Feb. 27, 2008

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Surging cellphone bills
Has your cellphone bill gone sky-high because someone in your family text messages, downloads ringtones, or uses premium services too much? We want to hear your story. E-mail cjohnson@globe.com.
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Now that Polaroid Corp. is getting out of the instant film business, we're looking for people who still use Polaroid cameras. What will you do now? Please email bray@globe.com.
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We're eager to hear your stories about contending with this winter's crop of potholes. Email howe@globe.com and include where the pothole is and how a reporter can contact you.
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Bars given more time
to install sprinklers

Boston fire officials warned local nightclub and bar owners in November that they would have two months to comply with state sprinkler regulations or be shut down. But three months later, the Fire Department has backed off, giving 57 establishments yet another chance. (By Donovan Slack, Boston Globe)

Clinton attacks on all fronts

Seeking a much-needed jolt of momentum, Senator Hillary Clinton used the 20th and perhaps final Democratic debate last night to attack Senator Barack Obama tenaciously on a range of domestic and foreign policy issues, seizing on Obama's healthcare plan, Iraq war votes, and campaign tactics to try to get him off his game. (By Scott Helman, Boston Globe)
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Vatican ruling is bad news
for opponents of parish closings

In a decree that is dimming the hopes of Catholics who have challenged the closings of parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston, the Vatican's highest tribunal has refused an appeal brought by parishioners whose church in Lowell was closed by Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley four years ago. (By Michael Paulson, Boston Globe)

Commutation plea carries
a political risk for Patrick

Arnold King's supporters say he is the model prisoner. In 36 years behind bars, he has earned undergraduate and master's degrees, published articles, mentored fellow inmates, and counseled high school students about the pitfalls of drugs and violence. (By Shelley Murphy, Boston Globe)

End of Polaroid film leaves many in lurch

As coroner of Cayuga County in New York, James Dolan has seen many an untimely death. He documents each of them with snapshots from a Polaroid camera. But Polaroid Corp.'s instant film business is doomed, a victim of the public's taste for digital photography. (By Hiawatha Bray, Boston Globe)

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