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  • FoxNews: Ethics Panel Says 'Sorry, Charlie, No Deal'

    07/29/2010 2:22:06 PM PDT · by topher · 48 replies · 4+ views
    Fox News ^ | Published July 29, 2010
    ... Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, ranking member on the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, said Rangel was given an opportunity to settle charges during the investigative process, and that time has passed. "Let me be clear that Mr. Rangel under these rules was given opportunities to negotiate a settlement during the investigation. Let me be clear that I did not participate in any attempts to cut a back room deal behind closed doors," McCaul said at the start of a hearing on possible corruption charges. McCaul said it's not lost on any member of the panel that the...
  • Deputies use Valentine's Day ploy to round up scofflaws

    02/15/2008 8:01:52 PM PST · by doug from upland · 8 replies · 68+ views
    hometown annapolis ^ | 2-15-08 | Heather Rawlyk
    Deputies use Valentine's Day ploy to round up scofflaws By HEATHER RAWLYK, Staff Writer Published February 15, 2008 They thought they were getting a heartfelt gift from an unknown admirer, but instead more than a dozen men and women were served with outstanding warrants on Valentine's Day from county Sheriff's Department deputies disguised as florists. On Wednesday, Sgt. Tonya Pfaltzgraff of the county Sheriff's Department called about 50 men and women wanted on various charges under the guise of "Maria," a representative from the fictitious company "Flowers By Ron." Sgt. Pfaltzgraff told each person she reached that a gift was...
  • 93-year-old charged with cocaine trafficking- caption this!

    08/26/2007 6:14:10 PM PDT · by racnpartsales4u · 46 replies · 1,604+ views ^ | aug 24th 07 | staff reports
    Durham police have arrested a 93-year-old man on cocaine-trafficking and related charges. William C. Tinnen was arrested Thursday during a raid at 204 Teel St., police said in a news release issued today. Police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said she assumed police had a tip that drug activity was taking place there. In addition to trafficking, Tinnen is charged with possession of cocaine with the intent to sell or deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling for the sale of drugs. Officers also confiscated three firearms from the house. Tinnen's bond was set at $200,000.
  • Lindsay Lohan Arrested for DUI, Again (Yes, Again)

    07/24/2007 6:20:37 AM PDT · by zencat · 56 replies · 2,029+ views
    According to the Santa Monica Police Department, Lindsay Lohan was arrested early Tuesday morning for DUI, driving on a suspended license and possession of narcotics.
  • Casino Heist Fugitive Surrenders

    09/15/2005 12:22:43 PM PDT · by stm · 6 replies · 729+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 15, 2005 | AP
    LAS VEGAS — Heather Catherine Tallchief, a fugitive in a $3.1 million Las Vegas Strip casino armored truck heist, surrendered to federal authorities here Thursday

    05/08/2005 1:22:46 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 7 replies · 850+ views
    email from Peter Paul | 5-8-05 | dfu
    Here is the link to a story about the Hillary Clinton fundraising scandal of 2000 that appeared yesterday. Peter Paul has demanded a correction. TIMES PICAYUNE STORY -- CLICK. Your article in the New Orleans Times Picayune May 7, 2005 I take issue with the following quotes: "As his civil case loses ground in court, Paul has seen his legal problems mount." ..a meritless civil suit brought by Peter paul, and have succeeded in having most of that suit dismissed." If you will review the narrative on, you will see the facts surrounding the progress of Paul v Clinton...
  • DFU SONG: Hotel California (traitor Lynne Stewart, welcome to hotel with gray bars)

    02/12/2005 3:33:08 PM PST · by doug from upland · 11 replies · 631+ views
    DFU SONGS | 2-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - HOTEL CALIFORNIA She would proudly help clients who were lower than scum She thought she was so brilliant...prosecutors so dumb It caught up with her finally...and she got her just desserts And we can tell as we all watch her cry...that this loss really does hurt She had helped Omar Rahman...the man she chose to defend But little did we then realize she was becoming the evil sheik's friend She denied in the courtroom but the tale was true They would use this useful idiot...for killing me and you Welcome, Lynne, to the hotel with the gray...
  • DFU SONG: Christmas 2004 - Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (Kerri Dunn is going to jail)

