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Monday, December 25, 2006

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Breaking NEWz you can UzE...
compiled by Jon Stimac

Police Search for Fingerprints in Club Shooting CHICAGO TRIBUNE, IL - Dec 21, 2006 ...investigators have collected bottles and barware from a nightclub in hopes of finding tell-tale fingerprints...

Lotz Murder: Shock Finding INDEPENDENT ONLINE, SO AFRICA - Dec 21, 2006 ...experts have concluded that fingerprint evidence linking a murder was lifted off a different surface...

Police Go High-tech to ID Fingerprints HERALD NET, WA - Dec 19, 2006 ...copying the palm gives officers more to work with...

Canadian Thief Thanks Judge for Sentence CBC NEWS, CANADA - Dec 14, 2006 ...suspect confessed his crimes after fingerprints were found that connected him to break-ins...

Recent CLPEX Posting Activity
Last Week's Board topics containing new posts
Moderated by Steve Everist
[ Poll ] Poll regarding part-time examination duties
clpexco 24 Dec 2006 09:52 pm

[ Poll ] Levels of Certainty
Strict Scrutiny 24 Dec 2006 04:21 pm

DNA transfer from fingerprint brush?
I. Farrell 23 Dec 2006 05:14 pm

IAI Crime Scene Cert. Prep Course
jpadilla5 21 Dec 2006 08:20 am

Latent Print Openings in Fairfax County, Virginia
Bill 20 Dec 2006 04:27 pm

Processing Fired Cartridge Casings
gherrera 20 Dec 2006 08:22 am

What are they teaching in our colleges????
Angie 18 Dec 2006 10:59 pm

John's Quote about Confidence and Probabilities
g. 18 Dec 2006 04:58 pm



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Last week

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My understanding, from talking to our Operations Team, is that there was a DNS record error that caused the bouncing/disabling.  This was discovered early this morning (last Monday) and corrected by 11:15am PST.  This is the first time we encountered this problem. 

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Also, last week David Charlton brought us a very recent report from a legal seminar related to latent print examination

This week

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