A bill introduced yesterday by Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and George Allen, R-Va., would require the FCC to increase the spectrum space allotted for Wi-Fi and other wireless services. The Jumpstart Broadband Act proposes the use of 225 MHz on the 5 GHz band which has been adopted by Europe, Canada, Japan and Brazil for the same purpose.
Librarians across the country are being asked to provide information to investigators about patrons' records as part of the Patriot Act. Many feel that they are being forced to choose between protecting their clients privacy and cooperating with law enforcement.
The California Supreme Court said it would review a case in which a California appeals court prosecuted a 15-year-old San Jose student for sharing a poem about conducting an attack on his school. One justice said the lower court's decision to punish the student may constitute a violation of his First Amendment rights.
Sixth-graders at Friendly Hills Middle School in Mendota Heights, Minn., made history come alive yesterday after studying European Middle Ages for three weeks. Students adopted period personas and and put on a talent show and banquet to reflect what they had learned.
If three Minnesota school districts proceed, they could be the first in the country to use irradiated ground beef in school meals. The districts will begin education and awareness programs to inform the public about irradiation and how it can prevent E. coli contamination.