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January 3, 1999


Spam is used to describe several different means of flooding the Internet with the same information, according to the Free Online Dictionary of Computing. An e-mail that is sent to thousands of people at the same time is commonly called a spam.

The inspiration for the term is a "Monty Python's Flying Circus" skit in which a restaurant works Spam luncheon meat into most of its menu choices. Dishes include egg and Spam; bacon and Spam; Spam, bacon, sausage and Spam; and "lobster thermidor aux crevettes with a mornay sauce garnished with truffle pate brandy and a fried egg on top of Spam."

Since the city enacted a new blight ordinance, how many properties have been cited? How many of those cited are now in compliance?

The answer from city hall: 166 properties have been cited, of which 111 are now in compliance.

How can I write to the producers of "Northern Exposure" and the actor John Corbett?

Since "Northern Exposure" is syndicated now, we do not have an address for contacting the producers. However, you can write to actor John Corbett at 8969 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. 90069.

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