    12/15/2004 5:56:57 PM PST · by doug from upland · 3 replies · 705+ views
    12-2004 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    THE CHRISTMAS SONG JINGLE BELL ROCK IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER LET IT SNOW UP ON THE HOUSETOP GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER I'M GETTIN' NOTHIN' FOR CHRISTMAS I SAW MOMMY KISSING SANTA CLAUS HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS WHITE CHRISTMAS =================================================================================== MIDI - SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN You'd better watch'd better not lie Spray paint your car...I'm telling you why Kerri Dunn is going to jail Reporting a crime...and calling it hate May make yourself a ward of the state Kerri Dunn is going to...
  • Martha Stewart Reports to Jail to Begin Sentence

    10/08/2004 9:34:17 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 37 replies · 1,176+ views
    Reuters ^ | October 8, 2004 | By Larry Downing
    Martha Stewart Reports to Jail to Begin Sentence Fri Oct 8, 2004 11:17 AM ET By Larry Downing ALDERSON, W.Va. (Reuters) - Trendsetter Martha Stewart arrived at a minimum-security prison known as "Camp Cupcake" under cover of early morning darkness on Friday to serve a five-month sentence for lying about a stock sale. Stewart, one of the America's best-known personalities, was subjected to a strip search on arrival and had to squat and cough hard to check for hidden contraband, Federal Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman Carla Wilson said. For the next five months, she will be known as prisoner...
  • DFU SONG: Farmer in the Dell (Berger stuffed 'em down his pants)

    07/21/2004 9:42:56 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 306+ views
    DFU SONGS | 7-2004 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    THE FARMER IN THE DELL I stuffed 'em down my pants...I stuffed 'em down my pants Hi-ho the derry-o, I stuffed 'em down my pants They marked the documents...they marked the documents Hi-ho the derry-o, they marked the documents The *itch set me up...the *itch set me up Hi-ho the derry-o, the *itch set me up I might go to jail...I might go to jail Hi-ho the derry-o, I might go to jail Like Martha, I'm Martha, I'm screwed Hi-ho the derry-o, like Martha, I'm screwed Did Hillary leak...did Hillary leak Hi-ho the derry-o, did Hillary leak The...
  • Dozens Booked for Sedition

    07/02/2004 10:45:52 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 8 replies · 358+ views
    The Arab News ^ | 7-3-04 | Imran Rahman • Arab News
    Dozens Booked for Sedition Imran Rahman • Arab News DHAKA, [Bangladesh] 3 July 2004 — Police in the southern Barguna district town have filed a sedition case against 33 suspected Islamist militants arrested Wednesday at a mosque during a combat training exercise. Officers have asked a magistrate for a 5-day remand order for six of the accused, including the imam of Barguna Police Line Mosque and a teacher at a local madrassa. Police sources said three suspicious persons carrying powerful wireless sets came to the town by ferry Wednesday morning, presumably to train the militants. The imam of Khejurtala Mosque,...
  • Microsoft shareholders grill Gates, Ballmer

    11/12/2003 1:56:13 PM PST · by ValerieUSA · 3 replies · 160+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Wednesday, November 14, 2003 | Brier Dudley
    After watching Microsoft stock fall despite this year's tech rally, Microsoft shareholders sharply questioned Chairman Bill Gates and Chief Executive Steve Ballmer during the company's annual meeting yesterday in Bellevue. Investors in general are more skeptical after recent corporate scandals and, after three relatively weak years for Microsoft's stock, there were few cheers from the crowd of 1,250 at Meydenbauer Center. Shareholders did not go so far as to throw out any board members, all of whom were re-elected yesterday, and they approved changes to the stock-option plan that Ballmer proposed in July. But they asked when the company will...
  • Flaws threaten Microsoft

    11/08/2003 11:34:09 PM PST · by zeugma · 44 replies · 4,552+ views ^ | Friday, Nov. 7, 2003 | Associated Press
    Flaws threaten Microsoft SEATTLE — Microsoft Corp.'s offer this week of cash bounties for informants who help it collar virus-writers reflects more than just an escalation of the war on those who would exploit the dominant power in software. The campaign reveals just how much of a threat to Microsoft's bottom line security flaws now represent. When the Blaster worm hobbled hundreds of thousands of computers around the world in August — only the latest plague to exploit a flaw in Windows operating systems — it also hurt Microsoft's ability to book new contracts with corporate customers. For the first...
  • Vanquish PC Viruses

