Washington Times 02/06/01
Clinton Library funds to help pay rent

by Frank J. Murray
The unprecedented $300,000-a-year subsidy former President Bill Clinton has
offered to help rent a penthouse office on fashionable 57th Street in New
York City will come from tax-exempt donations intended to build and endow
his presidential library in Little Rock.
The unique arrangement, announced to end criticism of renting luxury offices
that cost more than those of all other living former presidents combined,
was not described to potential donors of the William J. Clinton Presidential
Foundation, who were asked to build the presidential library. The New York
rent subsidy may run afoul of complex regulations of the Internal Revenue
Service and Arkansas' charities watchdogs.

Arkansas Democrat Gazette 02/06/01
Our Town: Just a warehouse for the dregs

by Richard Allin
THE OLD Balch Motor Co. on LaHarpe Boulevard is beginning to look better and
better as the permanent William J. Clinton presidential library.
Most of the important documents of the Clinton administration have already
been moved into the refurbished buildings, with the possible exception of
the highway signs that announce that Little Rock was the first capital that
President Clinton called home, whatever that means.
The planned library may be at risk after recent revelations. The Clintons
may have done enough during the last couple of days of their administration
to disgust even their remaining supporters so that thoughts of building a
monumental library over in Murky Bottoms may begin to fade.

Detroit News 02/04/01
Gerald Ford library opens top secret papers

by David Shepardson
ANN ARBOR -- Former President Gerald R. Ford's presidential library at the
University of Michigan is releasing thousands of previously top-secret
documents that could radically reshape history's view of the Vietnam War,
U.S. involvement in Chile and the role of the CIA.
The library has already made public 800 pages of material relating to the
assassination of Chilean President Salvador Allende by military forces led
by Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Later this year, the library will release a
treasure trove of about 2,700 pages taken from the U.S. Embassy by
Ambassador Graham Martin during the fall of Saigon in April 1975.
In total, there are nearly 600,000 pages of classified material that sit in
hundreds of non-descript cardboard boxes in a windowless vault in the

Los Angeles Times 02/06/01
Accord nears on returning salvaged gates of cathedral

by Greg Krikorian
The owner of eight wrought iron gates discarded two years ago from St.
Vibiana's Cathedral moved closer Monday to returning them, but on one
condition: They must be used for a new tribute to the Virgin of Guadalupe.
Although the cathedral has been sold to a private developer and is scheduled
to become a performing arts center and hotel, welder Dan Giles said Monday
that he would sell back the gates only if they are used for their original
function, part of a monument to the Virgin.

New York Times 02/06/01
American communists come home, on microfilm

by Irvin Molotsky
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 - In 1993, John Haynes, a historian at the Library of
Congress, was in Russia meeting with the head of that nation's archives when
he was startled by a sudden remark.
"Did you know that the Comintern has the American Communist Party records?"
the Russian official, Kirill M. Anderson, asked Mr. Haynes. The Soviet
Comintern controlled the Communist parties in the United States and in other
foreign countries.
Mr. Haynes replied that American scholars didn't even know that the records

Washington Post 02/06/01
Another look at Fla. Ballots - for the Archives

by Sue Anne Pressley
MIAMI, Feb. 5 -- In many ways, the scene that unfolded in the Miami-Dade
County elections office today had the all-too-familiar look of the event
that transfixed and bored millions of Americans late last year when the
Florida presidential vote recount was in full swing: squinty-eyed workers
staring at disputed ballots.
But this time, there was no mention of candidates' names. There was no
consulting among workers. None were allowed to touch a ballot. Indeed, they
were not referred to as counters at all, but as "coders."
Today was opening day of the "Florida Ballots Project," an undertaking
sponsored by a group of eight major media organizations, including The
Washington Post, the New York Times and CNN, and carried out by the National
Opinion Research Center, a nonprofit corporation affiliated with the
University of Chicago.

