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This article was prepared for the May 14, 2003 edition of U.S. 1 Newspaper. All rights reserved.
Between the Lines
To the Editor: Kudos for NERC
I found the article about NERC passing the torch to
Tellurian very interesting. As a NERC customer from their first day,
I can attest to the wonderful service I’ve received from them over
the past several years. I am personally responsible for many, many
referrals to their service — dear friends of mine looking for
good value for their money.
I also applaud the wonderful job that Tellurian has done in smoothing
the transition for us to their service! I had no idea until I read
the article that Robert Boyle was the founder of the company, but
he was the person who not only E-mailed me (almost immediately) to
answer my many questions, but personally assisted me in moving my
web site over to Tellurian — believe it or not, he even re-programmed
the links in my code to save me the trouble! Wow!
I wish my friends at NERC the best in their core business activities:
Mike Gent, Joanne Lamb, Lynn Constantini, Robert Jackson and others
have been a tremendous help to me over the years. I realize that operating
an Internet Service Provider (ISP) business was a little outside their
core competency when they started it, but they developed a very contented
customer base that will miss their friendly, reliable service always!
For my new friends at Tellurian…I wish you the best of success in
your endeavors. I look forward to you continuing to host my not-for-profit,
informational web site and providing reasonable remote dial-up service
for me while I’m traveling. So far, so good, you’ve been a great help
to me. Thanks!
U.S. 1 received an E-mail objecting to our coverage
of Cracker Barrel restaurant ("Southern Cooking fer Yankees,"
May 7). The reader acknowledged that the story was an entertainment
story, not a business story, but claimed that the chain "only
last December dropped its corporate policy of firing any employee
it believes is homosexual" and that the article should have mentioned
that. "This puff piece illustrates that U.S. 1 is way too eager
to kiss up to any new business that opens up in the area," wrote
Cracker Barrel spokesperson Julie Davis said this claim is based
on rumor stemming from a 12-year-old an incident. "In 1991, following
the termination of several employees, a vice president for Cracker
Barrel Old Country Store Inc. erroneously issued a written statement
that indicated that the company had a policy against employing gay
or lesbian individuals.That unauthorized announcement was immediately
repudiated and the chairman of the company made it clear in public
statements that Cracker Barrel Old Country Store did not discriminate
on the basis of sexual orientation. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
adheres to the letter and the spirit of the law concerning non-discrination
in the workplace."
Meanwhile in the course of questioning the sexual preference charges,
we found news releases acknowledging that this company was recently
sued for racial discrimination, but that both of the two civil suits
were rejected by a U.S. District Judge.
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