The Advocate 12/29/00
Advocate sues LSU for records

by Michelle Millhollon
The publisher of The Advocate and one of its reporters sued the LSU Board of
Supervisors Thursday, demanding the release of records on the search for a
new LSU athletic director.
Capital City Press and Advocate sports writer Glenn Guilbeau say in the suit
that the documents are public record.
The university has refused to release some documents related to the search,
saying they are in the custody of an Atlanta firm hired by LSU to hunt for a
replacement for retiring Athletics Director Joe Dean.

Hunstsville Times 12/29/00
Police documents left behind in May move

by Wendy Reeves
The Huntsville Police Department is trying to figure out why a number of
police documents were left at its old headquarters downtown when it vacated
the building.
Investigators are also looking to see whether a television news reporter and
a videographer will face misdemeanor criminal charges for taking some of the
documents from the building after finding them. The documents have since been
returned to police by WAAY-TV Channel 31.

NOLA Live 12/29/00
Newspaper sues to obtain LSU search documents


Associated Press
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The publisher of Baton Rouge's daily newspaper and
one of its reporters sued the LSU Board of Supervisors, demanding the release
of records on the search for a new LSU athletic director.
The university has refused to release some documents related to the search,
telling The Advocate newspaper that they are in the custody of an Atlanta
firm hired by LSU to hunt for a replacement for retiring Athletics Director
Joe Dean.
But the Capital City Press and Advocate sports writer Glenn Guilbeau said in
the suit they filed Thursday that the documents are public record.

Long Beach Press-Telegram 12/29/00
Home hunted for L.B. history

by Paul Young
LONG BEACH First some facts: Ken Larkey can answer just about any question
concerning Long Beach history. He has hundreds of pieces of local memorabilia
that nobody else has. And he doesn't have much money.
Add the fact that he's about to lose his storage space, and this means one
thing: Larkey's in trouble and so is his collection.
"If I don't get a building, (my collection) will go out on the street and
I'll have to put it on the auction block. What else can I do?" said Larkey,
73, standing in a dusty warehouse near downtown Long Beach. Among stacks of
old boxes and treasures, there is a car from the Pike's Cyclone Racer roller
coaster, an ornate soda fountain from the Harriman Jones Drug Store, and a
1930s wool bathing suit from the Long Beach Bathhouse.

Earthweb 12/23/00
Differentiating content management, document management and portals|reposi



by Andrew Warzecha
META Trend: By 2003, 95% of the G2000 will deploy XML-based content
management infrastructures - often integrating document management, media
asset management, imaging, and electronic output management-to support
anonymous authoring, application publishing, and dynamic virtual folders
(data extraction, dynamic assembly, process automation, format translation,
repository services, rights management, federated search, personalization,
etc.) across Internet, extranet, and intranet venues.

West Central Tribune 12/29/00
Hatch sues Fleet Mortgage over privacy

by Christopher Sprung
ST. PAUL 12/29/00 -- In a consumer protection case thought to be the first of
its kind in the nation, Attorney General Mike Hatch filed a lawsuit Thursday
against one of America's largest home mortgage companies over data privacy
and telemarketing concerns.
The three-count complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court accuses
Columbia, S.C.-based Fleet Mortgage Corporation of deceptive trade practices,
consumer fraud and false advertising.
Hatch alleges that the mortgage-servicing company violated its own data
privacy policies by providing or selling detailed information about its
mortgage customers to third-party telemarketing partners. 12/29/00
Cyberspace security: The death of privacy?
Information technology can be a threat as well as a blessing. What rules do
we need to prevent misuse of all the personal data that we trail behind us
when we navigate the Web?

by Christine Varney
Jan. 2001 - At the beginning of the last century, my grandparents sailed to
America, leaving behind their Irish farming village. The people in their
community knew my family's history, their opinions and personalities,
friendships and feuds.
AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS CENTURY, we are in some ways returning to that
village. Online and at work, we are organizing ourselves as a series of tight
knit communities where secrets are very hard to keep. We are, once again,
becoming a transparent society-one where everyone knows everything about
everyone else in real time. But today, the communities are digital and often
global, and the information isn't in words but bytes. There also are some
significant differences between today's electronic transparency and the
personal familiarity of the rural agrarian village.

Nando Times 12/28/00
Fleet Mortgage accused of violating customers' privacy,1032,500294222-500467668-503152388-


by Patrick Howe
Associated Press
ST. PAUL, Minn. (December 28, 2000 5:59 p.m. EST -
The attorney general of Minnesota is suing Fleet Mortgage Inc., accusing the
Boston-based company of violating consumers' privacy rights by sharing their
account numbers and other personal information with telemarketers.
The lawsuit, the latest in a series of efforts by Attorney General Mike Hatch
to fight corporate invasions of privacy, seeks an injunction, restitution for
consumers and other relief under state laws.