    11/04/2003 10:25:35 AM PST · by OESY · 10 replies · 311+ views
    PC World to My Yahoo! ^ | Oct 29, 2003 | Daniel Tynan
    Blaster, Slammer, Sobig, Lovsan - if these words are familiar to you, you might have been one of this year's victims of various and vicious PC security attacks. Just Friday, appropriately enough on Halloween, yet another monster reared its ugly head as computer security experts warned of a potentially troublesome new e-mail worm, Mimail.C, slowly spreading among both corporate and home e-mail users. This latest threat is a variant of the W32.Mimail worm that surfaced in August and comes as an e-mail message with "our private photos" in the subject line and an attached .zip archive file called "" Infection...
  • FBI Raids 3 City Agencies, Street Fund-raiser's Office

    10/17/2003 7:32:04 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 33 replies · 338+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Oct. 17, 2003 | Anthony S. Twyman, Nathan Gorenstein and Emilie Lounsberry
    FBI Raids 3 City Agencies, Street Fund-raiser's Office By Anthony S. Twyman, Nathan Gorenstein and Emilie LounsberryInquirer Staff Writers       Ratcheting up the federal investigation that has engulfed the mayoral election, FBI agents crisscrossed Center City yesterday to search three city agencies and the office of a lawyer who is a top political ally of Mayor Street's and has earned millions from municipal legal work.   The extraordinary raids targeted the city Finance Department, the city treasurer's office, and the city Board of Pensions and Retirement, as well as the law office of Ronald A. White, a major...
  • US Nuclear Regulator Warns on Worms

    09/05/2003 9:01:34 PM PDT · by Hal1950 · 15 replies · 472+ views
    Computer Business Review ^ | September 6, 2003
    The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission this week warned nuclear power plant operators to implement safeguards against the Slammer worm, which took systems at one such plant offline in January. The advisory details exactly how the Davis-Besse power plant in Ohio, operated by FirstEnergy Corp, had its "safety parameter display system" and "plant process computer" made unavailable for several hours by the worm. The news of the outage came to light after a report by two weeks ago. It is particularly concerning as Slammer was preventable - it exploited a vulnerability in SQL Server that Microsoft Corp had issued a...
  • Pat Tornillo To Serve Two Years In Plea Deal

    08/25/2003 7:55:18 PM PDT · by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL · 45 replies · 780+ views South Florida ^ | 7:13 p.m. EDT August 25, 2003 | NBC 6 News Team
    Tornillo To Serve Two Years In Plea Deal Tornillo Will Get Two-Year Sentence NBC 6 News Team POSTED: 12:58 p.m. EDT August 25, 2003 UPDATED: 7:13 p.m. EDT August 25, 2003 MIAMI -- The longtime leader of the Miami-Dade County teacher's union pleaded guilty Monday in a deal after a public corruption task force found he fraudulently charged the organization for up to $650,000 in personal expenses for cruises, vacations and other luxuries. Pat Tornillo, on leave from the United Teachers of Dade, pleaded guilty to mail fraud and filing a false tax return under the deal in exchange for...
  • Team in Kuwait Develops "Slammer" to protect Troops

    08/05/2003 6:09:14 AM PDT · by gunnrmike · 18 replies · 692+ views
    The Birmingham (Ala.) News ^ | 8/5/2003 | Tom Gordon
    Anniston's `Slammer' 08/04/03 TOM GORDON News staff writer CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait - The people who don't want U.S. troops in Iraq seem to be thinking they can achieve their goal by attacking convoys and killing soldiers. Inside a huge hangar-like warehouse in this sprawling Army post, a team of Anniston Army Depot workers is building a vehicle that they hope will better withstand attacks and better protect the convoys. The cab of this vehicle in the making is the hull of an M113 Armored Personnel Carrier. On its side is the nickname, The Alabama Slammer. When it is fitted on...
  • Twists, Slugs and Roscoes: A Glossary of Hardboiled Slang

