Friday, April 30, 2010

David Kernell guilty on Palin Email hack.

I feel sorry for David, he seems more like what was a happy college student, that thought that messing around with the Palin email as a big joke. I doubt he ever thought of it as a specific "attack" against her or even really a "hack".

"David C. Kernell, 22, was convicted on federal charges of destroying records to hamper a federal investigation and unlawfully obtaining information from a protected computer but was acquitted of wire fraud. A mistrial was declared on an identity theft charge.

U.S. District Judge Thomas W. Phillips said he would set a sentencing date after prosecutors decide whether to retry Kernell on the identity theft charge, the Knoxville News-Sentinel reported."

Reported by UPI:
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2010/04/30/UPI-NewsTrack-TopNews/UPI-15061272661140/

And Palin compares it to "Watergate"!
That could lead one to wonder if she thinks of herself as corrupt as Nixon. Just a thought!

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20003921-503544.html

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Jake Kleiman wins second IM norm.

Congratulations to Jake Kleiman!

Jake is one of only seven in the United States listed on the FIDE website with an Title norms for International Master.

The Philadelphia Open saw Memphis’ FM Jake Kleiman earn his second IM norm. Listen to Jake:




Jake will be one of five instructors at the Mid-South Chess Camp (GM Alex Stripunsky, GM Josh Friedel, WIM Alisa Melekhina, FM Jake Kleiman, and Eve Litvak as they prepare to welcome U.S. Champion GM Hikaru Nakamura on June 13-18 to the premier chess camp in the country!


From the Tennessee Chess Association website:
http://tnchess.org/uncategorized/tennessees-jake-kleiman-earns-2nd-international-master-norm