WHO@ Newsletter - February 21, 2011
Wallet missing for 40 years found in NY crevice
A New York man whose wallet disappeared from his jacket pocket has gotten it back 40 years later.
Rudolph Resta was working for The New York Times as an art director in 1970 when he left his jacket in a closet at the old Times building in Manhattan just off Times Square. When he went to fetch the jacket, the wallet was gone.
Fast-forward to last fall, when a security guard checking a gap by an unused window came across the wallet apparently stashed there by a thief who'd pulled out the cash.
Resta was tracked down through pieces of ID linked to the Times.
Resta is now in his 70s. He's enjoying the memories the wallet contained photos of his sons as children, his glamorous wife and his late father.
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Facebook stalkers on the rise - 02/20/11
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Facebook: Uncivilized networking in a cyber world - 02/20/11
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Student Leadership Conference Touches on Sensitive Issues, Cyberstalking - 02/19/11
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Males suffering sex harassment by other men - 02/19/11
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Mannford Man Arrested For Making Death Threat Against Woman On Facebook - 02/19/11
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Jury in cyber harassment trial found no proof of 'emotional distress' - 02/19/11
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Ivanka Trump's Alleged Stalker -- I Should Be FAMOUS! -02/18/11
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Debt Collector Scams On The Rise - 02/18/11
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Protecting the Freedom to Type, Text, Tweet and Talk - 02/18/11
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Vacation rental scam stings Blount family - 02/17/11
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Michigan Woman Upset Over Photo Posted on 'People of Walmart' Website - 02/17/11
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Student charged after 'hit list' is found - 02/16/11
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Cut All The Cyberstalking, Girls! - 02/15/11
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