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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Wrong information on cards?

I was just informed that I don't live where I live, I don't spell my name the correct way, and I can't read.

I have been trying to sign up for a Visa Extras Program for the past few weeks. Well, last night I tried again and was told the same thing. The information provided by my card issuer is not matching what I placed in there. So I called my card issuer (bank) and asked just what information they had for me. It all seemed to check out as what I was entering, so the young lady who was helping me said she was going to be referring this to her supervisor who would contact me today. This morning I was awakened by the telephone ringing. It was her supervisor, who again proceeded to check out the information that each of us had and stated it was correct. So she gave me the 800 number of Visa Extras and said that they would be able to sign me up over the telephone.

I called the number and was immediately told that the information didn't match (only a computer generated message) and when I tried to speak with a "real" person, they don't open til later in the day. I really don't know how this is going to be rectified, but, I will be very upset if someone has put information in the computer that is incorrect. Or.....could it be that someone else is using the card that I lost? Supposedly, it can't happen.....

Friday, April 14, 2006

I stand Corrected

Well, folks! I was wrong. What a novel concept. From what I've been told now, North Scranton Junior High School WAS once an Intermediate School. Apparently for a number of years just before it was closed for good, the grades that were served were 6 through 8 and that would make it an intermediate school. Being that I was out of the area at the time that this was occurring and given the fact that my mother didn't remember that fact, I assumed that I was right. And you all know what that can do to a person. I'm glad that I was enlightened, but it was such a long time that it was North Scranton Junior High School, I would hope that it would be remembered as such as well.

Monday, April 03, 2006

North Scranton Junior High School

Well as often happens, the newscasters on WNEP-TV have made another mistake. I have never heard of a school named North Scranton Intermediate School. That could be because it never existed. What did exist is the North Scranton Junior High School. This is an historical site and they decided to change its name in their newscast. Who do they think they are? One of them never even lived here when NSJH was in existence. Those of us who have lived here all of our lives, remember NSJH as a wonderful place where many of us (my brother included) went to school. After leaving this institution, he attended Scranton Central High School another place which doesn't exist anymore. But it was purchased by a Community College who at least tried to put it back to close to the way it was when it was Central High School. Whoever they had do the research for this news piece should be fired. How hard would it have been to have called to verify the name of a building? I thought that was part of a journalist's responsibility. At least that is what I was taught at the University of Scranton when I studied for a degree in Communications. But then, I only expect that I would research or verify all information that I speak. Apparently, the person who wrote this piece didn't feel it important to the public. Well, I think it does matter. History is history. Would they rewrite history and call Hitler a Saint?