That’s an illustration of how unrealistic the performance standards and penalties that the Administrative Law Judge recently recommended to the PUC are for Bell Atlantic.
    For instance, if Bell Atlantic were to miss just 16 out of 1,000 performance measurements each month, the yearly fine would total at least $191 million.
    What’s the limit on how high the fines could go? Only the sky is.
    Bell Atlantic provides quality service today to all its customers in Pennsylvania, and we are in favor of setting high-performance standards with reasonable financial fines to correct any possible lapse.
    In fact, we have proposed tough measurements and standards that would put many millions of Bell Atlantic dollars at risk to ensure that high-quality service is maintained for local phone companies and their customers.
    But it’s only reasonable that the fines should be appropriate, and that limits should be established.
    It may be impossible to bat 1.000 in any league, but one thing is certain: we are committed to providing Pennsylvania with an open, competitive world-class communications network.
    Our goal is to be your first choice – not your only choice – for all your communication services.
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Read the fine print on those offers
to switch your local phone service.

If you’ve heard the promises from other companies trying to get you to change your local phone service, take this advice.
    Read the fine print.
    Make sure you know exactly what you’re getting before you make the move.
    The last thing you want is a big surprise.

No one delivers phone service better than Verizon.
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With one sentence in your will you can help tremendously in the fight to conquer cancer.  Today, cancer victimizes one out of four Americans. Over the years it strikes in two out of three American families.  It kills two out of three of its victims.
    But, year by year, medical science and research advance toward the day when this dread disease will no longer threaten the lives of millions.
    You can help bring this day closer by including these few words in your will:
    “I give to the (Division or National Society) the sum of _________________________________ dollars to be used for the general purposes of the Society.”
    Today, your legacy will be a gift of hope.  Tomorrow, it could be the gift of life.
    What legacy could be more precious?
    For more information . . .
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They wanted to quit school and run away to the Army. But first they ran into SFC Russ Miller, Recruiting Sergeant in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He does more than recruits. He guides.
    Last year, he guided 48 young would-be drop-outs back to high school. Sergeant Miller knows it’s the educated person who gets the best jobs – in the Army and in civilian life. He told them to stick it out. Get that diploma no matter how hard it is.
    Sergeant Miller is one of the more than 1,700 highly trained Army Recruiters. They’re all experts in guidance and career counseling. Every day they guarantee thousands of high school graduates Army courses that teach valuable technical skills – skills to build careers on.
    High school graduates who qualify can have the training they select guaranteed in writing before they enlist. That’s right. Guaranteed. And there are over 300 courses to choose from.
    So, if a young man ever tells you he’s going to quit school and join the Army, tell him the Army may not what him.
    Tell him what Sergeant Miller would tell him: Stay in school.
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The first day he gets his haircut.
    The second day he gets his uniform.
    Before a week is out, he gets his basic training assignment.
    But that’s only one-tenth of it. The Army devotes a major part of those first days to getting to know your son. Getting to know what he wants to do. What he wants to learn. What kind of talents he has.
    We test his mechanical aptitude, his mathematical aptitude, his clerical aptitude and his general mental ability. We test to see if he has a knack for foreign languages and to see if he has the potential to become an officer.
    And we don’t stop at tests.
    Trained Army counselors personally interview him to see what your son’s ambitions are. What he did in civilian life. What he wants to do in the future.
    Many technical skills taught in the Army are valuable stepping stones to profitable careers. There’s Radar. Electronics. Communications. Photography. Television. Languages. Aviation. Food services. Medical care. Dental technology. Mechanics. Computer technology. Plus literally hundreds of others.
    And if he enlists, he’ll get his choice of training guaranteed in writing before he signs up.
   If your son has any questions, we suggest he visit the one man with all the answers – his local Army Recruiting Sergeant.  
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It’s your first jump. You’re up 1,200 feet waiting to go. But all the training and all the practice never quite prepared you for the way you feel right now. Your pack never felt heavier. Yet you never felt stronger.
    You’re ready.
    There are five guys ahead of you. Now four. Now three. No one hesitates. You won’t either. You’re sure of your training. You’re sure of yourself.
    In 21 days of Jump School something happened to you. You learned things you never thought you would. You did things you never thought you could. It was tough. But it made you even tougher.
    Okay. You’re next.
    During the long seconds before you feel the welcome shock of your chute opening, you learn about another thing:
    Men call it, “Guts.”
    And if that’s all Army Airborne training gives you, you’ll still be miles ahead. But there is more. You can become a trained specialist in one of many exciting fields: electronics, communications, equipment maintenance, to name just a few.
   Have you got what it takes?  
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Sometimes you feel like a country doctor with sixteen cases of measles in town.
    But working on emergencies is nothing new to you.
    You’re the expert and emergencies are your job.
    You’re the one guy in the company that can practically field-strip a computer and put it back together again. Circuits are so pressed into your brain you can almost hear a short one. They make the TV’s your repaired back in high school look like crystal sets.
   If it wasn’t for the electronic training you got in the Army, you’d still be a tube tester. But the Army opportunity came along and you took it. A full-dress, eight-hours-a-day, five-days-a-week school that taught you a skill you’ll build a career on.
    A solid career that can mean sound security all your life. There’s nothing like be an expert. That’s what you can be in today’s Army.
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The last time we saw Casey he was with another team;
    He gave no joy to Mudville, but to Sudsville he’s a dream.

It’s a different game Casey plays – he never gets a jeer;
    He trained with the Alcoa team and great ideas for beer.

Now you never need an opener when you desire a brew;
    You pick a can – Alcoa topped and easy-open too.

So where’re in this favor’d land you drink your fav’rite brand;
    And spend your time with good friends – just remember Casey’s stand.

Then toast the home team, win or lose, and lightly doff your cap;
   “Beer cans will ne’er be the same again,” Casey’s at the snap.  
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