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PHONE CABLE VANDALISM AFFECTS LEGISLATURE

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Oct. 24, 2002 – The vandalism believed to be related to the ongoing strike by unionzed workers against Innovative Telephone and Innovative Cable TV came up-close and personal for some legislators and their staffs on Thursday.
During the day, vandals cut a 900-pair cable in the area across from Frederick Evangelical Lutheran Church, causing loss of service in the Legislature Building, a release from Innovative Telephone stated.
Service may have been cut to 400 to 500 customers in the downtown Charlotte Amalie area, Innovative Telephone spokesman Thomas Dunn said, including other government offices besides the Legislature, as well as businesses and residences.
The release said Innovative crews were working to repair the damage "and will continue to work throughout the night until service is restored."
Dunn noted that Innovative has offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person or persons involved in sabotage of the phone system.

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