- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 7, 2002

Study: U.S. a nation of couch potatoes
ATLANTA Americans refuse to get off the couch.
A new government report says seven in 10 adults don't regularly exercise and nearly four in 10 aren't physically active at all.
And despite repeated warnings about the link between a sedentary lifestyle and heart disease and diabetes, the figures haven't budged from 1997 to 2001.
The National Center for Health Statistics released the report today to mark World Health Day as officials prodded Americans to do something anything to become more active.

FBI survey finds computer attacks up
Most large corporations and government agencies have been attacked by computer hackers, but they frequently do not inform authorities of the breaches, an FBI survey finds.
The survey released today found about 90 percent of respondents detected computer security breaches in the past year, but only 34 percent reported those attacks to authorities.
Many respondents cited the fear of bad publicity about computer security.
"There is much more illegal and unauthorized activity going on in cyberspace than corporations admit to their clients, stockholders and business partners or report to law enforcement," said Patrice Rapalus, director of the Computer Security Institute, which conducted the survey with the FBI's San Francisco computer crime squad.

Governor signs bill to cut nuke waste
DENVER Gov. Bill Owens signed a bill that would require public meetings and state approval before any toxic waste could be shipped into Colorado.
The bill, signed Friday, had been rushed through the General Assembly in an effort to prevent a Colorado company from accepting a shipment of 470,000 tons of radioactive soil from a Superfund cleanup site in New Jersey.
The company, Cotter Corp., planned to dump the soil in disposal ponds in Canon City, Colo.

Former narc jailed for aiding drug gangs
PHILADELPHIA A former narcotics officer convicted of leaking information to drug dealers about impending raids has been sentenced to 6 years in jail.
At a sentencing hearing Friday for Kenneth Spencer, 34, prosecutors said the six-year veteran told his girlfriend about one 1998 raid that allowed drug-gang members to hide their drugs and clear the area before police swooped in.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory Paw said that on another occasion Spencer accepted $2,800 from a drug dealer to reveal the identity of an undercover officer, and also disclosed police surveillance routes and which dealers were under investigation.

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