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John Kelly's Commons: May 3, 2009 - May 9, 2009

I'm a Hacker, Give Me Money

So hackers have stolen the state of Virginia's pharmaceutical records and want $10 million to give them back. The hackers have threatened to sell the data if they don't get the ransom. Hollywood makes hackers out to be some sort...

By John Kelly  |  May 8, 2009; 9:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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How Much Is That Doggy in the Cancer Ward?

Here's a picture that didn't make it into today's column: That's Dr. Nancy Bromberg, canine ophthalmologist, examining Grizzly. Grizzly was fine, eyes-wise, as were all the dogs I saw Dr. Bromberg examine yesterday. But what if they hadn't been? How...

By John Kelly  |  May 7, 2009; 9:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Rubbed the Wrong Way: That Horse Massage Case

The case before Judge David A. Boynton of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County yesterday afternoon was about a Maryland woman's right to massage horses. But it was also about her right to massage humans. And there was the...

By John Kelly  |  May 6, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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We're All Going to Die; Get Used to It

Did you hear about 18th Street being closed yesterday morning near I St. NW? Yep, police blocked off the road after a suspicious package was found. And what was the suspicious package? Here, in full, is the story that ran...

By John Kelly  |  May 5, 2009; 9:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Where in Washington?

Last week's postcard wasn't the ballpark where the Bowie Baysox play, as many of you guessed, but the home of the Frederick Keys: Harry Grove Stadium. Jeremy Bird of Ithaca, N.Y., sent in the first correct answer. Now here's this...

By John Kelly  |  May 4, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Who'll Stop the Rain?

There's something impressive about looking at the five-day weather forecast and seeing: MONDAY: Rain. TUESDAY: Rain. WEDNESDAY: Showers, followed by rain. THURSDAY: Sunny, high in the mid-70s. (Just kidding: Rain.) FRIDAY: Rain. The weather map in the paper looks like...

By John Kelly  |  May 4, 2009; 9:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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