The Speaker And The Southern Bell

NEWT GINGRICH'S DAUGHTER Jackie is in the middle of an increasingly nasty war over telecom reform, which pits the regional Bell carriers against long-distance companies such as AT&T. Jackie Zyla, 28, started work in BellSouth's cellular division just after the GOP sweep last November. Long-distance lobbyists are buzzing all over that this is one reason Gingrich is cozy with BellSouth, which serves his district. "The fix is in," carps one.

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