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=A Wed., ay, Mayg, Opinion/Community News delivery pays Photo by Debra Coates Qui y NiI School Sol l ra$ av ll the cold ta d llv for I IMi M I urii r this yew. their hard work paid off with a check for $1,300. Class oftlllcers who organized the event are, from left: Beau Blan- ton, vice president; Kristin Moore, secretary; Rachella Wmmer, treasurer, and Darren Beatty, president. The funds will be used to pay for various activities the class has Plam d. By Dave Keller Mallory immediately con- what is known as a denial of ,StaffWdter tacted Feather Publishing'sservice attack was launched An unknown assailant, in an webmaster to trace the source by the hacker. attempt to manipulate the re- of the problem and withdrew"While the surveys on our sults of an online survey about the poll, which was only used site are for entertainment pur- ithe use of ammunition at Sier- on the company's Lassen Coun- poses and are not designed to raArmy Depot, has attacked ty Internet site. be scientific, we are seriously ,Feather Publishing's LassenMallory said the attack ap-concerned about this," Mallory County Internet site. peared to originate from a New said. "As a company that uses The problem was discovered Mexico military base. its Internet site to promote its :last week whena visitor to the The problem, Mallory said, product and the products of Internet site contacted Feather is that a clever hacker, per- our advertisers and to deliver Publishing to notify the corn- haps sitting in a small room in information, it is important to party that they were not being Susanville, Quincy or any- us to protect the integrity of by the site to vote in where else in the world, could what we're doing on our Inter- the online survey, make it appear as if the hacker net site." The complaint prompted is operating from a computer Employees at the company's Kevin Mallory, Feather Pub. in New Mexico. Lassen County operation were lishing's assistant to the pub- The infiltration has been re- told by community members lisher, to investigate the mat- portedto CERT, an agency that that local residents would ,ter. monitors the Department of make an effort to vote in major Mallory monitored the sur- Defense and the private sector, numbers on the Internet site, :vey and immediately noticedMallory said. Mallory said. :that up to 100 votes a minute :were being cast. In:less than three hours, the numbers of votes surged from :about 11,000 to nearly 32,000. The Open burning and open It is a federal offense for a hacker to tamper with a com; demolition of ammunition at mercialInternetsite. 'the Sierra Army Depot in Lassen County is highly con- Specifically, in this case, troversial, and Feather Pub- lishing wanted to see what res- idents thought about the issue on its site, Mallory said. Although a lot of Internet traffic was expected, last week's troubles were not, he said. Normally, a computer user is allowed to only vote once per 24 hours on the Internet site. The hacker, in this instance, was casting votes that opposed stoppage of activities at the de- pot, Mallory said. In fact, the hacker was so- phisticated enough to thrown in occasionally "yes" to try to weaken Feather Publishing's chances of discovering that someone was tampering with the Internet site, Mallory said. "We're now developing a means to prevent this from ha'pl e ilngiV, the fujure," he said. . fl | in folks, and very the event. Telling that I am not a but will do my bestJ with them and I aml cited about the catching their verY on film. Highway 70 Canyon is very now. are What a day each day of this weekend has been. The flowers are blooming, the bees is buzzin', the trees are bloomin', and the grass grows apace and beyond. Mowing and trimming have kept me busy, but the ex- ceptional privilege of being changes. There are outside justifies any labor on fields of lupine, my part. the landscape The best part so far is that are beginning to the deer have left my roses The alone. Perhaps they read my California column a couple of weeks ago agency last and have decided to repay my responding work tolerance. More likely, they Feather River have so much to nibble on munity these days that the roses can CCSD) has wait until everything else be- to the water . gins to dry up. But anyway, I their guardianship am grateful, district close to A woman from the Sacra- I sit on the board mento area, Cindy, has asked and dealing me to photograph her wedding problems has on July 14. She was in Belden for all of us. We are! this last Saturday and I went everything down to talk over their plans, comply with show them some samples of tions, but my work and talk about what limited and our they wanted done. is very small, Belden was absolutely beau- we have tiful. The day was perfect and ton to Tobin. Otis, Belden's resident garden- The state doesn't' er for many years, was work- thing to do with ing his magic with the flowers group of water and grounds. Not having ever done a wedding before--still about had enough. lifes are my thing--I was a lit- pens next is tle apprehensive. But, Cindy but we will and her fianc6 are very nice going as long as we! Your I Quincy: (530) 283-3386 email: SHAPE IT UP! Kay Farris Imagine the excitement of going home is priced at top dollar. All to a car dealership to purchase a that's missing is a buyer. shiny new vehicle. There you see Now imagine you're a prospect a scattering of dusty vehicles for that home. Would you pay the parked helter-skelter around the asking price, given its present building. Some have flat tires, condition? The home is just bcg- others are scratched anddentcd. If ging for a low offer, isn't it? you even make a purchase, would Worse yet, many buyers would you pay their full asking price? walk away, looking elsewhere for Now imagine you're a home- owner planning to sell. Your front the home of their dreams. door needs paint, the yard is Ifyou plan to scll your home, bc choked with weeds, the carpet aware that buyers often offer $2 soiled, and the bathtubs need less for every $1 in needed caulking, repairs. To receive top dollar, What about the price? Most offer your home in model home homeowners want to receive condition - or it's you who will every dollar possible for their pay the price. home. It's only natural. So, the Call Kay or Leah today. 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