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On Friday, February 22, despite the swirling snow and wintry winds, approximately fifty plus parents, their children, and neighbors took up picket signs outside the Burger King, next to their children’s Gonzales Community School, protesting a cell tower planned by AT&T.
As their petition states, not only could a cell tower explode or fall into the three gas pumps located at the Burger King, but a narrow arroyo filled with dry trees and brush is all that separates the land owned by Tom McCullum from the Gonzales School campus.
Channel 7 ABC arrived with cameras rolling and interviewed four protestors, including Los Alamos Physicist and Engineer, parent George Kaschner, Realtor neighbor Sali Randel, who spoke to the plummeting of property values near towers, Neighbor Consuelo Luz who spoke to the dangers of accidents. DID ANY FOOTAGE MAKE IT ONTO CHANNEL 7 NEWS? No, and not surprising as most media coverage seems strangely silent. The New Mexican mustered a 2 1/2 inch photograph and two sentences about the picket, featured on page 10A.
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