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      September 18, 2001:

-Macpherson Keeps Lead At $75,000 Storm Challenge

09/18/2001 - PWBA
      CAPE CORAL, Fla. - After 30 games at the Coral Lanes, Wendy Macpherson, Henderson, Nevada, maintained her tournament lead at the $75,000 Storm Challenge. Macpherson completed today's 12-game match play round with an 8-4 record (Editor note - players earn 30 bonus pins for each match won during match play rounds) helping bring her pin-fall total to 6,807. Averaging 218.90 during the Challenge, Macpherson holds a 50-pin margin over Kelly Kullick, Union, New Jersey, who knocked down 1,349 pins today en route to a 9-3 record.

      Competing in her 16th year as a member of the Professional Women's Bowling Association, Macpherson is attempting to make her sixth championship round appearance of the 2001 season and 90th of her career.

      "Anyone in contention for the TV finals is going to have to win matches tomorrow, no worse than 50 percent," Macpherson said. "I'd like to close out Wednesday averaging around 220 if I can."

      "One thing to always remember is you can't win a tournament if you're not in the top five. Anyone can win a title as long as you make the final round because you can win from fifth as easy as you can from first."

      Macpherson's task of holding onto the tournament's top-seeded position will present an interesting challenge entering Wednesday's round as the rest of the top five host some of the PWBA's best including Kullick, Liz Johnson (3rd - 6,744), Cheektowaga, New York, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard (4th - 6,660), N. Richland, Texas and Cara Honeychurch (5th - 6,6 39).

      Starting the day in sixth place, Kullick climbed up four positions by averaging 216.23 and earning 270 bonus pins by winning nine matches. Victories over Macpherson and Honeychurch today should give the two-time Team USA member confidence heading into Wednesday.

      A familiar name of late among the tournament elite, Johnson finished today with the best winning percentage-going 9-2-1. In the last two weeks no player has been more successful. Johnson won the first of consecutive titles at the Foundation Games on September 6 and bowled a perfect game at the Paula Carter Classic on September 13 to notch her third championship of 2001.

      Dorin-Ballard, who has appeared in 12 of the 14 TV finals this season, while earning a PWBA-leading five titles, posted a 6-6 record. She ranks first in the PWBA in earnings, competition points and averages.

      Recognized in 2000 as the PWBA Rookie of the Year, Honeychurch has made the championship round ten times this year. She maintains a 214.30 tournament average and finished with a 7-5 record.

      "At the end of the day you have to win matches," said Honeychurch. "I was solid today. I didn't have too many bad matches which is a must. To stay in the top five I'm going to have equal today's effort if not do even better."

      Following the completion of Wednesday's 12-game block of matches, the top five players will compete in Thursday's championship round, which will be televised on ESPN2 on Monday, September 24 at 8:00 p.m. (EST) and Tuesday, September 25 at 2 p.m. (EST).

