Hello. My real name is Dan Robrish and I live in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, where I edit and own the local newspaper, The Elizabethtown Advocate. The user name "Pha telegrapher" comes from Phillips Code, where Pha stands for Philadelphia. At the time I took on the user name, I was a newsman in the Philadelphia bureau of The Associated Press, a job I held from 1998 to 2010. Before that I was a reporter for daily newspapers in Pottstown, Pennsylvania; New Ulm, Minnesota, and Ely, Nevada. (The Ely paper was daily when I worked there but is now weekly.) Before that, I studied and worked on the student newspapers at the University of Minnesota and Los Angeles City College. I was born in Washington, D.C., and I am a 1989 graduate of Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland.