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Thursday 14 August 1997
Bad Day for mobile phones, as a stress psychologist blamed them for killing off the idea of a relaxing, get-away-from-it-all holiday. Professor Cary Cooper of Manchester University said: "Being contacted on a mobile phone can be doubly stressful if you are unable to resolve the problem - it's not just a momentary disturbance but you go on worrying about it and the stress builds up." He described the spread of mobile phones as "very bad news".
Disastrous Day for cheating, as a soldier in Cambodia shot a teacher monitoring school exams. He had mistaken the man for another teacher who had intercepted a crib sheet which the soldier wanted passed to a student in the classroom. The Secretary of State in the Information Ministry had earlier said of the cheating: "I think things are better than last year".
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