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    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
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    CHILDREN at Stair District Library’s Family Story Time toss scarves into the air during an activity. The evening program provided a mix of stories, songs, dancing, crafts and snacks Monday evening. The program is offered at 5:30 p.m. every Monday for five more weeks. The program is designed for three to five year olds and their family.
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    THE INTERVIEW—Evelyn Joughin (right) records the interaction with an iPad while Jack Varga, next to her, asks questions of Morenci Elementary School principal Gail Frey. Morenci senior Sam Cool (standing) listens. Cool serves as the editor for the newspaper written by members of Mrs. Barrett’s second grade class.
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    WRITING CODE—Brock Christle (left), a Morenci fifth grade student, takes a look at the progress being made by fourth grader Anthony Lewis. Libby Rorick, a sixth grade student, is next in a line of girls trying out the coding tutorials. This year marked Morenci’s second year of participation in the Hour of Code project.
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    REMIE RYAN (left) tries to dodge the foam wand held by Hayden Bays during physical education class at Morenci Elementary School. In the background, Lauryn Dominique and Brooklyn Williams stay clear of the tag. Second grade students were working on cardiovascular health on the first day back from vacation. For the record, Safety Tag is a very difficult sport to photograph.
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    MORENCI student Dalton McCowan puts everything into a dead lift attempt Saturday morning during the Wyseguy Push/Pull event. Lifters helped raise more than $1,600 for the family of the late Devin Wyse, a former Morenci power-lifter who graduated last year. Commemorative T-shirts are still available by contacting teacher Dan Hoffman.
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    MACK DICKSON takes a book off the “blind date” cart at the Fayette library. Patrons can choose a book without knowing what’s inside other than a general category. The books are among those designated for removal so patrons can consider them gifts. In Morenci, new books and staff favorites were chosen from the stacks and must be returned. Patrons get a piece of chocolate, too, to take on their date, but no clue about their “date.” One reader said she really enjoyed her book for a few pages, but then lost interest—so typical for a blind date.

Chad King interviewed about computer security 2011.12.21

Written by David Green.

Morenci native Chad King was recently interviewed on a Cleveland television station for tips about computer security issues.

King, the owner of KingPin Computer Services in Cleveland, offers a variety of services ranging from computer repair to data backup.

The WKYC report called December a season for shopping but also for scamming. The reporter gave the example of a woman who clicked on a link that led to a window asking if she would like to renew her anti-virus software. Clicking there actually allowed the virus to infect her computer.

When it comes to internet security, King said, the most common mistake people make is to use one password for all their websites.

King explained that websites can share password information, making it easier for scammers to hack into accounts.

King recommends purchasing YubiKey, an “electronic key” that stores passwords in a virtual vault. To log into a site, you first have to plug the key into your computer.

“This is two-layer security,” King said. “One layer is, I type in my password. The other layer is that I put this key in and this key has to be present. If you don’t have the key, you’re not getting in my vault.”

The report notes that scams generally have a sense of urgency to them, often saying that an account is suspended or a package won’t arrive if information isn’t sent online.

Common scams going around now include:

• A PayPal e-mail saying that your account is frozen.

• An airline confirmation titled: Your Flight Order NXXXXX

• An Amazon.com shipping order.

King also mentioned that fake charities are good at fooling internet users. The Federal Trade Commission website has a charity checklist to help people make sure their money is going to a legitimate group.

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