Monthly Archives: February 2008

Getting around gas prices

For Sunday’s paper, I interviewed a lot of student fans from Delone Catholic high school about whether or not gas prices made it harder for them to get to the district championship game in Hershey on Monday night. Two of … Continue reading

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Issues with Comcast

Comcast has come under a lot of fire recently. Last week I reported that the cable company was removing two channels from it’s expanded basic service and requiring customers to get digital converter boxes if they wanted to continue to … Continue reading

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Barbie Girls

Did you see the article in this morning’s YDR about Barbie? Mattel, the company that created the plastic doll, is building an online world for Barbie because her sales are down so much because little girls would rather play on … Continue reading

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Monday morning blues

It’s Monday morning and chances are no one was super excited to jump out of bed and rush to work this morning. In fact, most of us probably dragged our feet a little bit, maybe hit the snooze button a … Continue reading

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Internet Browsers

The New York Times has reported that Mozilla’s Firefox Web browser has been downloaded for the 500 millionth time, which means it has 17 percent of the browser market. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Apple’s Safari and AOL’s Netscape Navigator make up … Continue reading

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Snow’s good for business

Grocery stores must love it when the weatherman says there’s going to be snow, ice and, in general, just a wintry mess. People panic and immediately run out to buy milk, bread and toilet paper, as if a couple of … Continue reading

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Blu-ray wins

The battle between HD DVD and Blu-ray format is finally over, with Toshiba’s HD DVD admitting defeat. Production companies and video rental chains like Blockbuster and Netflix aligned with the Blu-ray format all but forcing Toshiba to stop producing the … Continue reading

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Hands off my taxes

Last month, my mortgage company informed me that my monthly payment was set to jump another $60. Since I have a fixed rate, the only factor that could cause an increase in my bill would be the escrowed property/school taxes. … Continue reading

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Unhappy at work?

If that headline caught your attention, then you probably are. And if you are able to read this at work, you’re most at risk to suffer from the accomplishment deficit disorder described in this morning’s Wall Street Journal.

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Paper, plastic, canvas

I hate plastic bags in the grocery store. Unless I double bag, I can never make it to the car without one ripping. That’s why I think the idea of bringing canvas bags from home (or buying the ones some … Continue reading

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