West Va. Workers Barred From Following NCAA Tourney

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Stop the March Madness! That's exactly what officials in West Virginia are trying to do -- at least for state workers who might be inclined to watch the NCAA basketball tournament on their work computers.

Office of Technology security chief Jim Richards recommended in an e-mail last week that sites offering the games be blocked.

Richards says the state's network slowed down during last year's tournament as workers watched streaming games on their computers.

The blockage will prevent nearly 20,000 state employees from watching the games on their work computers.

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