New York Times 02/06/01
Book to highlight role of Oskar Schindler's wife

BERLIN (Reuters) - Hollywood may have written her out of history but Oskar
Schindler's widow is being remembered in a new book aimed at remembering her
role in saving hundreds of Jews from the Holocaust.
Erika Rosenberg, an Argentinian journalist who befriended Emilie Schindler
11 years ago, said she is writing the book to fulfil one of the 93-year-old
widow's last wishes, to tell her story and to correct a historical
``She was not in Oskar's shadows. She worked right beside Schindler and that
is the truth,'' Rosenberg said during a visit to Berlin.
Schindler became a household name after the Academy Award-winning movie by
Steven Spielberg, ``Schindler's List.''

InfoWorld 02/06/01
Site Savvy: Did Microsoft overload its egg basket?
How to avoid its DNS crisis

by Laura Wonnacott
IF YOU WANT to feel vulnerable simply put all your eggs in one basket.
Microsoft's network design, in particular their DNS architecture, is a
perfect example of an overloaded basket of eggs, and now they're walking on
shells. It's sad that the third most-visited site on the Net -- which drew
54 million unique visitors in December, according to Media Metrix -- is
configured with a single point of failure.
Sure, Microsoft pointed to its own technicians for misconfiguring a router,
but the bigger and more basic question is where's the redundancy? In this
situation, Microsoft failed to implement redundancy at the physical,
network, and geographic levels.
I checked in with's network engineer, Derrick Verhofstadt, and
asked him for his valuable insight. In a nutshell, "being single may be a
good thing, but certainly not if you're an Internet service device."
Microsoft used a single router on a single network and in a single location. 02/06/01
Canada's privacy law takes effect

by Melissa Campanelli
Senior Editor
Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act took
effect last month, establishing rules to govern the use, disclosure and
collection of personal information by the private sector.
The law does not apply to U.S.-based companies, but it does cover
any U.S. company with operations in Canada, such as fulfillment or sales
The legislation, also known as C-6, requires foreign marketers doing
business in Canada to secure the explicit consent of a customer before
making commercial use of the customer's personal data. The act also provides
retroactive protection for information collected prior to passage of the
legislation and requires marketers to provide customers with easy access to
their personal information. Companies also must appoint a chief privacy
officer to manage privacy compliance.

New York Times 02/05/01
Groups criticize patient privacy

Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A group of 39 health industry organizations is asking the
federal government to postpone patient privacy rules written by the Clinton
administration, arguing they will hinder those who need medicine quickly.
The new regulations, which will take effect two years after they become
policy on Feb. 26, are meant to keep patient information from being
distributed without consent.
But in a letter sent to Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson
on Monday, the health groups called the rules disruptive and suggested the
health care industry would be severely slowed. The letter asks Thompson to
delay the rules beyond Feb. 26.

New York Times 02/05/01
Hackers steal data on world leaders

Associated Press
GENEVA (AP) -- Computer hackers obtained credit card details and other
personal information for hundreds of attendees of World Economic Forum
meetings, which annually draw such notables as Madeleine Albright, Bill
Gates and Yasser Arafat.
Organizers of the annual gathering confirmed Monday that hackers broke into
a computer containing the credit card numbers and other confidential data.
But they denied reports that former President Clinton had been among the
people compromised.
Anti-globalization protesters appeared to be behind the break-in and there
was no indication the hackers had used any of the information maliciously.

Houston Chronicle 02/06/01
County ordered to share complaints records

by Alan Bernstein
A judge ordered the Harris County Sheriff's Department on Monday to give the
Houston Chronicle records of complaints that deputies used excessive force
against jail inmates and others.
The ruling may end a six-month legal battle over disclosure of the
information. County Attorney Michael P. Fleming, whose staff argued on
behalf of the Sheriff's Department that the records are not public, said his
staff will decide later whether to appeal.
If the county does not appeal, it must turn over the records to the
Chronicle on Feb. 12, according to the ruling in Austin by County
Court-at-Law Judge Orlinda Naranjo of Travis County.
"We are going to analyze the opinion and whether the judge made the right
decisions," Fleming said. "If the law is not on our side, that is just the
way it is."

