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WHOA Newsletter - August 4, 2008

WHO@ Newsletter

August 4, 2008

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .All I can say is "Wow"

Island says starfish aren't toys for dogs to fetch
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080803/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/grenada_starfish_flying_discs;_ylt=AqWrSaRnqHpRlSdG6RI5t1DtiBIF
Tourism officials on the Caribbean island of Grenada say they are concerned about dog owners snatching starfish out of the sea and throwing them like flying discs for their dogs to catch.

Russ Fielden is president of the local hotel and tourism association. He says officials have received several reports of the practice and are launching an education campaign to stop it.

Fielden said Saturday that treating starfish this way is "cruel and should be strongly discouraged." He said the sea creatures are being left to die on the island's popular Grand Anse beach and also are creating a foul smell.

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Essexville woman charged with cyber-stalking - Police say messages posted to a blog were threatening, harassing - 08/04/08
http://blog.mlive.com/bctimes/2008/08/essexville_woman_charged_with.html
In an electronic age which makes every text-message, e-mail and blog entry part of cyberspace permanent record, a particularly vicious break-up can lead to criminal charges as well as broken hearts.

S. Korea moves to tighten the Net - 08/04/08
http://government.zdnet.com/?p=3915
Even as China is being roundly criticized for restricting Internet access even for Western journalists during the Olympics, another Asian country is moving to restrict the net. Reuters reports that South Korea is starting to make moves to restrain the Net, as well.

Beijing Games hit by Internet ticket scam - 08/04/08
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080804/wr_nm/olympics_tickets_scam_dc;_ylt=AspujtIIaWWOFXPv17mKSWX6VbIF
Sports fans around the world have been swindled by an international Internet scam which offered thousands of bogus tickets for the Beijing Games, Olympic officials said on Monday.

Teachers reminded of legal issues - 08/02/08
http://www.times-herald.com/education/Teachers-reminded-of-legal-issues--517016
Dr. Luke Cornelius, an assistant professor at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, lectured new Coweta County teachers about what to keep in mind regarding some of education's legal issues this year.

E-mail 'death threat' scam hits Central Oregon - 08/02/08
http://www.ktvz.com/Global/story.asp?S=8777176&nav=menu578_1
An e-mail "death threat" scam that has circled the globe for almost two years landed in the computer in-boxes of "numerous" Central Oregon residents Friday, demanding payment and warning in its subject line "Somebody you called your friend want you dead," police said.

Ex-defense attorney gets 5 years probation for threats, harassment - 08/01/08
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/scharf-burnett-judge-2111701-years-sentence
David Scharf, 46, called his ex-girlfriend a porn star and left a copy of the state's Penal Code at her home, authorities say.

Hit in the Facebook - 08/01/08
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article1499810.ece
A GIRL was punched to the ground by a thug ­ after a public water fight organised on website Facebook spiralled into violence.

Depressed man briefly held for terror threat to Japanese embassy - 07/31/08
http://www.freshnews.in/depressed-man-briefly-held-for-terror-threat-to-japanese-embassy-41889
A 32-year-old mentally depressed man was briefly detained Thursday evening for allegedly sending an email to the Japanese embassy here threatening terror strikes in a popular shopping area of south Delhi.

NY man arrested in baby food poison video threats - 07/31/08
http://www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp?S=8771426
Gerber and the government say it was all just an Internet hoax. A New York man who allegedly claimed in videos that he had poisoned millions of bottles of baby food has been jailed.

Doctors fume over fake notes - 07/31/08
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,24107110-38200,00.html
DOCTORS say employees who buy fake sick notes over the internet from a website supposedly set up by Aussie backpackers could be committing fraud.

Google: "Complete Privacy Does Not Exist" - 07/30/08
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2008/0730081google1.html
Arguing that technology has ensured that "complete privacy does not exist," Google contends that a Pennsylvania family has no legal grounds to sue the search giant for publishing photos of their home on its popular "Street View" mapping feature.

Berlusconi's broadcast group declares war on YouTube - 07/30/08
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/2475453/Berlusconis-broadcast-group-declares-war-on-YouTube.html
Mediaset, which is controlled by the billionaire media mogul Silvio Berlusconi and his family, said it was seeking damages of "at least" 500 million euros (£398 million) from YouTube and its owner Google, for alleged "illegal distribution and commercial use of audio and video files".

10 million zombies go after Google and Microsoft users brains - 07/28/08
http://www.itwire.com/content/view/19681/53/
No longer the stuff of low-budget movies, zombies are invading the Internet: around 10 million of them in the last three months alone. The horror is revealed in a new report which shows that Google Adwords and Microsoft users brains are amongst the most sought after zombie food...

Serial Rape Suspect's Trail Of Clues Leads to Violent End - 07/28/08
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/27/AR2008072701950_pf.html
Maj. Daniel Dusseau's head throbbed. It was 9 p.m. and nine months into the pursuit of a rapist whose attacks had haunted nearly a dozen of his detectives, sergeants and lieutenants. Only they and nine female victims knew all of the sadistic signatures of the serial rapist the police had been chasing: green rubber gloves, a ski mask, a digital camera and a .22-caliber handgun.

Pregnant Women Charged with Prostitution - 07/28/08
http://www.kspr.com/news/local/26004024.html
Two of the women arrested in a pregnant prostitution ring in Camden County have been charged.

Alleged text stalker to face additional charges from other victims - 07/27/08
http://www.newssun.com/0727-tc-vicitms
Two weeks after his initial arrest, Avon Park's Arne Jensen remained behind bars, held without bond. Jensen is accused of sending more than 40 text messages to a woman in a four-hour period, which led to his charge of cyberstalking.

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