Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Microsoft Word: `Virus' Scare Is Only a Hoax

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Microsoft Word: `Virus' Scare Is Only a Hoax

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BAD, BAD ROBOT: Microsoft Network Member Support is advising local recipients of a "system administrator" e-mail to disregard a request for credit card and address information to replace data lost to a virus left behind by a "disgruntled former employee." It's all a hoax, says Microsoft, attributable to a hacker called the Naughty Robot, who has sent thousands of fake messages. Keep your credit info to yourself.

INNOVATIONS: Sara and Harman Moseley III have added something new to their five Cafe Paradisos - a store within the stores that vends cheese and spinach, dinner and dessert crepes. In fact, Parisian chefs Philippe and Jean Luc Habassi are preparing 26 kinds of crepes. (Cafe Paradiso has locations in Clayton, Chesterfield, Kirkwood, Creve Coeur and Town & Country). Meanwhile, word around Nooney Krombach is that broker Jim Smith has reached a verbal agreement with the Moseleys and George James of HiPointe Theatre fame to operate a five-screen movie house in the space once occupied by the Chase Club. That is, if and when Bill Stallings secures financing to buy the Chase Hotel and Park Plaza Apartments. The theaters would be modeled on the posh screening rooms that once were offered on our town's Film Row and in Hollywood studios.

AD INFITEM: In case you're still wondering why Raston Purina might be considering a move from downtown, there's an interesting theory in the March 3 issue of Stapleton's Missouri Political Newsletter. It says: " . . . St. Louis' revenue collector is considering a tax on salary options paid to corporate executives. Purina president William Stiritz cashed in options worth $4.7 million in 1996 - and has received new options worth $16.5 million." LEGAL BRIEFS: The Justice for All Ball, last Saturday at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, raised $75,000 for access to justice. Among the barristers on hand, including honorary chairs of the ball: Wayman F. …

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