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Ohio Police Chief Suspended For Leaving Gun In Library

Anonymous Patron writes "Here's A Followup on the police chief who left a loaded gun at the library.Reynoldsburg Chief Jeanne Miller recommended her own punishment after fellow officers confronted her about the episode and she told her superiors.

Miller said she left her 9 mm pistol inside her purse on a chair at the Reynoldsburg Public Library in January. She realized her mistake after she drove off, then raced back to get it after calling other officers for help."

DA: Read this book and charges will be dropped

A prosecutor has a deal for five teenagers arrested during the New England Patriots' Super Bowl parade: If they read a book that tells the story of drugs and desperation in a Boston neighborhood and write a report about it, he'll drop the charges.The book Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley wants them to read is Michael Patrick MacDonald's memoir "All Souls," about growing up in South Boston projects. The youngsters must write a 2,500 word essay about the book. From The AP, thanks Michael.

Mystery & Influence of Carnegie's Libraries Reveal

search-engines-web.com/ sends " this piece from the Cincinnati Enquirer about Carngie Libraries.

So, why is the Carnegie name on thousands of libraries? Because American industrialist Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) paid for the buildings, which were built primarily in America but also in English-speaking countries around the world.Many people believe Carnegie funded the program to ease his conscience. He was a ruthless entrepreneur, frequently referred to as a "robber baron," who helped build the nation's steel industry.

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Carnegie wanted all to have libraries

Anonymous Patron writes "Carnegie wanted all to have libraries is a Cincinnati Enquirer piece on American industrialist Andrew Carnegie. Many people believe Carnegie funded the program to ease his conscience. He was a ruthless entrepreneur, frequently referred to as a "robber baron," who helped build the nation's steel industry."

Ex-NYT Reporter Jayson Blair To Speak at AZ Library

As part of Black History Month, the library in Glendale, AZ has invited former New York Times journalist to speak there on February 19. Blair of course is the reporter who fabricated stories and sources over a period of time and also engaged in plagiarism; his resignation from the Times resulted in the subsequent resignations of both the NY Times Executive Editor and Managing Editor. He later wrote a book about the debacle, "Burning Down My Master's House."

Blair subsequently disclosed that he suffers from manic depression; he believes that his illness was partly to blame for the scandal. Librarian Cynthia Landrum expects that Blair's appearance will bring a large crowd, and that issues of mental health among African-Americans will provoke an interesting discussion.
Arizona Central

Using Your Mugging Victim's LIB Card Can get you ID'ed

search-engines-web.com sent over One From Ohio on a sharp eyed Toledo police office.An off-duty Toledo police officer recognized George Beakas' name when the suspect entered the Main Toledo-Lucas County Public Library downtown about 10:15 a.m. and tried to get videos using Mr. Beakas' library card. The officer went to look for the suspect, who fled. He was located at Madison Avenue and Ontario Street.

Note to criminals: If you rob and assault someone, don't use their library card to try to get some videos.

One Hundred Years Ago -- Einstein's "Miraculous Year"

An exhibit at the University of Buffalo celebrates the centennial of Einstein's famous theory of relativity, and commemorates his passing fifty years ago. The UB exhibition which is updated regularly, was produced by David Bertuca, assistant librarian. Among other things, it offers a link to the Albert Einstein Archives, which Bertuca says, contains "Everything imaginable on the man and his works, including kid's pages and a page of sound files and video clips.

Press release on the newly released site and it's offerings at University of Buffalo .

Canadian Library bomber jailed two years

Anonymous Patron writes "The Globe and Mail: Library bomber jailed two years A Quebec judge described the firebombing of Montreal's United Talmud Torah school as a hate-fuelled act of terrorism yesterday and sent its 19-year-old author to a federal penitentiary for two years.

With an emotionless gaze, Sleiman El-Merhebi rose in the prisoner's box to hear Quebec Court Judge Jean Sirois deliver his punishment. The teenager avoided eye contact with his father, Khaled, the patriarch who brought his family to Canada from war-torn Lebanon 17 years ago to seek a new life of peace and tranquillity."

Arizona Sex offender guilty in case tied to library

Anonymous Patron writes "Sex offender guilty in case tied to library A convicted sex offender pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexually exploiting a minor in a case that changed the way computer users at Phoenix public libraries access the Internet.

Charlton Ward, 33, will serve 28 years in prison and be placed on lifetime probation, according to the terms of his plea agreement, Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas said at a news conference.

Ward served time in prison for attempting to molest a child in Pima County in 1997."

New York Times Librarian of the Year

The Reader's Shop writes "Zwire Reports
Barbara Cangiano received the prestigious New York Times Librarian of the Year award for her dedication and humble service to her community. Ms. Cangiano is head of the reference department at the Blackstone Memorial Library."

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