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Price: $85.00 / Pick up and delivery

On Time Bill’s Transportation   239 223-4819 to call Billy
  Marco Island FL , 34145 #EZ.58227 Exp 12-31
    Billy Kirk   Email:   Billykirk2003@gmail.com   Ref:   Eagles Nest friendship list - Don Nixon  
 
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*An Invitation - Eagles Nest Friendship List - search results

If you look up "Eagles Nest Friendship List" on most of the search engines, the first result that is not a paid ad is often what follows.

The way my program was designed, there were multiple landing spots for specific activities and you may imagine, there were

successful attempts to make it not work as designed. What follows is the primary database for the friendship list.

Others following may or may not be complete (radioad - for instance) There is not enough time, money or interest  to try to adjust.


Eagle's Nest Beach - Five Star Resort   317 844-8189
  Marco Island FL , 34145 #EZ.58267 Exp 12-31
    Website Link:   www.ezclassifiedz.com/classifieds/classified.php?pid=0&cid=167
    Don Nixon   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   Eagles Nest friendship list - displays owner's direct telephone number  
 
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*Mark Twain's observation for the spider on the newspaper EZ Filing™



EZ Classified Advertizing™, (free or flat fee classified advertising listings) a Nixon Newspapers affiliate   317 844-8189
  Carmel IN #EZ.23177 Exp 12-30
    Website Link:   www.ezclassifiedz.com/classifieds/classified.php?pid=0&cid=101
    Don Nixon, Chief Cheerleader, Editor & Publisher, Proofreader   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   USPS Direct Mail  
 
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1. Player identification

Player UNIQUE ID#

Player identification is the most critical piece of information we have for a player because it tracks any and every place played and with any different partner so every combination may be a different ranking in each of the venues.

The assignment is unique so any search will show the location in question.


One Match Tournament™   317 844-8189
  160 W Carmel Dr Carmel IN, 46032 #RABHRN.15358 Exp 12-16
    Website Link:   www.radioad.org/wtri/classifieds/listings.php?catcode=Associates
    Don Nixon, Chief Cheerleader, Editor & Publisher, Proofreader   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   dmn:marilyn monroe  
 
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Your cash drawer is best measure of effective ads

If you are not putting more money in your drawer, it makes little difference if you have a great rate or your ads win all kinds of awards.

EZ Classified Advertizing™, (free or flat fee classified advertising listings) a Nixon Newspapers affiliate   317 844-8189
  160 W Carmel Dr Carmel IN, 46032 #EZ.12412 Exp 01-31
    Website Link:   www.ezclassifiedz.com/classifieds/classified.php?pid=0&cid=101
    Willard P. Rohrer, General/Business Manager   Email:   willardrohrer@hotmail.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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EZ Classified Advertizing™ SOP, category stylebook

When someone wants to know more about your services, s/he will want to know where you are located and what you offer. Since ads are sorted alphabetically by title, similar services are sorted together. Since the title field is searchable, someone can find your company simply by typing in your specialty.

This category contains several different specific services, so identify the generic subject as the first word in your ad. For instance, if you offer web site hosting and design, say: Internet, web hosting. You could also provide a separate listing which begins: Web site design

Other search parameters: business name, zip code (both 3 digit and 5 digit), price, free items and new items. If you have questions, please use e-mail contact button.


EZ Classified Advertizing™, (free or flat fee classified advertising listings) a Nixon Newspapers affiliate   317 844-8189
  #EZ.7554 Exp 12-31
    Willard P. Rohrer, General/Business Manager   Email:   willardrohrer@hotmail.com  
 
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A an aid to guides: Find current listings in this order...see below

A Guide: First listings explain some questions you might have

A guide: Eagles Nest Flex week availability shows units available to choose flex weeks. You can get to that chart at this link: (And it may be the first listing on that link)
http://www.radioad.org/whmbtv/classifieds/listings.php?catcode=Timeshare

For rent listings: sorted by week sequence and likely shows the specific unit

For sale listings: sorted by week sequence and likely shows the specific unit and whether fixed or flex

Wanted to trade listings

Waterfront: If you need chairs or certain adventures

If you are looking for a specific week put the two digit week number in the empty field: Brand, Subject, Title under the Quick Search and then click the Search button to see all listings with that week. It may get exuberant and find others, too but not the whole list.


Easy Classified Advertizing™   317 844-8189 to call Don
  160 W Carmel Dr Carmel IN , 46032 #EZ.52909 Exp 12-31
    Website Link:   www.ezclassifiedadz.com/classifieds/listings.php?catcode=Timeshare
    Don Nixon   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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A break needed for an over night rest stop on your I75 route to and from SW Florida

Take a break going south before you encounter Atlanta.

Going north, get rejunivated for the rest of your trip going home.

Your trip isn't likely to be over if you live in Indianapolis or more north. From this spot you have going south, yet to navigate through Atlanta on your way. So pick a good time to begin. And expect more than 8 hours of driving.

Going north, you will have a well rested place to determine if you go through  Cincinnati or Nashville...or a route I don't have to remember...dmn


Royal Inn Motel   706 625-4442
  510 Hwy 53 East Calhoun GA, 30701 #EZ.56343 Exp 12-30
    Email:   jayma2176@gmail.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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A guide: adding a friendship listing - step 1

Simply click the link above and fill in the fields.

When you have completed the different fields, click the preview button at the bottom of the page, and make a copy and e-mail the copy that has the information. The hacker's works has destroyed sending it directly.


Eagle's Nest Beach - Five Star Resort   239 302-9009
  Tower #104 - week 11 Marco Island FL, 34145 #EZ.52928 Exp 04-15
    Website Link:   www.ezclassifiedz.com/classifieds/classified.php?pid=0&cid=167
    Willard Rohrer   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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Eagle's Nest Beach - Five Star Resort  
  #EZ.52929 Exp 04-15
    Website Link:   www.ezclassifiedz.com/classifieds/classified.php?pid=0&cid=167
   
 
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Eagle's Nest Beach - Five Star Resort  
  #EZ.52930 Exp 04-15
    Website Link:   www.ezclassifiedz.com/classifieds/classified.php?pid=0&cid=167
   
 
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When you complete the information for your listing, click the preview button and make sure the links (e-mail address, telephone contact number) work and are correct. The hacker disabled the link to post it and it doesn't work, but make a copy and e-mail it and will will post the information.

Since it's primarily for owners, the only pertinent information is week, unit number and price.

