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  1. Started the day off calling Maryland Fios Residential (410-265-0577) and spoke with Ms. Walker. After explaining the situation she simply transfered me to Nelson.


    Nelson - Technical Support Cyper Solution Center


    Provisioning on Line1 appears to be fine


    Nelson setup a One Point Voicemail Box for Line2 (Confirmation Number: MD00056801678 to be ready at the end of the work day tomorrow). He then stated that he had no idea how to associate Line1 to that voicemail. He then had to transfer me back to a Verizon Technician.


    Greg - Specialist Technician told me that this solution WOULD NOT WORK. He also stated that previous technicians who first tried to fix our issues must "have been Level-1 technicians" because their fixes never would of worked. Great!


    Greg is now trying to go through the Switch himself and will call me later this evening.

  2. Yesterday I called Verizon again and was told that another Switch Technician was going to fix our voicemail problem.


    This afternoon I received a call from Russell stating that we now need a One Point Voicemail Box for Line2 then assoiciate Line1 to that voicemail. However, to do that I need to go through the Business Office.


    So after a week I am being told this when our voicemail system was working fine a few months ago.

  3. After 2 hours of course the Verizon mailbox was still not ready.


    I then called the Technical Support team. After explaining the situation again and being put off and on hold for another hour I told the problem was fixed. By now I know this is fishy so I asked the gentleman if he would hold while I tested the number. Shocking!!! It did not work.


    I was then transfered to the Switch department. They said everything looked good on their side. I asked them to call our number and see for themselves the error. They did not know what was causing the mix-up other to say that it appears that it should work.


    Know a Switch Technician is looking into it and I have been told that the voicemail will work in 24-48 hours. EPIC FAIL VERIZON, EPIC FAIL.



  4. Started today off by trying to call Andrew at 410-265-0577 but got someone in the Maryland Fios Residential.


    Joy Jenkins answered the phone and reviewed our account. Basically, we have 2 phone lines, one of which is a rollover from the first. If you call the rollover line directly customers hear our voicemail. If you call the main line and do not answer the phone, the call does rollover to the second line but DOES NOT then go to the voicemail. Customers hear a generic Verizon message where they cannot leave messages.


    Voicemail was not added to their Switch (Verizon term). Their technical support team (1-888-553-1555) was called and finally flipped the switch and supposedly Line 1 will start to rollover to Line 2 properly in an hour.


    Let's keep our fingers crossed.


    Line 1 is main number

    Line 2 is "rollover" second number


    On line 2 there is fucntional voicemail.

    If you call line 1, it will roll over to line 2 but there is no functional voicemail.

    If you call line 2 directly, there is functional voicemail

  5. McNabb is already establishing himself as the leader in the locker room for the Washington Redskins. As a life-long fan I have to be impressed by how quickly he is earning the respect of coaches and players in the organization. We haven't had a leader like this since J.Gibbs Era 1. Now we just have to figure out what to do with Fat Albert.

  6. The Redskins will draft an OT and did pick up two o-line guys in free agency. Other teams in the league had horrible o-lines last year (Green Bay) but their quarterbacks adjested and got rid of the ball quicker. I like Jason Campbell but he takes too much time in the pocket and has a long throwing motion.

  7. I can't believe Philly trade D. McNabb to the Redskins. This is great for many reasons.


    1. It means the Redskins won't draft Jimmy Clausen (Thank GOD)

    2. It means the Redskins will hopefully draft OT Russell Okung of Oklahoma State

    3. McNabb has taken his team to the playoffs almost every year

    4. McNabb will want to crush Philly for letting him go

    5. The Redskins finally have a proven quarterback that demands respect

    6. Philly will lose about 3 games more with an inexperienced quarterback

  8. I went to see the Cherry Blossoms this week and am EXTREMELY DISAPPIONTED with the LACK OF PARKING. There are only a handful of LEGAL spots to park near the Tidal Basin. I spent an hour and change driving around (in circles) and had no luck. The next day I had to park ILLEGALLY by the Kennedy Center.


    Why would the city of DC make it so hard for visitors and locals to get to see the Cherry trees? The Metro is THE ONLY WAY TO GO and it is still a pretty far walk.


    Check out this link for a MAP.



  9. I just saw this posted on ESPN.


    Washington Redskins left tackle Chris Samuels could miss the rest of the season and may have to consider retirement after suffering a stinger in Sunday's loss to the Carolina Panthers, according to a report.


    The six-time Pro Bowler, who already had been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs, will have the injury re-evaluated Tuesday, sources told The Washington Post.


    Samuels suffers from stenosis, a narrowing of the spine that causes him to wear a neck brace for extra protection when he plays, and was already dealing with significant knee pain all season, according to the paper.


