LOS ANGELES – Ronald Reagan, the cheerful crusader who devoted his presidency to winning the Cold War, trying to scale back government and making people believe it was “morning again in America,” died today after a long twilight struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 93.
A judge has given R&B star R. Kelly permission to attend the Grammy Awards, but told Kelly that he had to stay away from his one-time collaborator Michael Jackson.
Neither Kelly’s defense team or the prosecution ever brought up anything regarding a meeting between Kelly and Jackson. According to the Associated Press, both sides claim that Judge Vincent Gaughan made the decision himself. He was unavailable to comment on the verdict.
Jackson, who wasn’t nominated for a Grammy this year, isn’t even expected to attend the event.
Kelly is awaiting trial on 21 counts of child pornography stemming from a tape that allegedly shows him having sex with an underage girl. Police arrested Kelly in June 2002 after receiving the tape anonymously. Jacko is, of course, having problems of his own after being arrested last November on seven counts of child molestation.
Kelly and Jackson have worked together on two tracks. Kelly produced Jackson’s 1995 hit “You Are Not Alone” and last year’s “Give Me One More Chance.”
Kelly is nominated for two Grammys this year for his album Chocolate Factory, which went double-platinum despite being released only a few months after Kelly’s arrest. He is nominated for Best Male R&B Performance and Best Contemporary R&B Album. The Grammy’s will be held on February 8 in Los Angeles. Kelly was ordered to return home to Chicago by February 18.
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A new worm called MyDoom flooding users e-mail boxes is the subject of serious concern among solution providers.
All that the worm needs to propagate is a user that has an open Microsoft Windows preview pane in Outlook. The worm appears to be taking advantage of one of the more recent trends in the malicious code world, randomized e-mail worms that include a ZIP attachment to bypass traditional gateway filters, said Ken Dunham, director of malicious code at Velocitus, Boise, Idaho.
“This worm is taking off like a rocket, with well over 20,000 interceptions in just two hours of it being discovered” he said.
Source: Tech Web
Just a quick entry to let everyone one know that the W32.Klez.H@mm virus is poking around. My system is protected from it but a lot of my clients and friends have been receiving it via email the past week or so. You might already be aware of it but I thought it would be nice to let you know just in case you were not aware. Oh and Symantec just released new virus definitions today, so run live update if you use Norton Anti Virus.