Lisa, at Eagles Nest has a more comprehensive list of units for sale.


Eagle's Nest Beach - Five Star Resort   239 394-5167 x 3081 - to call Lisa
  Marco Island FL, 34145 #EZ.52932 Exp 04-15
    Lisa Seymour   Email:   lisa.seymour@hgv.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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A guide: Eagles Nest Friendship list explained

Several years ago Michelle Virkler and Gene Engle established the Eagles Nest Friendship list to facilitate buying, selling and renting Eagles Nest timeshare units with other owners. When Michelle decided to stop, Don Nixon thought it was helpful and volunteered to keep it active.

If this is the first message you have received, simply click "reply" which confirms you received it.

Please include your name, telephone contact and week(s) and unit # you own and you will receive periodic updates and Eagles Nest news.

At some point, if you own multiple weeks, it may encourage trades to avoid a move to a different unit wasting much of a Friday of your time at Marco. However, management now helps you with those moves so it isn't as much hassle.

When new listings are submitted, we usually check current listings and send details to those on the friendship list. All current listings are posted at:
http://www.radioad.org/whmbtv/classifieds/listings.php?catcode=Timeshare
(You can click on the website link following)

If you have a unit to rent, buy, sell or trade, it's easier if you send us details. We post your listing to fit our format to sort correctly. Include your e-mail and telephone contact so interested parties may easily contact you directly.

The list is not affiliated with Hilton and there is no reason to avoid any other means to find someone who may have an interest in what you are listing.

The "Exp" is the date a listing automatically expires. You should get a system generated e-mail the day before your listing expires to remind you to renew it.(*) If details are still correct, simply click reply. That sends us detail to reset the expiration which extends your listing for another 15 days. Clicking reply makes it easier for us to update your listing. (For sale listings usually expire on the 30th day of the month)

The identification number is automatically included so you need not add any message unless you want to change the price or other details. Since these are essentially sent to about 700 other owners, who know how the Eagles Nest time share works, the only pertinent details are week number, unit and price. Listings are then posted in sequential week number order: for rent, for sale and wanted

Since some owners also have timeshares at other properties, we accept those listings, including units an Eagles Nest owner has available at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort next door.  To ignore any of those listings simply add "Eag" in the search box above "Name/business"

When you are in Marco and talk to your friends, see if they are on the friendship list. If they are not, simply send us their contact information. With more owners on the list, the better response you will get.

Currently there is no charge for owners to subscribe to the list or post listings. However, at one point when an owner advised the front desk persons of available units, they were given a "spiff" which I think was $25. If you make an arrangement through the Friendship List, feel free to carry on the tradition for any amount you think appropriate.

There is a fee for non subscribers to submit listings.

The last time I checked, current rental information through Eagles Nest is at this link: (don't rely on this being current)
www.floridagrandvacations.com/marcoisland/eaglesnest_rates.php

Note: If you decide to go through Hilton's program to either rent or sell your unit, you sign an exclusive contract with them and must pay the fee regardless of who initiates a deal. Often transactions through that source may be less hassle.

Vacation planning calendar for Eagles Nest Fri to Fri is included at this link:  (don't rely on this being current)
www.hgvc.com/hoa_calendar/VacationPlanningCalendar.pdf

(*)This is a typical system generated message so you may want to make sure future messages don't go to your junk mail folder.

Listings are automatically posted on several other databases which is why “Eagles Nest and Marco Island” are included in listing details. The phone number listed makes direct contact with the owner on the Friendship List so it does not go through Eagles Nest or Hilton Grand Vacations and is not affiliated with either of those entities.

Friendship List information for each individual is not available to anyone who does not have authorization and is not posted or public. Currently there are more than 600 names on the list and each has a unique id#. If you want to verify someone is on the list, ask for the number and send it to us.

When new information for the Eagles Nest Friendship list is received, it’s posted and periodically an e-mail is sent to those on the list.(*) This e-mail notice is no longer system generated. It will be sent from Don. If you "unsubscribe" to it, you will no longer get any of those updates, although you may still receive system generated notices.

If you are new to the list, you should receive your first e-mail in a day or so. System generated messages are not monitored for receipt and some folks report they do not consistently receive them. I have set up a separate mail to include the updates.(*) You can respond to either one if you have a question.

However, if you select unsubscribe on that list, your e-mail will permanently be deleted.

If your e-mail address changes, you will no longer receive updated messages.

Your submissions are edited for consistency and style, which is standard English with capital letters and lower case as appropriate.

If it's tedious to go through all current listings, you can use the search feature to find specific weeks or for rent or for sale items. Remember to hit the search key at the top of the page and at the bottom right of the top box with fields in it.

To submit information, or if you have questions, simply hit reply. There's no charge to join the friendship list or post information. Suggest you include e-mail contact and telephone number to make it easy for someone to respond to your listing. If you are selling a unit, it's helpful to identify if fixed or flex.

If you don't want to participate, simply hit the reply button and mark "delete" and all your contact information will be deleted.

Thanks
Willard Rohrer

PS - If you have questions simply click the reply button on any message which will identify the listing you have a question about. If you have an interest in any listing, simply click the "Make an offer" button to send an e-mail to the person who has listed the item.


Easy Classified Advertizing™   317 844-8189
  160 W Carmel Dr Carmel IN, 46032 #EZ.46749 Exp 12-30
    Website Link:   www.radioad.org/bhrn/classifieds/listings.php?catcode=Timeshare
    Don Nixon   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   dmn:marilyn monroe  
 
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Home of the Island Title 5 Star Closing Team!
3 Offices to Serve YOU Best!
1118 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, FL 34145
6300 Trail Blvd., Naples, FL 34108
34880 Burnt Pine Dr., Suite 8, Bonita Springs, FL 34134* by appointment only
239-597-1577 Fax: 239-597-7155

Items needed for closing:
Contract to purchase
Check or other payment
Eagles Nest contract number


Island Title 5 Star Closing   239 394-4888
  1118 N. Collier Blvd Marco Island FL, 34145 #EZ.36834 Exp 12-30
    Dawnette Norgren   Email:   dmnorgren@it5star.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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A guide: Eagles Nest vacation planning guide calendar

Includes:
Friday to Friday
Saturday to Saturday
Sunday to Sunday


Eagle's Nest Beach - Five Star Resort   239 394-5167
  410 S Collier Blvd Marco Island FL, 34145 #EZ.29741 Exp 12-31
    Website Link:   www.redweek.com/calendar
    Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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A guide: how to join the Friendship list for Eagles Nest owners on Marco Island FL
Price: $19.95 / annual subscription includes free listings

Click the e-mail link below, provide your contact information and what units you own.

