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From: (Paul Walker)
Date: Fri, 30 May 1997 07:10:39 -0500
2nd try - Sendmail is picky about where you put single periods.

Received this snippet in the May 29 issue of EduPage.  Thought it might
interest a few people out there .... de Paul N9PW

Edupage, 29 May 1997.  Edupage, a summary of news about information
technology, is provided three times a week as a service by Educom, a
Washington, D.C.-based consortium of leading colleges and universities
seeking to transform education through the use of information technology.

While the U.S. government eagerly sells off portions of the electromagnetic
spectrum in the interest of balancing the federal budget, legislators are
overlooking a major hurdle for the companies that want to use these
frequencies.  Unlike analog cellular service, which is supported by fewer
than 15,000 towers nationwide, the next-generation digital cellular -- known
as PCS -- will require more than 100,000 cellular towers to provide reliable
service.  More than 300 communities already have revolted, imposing
moratoria on cell tower construction, and the movement is growing.  Fueling
the problem are fears that property values will be adversely affected by the
giant structures and suspicions that cellular transmissions can cause
increased instances of leukemia and other health problems.  "Today, there
are 45 million users of wireless phones, yet we are still unable to certify
the safety of this product for American consumers because adequate research
apparently has not been performed," writes Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.),
who's asked the FDA to assess the research done to date.  (Investor's
Business Daily 29 May 97)

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