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September 14, 1999
Automated phones: Press one. Press two. What do you press for "Nuts to you"? JUNE FORAY DONAVAN Woodland Hills
March 4, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder, This post has been updated, as indicated below
Carl Kasell, the official judge and scorekeeper of NPR's news quiz show "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!" is retiring from the show after a long career at the public radio nonprofit. The veteran newsman, 79, will record his final broadcast for the show this spring.   "Wait Wait," produced in Chicago with host Peter Sagal, is now in its 16th year on the air and has an audience of more than 3.8 million listeners a week. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times “And whose autograph do they line up for after each show?
November 29, 2010 | Special to the Los Angeles Times
9 a.m.: "Doctora, it's Señora H. I'm at the walk-in clinic, but they say I will get whichever doctor is available. I'd rather see you. Please call me. " 10 a.m.: "Doctora, por favor, call me. I don't want to wait so many hours to see some random doctor. Maybe you can squeeze me in?" 11 a.m.: "It's Señora H. Por favor, call me. I don't want to wait at walk-in. " Noon: "I don't want to see another doctor. Only you. Call me. " Voice mail is both a blessing and a curse.
December 16, 2013 | By Jack Leonard and Robert Faturechi
Two Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeants accused of lying to federal investigators about  threatening to arrest an FBI agent secretly recorded the confrontation outside the agent's home, a federal prosecutor said in court Monday. Asst. U.S. Atty. Brandon Fox said sheriff's Sgt. Scott Craig also left a voice mail for the agent's supervisor, saying the agent was named in a criminal complaint. Craig and Sgt. Maricella Long then went to the agent's home and told her she was going to be arrested as a result of the complaint, Fox said.
October 18, 1990 | MICHAEL SCHRAGE
Watson! Come quickly! I need you! The party you are trying to reach-- Thomas Watson --is unavailable at this time. To leave a message, please wait for the beep. When you are finished with the message, press the sign. To review your message, press 7. To change your message after reviewing it, press 4. To add to your message, press 5. To reach another party, press the * sign and enter the four-digit extension. To listen to Muzak, press 23.
November 7, 1992 | Associated Press
Voice mail, a high-tech fixture in corporate offices, has come to the homeless. Homeless job-seekers in Chicago can give prospective employers a telephone number for a city-sponsored automated answering service. The employer leaves a message the homeless person gets by calling a toll-free number. "Nobody wants to hire you if they can't call you," said Billy Jeffries, 35, one of Chicago's estimated 4,000 to 6,000 homeless people.
December 27, 1992 | IRIS YOKOI
Pacific Bell has installed its Voice Mail telephone answering service at the Weingart Center to assist homeless people. The telephone company this month installed 65 voice mailboxes at the nonprofit social service agency as a donation. The company already had provided the center at 566 S. San Pedro St. with free telephone lines for its homeless and needy clients. Voice Mail, a popular service in the business world, can store up to 30 telephone messages.
September 25, 1998 | From Associated Press
A fired newspaper reporter pleaded guilty Thursday to intercepting voice mail from the Chiquita banana company for a series of stories in the Cincinnati Enquirer. Three months ago, the newspaper fired the reporter, Michael Gallagher, renounced the series, apologized to Chiquita on the front page and paid the fruit exporter $10 million. Gallagher, 40, could get up to 2 1/2 years in prison and a $7,500 fine at sentencing March 19.
May 25, 1996 | TIM MAY
The City Council has put on hold the purchase and installation of a $16,462 GTE automated attendant and voice-mail telephone system requested by the Police Department. "The concern that council has is that when a person calls the Police Department, they usually have a problem or need help," Councilman Doude Wysbeek said after a vote earlier this week. "And if they call up and get a bunch of different numbers and have to listen to a menu," Wysbeek said, people might get the wrong message.
November 22, 1988 | From a Times Staff Writer
Pacific Bell said Monday that it is beginning to offer voice-mail messaging service to its medium-to-large business telephone customers--and will soon test a similar service for small businesses and residential customers in San Pedro and the Silicon Valley town of Milpitas. The new business service will initially be available only to the company's business customers served by Centrex switching equipment.
November 17, 2013 | By Gary Klein
The text messages and voice mails started blowing up on Ed Orgeron's phone soon after USC upset Stanford. Former Trojans coach Pete Carroll and others from the Seattle Seahawks staff sent congratulations. So did former Miami players such as Warren Sapp and Cortez Kennedy and former USC players Brian Cushing , Kenechi Udeze , Marcus Allen and Anthony Munoz and many others. "On and on and on," Orgeron, USC's interim coach, said Sunday during a teleconference with reporters.
