Tuesday, April 30, 2002

The following is an article from newly retired technician Joel Dulberg.
Joel, you may remember from the "Sixty Minutes Show."
He came to CBS, when the, MGM-Studios, closed. He came over to join the ranks of CBS, with the talented Dave Dorsett, and the Late Sound Effects technician Joe Galant, and of course moi.
If I am correct I think he spent his entie time with the "Sixty......" show.
He now resides in the state of Maine. And, as I look at the address list, he has a 'Ham' signature, KA2FHU.

Joel contacted me recently to check on the "Medical Plan" status. We discussed the prescription drugs, and the various plans. He is looking into the Canadian, drug offerings. And he has forwarded the following article to me, and to you too.
So, here is the article from Joel,........thank you and, welcome to ranks of the unemployed, disheartened, and ever hopeful CBS retirees.
Tony C.




Subj: Canadian drug prices
Date: 4/30/2002 8:43:17 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: MEGQUIER
To: Tonycucu



Good morning Tony:

Here is some of the info I found regarding the purchase of drugs in Canada.

First off, there is a place called the 55 Plus Center in Brunswick, Maine that talked of a Canadian place to get drugs. The address for 55 Plus is:
6 Noble Street, Brunswick, ME 04011.

Their Canadian web site is www.canadarx.net and their program is called Canada RX.
Go on to their web site and you can check out the prices for yourself. They are in Canadian dollars so you'll have to convert.

If you have a fax setup, let me know and I can send you the article put of by 55 Plus in their recent news letter.

Next, there is a book from Green Tree Press in Erie, Pa which shows how and where to get prescriptions directly from Canada. The prices are really good, for instance:

Celebrex, 100 mg x 30 tabs ... US - $61.84 ---- Canada $11.40
Zocor, 40mg x 60 tabs ... US $256.79 ...... Canada $104.92
Albuterol, 90mcg inhaler .... US ... $24.29 .... $13.91
Lipitor, 2mg x 60 tabs ... US $189.16 ... $95.79

The Consumer's Pharmacy Guide is available from Green Tree Press - Dept. 906, 3603 West 12th Street, Erie Pa. 16505. It is $ 12.95 plus $3.95 shipping or it can be charged to most charge cards.

I hope some of this helps and I will keep you posted as I find out more from CBS, if at all.

Keep it up on your end and hopefully something will happen.

Joel D.
Welcome to the New/Old web site.

The address to access this page is;
www.cbsretirees.com

Open, ( or click on) Messages To Retirees. ( as you did in the past)
The new heading is, CBS Retirees Ramblings.
It is just getting off the ground, so bear with us as we continue along the path of perfection.

You may continue to contribute stories, memories, ramblings, senior excursions, into the world of, "it never happened" or just anecdotes. Perhaps gossip is your forte'?

Or how about some of the fiction you put on your time cards?

We would even like some juicy tidbits, that dear lady, Doris Reardon used to pry from our memory banks during the luncheons, ( that are still alive and thriving). So, come on contribute.
You can even use the old movie trick when a director didn't like his product, and he didn't want his name used, they used the name Smythe, or some such, as a cover-up. (I sure wish Stan Seiller was looking over my shoulder, as he did when we published the 1212 News, he is a writer, and a very funny man)

Look people, this can only survive with your help.

Regards,
Tony C.

This message was carefully spell checked, and the grammar is pure South Brooklyn Italian. so, if there are any errors, please let the editor know about it. Or Just,Fugedaboutit!


From:
Mark Carey
To:
Tony Casola

Hi Tony.

Just a hello from me. Hope all is well. I plan to be at CBS Friday, May 17
to see the old gang.

Mark Carey
Staff Engineer
SpaceCom Systems, Inc
Chicago International Teleport
6723 West Steger Road
Monee, Illinois 60449
(708) 587-0229
Mark.Carey@spacecom.com

Monday, April 29, 2002

For you Hams out there, or other interested parties, I have just added a new section to the bottom of the Ham Page.
The section includes links to sites of interest. If you need to find a Ham's address, and you know his callsign, this is the place to find it!
I have to cancel the meeting for May 10. Peter informed me today that we will begin WNET negotiations that day. He also suggested that we try to get together in June but that doesn't mean that we can't continue our organizational preparation. I have received all the lists that have been sent to me and will begin to work on the regional breakdowns unless someone else is looking for busy work. sorry about the cancellation. Keith

Well, people, into a each life a little rain must fall, it seems we were just tinkled on. Sorry 'bout dat.
I hope I can make the next meeting. Keep the faith, this is just a test for us to endure.

