Record of 1789 presidential election
returns to state's archives
United States: Customizing a Modern Records Retention Program
05 July 2004
Article by Robert A. James and Charles R Ragan
The proliferation of business information, especially in electronic formats, is notorious for creating huge challenges for
organizations of all sizes. Researchers estimate that worldwide in 2002, we sent a staggering 31 billion e-mail
messages per day,1 many of which continue to clutter our expensive storage devices. Courts are holding companies
and their executives to high standards for retrieval of records of all types, and are imposing severe penalties for
spoliation and unexcused failures or delays in production; the consequences include fines as high as $25 million,
default judgments, civil contempt and criminal liability (see, e.g., Sarbanes-Oxley Act §§ 802, 1102). And the cost of
scouring every computer drive, voicemail system, fax machine memory chip and file cabinet for responsive records,
even if no relevant data are ever found, can be substantial and raise the stakes for any dispute, investigation or audit.
House panel opens own Berger probe
Democrats seek Justice Dept. records on White House contacts
Thursday, July 22, 2004 Posted: 9:30 AM EDT (1330 GMT)
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The
House Government Reform
Committee launched an
investigation Wednesday into
reports that former Clinton
administration aide Samuel
"Sandy" Berger removed
classified documents from the
National Archives while reviewing
materials for the 9/11 commission.
New York Daily News
Soxy Sandy got
guards to leave
BY JAMES GORDON MEEK
DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU
Thursday, July 22nd, 2004
WASHINGTON - Former national security adviser Sandy Berger repeatedly persuaded monitors
assigned to watch him review top secret documents to break the rules and leave him alone, sources
Berger, accused of smuggling some of the secret files out of the National Archives, got the monitors
out of the high-security room by telling them he had to make sensitive phone calls.
New York Times
July 22, 2004
White House Knew of Inquiry on Aide; Kerry Camp Irked
By ERIC LICHTBLAU and DAVID E. SANGER
ASHINGTON, July 21 - The White House said Wednesday that senior officials in its counsel's
office were told by the Justice Department months ago that a criminal investigation was under
way to determine if Samuel R. Berger, the national security adviser under President Bill Clinton,
removed classified documents about Al Qaeda from the National Archives.
Archives Must Review Security
South Florida Sun-Sentinel Editorial Board
Posted July 22 2004
An investigation into whether a former highlevel
Clinton administration official stole
classified documents from the National
Archives is too serious to just kick around like
a political football.
Archives Staff Was Suspicious of Berger
Why Documents Were Missing Is Disputed
By John F. Harris and Susan Schmidt
Washington Post Staff Writers
Thursday, July 22, 2004; Page A06
Last Oct. 2, former Clinton national security adviser Samuel R. "Sandy"
Berger stayed huddled over papers at the National Archives until 8 p.m.
What he did not know as he labored through that long Thursday was that
the same Archives employees who were solicitously retrieving documents
for him were also watching their important visitor with a suspicious eye.
Hill set to probe Berger's
By James G. Lakely and Stephen Dinan
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Congress soon will begin an investigation into
how and why a former foreign-policy adviser to
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John
Kerry illegally removed or lost several topsecret
anti-terror documents from the National
Los Angeles Times
FBI Spurns Energy's Request to Investigate Lab's
By Ralph Vartabedian
Times Staff Writer
July 22, 2004
Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham said Wednesday that he wanted the FBI to investigate the loss of
classified computer disks at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. But FBI officials in New Mexico say
they will only monitor the case.
New York Times
Idle at Los Alamos: A Weapons Lab as Its Own Worst Enemy
By RALPH BLUMENTHAL
LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 21 - Sixty years after he arrived here at the nation's most secretive
weapons laboratory to help build the atomic bomb, Paul Numerof was back this week. But he could
have wished for a better welcome.
Carrying notes for a memoir of his Manhattan Project days, which he wanted to research in the vaunted
Bradbury Science Museum, Dr. Numerof, 82, a retired pharmaceutical executive from Vail, Colo., found
the museum doors locked - an unlikely casualty of the security lapses that have shut down the Los
Alamos National Laboratory as never before in its long and stirring history. That would not have
happened in his time, he said; in those days, security "was tight, really tight."
Byte and Switch
Vendors Descend on Los Alamos
Closure of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Friday, following a major security breach, has storage networking
vendors on the horn selflessly offering their help in this time of national emergency.
Daily Texan questions A&M business school rank
By Shawn C. Millender
Published: Thursday, July 22, 2004
Officials at Mays Business School are furious over questions about its record being
questioned by an article Monday in the University of Texas' student newspaper, The
Daily Texan writer Lomi Kriel questioned the validity of the school's ranking in April's U.
S News and World Report graduate school rankings.
The Huntsville Times
Library volunteers bring old county records
Ceremony honors dedicated workers for sorting mess
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By STEVE NOWOTTNY
Times Staff Writer [log in to unmask]
It's a thankless task.
For the past three years, volunteers have been beavering away in the Madison
County Records Center. Their mission? To clean, repair and inventory
thousands of documents dating back to 1810, then index them and put them
There's a lot of ground to cover. Marriage licenses. Naturalization certificates.
Tax dockets. Probate records. A thankless task.
Board OKs vote on town clerk's term
By VÍctor Manuel Ramos
July 22, 2004
North Hempstead residents, or at least those who attended a
Tuesday night board meeting, do care about the reams of papers
archived by the town clerk's office - and they want to hold someone
accountable for the long-term care of the documents.
News & Star
New ancestral home!
Published on 22/07/2004
Tim Heslop: New home is a
By Natalie Wilson
CUMBRIANS wanting to trace their family ancestry will be able to do so in the
impressive surroundings of a Victorian mansion on the outskirts of Carlisle.
The derelict Lady Gilford House, which stands in its own grounds off Petteril
Bank Road, will get a new lease of life as the home of north east Cumbria’s
Peter A. Kurilecz CRM, CA
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