    03/03/2003 1:58:57 PM PST · by vannrox · 20 replies · 10,182+ views
    Film Noir Slang ^ | FR Post 3-3-3 | Compiled by William Denton
    Twists, Slugs and Roscoes: A Glossary of Hardboiled Slang Compiled by William Denton Copyright © 1993 - 2003. Please send me corrections, additions, suggestions and comments. Edition 3.9.2. Version 4.0 is planned. Originally published as a pamphlet by Miskatonic University Press, 1993. This glossary may not be reproduced on the World Wide Web in any form. You can link to it using this URL: This glossary may be reproduced for public consumption as long as it is copied as is and in its entirety and no extra charge beyond copying or printing costs is made. Other arrangements may...
  • Web magazine publishes, retracts Slammer worm hoax story

    02/06/2003 10:03:07 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 266+ views
    Associated Press | February 6, 2002 | JIM KRANE
    Web magazine publishes, retracts virus hoax story NEW YORK (AP) - In a bizarre case of one journalist deceiving another, an Internet news site published -- then embarrassingly retracted -- a story that claimed a radical Islamic group was behind a virus-like attack that clogged the Internet. The Web site of Computerworld magazine published on Wednesday an article penned by journalist Dan Verton that he based on an e-mail interview with a person he identified as "Abu Mujahid," a member of Pakistan-based Harkat-ul-Mujahadeen. Verton wrote that "Mujahid" claimed the group, believed linked to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network, had...
  • Civic Group Considers Pressing Charges Against Microsoft for Internet Crash

    02/03/2003 1:45:26 AM PST · by gaucho · 8 replies · 190+ views
    The Korea Times ^ | 02/03/2003 | By Soh Ji-young
    A leading civic group is gearing to take legal action against Microsoft, the creator of the computer software blamed for the disastrous Internet crash last month. People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD) said it is considering filing a class action suit against the software giant for the ``Slammer'' worm which paralyzed the country?s Internet servers on Jan. 25 by unleashing huge volumes of Internet traffic. The worm was traced to a widely known flaw in Microsoft's SQL software, a Web server application. The group said it plans to build its case on a ``product liability law?? passed last July that...
  • 'Secure by design', Claims MS Op-Ed Ad

    01/31/2003 1:30:29 PM PST · by ShadowAce · 10 replies · 223+ views
    The Register ^ | 31 January 2003 | Andrew Orlowski
    Quite by mistake, I bought the New York Times yesterday. I thought it was Paul Krugman day, but he wasn't there - his column doesn't appear on a Thursday. So there I am, creaking open the coffin lid of this newspaper - picture the scene if you will, imagine a bit of mid-afternoon San Francisco sunshine at a usually-windblown outdoor coffee table - and I'm trying to open this ancient newspaper which looks like it was last redesigned in about 1879, and in fact looks even older than The Onion's parody of the New York Times as a turn-of-the-century newspaper,...
  • Experts Say Microsoft Security Effort Failing

    01/31/2003 1:22:27 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 33 replies · 273+ views
    Reuters | January 30, 2003 | Elinor Mills Abreu
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Computer security experts said on Thursday the recent "SQL Slammer" worm, the worst in more than a year, is evidence that Microsoft Corp.'s year-old security push is not working. "Trustworthy Computing is failing," Russ Cooper of TruSecure Corp. said of the Microsoft initiative. "I gave it a 'D-minus' at the beginning of the year, and now I'd give it an 'F."' The worm, which exploited a known vulnerability in Microsoft's SQL Server database software, spread through network connections beginning on Saturday, crashing servers and clogging the Internet. It hit a year and one week after...
  • Group Estimates Microsoft Slammer Worm Damage at $1 Billion

    01/30/2003 11:29:38 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 570+ views
    ENTnews ^ | January 30, 2003
    1/30/2003 -- A U.K.-based security firm is estimating that economic damage from the SQL Slammer worm is already over $1 billion, making it the ninth most damaging malware attack yet in the firm's estimation. MI2g released the billion-dollar estimate on Thursday, which was an upward revision of a figure the group released earlier in the week. "It has also jumped in ranking from number 13 a few days ago to number 9 in terms of the worst malware attacks recorded by the mi2g Intelligence Unit," an mI2g spokeswoman said in a statement. The worm exploits a vulnerability in SQL...
  • "SQL Slammer" Can Affect Other Microsoft Software

