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Tue., May 1, 2007, 3:56 p.m.

Q: What Would You Reserve Last N11 Number For?

Little 811 joined its telephone information line brethren today, in this case as a "Call before you dig" resource on utility lines. With only a handful of N11 numbers, though, isn't it time to gather public input on which topics really warrant such treatment? Maybe locating the nearest open bar would help you more than accessing social services (211)? A cheap gasoline line could be more useful to some than highway information (511)? Of course 911 has real value, as long as people stop using it for things like reporting being locked out of their cars -- Amy Cannata/Spokesman-Review.

More Info: Since 111 can't be used because 1 is dialed to access long-distance service, that leaves just 611 open and available as another information line.

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Question: What would you reserve the last N11 number for?

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.