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San Francisco may restrict Yellow Pages

Associated Press / May 12, 2011

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SAN FRANCISCO — “Let your fingers do the walking’’ could be replaced with “let your finger do the clicking’’ in San Francisco. It’s poised to become the first US city to restrict delivery of Yellow Pages business directories.

The Board of Supervisors cast a 10-1 first vote on Tuesday to ban unrequested home and business delivery of the hefty telephone directories. There will be a second reading and final vote next week.

The idea is to protect the environment, fight neighborhood blight, and help the economy. And advocates say the Internet makes the directories unnecessary.

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