Note: The "Ref" in most listings refers to the telephone number posted, which is the actual owner's contact, not Eagles Nest or Hilton.

Editor's note: This is a test to see if you read the entire listing. For 2021 the annual subscription fee is waived. There is no charge for listings. However, if you use the list and make a deal, feel free to provide a "spiff" of the above fee to the front desk person or persons.


Creative Thinking, Inc.   317 844-8189
  160 W Carmel Dr Carmel IN, 46032 #EZ.32621 Exp 12-31
    Don Nixon   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   Eagles Nest friendship list - displays owner's direct telephone number - which in this example is: 317/844-8189  
 
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A guide: How to make an offer: A guide: Eagles Nest Friendship list owners

Simply click on the "Make offer" button above and e-mail your proposal. It will be sent to the Eagles Nest owner.

Easy Classified Advertizing™  
  #EZ.36856 Exp 12-30
    Ref:   dmn  
 
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A guide: How to make: A change in ownership

Real estate Q&A: How can I help my children avoid probate after I'm gone?

By: Gary M. Singer, Sun Sentinel

Q: I live in a condo in a 55+ community and want to help my children avoid probate when I eventually pass away. What should I do? -- Sheryle

A: This is a question asked of me many years ago by my most loyal reader, my mother. I answered her question in person at the time and will now share that answer with you because my mother passed away this week, and her foresight with this question, and the action we took, will spare us the expense and hassle of having to probate her home.

Kindly remember that everyone's situation is unique, and a newspaper column is not a substitute for the advice of an estate planning attorney.

There are three good choices depending on your situation. The first choice is a Life Estate Deed, where property owners retain ownership of the home for their lifetimes, and when they die, the home passes to their initial choice of recipients without any further action being required. Simply, once the "life-tenant" passes away, the chosen person (or people), known as the "remainderman," automatically becomes the owner. The downside to this choice is that the chosen remaindermen are "vested," meaning their interest in the property is locked in. The property owner cannot later change his or her mind, sell or even mortgage the property without the remainderman's consent.

To fix this problem, an Enhanced Life Estate Deed was developed. This type of deed became known as a "Lady Bird Deed" following an article years ago illustrating its uses by a prominent Florida attorney. The name stuck, as did the document because of its usefulness. This type of ownership is very similar to a standard life estate, but the remainderman's interest in the property is not vested, meaning the homeowner can freely change his or her mind about who takes the property afterward, and can sell or mortgage the property without anyone's consent. This flexibility can also be a downside, since some seniors are susceptible to influence and may be coerced into making changes that are not in their best interest.

The final choice is to set up a living trust. This choice provides the most flexibility and is best for people with more assets to plan for. While trusts are almost all upside, the negative is they are significantly more expensive and complicated to set up than either type of life estate deed.

About The Writer
Gary M. Singer is a Florida attorney and board-certified as an expert in real estate law by the Florida Bar. He practices real estate, business litigation and contract law from his office in Sunrise, Fla. He is the chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Broward County Bar Association and is a co-host of the weekly radio show Legal News and Review. He frequently consults on general real estate matters and trends in Florida with various companies across the nation. Send him questions online at www.sunsentinel.com/askpro or follow him on Twitter @GarySingerLaw.

(c)2018 Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Visit Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) at www.sun-sentinel.com


Eagle's Nest Beach - Five Star Resort  
  #EZ.37819 Exp 12-31
    Ref:   Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL)  
 
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A Project process, getting it all together

Participants:

Rick Auman - making it work today
Ken Chu      - made it work at the beginning
Don Nixon   - master mind


Creative Thinking, Inc   317 844-8189
  160 W Carmel Dr Carmel IN, 46032 #RABHRN.15162 Exp 12-30
    Don Nixon, Chief Cheerleader, Editor & Publisher, Proofreader   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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A Project process, getting it all together - target

Use the tools that have already been created to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in the phenomenal growth and interest of Pickleball.

Ken built the system that I will be using and after 25 years it is still, in my opinion, better than anything else. And that's why I am interested in having it reach its potential.

If I don't explain all the details and you may benefit from knowing more specifics feel free to ask and I will try to make clear how these tools I think will help us be successful.

This is one of the databases Ken built. I think it is unlikely that anyone will stumble on what we are doing in this public sort of information. But it can easily be hidden if that is necessary.

At this point, ignore the "History: ideas considered and accomplished" below. At some point I will have a place to put it.

My first step is to provide Rick the information to access the backend of the database we will be working with and I hope to have that done today. It was set up on WTRI and that will be the access to introduce Rick to the system.


Creative Thinking, Inc  
  #RABHRN.15163 Exp 12-30
    Owner:   Nixon II, Don M.  
 
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Logo needs copyright symbol

One Match Tournament Logo


Creative Thinking, Inc   317 844-8189
  160 W Carmel Dr Carmel IN, 46032 #RABHRN.15166 Exp 12-30
    Don Nixon, Chief Cheerleader, Editor & Publisher, Proofreader   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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A Project process, getting it all together - target Pickleball Gazette following One match


Local news for the venue - subscription revenue from venue
Complete list of players - directory of all players
One Match Tournament - ranking for players and revenue from subscription and fees
Classified Advertising - subscription from manufacturers, paddles, sponsors, etc.

PS: Did you notice the bait on the hook?


Pickleball Gazette  
  #RABHRN.15164 Exp 12-30
    Website Link:   pickleballgazette.com
    Don Nixon, Chief Cheerleader, Editor & Publisher, Proofreader   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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Announcements
A question: what will you do to bring back to life - local journalism
Price: $0.02 / priceless

Indiana Daily Student - comprehensive caledar of events on campus and off
Bowling scores
Name or picture in the paper
High school activities, particularly sports (other school down to kindergarten can get the name in the paper - birthday Class of 1960)
Hillsdale College campaign to improve public middle and high school education
Unlimited content, categories and listings, easy to locate by zip code
Competition between schools in each zip code so all is local and people are interested...remember the old Indiana high school basketball single class and what it
Replace the yellow page directory model (subscription price based on category-church or babysitters)


Creative Thinking, Inc   317 844-8189
  160 W Carmel Dr Carmel IN, 46032 #EZ.56661 Exp 12-25
    Website Link:   ashland.news
    Don Nixon, Chief Cheerleader, Editor & Publisher, Proofreader   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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♦ Classified SOP, category stylebook

When someone wants to know more about your services, s/he will want to know where you are located and what you offer. Since ads are sorted alphabetically by title, similar services are sorted together. The title field is searchable, so someone can find you simply by typing in a breed or category.

