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CR66590.01 – Shirla: In figure skating competitions that allow amateur and professional skaters

Shirla: In figure skating competitions that allow amateur and professional skaters to compete against each other, the professionals are bound to have an unfair advantage. After all, most of them became professional only after success on the amateur circuit.

Ron: But that means that it’s been a long time since they’ve had to meet the more rigorous technical standards of the amateur circuit.

City resident: These new digital electronic billboards should be banned for light pollution

City resident: These new digital electronic billboards should be banned for light pollution since they are much too bright.

Outdoor advertising spokesperson: No, that’s not true. Testing with a sophisticated light meter shows that at night they throw off less light than traditional billboards that are reflectively lit. Your mistaken perception that they are brighter comes from looking directly at the light source—the screen itself.

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