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Silent Treatment

SBC Hush-Hush About Slashing Corp. Comm. Staff

Execs at SBC Communications Inc., San Antonio, have resorted to the "no comment" tactic in response to PR NEWS queries about it reducing San Francisco-based Pacific Bell's corporate communications from 60 to 6 after its recent merger with the Pacific Telesis Group. Pac Bell was a subsidiary of Pacific Telesis and one of its strongest industry brands.