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       Construction job severs phone service for some in Jersey City
                            The Associated Press
                          12/01/99 9:43 PM Eastern
   JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Telephone service for up to 2,000 customers
   was cut after construction workers on Wednesday morning severed four
   Bell Atlantic cables in a residential area.
   The cables that were cut have up to 6,000 access lines, but a majority
   of calls may go through other lines, Rodriguez said.