New York Times 02/05/01
Questions circle Canadian currency

Associated Press
OTTAWA (AP) -- Canadians know that Flanders fields contain poppies, but
whether they grow or blow is in question with the issuing of a new $10 bill.
The new currency, in circulation since Jan. 17, has the opening verse of
Canadian poet John McCrae's famous World War I poem, ``In Flanders Fields,''
on the back:

Cincinnati Enquirer 02/06/01
Special counsel to get Villa Hills records

by Patrick Crowley
VILLA HILLS - A probe into the firing of former Police Chief Michael "Corky"
Brown moved ahead Monday when council ordered the former city attorney to
turn files over to a special counsel.
The special counsel, Covington lawyer Phil Taliaferro, was hired by a
council majority last month to investigate Mayor Steve Clark's firing of Mr.
Brown on Dec. 28.
Monday, during a brief special meeting, council voted 4-1 to have former
City Attorney Lawson Walker - who has also been dismissed by Mr. Clark -
release files pertaining to the mayor and other city business to Mr.
Taliaferro's law firm.

Atlanta Journal Constitution 02/06/01
House Oks block on teacher files
Backed by educators, legislators approve bill prohibiting release of school
workers' data.

by Rhonda Cook
Saying the action was intended to prevent identity fraud, the House approved
legislation Monday that blocks public access to personal information on
teachers and public school employees.
The measure, which covers Social Security numbers, home addresses and
telephone numbers, and individual insurance and health information, was
adopted by a 169-0 vote and now goes to the Senate.
State law already exempts such information from being released from
personnel files under the Georgia Open Records Act for law enforcement
officers, judges, prosecutors, prison workers and scientists with the GBI
Crime Lab. The bill's sponsors include House Speaker Tom Murphy (D-Bremen)
and several key legislators, with the backing of the state's teachers

InfoWorld 02/06/01
The Intelligent enterprise

by Chad Hammond
InfoWorld Test Center
Easy portal access to corporate data sources is a good start, but no
knowledge management solution is complete without the business intelligence
tools to turn data into profitable decisions
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT, or KM, has become an all-encompassing term applicable
to a variety of software products and corporate strategies. That's because
KM isn't exactly an application. Rather, it is a business objective: The
corporation must make the information residing in its databases, file
servers, Web pages, e-mails, ERP (enterprise resource planning), and CRM
(customer relationship management) systems accessible to all of the
employees who need it, when they need it, and in the form they need it in,
thereby cutting the time wasted on searching for particular data and
allowing better business decisions to be made throughout the enterprise.

New York Times 02/06/01
Vatican eyeing Isidore as patron saint of Internet users

VATICAN CITY, Feb 6 - Pope John Paul is considering naming Saint Isidore of
Seville the patron saint of Internet users and computer programmers, Vatican
sources said on Tuesday.
Saint Isidore was nominated two years ago but the Holy See has yet to make a
final decision.

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Wall Street Journal 02/06/01
Continental Airlines loses accounts over its data-disclosure demand

by Scott McCartney
Continental Airlines lost several large corporate accounts last month
because it began insisting that companies that receive discounts disclose
how much they are spending, ticket by ticket, with rival airlines.
Several companies, including Johnson & Johnson
</pj/q-quote.cgi?sym=jnj&type=company> and American Express
</pj/q-quote.cgi?sym=axp&type=company> Co., have dropped Continental as a
preferred provider because the airline insisted that sensitive purchasing
data be given to a third party for analysis in return for volume-based
discounts on travel. The companies gave up discounts on Continental because
they believe the airline shouldn't be able to see -- and, in some cases,
their agreements with other airlines forbid them from disclosing -- what
they spend on other carriers day by day, flight by flight.
"There are very serious privacy concerns and antitrust concerns among
corporations," says Marianne McInerney, executive director of the National
Business Travel Association. "Continental is going to see many more
companies leave."

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Woodside Summit Group Inc
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