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Gretchen Anderson's cell phone snafu

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Poor Gretchen Anderson. The PR person for Bogus Basin Ski Resort sent reporters a world-weary message last winter, to inform us that she'd gotten a new cell phone number.

"Not by choice—but out of trying to keep my sanity." It turns out that tax preparers Jackson-Hewitt picked a number that was just a couple digits off from Anderson's to use for their toll-free tax prep phone service. "I've already heard from a dozen, miss-dialing, (not-so-nice) customers who want to know where their tax returns are—AND THIS IS ONLY FEBRUARY!!!" Anderson wrote.

The techies at Verizon Wireless kindly offered her a new phone number, and Anderson, who may or may not have good tax advice to offer, got to get back to the business of hyping the skiing at Bogus.

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)

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