    01/29/2003 11:25:37 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 9 replies · 196+ views ^ | January 29, 2003 | Brett Glass
    <p>However, administrators and end users who aren't running Microsoft's SQL Server -- the worm's primary target -- have felt no need to defend themselves against the worm.</p> <p>Unfortunately, such complacency may turn out to be dangerous. Besides the full-blown SQL Server software, Microsoft also sells a stripped-down database engine called the Microsoft Desktop Environment (MSDE) which contains the same buggy code. MSDE is included not only in many Microsoft products but in quite a few third-party offerings (including medical imaging software used by hospitals to catalog MRI and CAT scans), though it's not always turned on by default.</p>
  • Slammer: Microsoft ignores its own advice

    01/29/2003 1:54:32 AM PST · by MadIvan · 12 replies · 189+ views
    The Star (Malaysia) ^ | January 29, 2003 | The Star
    SEATTLE: Software giant Microsoft Corp fell victim to the weekend’s rampant Web virus when its own system administrators failed to install a simple patch that the company has urged users around the world to download. The SQL Slammer worm infected servers at company headquarters in Redmond, Washington, and flooded Microsoft’s network with traffic late last Friday and Saturday morning, Microsoft spokesmen said Tuesday. The worm caused havoc all over the world by replicating itself across servers and overwhelming many Internet sites with billions of false requests for data (see In.Tech, Jan 30). The worm had been identified in July, and...
  • Microsoft fails Slammer's security test (MS neglected to install their own MSSQL patches)

    01/27/2003 5:33:53 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 50 replies · 406+ views
    CNet News ^ | January 27, 2003
    Microsoft's policy of relying on software patches to fix major security flaws was questioned Monday after a series of internal e-mails revealed that the software giant's own network wasn't immune from a worm that struck the Internet last weekend. The messages seen by CNET portray a company struggling with a massive infection by the SQL Slammer worm, which inundated many corporate networks Saturday with steady streams of data that downed Internet connections and clogged bandwidth. "All apps and services are potentially affected and performance is sporadic at best," Mike Carlson, director of data center operations for Microsoft's Information...
  • Slammer Source Code Provides Clues - [Chinese hackers]

    01/27/2003 5:12:57 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 10 replies · 191+ views ^ | January 27, 2003 | Dennis Fisher
    <p>As corporate IT departments go about the business of cleaning up their networks, there are strong indications that the SQL Slammer worm that brought down portions of the Internet over the weekend is based on the work of an obscure Chinese cracking group.</p>
  • As Net attack eases, blame game surges

    01/27/2003 2:55:52 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 9 replies · 236+ views
    CNN ^ | January 27, 2003 | Jeordan Legon
    <p>Some Bank of America ATMs were still out Monday, primarily in the Southeast, a bank spokesman said. And analysts blamed a dip in South Korea's stock market on the worm taking down most Internet connections in the country over the weekend.</p>
  • Lawsuits to Follow Internet Crash

    01/27/2003 11:58:24 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 51 replies · 243+ views
    The Korea Times ^ | January 27, 2003 | Na Jeong-ju
    Internet cafes, online shopping malls and other Web-related businesses will likely take legal action as a result of their losses incurred by the virus-like worm which shut down millions of Web-based businesses over the weekend, industry sources said yesterday. It is not yet clear how and when they will take the steps, but officials from the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) said they have received messages that the businesses will form an alliance for a lawsuit against the ministry and major Internet service providers. ``Meetings have been organized by senior officials to discuss and how to deal with...

    01/07/2003 11:26:39 AM PST · by ewing · 14 replies · 242+ views
    Cable News Network/Money Magazine and NY Daily News ^ | January 7, 2003 | Walter Updegrave
    Published reports says key witnesses in her alledged insider trading case are re-interviewed.A published report Tuesday said federal investigators are again turning up the pressure on the possible insider trading case involving lifestyle diva Martha Stewart.The New York Daily News reported two sources familiar with the probe as saying several key witnesses have been asked to re-answer questions in recent days by investigators in Manhattan United States Attorney James Comey's office.That indicates that Comey is preparing to make up his mind whether he will file criminal charges against Ms. Stewart, sources told the paper.