This category contains several different but related subjects, so identify the generic subject as the first word in your ad. For instance, if you want to give away kittens, say: Cat, Siamese, free kittens. You may also provide a separate listing which begins: Pet food, Purina Cat fish chow

Other search parameters: business name, zip code (both 3 digit and 5 digit), price, free items and new items. If you have questions, please use e-mail contact button.


EZ Classified Advertising™, (free or flat fee classified advertising listings) a Nixon Newspapers affiliate  
  #EZ.7563 Exp 12-31
    Owner:   Nixon II, Don M.  
 
Auctions, sales
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Auctions, sales
♦ Classified SOP, category stylebook


Post your sale bills here, list all your upcoming auctions for a single flat fee and watch your attendance and sales shoot up.

When someone wants to know more about your sale, s/he will want to know where the sale will take place and specifically what items may be unusual.

Since ads are sorted alphabetically by title, similar items are sorted together. Since the title field is searchable, someone can find special items in this sale, which you can list separately with a full description including, model year, color, size, etc.
 
Provide complete information about sales terms. If you have questions, please use our e-mail contact button below.


EZ Classified Advertizing™, (free or flat fee classified advertising listings) a Nixon Newspapers affiliate   317 844-8189
  160 W Carmel Dr Carmel IN, 46032 #EZ.5111 Exp 12-31
    Website Link:   www.auctionsandgaragesales.com
    Willard Rohrer   Email:   willardrohrer@hotmail.com  
 
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♦ Classified SOP, category stylebook - Acceptable ads

One would think acceptable advertising content would not have to have an exhaustive list of that which will not be accepted. But in this day and age, some folks will think of options we have not considered.

All ads we post are subject to our approval and we will look diligently for those which are not appropriate. Click on the "Website Link:" below and in a case like this one, we would hope to catch it so it would not have been posted and then we would follow up and forward all information we have to the proper authorities.


EZ Classified Advertizing™, (free or flat fee classified advertising listings) a Nixon Newspapers affiliate  
  #EZ.13501 Exp 12-30
    Website Link:   www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9859100-7.html
    Willard P Rohrer, Classified Advertising Mgr   Email:   willardrohrer@hotmail.com   Ref:   CNET Networks - c|net.com  
 
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Cell phone -- Do not call lists, DNC

Federal Communications Commission rules used to prohibit telemarketing calls to a cellphone. You can call the national DO NOT CALL list from your cell phone to block your number for 5 years. You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked.

National Do Not Call Registry   888 382-1222
  #EZ.3477 Exp 12-31
    Website Link:   www.donotcall.gov
    Ref:   Snopes - http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/cell411.asp  
 
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Contemplating Cats

Contemplating Cats

There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast." --Anonymous

"Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this." --Anonymous

"Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow." --Jeff Valdez

"In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats." --English proverb

"As every cat owner knows, nobody owns a cat." --Ellen Perry Berkeley

"One cat just leads to another." --Ernest Hemingway

"Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later." --Mary Bly

"Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia." --Joseph Wood Krutch

"People that hate cats, will come back as mice in their next life." --Faith Resnick

"There are many intelligent species in the universe. They are all owned by cats." --Anonymous

"I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior." --Hippolyte Taine

"No heaven will not ever Heaven be; Unless my cats are there to welcome me." --Unknown

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats." --Albert Schweitzer

"The cat has too much spirit to have no heart." --Ernest Menaul

"Dogs believe they are human. Cats believe they are God." --Anonymous

"Time spent with cats is never wasted." --Colette

"Some people say cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well." --Missy Dizick

"You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats." --Colonial American proverb

"Cats seem to go on the principle it never does any harm to ask for what you want." --Joseph Wood Krutch

"I got rid of my husband. The cat was allergic." --Anonymous

"My husband said it was him or the cat... I miss him sometimes." --Anonymous

"Cats aren't clean, they're just covered with cat spit." --Anonymous


EZ Classified Advertizing™   317 844-8189
  160 W Carmel Dr Carmel IN, 46032 #EZ.51509 Exp 12-30
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Stories, favorites and great
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Darwin awards

Here: The Glorious Winner:
When his .38 caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during a hold-up in Long Beach, California, would-be robber, James Elliot, did something which only inspires wonder.

He peered down the barrel, then tried the trigger again.

This time it worked.

And Now: The Honorable Mentions:
The chef at a hotel in Switzerland lost a finger in a meat cutting machine and after a little shopping around, submitted a claim to his insurance company. The company, expecting negligence, sent one of its men to look for himself.

He tried the machine and also lost a finger.

The chef's claim was approved.


After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Zimbabwean bus driver found twenty mental patients he was supposed to be transporting from Harare to Bulawayo had escaped.

Not wanting to admit his incompetence, the driver went to a nearby bus stop and offered everyone waiting there a free ride. He then delivered the passengers to the mental hospital, telling the staff his patients were very excitable and prone to bizarre fantasies.

The deception wasn't discovered for 3 days.


An American teenager was in the hospital recovering from serious head wounds received from an oncoming train. When asked how he received the injuries, the lad told police he was simply trying to see how close he could get his head to a moving train before he was hit.


A man walked into a Louisiana Circle-K, put a $20 bill on the counter, and asked for change. After the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man pulled a gun and asked for all the cash in the register, which the clerk promptly provided. The man took the cash from the clerk and fled, leaving the $20 bill on the counter.

The total amount of cash he got from the drawer: $15.
[If someone points a gun at you and gives you money, is a crime committed?]


As a female shopper exited a New York convenience store, a man grabbed her purse and ran. The clerk called 911 immediately, and the woman was able to give them a detailed description of the snatcher. Within minutes, police apprehended the snatcher. They put him in the car and drove back to the store.

The thief was then taken out of the car and told to stand there for a positive ID. To which he replied, "Yes, officer, that's her. That's the lady I stole the purse from."

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When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motor home parked on a Seattle street by sucking on a hose, he got much more than he bargained for. Police arrived at the scene to find a very sick man curled up next to a motor home near spilled sewage. A police spokesman said the man admitted to trying to steal gasoline, but he plugged his siphon hose into the motor home's sewage tank by mistake.

