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Monday, November 20, 2006

WHOA Newsletter - 11/20/06

WHOA Newsletter

November 20, 2006

In memory of William E. Hitchcock 1928-2006 (http://www.legacy.com/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=19877213)
and Christopher Hitchcock 1966-2006 (http://www.legacy.com/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=19884265)
www.hitchcockmodels.com

I believe the world has lost two true artists
A Da Vinci, a Michelangelo, a Mozart
And I fear that the world will never know it
I’ll bet more people could tell you the last five finalists of American Idol
Than could tell you who painted the Sistine Chapel
And that is so sad

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I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .I saw this on the news. Really.


Eatery's uniforms anger nurses groups

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/nation/16046055.htm

The specialty at the Heart Attack Grill in Tempe, Ariz., is a quadruple bypass burger stacked high with four half-pound beef patties, cheddar cheese, red onions, bacon, lettuce, tomato and a special sauce.

But it's not the fat content or cholesterol payload that has raised the ire of the Baltimore-based Center for Nursing Advocacy. Rather, it's how the burger is served -- by waitresses in revealing naughty-nurse uniforms.

The waitresses wear stethoscopes around their necks and crosses on their nurse hats. They also wear fishnet stockings and tight, cleavage-baring tops. On occasion, they jump into their customers' arms.

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NEWS TO USE AND PASS ALONG!

(DISCLAIMER: The following news items were found on the web and were not written or endorsed by WHO@; they are for informational purposes only)


Why Buying Gift Cards on Auction Sites isn’t a Good Idea
http://www.bloggernews.net/12231
I recently did a post wondering if sites reselling gift cards would create an additional avenue for dishonest people to commit fraud. After all - gift card fraud - isn’t new and eBay limits the sales of them on their sites because of the criminal activity associated with them.

Nigerian scams cost Britons millions, says study - 11/20/06
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061120/wr_nm/britain_nigeria_dc
Internet scams, credit card fraud and money laundering operations originating in Nigeria cost Britons millions of pounds a year, a report on Monday said.

Inappropriate e-mail use is growing problem - 11/20/06
http://www.ohio.com/mld/beaconjournal/16035499.htm
The salacious instant messages to congressional pages that led to Rep. Mark Foley's downfall in September should have caught the attention of millions of workers and employers.

Are you addicted to the Internet? - 11/19/06
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/healthscience/homepage/article_1355599.php
Millions of American adults may have at least one sign of "problematic" Internet use, meaning their lives are at least somewhat disrupted by going online.

Roanoke TV station fires meteorologist over MySpace photo - 11/18/06
http://www.timesdispatch.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=RTD%2FMGArticle%2FRTD_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1149191760513&path=%21news&s=1045855934842
A WSLS-TV meteorologist was fired because his nude photo was posted on the Internet.

Man gets prison for Web rage attack - 11/18/06
http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=20061118-011045-3921r
A British man was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison Friday for physically assaulting another man after an online quarrel.

Internet auction fraud tops list of cybercrimes - 11/17/06
http://www.nbc-2.com/articles/readarticle.asp?articleid=9822&z=3&p=
Although identity theft and credit card fraud are common online, you're more likely to fall victim to internet auction fraud. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, internet auction fraud is becoming a problem in Southwest Florida and across the nation.

Ex-SEAL faces charge in Internet threat case - 11/17/06
http://www.pennlive.com/news/patriotnews/index.ssf?/base/news/116373392721500.xml&coll=1
A former Navy SEAL who has been in and out of jail was back in Cumberland County Prison yesterday, accused of using the Internet to harass and threaten an ex-girlfriend.

Man accused of threats - 11/17/06
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/11/17/BAG72MEOD31.DTL
An Orinda man was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday on charges that he threatened to subject a man having an affair with his wife to electric shocks until his "eyes burst right out of their sockets," court records show.

Lawyers to question employees in e-mail scandal at courthouse - 11/16/06
http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/news/061116/emails.shtml
A Huntsville law firm will take the next step in the Morgan County Courthouse e-mail scandal by developing a computer forensics team to examine data of county employees and officials.

Students advised to avoid cyber stalkers from social networks - 11/15/06
http://www.kaleo.org/vnews/display.v/ART/2006/11/15/455aac587b5dd
Last month, a University of Hawai‘i at M noa student was allegedly raped in her dorm room after meeting a man on the popular networking Web site MySpace.com. In response, school officials are educating people about the dangers of using social networks.

Florida AG Investigates freecreditreport.com - 11/15/06
http://redtape.msnbc.com/2006/11/florida_ag_inve.html
The Florida state attorney general's office has opened an investigation into potentially misleading advertising by FreeCreditReport.com.

Student arrested after allegedly e-mailing a hoax bomb threat on Chicago's Sears Tower - 11/15/06
http://news.findlaw.com/ap/o/51/11-16-2006/1ae60004c814740c.html
A college student was charged with making a false threat claiming that a Muslim man would conduct a suicide-bomb attack on the Sears Tower in Chicago.

GPS Surveillance Creeps into Daily Life - 11/14/06
http://newstandardnews.net/content/index.cfm/items/3886
Public-interest advocates say cell phone surveillance is becoming cheaper and more pervasive, but companies and governments are lagging behind in establishing policies to protect the right to privacy.

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