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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:02 PM
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Reuters: Major cellphone outage reported in New York
Major cellphone outage reported in New York

August 10, 2006

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sprint Nextel Corp. said an outage of its cellphone service
in parts of the New York borough of Queens on Thursday was caused by water
damage to network equipment due to a burst pipe.

The outage came amid intensified airport security after British police said they had
foiled a plot to blow up several aircraft flying between Britain and the United States.
Two major New York airports -- JFK and LaGuardia -- are in Queens.

The service interruption, reported earlier by the New York City police, was caused
by damage to equipment in Verizon Communications Inc.'s wired network, Sprint
spokesman Mark Elliott said.

Sprint, the No. 3 U.S. mobile provider, said communications around up to 75 of its
wireless towers in Flushing, Queens, were affected. Cellphone calls travel over wired
networks between wireless towers.

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Full article: http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2006/08/10/m...
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:04 PM
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1. Terrorist Liquids!
Sorry, couldn't help myself.
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KyndCulture Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:05 PM
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2. Was gatorade involved?
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:07 PM
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3. Shrrrieeeeek!
It's the terrists; I just know it is. We're all gonna dieeeeeeee!!
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:07 PM
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4. smells like terrah.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:08 PM
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5. Evil hair gel and energy drinks to blame? nt
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:21 PM
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6. What is it with cr*pping on Queens lately?!
Man, I know the manhattanites hate us but c'mon! This is getting stupid.
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:33 PM
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7. That's it: no more liquids for Queens
Obviously, the people in that borough can't be trusted with water, shampoo, deoderant, baby food or duty free liquor! TERRA TERRA TERRA!
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