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Another Virus Alert!: I March 2001

Having had a virus alert from James Thompson, several more people in Cookham have had viruses, including the MTX virus, which can cause devastation. It gets sent to you from a friend, but is noticeable, as it tends not to have a subject. Also when you open it, there is no text, but just an attachment. This normally has a fairly straightforward name such as Reader Digest. Several end in .pif, but some end in .exe. If you don't have a virus protection consider getting one. One reader of cookham.com purchased McAfee from PC World and discovered it was twenty month's old. This was not until they had picked up a virus. So if you buy a virus scan, ensure that you update it regularly by downloading the regular update files from the internet.

Thank You All for Your Help: 13 February 2001

I think everyone who went to the trouble of mounting a display at the Pinder Hall History Exhibition on Feb 10th & 11th deserves a big thank you from the community for such an outstanding and professional exhibition.

And the community itself deserves a big thank you from the organisers for turning out in their hundreds to enjoy it.


Brian Clews

Virus Alert!: 13 January 2001

James Thompson warns us to look out for the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs hahahaaa 95 hybrid virus. James has been hit twice already. The kak virus still seems to be making the rounds in Cookham and effects the Active X components. Another virulent virus that has been brought to cookham.com's attention and has struck in Cookham is the South Park virus, which displays a picture of South Park. It is easy to get rid of, but also destroys the registries, which are not see easy to get back!!

Another Bushism!: 1 January 2001

Bush says "If I was a dictator it would be done right away".

Bush says "95 per cent of our imports are from abroad".

The Crier Hears George Bush!: 21 November 2000

The Crier has picked up these snippets from George Bush. Is he really going to be the most powerful man in the world?


"If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure."
...George W. Bush, Jr.

"Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother
and child."
...Governor George W. Bush, Jr.

"Welcome to Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts."
...Governor George W. Bush, Jr.

"Mars is essentially in the same orbit...Mars is somewhat the same
distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures
where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water,
that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe."
...Governor George W. Bush, Jr., 8/11/94

The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean
in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't
live in this century."
...Governor George W. Bush, Jr., 9/15/95

"I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and
democracy - - but that could change."
...Governor George W. Bush, Jr., 5/22/98

"One word sums up probably the responsibility of any Governor, and
that one word is 'to be prepared'."
...Governor George W. Bush, Jr., 12/6/93

"Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things."
...Governor George W. Bush, Jr., 11/30/96

"I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments
in the future."
...Governor George W. Bush, Jr.

"The future will be better tomorrow."
...Governor George W. Bush, Jr.

"We're going to have the best educated American people in the
...Governor George W. Bush, Jr., 9/21/97

"People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions
and have a tremendous impact on history."
...Governor George W. Bush, Jr.

"I stand by all the misstatements that I've made."
...Governor George W. Bush, Jr. to Sam Donaldson, 8/17/93

"We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a part of NATO. We have
a firm commitment to Europe. We are a part of Europe."
...Governor George W. Bush, Jr.

"Public speaking is very easy."
...Governor George W. Bush, Jr. to reporters in 10/997

"I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican"
...Governor George W. Bush, Jr.

"A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the
...Governor George W. Bush, Jr.

"When I have been asked who caused the riots and the killing in LA,
my answer has been direct & simple: Who is to blame for the riots? The
rioters are to blame. Who is to blame for the killings? The killers
are to blame.
...George W. Bush, Jr.

"Illegitimacy is something we should talk about in terms of not
having it."
...Governor George W. Bush, Jr., 5/20/96

"We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur."
...Governor George W. Bush, Jr., 9/22/97

"For NASA, space is still a high priority."
...Governor George W. Bush, Jr., 9/5/93

"Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our
...Governor George W. Bush, Jr., 9/18/95

"The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that
George Bush may or may not make."
...Governor George W. Bush, Jr.

"We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you
on the mistakes we may or may not have made."
...Governor George W. Bush, Jr.

"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the
impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
...Governor George W. Bush, Jr.

"[It's] time for the human race to enter the solar system."
...Governor George W. Bush, Jr.

How I Miss You COOKHAM: 15 October 2000

After over 40 years living in Cookham we have now moved to Stroud, Glos and although it is a lovely spot, Cookham will always be my home.   I love to look at your website and to find out what is going on in the village, etc.


Keep the pictures and news coming.   It was wonderful to find you on the net.


Marion Bell 

A Few Changes to Cookham.com: 19 September 2000

There have been a few alterations to Cookham.com recently. 

  • We have merged the B&B accommodation in with the pubs and restaurants, as there were only two items in the Accommodation category. It is now called Eat/Drink/Sleep on the menu.

  • We have got rid of the Chat, as it was not often used and sometimes took a time to actually update.

  • We have got rid of the Create Your Own Webpage, as it was not really used and a bit confusing.

  • A general link area has been set up on the Link to Us page for sites that may be of interest, but do not fall into any of the detailed links that we have on other pages.

  • If anyone is tentative about using parts of the website, we now offer HELPDESK  support. Just send your query, in total privacy, to the Webmaster@cookham.com

If you have anything you would like to see on the website that you feel would be of interest, please contact the Webmaster, or use any of the suggestion boxes at the end of most web pages. If you do not have an E-Mail address, you can send your suggestions from The Meet the Team page. Click here...


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