Match Play Standings After 30 Games:
                                           BLOCK TOTALS                          TOTAL
POS BOWLER - HOMETOWN             QUAL   1    2    3    4   PINS   AVG    W-L-T   PINS  +OR-   PRIZE
  1 Wendy Macpherson-Henderson, N 4017 1282 1268    0    0  6567 218.90  8- 4- 0  6807  +807
  2 Kelly Kulick-Union, NJ        3963 1175 1349    0    0  6487 216.23  9- 3- 0  6757  +757
  3 Liz Johnson-Cheektowaga, NY   3923 1275 1261    0    0  6459 215.30  9- 2- 1  6744  +744
  4 Carolyn Dorin-Ballard-N. Rich 3947 1272 1261    0    0  6480 216.00  6- 6- 0  6660  +660
  5 Cara Honeychurch-Australia,   3816 1358 1255    0    0  6429 214.30  7- 5- 0  6639  +639
  6 Leanne Barrette-Pleasanton, C 3878 1271 1306    0    0  6455 215.16  6- 6- 0  6635  +635
  7 Janette Piesczynski-Cheektowa 3808 1235 1302    0    0  6345 211.50  7- 5- 0  6555  +555
  8 Cheryl Daniels-West Bloomfiel 3818 1167 1272    0    0  6257 208.56  7- 5- 0  6467  +467
  9 Cathy Dorin-Lizzi-Linden, NJ  3902 1128 1222    0    0  6252 208.40  5- 7- 0  6402  +402
 10 Karen Stroud-Victoria, TX     3801 1206 1254    0    0  6261 208.70  4- 8- 0  6381  +381
 11 Michelle Feldman-Skaneateles, 3826 1160 1199    0    0  6185 206.16  6- 5- 1  6380  +380
 12 Brenda Norman-Indianapolis, I 3993 1102 1174    0    0  6269 208.96  3- 9- 0  6359  +359
 13 Tennelle Grijalva-Orange, CA  3704 1258 1203    0    0  6165 205.50  6- 6- 0  6345  +345
 14 Rachel Perez-San Marcos, TX   3843 1176 1162    0    0  6181 206.03  5- 7- 0  6331  +331
 15 Kim Adler-Cocoa, FL           3776 1266 1107    0    0  6149 204.96  6- 6- 0  6329  +329
 16 Tish Johnson-Northridge, CA   3651 1215 1241    0    0  6107 203.56  7- 5- 0  6317  +317
 17 Kendra Gaines-Sebring, FL     3653 1183 1266    0    0  6102 203.40  6- 6- 0  6282  +282
 18 Shana Ray-Corpus Christi, TX  3700 1127 1119    0    0  5946 198.20  8- 4- 0  6186  +186
 19 Aleta Sill-Dearborn, MI       3696 1161 1161    0    0  6018 200.60  4- 8- 0  6138  +138
 20 Tammy Turner-Ogden, UT        3634 1100 1256    0    0  5990 199.66  4- 7- 1  6125  +125
 21 Jennifer Swanson-Shelton, CT  3630 1142 1210    0    0  5982 199.40  4- 7- 1  6117  +117
 22 Marcia Kamrowski-Boca Raton,  3586 1182 1226    0    0  5994 199.80  4- 8- 0  6114  +114
 23 Maxine Nable-Australia,       3586 1211 1075    0    0  5872 195.73  6- 6- 0  6052   +52
 24 Laura Lee Daniel-Corona, CA   3616 1179 1084    0    0  5879 195.96  5- 7- 0  6029   +29


-BowlingFans.com Was Down Due To Spread of NIMDA Worm

09/18/2001 - By Steve Mermelstein
      Most visitors experienced problems connecting to many web sites today including BowlingFans.com.

      Originally we thought the problem was related to internal switching issues, but we have learned from UUNET, and other upstream providers, that this was an Internet wide issue caused by a new variant of the Code Red virus called, NIMDA.

      Though our servers are not susceptible to being infected by NIMDA, the Code Red virus or it's other variants, BowlingFans.com is definitely experiencing major issues due to the server load caused by the connection attempts made by the virus in its attempt to propagate itself. Unfortunately, this is causing our servers to crash and reboot without notice leaving visitors facing error pages or connection timed out notices.

      BowlingFans.com's servers are updated regularly to ensure they're not susceptible to being infected with viruses like NIMDA. However, just to play it extra safe we double checked all our servers for signs of it and other viruses and all our servers were clean. We are investigating different methods of blocking the NIMDA connection attempts and hope to have a complete solution in place very soon.

      It is believed that NIMDA is "Admin" spelled backwards. Admin is short for Administrator and is often used as the title for the owner of a server.

      The new NIMDA worm, a variant of the Code Red virus, sends itself out by email, searches for open network shares, exploits a bug in Microsoft Internet Explorer, and attempts to copy itself to unpatched Microsoft IIS web servers.

      Web servers compromised by this worm apparently attach an infected file to all web pages served and due to an existing bug in Internet Explorer 5, it will automatically execute this file. Users running Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.01 or greater, are advised to install a free patch available from Microsoft to prevent this method of infection: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS01-020.asp

      The e-mails sent by the worm to all addresses in an infected system's address book will have an attachment named, "varies" and may use the icon for an Internet Explorer HTML document or could be named, "readme.exe".

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