November 10, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Suspended Miami guard Richie Incognito, in his first comments since the Dolphins bullying scandal broke, conceded he sent inappropriate text and voice messages to teammate Jonathan Martin -- including ones that used the N-word -- but insisted "I'm not a racist. " "In no way, shape or form is it ever acceptable for me to use that word, even if it's friend to friend, on a voice mail," Incognito said in an interview with Fox reporter Jay Glazer. "It's thrown around a lot. It's a word that I've heard Jon use a lot. Not saying it's right when I did it in the voice mail, but there's a lot of colorful words thrown around in the locker room that we don't use in everyday life.
November 10, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
When suspended Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito told Fox Sports' Jay Glazer in an exclusive interview aired Sunday morning that his behavior was reflective of NFL locker-room culture, the league's latest nightmare worsened. Incognito, a nine-year NFL veteran and the leader of the Miami offensive line, says he knows language he used in texts and voice mails to teammate Jonathan Martin "are not right. " Incognito said that "what I want people to know is, the way Jonathan and the rest of the offensive line and how our teammates, how we communicate, it's vulgar.” The Dolphins are the focus of an NFL investigation into bullying and harassment charges stemming from Martin, a second-year tackle, leaving the club Oct. 28, reportedly to seek treatment for emotional distress.
September 16, 2013 | Jenny Deam and Matt Pearce
As rain continued for a seventh day, inundating much of the state and creating a virtual moat around the closed Rocky Mountain National Park, Sandra Ellison waited at the Timberline Church here Sunday for the helicopters that would evacuate her parents, 86 and 85. But choppers couldn't operate in the torrential rain and heavy clouds. Her parents would have to wait another day to escape their flooded, remote community near Glenhaven. Like many others in Colorado, they remained trapped inside a slow-motion disaster that has washed out roads, broken bridges from their embankments and separated families.
December 6, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
This, quite clearly, was a day (and night) to remember for those closely following NHL labor negotiations. Or forget. Thursday surpassed often perplexing talks with a surreal turn of events in New York. It started with an optimistic read on the negotiations from Donald Fehr, the executive director of the NHL Players Assn., with the veteran labor leader saying he felt the sides were close to a deal. But just as Fehr was addressing the media, the league, apparently, was leaving a voice mail for his brother, Steve Fehr, rejecting the players' latest offer.
July 28, 2012 | By Matt Moody, Los Angeles Times
Looking for love is a journey. For the very young, that can be a quick trip, thanks to a huge pool of possibilities. For the rest of us, it's more like an expedition, with lots of baggage to lug around. My itinerary included a stop at an online dating superstore. One particular "match" remains unforgettable - despite the passage of time and an eventual long-term relationship with a great woman. After an initial digital encounter and a bit of back and forth via the dating site, we exchanged phone numbers and agreed to meet.
Pacific Bell's Message Center voice mail system suffered its worst-ever disruption Wednesday, erasing messages and leaving tens of thousands of residential subscribers without service for about six hours. The problems, which were still being resolved Thursday, outraged some customers who complained that they had signed up for the $5.95-a-month service precisely because Pacific Bell had touted it as safer and more reliable than traditional answering machines.
April 7, 2012 | By Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times
The woman's voice in telephone messages left for singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen was low and steady. "You are a sick man....You are a thief....You are a common thief. " Prosecutors say the voice mails were from Cohen's former business manager, Kelley Lynch, 55, who is on trial for allegedly making harassing phone calls to Cohen, sending him, his attorneys and other people he knew thousands of emails and violating restraining orders. Lynch, sitting next to her attorneys, occasionally smiled as voice mails from 2011 were played for jurors in L.A. County Superior Court on Friday.
October 6, 2011 | By Victoria Kim, Harriet Ryan and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
The doctor came by night and left each morning. What went on in the second-floor bedroom where Michael Jackson was treated by his personal physician night after night was known only by the doctor and his famed patient. On Wednesday, the private words of the feeble patient to the caretaker at his bedside rang out in the Los Angeles courtroom where Dr. Conrad Murray is now on trial for Jackson's death. Barely comprehensible and slurring his words, the singer shared with Murray his dreams about a children's hospital he wanted to be remembered for. "God wants me to do it. I'm gonna do it, Conrad," the singer told the doctor.
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