McCook Daily Gazette
Commissioners consider cleaning
Tuesday, April 20, 2004
Connie Jo Discoe
Red Willow County commissioners and Assessor Sandra Kotschwar discussed the courthouse's "overloaded, almost unsafe upstairs" during the commissioners' regular meeting Monday morning. Kotschwar told commissioners her office has state regulations decreeing what records she can throw out and what she has to keep forever. What she must keep forever can be sent to Lincoln for storage by the Nebraska Records Management Division, Kotschwar said.
Clarksburg Exponent Telegram
For the record
by Darlene J. Taylor
CLARKSBURG -- Efforts to salvage records at the Harrison County Courthouse have
moved to the point that preservation workers are almost ready to catalog documents.
A $30,000 grant from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History will be used
to re-inventory the records. The Harrison County Commission kicked in another
$10,000 so the records -- dating as far back as 1784 -- can be bar coded at the same
National Archives' photos to be restored
By James Kon
The signing ceremony of an MOU between Memorable Impressions Sdn Bhd and the Brunei
Museums Department under the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports was held yesterday
morning at the Brunei Handicraft Training Centre's Art Gallery in Jalan Residency.
With the signing of the MOU, the restoration, reproduction and digitalisation of thousands of
photographs in the National Archives will begin.
Government archives available to masses
www.chinaview.cn 2004-04-19 09:48:33
BEIJING, April 19 (Xinhuanet) -- Residents in Guangzhou, the capital of South China's Guangdong
Province, will soon have access to nearly all official archives as the city pioneers in making government
work transparent to the public.
A large newly built archives, may be the largest in the country, covering an area of some 14,000
square metres. They will be open to the public in late May.
BAT under pressure on Foyle memorandum
By Neil Buckley in New York
Published: April 18 2004 22:16 | Last Updated: April 18 2004 22:16
British American Tobacco is coming under increasing
pressure to hand over a sensitive internal document in
connection with the US justice department's $289bn lawsuit
against US cigarette makers.
A "special master" advising Judge Gladys Kessler, who is
preparing to hear the case in September, has recommended
that she order BAT to hand over the so-called 'Foyle
Notasulga council loosens public
records access policy
The Associated Press
April 20, 2004
The city council has amended its policy that limited access to public records to two
hours a month, opting for a one-hour-a-day rule that requires an appointment and a
"valid reason" to inspect city documents.
The council's 3-1 vote Monday did away with a policy adopted in February that
was described by critics as the most restrictive in Alabama.
St. Petersburg Times
City manager on records chase
Susan Boyer of Crystal River wants the paper that allows a
couple to live within a proposed annexation area.
By COLLEEN JENKINS, Times Staff Writer
Published April 20, 2004
LECANTO - County employees had a surprise visitor Friday afternoon: A Crystal
River Police officer.
The officer showed up at the Lecanto Government Building bearing not handcuffs
or a search warrant, but a written public records request for all county documents
related to the Crystal River couple whose recent change of address might cramp the
city's annexation plan.
AG Jane Brady comments on FOIA at SCAT meeting
By Jim Cresson
Saying she has never jailed anyone for breaking the state’s Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA), Attorney General Jane Brady reminded Sussex County municipal officials
April 7 that they must be diligent in abiding by FOIA’s requirements.
Nearly 130 elected town and county officials listened to Brady’s comments during the
monthly Sussex County Association of Towns (SCAT) dinner meeting at Bridgeville
Parents inundate district with requests
By Bruce Buchanan Staff Writer
News & Record
Guilford County Schools will pay attorneys thousands of dollars to sort through
public records requests filed by parents opposed to a High Point high school
Parents have asked for literally tens of thousands of documents, and Jill Wilson,
attorney for the Guilford County Board of Education, said each of those must be
reviewed by an attorney before it is released.
Student tests University's exam confidentiality rules
Profs, students differ on views
By MATTHEW HUNT
Published , April 19, 2004, 06:00:01 AM EDT
A University decision that forced a professor to give one of his students a copy of
a test prompted differing views among students, administrators and professors
concerning the University policy.
Rod Dishman, a professor in the school of Health and Human Performance, said
he plans to appeal the University's exam policy, and added that allowing a student
to request copies of examinations could potentially threaten academic freedom.
April 20, 2004
Sony Debuts 25-GB Blu-Ray Paper Disc
By Jay Lyman
04/16/04 1:40 PM PT
The key to the paper disc technology lies in the ability to print in fine detail with Blu-Ray's blue
laser, according to Sony senior general manager of optical system development Masanobu
Yamamoto. "Since the Blu-Ray Disc does not require laser light to travel through the substrate, we
were able to develop this paper disc," he said.
WHERE ARE YOU?
Security /Hacking /Analysis
Data security: expect the unexpected
Gavin Smith [19-04-2004]
With the proliferation of operating systems, applications and internet access points (both broadband and Wi-Fi), demand for data backup and storage has grown at an unbelievable rate
Apr. 19, 2004. 07:38 AM
The transcribing business is ancient, conservative, vital A Markham firm bets technology
will transform it
M. COREY GOLDMAN
It was only a matter of time before technology caught up with the transcription business. The image of the prim and proper lady typing on a stenograph machine or mouthing words into a tape recorder is jarring in the age of high-speed Internet.
Markham-based Voice IQ is looking to make that image seem even more obsolescent with software and Internet-based services that allow everything from traffic-court proceedings to legal depositions to House of Commons debates to be digitally recorded, transcribed by humans and filed electronically, ready for retrieval at the stroke of a few keys.
Particle physicists rescue rare vinyl recordings
11:11 20 April 04
NewScientist.com news service
Classic audio recordings preserved on a warped and damaged
records could yet be rescued for future generations using an
optical analysis technique originally developed to keep track of
Many rare vinyl recordings exist in libraries around the world. In
the British Library's National Sound Archive there are more than
a million old vinyl records. But even running a needle across
some of these old records can damage them severely.
New York Times
Safe, Fast-Drying and Said to
By CLAUDIA H. DEUTSCH
Published: April 19, 2004
Anyone who has dealt with waterlogged books or shorted-out computers after a fire knows that dousing flames can be as damaging as the conflagration itself.
But now Tyco International claims that it has a fire suppression system that will make the cleanup a snap. The system, called Sapphire, relies on Novec 1230, a fluorine-based chemical made by 3M. The National Fire Protection Association, association that writes and publishes national fire standards, has deemed Novec to be as effective as existing chemical and gas fire suppressants, without contributing to global warming or depletion of the ozone layer.
Peter A. Kurilecz CRM, CA
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