The vehicle's owner declined to press charges saying it was the best laugh he'd ever had and the perp had been punished enough!


  #EZ.31328 Exp 11-27
    Ref:   Carol Sternecker  
 
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Step #1:
Enter your zip code. The database will select all items with the first three digits of your zip code, in this case "460" which generally is a sectional center or a 50 mile radius.

Step #2:
If that search displays too many results, click the box for "Exact" zip code. Then the database will select all items in the five digits of your zip code, in this case "46032" which generally is a 10 mile radius.

Step #3:
Click the "Search" button

To see the detail, click the website link below.


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    Website Link:   www.ezclassifiedz.com/classifieds/classified.php?pid=0&cid=102
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Each data base is custom and may have different categories. Look under "Announcements" for a cross reference where to find different subjects.

EZ Classified Advertising™, (free or flat fee classified advertising listings) a Nixon Newspapers affiliate   317 844-8189
  160 W Carmel Dr Carmel IN, 46032 #EZ.30618 Exp 12-31
    Willard P. Rohrer, General/Business Manager   Email:   willardrohrer@hotmail.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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Step #1:
Enter the name of the business. The more letters you use in the search the more precise it will be, but if you use fewer letters, more choices will appear.

Step #2:
Determine if you want to search the entire database or only this category.

Step #3:
Click the "Search" button

To make the search more precise, add additional fields.


EZ Classified Advertising™, (free or flat fee classified advertising listings) a Nixon Newspapers affiliate   317 844-8189
  #EZ.30243 Exp 12-31
    Website Link:   www.ezclassifiedz.com/classifieds/classified.php?pid=0&cid=102
    Willard P Rohrer, Classified Advertising Mgr   Email:   willardrohrer@hotmail.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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For rent: week #04
Price: $2,600.00 / per week

Eagle's Nest Beach - Five Star Resort   973 464 -8187 to call David
  Tower Unit #206 ~ Week: 04 Marco Island FL, 34145 #EZ.58363 Exp 11-30
    David Faloni Sr   Email:   dafsr@falonilaw.com   Ref:   Eagles Nest friendship list - displays owner's direct telephone number  
 
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For rent: week #07
Price: $2,500.00 / per week

Since I’m in Germany, (calling from the US) 011-49-9406-283818

Eagle's Nest Beach - Five Star Resort   see above for the telephone number
  Tower #1003 Week 07 Marco Island FL , 34145 #EZ.58408 Exp 11-30
    Richard Durst   Email:   rad2@cornell.edu   Ref:   Eagles Nest friendship list - displays owner's direct telephone number  
 
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For rent: week #13
Price: $2,000.00 / per week

Since I’m in Germany, (calling from the US) 011-49-9406-283818

Eagle's Nest Beach - Five Star Resort   see above for the telephone number
  Tower Unit #206 ~ Week: 13 Marco Island FL , 34145 #EZ.58409 Exp 11-30
    Richard Durst   Email:   rad2@cornell.edu   Ref:   Eagles Nest friendship list - displays owner's direct telephone number  
 
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For rent: week #14
Price: $2,975.00 / per week

One Bedroom , Two Bath . Maximum Occupancy 4.  Easter Week

Eagle's Nest Beach - Five Star Resort   810 252-6060 to call Larry
  Villa #1110 - Week 14 Marco Island FL , 34145 #EZ.57488 Exp 11-30
    Larry Hinman   Email:   larryhinman@charter.net   Ref:   Eagles Nest friendship list - displays owner's direct telephone number  
 
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For rent: week #14
Price: $2,300.00 / per week

Since I’m in Germany, (calling from the US) 011-49-9406-283818

Eagle's Nest Beach - Five Star Resort   see above for the telephone number
  Tower Unit #206 ~ Week: 14 Marco Island FL , 34145 #EZ.58410 Exp 11-30
    Richard Durst   Email:   rad2@cornell.edu   Ref:   Eagles Nest friendship list - displays owner's direct telephone number  
 
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For Sale: Timeshare ~ week #48 fixed
Price: $26,000.00 / Includes both weeks 48 and 49

Great opportunity to enjoy two consecutive weeks in the Villa, particularly if you eventually want more weeks, like 47 and 50.

Eagle's Nest Beach - Five Star Resort   239 394-5167 x 3081 - to call Lisa
  Villa #2105 - Week #48 Marco Island FL , 34145 #EZ.58405 Exp 11-30
    Website Link:   eaglesnest.hgvc.com
    Lisa Seymour Agent for Eagles Nest   Email:   lisa.seymour@hgv.com  
 
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For Sale: Timeshare ~ week #49 fixed
Price: $26,000.00 / Includes both weeks 48 and 49

Great opportunity to have two consecutive weeks in the Villa and no move at the end of the first week, and particularly if you eventually want more weeks, like week 47 and or 50.

Eagle's Nest Beach - Five Star Resort   239 394-5167 x 3081 - to call Lisa
  Villa #2105 - Week #49 Marco Island FL , 34145 #EZ.58407 Exp 11-30
    Website Link:   eaglesnest.hgvc.com
    Lisa Seymour Agent for Eagles Nest   Email:   lisa.seymour@hgv.com  
 
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Garage Sales, Flea Markets, Rummage Sales

EZ Classified Advertizing™ - Category: Garage Sales, Flea Markets, Rummage Sales  
  #EZ.18978 Exp 12-31
    Website Link:   www.ezclassifiedadz.com/classifieds/listings.php?catid=17
    Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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Get it first...but...
Price: $1,000,000.00 / and no less

first, get it RIGHT!



Not sure the previous owner but think it was a savings and loan building converted to Nixon Newspapers headquarters, and daily Wabash Plain Dealer with re-plated Times Star for mail subscribers.

Note the PLAIN DEALER name carved above the brass front doors and clock* outside at the corner.

The press was in the basement as was newsprint storage which went under the sidewalks on Canal and Wabash streets.

The safe door for secured deposit boxes was never closed and was permanent since its weight would collapse the floor if an attempt to remove it was planned.

Entering the main front door, you passed the stairs to the basement and the office on the left was Nixon Newspapers headquarters for Wabash, Peru and Michigan City newspapers, Nixon Newspaper Associates, Nixon Newspapers, Inc., and Nixon Newspapers Benevolent Association, Inc.

