of things that can help you get any bigger. And now, we're not talking about that case of Ding Dongs sitting in the trunk of my Sydan. This time, I'm talking about marketing. And that takes gimmicks. I don't have the hairpiece that that Trump guy has. Talk about a bob-and-weave job. I don't have a show like those NBC25 guys. What's the big deal about having a Fifth Quarter? I already have $1.25, and more, to my name.
NEWS
February 4, 1999
Editor's note - Please be as brief as possible when calling Mail Call, The Daily Mail's reader call-in line. Mail Call is not staffed on weekends or holidays so it is best to call Mail Call weekdays at 301-791-6236. Readers are welcome to leave their recorded message on any topic they choose, but some calls are screened out. Here are some of the calls we have received lately: "I'm calling because we had a chimney fire on Sunday in our home on West High Street and I wanted to praise the Sharpsburg Ambulance Fire and Rescue and the Williamsport Fire and Rescue for their rapid response and their professional attitude and the manor in which they conducted themselves at our home.
NEWS
August 27, 2000
South End's J&M Grill sizzles on without Jack By ANDREA BROWN-HURLEY / Staff Writer It's not quite the same in the South End restaurant which Jack and Mae Etta McAfee opened nearly 30 years ago. continued Patrons still crowd into the J&M Grill at 816 S. Potomac Street in Hagerstown for their favorite home-cooked meals. The phone rings off the hook for lunchtime carry-out orders. The establishment's atmosphere is just as cozy. But Jack McAfee is gone.
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Linda Duffield | June 30, 2012
Around here, we get a lot of emails. Sometimes, they pop up in such rapid-fire fashion that you begin to despair of ever getting through them all. I don't know if we get a lot more of the electronic messages than people working in other businesses, but I suspect we don't. I've heard it suggested that emails are so prolific that managing them can be an art form. Business emails can be an asset, opening an avenue for improved communication and giving people a way to connect that when properly used can be more efficient than the telephone.
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NEWS
March 28, 2012
“I would like to thank Jaime Dick, Mayor Bob Bruchey, the Hagerstown police, and all the people supporting the runners on the sidewalk during the Run For Your Luck 5K Saturday. You people are first-rate.” - Greencastle, Pa. “To the person saying that if a woman is old enough to have sex she should pay for her protection: We're not asking the government to pay for contraceptives. We're asking health care plans to cover them. After all, if a man is mature enough to have sex, he should pay for his own Viagra pills, instead of expecting the insurance company to do that.
LIFESTYLE
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | October 5, 2011
For many people, World War II is the stuff of classroom textbooks and Hollywood movies. But for an older generation, the war had a personal face. Many served in the military, fighting the Nazis as they goose-stepped across Europe. Others worked in field hospitals in the Pacific, caring for the wounded. But for those who didn't experience firsthand the horrors of war, a battle was being fought at home, as well. Civilians supported the troops with metal-scrap drives, food rationing, Victory Gardens and Rosie the riveting hero.
NEWS
May 20, 2009
The Herald-Mail would like to publish penny-pinching, tasty recipes by thrifty cooks in the Tri-State area on the Food page every week. Contact staff writer Julie Greene at 301-733-5131 or 800-626-6397, ext. 2320, or
NEWS
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | December 3, 2008
Since 1937, Spam has found its way into American cupboards, hiding its hammy goodness inside those nearly indestructible, rectangular blue cans. Sure, Spam has been the butt of jokes, but there are millions of people around the world who love its distinctive taste. And for some, it has gone beyond just eating Spam. There are Spam-fan Web sites, annual Spam festivals, a 16,500-square-foot Spam museum in Austin, Minn., and a Spammobile. There's even a Broadway musical, "Spamalot," a Monty Python satire of the story of King Arthur and his knights at the castle Camelot.
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by BIG SYDNEY | November 17, 2005
Yaaawwwnnn. I have had trouble getting any sleep lately. The pressure of this time of year is getting to me again. Time is running out and I'm just seven wins short of keeping my 200-win seasons alive. I'm just seven short of doing it for the fourth straight time while accomplishing it for the 13th time in the last 15 years. I keep over-analyzing everything. Every little thing bothers me. I'm tossing and turning like a brat on a grill. I'm finding out that LuSydna talks in her sleep and it sounds like she is reciting Today's Line from The Herald-Mail.
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by BIG SYDNEY | October 27, 2005
When you are as big as I am, there are only a couple of things that can help you get any bigger. And now, we're not talking about that case of Ding Dongs sitting in the trunk of my Sydan. This time, I'm talking about marketing. And that takes gimmicks. I don't have the hairpiece that that Trump guy has. Talk about a bob-and-weave job. I don't have a show like those NBC25 guys. What's the big deal about having a Fifth Quarter? I already have $1.25, and more, to my name.
NEWS
By JAMES COATES | August 28, 2005
Q. Every day I receive one or two e-mails from some unknown address with a subject that is just meaningless words, and the body of the message is usually an ad for Viagra or other prescription meds or maybe a Rolex watch. I bounce and block each one I receive but they continue their daily barrage. Is there anything more that I can do short of changing my address? - Jan Olson, comcast.net A. Two words: white list. That rather indelicate term commonly refers to the little known but hugely useful tools in most e-mail software and Web e-mail services that let one isolate desired messages in special and spam-free folders.
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by TIM ROWLAND | October 7, 2004
Our e-mail was down yesterday. That made me depressed because one of the joys in my life is reading all the spam (electronically generated ads, for all of you people smart enough not to have a computer), which for some reason I find fascinating. Unfortunately, the company installed some kind of filter that blocks out a lot of the spam, severely cutting back on my access to special sales on Ginsu knives and porn. As if this weren't bad enough, the filter does not block out any of the spam generated by politicians under the premise, I suppose, that it somehow falls into the realm of "serious discourse.
NEWS
April 14, 2004
ANNAPOLIS (AP) - Maryland lawmakers approved a bill in the waning hours of the 2004 General Assembly session that one of the country's largest Internet service providers describes as a strong, comprehensive bill to prevnt junk e-mail. "What is does is crack down on fraudulent and deceptive practices that kingpin spammers use that are designed to defeat attempts by Internet service providers that block spam from coming in," Delegate Neil Quinter said Tuesday, just hours after his bill was approved by the legislature.
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