By Dave Wedge and O'Ryan Johnson
January 13, 2006
A cyber vandal broke into a Lawrence newspaper's Web site yesterday,
posting sexist phony news stories about a former female employee.
The articles about the ex-reporter appeared in the business section of
the Eagle-Tribune's site but were taken down after they were
The Eagle-Tribune Publishing Co. issued a brief statement last night
regarding the flap but declined to answer questions.
"The site was compromised," the statement read. "We took it down
immediately and are investigating."
The Web site breach comes just days after an attempt by workers to
join a national newspaper union failed in an employee vote.
Management bitterly opposed the bid by workers to make the
privately-owned paper a union shop.
The ex-reporter involved said last night that she was aware the
material was posted and that she was seeking answers from the
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