You've Got Mail
"The guy just wont leave me alone." Thats what an Atlanta source tells NYConfidential regarding Rudy Giulianis direct mail campaign to GOPers outside New York.
All those millions the Mayor is collecting from out of staters are apparently being plowed back into an out-of-state direct mail campaign. The Peachtree insider recently received his third "Friends of Giuliani" letter seeking funding to keep Hillary Clinton out of the Senate. But this time, the mailing contained a small bumper sticker saying, "Im Helping Rudy STOP Hillary- Rudyyes.com."
Bill Won't Buck
Quelling rumors, William F. Buckley, Jr. is telling friends that he hasnt considered opposing Rudy Giuliani for the Conservative Party nomination for Senate. "Not even for a nanosecond."
The feisty 74-year-old, who has an Elvis Presley novel coming out next year, added, "But since Giuliani refuses to make any pro-life concessions, even including a refusal to deplore partial-birth abortion, I have urged the Conservative Party not to nominate him and appear to wink at this heresy. Instead, they should nominate some professor whose existence cant even be verified so that at least people will feel that theyve done their duty."
Too Much Info?
A call to confirm a story is one thing. But as with most things Seinfeld, it can get out of hand. "Believe me, some people have called to ask when and where they conceived and then theyve gotten angry at me because I dont have the answer," Seinfeld spokeswoman Elizabeth Clark said. Clark assured us that even with the launch of the Seinfeld Scholarships this fall funding four-year college educations for "four or five deserving LaGuardia High School graduates" there should be money left over for Jerry Juniors tuition.
Phone Number Blasts Off
With the proliferation of new phone area codes, some residents of Manhattan will now have to consign themselves to lives as 646s, and tony Beverly Hills gets 310 to distinguish itself from the rabble of 818.
But in Brevard County, Florida, locals have embraced the new area code that went into effect late last year. The folks living around the Kennedy Space Center were eager to give up 407 for a new area code which reflects the areas lift-off mentality: 321. The new code will apply to all phone numbers in Brevard County, while it will only apply to new phones in three surrounding counties.
The new code was the brainchild of directory assistance operator Robert Osband. After Osband made his suggestion to the Public Service Commission, the 321 code was pulled from its proposed use in suburban Chicago to accommodate the Florida Space Coast request.
The 321 area code is the first "vanity" code that has ever been assigned in the U.S. But Lockheed Martin, which oversees area code administration under a 1998 contract, is discouraging other areas from seeking their own favorite codes. "This was a very special situation," the Lockheed Martin executive in charge of the area codes told the Wall Street Journal. "I shudder to think what the consequences would be if people thought some numbers are more desirable than others."
Osband has since parlayed his 15 minutes of fame for the idea into a public relations company, Spacey Ideas. And hes even managed to get a vanity phone number: 321-LIFTOFF.
Heres one for Al Sharptons bulletin board: The Civilian Complaint Review Board needs investigators. The agency is using several online job sites to reach potential applicants for the $30,197 positions. The particulars: "CCRB is an independent city agency responsible for investigating, making findings, and recommending action on complaints against NYC police officers which allege the use of excessive force, abuse of authority, etc." Qualifications are, among other things, "to be objective." They claim that, "Investigating complaints of police misconduct is challenging and rewarding." We can think of some other adjectives.
The Marriage Factor
Unless youve been living in a cave these past few years, you know that the turbulent marriage of Bill and Hillary seems to have withstood some bumps and bimbos in the road. Despite speculation to the contrary, the odds favor Bill Clinton living under the same roof with his long-time partner in Chappaqua next year after he clears his stuff out of the White House.
On the matter of whether the two will sleep in separate bedrooms in their palatial spread is anybodys guess.
But can the same be said of the domestic set-up of the First Ladys fierce opponent, Hizzoner Rudy Giuliani? Well, one thing is becoming certain. If Rudy goes to Washington to serve in the Senate, hell be sleeping alone during the week in D.C.
In a recent rare public interview with the Daily News, Donna Hanover said she would remain in Manhattan with her two young children regardless of the outcome of the race. She says that no matter what happens after Rudy is no longer Mayor, she will move back into the couples Upper East Side co-op and continue juggling her career as a TV reporter, actress and devoted mom.
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