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Mon., Dec. 17, 2012, 10:15 a.m.

Patterson tones down bio claims

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A newly-minted Idaho lawmaker changed his Internet biography after questions about its accuracy. When Rep. Mark Patterson was elected in Boise's District 15, his Facebook site listed him as a University of Southern California student and petroleum engineer. But Patterson never attended USC and isn't an engineer, though he once worked in Wyoming's oil fields. Read more.

Why do you suppose people still put false claims on their resumes and bios when the truth is usually just a click away on the Internet?

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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.