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Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Newspaper) - April 1, 1997, Walla Walla, Washington 6 a 3lla Walla Union bulletin tuesday april 1, 1997 nation world online harassment Sparks Call for rules in Polis my. A Jayne Hitchcock wanted to let other writers know about a new York Agency asking for $225 to review her Book so she posted a warning on the internet. Before Long she was Quot mail bombed Quot with More than 200 electronic mail missives. Her name Telephone number and address appeared on racist and sex newsgroups inviting suitors to Call her or come to her Home Day or night. None of this was illegal although Maryland lawmakers have proposed a ban on Anonymous messages that a annoy abuse torment harass or Embarrass Quot the recipients. Hitchcock considers it a National problem Quot if i have to go state to state to get something done then i she said. Quot i guess they thought i d just shut Down my computer and go Only a handful of states a Michigan. Alaska. Oklahoma and Wyoming a have made email or internet communications subject to the criminal Laws that prohibit harassment or stalking. It is relatively uncharted Legal territory and authorities must be cautious said James love of the Washington. consumer project on technology. Founded by consumer activist Ralph Nader. A it s one thing to say something be permitted. It s another thing to say what the remedy should be Quot love said. A a lot of annoying behaviour should be Cynthia Rmistead Smathers of Atlanta believes she became a target during an email discussion of advertising last june. She received Nasty emails from the account of Richard Hillyard of Norcross a. And then received messages sent through an a Vanony Mous an online service that masks the sender s identity. Hillyard s internet service provider cancelled his account but Armistead Smathers then received messages from the centers for disease control and prevention in Atlanta where he worked. Then she got thousands of messages from men who had seen a posting of a nude woman listing Here mail address a photo Jayne Hitchcock looks at Quot the abuse of use net Quot web Page which outlines the ways which she was harassed after putting out a warning about a new York literary Agency. And offering sex during the Atlanta olympics. Police said there was Little they could do until she got an Anonymous message from someone saying he had followed Armistead Smathers and her 5-year-old daughter Home from their Post office Box. A people say a its online. Who cares it Isnit Well this is Armistead Smathers said. A a it a a matter of the same kind of Small minded bullies who maybe have done things in real life but they have the Power of anonymity from behind a keyboard where they think no one will find them. Hillyard who was charged with stalking acknowledged getting into an online argument with Armistead Smathers Over the summer but said he did no to Send the subsequent messages. Similar complaints have spawned a cottage Industry in tracking harassers. Lynda Hinkle launched women halting online abuse based in Pine Hill n.j., after she was harassed. The group is pursuing about 20 Active cases. The guardian Angels which started out patrolling new York City subways has launched Cyb Rangels to help those who complain of online harassment. Freedom comes at a Price for Mink Blenheim. Ontario apr when american animal rights activists freed hundreds of minks from an Ontario fur farm Over the weekend they apparently forgot about one thing Mother nature. About 1,500 of the animals escaped Early sunday when their cages were opened and holes were Cut in the Fence. Farm owner Bill Mclellan however said about 100 have since died from exposure others were killed fighting with other minks and another 30 were hit by cars on nearby roads. Most of the animals were recaptured but 200 Are still on the Loose. Five americans Are charged with breaking and entering and mischief. 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