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Posted: 24 August 2005 11:41 AM   [ Ignore ]
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This sounds like a hoax, but it isn’t…...yet.
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Posted: 24 August 2005 11:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I assume this doesn’t apply to just any city.  If mine voted for it, it would cost them about 1.2 billion.  I also assume the name change is only required for the duration of 10 years as well.  Additionally, it doesn’t state what package they would receive.  If it’s basic, then I don’t think it’s worth it.  If they offered the best available then I say go for it.  There are plenty of podunk towns that would benefit from it.

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Posted: 24 August 2005 03:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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why not? Dish sounds better than some other town names around here!

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Posted: 24 August 2005 05:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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And if they change their town slogan to “WE SUCK,” they’ll get free vacuum cleaners!

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Posted: 24 August 2005 05:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Thats not as impressive….......unless it’s a Kirby…........

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Posted: 25 August 2005 08:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Wow, what I’d like to see what would happen if someplace like New York, NY volunteered.  NO WAY NY, NY would ever change - but I’d just like to see if TDN would totally freak out at the thought of filling all those apartments and brownstones with satellite.

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Posted: 25 August 2005 08:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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What if you all decided instead of changing a town name, you changed ‘America’ to dish. wow that would cost alot for them. (Though i do think America sounds better)

“God bless Dish” - doesnt have a ring to it (but does have satelite)

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Posted: 25 August 2005 08:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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thunderstruck - 25 August 2005 12:10 PM

“God bless Dish” - doesnt have a ring to it (but does have satelite)

LOL Thunder!

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Posted: 26 August 2005 02:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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smile:):)

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Posted: 28 August 2005 10:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Posted: 16 November 2005 02:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Seems that this happened more quickly than I expected!

Texas town renames itself ‘Dish’ to get free TV

A Texas town has changed its name to DISH in exchange for 10 years of free satellite television service.

All 125 residents of the town formerly known as Clark will get basic service and a free digital video recorder satellite TV receiver, a move that has some people joking that the Fort-Worth suburb will become a town of couch potatoes.

“We joke that in ten years everyone will come out and say wow when they see the light,” said secretary Michelle Going, 32.

Going is not worried that her three boys will go square-eyed because she is going to stick to her old rules of only allowing two hours of television a day, and only after homework and dinner.

And the new system also has parental controls which will allow her to limit the channels the boys can watch.

Despite the jokes, the switch is incredibly popular, said Mayor Bill Merritt. The city council meeting to vote on the name was packed on Tuesday night and about 12 people—10 percent of the town’s population—stood up to support the name change, which passed unanimously.

“I’m sure there are some people who are attached to the name (Clark) like the man who founded the town and named it after himself,” he told AFP Wednesday. “At the meeting last night we had no naysayers.”

The town made the change for more than just a 50 dollar monthly savings per household, Merritt said. The hope is that publicity and a budget-neutral giveaway will lure new residents.

“The getting our name out there is working and the second part is really to market ourselves - come here and you get something out of it,” he said.

The best part of the contract, Merritt said, is the free television will be extended to anyone who moves to Dish and any land that is later annexed by the town. The new town signs, designed and paid for by DISH Network, were a bonus.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20051116/od_afp/afplifestyleus_051116182138

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Posted: 16 November 2005 06:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Kinda sad.  Fortunately I think the citizens of San Diego have a little more pride than to do something like that.

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