The office to the right was occupied by Joe Nixon (my father) who was General Manager and the middle lobby divided the teller stations so on the right the Plain Dealer classified advertising and subscription operations and on the left, all general administration work for the newspaper operations was conducted. Willard Rohrer occupied the front office to manage all business purchasing, banking, insurance, payroll, taxes, union/labor agreements.

The far balcony offices were for the display advertising sales people when in the office and the front balcony was for the Publisher, Eugenia Hubbard Nixon Honeywell, who was seldom present at the office.

Beyond the far balcony, stairs to the upper floor and exit on Wabash Street may have influenced visitors dealing with the news department or the daily make up production of "hot metal" typesetting for the news and advertising content of the daily printed product.

*The clock was manually operated winding it every 8 days. It was astounding how many people would notice if and when the clock was not on time.

PS: If the photo is not displayed, click the website link below


Nixon Newspapers, Inc   317 844-8189
  2 W Canal St Wabash IN, 46992 #EZ.53072 Exp 12-30
    Website Link:   www.ezclassifiedz.com/classifieds/classified.php?pid=0&cid=26
    Don Nixon, Chief Cheerleader, Editor & Publisher, Proofreader   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
Advertising, marketing, promotions
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Advertising, marketing, promotions
In advertising, what is the difference between news, advertising

Don Nixon II, former Publisher, Proofreader

Credible sources of information are valuable, respected and reliable. Advertisers like to attempt to gain the same reputation and sources of information often “lend” their reputation to their paying supporters.

It’s begins a tightrope journey from integrity.


EZ Classified Advertizing™   317 844-8189
  160 W Carmel Dr Carmel IN, 46032 #EZ.47262 Exp 12-30
    Don Nixon, Chief Cheerleader, Editor & Publisher, Proofreader   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   Quora question:  
 
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Leagues, players: Bowling, Darts, Golf, Tennis, Volleyball

EZ Classified Advertizing™ - Category: Leagues, players  
  #EZ.18994 Exp 12-31
    Website Link:   www.ezclassifiedadz.com/classifieds/listings.php?catid=121
    Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
Alumni, classmates, news, reunions
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Nixon, Don M. II

  Don Nixon developed a custom web database system which permits many options. He now resides in Carmel IN with special time in Naples FL.
 
  He and ACACIA fraternity father, Richard Ford occassionally cross paths working on a promotion project for Wabash, their home town.
 
  The telephone number listed below is Don's direct number. The website link points to one of his custom database projects.


Indiana University - Class: 1964 ACACIA Fraternity   317 844-8189
  PO Box 341 Carmel IN, 46082 #EZ.7559 Exp 06-01
    Website Link:   radioad.org/kube
    Don Nixon   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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Professional helper
Price: $0.02 / my two cents worth

She hurried to the pharmacy to get medication, got back to her car and found she had locked her keys inside.

The woman found an old rusty coat hanger left on the ground.  She looked at it and said, "I don’t know how to use this."

She bowed her head and asked God to send her some help.

Within 5 minutes a beat-up old motorcycle pulled up, driven by a bearded man who was wearing an old biker skull rag.

He got off of his cycle and asked if he could help.

She said; “Yes, my daughter is sick.  I've locked my keys in my car.
I must get home.  Please, can you use this hanger to unlock my car?”

He said; “Sure."  He walked over to the car, and in less than a minute, the car door was open.

She hugged the man and through tears, softly said,  "Thank you, God, for sending me such a very nice man.”

The man heard her little prayer and replied; "lady, I am not a nice man, - I just got out of prison yesterday; I was in prison for car theft.”

The woman hugged the man again, sobbing, "Oh, thank you God!  You even sent me a professional.”

*Is God great or what!?!*


Creative Thinking, Inc.   317 844-8189 (O) 777-4389 (C)
  #EZ.58489 Exp 12-04
    Don Nixon, Editor, Publisher, Proofreader   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   dmn:marilyn monroe  
 
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Business opportunities, Franchises, Investments
Ranking Index: Stadiums and event parks
Price: $0.02 / my two cents worth

..1. = 6,800,000 Madison Square Garden / Pennsylvania Plaza, Pasadena, NY  
..2. = 6,440,000 Grand Park Sports Campus / Grand Park Blvd, Westfield IN
..3. = 6,020,000 Fenway Park / Yawkey Way, Boston MA  
..4. = 5,800,000 Orange County Convention Center, International Dr, Orlando FL  
..5. = 5,640,000 Truist Park, Battery Ave SE, Atlanta GA  
..6. = 5,130,000 Dodger Stadium / Vin Sculley Ave, Los Angeles CA  
..7. = 4,910,000 MetLIfe Stadium / MetLife Stadium Dr, E Rutherford NJ  
..8. = 4,350,000 Spooky Nook Sports / Champ Blvd, Manheim PA  
..9.  = 4,080,000 Citi Field / Seaver Way, Queens NY  
10. = 4,010,000 Wrigley Field / W Addison St, Chicago IL


Creative Thinking, Inc.   317 844-8189
  160 W Carmel Dr Carmel IN, 46032 #EZ.57054 Exp 05-15
    Website Link:   nixonnewspapers.com
    Don Nixon, Chief Cheerleader, Editor & Publisher, Proofreader   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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There is value to have a proofreader and Tips with English Grammer
Price: $0.02 / my two cents worth

1. Don't abbrev.

2. Check to see if you any words out.

3. Be carefully to use adjectives and adverbs correct.

4. About sentence fragments.

5. When dangling, don't use participles.

6. Don't use no double negatives.

7. Each pronoun agrees with their antecedent.

8. Just between You and i, case is important.

9. Join clauses good, like a conjunction should.

10. Don't use commas, that aren't necessary.

11. Its important to use apostrophe's right.

12. It's better not to unnecessarily split an infinitive.

13. Never leave a transitive verb just lay there without an object.


14. Only Proper Nouns should be capitalized. also a sentence should.

15. begin with a capital and end with a period

16. Use hyphens in compound-words, not just in any two-word phrase.

17. In letters compositions reports and things like that we use commas

18. to keep a string of items apart.

