WHO@ Newsletter - October 31, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .I can just see some drunk coming out of a bar and thinking it was real-life "Planet of the Apes"
Runners suit up as gorillas for charity

More than a thousand runners dressed in ape suits took part in an annual 5K Gorilla Run for charity in Denver, event organizers said.

The eighth annual run in to raise money for the Denver-based Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund attracted more than 1,200 runners dressed in gorilla suits to the starting point at the Wynkoop Brewery Saturday, The Denver Post reported.

"It's strictly built on fun and raising awareness," said Frank Keesling, 46, who runs the event each year.

"We have to be the largest importer of gorilla suits in the country," Keesling joked.

Keesling said his mother Ruth, 83, is the real force behind the event.

Ruth Keesling became interested in gorilla conservation after she met primatologist Dian Fossey in 1983, her son said, and after Fossey was murdered in Rwanda in 1985 was determined to continue her work protecting the endangered mountain gorillas of Central Africa.

This year's event raised $90,000 for MGCF efforts in Africa, Frank Keesling estimated.

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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)

Jail For Internet Harassment Boyfriend - 10/31/11
A man who used social netwokring sites to mount a year-long harassment campaign against his girlfriend has been sentenced to four months in jail. Shane Webber, 23, from Nottingham, posted sexually explicit images of his then girlfriend Ruth Jeffery, 22, to her family and friends. District Judge Anthony Callaway said the offence was a "gross violation of Miss Jeffery's privacy".

Hacked off with a life online - 10/31/11
For the past week, a hacker has been occupying my email account. And he or she may still be there. A disembodied intruder, this person has been stalking my inbox, replying to messages, signing off with my nickname and refusing to let me in. He or she has been going through my personal history and making judgments about my character.

Taylor takes Swift action against website claiming it has 'topless private pic' of the country star - 10/31/11
She's known for topping the charts. But Taylor Swift's lawyers say it's not her in a topless photo posted on a gossip website. The country singer's legal team is threatening to file a trademark-infringement lawsuit against the website Celebrity Jihad, after it posted a picture of a semi-nude woman claiming it is most likely Taylor.

Borrowed car sold on Craigslist - 10/29/11
Police in California said they were searching for a man accused of borrowing a woman's car and selling the vehicle on Craigslist. Auburn police said Laurel Rudolph, 55, loaned her car Oct. 6 to an acquaintance named Jeff Keller or Kellar and she filed a stolen vehicle report when he failed to return the vehicle at the agreed-upon time, the Auburn Journal reported Friday.

Hackers attempting to crack 600,000 Facebook accounts every day - 10/29/11
Computer hackers attempt to break into at least 600,000 Facebook accounts using stolen username and password details every day, the social networking giant has revealed.

RISP arrest 2 cyber crime suspects - 10/28/11
The Rhode Island State Police Computer Crimes Unit has arrested two cyber crime suspects. 42 year old Marisol Sharpless of North Providence is charged with Cyber Harassment.

Tulare man gets prison sentence in Internet harrassment case - 10/28/11
A Tulare man who authorities said harassed, repeatedly threatened and falsely impersonated a woman on the Internet was sentenced to 32 months in state prison Friday. Michael Rosa, 36, received his sentence after being convicted of stalking, false impersonation, identity theft, and electronic harassment last month.

The nurses who gossip about patients on Facebook and how they are spying on their loved ones - 10/28/11
NHS staff are exposing highly sensitive information about patients up to five times a week by posting messages about them on Facebook, discussing illnesses in public or losing their medical files. Figures show that in the past 12 months doctors, nurses and admin workers breached patients’ confidentiality some 802 times.

Childless couple conned by fake surrogate are now parents - 10/28/11
A CHILDLESS couple who were conned out of their savings by a fake surrogate mum have finally fulfilled their dream of parenthood. Samantha Cookes duped them out of almost £2,000 by pretending she would carry their child. Cookes, 23, was spared jail this week despite a judge condemning her “cruel and hurtful” fraud which left her victims heartbroken.

Surrogate mother hit with £135,000 medical bill after parents flee U.S. with baby twins... AND money they promised to pay her - 10/27/11
A surrogate mother from Colorado has been hit with $217,000 in medical bills after delivering twins for an Austrian couple who have fled the U.S. with the children. Carrie Mathews says she nearly died delivering Rudolf and Teresa Bako's children in July after suffering severe complications.

Arrest made for cyberstalking - 10/27/11
Bernice resident Troy Jones has been accused of cyberstalking by the Union Parish Sheriff's Office. Jones, 39, of 150 Denham Road, is accused of leaving threatening messages and graphic sexual references as to what he would do to the victim. The messages were left on a patient advocates' answering machine at LSU Health Sciences Center in Monroe.

Cyberstalking breaks many ex-etiquette rules ­ and it's illegal - 10/26/11
I'm going through a divorce. Yesterday I found out my soon-to-be ex hacked my email account and changed all my passwords so he could read my private business. Then he changed them back, thinking I wouldn't know ­ but they send an alert and my email comes through my phone, so I knew what he was doing.

Schoolboy sparked terror alert after tweeting bomb threats to Sky News - 10/25/11
The schoolboy, who cannot be named, was arrested after he sent a string of fake terror bomb alerts to police and news organisations on Twitter in May this year. Croydon JPs heard how the GCSE schoolboy, of Sutton, Surrey, tweeted under a name which included 'Irishterror' and forced police to conduct a sweep of the House of Parliament and Victoria station on May 31.

San Diego cyberstalker must get psych exam - 10/25/11
A former Navy man who pleaded guilty to cyberstalking for spying on his ex-girlfriend's computer and tracking her through GPS must undergo a psychiatric evaluation before he's sentenced. City News Service says a judge in San Diego gave the order Monday for 30-year-old Michael Lutz. He'll now be sentenced in December and faces up to five years in prison.

Hotelier sues TripAdvisor after accusations she wrote fake positive reviews causes revenue to plummet by 75% - 10/25/11
A hotelier is suing TripAdvisor over claims she has lost thousands of pounds in revenue after the travel website accused her of posting fake positive reviews. Deborah Sinclair is taking legal action after a 'red flag' was placed on the review page of the Riverside hotel which she owns in Evesham, Worcestershire.

Jealous boyfriend beat teenager unconscious in bid to get Facebook password believing she was having an affair - 10/24/11
A teenage girl was tortured into revealing her Facebook password by her boyfriend, a court heard yesterday. Jessica Herbert, 18, had a pencil rammed into her ear by 'obsessive bully' Jason Fleming.


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