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Computer and telephone monitoring in the workplace (access required)

By Declan C. Leonard and Stephanie D. Wilson Technological advances in recent years have significantly enhanced an employer’s capability to monitor the behavior and actions of its employees, including e-mail and telephone communications, as well as Internet use. A recent ...

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An IT shortcut: Acronyms, explained PDQ (access required)

By Henry B. Chace We live in a world of acronyms and shortcuts. The world of IT (information technology) is awash in a sea of lettered abbreviations of definitions, many of which you may not want to know. But when ...

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A scan in time can zap pre-installed viruses in new gadgets (access required)

By Larry Fiorino The latest tech gadgets are exciting to own and even more fun to use. From MP3 players to portable GPS systems, technology has given Americans more options for digitalizing their everyday lives than ever before. However, owning ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

Patricia I. Elliott has joined the Washington, D.C. office of Troutman Sanders LLP as of counsel in its health care practice group. Her practice focuses on health care and public health law, and disaster preparedness and response issues affecting critical ...

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Kaine: No major changes in state roads bill (access required)

HOPEWELL—Major provisions of Gov. Timothy M. Kaine’s nearly $1 billion annual highway funding plan will remain fundamentally unchanged from the draft he outlined six weeks ago, Kaine said Monday night. Kaine’s bill incorporating the new statewide tax and fee proposals ...

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Contractor’s mistake makes historic home more authentic (access required)

NEWPORT NEWS—Kimberly McKnight didn’t want new gutters on her home, but she got a free set. And the new ones are going to be historically accurate, all because of a contractor’s mistake. Workers for Josh Powers Seamless Gutters mistakenly removed ...

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Protesters say Northern Va. school teaches violence (access required)

ALEXANDRIA—More than a dozen people protested outside a private Islamic school in Northern Virginia that they say teaches violence and intolerance. The protest last Tuesday at the Islamic Saudi Academy near Alexandria comes a week after a federal commission found ...

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Proposal would erase ban on tattoo shops in Suffolk (access required)

SUFFOLK—A ban on tattoo shops in Suffolk could be on its way out. The city in south Hampton Roads is the lone locality in the region that still bans tattoo businesses. A public hearing tomorrow will gauge public sentiment for ...

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Fairfax seeks authority to remove graffiti (access required)

FAIRFAX—Fairfax County supervisors are considering a measure that would allow the county to remove graffiti from private property when the owner refuses to do so. The measure would take effect in July if approved at a meeting on June 30. ...

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U.S. Supreme Court turns down appeal from 4th Circuit decision (access required)

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court on Monday rejected, without comment, an appeal by Progress Energy Inc. in a labor law dispute. At issue is whether companies and employees can settle Family and Medical Leave Act disputes without court oversight. The law provides ...

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