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Malicious computer hackers could soon face life in prison for some computer crimes, according to a bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives, The British Broadcasting Corp. reports.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

On the Net

The House passes a new Internet child-porn ban, losses at Palm continue, and other news from the World Wide Web.
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Ashcroft: New child porn law court-proof

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- The Justice Department has crafted a new child pornography law that will survive constitutional muster, unlike the one struck down by the Supreme Court last mon
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Wiretap bill reaches House floor

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Legislation passed by the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday would give federal law enforcement officials broader authority to eavesdrop on suspected pedophiles. The "Child Sex Crimes Wiretapping Act of 2001," H.R. 1877, passed the committee on a l
SCOTT R. BURNELL, UPI Science Correspondent

Panthers add backfield punch

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 20 (UPI) -- The Carolina Panthers addressed their backfield situation Wednesday by signing unrestricted free agent running back Lamar Smith, who had been with the Miami Dol

Dolphins trade for Ricky Williams

MIAMI, March 8 (UPI) -- The Miami Dolphins acquired running back Ricky Williams from the New Orleans Saints Friday for a first-round pick in 2002 and a third-round pick in 2003 that ca

Williams says he's headed for Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 7 (UPI) -- Ricky Williams says he is headed for the Miami Dolphins in a trade that could be completed as early as Thursday. But, his current team, the New Orleans Saints,

Robert Edwards signs with Dolphins

MIAMI, March 6 (UPI) -- All the speculation is swirling around Ricky

Living-Today: Issues of modern living

THE WAR ON DRUGS President Bush on Tuesday formally unveiled his $19.2 billion National Drug Control Strategy to reduce illegal drug use among Americans.
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Cybersecurity law draws broad support

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The computer industry and Justice Department lined up at a House hearing Tuesday to applaud legislation for increasing penalties for cybercrime and giving Internet service providers wider latitude in sharing information with law enforcement.

Miami-Baltimore preview

MIAMI, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Baltimore (10-6) at Miami (11-5)

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Zook succeeds Spurrier at Florida
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Lamar Smith
MIA2001010607 - 06 JANUARY 2001- MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA: Miami Dolphin runningback Lamar Smith (26) in first half action against the Miami Dolphins January 6, 2002. The Miami Dolphins beat the Buffalo Bills 34-7 at Pro Player stadium in Miami, Florida. Lamar Smith ran for a record 158 yards. mk/sk/Susan Knowles UPI

Lamar Smith (1892 – August 13, 1955) was a U.S. civil rights figure, black farmer, World War I veteran and an organizer of black voter registration. He was shot to death in broad daylight at close range on the lawn of the Lincoln County courthouse in Brookhaven, Mississippi. Some contemporary reports say there were many white witnesses, including the local sheriff, who saw a white man covered with blood leaving the scene. No witnesses would come forward and the three men who had been arrested went free.

Smith apparently had attended meetings of the Regional Council of Negro Leadership (RCNL), probably the largest civil rights organization in the state. He was also a personal friend of the RCNL's president, Dr. T.R.M. Howard of Mound Bayou, Mississippi. Smith's murder was one of several racially motivated attacks in Mississippi during 1955. The other incidents included the murder of George W. Lee, a civil rights leader in Belzoni (May), the killing of Emmett Till, a black teenager visiting from Chicago (August), and the shooting of Gus Courts (December), a civil rights associate of Lee in Belzoni. The Smith case was cited in the NAACP's pamphlet M is for Murder and Mississippi.

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