19. Watch out for irregular verbs which have creeped into our language.

20. Verbs has to agree with their subjects.

21. Avoid unnecessary redundancy.

22. A writer mustn't shift your point of view.

23. Don't write a run-on sentence you've got to punctuate it.

24. A preposition isn't a good thing to end a sentence with.

25. Avoid cliches like the plague.


Creative Thinking, Inc.   317 844-8189 (O) 777-4389 (C)
  160 W Carmel Dr Carmel IN, 46032 #EZ.58490 Exp 11-30
    Don Nixon, Editor, Publisher, Proofreader   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   dmn:marilyn monroe  
 
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Third party endorsement is more authentic than social media/your own
Price: $0.02 / my two cents worth

Pickleball Gazette
If you have found this on another of our projects, click on the website link for the specific detail or path to a destination.

Or call to find out what you seek...but better to e-mail.


Creative Thinking, Inc.   317 844-8189
  160 W Carmel Dr Carmel IN, 46032 #RABHRN.15354 Exp 09-26
    Website Link:   nixonnewspapers.com
    Don Nixon, Chief Cheerleader, Editor & Publisher, Proofreader   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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Wabash (IN) Nixon Newspapers - 1952 and continuing
Price: $0.02 / my own two cents worth

Willard Rohrer (WPR) became my official mentor when I began to work at the family’s Wabash newspaper business office through the summer of 1960, then full time after IU graduation. 

WPR worked at Wabash’s First National Bank around 1930 before he was recruited by Don Nixon (DMN) - my grandfather, and his good friend, Mark Honeywell (MCH) who inherited a large role at that bank during the depression since he was one of the few in town who still had money. A good portion was there on deposit. Mark hired some hotshots to keep the bank solvent. One, Burt Allen, came from Milaca MN, as did Ralph Sherping. Each had noticed WPR’s proficiency, in particular, how he had always balanced and then readily helped with other assignments by 3:01pm when banks usually closed their only lobby to the public.

Honeywell felt beholden to DMN because MCH spent winters in Miami Beach FL before it was easy to travel back and forth. DMN had taken over during one such absence to fix things after fire destroyed part of Honeywell's local factory.

Shortly after WPR began at the Plain Dealer, a stroke, which impaired his entire right side, left him unable to easily get around. His recovery took longer than usual, too, and throughout, DMN continued to pay his regular salary. From the time Willard returned to work until he retired in 1965, he took no vacations as a means to try to "pay back" what he felt he owed the Nixon family and contributed significantly to its business success.

WPR influenced my selection as his successor as company controller and official Secretary-Treasurer. He outlined the repetitive duty cycle and helped by sitting beside me as I was in his chair each day for a month, then would stay home but was available for the next year, on call for any situation, including International Typographical Union contract negotiations in Peru and Wabash. Although it seemed so much like throwing a non swimmer into deep water, WPR had supreme confidence his training system would work. WPR's one month and its follow up was a more thorough education than any Masters and PhD program of how to best operate a small local newspaper.

He could tell precisely how I was doing by how often I called, what I questioned. He anticipated my problems. I should have had that figured out from my summer apprenticeships as he was actually training me then. I would re-calculate previous years income tax. After reviewing my calculations, his review would often begin, "Well, that's very good work, and we will probably have to file an amended return, but, if you look in this file drawer, in that folder, you may discover information which might influence your outcome." 

Sure enough, there was specific evidence which confirmed his original calculation.

Because of his physical impairment, he was sensitive about feeling clumsy and seldom left Wabash for anything. His wife, Mary, drove him to the office each morning about 7:30 then picked him up just after 4 pm. He kept his current working stack of papers on the left hand corner of his over sized desk in a well worn Art James manilla file folder a couple of inches thick. Usually it was adjacent to the daily exchange newspapers which he paged through each afternoon. 

If you wanted information about any employee or where s/he was, whether in Wabash, Peru, Michigan City or Hammond LA, at any time, day or night, he would know where s/he could be found and likely, too, the establishment's telephone number. The puzzle for how he did remains unsolved. He only kept a Wabash phone book in his office and there was no such thing as a database or Rolodex, but he knew barbers, bars, hospitals, and it seemed, everything else. Although I don't think he ever went to Hammond, trips to Michigan City had ended after his stroke and excursions to Peru were infrequent. 

I speculated he reviewed each canceled payroll check and followed any trail endorsements led.

In the 60's, newspapers were the dominant news source, particularly local news, especially in small communities as Wabash. The local radio station, WARU, which served WAbash and PeRU, concentrated on Peru, a slightly larger market. Television was virtually non existent, with only two Indianapolis stations and one in Ft. Wayne available over the air. A decent outside antenna on a tower with directional motor was required for consistent reception. These stations’ local news didn’t include neighboring counties or any as far away as Wabash was.

Sometimes, an influential advertiser or prominent citizen would drop by our office and want page one coverage on some event s/he had a special interest to promote and more passionately, request or demand something be kept out of the next day’s edition. When requested to downplay coverage, WPR would usually explain his counter, which, after offered, never was accepted.

WPR would permit the person to select any place in the newspaper except the front page, on any day of publication, to publish: "I will pay $5 to everyone who calls me at 563-2131 before noon tomorrow." If s/he paid out less than $100, WPR would permit altering any offending story.

His thought was nothing could be buried inside and not read. Even on the front page it wouldn’t be missed but he felt confident of his offer so he wouldn’t need the most obvious place for exposure. The first rule of effective communication, getting someone to pay attention, was likely influenced by the law of big numbers, which meant even with the Plain Dealer’s 6,500 subscribers, which included about 2,500 through the mail thus delivered the next day, the 4,000 copies distributed the day of publication, were enough for someone to notice the offer and likely incentive to tell enough friends who would also tell friends, so only 20 calls would be needed to cover WPR’s challenge.

Back then, many newspapers placed classified ads as "run of the paper" which meant line ads were used as fillers throughout the publication which presumably made people search through the paper more carefully to find those tiny information nuggets. Incidentally, those “fillers” and other “shorts” which were used to make the lead type completely fill the column in a chase (page form), always had the highest readership marks in content surveys and were still used by the Reader’s Digest until recently. Most older readers remember fillers fondly. WPR was confident 1% of the readers, which would have been more than 8,000 people (160) would respond with a call for a $5 reward. (Incidently, Reader's Digest has re-instated a few shorts.)

Soon after learning about WPR’s method to avoid non staff editing, we subscribed to an advertising copy writing course by Clyde Bedell who claimed this classified ad in The New York Times: "Wanted, person to drive my car to Los Angeles, CA," had nary a single response. Bedell changed one word so it read: "Wanted, person to drive my Cadillac to Los Angeles, CA," and was overwhelmed with volunteers.

Later in the course, Bedell asserted people would read more of a letter with a PS, even direct mail, than one without. Research indicated the PS was often better read than the letter itself. 

