Darren Bates wiggled his way out of the unfriendly confines of Hancock County Jail in Georgia last summer and fled to Philadelphia. The escaped auto-theft convict hung out on MySpace, the social networking site, free from law enforcement - or so he thought.
In December 2006, a Sunderland primary school, for children ages 5 to
11, linked up with Garfield Elementary School in sister city
Washington, D.C., as the British ambassador and Sunderland officials
were visiting the district.