- Making News: FTC and FCC Offer "No-Call" List to Block Telemarketers President Bush today launched the national -Do Not Call- registry that puts telephone lines off limits to telemarketers. In the first three hours, almost a half million people signed up. Those wishing to add their names to the list may call 1-888-382-1222 or sign-up online at DoNotCall.gov. Andy Mollison of the Atlanta Journal Constitution says the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission are -harmonizing- their efforts to regulate telemarketers.
- Reporter's Notebook: Jail Time for Bounty Hunter?
An American bounty hunter beat the FBI to the punch last week in Mexico when he captured Andrew Luster, the Max Factor heir who jumped bail during a trial that led to his conviction for multiple rapes. Fugitive Luster is back in a California prison, but Duane -Dog- Chapman is still in Mexico, where he may have to do time, too. Daniel Hernandez is in Puerto Vallarta, where he-s following the story for the Los Angeles Times.
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