Austin Business Journal
Fitness legend gives $1 million to The University of Texas at Austin 13 Reads
AUSTIN, Texas—A gift of $1 million has been pledged to The University of Texas at Austin’s Todd-McLean Physical Culture Collection, the world’s largest and most complete archival collection of materials related to physical fitness, sport training, purposive exercise, bodybuilding, physical education and alternative medicine. The donation was made by Joe and Betty Weider, pioneers in the areas of bodybuilding and publishing. The money will be used to support the work at the Todd-McLean Collection.
“Joe Weider is a legend in the fields of weight training, health and fitness, and Betty has been an icon symbolizing the beneficial effects of exercise and correct eating since the 1950s,” says Dr. Terry Todd, creator and co-director with his wife Dr. Jan Todd, of the Physical Culture Collection. “Jan and I are extremely grateful for their support. We’ve amassed more than 200,000 items in our collection, including books, photos, art, film, video and artifacts on everything from the Olympic movement to naturopathy, vaudeville and ergogenic aids. It’s very gratifying to have people as well-known as the Weiders acknowledge
the importance of this archive.”

Norwich Bulletin
Firefighters save Putnam company's documents
Norwich Bulletin
PUTNAM -- The good work of firefighters from
Putnam and three other departments in halting the
spread of an arson in a converted-mill building early
Saturday helped save almost all the records of a local
accounting firm.
The company, LaPointe, Steele & Co., P.C., of 23
Ballou St., was able to move most of its records to its
Norwich office over the weekend.
"There was only a minimal loss of paperwork,"
Richard Steele, a partner in the company, said
Monday. "We were able to get into the building on
Sunday and have recovered our records and

Calgary Herald
Canadian pilot credited with taking out Rommel
Randy Boswell
CanWest News Service
April 27, 2004
A Canadian pilot long recognized for his Second World War heroics -- including three sorties on D-Day alone -- is now  being credited with knocking legendary German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel  out of action in the crucial weeks following the invasion of Normandy.

Buffalo News
Do you shred?
Shredding documents thwarts dumpster divers seeking personal info
Baltimore Sun
On a recent episode of the NBC-TV
sitcom "Whoopi," Whoopi Goldberg's
character had her identity stolen and her
friend was shocked - not that a 58-year-old
man was passing himself off as her, but
that she doesn't shred.
As more Americans are discovering,
tearing up credit offers and canceled
checks into tiny pieces by hand doesn't cut
it any more.

The Herald Sun
Register of deeds to seek third term
From staff reports
Apr 27, 2004 : 12:40 am ET
DURHAM -- Durham County Register of Deeds Willie L. Covington filed for re-election to
his post Monday.
Covington, who is serving his second four-year term, said he wanted to continue to apply high
technology to his office, which was fully a paper operation when he took over.
The filing period for the primaries opened Monday at noon. Because of a court battle over
legislative district maps, the primaries were delayed from May to July.
"I was looking at the possibility of a second career in some form of real estate, and I came
down and used the office. I found out our operation was totally antiquated. It just struck me as
odd that we in Durham are at the hub of technology and we have a manual operation," he said.

Sun Herald
Posted on Tue, Apr. 27, 2004
Former Lowndes
cornoner turns over
files to successor
Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Miss. - The former coroner in
Lowndes County has turned over five years of files to
his successor, a longtime political rival who Don
Harris said could have been more polite in asking for
Harris gave the files Monday to County Attorney
Tim Hudson. Harris earlier had told officials that most of these records had been destroyed.

The Jersey Journal
Mortgage refinancings trigger flood of documents for county register
Tuesday, April 27, 2004
By John Martins
Journal staff writer
Homeowners and lending institutions weren't the only ones who benefited from
the mortgage refinancing craze of 2003. Hudson County also made off with a
pretty nice take - to the tune of about $9 million.
Since every real estate transaction involves a number of documents that must
be filed with the county, the fees incurred in the process can, depending on
volume, be quite substantial.
When you add to that a percentage from the state-mandated realty transfer
fee, the processing of those documents can easily turn what some might call
humdrum bureaucracy into a cash cow.

