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FRIDAY - APRIL 17, 2009 - ISSUE NO. 356

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Dear Friends of Wireless Messaging,

I am pleased to report that Allan Angus has rejoined our consulting alliance. Allan is a good friend and one of the best engineers that I know.

Ron Mercer, Allan Angus, Vic Jackson, and I are friends and colleagues — we work both together and independently, on wireline and wireless communications projects. Click here  for a summary of our qualifications and experience.

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PAD — Personal Annunciation Device — A New Technology for Radiation Hazard Alert and Accountability

Is it a pager?

You may remember that I have reported several times on the PAD — Personal Annunciation Device. Following is a lecture given by its inventor that you can see and hear online.

Presented at:
The University of Tennessee Main Campus
Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Abstract:
The Personal Annunciation Device (PAD) is a new technology developed by the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge TN. Originally conceived to extend the range of personal radiation detection instruments under extreme radiological incident conditions; the PAD has been recognized by R&D Magazine as one of the top 100 significant innovations of 2007. Dr. Peter Angelo, inventor and principle investigator describes the unique engineering challenges associated with developing and demonstrating the technology at a Department of Energy production facility. The PAD was the first demonstration of radio frequency identification (RFID), wireless and radiation detection technologies integrated into an industrial hazard alerting system. The use for PAD is not limited to radiation hazard events, as the means to incorporate personal accounting can be beneficial for any general emergency.

Following is the link to this very interesting presentation, but it takes a while see/hear it all—so come back here when you finish reading the newsletter.

“Personal Annunciation Device - A New Technology for Radiation Hazard Alert and Accountability.”

Nuclear Engineering
Speaker: Dr. Peter L. Angelo
Senior Nuclear Criticality Safety Engineer
Y-12 National Security Complex
Oak Ridge, TN

A patent is pending on the "PAD" and the folks at the Y-12 National Security Complex are looking for a partner to move the proof of principle to a more wide-based market. Since this is a pager-type device we are wondering if any of the readers of this newsletter might be interested. There were some who expressed a strong interest two or three years ago, so if anyone is still interested now, please let me know.

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Some readers were not able to get the newsletter on Wednesday of last week. There was a problem when the ISP replaced server hardware and then put an older version of the web site on line. I all should be OK now. Please let me know if you experience any problems.

Now on to more news and views.

brad dye
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This is my weekly newsletter about Wireless Messaging. You are receiving this because you have either communicated with me in the past about a wireless topic, or your address was included in another e-mail that I received on the same subject. This is not a SPAM. If you have received this message in error, or you are not interested in these topics, please click here, then click on "send" and you will be promptly removed from the mailing list.

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A new issue of The Wireless Messaging Newsletter gets posted on the web each week. A notification goes out by e-mail to subscribers on most Fridays around noon central US time. The notification message has a link to the actual newsletter on the Internet. That way it doesn't fill up your incoming e-mail account.

There is no charge for subscription and there are no membership restrictions. Readers are a very select group of wireless industry professionals, and include the senior managers of many of the world's major Paging and Wireless Data companies. There is an even mix of operations managers, marketing people, and engineers — so I try to include items of interest to all three groups. It's all about staying up-to-date with business trends and technology. I regularly get readers' comments, so this newsletter has become a community forum for the Paging, and Wireless Data communities. You are welcome to contribute your ideas and opinions. Unless otherwise requested, all correspondence addressed to me is subject to publication in the newsletter and on my web site. I am very careful to protect the anonymity of those who request it.

Editorial Policy: The opinions expressed here are my own and DO NOT reflect the opinions or policies of any of the advertisers, supporters, contributors, the AAPC (American Association of Paging Carriers, or the EWA (Enterprise Wireless Alliance). As a general rule, I publish opposing opinions, even when I have to substitute "----" for some of the off-color words. This is a public forum for the topics covered, and all views are welcome (so far). Clips of news that I find on the Internet always include a link to the source and just because I report on a given topic or opinion doesn't mean that I agree with it.

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A CONSULTING ALLIANCE
Brad Dye, Ron Mercer, Allan Angus, and Vic Jackson are friends and colleagues who work both together and independently, on wireline and wireless communications projects. Click here  for a summary of their qualifications and experience. They collaborate on consulting assignments, and share the work according to their individual expertise and their schedules.