    Coach Jim Zorn told The Post that the injury is possibly more severe than they originally thought.


    "I think it is concerning, because we care about his health," Zorn told The Post. "Because of the other doctors involved in trying to read this thing, it's the time that it's taking to get any answers -- that's what's hard. We just have to wait it out.


    "But we're going to think very positive about this situation. I think he is as well. He's got an excellent attitude towards the waiting. That's the frustrating part, is just waiting for the results."

  10. The Markoff Haunted Forest now has the perfect Halloween activity for children - The NEW Enchanted Forest.

    The Haunted Forest is a truely one-of-a-kind experience in terror but it is not for young children. Now there is something for everyone in the family!


    The Enchannted Forest is an interactive experience with beautiful fairytale scenes.


    I am not sure what times this trail is offered or how much is cost - but I am sure it is worth it. I have gone to the Markoff haunted Forest for the last 4 years and have never been disappointed.

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    Call it the photo seen 'round the world. It's the one that captured two southwestern Connecticut lawmakers playing solitaire on their computers in the hall of the House late Monday, at the height of the debate on the new budget.


    Another computer, in front of an unidentified lawmaker's seat, shows a baseball highlight.


    The picture, apparently depicting two House members dissing a high-ranking GOP leader, went from the front page of Connecticut newspapers to global web sites like the Drudge Report on Tuesday, an apparent symbol of legislative indifference -- and indulgence -- during the state's budget crisis.


    The Associated Press picture, shot from behind first-term Rep. Barbara L. Lambert, D-Milford and veteran Rep. John F. Hennessy, D-Bridgeport, features House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr. in the right-hand corner, gesticulating his criticism of the Democratic majority's budget, which passed the House late Monday night and the Senate early Tuesday morning.


    Neither Lambert nor Hennessy would apologize for their game-playing Tuesday and Cafero, R-Norwalk, didn't ask for any.

  12. Former Washington Redskin and current New York Giants LB Antonio Pierce has now stated that he has no regrets about taking Plaxico Burress unlicensed gun from the nightclub shooting on November 29, 2008. He basically said that he was simply helping his teammate out not breaking the law or trying to cover anything up. Pierce actually said that he acted reasonably, responsibly and instinctively in coming to the aid of a wounded teammate.




    So taking a gun from a crime/shooting scene, illegally concealing a gun in your car, illegally crossing state lines with an unlicensed gun, taking your friend to the hospital and lying about his identification are all reasonable and responsible. I love how in our society today it is cool and we think highly of those who put the interest of themselves and their friends above all else. Protect your friends at the expense of your community and the ‘hood’ will respect you.


    Look, Pierce acted like a lot of people would but once you start picking up loaded, unlicensed guns you cross the line. Why not leave it there? Because Pierce knew that Plax shouldn’t of had it and did not want anyone to find out. I also think that the New York legal system is a joke if they are going to go after Burress for 3-1/2 years and then give Pierce a free pass. Indicting Burress for a crime and letting Pierce get off of crimes associated with the same incident seems unfair.

  13. Is it just me or do the Nationals look like a completely different team since Manny Acta was fired. I mean they still are horrible fielding the ball and they hardly ever play a complete game (offense, defense, and pitching). That said, some of our players are starting to step it up (Lannan, Zimmerman, Willingham, and Morgan) while the Nats are starting to get some timely hitting in games.


    I saw a stat today in the paper that stated how awful the Nationals are hitting with runners in scoring position. Seriously, they are in the bottom 3-5 teams in every offensive category whenever they have a chance to get some RBIs. I also like to see the team fighting back in games for some comeback victory's.

  14. Police in central Sweden are on the hunt for a gang of tattooed women who sexually molested a 50-year-old man as he was riding by on his bicycle. The incident took place around 9pm on July 8th as the man was cycling down Vintergatan in central Örebro, the Aftonbladet newspaper reports. Suddenly, someone grabbed hold of the rack on the back of the man's bike, causing him to fall to the ground. "The girls ran up to him and pulled the bicycle down so he fell," Örebro police spokesperson Annika Haaster told the newspaper.


    As the man was lying defenceless on the ground, the women proceeded to pull off his trousers and underwear and molest him sexually before fleeing the scene. According to police, the 50-year-old was not otherwise beaten or physically assaulted by the gang of five girls. The victim told police that the girl who actually pulled down the bicycle was about 175 centimetres (5 feet, 7 inches) tall and had tattoos on her forearms.


    Authorities are hoping that tips from the public can help them apprehend the suspects responsible for the bizarre attack. "It's downright unusual for five girls [to do something like this]. Perhaps there are others who've had the same thing happen to them," Haaster told Aftonbladet.