I would carefully consider any action that is necessary for any of you take, to secure your own medical coverage. For as the time is being inexorable, used up, and we are getting closer to cutoff time. I can understand if you care to take your own destiny in your hands, and go forward with your own plans.
Please try to make the next meeting, if it comes off.
Thank you for your contributions to date.
Regards,
Tony C.
I have to cancel the meeting for May 10. Peter informed me today that we will begin WNET negotiations that day. He also suggested that we try to get together in June but that doesn't mean that we can't continue our organizational preparation. I have received all the lists that have been sent to me and will begin to work on the regional breakdowns unless someone else is looking for busy work. sorry about the cancellation. Keith

Well, people, into a each life a little rain must fall, it seems we were just tinkled on. Sorry 'bout dat.
I hope I can make the next meeting. Keep the faith, this is just a test for us to endure.
I would carefully consider any action that is necessary for any of you take, to secure your own medical coverage. For as the time is being inexorable, used up, and we are getting closer to cutoff time. I can understand if you care to take your own destiny in your hands, and go forward with your own plans.
Please try to make the next meeting, if it comes off.
Thank you for your contributions to date.
Regards,
Tony C.
Well, as long as we are back in the WEB page business, let's start with what I consider a big snobbish slight by the production people on the West Coast.

"CBS Fifty Years" of television from, the Studios of Television City, Hollywood. I guess the snobs on the coast felt the mystique of the Hollywood name is a better sobriquet to put on the Veneer surface of glamour, than on "man's first step" into the frontier effort of LIVE television.

This accomplishment by many of the engineering inventions, and technical excursions into unknown electronic territory by the East coast crews that put on live shows, locally, and on a delayed system to the Network also, and with great success.
The Engineering department admittedly couldn't compete with the high profile names of showbiz. But, their contributions will certainly out last all the fragile limelight successes, of even those names that are admittedly icons, now.

The show with a nominal amount of imagination could have weaved the idea that the successes of CBS was a two coast effort, by revealing that not all the shows emanated live from Hollywood.
That Stars, ascended into the ethereal world of make believe here on the East Coast, too. I might also add, the severe and relentless competition from NBC, ABC, spurred our engineers to improve our shows almost on a daily basis.
As for technical talent, they briefly threw us a bone, by mentioning a technician from the West. We know most of the technicians from Hollywood west, and yes, they are among some of the finest, along with our Classon, McBride, Lincoln, Florio, and so many others.
The movie stars live on the coast, but the implication was that the industry was almost totally, a West Coast success?

So, once again the heads of CBS/Viacom used a pandering effort to the stars of Hollywood, and dollars of course, to chronicle the history of the 50 years of television. Nice show, as far as a trip down memory lane goes. But, they missed the mark, by revisiting the true history of television. And, least I commit the same error, how do you mention showbiz luminaries as, Benny, Smith, Burns, and all the other personalities that made their reputations glisten because of the imaginative Radio engineering/techs. There wasn't any mention of those pioneers that laid the technical groundwork for the advent of the new media, the television industry.

Welcome back to your page. And don't forget, we all come from the time period when one could get, "two cents plain."
Tony C.

Hello everyone. This is my maiden voyage in posting to Dave Minott's new "Blogger" system. If some of you have noticed this and sent messages to Ted Perzeszty or Tony Casola, be patient for another couple days, as the guys are meeting with Dave on Wednesday (5/1) to get their procedures set up, after which everyone will be able to get messages onto the site via Ted or Tony. Also, maybe later on via the other Tony, who goes by the name of Cucurullo.

Best regards, -------------Adrian

Saturday, April 27, 2002

Well we are finally back in business with new pictures and new postings. I hope you like the new posting format, and I'd like to hear from you, one way or the other!
You can E-mail me at Dave at Domino-Biz.com, or Webmaster at CBSRetirees.com. Again, let me thank Adrian for all the preceeding work, without which we would have had a difficult time moving forward. Adrian has also completed an index of all the images on the website, so that it will be easier for you to find a particular person, and I have linked it into our website.

Keep those stories, comments and pictures coming!

Friday, April 19, 2002

Greetings to all! This will be the new format for all postings to the website. Let me thank Les Burkhardt and Adrian Ettlinger for all their help in the past.
Expect to see an increase in activity on the website as Ted Perzeszty and I handle the site itself, and Tony Casola handles the newsletter
with Tony Cucurullo handling the "journalling."

You can now access the website by using www.cbsretirees.com, or just cbsretirees.com in most browsers. I may be adjusting the layout of this
information so that it will be in it's easiest to read format, however, the text will not be altered except for some minor corrections, additions or deletions.
Thanks again to Adrian Ettlinger for his last minute changes and updates, as he eases out of the retired "workforce."