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The local newspaper here in Springfield, Illinois costs 75¢ a copy and it NEVER mentions paging. If you receive some benefit from this publication maybe you would like to help support it financially? A donation of $25.00 would represent approximately 50¢ a copy for one year. If you are so inclined, please click on the PayPal Donate button above. No trees were chopped down to produce this electronic newsletter.

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PAGING CARRIERS

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AAPC and EMMA invite you to join us at the inaugural Global Paging Convention, June 17 – 19 in Montreal, Canada.

  • Click here to register to attend
  • Click here to make your hotel reservations at the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure Hotel
  • Click here for vendor opportunities

Tentative Schedule of Events

Wednesday, June 17  
9:30 am – 11:00 am EMMA Board Meeting
9:00 am – 12:00 pm AAPC Board Meeting
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Paging Technical Committee Meeting
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Registration Open & Vendor Set up
5:30 pm Welcome Reception
Thursday, June 18  
8:30 am – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:15 am Welcome
  • PageNet Canada
  • Jacques Couvas, EMMA
  • Scott Forsythe, AAPC
9:15 am – 10:00 am Is Paging Ready for Globalization?
What does it mean to Globalize the paging industry? In this interactive session representatives from both AAPC and EMMA will share their views and entertain thoughts from the audience.
Johan Ågren, Generic Mobile
Ted McNaught, Northeast & UCOM Paging
10:00 am – 10:45 am The State of the Industry—From the Four Corners of the World
This session will provide an up-to-date global perspective on the state of the Paging Industry.
Kirk Alland, Unication USA
Vic Jensen, Unication USA
10:45 am – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Successful Diversification Strategies
A group of global experts will lead you down the road of the future by reviewing their successful diversification strategies.
  • Dietmar Gollnick, e*Message WIS, Germany Deutschland GmbH
  • Dan Kiely, Voxpro
  • Mike Lyons, Indiana Paging Network
  • Chris Jones, PageOne
  • Facilitator: Scott Forsythe, SelectPath
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch & Vendor Exhibits
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm Vendor Presentations
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Paging Systems Evolution and the Regulatory Quagmire
This presentation will highlight the regulatory concerns to be considered as paging system technology evolves.
Sharon Finney, Corporate Data Security Officer, for Adventist Health System, will discuss how the rapidly developing regulatory quagmire could impact both paging system developers and customers.

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm – 4:30 pm Answering the Call—Paging’s Performance in Global First Responder Markets
Paging operators will discuss their first responder communication networks and services.
Friday, June 19  
8:30 am – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 10:00 am Paging—Worldwide Trusted Partner of the Healthcare Industry
Panel discussion providing an overview of paging and critical messaging services within the healthcare environment
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Competing Technologies in the Healthcare Industry?
Review of technologies being marketed to the healthcare industry, such as METAmessage for Wireless, Ekahau Wireless Location and Tracking, and Polycom SpectraLink Wi-Fi phones.
Dan Keily, VoxPro
Ron Mercer, Paging and Wireless Network Planners
Jim Nelson, Prism Systems International, Inc.
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch & Vendor Exhibits
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Round Table Discussions
Pinpoint examination of critical topics within the industry
   1. Benefits and challenges of operating a call center and/or TAS
   2. Value of broadcasting/group calls
   3. Adapt, improvise, and refine your business model
   4. Staying out of the FCC Crosshairs—forms & deadlines 101
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm The Future of Paging

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Advertiser Index

AAPC—American Association of Paging Carriers Northeast Paging
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CRS—Critical Response Systems Paging & Wireless Network Planners LLC
CVC Paging Preferred Wireless
Daviscomms USA Prism Paging
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FleetTALK Management Services Sun Telecom
GTES—Global Technical Engineering Solutions Swissphone
Hark Systems UCOM Paging
HMCE, Inc. Unication USA
InfoRad, Inc.    United Communications Corp.
Leavitt Communications WiPath Communications
Minilec Service, Inc.  

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LEAVITT COMMUNICATIONS

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UNICATION USA

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unication logo Unication Co., Ltd. a leader in wireless paging technologies, introduces NEW paging products.
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  • Wide Band and Narrow Band
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One pager can now replace two.

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WIRELESS MESSAGING NEWS

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Harris Corporation to Acquire Tyco Electronics Wireless Systems, Creating a Leading Provider of Wireless Communication Networks in Land Mobile Radio Systems Market

Acquisition Boosts Harris Entry into Growing Market

MELBOURNE, Fla. and LOWELL, Mass., April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Tyco Electronics Wireless Systems business (formerly known as M/A-COM), an established provider of mission-critical wireless communications systems for law enforcement, fire and rescue, and public service organizations.

