NewsScan | 9 Jul 18:19 2004

NewsScan Daily, 9 July 2004 ("Above The Fold")

NewsScan Daily, 9 July 2004 ("Above The Fold")
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"ABOVE THE FOLD"
        FCC Orders Nextel to Pay $3.2 Billion for Airwaves
        Congressional Reps. Back Telework Opportunities
        Americans Flock to Graphic War Images Online
        Energy Department Touts Science Careers
        China Backs Down on Chip Dispute
        Pitch Your Tent and Power Up

FEATURES
        Flash Card
        Honorary Subscriber: Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

FCC ORDERS NEXTEL TO PAY $3.2 BILLION FOR AIRWAVES
      The Federal Communications Commission has ordered Nextel to pay at 
least $3.2 billion and give up its current portion of radio spectrum in 
order to receive other, more valuable spectrum. Nextel will also have to 
pay for moving communications systems for thousands of police, fire and 
other emergency workers to new frequencies. Commenting on the arrangement, 
FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell said: "An enormous amount of time and 
commitment has been spent on valuations, the nickel-and-diming of what 
things are worth. But you cannot put a dollar value on the life of the men 
and women who wear the shield." (Washington Post 8 Jul 2004)
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