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Lansing officials eye all public bodies in censorship
After a half-hour of debate among residents and trustees,
the Lansing Village Board agreed by consent last week to
prepare a resolution urging restricted access to the
Internet in public facilities.
The debate centered around access to the Internet at the
Lansing Public Library, but trustees agreed to direct their
resolution toward all public bodies in the village that
might provide such access.
The board is expected to vote on the resolution Tuesday.
Proponents of restricted access argue that self-imposed
\"filters\" will prevent users from accessing pornography and
obscene materials on the Internet.
\"Let\'s not play Big Brother so much with the Library Board,\"
Podgorski said. \"We should make it applicable to all.\"