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Arundel students get a taste of government

Sitting front and center in the Arundel Center's County Council chambers, Camilla Shanley carefully refereed a debate over whether to bar cellphone towers at public schools. Playing the role of the council's chairwoman, the North County High School junior listened as fellow students playing the roles of politicians and government officials offered their opinions. After 30 minutes, Shanley called for a vote, and the decision was unanimous: All five "council members" voted against banning the towers at schools, saying the financial benefits outweighed possible health risks. "Having a phone in your pocket could be just as detrimental," Shanley said before...