New for 2010 Annual Conference: Pre-Conference session added!
Winning Presentations: Getting it Right, Anywhere, Every Time
Sunday, June 6: 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
For the first time, PRIMA is offering annual conference attendees the opportunity to attend this ground-breaking, dynamic and interactive half day presentation skills workshop. Presenter Michael Jackson will teach registrants exactly how to create and deliver a top-quality business presentation. Guaranteed to improve the level of any attendee’s presentation skills, this workshop comes complete with a full professional manual and guide, and has already been rated by past attendees around the world as being "the best training they have ever attended."
For more information or to register, visit www.primacentral.org.
Appeals court overturns $1-million Providence, R.I., liability in telephone call recordings
The Providence Journal Share
A federal appeals court in Boston overturned a jury verdict that held the City of Providence, R.I., and two of its former employees liable for more than $1 million in damages and attorneys' fees for illegally recording hundreds of thousands of phone calls at the city's Public Safety Complex. More
Recent violence in Mexico prompts extension of travel advisory
The U.S. State Department has extended its travel warnings to certain parts of Mexico until August. The warnings — specifically discouraging unnecessary travel to Michoacán, Durango, Coahuila and Chihuahua — were extended because of continued drug cartel violence, a press release detailed. More
Municipal threat: Cities weigh Chapter 9
The Wall Street Journal Share
Just days after becoming controller of financially strapped Harrisburg, Pa., in January, Daniel Miller began uttering an obscure term that baffled most people who had never heard it and chilled those who had: Chapter 9. The seldom-used part of U.S. bankruptcy law gives municipalities protection from creditors while developing a plan to pay off debts. Created in the wake of the Great Depression, Chapter 9 is widely considered a last resort and filings under it are more taboo than other parts of bankruptcy code because of the resulting uncertainty for everyone from municipal employees to bondholders. More
More police inside Seattle's downtown transit tunnel
Seattle Post-Intelligencer Share
Dow Constantine, an executive for King County, Wash., said that more sheriff's deputies would be stationed inside Seattle's Downtown Transit Tunnel after a video showed a 15 year old girl beaten while private security guards watched but didn't intervene. More
Officials in Santa Cruz, Calif., push for ordinance over pub crawl after stabbing
San Jose Mercury News Share
A recent early-morning stabbing of four men outside a popular downtown bar is a prime example, city officials say, of why they recently hiked fees for several establishments where problems tend to erupt after last call. More
Airport body scanners have critics, including Pope
Chicago Tribune Share
Pope Benedict XVI has joined civil libertarians and airline safety experts in voicing concern about new airport scanners like the ones destined for O'Hare International Airport and which will provide security officers with near-nude images of airline passengers. More
Cameras change focus on crime watch
The San Diego Union-Tribune Share
In a digital age where cell phone cameras are continually pointed at police, a group of San Diego officers is turning the tables with cameras of their own. The San Diego Police Department has joined a handful of other agencies across the nation to begin testing head-mounted video cameras that record officers' interactions with the public. More
Sheriffs prepare for budget cuts
Cuts to public safety have local sheriffs looking at what jobs they can do without. State lawmakers and local counties are asking law enforcement officers to scale back. "For me, it means I have to make a choice," says Page County Sheriff John Thomas. He's looking at what jobs and programs are absolutely necessary. More