MISCELLANY….Lindsay Beyerstein, after spending a week covering Hurricane Katrina, wants to know how to become a stringer. She’d be good, so if anyone reading this has any work to offer her, head on over to her site and send her an email.

Chris Nolan says, “The more time I spend poking around my old stomping grounds ? the telecommunications lobby ? the more certain I am that wireless Internet access will be the consumer issue that raises the profile of the pending rewrite of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.”

Barbara O’Brien went to the anti-war rally and has a suggestion: “There should be a syllable limit on the chants. I’ve long believed a good crowd chant should have no more than three syllables. (Examples: “Kick their ass!” “Bring them home!”)”

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