Amtrak announces its first class of writers in residence – LA Times

http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-amtrak-announces-first-class-of-writers-in-residence-20140924-story.html

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Hundreds of criminal activities reported at Miami-Dade libraries in past 6 months | News – Home

“MIAMI – Records show more than 430 incidents of criminal activity, theft, vandalism, disturbances, sexual misconduct and children being left alone inside Miami-Dade County’s public libraries in the past six months.

Local 10 News investigative reporter Jeff Weinsier spent weeks reviewing hundreds of incident reports generated from inside the county’s 49 public library branches.

All of the reports are authored by librarians who are often the the target of verbal abuse.”

via Hundreds of criminal activities reported at Miami-Dade libraries in past 6 months | News – Home.

Boulder Public Library narrows code of conduct as it targets ‘disruptive’ behavior – Boulder Daily Camera

“The Boulder Public Library is seeking public comment on revisions to its code of conduct that remove many specific rules while giving library staff broader discretion to intervene to stop “disruptive” behavior.

Gone are explicit rules about eating, having large bags and washing hair and clothes in restroom sinks. Instead, the proposed new code of conduct opens with a welcome message that states the purpose of the code of conduct and the appropriate uses of library space.”

via Boulder Public Library narrows code of conduct as it targets ‘disruptive’ behavior – Boulder Daily Camera.

BBC News – Museum reunion for Colossus computer veterans

The largest gathering of veterans who operated the Colossus code-cracking computer in World War Two has been held at Bletchley Park.

The operators met at the National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) which has a replica of the pioneering machine.

It was held after publicity around Colossus’s 70th anniversary led many former operators to contact the museum.

via BBC News – Museum reunion for Colossus computer veterans.

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