WHOA Newsletter - March 23, 2009

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .This is taking bowling way too seriously

Man loses tooth as bowlers brawl over etiquette
Police said a dispute over bowling etiquette led one man to assault another with a 16-pound ball, knocking out one of the man's teeth. They said a 24-year-old man hit a man in the face with the bowling ball during a melee involving six bowlers at the Rocklin AMF Lanes. Two groups got into a fist fight about 12:40 a.m. Thursday after two bowlers approached the lane at the same time. They couldn't agree which should go first.

Rocklin police Sgt. Terry Jewell said the victim was treated for facial injuries at a local hospital. Doctors reinserted the tooth, hoping it will reattach itself.

The suspect was being held on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon in Placer County Jail.

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

Family wants tougher laws - 03/23/09
Jessica Logan's nude cell-phone photo - meant for her boyfriend's eyes only - was sent to hundreds of teenagers last year in at least seven Greater Cincinnati high schools.
The 18-year-old Sycamore High School senior was then bombarded with taunts: slut, porn queen, whore. On July 3, Jessie hanged herself in her bedroom. She was Albert and Cynthia Logan's only child.

More Internet predators are challenging agents - 03/23/09
Eric Szatkowski is a Wisconsin Justice Department special agent, but on that Sunday afternoon he entered an online chat room as a 14-year-old boy.
He claimed he was into weightlifting, AC/DC and muscle magazines. Then he waited.

'Scareware' scams trick searchers - 03/23/09
Makers of fake anti-virus software are exploiting search engines to drive people to sites peddling 'scareware'.

Police investigate e-mail threat - 03/23/09
City police are investigating an alleged threat made to the editor of Diversity Rules, an Oneonta-based magazine that serves the "lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning" community.
The e-mail was sent to James Koury of Oneonta, who reported it to police Friday.

A Twisted Case of Cyberharassment - 03/22/09
First came the phone calls: men, strangers, telling Barbara Goddard they'd seen her ad on Craigslist and were eager to come over for her promised "casual encounter."
Later that week, men started showing up at Goddard's door in Reston, ready for an evening of random sex. "I'm here from Craigslist," they'd say. "You've been set up," Goddard would tell them. By that time, she'd figured out what was happening: Someone was posting offers in her name on online message boards, with her home address.

Louis Vuitton accuses Google of helping promote fake designer goods - 03/22/09
LVMH, which is responsible for Louis Vuitton and other luxury brands, has criticised the search engine for selling keywords like "Vuitton" to the highest bidder.
The firm claims that this means that people "Googling" for Louis Vuitton merchandise are likely to see search results that include adverts for rival products, or even outlets selling fake Louis Vuitton goods.

What passed (Bills already signed by Gov. Bill Richardson have been noted.): - 03/21/09
* Cyber stalking: SB166 includes cyber stalking and other technological methods of stalking into the state's stalking law. Signed by the governor.

Gastonia teen charged with cyberstalking fellow Forestview High student - 03/21/09
A Gastonia teenager was charged with cyberstalking after he allegedly threatened another teen in e-mail messages and keyed his truck at school.

Ohio man will undergo psych evaluation in cyberstalking case - 03/20/09
The Ohio man charged with cyberstalking two Lake Station residents, one of whom is the city judge, will undergo a psychiatric evaluation before continuing with court hearings.
In a hearing Friday in Hammond federal court, Magistrate Judge Paul Cherry ordered the evaluation of Thomas Slapnicker, 26, of suburban Cleveland. Slapnicker's lawyer, Roseann Ivanovich, requested the evaluation.

Missoula man pleads guilty to cyberstalking - 03/20/09
A 28-year-old Missoula man has pleaded guilty to cyberstalking for sending threatening e-mails to his former girlfriend.
Jeffrey D. Grob pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Missoula on Thursday. He faces up to five years in prison when he is sentenced on June 19. Grob remains jailed.

When Breaching Terms of Service Is a Crime - 03/20/09
Look before you click -- or you could go to jail for committing a federal crime. That is the lesson of United States v. Lori Drew, 08-CR-582 (C.D. Cal. 2008).
In November 2008, a federal jury in Los Angeles convicted Lori Drew, a 49-year-old mother from Missouri, of three misdemeanor violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. That statute traditionally has been used to prosecute computer hacking

Connecticut Man Sentenced for E-card Scam - 03/20/09
A Connecticut man was sentenced to four years of probation for his role in a phishing scam that tricked America Online subscribers into giving up their credit card numbers.

Google removes street images over privacy complaints - 03/20/09
US software giant Google said Friday it had removed several images from its Street View software, which allows web surfers to view parts of 25 British cities, after users raised privacy concerns.

Chip and PIN was meant to beat credit card fraud. Guess what? It's up 50% - 03/20/09
Card fraud has leapt almost 50 per cent since the introduction of the chip and PIN system that was supposed to cut the problem. The total hit a record high of £609.9million in 2008, which was 14 per cent up on the previous year.

The Growing Problem of Porn at Work - 03/20/09
With so much focus on the economy lately, it's no wonder that the economics of worker productivity are also receiving considerable scrutiny ­ especially when it comes to viewing porn on company time.
Human Resources departments at companies worldwide are grappling with workplace wankers and the various issues surrounding their masturbatory malingering ­ from lost productivity to sexual harassment; from exposure to malware to liability over potentially illegal downloads, even long after they were thought to have been deleted by the user ­ along with the immense legal expenses some of these problems may result in.

'Sexting': self-destructive or simple rebellion? - 03/20/09
A growing debate over teens sending sexually explicit photos via cell phones has some asking whether the behavior is dangerous or simply a new form of teenage rebellion. Sending nude photos via text messaging – often called "sexting" – has become a popular flirting technique among teens that some say can have adverse penalties.

Judge is alleged cyberstalking victim - 03/20/09
An Ohio man allegedly set fire to a car belonging to City Court Judge Christopher Anderson and for two months harassed Anderson and a woman described as the Ohio man's estranged wife, federal court records state.

Rape victim screamed over cell phone during attack - 03/19/09
A woman deputy sheriffs said was raped by a Valencia Community College contract worker she met on the Internet screamed over her cell phone to a friend during the attack, according to a sheriff's report released Wednesday.

New Britain Man Charged With Making E-Mail Threats - 03/19/09
A New Britain man was charged Wednesday in connection with an e-mailed threat against two Democratic legislators over a controversial bill on the Roman Catholic Church.
Timothy Kane, 26, was charged with second-degree harassment in connection with the e-mail that was sent at 9:12 p.m. on March 10, Capitol police said. The charge is a misdemeanor.

Online Organ Donor Broker Charged With Wire Fraud - 03/19/09
The operator of Liver4you.org is facing wire fraud charges for an alleged scheme to use the Web site to entice people needing organ transplants to wire tens of thousands of dollars to the Philippines in exchange for nonexistent surgeries, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

Teens help capture hacker who wanted nude photos - 03/18/09
An Irish-born computer hacker, working on a U.S. military base in Baghdad, used elaborate computer-hacking methods, personal information and direct threats against four Brevard County teenage girls because he wanted nude photos of them, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Orlando.

Facebook can be used to serve legal papers, rules New Zealand judge - 03/16/09
The High Court in Wellington was told that there were "difficulties" serving papers on Craig Axe because his exact whereabouts in Britain was not known, but that he has a Facebook page.


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