Now the reporter will never prove the Mars landing was a hoax ... (a)
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities on Thursday (Sept. 16) granted Verizon's request to provide customers with an online, electronic version of the Verizon White Pages directory as the primary means to access residential telephone directory information.
Beginning in December, most Verizon directories delivered in New Jersey will not include residential white pages listings. ---- rest:[a] (In a well-known work of fiction), when reporter Robert Caulfield started suspecting there might be some funny goings on in regards to Capricorn One's [b] supposed flight to, and landing, on Mars, he met up with Elliot Whitter, a NASA tech.
However, Mr. Whitter vanished. As did all records showing he'd ever existed.
For example, Caulfield went to Whitter's apartment, a place he had visited previously. Yet there was a totally different couple living there, who claimed they had been there for years, and there were piles of magazines lying around showing subscription labels going way back.
Caulfield's editor thought his star reporter was losing it. But then.... Caulfield grabbed a phone book. And sure enough, his pal's entry was still there.
As Caulfield put it, "they" couldn't re-edit a hundred thousand phone books....[b] a very good book and a pretty good movie. The phone book scene was in the first, not the latter.
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