VOL. 116 | NO. 181 | Wednesday, September 18, 2002
A British judge sentenced a 23-year-old man to four months in prison for
playing a video game on his cell phone during a fligh
The University of Memphis hosts the 29th annual Computers
in Cardiology meeting Sunday through Sept. 25 at the Cook Convention Center.
The conference provides an international forum for scientific presentations
focusing on computer applications in clinical cardiology and cardiovascular
research. About 250 scientists and students from 39 countries are expected. A
symposium, Fibrillation and Fibrosis will highlight the event Sunday.
Featured speakers are Peter Spooner, National Institutes of Health director for
extramural programs in arrhythmia, ischemia and sudden cardiac death; Mort
Arnsdorf, former University of Chicago chief of cardiology; Maddy Spach, Duke
University professor of pediatric cardiology; and Andy Wit, Columbia University
associate chair of pharmacology. For information, call 678-3733 or visit www.cinc.org.
The Department of Childrens Services launched a new
Internet magazine, called Kidbits. Visit http://www.state.tn.us/youth/kidbits/index.htm.
Levi Strauss introduced a line of S-Fit slacks that offer
pockets lined with a special material to protect wearers from possible cell
phone radiation. The company said it is not attempting to cash-in on fear about
potential health risks, but is responding to consumer concerns. The slacks are
scheduled for a February introduction in the United Kingdom and will sell for
$68 to $107.
Four operating companies of FedEx Corp. were recognized for
dedication to exceptional services, reliability and on-time performance in the
2002 Quest for Quality survey. FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight and
FedEx Supply Chain Services were among the best providers in their respective
categories by readers of Logistics Management and Distribution report. The
Quest for Quality survey reflects responses from more than 3,000 buyers of
transportation services nationwide.
A British judge sentenced a 23-year-old man to four months
in prison for playing a video game on his cell phone during a plane flight.
Airlines ban the use of cell phones during flights because of concerns such
devices interfere with aircraft electronic systems. The man, who was asked
three times to turn off the phone, was returning from his honeymoon in Egypt.
The judge also recommended airlines confiscate cell phones from boarding