WHO@ Newsletter - July 11, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried...And I thought this was an urban myth

Frying pan ends Florida couple's argument

Florida officials say a domestic beef over razors in the shower ended with a woman's arrest for allegedly hitting her boyfriend on the head with a frying pan.

Mary Batson, 22, of North Naples, was arrested for battery after she allegedly conked her live-in boyfriend in the head during a noisy row that began over his refusal to let her borrow a razor.

The Naples Daily News said Sunday that Batson denied striking the victim, although she admitted she slammed the pan down on the counter during the argument.

Arrest reports said the dispute Thursday escalated quickly from argument to slapstick. The victim claimed Batson scratched him on the chest and face before going for the cookware.

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Interoffice Email Reveals Cops’ Bra Sizes - 07/11/11
Good idea: measuring police officers for bulletproof vests, so that the gear fits correctly and protects them from injury. Bad idea: sending those measurements out in a mass email. Unfortunately, the Indianapolis Police Department did both.

Placido Domingo Jr. targeted by Scientologists after he abandons cult for ex-wife he was ordered not to see again - 07/11/11
Opera singer Placido Domingo Jr. claims that he is being targeted by Scientologists after he left the controversial religion. The son of renown tenor Placido Domingo left the cult earlier this year but claims the way that he has been treated is 'scary and pathetic'.

Hotels 'bribe guests for online reviews' on Tripadvisor website with free rooms and meals - 07/11/11
Hotels in Britain and abroad are bribing guests to write glowing reviews on the TripAdvisor website in exchange for cash or cut-price rooms and meals. The website, which has 45million reviews of more than 500,000 destinations, is a popular first stop for holidaymakers seeking honest opinions about places to stay.

Social networks 'should do more' on cyberstalking - 07/11/11
Social and mobile networks do not do enough to help victims of harassment online, according to a study handed to MPs. The first British study of cyberstalking and other forms of harassment online found that most victims feel a lack of support from authorities and service providers such as Facebook, the dominant social network. Some 61 per cent of victims surveyed said they received no support.

Teen sexting: it’s illegal, but everywhere - 07/10/11
Australian schools are struggling to cope with a surge in teenage ”sexting”, forcing senior police to commission guidelines on how to respond to new cases. Almost every Victorian secondary school has been faced with at least one incident involving graphic pictures of students being circulated on mobile phones or the internet, cyber safety experts and teachers have told Fairfax Media.

Man accused of using Craigslist to try to steal trailer -07/09/11
Wake County sheriff's deputies have accused a Youngsville man of using Craigslist to recruit an unwitting accomplice to steal a tow trailer from someone's yard. Garrett Mitchell Whitt, 23, of 170 Woodcroft Drive in Youngsville, is charged with one felony count of attempting to obtain property by false pretenses, according to court records made public Wednesday.

Orleans DA's office drops cyberstalking charges brought against man accused of threatening FBI agent - 07/08/11
The Orleans Parish district attorney's office on Wednesday refused cyberstalking charges brought against a man accused of sending threatening email messages to an FBI agent. David Christenson Jr., 53, was arrested March 15 for allegedly sending FBI agent Steve Rayes two bizarre email messages after Christenson ran into the agent and his son while walking in the Warehouse District, according to the police report.

Official's pranks included mail-order bride, Houston ISD says -07/08/11
The Houston Independent School District's procurement manager was soliciting a mail-order bride for a co-worker and committing another office prank while old inventory was piling up under his watch, according to HISD documents.

St. Pete resident mistaken for Casey Anthony juror - 07/08/11
There's something Doug Bliss wants you to know: He was not a juror in the Casey Anthony trial. Repeat: He was not on the jury in the Casey Anthony trial. It's hard to blame the 57-year-old retiree for being defensive - not after the phone calls, the interview requests and the online insults, all from people convinced he was juror No. 2 in the high-profile trial.

Teen's Slaying Spotlights Dating Violence - 07/07/11
The slaying of local teen, Lauren Astley, 18, that shocked the quiet Massachusetts town of Wayland over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, highlights a national problem of under-reported abuse and coercion in teenage romantic relationships, anti-violence experts say.

Background check…or stalking? - 07/07/11
I use the term ‘stalking’ pretty loosely when it comes to Facebook and Twitter. OK, and Google. It’s more of a joke, really…like if you admit to someone you’re about to “Facebook stalk” their profile and photos, it becomes completely normal. After all, that’s what Facebook is for, right?

Nurses warned over use of social media - 07/07/11
Social networking guidance is being issued to nurses and midwives by their regulatory body following an increase in misconduct cases relating to online activities and ethical code breaches. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) said it was publishing practical advice on responsible use of the internet – specifically Facebook – as there is “clearly confusion about privacy issues and the use of social networking sites.”

Officer arrested for cyber stalking - 07/06/11
Altamonte Springs police arrested a Casselberry police officer last week after allegations of cyber stalking lead to a warrant for his arrest. Eric Tomasello, a police officer with the Casselberry Police Department, was arrested June 28.

Second wife accused of harassing husband's first wife with bogus Craigslist Ad - 07/05/11
A Florida woman faces charges for posting a fake ad online, allegedly to harass her husband's ex-wife. The ex-wife is Tracy Wilder, a divorced mother of three. She says she knew something was wrong when she began getting phone calls, text messages and visits to her home from men seeking sex.


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