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Deja Vous… Deja Vous

Hawaii Tribune:

Published: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 9:58 AM HST

…The service is free to the county, but standard text message charges apply to those who sign up.

Mento said the service will be primarily offered to vacationers who may be less likely to tune in to local radio stations for emergency information, and even less likely to be signed up for City Watch.

The county is licensed by Talisman to use the system without charge. Visit talismanlbs.net, or send a text message from your phone with the words “JOIN HCCD” to 32862 to sign up…”

Then I started thinking… gee this sounds mighty familiar…

Posted on March 16, 2009 by Damon Tucker

…The service is free although users will incur normal text messaging charges. However the number and type of messages received from Civil Defense can be controlled by users at any time after signing up.

Civil Defense Administrator Quince said primarily the service will be offered to vacationers who may be less likely to tune in to local radio stations for emergency information, and even less likely to be signed up for City Watch, a telephone voice message Civil Defense emergency notification system.

“We will be asking the hotels to provide their guests with information about Talisman which can help them be aware of potentially dangerous situations while they’re on the island,” Mento said.

Civil Defense now issues alerts via local radio stations and City Watch.

The Talisman system is a complementary notification system that provides added flexibility and coverage to the Civil Defense notification network. “It’s another layer of awareness,” Mento said.

The County is licensed by Talisman to use the system without charge. Anyone wishing to use the service must sign up. Visit www.talismanlbs.net, or simply send a text message from your phone with the words “JOIN HCCD” to 32862…

With full disclosure here… as with my previous post on March 16th, my information came from a press release… and I disclosed that.

Why won’t newspapers disclose their news that they print as rehashed Press Releases?

One Response

  1. Here’s a good one —- I’ve had the editor of the TH call me up & demand that I remove a blog post —- when it was word-for-word from a press release, just because his “reporter” copied the same release! He threatened me with lawyers and everything. The TH is a complete joke…..

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