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Saturday, November 18, 2006

A 30 to 40-year old female driver suffered massive head injuries just before 12:40 am in an EMS-reported car crash on eastbound I-70 west of Noland Road in Independence, MO.. The woman's injuries were grave.

In Kansas City, MO- a 38-year-old woman was stabbed, cut and robbed at 73rd Street and Prospect around 3:40 am. Her injuries were not life-threatening but there was no suspect information available.

Five fire companies responded to an unoccupied house fire in the 5300 block of Blue Parkway shortly before 4:30 am.. The structure was heavily-damaged. One firefighter suffered a minor foot injury after his leg went through the roof while battling the blaze. Cause of this fire was under investigation.


Friday, November 17, 2006

Time-Warner: Try Truth In Advertising

Let the buyer beware!

For the first time in nearly 60 years, the Marx family has quit doing business with the telephone company.

A part of the reason was that AT&T- the company who swallowed Southwestern Bell- began billing us for services we either discontinued long ago or never had.

Time-Warner - the company that provides this household's television and Internet service - was offering digital phone service and - with the sweetening of a years' free movie channels thrown in - we took the bait.

This is turning out to be a big mistake.

Since the initial T-W installation on Friday, November 3 there have been 4 service calls.
All were necessary to revive my Internet 'Roadrunner' service in addition to the new digital phone service - which often rendered the home phones unusable for as long as 10 minutes at a time.

One service tech even admitted that T-W was "having lots of problems with digital phone" service.

Today, apparently T-W's entire digital phone network went down - and stayed down for nearly 30 minutes. No calls could be made - including emergency services 9-1-1.

To make matters worse- it took more than 45 minutes to reach T-W's service department once service was restored.

In fact- my lady in Vancouver, BC, Canada was able to reach T-W HERE and find out what went wrong before I could - "a Sprint (comm company) circuit (failed)."

Time-Warner heavily advertises their digital phone service on electronic and print media.

What T-W does NOT advertise is the "lots of problems" that comes with their digital phone service and what a customer is to do in case of an emergency requiring use of the phone.

They do not provide a backup cell phone.

Time-Warner - I suggest you back off the promotions of this service until you get all the bugs worked out.

Or at LEAST tell people it's anything but 100% reliable after installation or on calm sunny days.