About that time someone mailed me a letter using the secretarial signature line you asked about, which I thought was clever. Distinctive enough, I would flatter them, so I began to imitate that practice. Clearly I didn’t want to flatter them enough to remember who it actually was and give credit where due.

I experimented with Gina Lollobrigida, Marilyn, Bernice Kelly (who actually was my secretary) Christie Brinkley, Cindy Crawford and occasionally would get asked the same question you asked. Not too often, but enough to note that traditional mark tweaked enough impression to inquire or comment. Some speculate for every one who does ask, at least ten more want to. I seldom got comments about any of the other test names and not once about Bernice’s.

Rarely, any notion their impression was negative was not easy to misinterpret. Usually a hint of appreciated whimsy encouraged me to continue the practice. Over time, strong advocates subscribed to the mission to change attitudes toward working women as if women had never been required to ever work before at anything. I found out quickly many women had no sense of humor and took every issue pertaining to that issue quite seriously.

Usually my response was to use that tiny device as a litmus test and react accordingly. I would usually edit it for legal responses to be precisely accurate, but not always.

Finally I determined to make regular, routine use of it after I read John Nixon's (JRN) lengthy memo about a complaint he claimed to have received, which seemed to me so frivolous I was surprised JRN would ever invest so much of his time to write a memo to me, let alone try to modify its use or forbid me to use it in my business correspondence. By this time I had enough feedback to know how it served my purpose. I was also convinced he was not owning up to the true identity of his anonymous complainant.

So, after more than a half century of use, I still note when someone notices. And still, I’m always a little smug at each occurrence, so thank you.

Although now I might tweak the end of a letter's information in using an e-mail format, I still get away with using it as my seniority status encourages forbearance for almost all of my idiosyncrasies and offenses which seem to be tolerated, or forgiven. By now, there are also too many who don't know who Marilyn is/was. Especially those who don't understand they have become a beneficiary for the efforts made to respect all working women, which has been long overdue and which I fully support.


See: The New Grave Robbers - NYTimes.com
Today the right of publicity clearly allows people to control the commercial use of their names and images during their lives. What happens after death is much murkier.

Throughout much of the world, the right of publicity ends at death, after which a person’s identity becomes generally available for public use. In the United States, however, this issue is governed by state laws, which have taken a remarkably varied approach. In New York, the right of publicity terminates at death; other states provide that the right of publicity survives death for limited terms. But in Tennessee (whose laws govern the use of Elvis Presley’s image, since he died there), Washington (home of a company that purports to own Jimi Hendrix’s right of publicity) and Indiana (where CMG Worldwide, which manages the identities of hundreds of dead people, is based), control over the identities of the dead has been secured for terms ranging from 100 years to, potentially, eternity.

In a case involving Marilyn Monroe, the California Legislature even created a retroactive right of publicity, establishing new private property interests in the identities of the long dead. (It didn’t work, because a court later found Monroe was a resident of New York when she died. Her identity remains in the public domain.)

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/28/opinion/28madoff.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha212


Creative Thinking, Inc.  
  #EZ.57559 Exp 12-20
    Website Link:   nixonnewspapers.com
    Don Nixon, Chief Cheerleader, Editor & Publisher, Proofreader   Email:   dmn.ez.nni@gmail.com   Ref:   dmn:marilynmonroe  
 
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Wabash (IN) Plain Dealer: Merv Hendricks

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From:       Merv Hendricks (mhendricks2@isugw.indstate.edu)
Sent: Tue 11/11/08 12:13 PM
To:         Don Nixon II (dmnixonii@hotmail.com)

Hi, dmn (been a while since I typed that),

It will be next week or the week after, though. I am tied up in editing and designing an 80th anniversary publication for the Hoosier State Press Association — you remember it — and I have until the weekend to finish a 64-page tab. I have 20 pages finished right now, so that tells you what I will be doing with my hours away from my day job this week and weekend. I have been so busy with stuff that I must admit that I have not even looked at the links you sent. I will, however, before we meet by phone and will share them with the group.

And while I have your eyes, Don, let me say that I never appreciated how good Nixon Newspapers was and how good you were as a publisher until some years after I was gone. My days in Wabash, as I look back with white hair, were the best of my career. Yes, I was in some ways a bigger dog in Terre Haute at the papers here, but it never was as much fun, it was never as good of a culture, it was never as positive a place as was Wabash. When I think about a paper being connected with its community, I think of Wabash in those days when NNI was in charge. I really felt that we in the PD newsroom — and the PD in every department -- got to know the community and appreciate it, even though we had a changing cast of characters.

I also know now, which I didn’t know then, how much you let us, encouraged us to effectively experiment. Take the Saturday tab for instance. You gave us a toy and let us play with it. That was gutsy, given that we were all pretty much 20-something snots.

I also recall what I call big ideas that you and Ray foisted upon us — the Sunday paper covering the ceremony of the Wabash light, Ray and Harold’s trip to the Jimmy Carter White House, the Jane Pauley tab, the Bicentennial edition, the 1979 anniversary edition, the Ray Kroc tab. That proved to me that it did not take a major metro to do major metro kinds of projects. Hard work — damn straight! — but rewarding, educational and, after the pain ceased, points of pride.

For all of that and more memories whose brain cells have died, I thank you, first. I thank your late, great dad. And as I often have, I thank Ray, who I generally call or e-mail on Sept. 15, the day I started at the PD (1976).

I regret I was not more appreciative at the time and that I was often a problem in my behavior. If I could take back anything in my professional life, it would not be mistakes or bad news judgments, it would be bad behavior. It’s a wonder I wasn’t fired over and over and over. I deserved it too many times. Thank you for your support.

I still have, BTW, notes you sent me, usually written in blue grease pencil if I recall correctly, complimenting the newsroom on one thing or another. Those are still meaningful and will stay in my files as long as I live.

More than you wanted to know, dmn, but I never could write short!

Peace, love and rock-and-roll,

-- Merv

PS Now comes the hard part...getting it done...dmn follow the journey with us. The web site below was an effort to model local landing pages for every zip code with links to local activities. And use the original family newspaper name in Terre Haute IN: Spectator

I designed a custom program for unlimited content for local news and activities. It was modeled after the classified advertising section of the newspaper so it was easy to find specific items or businesses. Still waiting patiently to make progress. See the category following...and click: pickleballgazette.com

Follow up -- dmn


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