Eastside Journal 12/28/00
U.S. Bank customers may get cash settlement
New Year's Eve deadline to file invasion of privacy claims against bank

Eastsiders who bank at U.S. Bank might be entitled to cash from a
class-action civil suit settlement, after the bank was accused of violating
the privacy of thousands of its customers.
So far, only a fraction of those who might be eligible for settlement money
have come forward, said a spokesman in the Minnesota Attorney General's
Office. With a deadline for mailing claims coming this New Year's Eve, time
is slipping away for people to get their money. 12/28/00
Under pressure from CARU, Oxygen changes privacy policy,1471,8471_546731,00.html

by Ryan Naraine
Silicon Alley multimedia play Oxygen Media was forced to tweak its privacy
policy after the Better Business Bureau's Children's Advertising Review Unit
(CARU) found infractions of its guidelines.
CARU, which acts as the Bureau's watchdog for issues relating to under-aged
Web users, said Oxygen contradicted its own privacy policy by not providing a
parental consent mechanism on three of its Web sites --, and -- sites offering content to a teenage audience.

Digitrends 12/28/00
Q&A - Privacy officer keeps online business in line

by Abby Garcia
From Digitrends, November 2000
The executive roster features a host of acronyms: CFO, CEO, CRO, CTO, CIO.
Add CPO to that list.
That's right CPO-chief privacy officer.
Perhaps years ago, there was no need for this position, but in light of
recent news surrounding online consumer privacy-the need became greater than
the issue itself.
Internet ad powerhouse DoubleClick was knee-deep in the controversy. The
company planned to use consumers' personal information and their Web site
activity to promote specific products. The idea quickly came under fire as
consumer advocates said they smelled something foul, and DoubleClick later
nixed its plans.

Upside New England 12/28/00
Privacy hits the fan in N.H.

by Geoffrey James
Merrimack, N.H. -- The citizens of this sleepy bedroom community hit the
proverbial ceiling when they learned that their property assessment data --
including homeowners' names, color photographs of their houses and diagrams
showing exterior dimensions -- had been made available on the town's website,
In a town meeting that resembled the peasants-storming-the-castle scene from
a Frankenstein movie, 650 residents demanded to be removed from the site,
complaining that the information would prove to be a godsend for burglars.
Despite the fact that the information on the site was public record, the
powers-that-be in Merrimack concluded that discretion was the better part of
valor and pulled the data from the site.

Los Angeles Times 12/28/00
A cause of his own

by Bettina Boxall
James Lissner is a soft-spoken retired business owner who likes to sail,
snowboard and fight for your right to copies of police reports.
In recent years he has conducted his own crusade to get police departments up
and down the state to reduce fees for copies of reports on traffic accidents,
burglaries and the like.
He slowly is getting results, enough so that he was given an award this year
by the California First Amendment Coalition, of which he is a member.

Pioneer Planet 12/28/00
Polk County clerk victorious in legal dispute
Appeals court say she can decide how records are copied

by Robert Imrie
Associated Press
Wausau, Wis.
The Polk County clerk won a victory Wednesday in a legal dispute that
clarified she had clear power to determine how copies of public records could
be made.
The 3rd District Court of Appeals said Clerk Sharon Schiebel properly refused
to allow a political consulting company in July 1999 to make copies of
election records on a portable copying machine it brought to her office.

Cal Law 12/29/00
First camee home office, now comes home courtroom

by Jahna Berry
The Recorder
Alameda attorney Donald Kirby daydreams about filing court papers from the
porch of his Sierra County house near the banks of the Yuba River.
By the end of 2001, court officials say, his fantasy may come true. Alameda
County Superior Court, like a growing number of courts around the state, is
preparing to launch a pilot project that will allow attorneys to file court
documents via the World Wide Web.
"The faster it comes, the better the court will become," said Kirby, a
partner at Kirby & Schultz. "Because the court is a paper jam."

Bergen Record 12/27/00
Financial organizing for the inevitable

by Kathleen Lynn
When Albert F. Chestone's first wife, Marcie, died of cancer in 1980, he
struggled with his family's grief, and in the middle of his loss, faced the
additional difficulty of sorting out his wife's financial records.
"I found myself almost helpless, as far as where anything was, any kind of
records," said Chestone, a retired FBI agent who has since remarried. "I had
to go through a lot of inconvenience convincing the bank who I was in order
to close her account. I decided I was going to put down in writing what might
benefit other people."

E&P Online 12/28/00
Music companies target journalists for leaks
Digital watermarks track illegal files

by Tamara Conniff
The Hollywood Reporter
First, the major label groups attempted to thwart online music piracy by
going after such file-swapping companies as Napster and Scour. Now, they've
turned their attention to what they believe is one source for leaking their
products - journalists.
Universal Music Group's Universal Records and Warner Music Group's Reprise
Records are experimenting with digital watermarking technology to track
pre-release albums sent months before their commercial street dates to
thousands of music journalists and radio stations for review purposes.

New York Times 12/29/00
The Fountainhead and Father of the Woolworth Building

by Grace Glueck
Cass Gilbert made skyscraper history when he designed the 1913 Woolworth
Building in Lower Manhattan. The world's tallest high-rise until it was aced
out by the Chrysler Building in 1930, the 55-story neo-Gothic "cathedral of
commerce" became a model for the towers that jazzed up New York's skyline
after World War I and became a global symbol of the city's dazzling presence.

Peter A. Kurilecz CRM, CA
Richmond, Va
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