Tyco Electronics Wireless Systems, a business segment of Tyco Electronics Ltd. (NYSE: TEL; BSX: TEL), was formed in 1999 and grew through the acquisition of ComNet Ericsson in 2001 to create Tyco Electronics Wireless Systems ("Wireless Systems"). Wireless Systems will be combined with the Harris RF Communications business segment, creating a dynamic new organization that will provide end-to-end wireless network solutions to the growing $9 billion global land mobile radio systems market.

"The combination of RF Communications and Wireless Systems creates a powerful supplier in the global land mobile radio systems market," said Howard L. Lance, chairman, president and CEO of Harris. "With an 80-year heritage in providing communications for the public safety market, Wireless Systems has established a large installed customer base, extensive domain knowledge, and well-developed sales channels, which serve the federal, state, and local public safety markets. Wireless Systems provides complete end-to-end infrastructure solutions, including IP-based voice and data networks, which support multiple platforms and provide interoperability among disparate systems. Harris RF Communications offers industry-leading radio technology, including the latest in software-defined multiband radios for interoperability and upgradeability, high-level encryption capable of supporting top secret communications, and digital waveform technology. In addition, Harris brings to the new partnership access to well-established business channels for the Department of Defense, U.S. federal agencies, and international customers."

Under the definitive agreement, Harris will purchase the Wireless Systems assets of Tyco Electronics for $675 million in cash, subject to post-closing adjustments. The goodwill arising on completion of the acquisition will be an allowable tax expense with an estimated net present value of $60 million, resulting in an effective purchase price of $615 million. The transaction excludes the State of New York wireless network contract awarded to Wireless Systems in December 2004. Wireless Systems' revenue for the fiscal year ending September 26, 2008, was $463 million, and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) was $86 million. The acquisition is expected to be slightly accretive to Harris earnings in fiscal 2010, excluding acquisition-related charges, and a significant contributor to earnings in fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2012. Morgan Stanley acted as the financial advisor to Harris, while Jones Day provided legal advice.

Wireless Systems is headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, with product development and manufacturing facilities in Lynchburg, Virginia, and has approximately 1,150 employees, including 500 engineers and scientists. Principal end-markets for the business include public safety and public service, federal government, transit and transportation, and utilities. End-to-end solutions include network systems and software solutions; mobile and portable radio equipment; broadband WiMAX products for high speed-data applications; and operations, service and maintenance. The business is a key player in the wireless communications standards process, successfully driving its products to open standards in both U.S. and international markets, including the next-generation digital APCO P25 standard.

Wireless Systems will operate as a business unit under the Harris RF Communications segment, headquartered in Rochester, New York. Chuck Dougherty will continue to serve as president of Wireless Systems and will report to Dana Mehnert, president of RF Communications.

"This acquisition greatly accelerates our entry into the land mobile radio systems market and creates a significant opportunity for growth in both North American and international markets," said Mehnert. "Complementary distribution channels will provide Harris with immediate access to state and local government markets for our new Unity(TM) family of multiband radios and will expand the reach for Wireless Systems infrastructure and single-band radios to the Department of Defense, U.S. federal agencies, and international customers. We look forward to delivering a new level of capability and value and bringing industry-leading customer service and support to this market by leveraging the nationwide Harris IT Services workforce."

"Reliable, secure voice and data communications are essential to first responders and government agencies entrusted with ensuring the public's health and safety," said Dougherty. "We have successfully deployed over 500 systems worldwide. Integrating our products, systems, technologies and market channels with Harris will allow our combined businesses to bridge the interoperability gap and unite public safety responders at all levels of state, local and federal government."

Harris will finance the acquisition with a combination of existing cash balances, borrowings available under its $750 million revolving credit facility, and long-term debt. The acquisition, which is subject to customary regulatory reviews and closing conditions, is expected to close prior to the Harris fiscal 2009 year end on July 3, 2009.

Harris will host a conference call at 5 p.m. ET today to discuss the acquisition of Wireless Systems. The dial-in number for the teleconference is (913) 312-0666 and the access code is 3263402. Please allow at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to connect to the teleconference. Participants are encouraged to listen via web cast, which will be broadcast live at www.harris.com.

