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Film in the News
Compiled from News Reports Around the World
Window film is a popular item among consumers and, as
such, stories about it pop up almost every day in newspapers around the
world. The WINDOW FILM staff has compiled a few on this page that we
found interesting. To submit articles that you see in consumer
publications or your own hometown press, please e-mail a link to the
story to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail a copy of the article to Attn: WINDOW
FILM magazine, P.O. Box 569, Garrisonville, VA 22463.
ST. CATHARINES, CANADA—When Stephanie Soccio-Marandola noticed little
white boxes appearing on lampposts throughout her neighborhood, she did
a little checking around to find out what they were. As it turns out,
they were Wi-Fi transmitters installed by the municipality to grant
residence wireless Internet access. While some might view this a perk,
Soccio-Marandola was concerned.
“What the Council decided to do was add another layer to what we’re
already environmentally combatting,” Soccio-Marandola told The Standard,
a local news publication. “Residential areas should be places where
people can seek solace in their homes.”
So what’s all the fuss about?
Soccio-Marandola says she believes the little white boxes may also pose
a health risk. Magda Havas, an environmental toxicologist and professor
at Trent University in Peterborough, agrees. She told a reporter for The
Standard that the evidence for such concerns may be getting overlooked
and further suggests that protective measures, such as buying protective
window film, should be subsidized by the municipality.
Will the Real Terrell Hill Please Stand Up?
ALTOONA, PA.—Pennsylvania State Police recently found aDuncansville man
hiding behind illegal tint. When they pulled him over, however, he
wasn’t ready to give up hiding, so he provided the officerwith a fake
name, social security number and date of birth, after claiming to have
no photo identification. Back at the station, fingerprinting revealed
that the man who frequently went by the names Tyler Johnson and Nick
Civitillo was actually Terrell Hill. It seems there was a perfectly
logical reason for the dark tint and fake name, asthere was an active
warrant out on Hill in North Carolina.
It’s an unfortunate fact that the words “illegal tint” appear in a large
number of police reports nationwide. Here’s a condensed list of what has
OAK RIDGE, TENN.—After being stopped for illegal tint, a Knoxville man
was charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession of marijuana,
driving on a suspended license and violation of the window tint law …
WAYNESBORO, GA.—A man was sent to prison and must pay a $200,000 fine
for being caught with nearly a pound of cocaine. He was originally
pulled by the Georgia State Patrol for a window tint violation …
MARION COUNTY, FLA.—Operation Felony Buster II, a sheriff’s office plan
aimed at targeting areas that citizens say are hot beds for criminal
activities, netted nine arrests including one for a window tint
violation which also turned up 35 pieces of crack cocaine …
PHILADELPHIA—Four individuals were cited for underage drinking after the
driver was stopped for having illegal tint and a 40-ounce bottle of beer
was found in the car… the list goes on and on …
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