April 17th, 2002

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Know thy enemy: interview with Paula Houston, Utah's porn czar

Paula Houston, Utah's "Obscenity and Pornograhy Complaints Ombudsman," on the Role of the Citizen in Obscenity Law Enforcement

The Utah State Legislature created the office of "Obscenity and Pornography Complaints Ombudsman" in the State Attorney General's office, starting in 2001. Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff appointed former city prosecutor Paula Houston to the position earlier this year.
Some of the duties that the Legislature assigned to the "porn czar" include: providing citizens advice and information on options for obscenity complaints, remedies to address pornography, and the dangers of obscenity and pornography; assist local prosecutors if requested; provide expert advice on strengthening local ordinances; and draft a comprehensive moral nuisance law and model ordinance to discourage obscenity and pornography.

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Career Advice for Budding Early Retirees.

http://rehphome.tripod.com/careeradv.html

Several Retire Early visitors have asked, "What exactly did you do in your career that allowed you to retire so young?" Good question. Obviously, the best advice would be to find the next Microsoft or Dell, get hired into a position with stock options, then retire once you're allowed to sell your shares after the IPO. Failing that, here's what I've found useful.

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