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March 22, 1988


By CBR Staff Writer

Must be quite a relief for Austrians to be confronted with a national scandal that isn’t involved with the fact that they elected a president who told blatant lies in his memoirs, but news that their sons are misusing information technology to consort with prostitutes is not likely to do much to improve national morale: according to the Evening Standard, the Treibach Grammar School, stunned by a UKP2,000 electronic mail bill run up by the school computer, checked with the phone company, whose investigations revealed that sixth formers had cracked a restricted circulation access code to the local cat-house and making assignations with the ladies of the night; the precocious lads face expulsion and fraud charges, and their parents the phone bill.

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