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DoD CyberCrime Conference 2010 - St. Louis

This past week has been one of my busiest! Monday I had an online conference w/Fairpoint to go over their Internet security software; Tuesday I flew out of Portland, Maine to head to the DoD Cybercrime Conference 2010 in St. Louis. This is my fifth year providing training for them.

Flew United, flight was on time to Chicago O'Hare. Then I had a three-hour layover, so I made some calls and it looks like I'm getting some more work - YAY! Ate lunch, talked w/Chris a zillion times (I missed him), then got on the plane to St. Louis.

Again, the flight was on time (actually, a few minutes early). Alex, who I've known as long as I've been going to the conferences, picked me up at the airport. His mom, Diana, is my adopted "mom" and called to make sure I'd landed, then told him to bring me right up to the conference without checking into the hotel yet. So we did and as we were going up the escalator to the conference, she was on her way down. She had a glass in her…

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Off to St. Louis to provide 3-hour training for law enforcement at the DoD CyberCrime Conference -

WHO@ Newsletter - January 25, 2010

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .I guess he was trying to improve his skills

Alleged car thief found playing 'Grand Theft Auto'

Sheriff's deputies in central Florida found a suspected car thief playing the "Grand Theft Auto" video game, and they later charged him with just that.

Polk County deputies investigating the theft of a 1998 Dodge Durango arrested 30-year-old Michael Ray Ekes on Thursday. They found the SUV outside a Haines City home. Ekes was inside in the house, playing the popular video game.

Ekes was charged with grand theft auto, burglary and drug possession. At the time of his arrest, he was out of jail on bond for another grand theft auto charge.

According to Polk County jail records, Ekes remained in custody Friday. Bond had not been set and no attorney was listed.

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Beware of Haiti Relief Online Scams

The radio interview I did on Monday w/WPOR about Haiti Relief Online Scams -

New Cyberbullying Book released

A colleague emailed me about a book he recently had published, and of interest to many of my friends here: Teen Cyberbullying Investigated - Where Do Your Rights End and Consequences Begin?

WHO@ Newsletter - January 18, 2010

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .The do say the third time's the charm

Man arrested 3 times in 3 days in Mass. towns

A Boston man has been arrested three times in three days in neighboring Massachusetts towns. Huy Quoc Le faces a number of charges after his string of arrests began Monday in Andover. Police said the 25-year-old was arrested on motor vehicle violations. He was charged with driving after suspension, attaching improper plates, forgery of Registry documents, and driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.

On Wednesday, Le was arrested on charges accusing him of stealing nearly $10,000 from the business account of an Andover nail salon.

Hours later, police in nearby Lawrence arrested him on allegations he broke into the home of a former girlfriend after officers found him inside.

It was unclear if Le had hired an attorney.
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Court asked to allow prosecution for sexting | Reuters

WHO@ Newsletter - January 11, 2010

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .I think he was massaging *his* meat

Man who said he was 'massaging' meat gets 10 years

A South Carolina man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing an $80 slab of meat. The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reported Thursday that 51-year-old Mark Zachary of Orangeburg received the maximum sentence after jurors found him guilty Wednesday of shoplifting. Prosecutors said the sentence was justified because the Aug. 26 theft from Reid's grocery store in Orangeburg was his ninth offense.

Authorities said when a store manager approached Zachary about the missing New York strip and the big bulk under his shirt, he fled, right into the arms of an off-duty police officer.

Assistant Solicitor Glenn Justis asked jurors "Where's the beef?" in his opening argument.

Zachary testified he was "massaging" the meat, not stealing it.

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RIP Andy Moreno

I met Andy when I was in my early teens in Oxnard, California. My mom had gotten my sister & I involved in the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. We met Andy there - he was my age and in a wheelchair. He had MD and was told he wouldn't make it past his teens. We all became fast friends. Until I left Californ...ia in 1976, every year we did the MD Telethon w/Andy and his family. When my late husband was stationed in California in 1990, the first road trip I took was to visit Andy. He was so excited to see me! We kept in touch every Christmas. His brother called me last night to tell me Andy died 12/31. For someone who was suppoed to have died as a teen, he proved them all wrong and lived life to the fullest.

WHO@ Newsletter - January 4, 2010

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .All I can say is, Wow, you need anger management
Police: Ohio woman hit window over lack of nuggets
Police say an Ohio woman punched through a McDonald's drive-through window because Chicken McNuggets weren't available.

Police were called Friday to the restaurant in Toledo.

Police say 24-year-old Melodi Dushane was treated for injuries, then jailed. She pleaded not guilty to a vandalism charge. She was released on a recognizance bond and ordered not to have contact with the restaurant. The phone number for her home address isn't listed.

A manager at the McDonald's declined Monday to discuss the incident.

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