Team Reviews Preservation of History
New Era (Windhoek)
April 26, 2004
Posted to the web April 26, 2004
Toivo T Mvula
THE National Steering Committee of the Archives of the Anti-Colonial Resistance and the Liberation Struggle Project (AACRLS) on Wednesday held a brainstorming meeting to promote and speed up the recovery and collection of Namibia's historical memories. (

Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted on Tue, Apr. 27, 2004
U.S. ends bid for records in a
'partial-birth' case
By Gail Appleson
NEW YORK - The federal government said
yesterday that it would drop its fight to obtain
patient abortion records from a Manhattan
hospital so that a widely watched trial
challenging a ban on a late-term abortion
procedure could conclude.

Herald Tribune
Lawmakers to examine teacher records issue
TALLAHASSEE -- A Herald-Tribune public records request has angered school teachers across the state, prodding lawmakers to seek ways to prrevent public disclosure of teachers' Social Security numbers under Florida's open records laws. 
But state lawmakers aren't likely to approve a public records exemption before they are scheduled to adjourn Friday. Instead, the Legislature plans to study the issue over the next several months to prepare a bill for next year.
Crafting an exemption that protects the privacy of teachers and other public employees without complicating the disclosure necessary for their personal financial transactions -- paycheck deposits, pensions, credit applications and the like -- is proving more difficult than expected.

Twin Falls Times-News
Health district looks to help records access
By Dixie Thomas-Reale
Times-News correspondent
JEROME -- Schools and health care facilities could gain automated
access to children's immunization records under a program being
developed by South Central District Health.
That program and others were noted by health district officials during
their budget presentation to Jerome County commissioners Monday.

Archivas, Inc., a provider of open platform archive solutions for
fixed-content, has announced its official launch. The company, which has
received $6M in Series A venture capital funding, has also announced its
Archivas Cluster (ArC) solution and the introduction of its management
team. Archivas has completed a $6 million Series A financing round led
by North Bridge Venture Partners and Polaris Venture Partners. The
funds will support the company's ongoing hiring plans, continued product
development, and execution of its go-to-market strategy.

San Francisco Chronicle
DISK DRIVES: How fast can they go?
Keay Davidson
The ultimate speed of magnetic disk drives is at least 1,000
times slower than previously expected..
So claims a team led by physicist Joachim Stohr of
Stanford's Linear Accelerator Center that includes
collaborators at Seagate Technology, a major manufacturer
of disk drives.
The implications are significant. It means that existing
technology is fast approaching the outer limits of data
storage speed. Beyond the limit, computer scientists will
have to use alternate, "denser" means of data storage that do
not involve magnetic recording.

The Age
One big e-nightmare
April 28, 2004
Electronic messages in all their instant glory have become the norm, but the legal traps for companies are still to be fully realised. Garry Barker reports.
Email, SMS and computer-to-computer instant messaging have become the essential tools of business communication. They are easy, instant and convenient to send and receive anywhere in the world, even on mobile phones and hand-held wireless computers.

April 27, 2004 11:30 AM US Eastern Timezone
Wichita Police Seek Serial Killer Using Laserfiche Technology
LONG BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 27, 2004--It's any cop's nightmare: a serial killer who
disappeared a quarter century ago pops up again, taunting police with clues about unsolved murders. But it's not a nightmare; it's a real case unfolding in Wichita, KS.
Wichita IT analyst Cliff Thomas became part of the search team in early April when local detectives and FBI agents arrived in his office. They told him Wichita police reports stored in the LaserFiche digital records management system contain clues needed to break the case. They've been studying LaserFiche files daily ever since.

Peter A. Kurilecz CRM, CA
Richmond, Va
[log in to unmask]