A replay of the teleconference will be available beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET on April 16 and will run until 10:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 22. To access the replay, please call (719) 457-0820, access code 3263402. A recording of the call will also be available on the Harris website beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET on April 16.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual revenue of more than $5.4 billion and 16,000 employees -- including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that reflect management's current expectations, assumptions, and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements in this press release include but are not limited to: anticipated timing of the closing of the acquisition of Wireless Systems and satisfaction of the conditions to closing, the impact of the acquisition on Harris earnings, and statements regarding revenue and growth opportunities. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Further information relating to factors that may impact the company's results and forward-looking statements are disclosed in the company's filings with the SEC. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and the company disclaims any intention or obligation, other than imposed by law, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Source: PR Newswire

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Monterey restaurant pager caper resolved; rival owner admits guilt, apologizes

By Virginia Hennessey
Monterey County Herald
Posted: 04/10/2009 09:36:20 AM PDT
Updated: 04/10/2009 10:02:15 PM PDT

MONTEREY — Peace has returned to Fisherman's Wharf.

The civil and criminal war between competing wharf restaurateurs Sam Mercurio and Chris Shake ended Thursday with Mercurio publicly apologizing for tossing 12 of Shake's seating pagers into Monterey Bay.

As part of the settlement negotiated by retired Judge Harkjoon Paik, Mercurio agreed to pay Shake $6,870.

The agreement ends both civil and criminal actions against Mercurio, owner of Domenico's on the Wharf. He was charged with petty theft for stealing the pagers, which were used to summon patrons of Shake's Old Fisherman's Grotto when their tables were ready.

According to testimony in the case, luring strolling diners from the Grotto was like shooting fish in a barrel for Mercurio, who offered to seat them immediately and relieve them of the pagers, which he then dropped in the drink.

Shake unraveled the mystery of his missing pagers when he witnessed Mercurio's actions one night. He hired a diver to search the sandy harbor bottom beneath Domenico's, where the diver discovered 10 of the instruments.

Mercurio and his attorney, Richard Rosen, tried unsuccessfully to suppress the pagers as evidence, arguing the dives amounted to illegal searches. When Judge Tom Wills denied the motion and allowed the case to go forward, Shake said, Mercurio asked him to sit down at the table.

Rosen and Shake's attorney, Bill Daniels, sought the services of Paik, who they described in the settlement as a "distinguished mediator."

In court Thursday, Mercurio, his voice cracking, read a prepared apology admitting his acts.

"I admit that after May 1, 2008, I took 12 pagers belonging to Old Fisherman's Grotto on Old Fisherman's Wharf and Chris Shake and permanently disabled them," he said. "For this conduct, I apologize to Chris Shake, his family and to the community of Monterey, California. I ask their forgiveness.

"In making this admission, I hope to end a period of tensions with the Shake family on the wharf and to begin a new cooperative relationship."

With brothers Tene, Nick and Sabu Shake Jr. looking on, Chris Shake accepted the apology as set out in the agreement.

"On behalf of my family, I accept the apology and hope this is the beginning of a new constructive relationship," he said.

"So do I," Mercurio said. "I'm sorry."

There was applause and the two men shook hands. Wills congratulated them for finding a "very, very reasonable way" to settle their differences. Everyone left the courtroom in smiles.

The Shake brothers, who own several restaurants and tour-boat businesses, said their family has experienced professional jealousy on the wharf dating back to the years when their father, Sabu Shake, was alive.

Outside court, Mercurio said it was just friendly competition that got out of hand. Now, it's back to business, only "we'll do it in a more friendly manner," he said.

Shake commended the Monterey Police Department, Paik and prosecutor Mary Tatum, who remained neutral on the deal.

"It was in the best interest to do a civil (settlement) in lieu of a trial that would have ended in a certain conviction," he said.

Source: MercuryNews.com

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Motorola rises 10 percent on mobile spin-off talk

Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:30pm EDT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shares in Motorola Inc (MOT.N) rose as much as 10 percent on Friday after an analyst said it could soon revisit its postponed plans for a spin off of its loss-making mobile phones division.

Its shares closed up 46 cents to $5.56 after Oppenheimer's Ittai Kidron raised his price target on the stock to $7 from $5 in a note that speculated on the spin-off.

"We also believe management could revisit the planning process for the mobile device spin-off in the near future, which would signal growing confidence in the upcoming portfolio and raise the likelihood of unlocking the unit's value," Kidron said in a research note.

