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  • LUNAR_LARRY LUNAR_LARRY May 20, 2000 7:31 PM Flag

    Some words on Arraycom & Their Antennas

    That was a real good link. I went back and read a
    bunch of his articles and that guy is smart and well
    informed. He filled in some gaps in my knowledge on SONET.
    By the way if you read the article completly it says
    Arraycom is now quietly being funded by Sony . That must
    be the reason this stock took off since their
    technology can do similar functions. MTWV might beome a
    must-be-acquired-at-all-costs type company since its technology could be
    altered to deliver high speed wireless connections. Think
    ARPT, different technology area but similar reasons,
    CSCO had to have it since they could sell ARPT
    products along with their routers.

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    • issues like these :
      "Cell phone tower near
      trail opposed

      Charleston Gazette

      HAGERSTOWN, Md. - A proposal to put a 190-foot
      telecommunications tower within a mile of the Appalachian Trail is
      encountering regional resistance. The Harpers Ferry
      Conservancy, a conservation group in West Virginia, considers
      the American Tower Corp. plan a "full frontal
      assault" on the landscape, Executive Director Paul Rosa

      The Appalachian Trail Conference has
      not taken a position but it is studying the issue,
      said David Reus, conference telecommunications

      The Washington County Board of Zoning
      Appeals will discuss the issue June 7, when it considers
      landowner Michelle Reilly's request for an exception that
      would allow the company to put the tower on her

      American Tower attorney Patrick Welsh
      said the tower... "

      One of the most
      frugal and better option -> SMART ANTENNAE

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      • AT&T's Plan for Cell-Phone Tower at Orlando,
        Fla., School Concerns Parents

        May 18 (The
        Orlando Sentinel/KRTBN)--About two dozen parents marched
        on Audubon
        Park Elementary School in northeast
        Orlando on Wednesday morning, protesting
        plans to let
        AT&T build a cell-phone tower next to the school's
        baseball field.

        The parents' concerns focus on
        fears the tower will drive down property values,

        emit harmful radiation and add to the
        commercialization of public schools.

        The tower was set for
        construction next month, but the protesters filed an

        appeal, which forces the school and protesters to try to
        solve their differences
        in a mediation hearing
        later this year. If that fails, the issue could head to


        "We're concerned about the health risks
        for our children," said Jennifer Marvel,
        Audubon Park parent who founded Neighbors Opposed to the
        Tower, the group
        that led Wednesday's protest.

        Audubon Park Principal Susan Kiffe did not return phone
        calls Wednesday.

        While Orange County public
        schools already sell vending rights to soft-drink

        companies, the notion of leasing school property to
        cell-phone companies smacks
        some as commercialization
        run amok. The Audubon Park deal calls for AT&T to pay

        the school $15,000 a year.

        "They want to
        make money, but it's going to put our kids at risk,"
        Marvel said.

        While medical research is still
        racing to catch up with cell-phone technology,

        school officials adamantly deny putting children at

        "There's no medical hazard here," said
        Sandra Levenson, an area superintendent.
        lots of research on that."

        Kruppenbacher, the school board attorney, said he was not
        concerned about
        parents suing the school district with
        health claims related to the tower.

        "Our best
        evidence is that there's not a risk to anyone," he said.

        Protesters, however, distributed
        information that linked cell-phone

        towers to cancer,
        childhood leukemia, neurological problems and memory loss.

        The medical debate will likely continue. So,
        too, will the squabble on leasing
        property and
        vending rights at public schools to private companies.

        School districts across the country have
        worked out leasing and licensing
        arrangements that
        funnel profits into schools hungry for new computers,

        refurbished facilities and additional teacher pay. In Orange
        County, school
        officials said they felt burned by an
        incident last year at Jones High School
        where a
        cell-phone tower was denied at the school but eventually
        built next

        "They built one . . . a
        foot next to our school, but on different property,"

        Kruppenbacher said. "So the money went to someone else, and
        none to our kids."

        The deal at Audubon is for
        five years -- similar to a deal at Edgewater High

        School, the only school in the district with a cell tower
        on school grounds.

        According to Orange
        County Public School officials, schools can negotiate
        deals on their own, requiring only final
        lease approval from the school board.
        principals and school advisory committees must also approve
        the deals --
        Aububon's principal and school
        advisory committee, made up of faculty and a
        of parents, signed off on the deal last year.

        "We're going to be spending that money on new technology
        for the school," said
        Michael Blasewitz,
        principal at Edgewater. He said he wasn't concerned about

        commercializing public schools.

        "The money goes right
        back to the students," he said.

        deal between AT&T and Audubon was inked Dec. 7 -- the

        anniversary of the Japanese attack on
        Pearl Harbor during World War II. The
        was not lost on the protesters.

        "This is our
        'Day of Infamy,' " Marvel said, borrowing a phrase
        from President
        Franklin Del