>> Our local paper had an article that they are going to ban them. <<
Think the "current" articles reference a move to prohibit them in
checked luggage due to the increasing reports of Lithium battery
explosions and subsequent fires... the indication is that they will be
allowed on person and in carry on luggage.
I addition, the article I read yesterday focused primarily on non
rechargable lithium batteries.
Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile Devices]