Motorola spokesman Rusty Brashear noted that the company had never given up on the idea of an eventual spin-off, but he declined to speculate on any decisions about timing for a transaction, expected to be put on hold at least for 2009.

"I can understand why people speculate on that because it's still our strategic intent to do that. Even though we greatly slowed the process we never stopped it," he said.

Motorola, which has lost ground to rivals in the cell phone market for about 2 years, said in October that it would delay its spin-off plan, originally slated for the third quarter of this year.

Executives had cited the economy and their efforts to revamp the unit so that it is performing better before becoming a separate entity.

Kidron also cited a "small chance" its phone selling prices for the first quarter would be better than expected. Motorola has canceled launching many cell phones this year with a view to focusing its business on developing advanced phones based on the Android operating system from Google Inc (GOOG.O).

Kidron said he expects the company to come out with as many as 10 advanced phones in the second half of the year.

"Although its still early, we believe two large carriers have endorsed MOT's new portfolio," he said.

The comments follow indications from cell phone leader Nokia (NOK1V.HE) that cell phone sales were stabilizing during its quarterly earnings report.

"A stabilizing macro environment helps everybody," said Avian Securities analyst Matthew Thornton.

But Thornton said, "Motorola has company specific issues ... we probably won't see any light at the end of that tunnel at least until the end of this year."

The company's options were also trading at roughly double their typical volume on Friday.

"Motorola is moving up after Nokia earlier this week was positive in their comments and kept its outlook intact. This bodes well for the industry. Investors have obviously isolated Motorola as they expect some positive news," said William Lefkowitz, options strategist at brokerage firm vFinance Investments.

Motorola shares, which have fallen from $19.30 in October last year rose as high as $5.64 on Friday.

(Reporting by Sinead Carew in New York, Doris Frankel in Chicago; Editing by Toni Reinhold)

Source: Reuters

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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From: Bill Coup
Subject: Bill Coup introduction
Date: April 9, 2009 3:06:26 AM CDT
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Hello Brad,

Scott Forsythe recommended that I contact you regarding any info or leads you may have on technical positions open in the paging/messaging industry. Please review my resume. I would appreciate any information or advice you might have. You can contact me anytime at 425-369-1025 or beecee424@aol.com. Thank you for your time.

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From: Mike Schaefer
Subject: Looking for a paging test set
Date: April 13, 2009 2:59:09 PM CDT
To: Brad Dye

Good afternoon Brad,

If possible, could you put the word out for me in your next newsletter that I'm looking for a 'gently used' Ramsey PPTS-1 paging test set? If there's a desktop RF isolation box with it, that's a plus.

Thank you!

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From: Linda Hoover (AAPC)
Subject: AAPC Working to Improve Your Business
Date: April 15, 2009 12:44:40 PM CDT
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Every penny is important to your business. That is why we greatly appreciate your membership in AAPC and are always looking for ways to increase the value of your membership and ultimately, your bottom line.

Attending the Global Paging Convention, June 17 – 19, in Montreal, Canada, will improve your business. Period. Educational sessions include:

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In addition to the structured sessions there will be plenty of networking opportunities to learn how other members face similar challenges: what they are doing, how they are doing it, and where we as an industry can and must go in the future. Plus, Montreal is a beautiful place to visit in June. The city is a perfect host with excellent shopping, dining, and activities for the entire family.

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We missed seeing most of our “regular” Myrtle Beach attendees last fall and really hope to see you in June.

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From: Barry Kanne
Subject: For next week's newsletter
Date: April 3, 2009 6:12:44 PM CDT
To: Brad Dye

BBL Industries - alumni pot luck dinner and gabfest

Who: All BBL Industries alumni and their significant others

Where: Home of Mike Lawrence
3292 Ferncliff Place NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

When: Saturday, April 18th, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Why: Why not??

What: Bring your favorite dish, appetizer or dessert to share. Also bring any photos or BBL memorabilia (8" floppy disks, paging terminals, etc.)

Contact: mike@systemsplanet.com

 

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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Thinking outside the box

Thinking outside the box is to think differently, unconventionally or from a new perspective. This phrase often refers to novel, creative and smart thinking.

To think outside the box is to eliminate false constraints when attempting to solve a problem.

This is sometimes called a process of lateral thought. The catchphrase, or cliché, has become widely used in business environments, especially by management consultants and executive coaches, and has spawned a number of advertising slogans.

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