End of ADS-L Digest - 3 Sep 1997 to 4 Sep 1997 ********************************************** Subject: ADS-L Digest - 4 Sep 1997 to 5 Sep 1997 There are 8 messages totalling 317 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Scamdicapper (2) 2. media-cracy 3. Money talks 4. Katie redux (2) 5. Bulldog Edition 6. "I'm A Nut" ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 5 Sep 1997 01:03:27 -0400 From: "Barry A. Popik" Subject: Scamdicapper At the beginning of every football season, Phil Mushnick of the New York Post does an article about football "scamdicappers"--people who give the lines (or "point spreads" or "handicaps") on games. If you call the scamdicapper's telephone number at $5 or so a minute, you can get his "winning picks." It usually is a "scam." Today's (Friday's) New York Post Phil Mushnick column tells us about this year's "scamdicappers." Mushnick must not read his own newspaper, however--every Friday it provides at least two full pages on what games to bet on. Did Mushnick coin "scamdicapper"? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -------------------------------------------- In New York City this week only, clothing purchases are tax free. Many stores are running sales in addition to this. The more you buy, the more you save. I bought the entire store of Moe Ginsburg's men's suits and boy, did I save money!...Maybe Mayor Giuliani can run a tax-free week for slang dictionaries?