The Rise of Compliance Man
Ignore him at your peril.
By Len Costa
Posted Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at 4:08 AM PT
In the golden age, back Before Enron (B.E.), Compliance Man was a figure of
fun. Compliance Man wore bad suits. He never went for a beer after work. He
toiled in obscurity, in a location known derisively as the "back office."
Compliance Man was a lawyer or controller by training and a rule-follower by
temperament. He made an earnest living enforcing corporate ethics codes or
trying to and keeping up with all those federal and state regulations his
bosses didn't care about, from equal-opportunity employment to health care to
corporate securities laws.
History detective finds war stories
By Sean Salai
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
The lost stories of America's greatest generation
are like an Agatha Christie mystery waiting to be
solved, says a New Jersey historian visiting the
District this weekend for the dedication of the
National World War II Memorial.
Historian Richard V. Horrell, 49, started a
historical detective agency called "WW2
Connections" in January 2003 to seek out the
stories of servicemen who died on the war's
forgotten battlefields or who lived on as veterans
too shellshocked to discuss their experiences.
Sens. Robert Dole, John Warner to Present Silver Star to WWII Veteran, Holocaust Survivior and Dachau Liberator; Updated
5/26/2004 10:14:00 AM
To: National Desk
Contact: Lisa-Joy Zgorski, 202-285-7396
WASHINGTON, May 26 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Former Sen. Robert Dole and Sen. John Warner presented World War II veteran
Michel Thomas with the U.S. Army's Silver Star for valor at a private ceremony at the WWII Memorial Tuesday. Both
Senators are also veterans of WWII.
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Oak Hill 20 tons lighter after purge By LINDA WALTON
News-Journal Correspondent Last update: 25 May 2004
OAK HILL -- Spring cleaning at City Hall has reached the stage of massive proportions
with the disposal of enough paperwork to represent a good sized forest of trees.
In fact, the city got rid of 1,855 pounds of paper that was jamming files, filling overflowing
boxes and causing city commissioners to debate if more space for additional filing
cabinets was needed for the city offices.
"It represented 106,000 pieces of paper that if laid end to end would reach more than 20
miles," said Steve Lewis, who was hired by the city to pare down the paperwork and
initiate a coded filing system where documents and information can be found easily.
Marshall wants control of files
By Diane C. Beaudoin
TOWNSEND -- Police Chief
Erving Marshall Jr. has asked all
correspondence from the Police
Department kept in the
selectmen's office be returned to
Columbia Basin Herald
PUD hears plea for public-records help
Posted: Tuesday, May 25, 2004 - 04:48:09 pm PDT
By Erik Olson
Herald staff writer
Lawsuit has generated requests for thousands of documents
The Grant County PUD needs help handling public-records requests, its auditor
told commissioners at their Monday business meeting in Soap Lake.
Auditor Kim Justice requested the commission for an extra full-time equivalent
position to handle the "avalanche" of recent requests for public records.
Many of the requests have been generated from a lawsuit the PUD filed against
Prosser-based utility Benton REA. The PUD accused Benton REA of
racketeering when it became a service provider on the PUD's Zipp network.
Vic centralizes records archive
Julian Bajkowski, Computerworld, Sydney
The Public Record Office of Victoria (ProV) has announced it will develop and roll out a
centralized digital records archive for the entire Victorian government.
Enterprise content management vendor Documentum won the lion’s share of the tender, with
systems integration to be undertaken by archival specialists DMR.
Digitization tech in use to preserve world cultural heritage
www.chinaview.cn 2004-05-26 20:23:59
LANZHOU, May 26 (Xinhuanet) -- Digital technology is being utilized at cultural relics protection and collection institutes all over the world to intensiffy the endeavors to conserve the world cultural heritage in Dunhuang, northwest China's Gansu Province.
Dubbed "Digital Dunhuang", the ongoing program will help pool in a virtual way all the treasures
from Dunhuang, which are scattered at different museums, libraries and research institutes around the world, Dunhuangologists believe.
HACKNEY SCHOOLS ARCHIVE PROJECT IS FIRST ROOTS
& WINGS WINNER
By David Prudames 25/05/2004
A project giving primary school children from the London
Borough of Hackney the chance to create their own historic
archives has been named the overall winner of the first Roots &
Organised by Curiosity and Imagination, the national network
dedicated to providing interactive learning for children, Roots and
Wings aims to celebrate projects that use heritage in education.
Hi-tech history for kids
A LETTER from Bonnie Prince Charlie and an eye-witness account of the Battle of Culloden are helping bring history to life in Scottish classrooms.
Microsoft lawsuit leads to e-mail
Paul Roberts, IDG News Service,
Microsoft is digging deeper into its stores
of electronic correspondence after a US
District Court judge instructed the
company to provide more information
about a four-year-old email from a
company vice-president that told
employees to delete email after 30 days.
Microsoft will comply with the new
instructions, which were issued in a patent
infringement and antitrust case brought by
Appellate court rules priests' records aren't sacred
By Tona Kunz Daily Herald Staff Writer
Posted Wednesday, May 26, 2004
The Rockford Catholic Diocese must allow trial judges to review internal
church documents when clergy are accused of crimes, Illinois' 2nd Appellate
Court ruled Tuesday.
The court -- not the church -- gets to make the determination whether to keep
information out of the courtroom, justices wrote in the opinion.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Hundreds of old prescriptions were stored in
Walgreens public restroom
By Eun-Kyung Kim
Of the Post-Dispatch
Hundreds of prescriptions more than a decade old
were being stored in an unlocked file cabinet in a
Walgreens public restroom in Creve Coeur, an
apparent violation of federal privacy law.
The worn four-drawer cabinet with a faux marble
countertop sat in the women's restroom as late as
Tuesday afternoon. The drawers sat beneath the
paper towel dispenser, between the sink and a
full-length, padlocked locker. A tug on one of the
cabinet's rusty handles revealed prescriptions
bundled by date, usually about a month's worth in
26 May 2004
Essex Fire Extinguishes Paper To Put
Essex Fire, the largest county brigade in the UK, has invested in
information management technology to circulate vital information
to staff and the general public via the Internet. The investment will
save Essex Fire £10,000 per year in administrative costs alone by
removing the need for paper-based information.
Peter A. Kurilecz CRM, CA
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